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    to the gluten free soup at Kicking Horse! I love being able to eat out, even with my allergies.

    Columbia Valley Pioneer

    Why Kicking Horse Coffee made a pricey decision to provide a product its customers hadn't even asked for.
    By Jim McElgunn

    CEO, Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd.

    Since we founded the company in 1996, 100% of our coffee has been organic. But for many years the supply just wasn't available for all our coffee to be fair trade, too. By 2007, we were at 60% fair trade and 40% non-fair trade.

    A city girl and an East Coaster packed their belongings and headed west, starting a true Canadian success story.

    It all began with a smoothie shop on the main strip in Invermere BC in 1993 (The Blue Dog Café). Owners Elana Rosenfeld and Leo Johnson decided to close the café after following years of stressful dedicated work. After travelling the world, they opened Kicking Horse Coffee in 1996, focusing on roasting small batches of premium specialty coffee and packaging the coffee the same day, ensuring freshness.

    Half Ass (Dark)
    by Kicking Horse Coffee

    The sweet, smoky and audacious characteristics of Kick Ass coffee are carefully blended with Swiss Water processed decaf to produce a rich, full-bodied coffee with only half the caffeine. Half Ass is made with whole-bean organic fair-trade coffee, roasted in Canada. It is sold in a 1-pound bag.

    Progress in the works | Kicking Horse Coffee, located in Invermere, has brought in a new equity partner recently. CEO Elana Rosenfeld continues to hold her position in the company, and positive changes are planned for the future.

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