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Buntin Bursts on to the Business Scene

Craig Buntin's newest venture is taking off almost as quickly as one of the throw jumps he and his pairs partner land on the ice.

Buntin is the owner of Teabean Coffee Co., a new Montreal company. It manufactures and distributes Teabean White Espresso to cafes, restaurants and bakeries. The drink is a sweet tea-like, warm beverage made using white coffee beans.

"Warm and caffeinated without the harsh coffee flavor, it is ideal for those who enjoy sweeter coffees like vanilla lattes or caramel macchiatos," Buntin said. "Teabean White Espresso has a taste that is so unique, most people don't even believe it's coffee."

White coffee beans are baked rather than roasted. "They are all natural with no additives, preservatives or additional processing," Buntin said. "Our world class roastmasters take 100 percent pure premium grade coffee beans and bake them with meticulous care, ensuring that each batch is held to the highest standards of quality."

Indigo Books in Montreal has just signed on as a customer and is holding a launch party on Saturday. The event will be held at Indigo Livres Musique & Café, 1500 Avenue McGill College, Montreal, QC. (tel. 514-281-5549) on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Buntin and pairs partner Meagan Duhamel claimed the bronze medal at the 2010 Canadian Championships; it was their third straight national medal. They earned the silver medal in 2009 and bronze in 2008. Buntin and former partner Valerie Marcoux were three-time Canadian pairs champions (2004-06) and represented Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, where they placed 11th.

Teabean White Espresso (www.teabeancoffee.com) is also available at:

Café Grand
6202 Sherbrooke O.
Montreal, QC H4B 1M2
Phone: 514.303.6425

5601 avenue de Monkland
Montreal, QC H4A 1E2
Phone: 514.485.2652

Wild Coffee & Bistro
632 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1L3
Phone: 250.590.8585