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Wednesday, April 29, 2009  |  News
Kicking Horse Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee is a well known brand in this part of the world, so I was really excited when they contacted me to create some new imagery for them. It was interesting to learn about all of the steps involved in getting coffee from a green bean to the cup. In addition to their roasting and bagging facility they added a cafe to the mix last June and it has become a favorite hang out for the locals. If you are driving through make sure you stop and check it out, it is right off the highway behind the Home Hardware (that's as classic as Kootenay directions get).

Here are some of my favourite images.

The photo gods were being cruel and arranged for a power outage right at dusk when we had planed to shoot, which meant an early start the next day for dawn. I like dusk a lot better than dawn.



Getting a palate of green beans for the roaster.



Raw beans.


The roaster being emptied.



Quality control for the newly roasted beans. I don't think you would slip a cup of Nabob by these guys.


The beans are bagged, boxed and then loaded up on palates for shipping.

hmm.... this is starting for feel like an episode of Seasame Street.




The fine folks at Driven Media are responsible for the very cool branding.



I never get tired of watching a shot of espresso being pulled. I wish they had a channel like the fire place channel they show at Christmas.


Cappuccino.



This is going to be the next rage for coffee. Yes, basically it's a coffee bong. Fun to watch, and a very smooth way of brewing the coffee. Not too sure about the blow torch though. I can see that being an issue for the average person at 6:00am (pre-caffeine).


The new cafe.


Some images depicting the Kicking Horse Coffee culture. All shot with real locals.







Some portraits of the roasters and production staff.



This is the owners and management. Genuinely nice people + sharp minds + tons of passion = world class coffee


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Sunday, April 26, 2009  |  News
Spring is here!

...but unfortunately we had to go as far south as Sandpoint, Idaho to find this. These should be in Calgary in about 3 weeks, hopefully.


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Friday, April 3, 2009  |  Outdoor Adventure
Lemonade

Its been one of those winters that doesn't want to end. Might as well makes some lemonade from the weather lemon.

April 2nd, 1:30pm, Kananaskis Provincial Park, Alberta.


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