Calgary-based Good Earth Coffeehouse opens two locations in Vancouver

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      Despite how heavily saturated Vancouver is with caffeine, that fact hasn't deterred more companies from taking a crack at the market.

      For instance, Honolulu Coffee launched its first North American venture this past June with two more locations on the way.

      And now, a Calgary-based coffeehouse is making its debut in our city with not one but two cafés.

      Good Earth Coffeehouse, which started up in Calgary in 1991, is moving into the Vancouver market with two new locations.

      The company officially opened its location at 2505 Alma Street near Point Grey on September 17, and then a second one at 2055 Purcell Way in the library at the Capilano University Campus in North Vancouver on September 21.

      Good Earth Coffeehouse celebrated the grand opening of its Capilano University location.
      Good Earth Coffeehouse

      What will appeal to local eco- and social-conscious sensibilities is that the company sources their coffee from environmentally sustainable farms and uses direct and ethical trade practices.

      Many of their coffees are also Rainforest Alliance Certified, which require social and environmental standards, including wildlife conservation, ecosystem conservation, waste management, and more.

      Cold beverages run the gamut from craft cold brew coffee to frappes and iced teas.

      Coffee options cover all the usual suspects—macchiatos, lattes, cappuccino, espresso, and more—with a range of teas, including chai, matcha, and rooibos, also available.  

      Food options include breakfast items (yogurt, oatmeal, wraps, breakfast paninis), baked goods, soup, salads, paninis, flatbreads, and more.

      With 45 locations of Good Earth coffeehouses in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, the company continues to expand across the country with more openings that will bring the total to 50 locations by the end of this year.

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