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The Best Coffee Roasters in Toronto

The best coffee roasters in Toronto coax a wealth of fruity, nutty, warm and spicy notes from the world's best beans. Run by folks as concerned with where their beans come from as they are to treating them with respect and finesse, these coffee roasters continually produce the best cups of coffee around.

Here are the best coffee roasters in Toronto.


Sam James on Ossington
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Sam James on Ossington

This eponymous spot was founded on one young barista's goal to see people across town sipping on his custom, sweet and chocolatey medium roast. Today, at every one of his shops, (including on Ossington and in the Financial District), small-batch roasted beans morph into reliably-delicious cups of coffee.

Ethica Coffee Roasters
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Ethica Coffee Roasters

A European approach to roasting is on full display at this industrial space in the Junction Triangle. Committed to enhancing the natural beauty of every bean, the team meticulously roasts batch after batch before brewing each into the perfect pour.


Subtext Coffee
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Subtext Coffee

If dark roast is your lifeblood, you'll have to seek it out somewhere other than this micro-roaster in the Stockyards District. Here, quality coffee is never blended, never renamed — and never roasted dark. Instead, the team works diligently to maximize flavour and bring unique characteristics out of every bean that crosses its path.

Hale Coffee
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Hale Coffee

Sourced from direct trade relationships with coffee farmers around the globe, the beans roasted at this local chain range from nutty Guatemalan to fruity Ethiopian samples. With locations in the Junction Triangle, at Yonge & Eglinton, and more, you can taste the team's expertise across the city.


De Mello Coffee
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De Mello Coffee

The team at this roastery (with locations in King West and at Yonge & Eglinton), expends considerable energy using artisanal methods to roast each and every bean to perfection. You may not understand the process that goes into every sip of your morning latte, but you're sure to taste it.


Propeller Coffee
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Propeller Coffee

To ensure each cup of coffee is as fresh as the last, beans are roasted on demand at this multi-use Bloordale Village space. Customized coffee subscriptions ensure you never face a morning without your go-to brew.

Pilot Coffee Roasters
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Pilot Coffee Roasters

This local company runs close to a dozen sunny, modern cafés, including in Leslieville and the Financial District. A full-service roastery, the team's process begins with sourcing specialty green beans from around the globe. The perfect roasts are then available to mainline onsite, to carry home, whole or ground, or to buy online.


Stereo Coffee Roasters
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Stereo Coffee Roasters

After helping to open several local roasters and cafés, founder Geoff Polci poured his expertise into his own Stockyards District roasting company. Fastidious attention means honing in on the perfect roast for each unique coffee.

Java Roasters
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Java Roasters

Taste the origin of each bean thanks to expert roasting carried out at this female-run Leslieville roastery. An eye for design means that every small-batch coffee roasted on-site looks as good as it tastes.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Subtext


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