We are huge on supporting local - and small business - and want to spread the love. Supporting our community comes as priority, which is why choosing Republica Coffee Roasters as our go-to brew was a no-brainer.
And so, with that, we want to fill you in on why we love Republica and their product, and why it’s important to us to provide excellent quality coffee to our tribe. (Ahem—YOU).
Fairtrade + Organic
Republica roasts fairtrade, organic coffee. This is big. (And unfortunately, not common practice across roasting companies).
Why is this something important to consider?
Let’s start with fairtrade.
Fairtrade means proper, fair, safe work conditions and pay for those who harvest coffee beans. It means that Republica only sources beans from kind and decent workplace environments, and we’re all about those.
“Buying Fairtrade products vastly improves the working and living conditions of families in developing countries…Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.” –fairtrade.ca
Organic coffee beans are also important. Coffee is a crop that can sometimes be extensively treated with toxic chemicals substances, like additives, herbicides and pesticides. Just as with farming, they’re usually designed to keep bugs away—but we don’t want you to drink toxic chemicals.
(Don’t worry, you won’t drink bugs, either.)
Bottom line? We want the spray-free beans, which is what Republica Coffee Roasters provides.
The business is locally owned and operated in Fort Langley, by the loveliest of human beings. They’re incredibly dedicated to their product - and their buyers.
The company started more than ten years ago when a coffee-loving soul decided that the lower mainland deserved to have a fresh, premium choice when it came to their favorite beverage—coffee!
Republica Coffee Roasters is dedicated to providing their customers with the freshest and finest artisan-roasted coffees available, roasting fresh to order. This means that each coffee batch is meticulously cupped (tested) to ensure it meets their amaze quality standards—standards that we at The Polly Fox have come to know and love.
Community + Environment
Just as we are, Republica is very aware of our community and environment.
They are the only local coffee roaster that provide its coffees in paper bags lined with biodegradable corn-based liners, instead of the commonly seen plastic or plastic lined paper bags. This means their bags are completely biodegradable once the tin tie on the top of the bag is removed.
Nice one, Republica!
Republica also roasts their own beans, which means they can ensure complete quality control and freshness.
And that’s the story! We hope you love our coffee as much as we love our supplier—these guys are the best, and the best is what we want to brew and serve to you.
(One small tidbit: a new little project is on the horizon! We are hustling a dreamy little collaboration for summer! Check the social medias for information drops).
The Polly Fox