Launch of Roddick Roast, McGill’s Unique Coffee Blend

Student Housing and Hospitality Services Launches McGill’s Unique Coffee Blend Roddick Roast at Mcgill a la Carte event
Published: 29 August 2016

On Tuesday, August 30th, at the McGill a la Carte event, Student Housing and Hospitality Services will launch McGill’s unique Fairtrade coffee blend. This new coffee will be available across both campuses in all non-branded SHHS food service locations as of August 29th, 2016. The price of the coffee will range from $1.79 to $2.19.

The new Fairtrade coffee comes from a cooperative based in the state of Chiapas in Mexico. The Union de Cafetaleros Organicos de Angel A. Corzo (UCOAAC) in Jaltenango de la Paz, Chiapas, Mexico traces its origin to May 1991 and regroups a total of 1,091 Fairtrade and organic-certified farmers.

Van Houtte roasts the coffee exclusively for McGill in small batches in their Ville St-Laurent plant. The coffee profile is smoky and chocolatey and is both Fairtrade and Organic certified.

McGill commits to giving back a premium equivalent to that of Fairtrade to improve conditions for the farmers.

About McGill Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Student Housing and Hospitality Services offers a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment, which is strategically designed to foster the development, education and wellness of our community. We are committed to providing high quality service and maximizing operational efficiency to enhance the living and learning experience of our students, staff and guests. For more information, please visit


For media interviews, contact:

Oliver de Volpi
Executive Chef, Operations and Sustainability
McGill University
Tel: 514.398-5743

Mathieu Laperle
Executive Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services
McGill University
Tel: 514.398-2641

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