Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Collective Coffee

Collective Coffee, Saskatoon’s newest coffee shop at 220 20th Street West, is a small, comfortable place with a focus on excellent coffee and community-building.

Quality coffee
Collective Coffee promises to serve and make quality coffee. If possible, it will also be ethical and organic.

Jackson Wiebe, the coffee shop’s owner, has already established his reputation as the owner of Evrgreen Coffee Shop in Waskesiu.

Intelligentsia coffee, which is directly sourced from individual farms and farmers, will always be available. Other varieties will be offered on a rotating basis.

Tea drinkers like myself will be pleased to know that Collective Coffee is currently serving organic Silk Road tea from Victoria, BC, but they plan to offer David’s teas (another Canadian company) in future.

Community
20th Street in Saskatoon has a bad reputation, and many people avoid it. But others are determined to bring it back to life. The Roxy Theatre was restored and reopened and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company and PAVED Arts have moved in.

Collective Coffee is housed in The Two Twenty, a shared space for social entrepreneurs and artists, and they believe that “it’s good in the ‘hood” and are proud to be part of the neighbourhood revival.

Collective Coffee also supports the local coffee community. They’re offering baked goods from Caffe Sola and locally-roasted coffee from Museo.

Hours and survey
The coffee shop is currently open from 7 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays. They will be open for more extended hours in the future.

Fill out the survey on their website to let them know what hours you would prefer.

Elsewhere in Canada
Other Canadian coffee shops focussing on the production of quality coffee include Credo Coffee in Edmonton (also serving Intelligentsia coffee) and the Black Stilt Coffee Lounge in Victoria.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really good to have a coffee shop on 20th Street but sad to see La Troupe du Jour with the brand new Production Centre is missing into Riversdale community. ;o(

Penny McKinlay said...

So many great things happening in Riversdale. It's fantastic.

306flavourcountry said...

This is an excellent coffee shop! Delicious coffee, heavenly espresso drinks, and delicious pastries. SUPPORT LOCAL PEOPLE!