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[Pilot Coffee Roasters] Pilot Coffee Roasters - 20% All Blends

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Pilot Coffee Roasters - 20% All Blends

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20% off
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February 16, 2021
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Pilot Coffee Roasters
In spirit of Family Day long weekend here in Ontario, Pilot Coffee Roasters is offering 20% off all blends with code: FAMILY20
Looks like free shipping over $30.

Great way to support your local roaster and/or try new roaster.

Enjoy!
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Feb 14, 2006
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Decent, thank you
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Thanks for posting! I've bought from Pilot several times in the past but it's been a while.

I don't recall who they ship with? I ordered from Social Coffee two weeks ago and my shipment took over 10 days to arrive and I live 40 minutes from the shipping origin lol

If you can, make sure you ship with something other than Canada Post until they catch up.
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Dec 13, 2016
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toronto
Too bad doesn't work on single origin. Still a decent deal with two bags shipped free @ $30.40, thanks
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How does this compare to Kicking Horse?
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Apr 15, 2008
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RandomSanity wrote: Thanks for posting! I've bought from Pilot several times in the past but it's been a while.

I don't recall who they ship with? I ordered from Social Coffee two weeks ago and my shipment took over 10 days to arrive and I live 40 minutes from the shipping origin lol

If you can, make sure you ship with something other than Canada Post until they catch up.
Last time I ordered from Pilot, it came FedEx. If you live in a postal code starting in M4*, they'll use a local courrier.
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Nov 26, 2015
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Pilot is very fast. As stated, if you’re in downtown Toronto they use a courier, which can be same day.
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Apr 15, 2008
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Shaner wrote: How does this compare to Kicking Horse?
From my experience if you order from Pilot it will have been roasted within a week or two from when you get it so it would be fresher. Pilot's coffees tend to be more "adventurous" in terms of flavours.

Even with the sale, Pilot costs about 50% more. It's really up to the individual if they think it's worth it. I'll go back and forth roasters like Pilot and Kicking Horse depending on how baller I'm feeling at the time of ordering.

Thanks OP! Ordered a couple of bags, BTW.
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Jan 18, 2021
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Different category completely, kick horse owned by Lavazza and mass-produced vs pilot which is a smaller batch roast.
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Apr 9, 2007
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Thanks OP! Been saving so much money by not buying coffee while at work that I'm happy to pay a bit more to have the good stuff while I'm at home.
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Sep 4, 2013
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RandomSanity wrote: Thanks for posting! I've bought from Pilot several times in the past but it's been a while.

I don't recall who they ship with? I ordered from Social Coffee two weeks ago and my shipment took over 10 days to arrive and I live 40 minutes from the shipping origin lol

If you can, make sure you ship with something other than Canada Post until they catch up.
I know the other poster commented theirs came via FedEx. Mine had always come via UPS. I’ve ordered 4 times now always during a 20% off sale.

Fantastic coffee. Coworker recommended it and now it’s our go to.
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The last two orders I had from Pilot did not have a roast date on the package (3 different bags & roasts). It's something I found particularly odd. It's not that they were bad, but certain characteristics were missing from the brew (thicker crema). I have had good experiences with their coffee via their shops (brewed and bagged) ... but in my last two online orders have just been disappointing as compared to them.
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Shaner wrote: How does this compare to Kicking Horse?
Kicking horse is better imo. Pilot's coffee is not worth the premium at all. Tried it once, never again.

Plus, when kicking horse is on sale, you can get it for $10/ea
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BeanNumberOne wrote: Kicking horse is better imo. Pilot's coffee is not worth the premium at all. Tried it once, never again.

Plus, when kicking horse is on sale, you can get it for $10/ea
Certainly depends on what you value. Kicking Horse is my favourite grocery store brand but there is really a big difference in freshness and quality when going with a local small-batch roaster. Some of those kicking horse bags have expiry dates like two years in the future and they could have been roasted over a year ago.

The taste is subjective but you may have just chosen randomly rather than choosing based on flavour profile. The way you brew your coffee can also make a huge difference. If you're just using a cheap, automatic brewer you won't get the most out of the more expensive beans.
noreallyitsme wrote: I know the other poster commented theirs came via FedEx. Mine had always come via UPS. I’ve ordered 4 times now always during a 20% off sale.

Fantastic coffee. Coworker recommended it and now it’s our go to.
Thanks! Likely depends on how far away you are from the shipping location. Either way Fedex and UPS are quicker than Canada Post at the moment so I'm in with either one for the time being.
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BeanNumberOne wrote: Pilot's coffee is not worth the premium at all. Tried it once, never again.
Fun fact: they have more than one coffee blend. They don’t all taste the same.
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cheaper_than_cheap wrote: Fun fact: they have more than one coffee blend. They don’t all taste the same.
Wow you don't say? Whenever I try a new bean, I always go for their recommended/most popular. It was not good, reminded me of starbucks. Why would I bother wasting money on their other flavours when I know kickinghorse is better than what I tried?
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Apr 15, 2008
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IamTHEvilONE wrote: The last two orders I had from Pilot did not have a roast date on the package (3 different bags & roasts). It's something I found particularly odd. It's not that they were bad, but certain characteristics were missing from the brew (thicker crema). I have had good experiences with their coffee via their shops (brewed and bagged) ... but in my last two online orders have just been disappointing as compared to them.
That's no good. I ordered on December 27 last time and the beans I got were marked roasted on December 24.

Did you talk to them about it? Just curious about what their customer service might be like!
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Apr 15, 2008
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BeanNumberOne wrote: Wow you don't say? Whenever I try a new bean, I always go for their recommended/most popular. It was not good, reminded me of starbucks. Why would I bother wasting money on their other flavours when I know kickinghorse is better than what I tried?
That's a really interesting comment. How do you brew?

My experience is the other way around. Blends like Three Sisters and Grizzly Claw taste closer to what Starbucks Pike Place or whatever they have on Bold rotation for me... I mean, I still buy Kicking Horse. It's really great value, no doubt. I can't say anything I've gotten from Pilot (I've tried all their blends) tastes anything like I'd get from Starbucks. Maybe Blonde Roast?
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Mar 29, 2019
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Kicking horse is absolutely nowhere near Pilot in terms of quality and freshness. There is a premium, but it's hard to go back once you start drinking it. I use mine for espresso exclusively, so others may have different opinions for drip coffee.

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