In Memory of R. Michael Ratcliffe

Total funds raised by family and friends of Michael was $2,260.94. The Institute matched donations bringing the total to $4,521.88. 

THANK YOU for making this happen and to Frank from Rocanini for providing coffee in Michaels style and name!  Pretty awesome 😊Donation to Paypal in Michael Ratcliffe's Name

Updated May 17th, 2020

We have closed our fundraiser for the @DEWCVancouver in R.Michael Ratcliffe's name. Many gave more then the recommended amount of $30. We can look at this from a few different perspectives, for example money raised will cover one woman’s needs for 900 + days, or 3 for a year or 31 women for a month. Regardless of how we look at it, we are thankful to have done this together, as a community over great distances, all in R. Michael Ratcliffe’s name.THANK YOU !😍 @DowntownEastsideWomensCentre #GivetoDEWC

May 7th, 2020

The Canadian Barista Institute has partnered with Rocanini Coffee Roasters in order to bring awareness and to raise funds for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in R. Michael Ratcliffe’s name. It was on May 9th, 2019 that we lost his joyous force of nature far too early and we want to take time to remember his friendship and celebrate his legacy!

How it Works

The cost of making the coffees will be paid for by the Institute with all profits going to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. The Institute will also match money raised to bring awareness to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre important and good community works in Michael’s name.

We hope you will join us and purchase 2 x 8oz. whole bean bags of carefully selected and roasted coffee in Michaels style!

The Coffees

Haiku Prince RMRThe 1st 8 oz bag will be for filter coffee called: Haiku Prince Drip from Guatemala Antigua Bella Carmona

Yung MonetAnd, the 2nd 8 oz bag will be for espresso called: Yung Monet Espresso from Ethiopia Harrar Kubsitu Cooperative Natural Organic

The suggested price is $30 for both bags which includes shipping. If you wish to pay more you can, just let us know to adjust your invoice.

Express Your Interest

To order, please send us your first and last name, your email address along with your shipping address to

We will fundraise until May 15th.

At that time you will be invoiced directly from Rocanini and coffees will be roasted fresh and shipped out immediately the following week on Monday May 18th, 2020.

Thank You !

Join us to Fundraise in Michael's spirit for: 

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

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