Salt Spring Coffee Marks 25 Years of Sustainability With Launch of Ground and Pod Coffee

Ground coffee is now available in stores; pod coffee to arrive in early 2022

GANGES, B.C., October 4, 2021 – Salt Spring Coffee is celebrating 25 years of producing sustainable coffee with the launch of ground and pod coffee versions of its most popular fair trade, organic coffee blends. Ground coffees are available now for distribution to grocery stores while pod coffees will be available for delivery in early 2022.

“For 25 years Salt Spring Coffee has been dedicated to producing coffee of the highest quality and acting as a force for positive environmental change,” says Mickey McLeod, Co-Founder and CEO of Salt Spring Coffee. “With more people working remotely, we have seen increased demand for convenient ways to brew specialty coffee at home, which is why we’re delighted to launch ground and pod versions of our most popular coffees.”

The company is offering ground versions of its popular Blue Heron, French Roast, Peru and Swiss Water Decaf coffee blends, which were previously only offered in whole-bean versions.

The pod versions of the company’s coffees will be packaged in sustainable capsules made from plant-based and other compostable materials. Used pods can be disposed of in municipal composting programs. Salt Spring Coffee’s pods will be compatible with Keurig coffee machines and feature the Blue Heron, French Roast, Peru and Swiss Water Decaf blends.

Committed to having a positive impact on people and the environment since its founding, Salt Spring Coffee was one of the first companies to roast organic, fair trade coffee in B.C. It is now working to support its producers in implementing regenerative organic agricultural practices in their coffee production. These methods go beyond typical organic farming practices and focus on improving soil health and minimizing the impact that farming has on the surrounding ecosystem.

“Regenerative organic agriculture has the potential to transform not just the coffee industry, but the entire planet for the better,” continues McLeod. “Humanity is facing a monumental challenge in the form of climate change and while it’s not always obvious how a medium-sized company like Salt Spring Coffee can make a difference, we do believe that there are areas where we can have an impact – and promoting regenerative organic agriculture is one of them.”

The company’s mission of changing the world for the better through coffee has led it to undertake a number of other environmental and socially conscious initiatives such as implementing a company-wide zero-waste policy and being the third company in Canada (and first in B.C.) to become a certified B Corporation. B Corporations are companies that balance making money with making a positive impact on society by meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

Salt Spring Coffee was founded in 1996 by Mickey McLeod and Robbyn Scott. It has grown from a small coffee stall on Salt Spring Island, B.C. to a national brand that is sold in grocery stores across Canada.

About Salt Spring Coffee:

Salt Spring Coffee is an independently owned, B.C.-based coffee roastery that strives to change the world for the better through coffee. Founded in 1996, the company was one of the first to sell organic, fair trade coffee in B.C. and, as a certified B Corp, continually works to have a positive impact on people and the environment. Focused on quality, the company sells its products in stores across Canada, online and at the Salt Spring Coffee Café & Kitchen in Ganges, B.C.