Hudson, Quebec, Canada
Coffee is beautiful, and Kaito’s mission is to honour and reveal its delicate clarity. Responsibly sourced and meticulously roasted in small batches, they do a lot to make your enjoyment of great coffee delightfully simple.
An extensive spectrum of flavour experiences can be found in each coffee, and their burning desire to share these exciting possibilities is what inspires their relentless pursuit of learning and improvement at all stages of production.
Responsibly sourced coffee from great producers around the world provides the foundation of their operation, as they look to build strong and equitable relationships with like-minded people interested in building awareness and communities while bettering the practices and product of the coffee industry.
Once in their hands, they look to preserve the highest degree of quality in their coffees and, with their beautiful Loring roaster, they mix equal parts craft and shameless nerdiness into meticulously developing just the right roast profile to unlock the full potential of nuanced flavours inherent in each bean.
Curating their coffees into coloured collections (Blue, Yellow and Red) based on their flavour characteristics, they encourage exploration and discovery of a dynamic spectrum of taste experiences and offer friendly guiding advice designed to help you get the most out of your daily ritual.
In the end, flavour is a journey that matters only in the context of you and your enjoyment of the cup in your hands, and it is a privilege to help shine some light on the world of possibilities that coffee presents.
MEET HOLLY & PAUL, WITH LEO
Kaito is a boutique coffee roastery, founded by partners in life and business, Holly and Paul von Hoyningen Huene, in their hometown of Hudson, Québec.
Adopting their name from the ‘kite’ fold that sets the foundation from which their origami bird emblem—Wazo—emerges, Kaito encourages thoughtful exploration of the world of possibilities that coffee presents.
With mindfulness and transparency as guiding values, Holly and Paul continually strive to make the most delicious and sustainable coffee, and to share what they love with others who care as deeply as they do.
Part of what is called the ‘specialty’ coffee market, Kaito shares the ‘third wave’ philosophy, but prefers to define themselves as a craft coffee roastery that applies a holistic approach. In a perfect world, they would prefer to be rid of all these labels, and hope that the kind of coffee they (and others like them) lovingly develop may one day become the standard of every cup.
Until then, they’re simply doing their part to reveal something beautiful—one fold at a time.