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Introducing Pallet Coffee Roasters

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Voted the number one coffee roaster in Vancouver at the 2017 Snobby Awards, it’s easy to see why we use Pallet Coffee Roasters as our coffee supplier. At Mount Currie Coffee Company, we love to support local BC businesses (like us!) and Pallet seemed the obvious choice, with their exceptional coffees and close proximity to Whistler.

Founded in Vancouver in 2014, Pallet roast all their own coffee in-house, so the quality you can expect from them is always next level. Coffee selection is a critical part of Pallet’s success and their approach is simple – look for the best beans to make exceptional tasting coffee. They source coffee from some of the most renowned growing regions in the world, with a focus on specialty green coffee. To ensure exceptional quality and taste, roast profiles are specially created to achieve the best flavour, aroma, body, acidity, sweetness, aftertaste and balance.

With three of their own cafes becoming increasingly popular in Vancouver – at East Village, Kingsway & Kits – we urge you to check out one of Pallet’s coffee shops next time you’re in the city. You’ll find their cafés all offer a varied style and vibe, fitting perfectly into each different community, whilst still offering a consistent coffee experience.

Find out more about Pallet >>

About the Pallet coffee we use at Mount Currie Coffee Company

The main espresso bean used at Mount Currie Coffee Co in Whistler and Pemberton is Pallet’s ‘Benchmark’ bean – a rich blend of Brazillian and Colombia coffees. We’re big fans of this particular blend, we find it to be a crowd pleasing espresso that tastes great on its own or with milk – it’s approachable, well-balanced, and easy-to-drink coffee.

Have a read below about the coffee beans we’re currently using. We’re always updating our beans to bring you new varietals and fresh crops, so stay tuned to the blog for future bean updates!

Pallet Benchmark Blend

Pallet’s Benchmark blend is currently our main espresso bean at Mount Currie Coffee Co. With a pulped natural Brazil base to create medium-full body and deliver a smooth cocoa finish, Benchmark is blended with a sweet and fruit forward Colombia bean that produces a sweet, juicy tropical finish. All these qualities come together to deliver a well-balanced, always enjoyable cup!

Pallet Summit Blend

This blend has been developed specifically for Mount Currie Coffee Co, designed for those wanting the character of a dark roast – full bodied and low acidity – without being burnt. It’s an honest, easy drinking coffee and a great one to help open the eyes in the morning! The coffee is a blend of two beans – one from Brazil Fazenda Recreio, a family-run farm in São Sebastião da Grama, Brazil and the second, from El Salvador Buenos Aires – a Buenos Aires growing community located on the north face of the Santa Ana Volcano.

Our new single-origin bean – Pallet Honduras Cooperativa RAOS

We’re currently stocking Pallet’s Honduras Cooperativa RAOS, a tasty single-origin coffee made exclusively by a cooperative of 77 smallholder women coffee growers in Honduras. Cooperativa RAOS’s philosophy supports the development of training farms and integrated farm management programs, with a focus on helping to increase access to these programs to female coffee growers. We’re really excited about supporting women growers – many of our super-talented baristas in Whistler and Pemby are women, so supporting gender equality across the world is a massive bonus for us!

Pallet single-origin Ethiopia Bean

We use two Ethiopia beans at Mount Currie Coffee Co. Grown at an altitude of 1900–2200 masl in Guji, Ethiopia, the Ethiopia Guji bean offers a mix of sweet berries with floral notes, citrus fruits and smooth chocolate. In contrast, the Ethiopia Kayon Mountain bean gives rise to blueberries with green apple acidity and subtle notes of bubblegum.

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm in Guji spreads across 287 hectares, and has been owned and operated by Ismel Hassen and his family since 2012. Overseeing a staff of 25 permanent full-time and 300 seasonal employees, farm management offers free transportation services as well as financial support for building schools and administration buildings for the local community

Pallet Ethiopia Sidamo Decaf

We use Pallet’s Ethiopia Sidamo Decaf – made by the Swiss Water Decaf Company, this Ethiopian Sidamo is decaffienated with a gentle, 100% chemical-free process. Swiss Water® is the innovative craft of using pure water to gently remove caffeine in small batches, whilst not removing any of the original flavour.

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If you have any questions or comments about our coffee or Pallet, don’t hesitate to come and speak to one of our coffee-loving, fully-trained baristas at Mount Currie Coffee Company – Whistler & Pemberton. 

Featured Artist: Michael Overbeck

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Photographer: Michael Overbeck

Photographer Michael Overbeck adorns the walls in our Pemberton Cafe. Michael is an adventure and lifestyle photographer based out of Whistler, British Columbia. Born and raised in the Coast Range, his love for the mountains sparked at an early age. Searching for adventures in remote areas around the world, and documenting them all through images, has established Overbeck as a well known name in the outdoor industry.


Website:

http://www.michaeloverbeck.com

Featured Artist: Kate Zessel in collaboration with Lambrecht Surfboards

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Kate Zessel:

You will fall in love once you take a peek at our walls in Whistler. They are adorned with the work from local artist, Kate Zessel. Find your inner spirit animal!

Website:

http://zesseldesigns.com/

About Kate:

Illustrator : Graphic Designer : Web Developer : Photographer : Skier

About Lambrecht Surfboards:

Lambrecht Surfboards creates custom boards built exactly how our customers want them. Sitting down with a shaper and designing your own board is something every surfer should try to do at least once. They also offer “Build Your Own Board Workshops” internationally and help you to make the board of your dreams.


