Our first foray into the coffee industry happened in April of 2016 when we opened a green bean business online. After a steep learning curve and a lot of research, we decided to open a roastery/tasting bar in South Surrey. Specialty coffee shops open quite frequently in downtown Vancouver but there aren't many options outside of the city. Spent Grounds is a response to the growing suburban population, a population hungry for good coffee and good food!
There are many coffee chains but not many focusing on the quality of the beans and the experience of taking the time to have a coffee. We focus solely (at this time) on hand-crafted, hand-poured coffee that is freshly roasted weekly in our facility. The art of socialization and a slow pour is lost at most major chains that churn out coffee so we decided to create an environment conducive to talking, chilling out and enjoying the crafting of a cup of coffee.
Not only do we roast our own beans at the onsite roastery, we also believe in supporting other local, small artisans that craft healthy meals and snacks. We are proud to be partnering with the likes of ToDieForFF (Erin Ireland's baking enterprise), Two Guys With Knives (healthy salads, snacks and meals), Kits Kitchen (healthy soups) and The Juice Truck (healthy salads, snacks and of course, cold-pressed juices!). Most of these foods are Vegan and/or Gluten-Free which makes them stand above fast food fare. We believe in the power of small businesses and are very happy to support them in the grab and go section of our tasting bar.
We will also be holding educational seminars in the future at our facility. Topics include but are not limited to: coffee cupping and home roasting coffee. In addition, we also sell some of the best coffee brewing and home roasting equipment available so come on by and browse our selection! To go with the home roasting equipment, we also sell green coffee beans in small amounts.
Our Chill Out Lounge is the perfect place to hold a quiet meeting, whether it be for a business transaction or a small group of friends wanting to catch up. There is a nominal fee charged (or free with coffee and food purchase) for use of this space and it can be reserved to ensure availability.
Come on by for the experience and stay for the ambience!