Written By Guest Writer Coffee & Tea / Libations Dec 27, 2011 Oughtred Coffee and Tea SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJohn Oughtred. Photo by Ellie ShorttOughtred Coffee and Tea has been supplying British Columbians with quality products for almost 40 years. And while they still maintain some of the key principals of good local business that the company established when it first began, much has changed in their near four decade span. A lot of the growth Oughtred has seen is thanks to John Oughtred, who along with brother Michael, has taken a once small-scale distributor and spread its reach to international avenues, with products ranging from fine coffee beans and teas, to organic fruit juice mixes and artisanal ice tea syrups. John has been involved in the business for as long as he can remember, where at a mere 7 years old he was napping on stacked up coffee beans between cleaning trucks and stocking shelves. Since taking the reins from his father, John Oughtred Sr. in 1998, John has been determined to honour the company’s original mission statement – to consistently exceed client expectations by sourcing the highest quality products, supported by comprehensive service, while conducting ourselves in a highly responsible manner – which for him, is all about relationships. From local staff to his contacts in South America, John is adamant about making strong ties and mutually beneficial partnerships by establishing a personal bond with everyone involved. From production and packaging to distribution and marketing, John has created a strong sense of communication and connectedness by removing middleman operators and bureaucratic hurdles. But for John, it’s not just about having a healthy relationship with people. He is passionate about his company’s relationship with the earth, and sources organic products, uses Certified Organic (OCIA), Certified Fair Trade (Transfair), Rainforest Alliance Certified and Utz Certified beans, and implements intensive recycling programs within his business model. And what does the future look like for a company that has over a quarter-century of success behind them? John and his brother plan on expanding their already solid platform by further reducing their environmental impact, increasing strong relationships with contacts both locally and abroad, and continuing to supply customers with high quality products that suit the needs of offices, cafes and those simply wanting to make a great cup of coffee at home. Oughtred Coffee and Tea: 723 Vanalman Ave Victoria, BC. (250) 384-7444 www.oughtred.com CoffeeVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Interesting Locals April 22, 2016 The Caffe Fantastico Story “A full of beans love story for owners Ryan and Kristy Taylor.” It’s a Thursday morning at Caffe Fantastico. You are standing in line ... Read More Coffee & Tea / First Look / Victoria December 23, 2015 Hide + Seek Coffee: A New Coffee Shop in Oak Bay If you are a visitor to Oak Bay village, you may have noticed the papered window in one of the empty stores in the historic Bell Block. In a clean, ... Read More Coffee & Tea August 10, 2015 An Interview with Oughtred Coffee’s Director of Coffee & Co-owner Michael Oughtred Oughtred Coffee & Tea has been roasting and selling coffee in Nanaimo since 1973. Over the years they have grown to serve much of Western ... Read More Coffee & Tea May 25, 2015 Nitro-Infused Coffee is THE Thing This Summer ... Read More Comments are closed.