Montreal Third Wave Coffee Tour

Montréal, Canada

Experience hosted by Mélissa

5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Guests explore the history of coffee with either myself or my co-host Louis Poirier. We visit five cafés and a micro roaster that have different ways of brewing to get an understanding of everything from espresso to cold brew. We also enjoy snacks, crudités and pastries to accompany the tastings.

The tour begins at a Turkish third wave coffee shop in the Plateau neighbourhood. After listening to an overview of the rich history of coffee in Montreal, you’ll taste Turkish coffee and learn about the Arab origins of the drink. Then it's off to a pioneering café where cold brew coffee is made with tonic water or coffee-infused lemonade. There, you'll dive into the first, second, third and fourth waves of coffee.

Next, you'll lounge over an espresso martini and snacks at design focused café in the Mile-End before heading to a demo of how to pull the perfect espresso shot with a pro in Little Italy at cafe and pottery studio. To end, you'll take a mini course in coffee bean roasting, cupping and identifying coffee profiles by taste and smell at micro roaster.

You’ll leave the tour full of knowledge (and caffeine!), with a new appreciation for coffee as well as for Montreal’s Mile End, Little Italy and Plateau neighbourhoods.
Other things to note
We can accommodate corporate or private groups.
Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
We do not recommend this tour for people under 18 years of age or women who are pregnant – there is a lot of caffeine!
Guests explore the history of coffee with either myself or my co-host Louis Poirier. We visit five cafés and a micro roaster that have different ways of brewing to get an understanding of everything from espresso to cold brew. We also enjoy snacks, crudités and pastries to accompany the tastings.

The tour begins at a Turkish third wave coffee shop in the Plateau neighbourhood. After listening to an overview of the rich history of coffe…

What's included

  • Food
    We'll provide simit (Turkish bagels), pastries and crudités
  • Drinks
    We'll provide espresso-based coffees, cold brew, and espresso martini.

Meet your host, Mélissa

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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My name is Mélissa Simard and I have been running a gastronomic tour company since 2012 called 'Round Table Tours. I have a professional cooking diploma, a BA in Canadian Studies and I am a certified tour guide. I have also won a slew of entrepreneurial prizes. I want to bring you into the world of coffee. You will never see it the same after this tour! My co-host is Louis Poirier, a history buff and coffee-lover. We're both certified guides with the City of Montreal.
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Where you'll be

Café Replica - third wave café with Turkish coffee.
Then Paquebot - coffee shop with three cold brews on tap.
Pastel Rita - third wave cafe and Japanese style knives and handbags boutique.
Les Faiseurs - Pottery café and third wave coffee shop
8MDT (Huit Maison de Torréfaction) - micro roaster and café

1 review

Melanie
September 2021
For anyone who is even slightly curious about coffee I would recommend this tour. You will get the chance to immerse yourself in coffee culture and to just take a moment to sit back and smell the beans. Not only will you get to sample many different coffees, you will get the history of the beans and roasting styles. Melissa makes the tour fun and interactive and was an amazing guide, she goes above and beyond to make sure each guest feels welcomed and that they are having a great experience.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. We will walk 4km (2.5 miles).
Feel free to bring a reusable waterbottle.
Show proof of vaccination and photo ID
wears a mask when moving inside of establishments

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.