Common Grounds is your only student-owned and operated coffee shop on campus striving for superior environmental and ethical standards. We offer fairly traded organic espresso, biodegradable cups and containers, living wages for student employees, and extended hours of service for when you need us most.
Your coffee shop brews Bean Around the World coffees. These certified organic coffees are purchased directly from cooperatives and plantations, ensuring the highest level of equity for the plantation and compensation for the field worker. The beans are roasted within British Columbia to ensure you a fresh and rich flavour.
Members can be proud of our high environmental standards. Our local coffee and soup cups are made from 100% renewable resources – not petroleum – and are compostable in as little as 45 days! Our biodegradable cutlery is made from GMO-free potato-based resins. And best of all, if you bring your own reusable mug, you get a 50¢ discount!
Common Grounds food is provided by Twin Rivers Cusine, a locally based business led by a team of top-caliber chefs with international experience. We provide fresh options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep our members happily fed throughout the day.
Common Grounds is committed to providing fair and flexible employment to students. Your Students’ Union is setting the example for employers by providing schedules based on your class schedule and a fair, living wage.
Students also need affordable food service on campus. Being a service owned and operated by students allows Common Grounds to provide discounted prices while maintaining high quality. Our extended hours help members who are on campus all day have access to this great service. If you want high-quality, affordable food and coffee, provided at exceptional environmental and ethical standards, meet on Common Grounds!
You can find us in the Students’ Union Building.