Good Earth Cafes soon to be Brewing in Winnipeg

Good Earth continues expansion in Western Canada

CALGARY/ALBERTA/MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire) - Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery, a Calgary based success story, is bringing its authentic coffeehouse concept to the Winnipeg market. The plans are to open 8-10 locations within the next 3 years. The first cafe is expected to open in mid to late 2009. Sites downtown, on Broadway Avenue, Corydon Avenue and Kenaston Village are currently under consideration.

Michael Going, President and Co-founder of Good Earth says that "We are thrilled to contribute to the coffee culture in Winnipeg. This city has such a vibrant street scene and strong sense of community. We are looking forward to playing our part in this great community."

Good Earth has carved out a niche in the competitive coffee market with its 100% organic, shade grown and fair trade coffee. The coffee beans are also small batch roasted for the freshest coffee possible. Along with its top quality coffee and espresso, Good Earth offers food that is made from scratch using fresh, wholesome ingredients and includes items liked Scones, Muffins, Cookies and Squares that are baked fresh daily. It also offers lunch specials such as Macaroni and Cheese and hearty Soups and Stews.

Good Earth is a model that a business can be successful by doing what's important for customers, the community and the environment. All the cafes are 100% wind-powered, which costs more, but Good Earth believes it's the right thing to do. Serving 100% organic coffee and non-processed foods is also more expensive but it's better for customers. Good Earth is also active in supporting the communities in which it operates. It is currently celebrating the Holiday Season by donating $1 from the sale of each of its popular Gingerbread Families to local charities within each of the communities that it operates.

About Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery:

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery was founded in Calgary, Alberta in 1991, by entrepreneurs Nan Eskenazi and Michael Going. With a reputation for excellence, Good Earth has long been known for their premium coffee, espresso-based beverages as well as wholesome baked goods and food products. Good Earth has focused on creating a unique experience for customers through the combination of a distinctive coffeehouse environment, a passion for good food and social and environmental responsibility. The company continues to expand the café chain throughout Western Canada through franchising while maintaining its unique position and brand in the coffeehouse industry. Good Earth is now a chain of 20 cafes with locations in Calgary, Okotoks, Red Deer, Edmonton, AB and Kelowna, BC. For additional information, visit www.goodearthcafes.com.

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