Best coffee around!

Full Circle Foods introduced the concept of roast dating their bulk coffees.

All of our bulk and pre-packaged whole bean coffee is roast dated, is fair-traded and 100% organic.

About Full Circle Foods

Established in 1981, Full Circle Foods is a organic produce and health food store located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario.
 
Our store is located close to the intersection of Queen and Charles St. just about a 100 meters or so from the bus station in downtown Kitchener.

 
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Ontario bans pesticides

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Saturday, 09 May 2009 10:40
250+ Pesticides Banned For Cosmetic Uses in Ontario

Effective April 22, 2009, more than 250 pestisides and other chemicals have been banned for cosmetic uses in Ontario according to the Government of Ontario news release:

"The ban prohibits the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on
lawns, gardens, parks and school yards, and includes many herbicides,
fungicides and insecticides. Over 250 products will be banned for sale and
more than 80 pesticide ingredients will be banned for cosmetic uses."

Tips for healthier, chemical free lawns can be found here.


 
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Organic eggs

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Saturday, 09 May 2009 08:33
Featured organic food: Eggs

Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein, because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Each egg has about 6 grams of protein and about 14 different nutients.

Here some egg facts you should know.:

All eggs should be kept refrigerated at all times.

The egg shell is quite porous and washing the outside of an egg can significantly reduce the lifetime and freshness of eggs.

The egg is protected by the hen's bloom which helps protects and seals the porous egg shell.

The best eggs are fresh eggs directly from farmer to the retail store and not pre-processed (other than candling) or washed.

Red spots on the yolk are naturally occuring. They occur in about 1 out of every 100 eggs. They generally diminish in size as the egg ages and a red spot could mean that it is a fresh egg! A spot does not mean that the egg has been fertilized. 

There is no difference in nutrition from a white egg or a brown egg.

For mor information on eggs go to www.eggs.ca.
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 20:28
 
 
 
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Full Circle Foods coffee blends

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Tuesday, 03 March 2009 00:00

 
There are two blends available. - Muskoka Morning & Mocha Java

[Editor's note: Mocha Java is available by custom order only. Order your custom roast this week and you will receive it the next week.]

We decided that we needed to find a roaster who could roast coffee to our exacting specifications. Freshness was a primary concern and that meant we needed to find a local roaster who would be willing to supply us with fresh roasted coffee weekly.

A new local company called the Waterloo Coffee Company was also freshness obsessed and we also liked their philosophy of using only organic, fair traded coffee beans – the same mandate that we had at Full Circle Foods for many years.

We tried and liked their Muskoka Morning blend however we thought it would be much better at a different roast level. After several weeks of experimentation, we brought down the roast level to exactly where we wanted it.

A medium roast is the best roast level to reveal the flavour characteristics of each of the coffee origins. Too dark and the coffee tastes and flavours are masked by the roast characteristics. For instance, if you roast way too dark, you will taste charcoal!

Black, oily beans are a sign of burnt coffee beans!

We decided on the medium roast Muskoka Morning because we wanted a “morning style” coffee that was bright and snappy without being too thin and acidic like many doughnut shop coffees. It is a careful blend of at least three coffee origins from Central America. The caffeine level is a tad higher in this blend - just enough to get you going in the morning.

The next blend we created is the most interesting because it is one Full Circle Foods created from scratch. It’s called Mocha Java. It is a long forgotten blend going back to the 19th century. A happy accident of mixing Java coffee beans from Sumatra with Arabian Yemen coffee beans – a perfect marriage of blending a unique Yemen bean with naturally occurring chocolate flavours and a very low acid, full bodied, earthy Java coffee.

Today, we tend to associate Mocha with the addition of chocolate flavours, however Mocha really was the name of an ancient port city in Arabia (now long silted over). The local coffee beans had a distinctive chocolate flavour and forever after we now associate Mocha with chocolate!

Replicating this blend using only fair trade organic coffees is nigh impossible so our exclusive take on Mocha Java consists of 50% Sumatra and 50% Ethiopian Harrar. The roast level is critical and we worked hard with our roaster to get the roast level precisely where we wanted it. We hope you like it..

The Mocha Java is our best dual purpose blend. It is great as an espresso or drip coffee. It is full bodied, smooth and not too acidic. It makes an exceptional latte.

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We have the full range of organic milk.

Check out our selection of skim, 2% and full fat milk - homoginized or not.

We sell milk in glass milk bottles!

TIP: Unhomoginized organic whole milk always makes the best latte.

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