Meet our local coffee roasteries
At Reesor’s our customers have been enjoying Velvet Sunrise for several years, but after tasting Clipper Coffee at the Stouffville Farmer’s Market in 2012 we knew we had to add it to our coffee bean selection as well. Gary and Darlene Carlton, owners of Clipper Coffee in Mount Albert, Ontario are offering wonderfully fresh, Fair Trade, organic, hand roasted Arabica coffees.
On their first trip to Peru in 2006 Gary and Darlene tasted for the first time what really good coffee can be like. They have been going full sail since then establishing their company with a commitment to searching out the best in premium coffees.
Gary and Darlene Carlton owners of Clipper Coffee picking ripe coffee berries in Costa Rica as part of their mission to know coffee from farm to roaster.
Gary and Darlene have travelled all over Central and South America over the past seven yearsand have an appreciation of what farmers and pickers go through to grow the second-most traded commodity in the world–coffee. They have picked coffee, watched and helped with the processing, and most of all have gathered a ton of knowledge about coffee first-hand. When they aren’t visiting coffee estates or co-ops around the world their coffee broker assists them in picking the best beans available, which are then shipped directly to their Mount Albert roasting facility.
Clipper Coffee fundraising in Ontario last year raised funds and supplies for three Honduran schools in coffee-growing areas.
Darlene explains what drives them in the coffee trade, “We love this business because we are able to bring the freshest, most premium coffees to the tables of coffee-drinkers, along with giving ourcustomers glimpses into the coffee farms that we visit and the workers that we meet.”
At Reesor’s Market & Bakery we love a cup of coffee, which is one of the reasons we made sure to have our coffee bar right in the middle of the store and brew the same premium beans that we sell. We carry a variety of roasts and countries of origin from both Velvet Sunrise and Clipper Coffee. If you are a tea drinker check out our selection of premium quality Clipper Tea too.