Founded in 2013 by Jamie Nichols, RNC Coffee Ltd. (RnCRC) is built around the concept of ethical trade, specialty coffee – locally roasted coffee in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Coffee varieties are curated on a seasonal basis and imported from a wide variety of global coffee producers and farms. We roast in small batches that are carefully tended to achieve the highest quality, freshly roasted coffee beans for you to enjoy at home, work, and on the go. Part of that experience is in knowing exactly where your coffee comes from – for this reason we include the names and locations of all single origin farms and/or co-ops on our labels. Another important element is the roast date, not to be confused with a best before or expiry date. Freshly roasted coffee beans are best if used within 3 – 4 weeks of the roast date.
We care about connection, literacy, and community. The core value at Rose N Crantz Roasting Co. is that coffee should be an enjoyable experience that brightens your day and brings people together.
Developing a coffee ritual within your day means that coffee becomes that experience and not just a caffeine delivery system! We want to remove the barriers to specialty coffee and bring industry issues related to gender equity, colonialism, and climate change into the regular coffee conversation.
RnCRC is committed to supporting research and agricultural developments related to coffee production. We contribute to organizations such as Kiva, a micro-lending organization that directly benefits small coffee producers around the world, and World Coffee Research, whose mission is to “grow, protect, and enhance supplies of quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it“. This commitment also leads us to regularly support the local efforts of Roots Community Food Centre, Wake the Giant, Caring Hearts, and many more. We are proud to be a part of the local food movement in Thunder Bay!