One of Kelowna’s most stylish and cool pop up is the Local Chemist owned by Dan, who you can always find at the Rustic Reel Brewery either pouring lattes or roasting beans. The husband and wife, Dan and Kerissa had been dreaming about starting their cafe for a very long time. They searched for spaces to set up their brick-and-mortar in Victoria, Vancouver, and even the Okanagan. Every space they looked at, just didn’t seem right at the time. So, finally, in June 2016, Dan was allowed to start a mobile specialty coffee cart at Green Bay Bible Camp in Kelowna. For 6 weeks and 6 summers, they served specialty coffee to families as a resort feature, and since then, they have not slowed down.
After so many years of being in this industry Dan has finally come to a decision that he is going to be roasting his own coffee here in Kelowna, BC. You can pre order your coffee for the “Ambassador Program”. via the link https://www.thelocalchemist.com/store/1lb-cassette-tape-pre-order
The best part about The Local Chemist is that it is not just about making a drink for you but it is about connecting to people, it’s about providing knowledge to people, it’s about educating everyone. I have known Dan since I moved to Kelowna, BC and something that I know about him is that he needs to make the perfect drink for everyone. There have been times when an espresso shot was not up to the mark and Dan has made a new drink whenever he felt like it.
Everyone has a reason behind why they start a business, for Dan, it was the love for specialty coffee and the passion towards connecting to people gives him a way to know about them.
If you are in Kelowna, BC and you love coffee then Local Chemist is a place where you need to head to try their drip coffee. Dan is famous for using the Gabi Drip Master, what makes it different from other drip coffee is that it has 3 chambers, first one is the water chamber where you pour water, chamber 2 is which has tiny holes which help distribute water, and chamber 3 is where you have the coffee. This gives you high-quality coffee with the perfect pour-over. So don’t forget to visit The Local Chemist when in Kelowna, BC.