WE RESPECTFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE LOCATED ON TREATY 6 TERRITORY, A TRADITIONAL GATHERING PLACE FOR DIVERSE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES INCLUDING THE CREE, BLACKFOOT, MÉTIS, NAKOTA SIOUX, IROQUOIS, DENE, OJIBWAY / SAULTEAUX / ANISHINAABE, INUIT, AND MANY OTHERS WHOSE HISTORIES, LANGUAGES, AND CULTURES CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY.
Great Tasting Direct-Trade Coffee
2006 - 2010
2006 - 2010
When Poul Mark started Transcend in 2006, he knew he wanted to change the way we experience coffee. With this vision, he planted the seeds that would one day become the roastery, cafe and online business we are today.
July - Transcend Coffee Opens for Business
August - Transcend Coffee runs its first coffee-tasting course
September - First Employee, Andrew Legg, is hired
September - Transcend participates in the Canadian Barista Competition for the first time
April - Poul Mark’s first trip to origin: participates in the Specialty Coffee Association of Panama’s international jury
June - Poul Mark receives first pay cheque (LOL)
February - Poul Mark's second trip to origin: Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador
April - Transcend participates in the inaugural Canadian Cup Tasters Championship and gets second place
September - Transcend buys its first Probat UG22 Roaster
November - Poul Mark becomes second Q Grader in Canada
February - Poul Mark visits Ethiopia
May - Poul Mark participates in the Honduras Cup of Excellence jury
April - Transcend Garneau opens
October - Kate Sortland assumes the role of Head Roaster
2011 - 2016
2011 - 2016
Our passion is to highlight exciting flavours in coffee while caring for our producers, partners and community. The science around flavour and aroma is constantly evolving, and like it, we too are always learning more about it. We are committed to roasting coffee so that you can experience what we think is the best expression of flavour for every unique coffee that we sell.
January - Transcend Coffee opens dedicated Roastery
March - Transcend opens bakery
May - Transcend opens location on Jasper Ave
August - Poul Mark participates in Nicaragua Coffee Conference
October - Poul Mark judges Ecuador National Coffee Competition
October - Josh Hockin wins Canadian National Barista Championship
November - Travel to NL to inspect Probat UG22 Roaster
February - Michael Harvey joins Transcend as Operations Director
June - Josh Hockin competes at the World Barista Championship
February - Josh Hockin assumes role as Green Buyer for Transcend
March - Transcend closes Jasper location
September - Transcend opens Mercer location
September - Poul Mark begins work with Greg Zeschuk on the Ritchie Market
October - Ground breaking for Ritchie Market
July - Transcend celebrates 10th Anniversary
2017 - 2021
Our neighbours, customers and community are so vital to us. We’ve grown alongside many Edmonton businesses over the last seventeen years and built great relationships with customers, business owners and leaders across Canada. We love to give back and help as much as we can.
February - Transcend closes the Mercer location
February - Transcend closes its original Argyll location
March - Transcend opens in the Ritchie Market
November - Transcend Hosts the Canadian National Barista Championship
February - 1st Team trip to origin Costa Rica
August - Renovations of Transcend Garneau
March - Transcend hosts the Canadian National Brewers Cup
Transcend Coffee survives the upheaval of a global pandemic.
December - Transcend opens its 124th Street Location
Sourcing & Sustainability
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Can't rave about our monthly Transcend coffee subscription enough. Not only are the coffee beans uh-mazing, fresh, and tasty, the delivery straight to our door each month is convenient and adds excitement to our coffee experience.
Great coffee, love the direct trade and how much care they put in their coffee.
Awesome place. Man their roasted beans are so good. They roast them lighter and when I bring them home to make espresso the flavours are just wonderful. Expert staff know tons about espresso and coffee. Great spot