Quaint coffee location with a very pleasant aroma and an interesting selection of beans. Had an americano with the... seasonal bean which had a delicious wineish profile~ A gem of a coffee place outside of downtown that I've been to!read more
Came here to buy beans and get some coffee. Great experience overall. Iced Americano was excellent and the espresso was... delicious.This light roasted I picked up was excellent as well. Will go here againread more
A friend of mine bought me a bag for Christmas and I haven’t stopped since. My favourite is Brazil but Peru is a close... second. Love love love the coffee from here!! My order just arrived and it’s super exciting!!read more
We use to live in Stouffville and frequented this fine establishment many times a week, sometimes a day. Mark and... Lisa's knowledge of coffee, beans and the roasting process is unparalleled. Julia is extremely friends and is also very acknowledgable. Now that we are in Peterborough, we find ourselves lost without our coffee from Velvet Sunrise but when we are in down, we make sure to get our fill!read more
Amazing local family owned business. I used to get their beans from Village Grocer but once I discovered they were... close by I buy direct. The coffee is incredible and they often have unique lots which are fun to try. Highly recommended.read more
This was a very nice place. The aroma of their coffees stretched across their shop like a fine crema, and right away I... knew I had found a good little spot for coffee. The place is quite small, yes, but as with an espresso shot it is concentrated with goodness and taste. There's lots of quality coffee in this little store.I purchased three bags of freshly roasted coffee beans, all of which had come out of the roaster only a few days earlier. One of the bags of beans was so freshly prepared, it had been roasted the previous day! They mark the dates of roasting right on the bags, which are packaged nicely and stocked in an organized fashion on a display wall.I've since gone home and sampled all three of the coffees that I bought; Paubrazil for my regular cups of coffee, plus Steampunk and Solar Eclipse for my espressos. Each turned out to be quality roasts of beans, good and tasty and unmistakably fresh. I'm particularly fond of the Solar Eclipse Espresso, but that's just my taste (which runs a bit toward the dark side). The prices are fair for the quality, the business is rather local, and the coffee is quite delicious. I'll be buying beans from here again, to be sure!read more
Great place to get freshly roasted coffee beans.Usually I go there every 1-2 months and pick up a few different... ones.Since switching almost exclusively to this shop a few years ago I can say that the quality has always been consistently high.They mostly sell to restaurants but whenever I drop by their Stouffville location see other people buying beans there.It is possible to order from their web site too, or at least check what is available.You can also get a cup made for you there as they have a professional espresso machine.Depending on the kind of coffee I sometimes fiddle with how fine or coarse I grind it or try different brewing method.This coffee should not be mixed with any milk cream or sugar. It is too good for that and as it cools it develops more and more taste notes.read more
I have been buying fresh roasted coffee beans from Mark and Lisa for years. Always fantastic. You know its fresh... when the date is on the bag. I'll even stop by on my bike rides to pick up a bag and a quick shot. Loved the Sero Bebes Eastern Highlands that you delivered last time.read more
Located in the heart of Stouffville, Velvet Sunrise sells at a very competitive price. Coffee selection is good. I like... their beans from Kenya & Burundi. I only wish they had choices of the beans in different roast profilesread more
I have tried many beans for my espresso maker over the years from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary but none... beats Velvet Sunrise Coffee Roasters in Stouffville. The Paubrasil roast is superb with true notes as described. Mark cares enough to provide personalized service and support. There is no need to search further for the best roasters. It is right here.read more
This is my very favourite place to get coffee. I love that they roast their beans right on premises so they're always... fresh. Lisa makes the best drinks and the most delicious treats. Julia always greets you with a smile and the friendliest "hello". Mark knows the most about coffee then anyone I know. I've learned so much about the coffee industry, the different ways to make coffee, to tasting all the key ingredients. There really is something for everyone there.This is a must stop place to visit in Stouffville.read more
Gorgeous truly velvety blonde espresso; I bought a bag of beans. Their coffee gear is the best. I also bought white... chocolate and fine tea stocking stuffers. A godsend. Personally I would like to know if my beans are 3 or 6 days old (roast date on each bag), but I'll take "we roast each week".read more
You don't really know that coffee can taste really different until you go to Velvet Sunrise. The coffee is extremely... fresh and you can taste the flavour it's supposed to have- different beans, different flavours. Mark and Lisa are great and take the time to talk to you about their products. Definitely try the baked goods!read more
I'm being generous giving 3 stars, I give 5 stars for the coffee beans, I bought a pack for my home coffee machine,... it's really good coffee. But I'm giving zero stars for the staff! Worst service ever. The lady serving was making herself a coffee so she ignored me standing at the counter for ages until she made her coffee, then she fobbed me off to another staff member so she could leave and drink her coffee. They made you feel like customers were an inconvenience. Disappointing.read more
Mark is a huge coffee geek!!! From water quality to the brewing, he knows ALL. And huge coffee geeks create the best... coffee shops! The shop itself has teas, coffee, beans (their own blend, plus "in-season" beans) for sale. As well as coffee brewing gizmos* and all their accessories, and even a home-roaster if you want to roast green coffee beans at home.read more
We’re updating a couple of our staple Single Origin coffees and you will be pleased to know they're organic and fair trade certified! On top of that excitement the countdown has begun to our annual open house that we’ll be having on December 3rd this year. And, read...
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The previous version of Velvet Espresso had 2 coffees in it, roasted together.The reason behind that was the two coffees were almost the same. Having almost exactly the same density, moisture content, and average bean size.They worked well when roasted together.That...
While dialing in brewing recipes for a recent coffee, it occurred to us how often we recommend the Chemex. Yet, we leave little explanation to our favouritism. We love the Chemex for much more than its aesthetic appeal. It's a durable, efficient brewing method that...