Reunion Island Coffee was founded in 1995. Its president, Peter Pesce, is a past Chairman of the Coffee Association of Canada and has played a key role in the development of the national specialty coffee market. In a recent feature article, the Toronto Star referred to Peter as “reputedly the best ‘cupper’ in Canada… Not only is Pesce a cupper (taster) par excellence, he is a walking encyclopedia of coffee facts, figures and esoterica.”
Peter’s reputation is the result of over three decades of experience in sourcing, blending and roasting coffee for the high-end foodservice market. Building on this foundation, Reunion Island has expanded to serve the unique needs of hotel, retail and office coffee service operators.
We cultivate loyalty through consistency, flexibility, quick turnaround and virtually limitless variety. Our team of sales, marketing and operations professionals have decades of industry experience, allowing us to offer value-added services that secure long-term partnerships. Our coffees are proudly served in fine restaurants, hotels, cafés and are available for your home and office too.
Reunion Island Coffee Roasters is Canada’s largest coffee roaster to be bullfrogpowered and has been choosing 100% green, carbon-free power for its roastery and coffee bar since June 2008.
For a coffee to be certified organic, it must be grown in a manner that excludes the use of fertilizers, pesticides, hormone treatments and steroids. Organic farmers instead must rely on superior growing practices, natural fertilizers and alternative methods of pest and disease control.
B Corporations are a new kind of company working toward one unifying goal: to incorporate social and environmental benefits into the definition of success in business.
Reunion Island is proud to offer coffees that are certified as both Fair Trade and organic. These double-certified coffees support economic stability for farmers in producing countries and environmentally sound farming techniques.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities.
Our roasting facility has been inspected and certified by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) for the processing of organic coffee.
Coffee Kids is committed to helping coffee-farming families improve the quality of their lives by partnering with local organizations in coffee-growing regions that work directly with farming communities and with companies around the world.
Through Trees for the Future, we plant two trees in a developing coffee-producing country for every pound of Sierra Verde coffee sold.
With our customer's support, we have been able to help Trees for the Future plant 309,000 trees in Haiti, Brazil and Tanzania so far.