Website:

www.lambrechtsurfboards.com

 

The Collaboration:

Kate Zessel and Andy Lambrecht

Life in Style

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Mark your calendars for Saturday nights art opening in Pemberton!

Legend shred photographer Mark Gallup is showcasing a body of images of the late Craig Kelly, perhaps the most influential figure in the history of snowboarding.

Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 9.29.02 PMDoors open at 7:00. Adult beverages will be consumed, 19+ please.

Hightide Mfg. Launch Party

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You’re invited to the Hightide Mfg. Launch Party this Friday at Mount Currie Coffee Co. in Whistler and then on Saturday at our Pemberton Cafe.

Hightide Mfg. is a brand spankin’ new “surf inspired powder snowboard” company based in Pemberton, founded by Akasha Weisgarber, Gabe Langlois and Tyeson Carmody. http://hightidemfg.com/

Come have a drink with us, check out some inspiring Winter photography from Ashley Barker, Jenna Low and Colin Adair and see the new amazing boards built right here intended to be ridden in our back yard!Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 8.59.26 AM

Featured Artist: Mason Mashon – Surf Imagery up in our Whistler Cafe

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Mason Mashon:

Mason will take you on a journey from our Whistler mountains straight into the waves. Come on by and check out his work!

Website:

www.masonmashon.com

About Mason:

Mason’s photography draws from a deep well of influence. Growing up in Vernon BC, and having spent much of his adult life

residing in Whistler BC Canada, he honed his craft in a location known worldwide as the holy grail of action sports. Here is where his photography career began. Pursuing the sports he loved Mason became one of the most prolific Whistler ski, snowboard and mountain bike photographers in an area saturated with camera talent. As his passion for the lens grew as did his repertoire of sports. Surfing had always been an infatuation for Mason and it was only natural for him to shoot it. A professional Mountain Biker in his own right, Mason has often been the subject of others lenses and has appeared in magazines worldwide.

As a presenter Mason hosted the largest mountain bike festival in the world, Crankworx Whistler, to a crowd of thousands. Starting in 2013 Mason began hosting an action sports TV show called UnderExposed. A show that followed Masons life as a freelance action sports photographer. It is now airing in Canada on APTN, and in the US on Outside TV.


Featured Artist: Kate Zessel in our Pemberton Cafe

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Kate Zessel is a blossoming artist in the Sea to Sky Corridor.


She has her work everywhere: Whether it is on a pair of Prior skis, printed onto a pillow/tee/iphone case/coffee mug or at our shop in Pemberton! With animalistic tendencies and mad detail, these prints are striking! It’s no wonder she’s popping up left and right. Come on in and take a closer look, you won’t be disappointed.

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Next month she will be among the select artists of the State of the Art show during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler.
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Get Connected:

Twitter: @katezessel | Facebook: KateZessel | Web: http://www.zesseldesigns.com | Society6: http://society6.com/KateZessel


Cookie Decorating Extravaganza on BC Family Day!

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We love families! Come Celebrate Family Day with Us at our Pemberton Location! We will be baking off a large batch of sugar cookies for your decorating pleasure. Cookies will sell for $1.75 and we will supply a variety of icing colours. Of course our legendary coffee and tasty treats to accompany the festivities. Bring the kids, it’ll be a hoot!

Monday February 10th
7-5PM
#2-7331 Arbutus Street Pemberton, BC V0N 2L1

Chad Chomlack’s photos on metal hanging in Whistler this holiday season!

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Whistler Local Chad Chomlack has a solo show up at our shop on Main Street in Whistler.

Not only do these images get you stoked for the coming season, they are also intriguing in that they are printed on aluminum. This technique gives the images a pearly depth you don’t often see. It’s magic. Come on in, check it out and get inspired!

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Artist Bio:

The images I like to shoot are often more stark or emotional:
simple elements held in perfect balance; the honest beauty of a person comfortable in his or her own skin.
With trips to Afghanistan, Fiji, India and Nepal under his belt and a seasoned eye for whatever natural assets are on offer; self taught Chad catches moments as they unfold and knows that sometimes the best view of the action is from the edge. He lives for discovering other cultures, hearing peoples stories and finding the peace he loves in
the mountains and snow.
Never posed, Always poised Chad quietly captures the photos that might otherwise go un noticed.

www.chadchomlack.com

Liks displaying his work at our Pemberton shop!

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Liks is a graffiti artist, husband and a dad. The one constant that remains from a young age, is his avid interest in graffiti – the lettering, the artists, the history – Everything Graffiti!

Come check out some of his pieces adorning our Pemberton walls today!

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…back when he was a teenager in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Believe it or not, his parents didn’t yell or punish him for releasing his cans of spray paint — instead they encouraged him to express himself artistically and bought him his first book on graffiti – “Spray Can Art”. When he was 19 years old, Liks moved to Canada and the beautiful mountain resort of Whistler. Although embracing the laid-back mountain lifestyle, his passion for street art is undeniable. Combined creativity and strong work ethic have resulted in various successful projects with local businesses, and clients abroad.

Most people curse when stopped by a train, but Liks enjoys watching the graffiti painted freights that roll by, finding inspiration from these moving displays of art that travel vast distances across the continent.

Apart from enjoying his family, Liks is happiest when painting and in the future hope to continue to grow and brighten our dull boring  walls everywhere, giving people something interesting to look at and enjoy.

He just loves letters!

www.liks1.com