SIGNATURE BLENDS

At Thirsty Spirit Roast House, we are committed to our environment

We Provide our Own Composting & Recycling

we encourage you to bring back your coffee bag to refill & we will give you

50 cents off your new beans!

Thirsty Spirit Roast House Organic Coffee Beans

Our Goal With Roasting In House

Is To Take The World's Finest Organic Arabica Beans &

Transform Them into Nanaimo's Own Small Batch Coffee Blends!
Our Time-Honoured House Blends, contemporary Signature Blends,  Single Origin & Swiss Water Decaf Roasts,

are sure to delight all your moods.
Enjoy our Beans & Unique Espresso at Home, In house or To Go!

What is ORGANIC COFFEE?
Organic Coffee is grown without the use of any

pesticides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizers.

By growing coffee with the use of these farming techniques, agriculture is sustained!

This also promotes the quality of soil, ecosystems & groundwater supplies.
Coffee trees are grow in subtropical & tropical regions at altitudes ranging from

sea level to 6000 feet.

The trees bear fruit called cherries which ripen from green to red.

The cherries contain TWO PITS, these pits are

The Beloved Coffee Bean

There are two types of coffees grown commercially:

 Arabica   &   Robusta 










At Thirsty Spirit Roast House We Choose To Only Roast Organic Arabica BeanS

As We Feel They Are Higher Quality and More Flavorful.


What is the difference between Arabica & Robusta?

The most important difference is how the beans are processed.
Wet and/or washed processing methods are used primarily for Arabica Beans.

Dry and/or unwashed methods are used for Robusta Beans.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WET & DRY PROCESSING METHODS?

Pulp is removed from the cherry after sorting & cleaning to expose the seed

The way the pulp is removed from the cherry is the key difference between

The wet and the dry methods.


The wet process:

Primarily for Arabica beans, involves putting cherries through a pulping machine

that breaks down the outer skin & removes the pulp.

The beans are cleaned with water & washed clear than sun dried for 2-3 days.

they are sorted according to shape, colour & density. 

Washed beans have a greater acidity, fuller body & clean flavour

from having less exposure to the elements.


  the dry process:

Primarily for Robusta beans, involves putting cherries through a husking machine

that removes the dry pulp & parchment. 

During a period of 2-3 weeks cherries are partially dry on the trees & are finished off

with sun drying & racked frequently to dry faster.  

Dry beans may have a heavier body, yet can develop off-tastes

from having more exposure to the elements.


WHAT DOES ROASTING DO TO THE BEAN?

Coffee Roasting transforms the green beaninto an aromatic & flavourful

Coffee bean That can Range in Colour from a Matte Tan to a Shiny Black

Depending on the type of Roast :

City Roast, Vienna Roast, Italian Roast or French Roast


As the coffee bean roasts, moisture is given up & the sugars in the bean

begin to caramelize to develop

the individual flavour characteristics to the different blends.


The characteristics of coffee are described as:

AROMA (Scent), FLAVOUR (taste), BODY (depth),

ACIDITY (tang), & FINISH (aftertaste)

Organic Coffee Beans in Nanaimo

~ DARK SHADES

~Silver Tongue

~ Coal Tyee

~ Hub City

~ Get To Work

~Thatcher Road

~ THIRSTY'S ESPRESSO

SINGLE REGION ROASTS

THIRSTY SPIRIT FRESHLY ROASTED ORGANIC COFFEE BEANS

Not All Blends of Beans Are Available At All Times

HOUSE BLENDS

~ EXPRESSIONS

~ JAVA GOLD

~ GABRIOLA

~ MOKA JAVA

~Mild

~Medium

~dark

~Espresso

 Thirsty Spirit Coffee Blends Use Only Certified Organic Arabica Coffee Beans & Are Fair Trade

Our Time-Honoured House Blends & EspressoHave Been LOVED By Islanders For Over Twenty Years!

~ MILD

~Medium

~Dark

SWISS WATER DECAF

Thirsty Spirit Roast House Inc.