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Organic coffee in compostable bags.

What’s MELK’s story?

Our main goal was to democratize specialty coffee, to open a '3rd wave' cafe where everyone would feel comfortable, not just the initiated. We now have four wonderful branches in Montreal where everyone feels good; customers and employees.

Rapid-fire questions!


Why did you choose coffee?  In 2011, we drank real good coffee for the first time. We then canceled our plans to open a restaurant and trained with Gwilym Davies the 2009 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP winner at his training center at the Prufrock Café in London. We didn’t understand anything he was explaining to us…. But at least we were on the right track!

What’s your "Tt factor"? Our real intention is to do the right thing for the environment. We are the only Canadian roaster to be certified organic and biodynamic. We work in direct relation with a factory in New Zealand which manufactures compostable bags in a garden bin. We also work very hard to make our coffee delicious in your home, in your machine, not just in our cafes.

Your Top 3…:


…in coffee? The first real good coffee I drank in 2011!

…roaster? Those who are not pretentious!

…mentor or your greatest inspiration? Spiro Karagianopoulos who helped us a lot when we started.

You are…

Washed or natural? Washed

Espresso or Filter? Depending on the month

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