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Jennie Kanaiyuk and Kila at Bernard Harbour, 1916 (Anderson/CMH 38997) 

CULTURE

THROUGH COFFEE

Kaapittiaq means 'good coffee' in Inuinnaqtun, and that is what we produce. We source green beans from Indigenous farmers in Peru and transform them into the Arctic's finest brew.  

We are an Inuit owned and operated business dedicated to supporting the survival and revival of our culture. Each year, 75% of Kaapittiaq's profit is used to create programs promoting Inuit culture, language and knowledge.

 
 

OUR BEANS

Kaapittiaq ensures that its product lives up to its Inuinnaqtun name of 'good coffee.' We source our beans from Indigenous farmers, with a focus on supporting social missions, local entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices. 

To keep our beans fresh, we roast and package our coffee in small batches throughout the year. 

ALTITUDE GROWN 

DIRECT TRADE

SINGLE ORIGIN

OUR ROASTS

At Kaapittiaq, we drink a lot of coffee. Out at the cabin, in the office, and on the land, visits with friends and family are not complete without a cup. For those that enjoy good coffee as much as we do, we've designed a brew that is meant to be shared.   

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QAJAQ KAAPIA

Strong character and balanced flavour 

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INUKHUK KAAPIA

Full bodied

and rich

IGLU KAAPIA
Bold with a smooth and  energetic finish

 

OUR PROJECTS

Kaapittiaq coffee was created to promote Inuinnait culture and language.  As a social enterprise, Kaapittiaq donates 75% of its profits to the Nunavut-based non-profit Pitkuhirnikkut Ilihautiniq/Kitikmeot Heritage Society to revive and mobilize Inuit knowledge, and ensure its transfer to future generations.

Each purchase of Kaapittiaq directly contributes to programs supporting the wellness of Inuit culture and communities. Learn more below about specific projects currently being funded through our coffee.   

MAKING THE KIIHIMAJUQ STYLE KAMAAK

Kaapittiaq is pleased to announce its first sponsored cultural project! Proceeds from Kaapittiaq's 2019 profits were donated to support the Kiihimajuq Kamaak program hosted by Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq. This innovative program brought together multiple communities and generations of Inuinnait to recover knowledge about the manufacture of crimped sole boots. 

Visit Pitqhuhirnikkut Ilihautiniq's website to learn more about the history of crimped sole boots and the multiple workshops conducted throughout 2019 and 2020 to support their revival. 

  

 

OUR PARTNERS

Kaapittiaq relies on the support of businesses dedicated to the common cause of strengthening Indigenous cultures and capacity through coffee.  This partnership prioritizes the building of networks for communication, products and knowledge exchange between Indigenous groups around the world.

 

As Kaapittiaq grows, we will create more opportunities for social change and cultural revival around the world.

PITQUHIRNIKKUT ILIHAUTINIQ 

Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society is an Inuit non-profit organization based in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. They focus on documenting, revitalizing, and mobilizing Inuinnait knowledge with the goal of building wellness and capacity throughout the Nunavut territory. 

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CAFE VASQUEZ

Located in northern Peru, Cafe Vasquez facilitates the direct purchase of coffee beans from Indigenous families. The company is passionate about supporting their partnering communities, and the purchase of their coffee directly supports local farmers.

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BEAVER ROCK ROASTERY

Located in Barrie, Ontario, Beaver Rock is a private label coffee roaster that is helping Kaapittiaq access the equipment and training required to roast its beans. Through Beaver Rock's guidance, Kaapittiaq is building the knowledge and funding to construct its own coffee production facility in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

ARCTIC FRESH 

Based in Igloolik, Nunavut, Arctic Fresh is committed to providing Nunavummiut with easy access to fresh and healthy foods. Kaapittiaq has partnered with Arctic Fresh to distribute its coffee across the Eastern Arctic.    

With support and funding from: 

CONTACT US

Pitquhikhainik Ilihainiq Inc.
PO Box 2160
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, X0B 0C0

(867) 983-3009
info@kaapittiaq.ca

 
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