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What Affects Coffee Flavour

How It's Roasted

How It's Roasted

There are two main methods of roasting; fluid-bed or drum roasting. The majority of roasting occurs with large drum roasters. I use a 12lb fluid-be...
Where It Grows

Where It Grows

Soil, altitude, temperature and rainfall all affect flavour. Well grown, cleanly harvested and properly roasted coffee lets you taste regional flav...
Roast Levels

Roast Levels

Roasting expands moisture inside the beans which causes the beans to crack open. Beans are typically roasted to either a first or second crack. Bea...

Sustainability

Snark Supports!

Snark Supports!

We are asked the question many different ways – Who’s in your tribe?  Who’s in your community? Our groups may differ, but their importance does not...
Coffee Certifications

Coffee Certifications

There are a lot of labels used in coffee, most are worthwhile, some, perhaps not. How do you as a consumer best support the farmers and the environ...
It's All About the Bag

It's All About the Bag

When I first started roasting and selling coffee, I was appalled thinking of the amount of waste I would be producing with all those consumer coffe...

Impress Your Friends

How to Make the Perfect French Press

How to Make the Perfect French Press

There's many different ways to make your coffee. Each affects flavour. Experiment. Play. Find what works for you. Personally, most mornings I requi...
Which Has More Caffeine

Which Has More Caffeine

Ready to bust some myths? Roasting doesn't affect caffeine. I'll repeat that - roasting doesn't affect caffeine. So why does urban myth insist that...
Robusta vs. Arabica

Robusta vs. Arabica

Remember the first "truth" about caffeine in beans? Well that was a bit of a stretch. The whole truth is that each type of bean has the same amount...

I believe every cup should be an experience.  A moment to pause and reflect. Deliciousness that nurtures the soul and feeds the body.

Located in Arnprior.  Roasting since 2010.

Snark: Est. 2016.

Testimonials

I've tried many different coffees over 25 years and love, LOVE, love Snark Dark. It's a beautiful rich and smooth dark blend with not a hint of bitterness. The beans have been perfectly roasted! In addition, Kim is absolutely lovely to deal with and does not hesitate to go the extra mile for her customers. Try Snark. You'll love it and you'll be supporting a local business.

Linda, Kanata

"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second."  Edward Abbey.

Snark beans radically altered my taste expectations for coffee.  Like Abbey, I had always assumed coffee had a bitter-burnt flavour.  Nothing prepared me for the revelation that coffee could taste silky on the palate and feel soothing on the way down.  And it has altered my coffee habits.  I've become an all day coffee drinker who enjoys an evening cup as much as my first ( and it doesn't stop me from sleeping).  BTW - I drink Snark straight, no additives.  Now I only put coffee in my coffee.  It's that good.  Thanks Snark Bean.

David, Ottawa

I am a chef, I need a coffee that doesn't let me down when I need a boost, especially during a 14 hour shift.  I am not an early bird - waking up is hard and so is adulting.  That is why I am SO happy I have Snark coffee to make that morning transition less painful!  I've tried every type of roast/blend Snark beans has to offer; and I'm happy to report that the coffee pairs well with cream and sugar when I'm feeling sassy or black and natural when I'm looking for that smooth clean finish.  Highly recommend this product.  Give it a try.  It will change your life!

Emily, White Lake

Snark coffee is our household go-to for all family functions and everyday coffee. Our personal favourite is Tanzania, great in both drip or French press.

Most recently we used Snark coffee for an event to pair with our honey.  All of our guests loved it!

We love supporting a local company, but most important it's the best coffee we've ever tasted.

Alicia and Matthew Ott, Bee Savvy Honey, Arnprior

I am a particular fan of the Snark Dark blend.  I find it rich in flavour.  It is consistently well roasted and never bitter.  If one likes a French roast coffee, I highly recommend Snark Dark.

Joanna, Carp