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"Our mission is to produce a high-quality coffee whose purchase directly contributes to the employment, wellness and cultural revival of Inuit communities." 


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.

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