32 Lakes was started in 2012 after Margot and Nathan Jantz moved from North Vancouver to Powell River, BC, bringing with them a growing interest in the specialty coffee scene. After an inspiring conversation with a local home coffee roaster in their new city, they soon began roasting for themselves.

After two years of roasting on their home machine, the decision was made to evolve their new roasting obsession into a business. With an amazing community supporting them, 32 Lakes soon found itself well established in the local market. They then began to expand sales down the coast to Roberts Creek and Vancouver, and across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island.

During the roasting expansion, Margot and Nathan found themselves spending more and more time learning about coffee brewing. Between, brewing for themselves at home, serving drinks from their espresso trailer at the local farmers market, and training for brewing competitions, the inspiration to expand the business into their new obsession was spawned.

It was only natural that the 32 Lakes Cafe was launched in May of 2016, opening its doors to customers looking for the complete 32 Lakes experience. Both the roast shop and cafe are family owned and operated with the help of fabulous staff who have joined Nathan and Margot in their coffee journey. Looking to the future, the company hopes to continue to excite people with their beans and brews while maintaining a high standard for environmental sustainability and humanitarian awareness.

Margot & Nathan

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