OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “49th Parallel” Is On The Lookout For A Green Coffee Buyer

April 5, 2013.
49th Parallel Café has two locations in Vancouver: 2152 West 4th & 2902 Main St. | Learn more at 49thparallelroasters.com

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Vancouver, BC | Since our start back in 2005, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters has been buying, roasting and selling Specialty Coffee beans to the high-end market. Located just outside Vancouver, BC, we are constantly in pursuit of talented and enthusiastic people to join our team. We are currently seeking to employ a Green Coffee Buyer – a key role within the company. The main purpose of this position is to be hands-on with purchasing and monitoring green coffee quality throughout the year.

The position is focused around frequent international travel to initiate, create and maintain relationships with producing partners at origin. In addition to procurement, the position will involve working closely with Quality Control, Education and PR/Marketing. It is a position that suits a person that is organized, comfortable both working alone and amongst teams. It requires a person that is an excellent motivator and communicator. Get all the details after the jump…


Experience from the Specialty Coffee Industry, preferably experience in a purchasing environment.
Minimum bachelor’s degree or higher education
Must have strong planning skills
Ability to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
Flexible, with the ability to work independently with minimal guidance.
Excellent English, computation, arithmetic and computer skills.
Intermediate Spanish an asset.
Canadian Citizenship Preferred

Compensation: Depending on experience & credentials.
Employee Benefit: Available after 6 months.

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Please send resume and cover letter to buyer@49thparallelroasters.com. Please email or fax only. Fax 604-696-9229


Forty Ninth Parallel Café – Kitsilano Location: 2152 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Forty Ninth Parallel Café – Mount Pleasant Location: 2902 Main Street, Vancouver
Roastery and Office: 6741 Cariboo Road, Burnaby – 604-420-4900
Web: www.49thparallelroasters.com | @49thParallel @49thGreen @49thCafe | Facebook


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Vince Piccolo – Owner
Mie Hansen – Green Coffee Buyer
Barrett Jones – Sales
Colter Jones – Lucky’s Doughnuts
Kyle Straw – Barista Training and Quality Control
Nic Witzke –  Sales and Quality Control


49th Parallel Coffee Roasters endeavours to source the world’s finest coffee beans and roast them to satisfy discerning palates. With a true passion and dedication for specialty coffee, we are committed to offering only the freshest, highest quality coffee to our customers. Every batch of green coffee is carefully roasted to bring out its preeminent qualities. Our buyers travel around the world to meet directly with the farmers at their coffee farms in order to develop relationships that create a better future for everyone involved. We set ethical standards with our direct relationship program and pay a special premium that is above the Fair Trade price standard. The resulting discoveries from our efforts are proudly brought back for you to enjoy.

Every coffee is precisely cupped and carefully evaluated. No exceptions. No short-cuts.

With two locations, the 49th Parallel Cafés in the heart of Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant showcase our own range of coffees, prepared expertly. Even the best coffee can be ruined if it’s not fixed correctly, and we strive to make every cup meticulously, whether you’re enjoying one of our single origin drip coffees or a drink based on our Epic Espresso. Consistently, hands-down, the best cup of coffee you’ll find.

The 49th Parallel Café in Mount Pleasant is also home to Lucky’s Doughnuts. Authentic, hand-crafted and genuinely delicious, our doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day using the highest quality natural ingredients. With all components made from scratch including jams, glazes and fillings, the company also strives to source locally and seasonally.



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