Adam Pesce is the Director of Coffee at Reunion Island Coffee, a B Corp certified specialty roaster and wholesaler, based in Oakville, Ontario and most recently RIC opened up a coffee bar on Roncy! He is a long-standing member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Sustainability Council and the Executive Director of First Drop Canada – a not-for-profit that raises money for coffee-related causes and NGOs.
About Reunion Island Coffee!
Reunion Island Coffee, who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a family business as well as recently opened a cafe on Roncesvalles.Founded in 1995 by Peter Pesce, former Chairman of the Coffee Association of Canada Reunion Island Coffee Roaster’s has been a long time supporter of our country’s specialty coffee market. Once dubbed the “best ‘cupper’ in Canada” by The Toronto Star, Peter’s reputation is the result of over three decades of experience in sourcing, blending and roasting coffee for high-end cafés, restaurants and retailers. Reunion Island Coffee is dedicated to fostering community development in line with the company’s internationally-focused sustainable initiatives. Reunion Island holds strong environmental and social values, and hosts a wealth of initiatives including a long-time commitment to buying renewable energy from Bullfrog Power The Colombia Las Hermosas Project, the Sierra Verde Tree-Planting Project (400,000+ trees and counting), direct trade sourcing, and more, all of which are reflected in the company’s certification as a social enterprise through B Corp. In addition to being awarded the 2015 Roaster of the Year, they won 2nd place at the National Canadian Barista Championships.
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Their teeth… just the right level of coffee staining is what I’m looking for.
Who would you want to have make the first move?
What is your ideal first date?
Cappuccinos by moonlight.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Who do you go to for dating advice?
My dog, Indy. He knows what’s up.