MEET THE TEAM
Brown Bag Coffee Roasters consists of hard working individuals that aim to bring you quality products in a timely manner, and LOVE doing what they do.
Despite earning his living in the tech industry for nearly two decades, Shann Bosnell (pronounced Shawn) wanted to forge a new entrepreneurial path when he decided to strike out on his own in December 2016.
Even though Shann's job was helping customers manage technology, his passion was coffee. Shann had been roasting beans in his Gatineau home for several years, supplying friends and family with coffee. The decision to jump into the coffee-roasting business was a natural evolution and Brown Bag Coffee Roasters was born.
Born and raised in South Africa, Christiaan worked as a barista and roaster's assistant in a roastery café. In 2018 he met Shann and since then, the two have shared their passion for coffee and the various processes the beans undergo during their "lifespan" with great admiration. In 2020 Christiaan joined Brown Bag Coffee Roasters' production team as Head Roaster where he roasts coffee (surprise, surprise), experiments with profiles through cuppings and offers up his barista skills for training to wholesale customers and individual clients alike.
Now in its fourth year of operations, BBCR's team includes many talented baristas that run the front end of the roastery, including serving customers, fulfilling orders, bagging and delivering coffee. Current team members include Kianna, Anika, Marie-Pierre and Savannah. Behind the scenes, marketing materials and social media for BBCR are handled by Ben and Dana.
What an awesome team!
The heart of our roasting operations! BBCR boasts a 10lb Artisan XE Deluxe with a 55lb/hour roasting capacity and state of the art data collection software that allows us to capture up to 6 different readings at once. This allows repeatability ensuring we provide stunning consistency with every roast. The Artisan XE utilizes Fluid Bed technology, bringing top notch industry standards that you have come to expect from Brown Bag Coffee Roasters. The roaster is manufactured by our partner, Coffee Crafters, recognized as producing some of the highest quality roasters using the latest technologies currently available.
You can rest assured that delivering you the highest and healthiest quality coffee is our top priority which we have thought about since our very inception, and not as an afterthought.
Want to see them in action? We invite you to reach out to book a studio tour, and roast up some fresh coffee as you get a first hand look at what we are up to.