ROOT 86 realizes that Canadian coffee roasters have many challenges finding the quality and value they need to build their roasting business.  Many times, the quality is not available here in Canada and shipping/importing costs are high for smaller orders.  Often, searching for coffees takes more time than a roaster has to spend.  We have warehouses in Vancouver and Montréal to service all customers across Canada.


ROOT 86 works collaboratively with roasters to find exactly the coffees they are looking for and import large enough volumes to reduce the costs.  We roast together, cup together and discover together.  We're always on the look for great new coffees as the global harvest seasons come around.


This industry is so exciting today with new processing methods, better farming techniques and great new roaster aficionados taking coffee to new levels.  We look forward to partnering with you to source your green coffee supply.


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COVID 19 and the coffee industry - UPDATE

We know everyone has struggled during this difficult time but we will work with our customers to get through this together.

All of our warehouses are in operations and coffee is still arriving, though we have experienced delays at the ports of export and with customs, but coffee is still moving.

We hope you are staying safe and finding ways to enhance your roasting business during this new times.

Thank You!

John Nishiyama

John Nishiyama

Chief Coffee Seeker


Kimber Nishiyama

Chief Bean Counter

About ROOT 86


Started together with Kimber & myself, John Nishiyama.  I am the son of a farmer and was born and raised on the West Coast of Canada.


I’ve been in the coffee farming and green business for over 25 years.  I was in Costa Rica developing large scale agricultural projects and one of the jewels of my work was a 65 hectare (160 acre) coffee farm in the now famous West Valley town of Llano Bonito. Today the farm is producing award winning coffee that showcase in the Cup of Excellence. 


I’ve cupped and roasted coffee Internationally, connecting with farmers, COOPs, exporters and importing companies.  I love the world of coffee and working with new roasters getting started in the business and experienced ones allowing our partnerships to grow.

Kimber is the other half of ROOT 86 in charge of logistics, inventory control and administration. 

Kimber has one of the best noses in the business and is crucial in the grading and coffee selection process.

She is the best at planning out future coffee purchases and managing the importation of this great commodity that we all love.


Kimber will get your beans sorted :-)

Our Services


​- Green Coffee Consulting

- Solutions for micro-roasters

- Discovering unique coffees

- Cupping for Quality Control

- Education: Farm to Cup

- Roasting Equipment Sourcing

ROOT 86 strongly supports the hard work of farmers through direct trade and by working through organizations that have quantifiable programs to assist the farming communities and help create sustainable commerce.

ROOT 86 provides the best service and top grade coffee lots available in Canada, proudly supporting the micro-roaster community.


We'd love to hear from you