OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “Matchstick” To Staff Up In Advance Of Chinatown Opening

January 14, 2014 

Matchstick Coffee Roasters is located at 639 East 15th Ave. in Vancouver BC | 604-558-0639 | www.matchstickcoffee.com

Matchstick Coffee Roasters is located at 639 East 15th Ave. in Vancouver BC | 604-558-0639 | www.matchstickcoffee.com

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Vancouver, BC | Opening day for our second location at 213 East Georgia Street is only a few weeks away and we’re looking for people who are interested in joining our team! We’re looking for cafe, bakery, and roastery employees for both the Georgia and Fraser locations. If you are passionate about excellent coffee, great food, and treating people well, please bring a résumé in to our Fraser location and ask for Courtney or Alex. We look forward to meeting you! Learn more about the company after the jump… Read more

GOODS | Matchstick Coffee Raising Funds For Strathcona’s Not So Fast Food Program

December 9, 2013 

Matchstick Coffee Roasters is located at 639 East 15th Ave. in Vancouver BC | 604-558-0639 | www.matchstickcoffee.com

Matchstick Coffee Roasters is located at 639 East 15th Ave. in Vancouver BC | 604-558-0639 | www.matchstickcoffee.com

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Vancouver, BC | We’ve decked the cafe out in its Holiday best to welcome December, the most joyous of months! We have a tree! (and what a tree!)

During this Holiday time, it’s important to cherish the people in our lives, and to support one another in the spirit of the season. With this in mind, we’re teaming up with Not So Fast and Strathcona Community Centre for a Holiday Fundraiser during this upcoming week. From Monday, December 9th – Thursday, December 12th, 100% of our whole bean sales will be donated to Not So Fast for their kid and family instructional cooking program.

This program hosts volunteer-run lessons every month for kids and families living in the neighbourhood of Strathcona. At these classes, each child is given the ingredients and knowledge needed to create a healthy meal for themselves and their families. They are also provided new recipes for new and lively culinary creations at home. We were quite excited to learn of this program, and immediately knew NSF’s values of sustainability and informative outreach were aligned with our own.

Our fundraising goal for this Holiday drive is to cover food and supply costs for these cooking classes throughout 2014. With your help, we can absolutely hit this target. Pop into the cafe this week, grab a bag of beans in preparation for holiday guests and fight off the cold snap with the warm feeling of helping others as you wrap your hands around a fresh mug of coffee. Two birds, one bean! Read more

Seen In Vancouver #338: Cool “Matchstick” Getting Its New Grind On In The Fraserhood

February 1, 2012 

by Andrew Morrison | I really like the look of Matchstick. It’s a recently opened cafe and coffee company in the Fraserhood from former JJ Bean, Crema, and Elysian hands Spencer Viehweger, Annie Viehweger and Aaron Braun (639 East 15th, just a few doors down from Les Faux Bourgeois). The 1926 space, which had previously housed a hoarder for some 17 years, was – if my notes are correct – once upon a time a Bank of Montreal (I could see the massive vault door still in place). It has clearly undergone a top to bottom spruce, the clean effects of which are being beautifully amplified by lots of natural light. The minimalist design was done in house and put together by the same construction folks (Tetherstone) who did the awesome Revolver coffee house on Cambie. It’s a looker, for sure.

Matchstick is setting up to start roasting beans in a couple of months (as evidenced by all the equipment in the back), but the coffee is pretty damn fine as it is (from Calgary’s excellent Phil & Sebastian). Ancillary offerings include an array of sandwiches (meats supplied by Save On Meats) and baked goods, including fresh baguettes (from Baguette & Co). About 25 seats all day (no patio yet), with the majority being communal. Wireless? Plenty and quick.

The branding is superb. They’re aiming for quality everything, from bean to bread, with the name symbolizing the significance of a single, high quality matchstick in a world of plastic lighters (so take that, Starbucks). If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. They’re open every day from 8am to 4pm, and killing it.

Exterior branding | MatchstickMatchstickCo-owner Spencer ViehwegerBaguetteness | MatchstickMatchstickMatchstickMatchstickMatchstickGreat-looking tables adorned with obligatory MacbooksCo-owner Annie ViehwegerRear corridor | MatchstickVictualling stationCo-owners Annie and Spencer Viehweger and Aaron BraunWindow branding

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