Andreas Adams makes one of his slow coffee

Nelson embraces the slow coffee movement

A Nelson coffee lover is offering a new and slower coffee product to the local market.

For the last nine years, Andreas Adams has been a coffee lover.

Drawn to it at 15, it was the culture of coffee that interested Adams, not the taste.

“Growing up, going through high school in Victoria, I’d always skateboard down to Bean Around the World on Fisgard Street in Chinatown. Pretty much every day I would be there hanging out and drinking coffee,” he said.

Adams enjoyed the social aspect of the beverage, which he has now channeled into a business and a movement.

For the past five months, he has been serving up “slow” coffee made in a pour over method or hand pressed espresso.

Through his booth at the Cottonwood Market, Adams is able to share his love and passion for the coffee he makes in an interactive and social way.

“I’ve always been particulary in everything that I do, so coffee is only one aspect where I’ve embraced the ‘slow movement,’” he said. “What triggered it for me is I go to lots of festivals and local events, and one night I said I’d really love a really good espresso right now. I said to a friend, ‘I could be serving espresso to these people.’ Literally the next event that came out I decided to bring my gear and my love for coffee and what I do at home and externalize it and offer it to the community.”

The only electricity he uses is for his special kettle.

“I’ve found there are two categories of coffee,” said Adams. “There is coffee as businesses and then there are the businesses that focus more on quality control, like Starbucks” he said.

An interest for Adams when it comes to coffee is the roasting of the beans.

He uses beans from a small microroaster in Vancouver called Origins, which he orders through John Ward Fine Coffee.

“The great thing about me serving coffee for other people is that I can do it how I want, not working for someone else fulfilling their vision,” he said.

Adams said at coffee shops known as “analog cafes” are popping up in towns like Portland, San Francisco and Calgary.

“The idea of per cup brewing, when I talk about pour overs is really revolutionary and only just touching Canada in Vancouver and Calgary,” he said.

Adams will be making coffee at the Cottonwood Market through out the summer and for more details on where you can find him making coffee visit his website at or on Facebook.


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