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.
Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...
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