Devil's Head Coffee started as a small passion project between Chris and Tanis, who were getting frustrated with starting their morning trek to the mountains with a terrible cup of coffee.
With the help of a small popcorn maker, the pair could only roast a few grams of coffee at a time. Eventually, they upgraded to a small electric drum roaster, which they had set up in their laundry room in the basement, and quickly found themselves roasting coffee for family and friends, as much as 50 lbs a month!
When Chris and Tanis moved into their new home, they upgraded to a 1kg roaster and moved the manufacturing from the laundry room to the garage. Realizing their new passion, they found a bigger space and upgraded to their current roaster size of 5kg.
Devil’s Head Coffee is a well-oiled machine, and you can find this local, small-batch hand-roasted coffee in many stores, including bulk at The Apothecary in Inglewood.
Besides getting your morning caffeine, did you know you can do all the following things with coffee?
- Make an exfoliant or scrub! Mix in coffee grinds to your favourite facial/body wash to scrub away those dry layers of skin and leave it glowing.
- Sprinkle coffee grounds (used or new) into the dirt to keep unwanted visitors away and provide some added nutrients to your garden and houseplants.
- Create art! Use coffee to paint or dye fabrics and canvas.
- Clean your house! Depending on the grind, some coffee grounds will be coarse enough to use as an abrasive scrubber while cleaning. You can also use coffee as a deodorizer. Great for the fridge!
- Make body products! Add coffee grind into soaps to make a delicious scented exfoliating soap.
If you want to stick strictly to enjoying a nice cup of coffee, Devil’s Head Coffee has a perfect bean for everyone’s preferred roast taste. Our favourites at The Apothecary are the Guatemala, Rwanda, Peru and Nicaragua blends.
- Guatemala - Atitlan Chochajau is a light/medium roast with chocolate, peach, almond and raisin-tasting notes.
- Rwanda - Lake Kivu is a medium roast with chocolate and dried fruit tasting notes.
- Peru - Juan Marco is a dark roast with cocoa, caramel and chocolate-tasting notes.
- Nicaragua - Nuevo Segovia is a dark roast with molasses and dark chocolate-tasting notes.
Do you have any requests for workshops at The Apothecary in Inglewood using coffee grounds? Let us know!