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Where To Find Shade Grown Coffee in Barrie 

Our love of birds and all things nature has propelled us to alter our coffee consuming ways. Recently, as we were nearing the last of our Folgers, I decided to spend an afternoon trying to find shade-grown, fair trade, organic (SGFTO) coffee to purchase.  I was more than happy to find exactly what I was looking for at quite a few locations.

At Nature's Best on Glenwood Drive I found a local brand of coffee I had never heard of before - The Creemore Coffee Company.  How cool is that?!?  I quickly found out that drinking SGFTO coffee was going to be expensive.  A one pound bag of Creemore Coffee was 14.99!!  For the same price, the store also offered Kicking Horse Coffee brands as well.

At Sobey's I found four kinds of Kicking Horse Coffee priced at 15.99.  I almost didn't even see them as they were located right in the bottom left corner of the display.

Finally, at Zehrs in the organics section, I found yet another brand I had never heard of before - Ethical Bean.  There were seven different varieties of one pound bags to choose from, all priced between 14.69 - 15.99.   I also found in both the organic and regular coffee sections the Kicking Horse Coffee brand priced at 15.99.

I didn't end up buying coffee that day but a few days later I did.  While picking up a few things at Nutrition Plus downtown on Maple Avenue, I happened upon an array of Ethical Bean choices at a great low price of 13.99.  I scooped up a bag of the Robust Columbian, came home, made a batch and it was great!  We're already on our second bag :)

So if you live in Barrie (or ever find yourself in Barrie) and feel so inclined, now you'll know where to go to find shade-grown, organic, fair trade coffee.