March 2019's Roaster of the Month: Manic Pixie Dream Coffee

Manic Pixie Dream Coffee

Secret Sip Coffee Club is so pleased to present our March roasting partner roasting out of St. Catharines, Ontario. Co-Owner Casey is the Winemaker at Westcott Vineyards in Jordan, while Kristen is a cook at a local Italian restaurant. This amazing couple knows just a little bit about the gastronomic scene, if we must say so ourselves. Not only have their impeccable pallets guided them through successful culinary careers, but this dynamic duo is certainly making a splash in the Canadian micro-roasted coffee scene. It is with great pleasure that we unveil Manic Pixie Dream Coffee, as this month’s secret roaster.

“We are sourcing the best in-season coffee from around the world, with an uncompromising pursuit for quality, flavour, and unique character. This is the coffee you dream about...”

The team started Manic Pixie as a passion project, focusing on high quality ethical coffee. This month’s product offering is the culmination of an ever-growing fascination and obsessions with great coffee from this young roaster. The team sources and roasts the coffee they love and believe from the farmers they believe in.

The couples founding story is truly inspirational to all of our passionate team and undoubtedly to any budding entrepreneur:

“We somehow found ourselves on a life changing trip of self-discovery in South East Asia a little over a year ago.  It was there we drank coffee like we never had experienced before, but also experienced coffee production at its rawest form from farm to cup.  We were enamoured, and immediately on our return started the research and planning; and the roastery was born."

March’s secret roast was their Shooting Star espresso which is a lovely coffee from a fresh crop of Brazilian beans originating in the Alta Mogiana region of the southern part of the country. This coffee is naturally processed and grown at an average altitude of 1100 meters above sea level. The viscous mouthfeel exhibits a vibrant fresh fig contrasted with toasted nuts, demerara sugar, hints of pomegranate, and has well-defined structure.

Secret Sip Coffee Club is so pleased to have partnered with Manic Pixie Dream Coffee to bring you this month's secret roast, and what we believe to be, one of Canada’s best coffees. To learn more about Manic Pixie Dream Coffee, check out their website below:


Location: St. Catherines, Ontario

Adam Frye