We are Carly and Michael and are the founders of Raefen Coffee Roasters. We chose the coffee world for the connection to the farmers and the various crops that come from the same regions the coffee is grown in. You could say we are a lover of plantation (or farm) life. From seed to cup, we believe there to be some unique and wonderful stories that create every cup of coffee.
You can usually catch me (Carly) at the farmers markets and events around Edmonton. I am the one who has travelled and love to share my many stories about the wonderful connections made while travelling. I am also the wearer of many hats in this business. My experience of over 25+ years as a cook and chef along with the travel adventures, has helped me to create Raefen as more than just a coffee roasting company. When you meet me you will find out straight away the passion I have for not only the product I sell, but the farmers and people I have met over the years that contribute to the plantation life and its harvest. I am all about the unique "hands on" connection Raefen Coffee Roasters can bring to Edmonton.
Michael is an investor and partner with Carly in Raefen. He is a power engineer that still works up north however, on his days off he is roasting Raefen's amazing coffee and, on occasion, at the farmers markets to connect with our supporters. His goal is to retire into the coffee world! Michael's love of coffee and the flavour profiles one can achieve from roasting as well as the connections he can make through plantation life, inspired him to invest in this little venture called Raefen Coffee Roasters.
Raefen's goal as a company is to bring a unique experience to Edmonton through our approach to the coffee and business world. We are a steampunk lovin' couple and our slogan "Dare to be Different" is a great definition in how, we as a couple, live our lives and run our business. We look forward to the many adventures, connections, and friends we wish to make on our journey to success!