Calgary Heritage Roasting Company is built by the wilderness that drives it. We meticulously marry fresh and fragrant coffee with the urge to explore. The company found its inspiration over a percolated cup of coffee on a backpacking trip one morning in the rolling hills of Alberta, Canada. Our methods and mentality were forged from our experiences as wildland firefighters. Since then, the company's foundation continues to grow and evolve during backyard BBQs, weekend mountain adventures, and late nights under star-filled skies and scotch-filled glasses.
Like our beans, the love grew naturally. Through experimentation and plenty of time, we learned more about the art of coffee roasting. We finally realized we had something special. It's the home-grown, outback, rugged, mountain-fresh, clear skies sort of thing that Alberta is all about.
It's here our story truly begins. Calgary Heritage Roasting Company believes in active collaboration, giving back to the community, and getting back to nature. It’s about time your coffee tasted as wild as you are.
Jamie has called Calgary home for more than 25 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary, lending his skills to be a perfect fit for his role as a wildfire rappel firefighter. Outside of firefighting, Jamie is an avid outdoorsman. A few trips to Alberta's backyard helped unearth his genuine love for roasting and brewing coffee.
A native to Calgary, Mike often roots himself in the outdoors. He earned his degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership from Mount Royal University, and spent this summer fighting wildfires in Alberta's captivating terrain. It really is a natural and organic combination for Mike, who is excited to see his passion for roasting coffee and nature come to fruition with Calgary Heritage Coffee Roasting Co.
Ali grew up in Quebec, enjoying all the beauty the eastern lakes and woods have to offer. Upon completing her degree in International Business and Economics she moved to Calgary and has spent the last 4 years working in the growing coffee industry. Ali loves the way coffee brings people together and couldn’t imagine anything better than sharing the beauty of the outdoors with new and old friends over a great cup of coffee.