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 color, 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.