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#SummitCulture: Best Coffee In Whistler Is Not What You’d Expect


Best Coffee In Whistler Mount Currie Coffee Co

Jitter juice, jet fuel, morning thunder…what ever you choose to call it coffee is important to locals and guests here in Whistler. It perks us up on early morning pow days, gets us up for extended play in the bike park after a long day at work or out adventuring, and it is regularly used as a gift from guests to retail assistants to show appreciation for really great service.

So being at the heart of a town that some-what runs on ‘jitter juice’ we are regularly asked by people who stay with us “Where’s the best coffee in Whistler?”.

When asked, it’s a question we ponder carefully because no-one wants to be ‘that person’ who recommended a bad coffee. So after rigorous, and somewhat scientific testing, we stumbled upon Whistler’s best kept coffee secret and we’re about to let you in on it.

So shhhh, don’t tell everyone.

The Big Secret: Emma at Mount Currie Coffee Co.

Whistler’s secret coffee weapon is not a special bean, an innovative new machine or a particular method, as you might expect. It’s pure passion…. in the form a person.

A person we’re going to call “Emma”. Why? Because that’s her name and we really want you to ask for her next time you’re in town!

Disclaimer: You have to be in Mount Currie when you ask for her, we can’t guarantee you’ll get the right Emma (or even coffee) if you ask for her at any other establishment in town

Who: Emma

Where She’s From: Calgary, Alberta

Moved To Whistler: June 2014

Lives In Whistler Because: “The mountains are right there! In Calgary you have to travel to get up the hill, here it’s right on my doorstep”

What Makes Emma’s Coffee So Awesome: She was trained by some of the best barista’s in the country – Phil & Sebastian, in Calgary. Coffee-lovers you may know Phil & Sebastian because their staff regularly make appearances at The Canadian National Barista Championship as competitors and judges. And thankfully for Whistler, they passed on their golden knowledge to our new favourite barista, Emma.

To find Emma and her exquisite coffee just mosey on down to Mount Currie Coffee Co on Main Street, Whistler. It’s just a few steps from the hotel and we know you’ll love her and her joe.

She Makes The Best Coffee In Whistler, Literally. They’re Not Paying Us To Say This

Honestly. We won’t go anywhere else now, we’re hooked. See you there!

Emma At Mount Currie Coffee Co Making A Cappuchino

New here?  Welcome and thanks for stopping by!


This annual event is one you cannot miss! Cornucopia is Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food and takes place over the November long weekend from the 10th to 13th.

The festival celebrates everything about wine and food.Over the four days and nights you can take part in fascinating seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals, enjoy wine makers’ dinners, attend gala tasting events and dance the night away at the famous after parties.  Cornucopia offers something for everyone, whether you are an experienced gourmet or just appreciate a glass of wine and fine food.  Cornucopia is now recognised as the “West Coast’s premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza”.

Highlights of Cornucopia include the recently announced Chef’s Table Luncheon featuring Dale Mackay from Ensemble Restaurant. Dale MacKay is Canada’s Top Chef winner and will be making a multi-course extravaganza, paired with delicious local wines.  The Luncheon will be held in the intimate and breath-taking setting of a Whistler mansion.

The legendary Masquerave at the Bearfoot Bistro returns to Cornucopia this year. This is a must-attend extravaganza which will feature local and international wines, champagnes, light shows and sexy burlesque entertainment.  Enjoy gastronomic creations by Bearfoot Bistro executive chef Melissa Craig and other top chefs from Vancouver and Quebec.

The CRUSH Gala Tasting held on the Friday and Saturday evening at the Whistler Conference Centre is the flagship tasting event of Cornucopia.  Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere whilst you sip, sample and savour your way through dozens of wineries from all over the world.

After the CRUSH Gala tastings there will be the infamous After Parties! Details are still to be finalised, however Araxi Restaurant have confirmed they will be hosting the famed Bubbles + Oceans after party.  This will be an unforgettable night of brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from 30 of the world’s top Champagne and sparkling wine houses, in celebration of Araxi’s 30th anniversary.

Day time events include the Viking Stage Series tastings, Chef’s Trip to the Farm, Chef’s Table Luncheon and number of seminars.

For a complete schedule of events, times and to purchase ticket, please visit the Cornucopia Website

Whistler Cornucopia Extravaganza 2010

If you are in Whistler between November 11 and 14 be sure to check out the annual Cornucopia event.

Four days of wine, food and fun! This is Whistler’s 14th year celebrating, what we call, the Cornucopia extravaganza.

Thursday opens with a house party at 5pm, and continues through the night with ARTrageous.

This year both Friday and Saturday presents the Cornucopia’s Crush Gala Grand Tasting in response to the high ticket demand.

Sunday hosts a variety of workshops, seminars, demonstrations and lectures on the best in food and wine.

Join world famous chefs and wine makers from around the world, and indulge in the luxury of food and drink during your Whistler vacation.

If you are interested in joining us for this event and have not yet booked your stay contact us to arrange your Whistler hotel accommodations.

Summit Lodge is here so you can kick your feet up and enjoy the best of what Whistler resort has to offer. Do not forget to take advantage of our in-hotel spa while you are here, to add to the buzz of this weekend extravaganza.