At Barista, we're fortunate to have a fantastic, close-knit team that's great to work with, loyal customers with a passion for coffee who are always a pleasure to talk to, and top-notch collaborators and partners who are a joy to work with. In short, we are truly blessed!

Grateful for all the luck, love and success we have and receive, it's vital for our team to be able to give back to those who need our help and support.

Barista is involved on many levels, and never misses an opportunity to give back to the community through the various organizations that approach us.

Causes close to our hearts

For a number of years now, we've been organizing a major fundraising campaign that's particularly close to our hearts to benefit Le Phare Enfants et Familles, an essential resource for family-centered pediatric palliative care. For every kilo of coffee sold from our limited-edition Holiday Cremone, we're donating 5$ to the organization in support of their all-important mission.

Every year, for more than 10 years now, our team has had the great privilege of collaborating with the organization La Corbeille Bordeaux-Cartierville, supporting them in their precious mission of ensuring food security for citizens in the Borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and facilitating social and professional integration. We're taking the time to give their team boxes full of coffee bags for their holiday food bank! A small gesture that we hope will warm hearts. In the end, we created Umanita La Corbeille coffee. For every bag sold, 2.50$ is donated to the organization.

Far from wishing to limit itself to a single initiative, and always eager to contribute to the success of various non-profit organizations, Barista is also a partner of Procure, a charitable organization in the fight against prostate cancer.

Our commitment to sustainable development

Our brand is constantly striving to offer consumers an ever more sustainable product, which is why we are always on the lookout for partners to help us reduce our ecological footprint as part of our activities, in addition to offering several organic and fair-trade products.

Our organic range is certified organic by Québec Vrai, and fair trade by Fairtrade Canada. What's involved?

Organic certification requires that the products making up the coffee are not affected by pesticides, nor contaminated in any way during production. In practical terms, this means buying products that have been grown without the use of any chemicals. The verification necessary for organic certification requires the creation of a production logbook detailing product traceability. Consequently, Québec Vrai's certification - that of Barista - requires the organization to be able to trace what goes into its products from A to Z.

Fair trade certification, on the other hand, ensures that the people who work on coffee plantations enjoy attractive working - and living - conditions. We're not just talking about wages. The idea is not only to remunerate farmers adequately, but also to improve their lifestyle on the plantation, since they often live there. When it comes to verification, we're still talking about traceability: we need to know where the products come from, because the Fairtrade Canada organization - once again, Barista's - must be able to approve the living conditions in which the workers operate.

Now how about a fair-trade organic coffee?

How to finance your campaign?

Do you have a project, a cause or an event you'd like to fund? We'd be delighted to discuss your fundraising options! Contact us today at info@cafebarista.ca to get the ball rolling!