Discover the story behind our roasting house.
A success story, 25 years strong!
Brûlerie des Monts is an artisan coffee roasting house in the heart of Saint-Sauveur village. A destination of choice on the map of the Laurentians, coffee lovers and patrons from near and far convene for good times and good company.
Brûlerie des Monts is one of the very first roasting houses in the Laurentians.
Brûlerie des Monts is a story of passion – the passion its founder Howard Sauvé had for roasting, allied with his dedication to entrepreneurship.
Howard Sauvé spent nearly fifteen years perfecting his roasting skills in Montréal before accomplishing his dream on June 30th, 1995, when he opened his own artisanal roasting house where he could finally share his passion and serve the best coffee in the Laurentians.
Brûlerie des Monts is a story of love and support between Howard and his wife, Elizabeth-Ann Cochrane – affectionately known as Betty – a precious ally in Brûlerie’s adventure.
Brûlerie des Monts is a story of connection with the beautiful region of Saint-Sauveur where Betty grew up. It’s also a story of love at first sight with the ancestral building in the heart of downtown Saint-Sauveur, nestled at the corner of Principale and De L’Église.
Brûlerie des Monts is a family story of a closely knit team of employees sharing a common goal: to welcome customers to an authentic experience of quality by offering the best coffee in the Laurentians!
Each one of our team members has an important role to play in the success of the business. Many of our employees have even been with us since the very beginning, and their rich experience continues to contribute to the success of our roasting house.
What better to represent the art of roasting
than a work of art itself?
Le Sniffeur, which you may have seen on our coffee bags, is the reproduction of a large format piece sketched by wooden pencil by the very first roaster to work at Brûlerie des Monts. Le Sniffeur represents the sensorial relationship between the roaster and the product during the coffee bean roasting process.
In fact, since the very beginning, long before automation processes existed, the sense of smell has helped roasters determine the exact degree of roasting in order to bring out the best flavours and aromas. You could even say that the roasting process uses a 6th sense: intuition! Roasting is an art, an art that we master thanks to our skill, our passion and our rich experience!
Le Sniffeur, proudly displayed in our dining room, has become a kind of emblem for Brûlerie des Monts. It symbolizes the tradition of respect that we have towards our product.
For the founder of la Brûlerie, love of coffee is akin to a passion for sharing.
Over the years, the master roaster has introduced a great number of employees to the profession, sharing the subtleties of the art of roasting. Many former employees who were introduced to roasting at Brûlerie des Monts have even opened their own roasting houses across the country and have had great success! This is an incredible source of pride for the owner.
At Brûlerie des Monts, we focus on solutions to do our part for the environment.
With every passing season, the natural environment of the Laurentians never ceases to amaze us. Desirous to do whatever we can to reduce waste, we now use coffee cups, dishes and utensils that are 100% compostable or recyclable.
Brûlerie des Monts is a story always in the making, and you’re all part of it!
Dear clients, partners and friends, without you the Brûlerie’s story could not have been written! Thank you for your encouragement, your unwavering loyalty and especially, your constant presence through thick and thin. You bring our roasting house to life and make it the essential gathering place we pride ourselves on being. Through you, we find the meaning in our work and motivation for our ongoing quest to offer you the best possible coffee.
Though our roasting methods are artisan, we use the latest equipment on the cutting edge of technology. While remaining true to our past, we are also resolutely focused on the future, always looking for ways to grow and evolve. That is why our roasting house seeks to grow our market venues through our online store and presence at numerous retail partners. Simply put, our singular objective is to share our quality coffees with the greatest possible number of coffee lovers!