Thursday, May 31, 2012

Help Two If By Sea win the $100,000 BDC Grand Prize for Innovation, vote once a day!

We can vote online for “Anchored Coffee”, the innovation project proposed by Two If By Sea Cafe, one of eight finalists competing for the $100,000 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Grand Prize for Innovation.

In 2009, Two If By Sea opened its first cafe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, which was soon wildly busy. Early this year, it branched out with a second Halifax location, where business is also booming. The company’s insistence on impeccable quality and its deeply-rooted community involvement are key factors in its success.

Two If By Sea wants to take those defining characteristics to the next level and launch “Anchored Coffee”, the first roastery in Atlantic Canada to buy all of its coffee direct from farmers. The roastery will enable the company to control every step of the process and ensure a sustainable supply of ethically grown coffee.

“Voting for Anchored Coffee will have a real impact on the lives of Atlantic consumers and farmers in Central and South America,” concludes Kelsall. “Our cafes go through 40,000 pounds of coffee a year. Direct trade provides the farmer with a guaranteed minimum price per pound and a higher return for superior quality. We also support the local economy, as well as the global community.”

Voting for the 2012 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award contest runs from May 30 to June 19 and the general public can vote once a day.


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