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Introducing #SummitCulture: Events, Activities, People and Good Vibes

Images supplied by event producer (Upswell) and event host (Garfinkel's)
Images supplied by Art Throw Down event producer (Upswell) and event host (Garfinkel’s)

Whistler is awash with adventurous activities and interesting people to invigorate your body and mind…but would you believe us if we told you there’s more to Whistler than meets the eye? And that, if you really try, you can experience a whole new creative subculture that most don’t even know exist?

Well, we’re proud to say you can and we’re inviting you on a journey – through our new blog series #SummitCulture – that we promise will change your perception of Whistler, forever!

Follow the#SummitCulture hashtag across our social media platforms to discover the unique Whistler events, activities, social scene and awesome local people that typically pass under the radar of 90% of visitors and 60% locals, and it’s our goal to get you involved, and having a great time.

To get in amongst the good stuff, though, you’ll have to venture off the beaten path, most likely learn how to read the bus schedule, and be comfortable getting to know new folks. Sounds fun, right?

Yeah, it does.

Tell Me More I Want to Get To Know #SummitCulture!

Awesome. We’re glad you’re in, welcome to the club.

Now, to stay ahead of the curve we recommend you sign up to our newsletter at the top right of the page. Each newsletter will contain (amongst other great tidbits) the latest Secret Whistler entry as we create them roughly every 2 weeks.

Alrighty, now the introduction is out of the way let’s move on to our first #SummitCulture posting.

In honour or National Coffee Day on September 29th we’re going to answer a question that we always get asked by guests: “Where is the best coffee in town?”. To find out our secret java weapon, check out our post: #SummitCulture #1: Best Coffee In Whistler Is Not What You’d Expect

Enjoy!

#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

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