For many of us, making coffee is as much a part of our start-of-the-day routine as brushing our teeth. As we’re sleepily sipping our morning pick-me-up, however, it can be easy to overlook the story of how our coffee gets from the farm to our cups.

Pilot Coffee Roasters is dedicated to helping people understand where their coffee comes from and, this year, they’re celebrating 10 years of sourcing and roasting some of the best coffee possible. First opened in 2009, Pilot has grown from a single specialty cafe and micro-roastery in Leslieville to a full-service roastery, cold brewery, training provider and cafe operator with seven locations across Toronto, including a seasonal container cafe that's currently open at The Bentway.

Although Pilot has expanded, their commitment to high-quality, sustainable coffee has remained unchanged. Almost all of Pilot’s coffee follows a direct trade sourcing model, which means Pilot visits the country of origin and purchases the beans directly from the producers.

In addition to high-quality beans, Pilot knows the secret to great coffee is preparing it right. That’s why they offer public coffee training courses, led by experienced educators, to help you become a better barista at home.

The ability to make exceptional coffee at home and the knowledge that your beans come from an ethical source? It’s a whole new kind of morning pick-me-up.

To celebrate, we’re teaming up with Pilot to give away a barista training course for one reader and three friends, valued at $600. Covering the fundamentals of specialty coffee and espresso-based drinks, the three-hour program will help you and your friends to up your homebrewing game.

To enter, answer this simple question below:

The question is: When did Pilot first open?

Competition closes: 5th July 2019

By entering this contest you agree to Pilot Coffee Roasters' terms and conditions. You also agree to share your information with Pilot Coffee Roasters and receive email communications. You may unsubscribe from any of these at any point.

Prize open to residents of Canada excluding the province of Quebec.

Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value.

The prize consists of:

- A Pilot Coffee Roasters barista training course for one reader and three friends, valued at $600

Contest closes July 5th, 2019 at 23:59 pm EST and a winner will be notified by email.

The winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize. If there is no response after 24 hours, a runner up will be randomly selected.