Kaapittiaq Coffee, a product of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society made with beans purchased from Peru, was sampled at a recent community launch celebration.
The product will hopefully be on store shelves by the end of this month, says Brendan Griebel, a research associate with the organization.
In the meantime, the society is working on making online sales available. Whole beans and roasts will be on offer: Qayaq Kaapia (medium roast), Inukhuk Kaapia (dark roast), and Iglu Kaapia (espresso) in one-pound bags or in K-cups.
Several restaurants and events have also expressed interest in serving the coffee, Griebel added. The initiative will help the non-profit Kitikmeot Heritage Society cover costs related to its programming.