We try our utmost to source the very best ingredients to create our offerings at French Press Coffee Roasters. From our very own roasted coffees, to our hot chocolate made with only Belgian chocolate and local milk, to our teas supplied by the folks at Westholme Tea. Our baked goods are baked fresh each day by Sarah and include delicious muffins, lemon tarts, sticky buns, carrot cake as well as a number of seasonal offerings often available as gluten-free options.
It was whilst Jeremy was on tour as a professional violist that the idea of a career in the coffee industry presented itself. Life on tour had lost its charm and so in November 2000 the first coffee shop Coffeevolution was born in Huddersfield, UK. The second coffee shop followed a few years later as did the idea that roasting his own coffee was the way ahead. Bean Brothers Coffee Company was set-up with his brother James as the roasting side of the 2 companies. For the last 18 years Jeremy has been heavily involved with specialty coffee, from educating about specialty coffee in universities, to judging in national barista competitions as well as being featured & writing for several industry publications. In September 2017 Jeremy moved out to Vancouver Island with his Canadian wife Hannah and their children and bought the French Press cafe in Qualicum Beach. The roaster arrived shortly after and in no time the French Press Cafe became French Press Coffee Roasters.
As a self-taught baker and food enthusiast, Sarah fell into the position at French Press Coffee Roasters last summer on a whim. Since then, its been an incredible growing experience working with an established cafe, whilst growing a new image in the community. You can find her either rushing around covered in flour, trying to make sure the Honey Caramel Buns find their way out of the oven or being excessive with one of our regulars.