SS Malcolm Cann, Guysborough to Mulgrave - Courtesy the Guysborough Historical Society

Our Story

The Full Steam Coffee Company was born from a vision – to restore the proud trading legacy of a seacoast village in Nova Scotia and to create sustainable jobs in our community, by producing a fine cup of coffee.

The coastal steamships that once brought goods and people to the villages along the shores of Chedabucto Bay today live in the Full Steam logo. From our roaster on the historic Guysborough harbour, the Full Steam Coffee Company embodies the fresh sea air, industrious people and proud determination that has kept our seacoast village alive over the past four centuries.  This unique seacoast spirit is behind every batch of certified Fairtrade and organic coffee we roast.

We hope you enjoy the work of our skilled roasters and with every cup of Full Steam Coffee, you will experience the spirit of our special place by the sea. 

Thank you for joining us on our voyage.


Glynn Williams

Why Certified Fairtrade Coffee?

Fair trade is an important part of the Full Steam Coffee Company vision to bring back the proud trading tradition of Guysborough harbour. With each bag of coffee sold, people are not only supporting Fairtrade certified coffee producers from around the world, they’re supporting workers in a region of Canada hard hit by the decline of traditional industries. Choosing Full Steam Coffee makes a difference in the lives of hard working people at home and abroad.

Learn more about the difference you can make in the world by purchasing fair trade products at the Fairtrade Canada website:

Why Certified Organic By Pro-Cert?

Coming from one of the most pristine and least densely populated area of Canada, the protection of our environment is important to us at the Full Steam Coffee Company. That’s why every bag of Full Steam Coffee is certified organic by Pro-Cert.

Choosing Full Steam Coffee shows your support for healthy communities and environments here in Canada and in the regions where our coffees are grown.

Learn more about the work Ecocert Canada does to guarantee organic compliance throughout the supply chain here:

Why Certified Kosher by COR?

COR is the kosher certification trademark used by the Kashruth Council of Canada, the largest kosher certification agency in Canada. COR certification provides further verification of the high quality standards in our coffee roasting facility and certifies that we meet the highest quality kosher dietary standards, enabling our coffee to be enjoyed by more people. Choosing Full Steam Coffee means your bag of coffee meets the strict dietary requirements requested by more than 15 million consumers who seek out strictly kosher products in North America, viewing them as more wholesome.

Learn more about the work COR does to ensure Kosher compliance in Canada:

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