The Team & Story
Walking into Northwood one summer day in Toronto David Schneiderman was introduced to Northwood’s Cold Brew Coffee. Blown away by the taste and quality Dave approached Richard Pope the owner of Northwood and started chatting about cold brew. Rich had started the first wholesale cold brew business in Toronto but it was expanding so fast that he was looking for options.
Dave called up his old friend Moustafa who shared a passion for coffee, and they decided with Rich to rebrand the coffee and launch it on a national scale. The goal was to let Canadians from coast to coast enjoy the tasty brew.
David Schneiderman and Moustafa El Zanaty, both from Montreal. They share a love of cold brew coffee and are committed to bringing cold brew to a larger audience. Montreal and Toronto, two halves, coming together in the shared pursuit of a better brew.
Meet the Bears
After graduating university while playing university basketball in the United States Moose came back home to Montreal and began competing in martial arts. Finding that sport and business have many parallels he took what he learned from competition and began the entrepreneurial journey.
Hobbies: Long walks on the beach, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Whiskey
Favorite Podcast: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Dave has been a lifelong entrepreneur. His first business was selling mixed cd’s in high school and from there he has never turned back. Dave has run cafes, catering companies, bars, and restaurants. Being a coffee lover for years, combining work and pleasure was an easy choice.
Height: 6’1 ft
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Craft Beer, language learning, Hard Work and Staying fit
Favorite Podcast: Gimlet Start-Up Podcast
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Creating Two Bears
With its great taste and distinctive branding, Two Bears is ready to become Canada’s favourite bottled cold brew coffee. Although long popular in the US coffee scene, cold brew is making its way North.
The Two Bears original recipe uses premium speciality grade direct trade beans that are cold brewed over 16 hours to produce a naturally sweet, smooth tasting coffee that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Drink it straight over ice, or with a little milk and sugar, the possibilities are endless.
Two Bears Coffee craft brews our speciality grade cold brew locally in Toronto and is the first Canadian company to distribute our brew Nationwide. We are now available in over 500 locations throughout the country including Whole Foods, Sobey’s, Metro, The Sweet Potato, Ambrosia and Goodness Me. Currently Two Bears Cold Brew Coffee is available in 295ml ready to drink glass bottles, coming in five distinctive flavours: Our Original Cold Brew, Hazelnut Sea Salt, Sweet Cacao, Mint Chocolate and Maple Pecan.