About Us

Championing Canada’s Coffee Industry Forward
The Coffee Association of Canada is a registered not-for-profit trade organization. The CAC and its members are champions for the advancement and enjoyment of coffee in Canada – the most consumed beverage in the country. Our members include coffee roasters, retailers, importers and suppliers, as well as related associations and even just individuals who love coffee! 

For more than 20 years the CAC has advocated on behalf of our membership on government policy and regulations. We work with all levels of government and in partnership with other related industry associations to influence outcomes, ensure our objectives are met and that our interests are both promoted and protected. 

The CAC is also a trusted source of research and knowledge, educating and engaging members, consumers, government and the media about coffee news, health benefits and industry trends in Canada and beyond. 

We are passionate about everything coffee – from bean to cup.
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Governance & Executive

The Governance and Executive Committee’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the CAC will have financial and leadership capacity with a clear, consistent focus to support and achieve the Association’s strategic goals by engaging the Board, Committees, CAC Members, affiliates, CAC staff and/or other resources.

Robert CarterPresident

Coffee Association of Canada

Catherine CrozierChair

McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada

Kim CunninghamVice Chair

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

Christopher MurraySecretary/Treasurer

Zavida Coffee

Board of Directors

Dave OvenellVice President, Sales & Service Canada

Bunn-O-Matic Corporation

Solange AckrillVP Marketing & Corporate Strategy

Club Coffee L.P.

Cynthia ShanksDirector, Communications & Sustainability

Keurig Canada, A KDP Company

Marty SigalOwner

MRT Food Specialists

Lori BrickMarketing Manager

Melitta Canada

Catherine O'BrienSenior Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Nestlé Canada

Vince SgabelloneFoodservice Industry Analyst

The NPD Group, Inc

Robin WhiteVP Strategic Development

Reunion Coffee Roasters

Nicole MurrayDirector of Marketing, Beverages

The J.M. Smucker Co.

Luisa GirottoVice President, Public Affairs

Starbucks Coffee Canada

John MiddlemassManager, Coffee Quality & Innovation

Tim Hortons
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