CoffeeCollective’s September feature: Black Pearl Coffee

Sivetz is a unique roaster, which lifts coffee into hot air. As the beans roast and cascade, they resemble black pearls – an image that stuck with roaster, Trevis Boyd as he started his own roastery. Black Pearl Coffee began in 2000, after Trevis spent seven years on the west coast in Olympia Washington. According to him, the town is “coffee crazed,” and it is here where he learned the art of roasting beans.

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A personal love of coffee and “desire to own a business with an environment employees and clients enjoyed,” is what started Black Pearl once Trevis had moved back to Winnipeg. Today he works to show everyone that coffee, is not just coffee and in doing so has created 20 different roasts. As a personal challenge, Boyd is impartial to Indonesian coffees as they have the most unique flavours and aromas. However, Black Pearl’s selection includes coffee from Central and South America, Africa, Thailand and Cuba.

The Black Pearl roastery and retail café is one in the same. A standup tasting counter, complete with a brass rail, welcomes guests with samples of delicious brews. Drips, espresso and “espresso concoctions,” are all available.

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CoffeeCollective featured two roasts from Black Pearl in September packages.

Kopi Pulau: An Indonesian medium roast, blended to create rich and complex tastes. Body and flavour are well rounded and balanced.

Ikawa-Nini: Roasted from OCIA Certified Organic and Fair Trade beans, this dark roast is rich and heavy on the tongue.

Black Pearl works with several brokers in order to source their coffee, including an organic only supply. BPC was also one of the very first Canadian roasters to join Café Femenino, an organization that distributes only women’s coffee. Femenino was created in 2004, after Peruvian women felt that they put more care into their beans than the men, and therefore, created a more superior product.

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The roastery is also a large fundraising host for Winnipeg. With personalized pledge forms, BPC gives teams, schools and organizations the ability to sell a variety of coffees in full pound bags, and raise funds for their cause.

Distributing coffee throughout the province of Manitoba has earned Black Pearl a large mail order following, and we are happy to hopefully offer them a few more fans through CoffeeCollective. To purchase your own roasts, visit the CoffeeCollective online store, or visit Black Pearl today!

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