Microroaster and Cafe in Toronto Serving Premium Specialty Coffee Since 1995
We are a small-batch coffee roaster and cafe that has been operating out of the same location in Kensington Market for nearly 30 years. We pride ourselves on being one of the first specialty coffee microroasters in Toronto.
Moonbean started as a neighbourhood spot providing locals freshly roasted coffee with an extensive choice of beans from around the globe. We have become a fixture in the ever-changing landscape of Kensington Market, serving both our loyal customer base and newcomers with an interest in the world of specialty coffee.
Our goal has always been to make high grade coffee accessible to everyone and to provide a range of beans with unique flavour profiles for affordable prices. Despite being at it for so long, it hasn’t affected our excitement and love for what we do. We are committed to continue exploring new varietals, to foster relationships with suppliers that engage in sustainable farming practices, and to bring our customers the highest quality coffee possible.
Our Selection Process
At Moonbean, the quality and flavour of the bean is our main priority. We only source beans from producers and farmers that are ethically and sustainably run and that use techniques to ensure the highest quality of bean. Beyond ethical considerations, our selection process takes into consideration a variety of other key factors, including, but not limited to: seasonality, availability of the bean, crop quality for that year, and taste profile so as to be able to offer our more curious customers an introduction to unique flavours.
Our beans go for highly competitive prices which are increasingly difficult to find in today’s specialty coffee market. We believe that specialty coffee doesn’t have to just be a treat or for a special occasion. Providing high quality beans that are budget-friendly for your daily coffee routine is our priority.
We roast our beans in-house twice a week and ship them the same day so they arrive fresh at your door. Our beans are available to purchase in bulk (1lb-5lbs) both in-house and for delivery Ontario-wide.
If you are in the area, feel free to stop by for a free sample of a bean you are interested in!