about us

Modus is a Canadian coffee company all about simplicity. A BIPOC owned and self-funded businesses, our team is small but we get shit done very well. We took form early 2015 out of an obsession for great coffee that’s honest to origin and terroir, and haven’t stopped since. 

Being a roaster first, we keep things straightforward and uncomplicated to show appreciation for the hands involved in the coffee chain. It’s impossible to make great coffee without great ingredients, so we work with both purposeful producers, importers and exporters to get all our coffees at peak freshness. 

approach to sourcing

Our approach to sourcing is a combo of keeping long-lasting relationships with producers and maintaining a high bar for seasonality. Coffee is really another crop, and working with a coffee that’s fresh, in season, and at its peak really shows in the cup.

Producers are at the centre of what we do. This is why we look to work with people and communities who share our same goals — valuing constant improvement towards making a better-tasting coffee. A lot of our business relationships with producers and groups have stayed the same since we started – repeatability and growth is key in this industry, buying the same coffees every year.

approach to roasting

Our menu is a little different than what you might be familiar with, but you’ll realize it actually makes the most sense. 

No blends. No dark roasts. Just dependable sweet and balanced coffees. Single origin coffees are the best way to show off a producers work and the terroir of a specific region.

We like our filter coffees full, sweet, and balanced, and our espressos sparkly. Because our goal with all our profiles is balance, this is why we don’t have a filter or espresso roast – every Modus profile is good for any brew method you want.

Being a coffee roaster first, every coffee gets the same treatment to get that perfect solubility and sweetness out of it.