Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

Getting ready to make the three hour journey back to Calgary, we needed to stop for a fresh cup of joe on route home, and what a better place to do that than Kicking Horse Coffee. I’ve tasted their drip coffee numerous times, purchasing it in grocery stores across the country, but I had no idea that this business called Invermere it’s home.

In 1996, the two owners began roasting and selling their coffee out of their garage, experimenting with new blends and striving towards perfection. Throughout the years and officially in 2007, they made a commitment to be 100% Certified Organic and Fairtrade. Then in the following year, they opened their coffee shop in Invermere and continue to uphold to high standards of coffee production.

This was the first time visiting their cafe location and I was pleasantly surprised. On the outside, it looks like a warehouse, but as you approach closer, they have a cozy patio surrounded by tall grasses and plants, full of people talking and enjoying their treats. Entering the building, the hustle and bustle continued, but the attractive decor and warm employees made it a joyous experience. We purchased our order, two Canadianos, an espresso brownie, and a peanut butter cookie, and patiently waited for our name to be called out. The coffees were great, strong and bold just as we prefer, and the treats tasted homemade. Invermere is lucky to have this place!

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