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Organic Loose Leaf Teas without all that jazz!*

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*Packaging, tea bags, that pesky little staple that attaches the tag to the string, the cling wrap, and all the other pieces that make a cup of tea feel extra complicated to enjoy sustainably.
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Freshly roasted coffee beans by the jar.
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Alternative Grounds at a glance is an independent roaster operating in the city of Toronto.


First established in 1995, they are one of Canada’s first certified Fair-trade licensees.


Their roasting facility is certified organic, and they are a proud member of Cooperative Coffees, an umbrella organization that brings together like-minded roasters and small-scale coffee farmers working to make a meaningful difference in our respective communities and the global environment. 

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Alternative Grounds Coffee
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Roasted on
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In-Store on 
Wednesday 2 pm
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Delivery on 

Order by Tuesday 10 am for same week delivery or in-store pickup. 


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Our love for a great cup of coffee informs our commitment to source the finest beans. We value high quality, sustainability, and fairness at every stop in the coffee journey, from field to cup. 

Our single origins and signature blends are thoughtfully roasted to create satisfying and memorable experiences. We source all of our coffees directly from farmer-owned co-operatives in Latin America, Africa and Indonesia.

Our company is committed to reducing our carbon footprint through environmentally sound coffee production protocols, and organic waste repurposing and recycling.

As members of Cooperative Coffees, we support farmer-led initiatives seeking to reverse the negative impacts of climate change through soil regeneration and carbon sequestration. For over 24 years, we have been purveyors of high quality coffees and impeccable customer service to a wide range of clients in the GTA.

By purchasing Alternative Grounds, you are guaranteed a great cup of freshly and locally roasted coffee that supports small farmers and their communities’s efforts to steward the land responsibly and sustainably.

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Producer Profile

Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples CENFROCAFE, Perú

Producer Profile

Permata Gayo Cooperative, Sumatra

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