Our Story

We believe in building a better community -- that's why we're here.

Our organic coffees, hand-made gelato, loose leaf teas, and healthy food options all come secondary. The reason we exist is to bring people together, show hospitality, and create bonds of friendship in our communities. We do this by showcasing local art, providing a workspace for our community members, hosting open mic nights, and giving away free gelato to the public once a year in exchange for a donation to charity.

We are not licensed, and plan on keeping it that way. We are proud to be a late-night family destination that is safe for our children.

We close nine days of the year for Baha'i Holy Days. More information about these Holy Days and closures can be found here.
From seed to your cup

The Pursuit of Perfection

We believe in ethically sourced, organic fair-trade coffee.
Where are products come from really matters. We work with specific farmers for both our coffee and loose leaf tea, and have travelled around the world to meet our farmers personally. 

We don't believe in pre-ground coffee, which is why you'll find our bags as whole beans -- roasted the morning they're packed. We will grind it for you in-store though, before you take the bag home with you, in case you don't have a grinder; and most retail locations that sell our coffee will have a grinder in-store when you buy a bag of Humani-T beans.
organic coffee
We have five roasts of organic fair-trade coffee, sourced from Central America, South America, and Ethiopia.

Our coffees can be ordered here online, or purchased at your local Sobey's or Pete's Frootique HRM locations. 
hand-made gelato
We control every ingredient that goes into our hand-made gelato, and place special emphasis on creating vegan flavour options made with coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and even water.

Learn more about our gelato here
loose leaf teas
We source our loose leaf teas from Argentina (Yerba Mate), South Africa (Rooibos), Japan (Matcha), and Sri Lanka (Black tea), among various other places around the world.

We also make the meanest chai latte you've ever had, and grind the spices ourselves.

As of now, we don't ship our teas online, but, if you come into our stores, we promise you won't be disappointed.

Meet The Team

Our Squad

Kiyan Sobhani

– CEO
"All I really need in life is Humani-T Awakening Roast and a good deep-house playlist"
Kiyan is a writer by trade who focuses on covering Spanish football -- and, trust me, there are very few things he loves as much as he loves Spanish football. The exceptions? Coffee and people. Humani-T was built on the idea that productive people need proper fuel and good company. 

Humani-T is a lifestyle for everyone -- writers, businessmen, students, athletes, etc -- and Kiyan's mission in life is to bring Humani-T to every nook and cranny on earth, so that everyone can partake in his vision of community building, good vibes, and perfect coffee.
Ashley Cassidy
– Head Barista
Ashley has been a huge part of Humani-T's growth over the past few years. You'll find her running the show at Humani-T South, and slinging beautiful lattes too. She's, quite frankly, just the best.
Justis Wiles
– Graphic Designer
Our resident artist and designer. You'll find Justis's art almost everywhere in the cafe, particularly at our South Park location. He designs our sidewalk signs, product labels, menus, and more. One of the most talented people we've ever come across. 
Nooshin Sobhani
– Public Relations, Social Media
Nooshin is the master behind the scenes. All those gelato pictures you drool from on our Instagram? Yep, Nooshin takes them. Those newsletters you receive once a month? Yep, Nooshin writes them.

Nooshin does a lot of hard work, and she's always around to help answer your e-mails and social media messages!
Join our talented team
We're open for new members. Send us your resume and cover letter