Meet the owners - Dan and Steph
My name is Dan Massicotte and I am co-owner/operator/head roaster for Espanola Coffee Roasters. My coffee journey began at the old A&P, in the coffee section with my grandmother where she would grind her coffee fresh every week. She would let me have a cup of coffee with her in the morning at 9 years old. Fast forward a few years to my next memorable landmark which was visiting great local coffee shops in Toronto with my aunt. A little while after that, I started out roasting coffee at home after a friend of mine introduced me to it. I was hooked. In 2016 I decided to start a business so I can bring fresh, locally roasted coffee to my hometown and share what I love with others. Along with the help of my wife Mio, my son Benjamin and my daughter Minah, I bring to you Espanola Coffee Roasters. Our goal is to bring you fresh roasted coffee that is ethically sourced and roasted with care. We work closely with our importer Mountain Coffee to bring you high quality coffee that is bought in an ethical and transparent way. We are also here to help answer your coffee questions and help you to brew better coffee in hopes that it will brighten up your day :) Thanks for your continued support!
My name is Stephanie Bonin and I am the other owner and operator! I'm fairly new to the team, having joined in June 2021. I've been in the coffee industry for nearly ten years in various roles with experience in Ireland, Australia, and of course here in Canada.
I've always had a passion for coffee and have chased the perfect cup of coffee for years with different brewing techniques and ratios as a barista. After moving to Espanola and meeting Dan who shares that same passion for coffee, I was able to get more experience on the roasting aspect. Joining Espanola Coffee Roasters has simply been a dream! My little family and I are very thankful for the opportunity and all the local support. We look forward to caffeinating the North for years to come.