Making it official with Coffee Date

December 09, 2020
Community & Co-creation

A Coffee Date to commemorate the launch of Friends with Benefits

Yup, we’ve officially got Friends with Benefits! A community of amazing Alberta businesses where you get rewarded with extra savings each time you spend local using the Brightside Spend Card.

To celebrate such a momentous occasion (because making things official is a big deal, ok?) we couldn’t resist the opportunity to collab with two of our new friends to create a custom roast that was bold and cheeky - everything we are - and one that celebrates all the great things that can happen over a good cup of coffee.

As much as we love coffee, we knew better than to pretend to know all the ins and outs of beans, brews, and blends. So we let the experts at Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. and Square One Coffee flex their coffee know-how to create a custom roast for the launch of Friends with Benefits, aptly named Coffee Date.

Ready, set, roast

After tasting roast after roast and comparing notes and profiles, Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. and Square One Coffee roasted up a perfect match, right here in Alberta. Coffee Date is robust and bold, with rich notes of chocolate and caramel. It’s smoother than your favourite pick-up line.

We called it Coffee Date because it’s best served with friends, or your friends with benefits (no judgement). Either way, it’s a cheeky way to cozy up this season.

Get some Coffee Date for future coffee dates

Now you’re probably thinking “Wow, I’d swipe right for that coffee”. You know we wouldn’t ghost you like that. You can get your hands on some of these brewtiful beans in a few ways.

Give us a follow on Facebook and Instagram @hibrightsider for your chance to score a Coffee Date (an actual bag of coffee, not a coffee date with us, unless you’re asking?).

If you don’t want to leave your Coffee Date fate to chance, you can also pick up a bag of this limited edition brew:

Getting to know our Friends with Benefits

Based in Edmonton, Square One Coffee creates specialty, craft coffee with a side of community. With two locations, they have the ultimate spots to get your caffeine fix and feel right at home in their cozy spaces. Tell ‘em we said hi!

Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. roasts top notch coffee that’s sustainable and environmentally friendly. For every bag of coffee they sell they plant a tree on Canadian soil (that’s 30,000 trees just West of YYC already!). You can pick up their beans to enjoy at home or drink it all in at their Ramsay location. We know - they’re quite the catch.

These limited edition bags of Coffee Date won’t last long! But don’t worry, because no matter what you spend on at any of our Friends with Benefits, using the Brightside Spend Card, you’re guaranteed to support local and save some extra funds with Brightside!