'Behind the Bean' Blog

Yaroslav Yasel
Costa Rica Coffee Plantation - INVITO Coffee - Organic Beans

Why Organic Coffee is Best

Organic. Organic. Organic. The word is everywhere in our lives! We understand the importance in our food and farming, but how important is it for coffee? Is the coffee you have been drinking for years any different than organic coffee? Let's explore this. What is Organic Coffee? Coffee can be deemed organic when grown without fertilizers - both chemical and synthetic, pesticides, or harvested from bushes produced from GMO seeds. Suppose your beans have been exposed to pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and harmful fertilizers; would that taint your taste and enjoyment of your morning cup? For many, it does! For those brewers,...

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Yaroslav Yasel
Brew Guide - The Pour Over

Brew Guide - The Pour Over

The smooth and effortless process of the Pour Over contributes to its popularity. Without a pricy machine to get in the way with all its bells and whistles, the joy of mastering this process is its reward.

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Yaroslav Yasel
The Birth of INVITO as told by VOICE

The Birth of INVITO as told by VOICE

Supporting local ventures and sustainable practices are a big part of the work ethic and lifestyle of VOICE founders YUSHiiN and MINA. Together they are supporting and giving a voice to as many small businesses who are keeping it together and surviving these turbulent times. Follow the duo on Instagram @yushiin_labo_ as they meet and share the voices of over 100+ small businesses that call the west coast home. Their newest voice that is being amplified is that of our co-founder Yaro Yasel.  Here are a few highlights. "If it wasn’t for the Covid, if it wasn’t for Yaro getting laid off, and...

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Yaroslav Yasel
Vancouver - A Chic Haven for Coffee Lovers

Vancouver - A Chic Haven for Coffee Lovers

Our beautiful city has a reputation for being a coffee lovers paradise. From the waters' edge to the mountain peak, we have a never-ending thirst for the hot satisfying beverage and its chilly, frothy, frozen friends.  In Vancouver, our coffee culture is filled to the brim with incredible cafes who serve up a perfectly-pulled espresso, a satisfying pour-over, or a latte with a design that you wish you could replicate at home. Sipping It Old School If you are seeking an 'original' experience, Commercial Drive is where you need to venture to. Café Calabria, Joe’s Café, Continental Coffee and others, are all...

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