After a fifteen year love affair with tree planting out west, Jonathan Welch found himself drawn back to the province where he grew up ready to turn his attention to other passions: namely following a connoisseur’s obsession with the perfect cup of coffee and a love for restoring old buildings. The old I.O.O.F hall in Bear River was on the market, just waiting for an entrepreneur with fresh ideas. Fronting the picturesque main street and backing onto the beautiful Harris Brook, Jon felt that this building would be the perfect setting to embark on his family’s new adventure: producing the finest fair trade organic coffee around while nurturing the visual and musical arts.

Roasting since 2009, we now have a small but mighty team of dedicated coffee aficionados. Our commitment to roasting you a superb cup of coffee is an expression of deep respect for our producers and clients. It acknowledges that a bridge can exist between the rural economies of coffee farmers around the world and those of rural Canada.


1890 Clementsvale Rd.
Bear River, Nova Scotia

 by chance or appointment
(902) 467-0128

CAFÉ Annapolis Royal: 
(902) 286-3010

262 St George St.
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

 Mon to Fri: 7:30 am – 4 PM
             Sat: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
             Sun: 9 Am – 4 PM


CAFÉ Bear River: (902) 467-0128

1886 Clementsvale Rd.
Bear River, Nova Scotia

Hours: Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
             Sat: 9 AM – 4 PM, Sun: CLOSED