We’ll change the way you experience coffee

WE RESPECTFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES 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 Coffee

It's never been complicated. Our goal from day one has been to make excellent coffee accessible, sustainable, and easy. From our beans to the machines and equipment we prefer, it's all about making great coffee easy. 

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 coffee education centre we are today.

2006
July - Transcend Coffee Opens for Business
August - Transcend Coffee runs its first coffee tasting course
September - First Employee Andrew Legg is hired

2007
September - Transcend participates in the Canadian Barista Competition for the first time

2008
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)

2009
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

2010
February - Poul Mark visits Ethiopia
May - Poul Mark participates in Honduras Cup of Excellence jury
April - Transcend Garneau opens
October - Kate Sortland assumes role as 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.

2011
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

2012
February - Michael Harvey joins Transcend as Operations Director
June - Josh Hockin competes at the World Barista Championship

2013
February - Josh Hockin assumes role as Green Buyer for Transcend
March - Transcend closes Jasper location 

2014
September - Transcend opens Mercer location
September - Poul Mark begins work with Greg Zeschuk on the Ritchie Market

2015
October - Ground breaking for Ritchie Market

2016
July - Transcend celebrates 10th Anniversary

2017-2021

2017 - 2021

Our neighbours, customers and community are so vital​ to us. We’ve grown alongside many Edmonton businesses over the last thirteen 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.

2017
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 

2018
February - 1st Team trip to origin Costa Rica
August - Renovations of Transcend Garneau

2019
March - Transcend hosts the Canadian National Brewers Cup

2020

2021

Sourcing & Sustainability

Sustainability starts with the financial stability of coffee producers. Our coffee model allows us to establish meaningful relationships with coffee producers around the world and gives us access to some of the best coffee in the world in a genuinely​ sustainable way.

Don't take our word for it

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.

Valerie Damen
Great coffee, love the direct trade and how much care they put in their coffee.
Phuwadet Pasarj
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
Arsalan Hassan