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Allergens

Does Zavida coffee contain any allergens? 

There are no allergens (including any nut products) in any of our regular or flavoured coffees.

Brewing Instructions

What are the brewing instructions for each different grind type?

While the grind size is determined by the type of coffee maker used, the brewing instructions generally remain the same. For each cup of cold, fresh water (as measured using the coffee pot) add one tablespoon of ground coffee to the filter. One cup of water, one scoop of ground coffee.

Caffeine Levels

Do different types of coffee have different caffeine levels?

Yes, different coffees have different caffeine contents. As coffee is an agricultural product, certain components will change from year to year depending on the weather and other factors. There are two distinct varieties of coffee: Arabica and Robusta. Zavida uses only high quality Arabica coffee beans which have a lower caffeine content than Robusta. From a roasting perspective, darker roasts will tend to have a lower caffeine content but we have found the difference to be minimal. On the brewing side, water temperature and grind size (fine vs coarse) can affect how much caffeine will be extracted. Finer grinds and higher temperatures will yield higher levels of caffeine. Zavida Coffee, brewed at 56 grams (2 oz) per pot, will yield on average 79mg of caffeine per 8 oz cup.

Calories

How many calories are contained in a cup of coffee?

Zavida's regular and flavoured coffees contain approximately four calories per cup of black coffee.

Carbohydrates

Are there any carbs in Zavida Coffee?

Yes (but not much). A typical 8 ounce cup of Zavida's Hazelnut Vanilla coffee without any additional condiments contains approximately 1 gram of carbohydrates per serving.

Carbon Neutral

What does Zavida's Carbon Neutral Certification mean?

Zavida is now 100% Carbon Neutral Certified through our partner Trees for the Future. A full analysis has been performed on the carbon emissions emitted by Zavida Coffee Company as a whole including all energy, gas, fuel and transport, and other items that contribute to carbon production. After this analysis, Zavida's total annual production of carbon was calculated, and Zavida then committed to planting enough trees to ensure these carbon emissions are completely offset. 10,000 trees are being planted in 2010/11 and there are many more to come.

Coffee Storage

What is the best way to store coffee?

If storing coffee for less than 1 week, use an airtight container and store in a cool dark place. If storing coffee for more than 1 week, use an airtight container or bag and place in the freezer. Do not refreeze coffee.

Decaf

What is Naturally Decaffeinated coffee?

Our decaf coffee is naturally decaffeinated using either a patented Swiss Water® Process or a very unique carbon dioxide caffeine removal process. These processes allow the coffee to maintain its unique character and aroma. All of our whole bean and ground decaf coffee contains a minimum of 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ content and our single serve decaf coffee cups contain 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ content.

Double Brewing

What does double brewing mean?

Double brewing coffee simply means doubling up on the amount of ground coffee used with the same amount of water. This is traditionally done when preparing iced brewed coffees. Double brewing will bring out more of the unique coffee flavour as well as protect the flavour when the added ice begins to melt.

Gluten

Does Zavida coffee contain any gluten?

All of our coffees are gluten free.

GMOs

Does Zavida coffee contain any GMOs (genetically modified ingredients)?

We are proud to assure you that all of our 100% Arabica coffees, as well as all flavours used in our flavoured coffees, contain absolutely no genetically modified ingredients (GMOS) and are GMO Free.

Ingredients

What are the ingredients in Zavida Coffee?

All Zavida Coffee contains 100% Arabica coffee. For our flavoured coffee line, we use a blend of Natural and Artificial flavourings that do not contain any allergens or calories. Our Organic line of coffees all contain 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified and USDA/Canadian Organic Certified Coffee Beans.

Instant Coffee

Is your coffee instant coffee?

Zavida does not offer any instant coffee products. Zavida freshly roasts only 100% Arabica coffee and packages it immediately to maintain freshness.

Keurig® Reusable K-Cups®

What grind should I choose for the My K-Cup or Solofill cups?

When adding a product to cart, please look out for our "Keurig My K-Cup" grind which has been verified by our Research and Development team to be best suited for the My K-Cup, Solofill and Ekobrew reusable K-Cups. If grinding your own whole beans, Zavida recommends using an "All-purpose / Drip grind" for both the Keurig My K-Cup and Solofill reusable cups which is similar to table salt in consistency. For more information please see our blog post Coffee Grind Types Explained.

