"Our mission is to produce a high-quality coffee whose purchase directly contributes to the employment, wellness and cultural revival of Inuit communities."
HISTORY & MISSION
Pitquhikhainik Ilihainiq Inc. translates as “the sharing of cultural knowledge” in Inuinnaqtun. Our social enterprise was founded in 2018 by the Inuinnait non-profit Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society. Kaapittiaq is the social enterprise's first commercial product.
Kaapittiaq is an experiment in how Indigenous-run businesses can support their communities' economic, social, and cultural growth by providing independent funding for locally-prioritized programs. Through partnership with other Indigenous businesses and their social missions, Kaapittiaq creates a coffee that lives up to its Inuinnaqtun name in both its taste and commitment to the communities it serves.