Living local starts with coffee.
Coffee Roasters offer a potent slice of local culture as keen and as eye-opening as a perfect shot of espresso. To help both Islanders and visitors discover and celebrate the local coffee roasters, I curate the self-guided Van. Isle Coffee Tour (VICT); this roadmap to new coffee adventures spans the traditional and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke, W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples, the K’ómoks First Nation, including Sathloot, Sasitla, leeksun, Puledge, Cha’chae, and Tat’poos Peoples, Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, Quw’utsun, and Tla’amin First Nations.
The Van. Isle Coffee Tour free community resource; I'll do my best to keep it updated but please note that coffee is a quick-moving industry and things can change overnight. Always travel safe, preferably with friends, and don't forget to embrace the adventure.
As this project grows, I hope the scope of the VICT map will widen to include the Sunshine Coast and beyond. If you like this map and want to say thanks, feel free to buy me a cappuccino. If you made a stop that you really enjoyed, tell me about it and it might get featured on the community page.
You can reach me to chat about coffee, brewing, and roaster changes, openings, or closures through the contact form. Travel safe and brew on!