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Coffee and Town Hall Brands

By Kathleen Beveridge Today is National Coffee Day or as Howard Schultz would say, "I can't imagine a day without coffee."


That being said I am not a coffee drinker, my choice of hot beverage has always been tea BUT there is something to be said about the smell of coffee brewing, the sounds of a coffee shop and the time spent with a warm mug in hand with friends, family and co-workers.

What I've noticed since joining Town Hall Brands last year is that our team loves coffee and that coffee is integral to our creative process to ensure we provide the best work for our clients. Whether creative design or communications you can bet each team member has a cup of coffee on their desk bringing focus and creative stimulation.

Now there has been studies that say coffee does not increase creativity however, for the team here I'll respectfully disagree. Coffee keeps us fueled up and when we need those mental breaks the walk to the coffee shop usually clears the mind enough that productivity is when returning to our desks.

In case you were wondering here's how the each team member enjoys their coffee!


I like my coffee with just a little bit of milk and I like it to be strong. When I have a latte I like four shots of espresso and soy milk. No sugar. I'm sweet enough.


Depends on whether it’s good coffee or not. If it’s good coffee it’s black.


Often. With lots of cream.


With two (almost) vegans and one with dairy allergies in the house, we rarely have regular (cow’s) milk in the fridge, even though that’s my personal preference. That, and half a teaspoon of brown sugar. Always brown. I rarely get a hot cup of coffee at the home office, but my Stanley mega-thermos keeps it hot enough for the commute to Town Hall HQ. Other than that, I have a Nespresso ‘pixie’ which has served me well for years. My favourite pod is the Arpeggio. It’s intensity is 9/10. Just like me. And for the record, being environmentally-conscious, we scoop the grinds in the compost and recycle the aluminum. Love you, mother nature!


COFFEE IS MY EVERYTHING. IT DESERVES ALL THE ALL CAPS. I need it to be piping hot, fresh ground, and something like Kickinghorse, Ethical Bean or Salt-Spring. I like cream and sugar in it (not too much of either).


Americano black.


Tea please! Any and all kinds. Or if I have to choose a coffee make it sickly sweet-Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Mocha's, Carmel Machiattos. I may love the smell but the taste not so much.


Office coffee with 2 creams every morning. Sometimes with sugar if I’m feeling lazy and go to a café.


I like plain Jane drip coffee with almond milk and HONEY.

Cheers to National Coffee Day! May your day be filled with your favourite brew.

Meet Genevieve Dufresne #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese Well its a new week to bring you an amazing person to meet #withTownHall!

If you are new to reading this blog or new to our company – we want you to know that we are proud that we have a big network, and we are continually meeting new and interesting personalities.

We want to make the world smaller by introducing people to each other - so sometimes our people #withTownHall are part of our team, sometimes they are clients, and sometimes, like this week, they are just cool people we want to introduce to the world.

This week #withTownHall, we are rolling in on #featurefriday to introduce you our intern - a rising superstar publicist - Genevieve Dufresne.

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Born and raised on the West Coast, Genevieve grew up in the small town of Langley, British Columbia.

She now lives in Kitsilano, the ocean and mountains on her door step, and with all the cities and countries Genevieve has traveled to considered, she still believes there’s no place on earth like Vancouver.

This past January Genevieve returned home from backpacking Nicaragua. Often her favourite part of her travels are tied to eating. To her, the distinct local food and drink of a place are absolutely essential to experiencing it, and she’s been known to embark on scavenger hunts in order to track them down when on the road. (Same goes for beer. And wine.)

This, paired with her love for people, has naturally made her a good fit for the hospitality industry, where she continues to work as she studies Public Relations full time at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. PR excites Genevieve; ever since she can remember, she has grown excited when sharing thoughts, ideas and stories. The opportunity to dissect, analyze and discuss other peoples’ histories and experiences brings her great joy.

It was her recent interest in volunteering for the BC Hospitality Foundation that led Genevieve to Town Hall Brands.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her interning with the team learning the ins and outs of PR and communications while bringing her own unique insight and experience to the job.

Will you help us say hi and welcome Genevieve to #withTownHall?

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