Kosher

Is Zavida Kosher?

Yes! Our facility is certified Kosher by Kashruth Council of Canada. All of our fresh roasted coffees and gourmet MiniSyrup flavours are certfied Kosher and feature the COR 444 symbol.

MiniSyrup

Is MiniSyrup really free of sugar, calories, and artificial sweeteners?

Yes! All of our MiniSyrup Flavour Shots contain no sugar, calories, or artifical/natural sweeteners and are gluten and allergen free. They're even vegan friendly (they don't contain any products derived from animal sources). Our MiniSyrups are also Kosher certified. The nutritional facts and the ingredients for each of the MiniSyrups are listed below.

Calories: 0; Carbohydrates: 0 g; Total Fat: 0 g; Sodium: 0 mg; Protein: 0 g

MiniSyrup Hot Flavour Ingredients:
-Apple Pie, Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon Bun, Coconut Delight, English Toffee, Hazelnut, Hazelnut Vanilla, Irish Cream, Pumpkin Spice, Snicker Kicker: Natural and artificial flavours, water, alcohol, propylene glycol, glycerine
-Bavarian Chocolate, Creme Brulee, French Vanilla, Raspberry Chocolate: Natural and artificial flavours, water,  propylene glycol, glycerine
-Amaretto Almond, Caramel Royale: Artificial flavours, water, alcohol, propylene glycol, glycerine

MiniSyrup Cold Flavour Ingredients
-Mango, Grape, and Strawberry-Kiwi: Natural flavours
-Lemon, Green Apple: Natural flavour, citric acid
-Cherry, Peach, and Raspberry: Natural and artificial flavour
-Lime: Natural and artificial flavour, citric acid

Nut Products

Does Zavida Coffee contain any nut products?

No. Coffee does not contain any nut products and when we use natural and artificial flavourings, we ensure that they do not contain any nut products or allergens.

Organic

What is organic coffee?

Organic coffee enhances biodiversity and is grown without the use of non-organic synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources, organically grown coffee conserves earth and water and is part of an ecological production management system which treats all inputs as small parts of a whole.   

Rainforest Alliance Certified™

What is Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee?

Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee is grown on farms where forests are protected, rivers, soils and wildlife conserved; workers are paid decent wages, properly equipped and given access to indispensable education and medical care. To learn more, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.

Recycling

Can Zavida coffee bags be recycled?

Our coffee bags are BPA free and have a #7 recycling code. Please contact your local recycling depot to confirm which recycling codes are accepted.

Shelf Life

What is the shelf life of your coffee?

Depending on the type of packaging, all coffee products have a different shelf life. The first thing to note is that coffee does not "expire" as it is generally recognized as a safe product to consume many years after it is roasted. However, coffee does have a very important "Best Before" date to ensure maximum flavour and aroma are released. Our 2 lb, 12 oz, and single serve coffee cups have a "Best Before" date on the bottom of the package. Always remember that oxygen, light, and heat degrade shelf life; therefore, all coffee should be stored in air tight containers away from heat and sunlight.

Shipping

Can I ship my order outside of Canada?

Zavida.ca only offers shipping to addresses within Canada. For shipping to the US, visit Zavida.com. Read our full shipping terms.

How do I qualify for free shipping?

We offer everyday free shipping on orders of $65 or more shipped to eligible Canada addresses only (not available for Yukon or Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or RR addresses; other address restrictions may apply). Free shipping will be added automatically to any orders $65 and above. If your order is below $65, you will be provided with a shipping quote upon checkout prior to placing your order. Read our full shipping terms

Sugar

Does Zavida coffee contain sugar?

All of our coffees including our flavoured coffees contain no added sugar.

Tree Planting

Will Zavida really plant a tree with every item purchased through zavida.ca?

Yes! Zavida has formed a new partnership with Trees for the Future, a not for profit organization founded in 1989 by Dave Deppner. Trees for the Future has planted more than 50 million trees around the world in 58 countries. Zavida has committed to planting one tree for each and every single item added to your cart and checked out online at zavida.ca. For more information, visit www.trees.org.