ABOUT


 

RELAY Coffee Roasters is enthusiastic about creating a remarkable coffee experience with excellent coffee and exceptional hospitality.  Our mission is about being a coffee roasting company that focuses on people first; farmers & our customers.

Started by husband and wife team, Jason & Rachel Hofing, RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS is committed to roasting fair trade certified and certified organic coffee from a variety of origins. We believe in the economic independence of coffee farmers and community development in the places where they live and work. We believe that coffee should be grown and harvested sustainably, without the use of harmful pesticides and/or practices. All of this encourages a healthier planet, healthy communities and a better cup of coffee.

RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS is dedicated to the craftsmanship of roasting coffee in small batches with skill and care. Diligent attention is given to time, temperature, colour, & aroma in the roasting process. Each origin of coffee is roasted with a unique roast profile to achieve the full potential of its flavours, tones and nuances.

2008, September  - Began roasting in Hamilton, ON as Red Hill Coffee Trade.
2011, February -  Red Hill Coffee Trade opened its first coffee bar in the Hamilton Farmers' Market.
2013, October - Red Hill Coffee Trade opened a second coffee bar, its first brick and mortar location, on Concession Street in Hamilton ON.
2014, December - Red Hill Coffee Trade rebranded as RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS.
2019, May - RELAY opened its third coffee bar in the heart of downtown Hamilton, 27 King William St.

RELAY is committed to building community through participation in a number of local events.  Over the years, we have participated in Supercrawl, Seven Sundays in Gage,Food and Drink Fest, Art Crawl, The Makers Market, the Niagara Food and Wine Show, Festival of Friends, Because Beer, Stuffed, ChocolateFest, Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, Pop Up Hamilton, and Winterfest.

RELAY proudly sponsors Supercrawl, the Hammer City Roller Derby, the Hamilton Film Festival, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hamilton Fringe Festival, and Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival.

RELAY Coffee Roasters (Red Hill Coffee Trade inc.) is the recipient of the First Ontario and Hamilton Spectator 1AWARD in 2012, and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Small Business Award in 2013.