Do you love coffee and love chocolate?
You have to check out one of my favourite social ventures in Vancouver called East Van Roasters
East Van Roasters (319 Carrall Street in the Rainier Hotel) is a 16-seat specialty cafe and social enterprise of the PHS Community Services Society. Designed to provide pre-employment training and work opportunity for the women residents of the Rainier Hotel, East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean to bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site. Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm. East Van Roasters will supply freshly roasted coffee and cacao nibs, as well as couverture and customized chocolate wholesale to industry professionals and businesses. Come in and see how chocolate is made right from the bean!
Our Yin and Social Justice Group took a visit and a information session as part of our program to understand creative ways to support community, different ways to leverage our connections and really understand the complicated levels to social ventures, fair trade, travel, production and more. We are also using this project to keep us connected as a group... Chocolate is heart medicines by the way! Check out some images below and have a peak at their products. Where do you get your coffee from? What cafes in your area carry EVR? What does your company drink? Got special events that could benefit from a chocolate catering? I encourage to go check them out and also watch in the big glass viewing chocolate making space. its AMAZING. Thank you Shelley and Sarah for the great night and continued