The end of an (seriously delicious) era

There’s a good reason why those Chocolate Toffee Explosion and White Chocolate Raspberry doughnuts are quietly weeping, and I have to admit I’ve been procrastinating about explaining why. Nobody wants to be the bearer of bad news. Alas, the time has come. The era of Ethical Bean’s sweet, delicious, Fairtrade Organic doughnuts is over. As of February 1st, 2012, the kitchen is closed. I know, I know, I’m feelin’ it, too.

We were thrilled to be able to introduce the world’s first Fairtrade Organic doughnut and hope that we have blazed a trail for other bakers to pick up organic and Fairtrade ingredients and make something memorable. In fact, when you do, give us a call! We would love to sample it for our Café.

We have to extend a big “thank-you” to our lovely doughnut customers over the last year – it really has been a great time doughtnut-ing around Vancouver. They were the perfect accompaniment to our coffee, allowed us to complete the sentence, and delighted taste buds of all those lucky enough to enjoy them. In fact, our Head Baker will be transferring his refined palette to roasting coffee to help perfect the roast profiles that bring out the best in our beans. So not all is lost!

If you’re keen to revel in a final delectable doughnut (or three) before they become a memory, you can catch them for their final weekend showings at Little Mountain Coffee, Ethical Bean Xpress, and Friday only at the The Loop, Vanier Place, and Totum at University of British Columbia. You can also take a peek at our Flickr page to see our photographic homage to a beautiful and tasty year of award-winning doughnuts.

In the meantime, you can count on Ethical Bean to do what it does best – provide you with the spectacular, Fairtrade Certified Organic coffees you love.

Thanks to everyone for the doughnut love!


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