About Us

Our roasting barn in Kemptville, ON

No Go Coffee Co. began in a small rural kitchen in North Gower, Ontario. Karin Rabuka’s dream to one day open a cafe, led her on a quest for knowledge of coffee and coffee roasting. What happened next was small batch roasting and a lot of coffee testing and tasting…which led to a demand from friends and family for amazing fresh coffee! A tiny roaster wouldn’t do anymore.

Eventually a larger roaster was purchased and a wholesale business began. The local grocery store and the North Gower Farmer’s Market welcomed No Go to their roster and the coffee business grew.

Karin Rabuka was born in Nova Scotia and grew up there, in Ottawa and in Toronto. She attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and has been a practicing artist since. Her need to be creative has been an asset to No Go Coffee Co., always looking for creative ways to produce and market her roasts and to create a great coffee experience!

No Go Coffee is striving to be eco-friendly and have taken measures to package the product in compostable bags, transport it in reusable boxes and use an eco-conscious roaster with extremely low emissions. All coffees are fair trade, organic, and roasted weekly in a new rural facility in Kemptville, ON – just down the road from North Gower.