Fort St. John, Northeast BC

Hell’s Half Acre Coffee Company

Fort St. John, Northeast BC


In 2016 the idea was born, to build the freshest cup of coffee. We knew right away it would be tough to be the best, but what we did know was that we could be fresh. 2019, our passion had driven us to make the move to 100% Certified Fair Trade Organic. We are proud to say that as of 2020, all our lines bear the FTO symbol. Family owned, we have always placed a high premium on adventure, tradition, family, fun, and philanthropy. Our coffee is dedicated to the pioneers that dared to follow a dream and take control over their own destiny. In 1937, they followed a vision to create a trade route that would provide a link to the west coast through the Rocky Mountains via a low pass. With little to no government support, these pioneers lead a drive to push the route through themselves. Hell’s Half Acre gets its name from the most daunting section of land negotiated by the trail blazing crew. It is a quarter mile section, where huge chunks of rock lay in their way, the product of an ancient slide off the face of Mount Watts. Sadly, the project came to a halt, but not before they had managed to drive, push, pull and coax a Ford Model A through the pass carrying a symbolic bag of grain. The outbreak of World War II spelled the end of the project as many of the participants dropped their tools and lined up to serve. Some made the ultimate sacrifice. Our coffee lines all pay homage to the breathtaking lands we roam, and the prodigious traditions surrounding it. From the Muskwa River that plunges through the Bedaux Pass in the Northern Rocky Mountains to the Kiskatinaw River in our own backyard, the history of this incredible area is roasted into each and every one of our beans. As brothers, we love what we do, and we have fun doing it. Throughout the last 4 years we have enjoyed every minute of roasting, tasting, tweaking, and roasting again. When the opportunity came up to form a fundraising program to support organizations we care about, we couldn’t pass it up. Who doesn’t want to drink coffee and do good in the world? Answer: No one. Who drinks Hell’s Half Acre? Campers after hours of backcountry touring, parents getting their kids ready for the day, mountain climbers at summit, frontline workers before their shifts. In other words? Fearless, daring, intrepid men and women, who want the best.


6 Employees

In Business Since 2017

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Best Community Impact


What motivated you to start your business and what core cause do you support?

In 2016 the idea was born, to build the freshest cup of coffee. We knew right away it would be tough to be the best, but what we did know was that we could be fresh. 2019, our passion had driven us to make the move to 100% Certified Fair Trade Organic. We are proud to say that as of 2020, all our lines bear the FTO symbol. Our coffee lines all pay homage to the breathtaking lands we roam, and the prodigious traditions surrounding it. From the Muskwa River that plunges through the Bedaux Pass in the Northern Rocky Mountains to the Kiskatinaw River in our own backyard, the history of this incredible area is roasted into each and every one of our beans. As brothers, we love what we do, and we have fun doing it. Throughout the last 4 years we have enjoyed every minute of roasting, tasting, tweaking, and roasting again. When the opportunity came up to form a fundraising program to support organizations we care about, we couldn’t pass it up. Who doesn’t want to drink coffee and do good in the world? Answer: No one.

Why do you deserve to win the Best Community Impact award?

As brothers, we have always put a high premium on supporting good causes, and acting in our community. We believe that in addition to exceptional coffee, we demonstrate a "People First" attitude in every endeavor our company takes on.

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