Kicking Horse Coffee
Our mission; set the coffee world on its ass. Oh, and BTW, we will not compromise our values to get there. We have some big ideas — ideas that go way beyond mere profit. These ideas govern everything we do, from buying only Organic, Fairtrade beans to helping sustain our own community.
"What are you two schmucks going to do with your lives? Sell coffee from your garage?" - Elana Rosenfeld's mother
And so in 1996 Leo Johnson and Elana Rosenfeld did precisely that. In the Rocky Mountain town of Invermere, B.C., Canada, they began roasting coffee in their skivvies when it was hot out, balancing babies and experimenting with different products.
Small in stature but big on flavour, Kicking Horse Coffee is Canada’s #1 Organic Fairtrade Coffee. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, a lot has changed since those humble beginnings in 1996. Now employing over 80 dedicated personnel and occupying a 60,000 ft2 office and roasting facility, a growing and loyal following continually reinforces our commitment to roasting, packaging and blending, the finest super-premium coffee in the country!
We make coffee.
More specifically, we make coffee that kicks ass, and we’ve done it for over 20 years.
It’s exceptional tasting coffee. And that could be why we’re Canada’s #1 selling Whole Bean coffee.
But it could also be because all our coffee is Organic. And all our coffee is Fairtrade. And it’s all deep and delicious, roasted right in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It could also be because our customers are loyal, fervent and demand goodness in every cup.
And it’s not just our coffee that’s good. We were named the #10 Best Workplace in Canada by Great Place to Work® in 2016. We were named a 2015 Fairtrade favourite product. We know how to work hard and have fun. And we think we’re just getting started.
We believe great coffee is the answer to many things.
But our question to the world is, "How will you wake up and kick ass with us?"
Once upon a time two young entrepreneurs grew restless of travelling. They wanted more wonder, and less wander. And they figured it was time to settle down and do something. Something big.
They picked a product they were passionate about: coffee. They chose the Canadian Rocky Mountains, near Invermere BC as the place where they would live, work and play.
And then they got down to the business of hard, hot work; roasting small batches of good beans in their garage, and selling the freshest, best-tasting coffee they possibly could.
Though the ‘garage’ has grown bigger and there’s a lot more beans, it’s basically been the same business ever since.
Kicking Horse® Coffee is still located in Invermere, BC, situated beneath towering Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks. Over 90 people now work with us. The Kicking Horse® Café is located on site, and is a destination for Kicking Horse® Coffee aficionados. And each day is simply another opportunity to wake up and make Kick Ass® coffee!