Our Story

Bowen Island Coffee Roasting Company is the offspring of a little Espresso Bar/Café “The Happy Italian”, that opened in 2002 on Bowen Island, BC, Canada. In 2005, we started roasting our own coffee to supply our café. The quality of our freshly roasted coffee was noted immediately and the popularity grew. This was due simply to the fact that the product was vibrantly fresh and custom controls were limitless.

We soon outgrew our 5kg roaster along with our location and upgraded to the 15 kg roaster and afterburner set-up that is still used on Bowen Island today.

For information about the roastery on Bowen Island please contact Chiara Perin at bowenislandespressohut@gmail.com 

In 2016 we expanded our operations to the Sunshine Coast in the beautiful seaside town of Gibsons, just 3 nautical miles from Bowen Island. In 2019 we moved into the Wheatberries Bakery beautiful West Coast log building that we are in today.



We are loving our new Coffee Crafter Fluid Bed Roaster! We can roast up a batch in 10 minutes! We do custom roasting and you can come and watch our roaster in action!


Come and visit us and watch the roasting process in person. Call or email to get a roasting schedule so you don’t miss out the excitement.