THE WILD GINGER FAMILY
MEET THE ONES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
My current place of residence is in Elmira, Canada, but I have called many places home and many friends family over the years. I work in construction as a painter and love it! I would rather be outside than indoors and barefoot than wear shoes. I'm a writer and a runner -- the latter more of a struggle than the former. I dream big and there are a lot of things I enjoy, but nothing tops a great cup of coffee and good conversation.
Go-to beverages: Wild Ginger Latte (of course), Maple Latte or Americano with a little whipping cream and maple syrup
-- AKA The Wild Ginger
Emily, Sarah, Kayla, Sharese, Rachel
These women support me, they push me, and they make Wild Ginger Coffee better because of their willingness to use their gifts to be strong where I am weak. Each of them bring a unique and much needed array of gifts to the table and we would not be able to do what we do without them.
Small Town Coffee Roaster
I met Dwight Peachy in a downright awkward but miraculous way -- reaching out to a local cafe to find out who their roaster was which they gladly shared -- and I could not be more thankful they did.
Dwight approaches each roast with precision and heart while simultaneously keeping his wife and daughter (and little on on the way) at the forefront of his priorities.
He's a great guy and a phenomenal roaster. We count ourselves blessed to be partnered with him.
Go-to Beverage: Good fresh medium roast pour over or French press
Social Media/Marketing Director
Not only is Donovan a genuine, kind and hilarious individual, he is also an absolute boss at what he does and we could not be happier to have him on board! Most if not all of the beautiful posts you will see on our instagram (and more) will be by him — so pop over and welcome him to the Wild Ginger Family!
Here’s a little note from him to you:
I am excited to be joining the Wild Ginger team! With a passion for all things social media, I'm looking forward to creating some fun new content for you all to enjoy. Working for and supporting companies that strive to make a positive difference in the world is something I've come to appreciate more and more. So when I was asked to help out Wild Ginger with Marketing it was a no brainer for me! When I'm not working you can find me travelling, reading, playing tennis or finding cool new local restaurants.
Donovan is obsessed with our iced wild ginger latte in the summer, and our eggnog latte at Christmas
LONG MILES COFFEE - BEN AND KRISTY CARLSON
Coffee Grower/Exporters, Burundi
I am always tempted to say that I came across Long Miles Coffee by accident, but I know deep in my heart that things like this are rarely accidents.
They take great pride in building community -- one farmer, one bean and one roaster at a time.
Each person I have worked with through this process has been wonderful and though they have grown into a larger company, they have managed to stay personal and intentional. We can't wait to work with them for years to come!
THE INTERSECTION: FAIR TRADE
Meghaan and Dane Jaeger
Meghaan and her team at The Intersection have become dear friends and their heart for job creation for the exploited is right in line with ours. All of our merch is purchased from them and it is ethically made in fair trade boutique factories around the world, AND, each item is printed by a survivor of human trafficking who is completing a paid internship with The Intersection.
Megahaan can be found usually drinking a flat white, anytime.