Coffee + Food + Discussion = Community

We don't often think of coffee as a food, and yet it is the roasted seed of a cherry; the first thing many of us consume each morning. It's also—quite often—the last flavour to finish off a celebratory, multi-course meal. So why wouldn't coffee be as important as any other ingredient we cook with? Celebrating [...]

Holiday Reading: A Selection of Environmental Stories to Set the Tone for 2019

#1 There is No Planet B (Image Source) At first it might appear all negative, but people all over the world are actively working on solutions and there is still time. Kim Robinson of Sierra Magazine analyzes the drastic changes taking place in our "Anthropocene" as well as some of the top-debated solutions for putting [...]

The “Ace” of Coffee Brewers

For over a decade, we've been developing and using this simple setup to brew our signature rich and sweet-tasting black cups of "Merchants Method" black coffee. We've always referred to our beloved little tool as the "coffee spring" and our process for brewing "steep & filter"—simply because we felt they were the most natural terms [...]

We’ve Named Our Cafe and We’re Expanding the Production of Cafe Solar®

Today marks a special day in our history as we announced the official name of our cafe, along with our partners; the Mesoamerican Development Institute, who announced some exciting plans for the expansion of our flagship coffee program. May we now welcome you to Merchants' Restoration Cafe! Our cafe is meant to be the place [...]

Official Cafe Soft Launch Coming Soon!

Happy #InternationalCoffeeDay Today is considered “International Coffee Day”, but don’t worry if you weren’t aware because no one seems to know its real origin. The concept has been promoted on different days in different countries—the earliest record being Japan in 1983. Just three years ago, the International Coffee Organization agreed to the first official recognition [...]