The preservation of diverse neighbourhoods and communities is important to us. That is why each I DEAL café or wine bar is unique. We welcome and encourage our local customers and existing community members to influence the atmosphere of each shop.
All of our coffees consist of 100% premium Arabica beans; which are grown at high elevations, in biodiverse regions, without the use of pesticides.
We support sustainable farming and trading practices in an effort to improve existing social and environmental standards.
Rainforest Alliance Certified:
Our coffee is grown organically. Our beans are grown in mixed-canopy forests using natural farming practices, which promote biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.
We engage in fair trade: We support small farmers and farmer-run co-ops, ensuring that our growers are paid well and can operate a sustainable business.
1. How long will my bag of fresh roasted coffee beans stay fresh?
For the freshest and best-tasting coffee, roasted beans should be consumed within one week of roasting.
(The amount of time a roasted coffee will stay fresh depends on the type of roast. Light and medium roasts tend to lose their flavours more quickly than dark roasts, which can stay fresh for up to several weeks).
2. What is the best method of storing fresh roasted coffee beans?
Fresh, roasted coffee stores best in a clean, dry, air-tight container. Mason jars are a perfect solution!
(Roasted coffee beans begin to spoil when exposed to oxygen, heat or water).
3. What are the main differences between a light and a dark roast?
Lighter roasts are known for having bright flavours with a sharper acidity and less body. The natural flavour profile of the coffee is more discernable in light roasts, and they contain a higher percentage of caffeine than darker roasts.
Darker roasts are characterized as having a bold flavour with less acidity and a full body and contain less levels of caffeine than lighter roasts.