ows & Arrows is a small, friends-and-family run coffee company based in Victoria, BC. As we are lucky enough to have them provide coffee for our Toronto-based coffee truck, we sat down with one of the roasters, Drew, to find out a little more about his wonderful world of coffee.
Bows & Arrows in action at the SHOEme.ca coffee truck on Toronto's Queen St. West
When and where did Bows & Arrows originate?
We opened B&A in the fall of 2011, in Victoria BC. I had been roasting in Vancouver for a few years.
Why did you decide to start Bows & Arrows?
It was time to work for myself. To be unencumbered by the demands of someone else’s brand and production. It’s obviously difficult to experiment and try out new things within those confines. And ultimately, waking up in the middle of the night stressing about someone else’s business gets a little tired. There were clear challenges in coffee that I wanted to pursue & answer for myself.
"At a base level, we prize clean, sweet, well processed coffees. But there’s so much more to it."
What makes you unique from other coffee roasters?