If the passion for coffee was an Olympic sport, any guesses as to how Vancouver would rate? Well, there’s no doubt that this city loves coffee and would take the podium to pick up a bronze medal. That’s right – according to matadornetwork.com, Vancouver ranks third in the world as a city of coffee lovers – right after Sacramento and Manilla. Considered to be the undisputed epicenter of Canadian coffee culture, Vancouverites look far beyond the utilitarian outlets like Starbucks and Tim Horton’s, to focus on the dozens of crafters and roasters that dot the city’s landscape. Vancouver’s coffee explosion began nearly three decades ago, with its proximity to Seattle’s export of the Starbucks brand. The chain created a coffee culture revolution on the Canadian west coast and has fundamentally changed the way Vancouver residents think about coffee. In response to the huge demand for – and interest in – all things coffee, locals were inspired to open their own shops and the Vancouver coffee culture – along with the outlets that supply coffee machines – flourished. It’s safe to say that there’s a coffee – and a coffee machine – in Vancouver for everybody, whether they prefer slow-to-make pour-overs or espresso beverages.
You could almost say that coffee is one of Vancouver’s most prominent regional stereotypes, much like fishing in the east and the agriculture of the interior. In fact, there has never been a better time to experience the rich coffee culture that the city has to offer, whether it’s in the form of established local roasters, internationally renowned multi-roaster cafes or high-quality one-off shops. Yes, Vancouver absolutely lives up to the hype. So, assuming that Vancouver is a city of passionate coffee LOVERS, it only stands to reason that it’s also a city of coffee MAKERS. What about the machines that do the brewing? Where and how do they come into play?
Vancouver is home to some leading coffee machine suppliers. Quality Coffee Systems, located in Burnaby, was established in 1998 and is considered to be one of the pioneers of the West Coast’s coffee legacy. QCS specializes in high-quality coffee solutions for both residential and commercial use, dealing in Swiss, French and German brands that deliver advanced features, minimal downtime and maximum durability.
But the advantages don’t simply stop with our outstanding portfolio of coffee machines. As a family-owned and operated business, QCS has crafted a reputation of exceptional after-sales support, which speaks for itself when looking at the long-term client relationships we have forged. Our customers rely on us for timely and efficient equipment servicing, repairs, replacements and repeat purchases. And while we don’t claim to carry the cheapest products on the market, we do proudly represent the finest.
Drop by the QCS showroom to see what we’re talking about.
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