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Peter Stannard

Peter Stannard
Rituals

Rituals

...and the prize I was seeking: the leftovers of the after dinner, pre drive-home, coffee offering...

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Sebastian Richards
Fueling passion through coffee

Fueling passion through coffee

It's no secret starting a thriving business in the city of Vancouver is difficult. There are obstacles: high rent, stiff competition, and the ebb and flow of employment rates. But when you love a place like Vancouver, you turn those obstacles into opportunities. And that’s just what Pete and Gillian did when they started Honest to Pete.  They tackled the biggest and maybe most important part first: making their dream happen sustainably. Honest to Pete is responding through the lens of sustainability and doing business responsibly. Sustainability has always been a cornerstone of Vancouver culture. Through the City of Vancouver’s...

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Sebastian Richards
Espresso on wheels

Espresso on wheels

Picture this: you’re walking around the city on a picturesque Vancouver day. Is that the Ride of the Valkyries you hear? Maybe. Is that an electric bicycle you see? It is. Retrofitted with a beautiful Italian espresso machine? Okay. Is that a perfect cup of coffee? Well, you’ll be the judge of that. Honest to Pete has a roastery located at Beaumont Studios—the building with a selfie-appropriate mural on West Fifth Avenue. The cafe is where Pete roasts his magic beans, ensuring each bean has been treated with the same love and attention as the next.  It’s at the roasting...

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