December Roast of the Month

“Sweetly bright, balanced, classic. Ripe tangerine, apricot, honeysuckle-like flowers, hazelnut, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a gently tart, richly balanced finish.”

– (March 2015)

The Las Hermosas farmer relationship project started in 2004 when we discovered an exceptional Colombian coffee from a farming co-operative in the South Tolima region. In an effort to give back to this community, we donate funds each year to support projects that improve the local standard of living.

To date, we have supported numerous projects:construction of parabolic drying beds for 200 small family farms to improve quality;

– a cupping lab in Ibague with the equipment required for coffee quality analysis;

– a complete overhaul of sanitation and water purification systems for seven schools in the region;
– set-up of multiple computer labs within schools in the region for business and educational use.

Better social and economic conditions also create an environment where premium quality production is possible. As evidence of this, farmers from the Las Hermosas co-operative placed 1st, 3rd and 7th in Colombia’s Cup of Excellence competition.

Thanks to our customers, we have been able to donate tens of thousands of dollars back to this small farming co-operative that supplies us with the best Colombian coffee in the world.

Be sure to check back in each issue of The Scoop to learn more about our selected
coffee of the month, offered at all Rostie Group meeting spaces.

October Roast of the Month

reunion island coffee

Coffee of the Month

A signature blend, Privateer Dark is the epitome of balance in a dark roast, featuring coffees from the Americas, and Indonesia, representing two great growing regions for specialty coffee in the world. Pulling the deep and heavy flavours from the
coffees of Papua New Guinea, and the full-forced balance of it’s Colombian portion, the resulting cup is one that will hit all corners of your tongue, that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Don’t miss your chance to try it.

PRIVATEER is only available through the month of October. Thank you to Miller and Bean for providing us with the wonderful coffee.

Be sure to check back in each issue of The Scoop to learn more about our selected coffee of the month, offered at all Rostie Group meeting spaces.

September Roast of the Month


At The Rostie Group, we are proud to brew coffee from local roaster Reunion Island Coffee. Located in downtown Toronto, Reunion Island Coffee is Canada’s largest coffee roaster powered 100% by green energy, and is committed to sustainability—for example, they are certified by B Lab as an industry leader in social and environmental performance. Their coffee beans are sourced responsibly, and are certified Fair Trade, Organic, Rainforest Alliance, or are Direct Trade beans.

Each month, we highlight a different blend, which we serve in our meetings at our reception area. Make sure to order your coffee urn for your meeting and try some of Toronto’s best coffee.

This month’s coffee is Reunion Island’s EMPIRE French roast. Using beans which are hand-picked from high-altitude Rainforest Alliance Certified farms in Latin America, EMPIRE French roast is a full bodied dark roast, darker than traditional French roasts. The coffee is roasted to the point where the beans reach a deep, dark brown colour, and aromatic oils coat the surface of the beans. Roasting beyond the second crack of the beans to develop this color brings out bittersweet, smoky notes in the beans, and mutes the brighter notes. All of the beans used in Reunion Island’s EMPIRE blend were selected to contribute to the blend’s full body and darker cocoa notes.

Don’t miss your chance to try it – EMPIRE is only available through the month of September. Thank you to Miller & Bean for providing us with the wonderful coffee.

To book your latest meeting at The Rostie Group, email or call 416-214-1840.