We sell fairly traded, organic coffee, tea, chocolate products, olive oil & spices.
Our warehouse is OPEN for sales every Thursday 10am - 12pm (#3 - 2440 Rosewall Cres., Courtenay).
Products are also available at the following locations:
- Cumberland Village Bakery – (bagged coffee, as well as by the cup)
- Gas ‘n Go – (bagged coffee and chocolate)
- Sunshine Organics – (bagged coffee, hot chocolate mix)
- Seeds Natural Food Market – (Olive Oil, Za’atar Spice)
- Healthy Way Natural Foods - 1121 Cedar St., Campbell River (bagged coffee)
- Heaven on Earth Natural Foods - 149 West Second Ave., Qualicum Beach (bagged coffee)
- Tomm’s Food Village - Bowser (bagged coffee and tea)
- Global Village - 204 - 6750 N Island Hwy, Nanaimo (bagged coffee and tea)
- The Green Store – 110-256 Wallace Street, Nanaimo (bagged coffee)
- Thrifty Foods - Nanaimo, Longwood, Campbell River, Duncan (bagged coffee)
- GIFTS - Global Initiatives Fair Trade Store, 5380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan (bagged coffee)
- Mitchell Brothers - 5687 Manson Ave, Powell River (bagged coffee)
- Ecossentials - 6812 Alberni St, Powell River (bulk coffee and tea)
Our coffee growers in Pancasan, Nicaragua get a guaranteed price above the world market price, freeing them from the risks of its fluctuations. World Community Coffee is shade grown and certified organic; protecting people, animals and the environment.
The gourmet Arabica beans are freshly roasted in small batches each week at Creekmore’s Coffee in Coombs, B.C.
Olive Oil - Support the farmers of Palestine in the struggle for their livelihood and land. Farmers are paid fair trade prices. Also, one dollar of each bottle sold will go to help support Project Hope, an arts and education program for young people in Palestine. An additional amount goes to replant olive trees inside Palestine which have been destroyed by the occupation.
Za’atar Spice – Za’atar to Middle Eastern cooking is like what Essence is to Emeril. Za’atar is a spice blend that is so versatile! It can be used on meats, veggies, rice, and breads. And, yes, it has been known to make me yell “Bam!” every once in a while.
To purchase, please contact our sales manager.
Zatoun olive oil and za’atar dip: Cut Italian, French or pita bread into squares. Dip in oil and then in the za’atar. Or mix them together and dip!
Pita crisps: Brush pita with a paste made of equal amounts of olive oil and za’atar. Split pita into two rounds and brush oil mixture on insides of bread. Cut each round into 8. Bake, oiled sides up, at 350 until golden (about 8 minutes).
Veggie dip: Mix 1 cup yogurt, 1⁄4 cup za’atar. Serve with veggies or crackers. Experiment with adding sour cream, cottage cheese, etc.
Salad dressing (good on Greek-style salads): 1⁄2 cup olive oil, 1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar,1 Tbsp. za’atar, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, salt pepper. Marinade for meat or BBQ vegetables: Use the salad dressing recipe. Marinate 15-20 minutes.
Baked vegies: Coat vegetables with Zatoun olive, bake as needed. Sprinkle za’atar over about 10 minutes before removing from oven.
Za`atar eggs: Scramble eggs as desired. About 2 minutes before removing from heat, fold in za’atar. Za’atar garnish for hummus, dips, soups veggies. Delicious! Mashed potatoes with olive oil and za’atar. Use oil instead of butter. Sprinkle with za’atar.
Mediterranean pizza with olives, feta & za’atar: Brush olive oil on dough fi rst. Makes a lovely light pizza. Add other veggies as desired. Mediterranean pasta salad with olives, feta & za’atar: Use any shaped pasta, pour olive oil over, add olives, cubed feta and sprinkle with za’atar. Add other veggies as desired.
A Traditional Mediterranean Snack: Cut up wedges of watermelon, wedges of feta cheese. Serve with za’atar, pita and hot mint tea.
Healthy Chocolate “Truffles”
1 cup roasted unsalted cashews (or walnuts)
3 Tbs. Camino cocoa
1 – 2 tsp. Chili/ Spice Camino Hot Chocolate mix (optional)
1 1/3 cup pitted dates (Check for pits. Include a few moist medjool dates if the dates are quite dry.)
1 tsp. Vanilla
Grind nuts finely(blender or food processor). Scrape edges to dislodge any cashew butter created.
Add cocoa powder and hot chocolate mix. Blend briefly.
Add dates and vanilla. Pulse several times until dates break down a bit. Then blend until quite smooth .
Form balls. Using a spoon, push mix against sides of bowl and then squish together or roll by hand.
Keeps well in fridge or freezer. Bring to room temperature to serve.
Healthy Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”
3 bananas (cut into 1 inch chunks and frozen)
1/3 cup plain Greek (or strained) yogurt
1/3 cup fresh or frozen berries (strawberries or blueberries)
1 tsp vanilla
2 T (or more) Camino cocoa
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse to break down frozen fruit; then blend until consistency of ice cream. If berries are frozen, you may need to add 1 – 2 T of liquid (milk or substitute or water) to get started.
Healthier Chocolate Pudding
1 large ripe (but not overripe) avocado
3.5 T Camino cocoa (optional: substitute .5 T cocoa with Chili Spice Camino Hot Chocolate mix)
1/2 cup canned organic fair trade coconut milk (Stir to mix. The rest can be frozen for later use.)
2 T (or more to taste) maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Blend all until smooth. Divide into individual servings, cover and place in fridge for about 2 hours.
You won’t taste the avocado but it gives a very smooth texture and is one of the healthy fats.
Note: To test avocado for ripeness, remove the stem and check the colour of the flesh. It should be green, not yellow or turning brown.