Spun Studios
Est. 2004

Bean Around the World

Bean Around the World Coffees
North Vancouver, Canada
eCommerce Website
Spun Studios
Spun Studios & Shopify
Shopify eCommerce
Responsive design
Hella-good coffee


The first time I entered BATW's roastery, as my eyes adjusted from the bright sunshine outside, I heard the unmistakable sound of a dog running at me. Full speed! Tags jingling, toenails clacking and slipping against the floor as her body struggled to catch up with her feet. Tongue hanging out and tail wagging, this was no junkyard guard dog, but rather a friendly and faithful companion excited to meet someone new.

Turns out this wasn't the only pooch at the roastery. I soon met two more! Obviously a dog-friendly workplace, the entire roastery has a laid-back and inviting atmosphere that caught me by surprise. The roasters, having honed their craft over so many years, have got the roasting process so dialled that any stress that accompanies hand-roasting coffee beans in massive, hot, cast-iron roasters is long gone. Or, maybe they're Zen masters.

All of BATW's artisanal coffees are roasted by sight, smell and sound in old-world Probat roasters - without the aid of computer automation. A technique that has served them well for more than 25 years.

The challenge

BATW has been a client of ours since 2004. In that time we've managed their original website, designed and built a second, and now a third!

In 2014 it was decided that BATW would offer their amazing coffee beans for sale online, so a new website was needed. Using Shopify as their eCommerce platform, SPUN designed a custom theme that captures the essence of what Bean' is all about.

Oh, and the coffees ordered online aren't just pre-roasted beans that have been sitting on the shelf for God know's how long. All beans sold are roasted to order, just as they've always done.