The first Good Earth Coffeehouse opened in Calgary on a hot summer day in 1991. Our Founders, Nan Eskenazi and Michael Going, began with a desire to serve exceptional coffee and wholesome food, with a down-to-earth attitude. Nan hailed from the Pacific Northwest - a coffee mecca of sorts – thus she was in charge of creating the coffee part of Good Earth. Michael grew up on ranches in Southern Alberta and so he had a taste for real, good food and had the recipes too! Between the two of them they got Good Earth off to a good start. Since then many other folks have become a part of Good Earth. And they all brought great ideas, experiences, and recipes with them.