How to Buy Coffee

We’re happy to announce free delivery of freshly roasted coffee beans from our award winning coffee roastery.  The best way to take advantage is to call us with your order at 905-205-078. There is no minimum order within Stouffville. Elsewhere, free delivery with a $50 order.

If you know which coffee you want, you can also e-mail us your order to info@velvetsunrise.ca.  Please include your choice of coffee, quantity,  grind (if necessary), your address and phone number. We will get in touch to arrange credit card or e-transfer for payment.

You can order from our web site and pay with Paypal.  In this case, delivery anywhere in Canada is free with a minimum $50 order. There are 2 main modes for online ordering; by the bag, or subscription.

By the bag orders are made from the coffee page. The drop down menu under coffee will filter the choices by ‘Single Origin’  ‘Signature Blends’ or ‘Seasonal Coffees’ Here are a few direct links to the ‘Buy Now’ page for our most popular selections. We have many more freshly roasted coffees beans available in store than on our web site. We also have the knowledge to guide you to a good selection based on your brewing method, taste preference (mild, bright, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, bold) and roast level (light to  medium to dark).

Velvet Blend (medium)

Black Velvet (bold)

Velvet Espresso (mild)

Solar Eclipse Espresso (bold)

Papua New Guinea (mild)

Colombia (mild)

Peru (medium)

Honduras (bold)

You can sign up for a subscription on the subscription page. There are options for Roasters Choice, Choose your Coffee, Gift Subscription with fixed 3, 6 or 12 month term. The shopping cart and payments are done through Paypal.

We are open for retail Tues-Sat 9am to 4pm. You should be aware of some service modification from March 17th:

  • YES WE ARE SERVING,  TAKE OUT CUPS ONLY
  • WASHROOM IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
  • NOT ACCEPTING CASH – CREDIT OR DEBIT TAP PLEASE
  • NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES PLEASE

We appreciate your continuing support, and our thoughts are with you and your loved ones in trying times. The Velvet Team.

How should I store my coffee?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get.

First, let’s talk about freshness for coffee. As a specialty coffee roaster, our standard of freshness starts the clock ticking on the day the coffee is roasted and packed into our special bags. Our goal is to get the coffee into your hands within 2 week’s of roasting, whether you purchase it at the roastery, at a cafe, or at a specialty grocer.

We know from experience that a household will go through a 400g retail bag of coffee in 2 week’s (on average). With this timeframe in mind, whole bean coffee that is ground fresh for each serving is perfectly fine in the bag it comes in.

In fact, this bag has oxygen and moisture barriers built in, so it’s the best container for it. The whole beans will be great stored in there easily for 4+ weeks. After that time, a slow and slight fall off in aromatics, and a loss of vibrancy in flavour may be noticed, depending on your sensitivity.

For those who need to store coffee longer, we suggest splitting the bag into smaller portions, putting into mason jars or freezer bags, and storing in the deep freezer. Removing the smaller portions from the freezer as needed, let the coffee come up to room temperature before opening the container or bag. We do not recommend re-freezing or refrigerating coffee – ever.

The freshness window get drastically shorter once coffee is ground. If you have a grinder, grind the coffee immediately before brewing, if possible. The room filling aromatics of freshly ground, freshly roasted coffee will prime you system for action. After all, isn’t the smell of fresh ground coffee universally adorable?

If you do not have a grinder, we are prepared for you and will grind the coffee to your specific brewing type right at the point of sale. If you are not sure what the best grind for your brewer is, we can make the advice and recommendation for you. This is the main reason we don’t sell any pre-ground coffee. Plus, the fact that pre-ground coffee will already be stale in the bag by the time you buy it. By stale, I mean oxidized, bitter, and lacking in aromas!

It’s a fact the coffee which is distributed to mass market retailers cannot be freshly roasted. Typically it’s anywhere from 3 months to 1 year old as you find it on the shelf. If you find it on sale, you may find it’s approaching the sell by date. Coffee which is distributed to grocery stores typically has a best before date of at least a year from the date of manufacture. If you see a best before which has 3 months to go, you can pretty much infer that this coffee was roasted at least 9 months ago. Even sealed in a bag, this coffee will have a flat aroma, and be heavily oxidized, meaning bitter.

Our retail partners receive coffee weekly. We roast the coffee to order, and typically deliver within 24 hours of packing. Your assurance of freshness!

Irish Coffee

Our Velvet Sunrise twist on Irish Coffee

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 1/2 T unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 T raw/Demarara sugar
  • 2 oz double shot Velvet Espresso
  • 3 oz hot water
  • 3 T softly whipped cream, unsweetened

Dissolve the sugar and butter in a pan over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Whisk in 1 oz of the whiskey. Pour the other 1 oz of whisky into a heatproof glass or mug. Pull your double shot of espresso and add to the glass. Add the hot water. Add the sugar mixture and stir gently. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately!

Celebrating 10 Years!

Saturday November 30th

Celebrate with us as we sample out our seasonal Nutcracker coffee, collection of holiday cookies, decadent cheesy shortbread and housemade peppermint marshmallows.

*Complimentary refreshments all day*

*Free Velvet Sunrise mug to the first 100 customers*

And introducing Coffee Crack – an addicting, crunchy combination of caramel brittle, milk chocolate, coffee beans and toasted almonds.