Our Story

The Story of Our Roastery

30 Years of Excellence and Passion

Brûlerie des Monts: a Craft Roastery in the Heart of Saint-Sauveur Village. 

A true Laurentides destination, bringing coffee enthusiasts and food lovers together for a delightful experience.

One of the first roasting houses in the Region.

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The Brûlerie des Monts: A Tale of Passion. The founder, Howard Sauvé, was driven by a deep passion for the craft of roasting coffee and entrepreneurship.

After honing his skills in Montreal’s coffee roasting scene for over fifteen years, Howard fulfilled a lifelong dream. On June 30, 1995, he opened his own artisanal roasting houses with a clear commitment: to serve the finest coffee in the Laurentides.

The Brûlerie des Monts is also a story of love and partnership between Howard and his wife, Elizabeth-Ann Cochrane, affectionately known as Betty, a valuable ally in the Brûlerie’s adventure.

Additionally, the Brûlerie des Monts is a tale of falling in love with the historic building that houses the roastery at the intersection of Principale and de l’Église streets, witnessing the cheerful echoes of satisfied customers and the enchanting aroma of freshly roasted coffee.

A tight-knit family story and a team united by the same goal: providing an authentic and quality experience to all customers!

Each team member plays a crucial role in the company’s success. In fact, several employees have been with us since the very beginning, and their wealth of experience contributes to the Brûlerie’s success.

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Notre histoire | Brûlerie des Monts

What’s better than a work of art to capture the craft of roasting?

Our iconic Sniffer, beautifully depicted on our coffee bags, is a reproduction of a pencil artwork created by the very first roasting employee at Brûlerie des Monts. The Sniffer represents the sensory relationship between the roaster and the beans during the roasting process.

Long before automation processes were introduced, the roasters’ sense of smell would reveal the perfect roast level for the beans, enhancing all their aromas and flavors. One could even say that the roasting process requires a sixth sense: intuition! Roasting is an art guided by passion and experience.

Proudly displayed in our dining area, The Sniffer is, in a way, the emblem of Brûlerie des Monts. It symbolizes the respect we give to our products.

Sharing the Founder’s Passion for Coffee

Throughout the years, our master roaster has mentored many employees, generously imparting the nuances of the roasting art. Notably, several former employees who began their roasting journey at Brûlerie des Monts have since established their own roasteries across the country, achieving remarkable success. This is a source of immense pride for Howard.

Sustainability at Brûlerie des Monts: Caring for the Environment

Inspired by the beauty of our surroundings, we’ve made a commitment to environmentally responsible practices to minimize waste. Our coffee cups, tableware, and utensils are all 100% compostable or recyclable, reflecting our dedication to preserving the environment.

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You are the Heart of Our Coffee Journey!

Dear Customers, Partners, and Friends: Without you, the story of Brûlerie could never have been written! Thank you for your unwavering support, loyalty, and, above all, for your warm presence that turns our roastery into an essential gathering place. Your trust fuels our pursuit of excellence, to serve you the most delectable coffee.

While our roasting methods are artisanal, we have state-of-the-art equipment. Proud of how far we’ve come and forward-looking, we’re always seeking to evolve. That’s why our roastery is working to expand our reach further through our online store and our presence in numerous retail outlets. Our goal is to share our quality coffees with as many coffee enthusiasts as possible!

Our artisanal roasting methods seamlessly blend with the modernity of our cutting-edge equipment. Proud of our heritage and looking ahead, we’re constantly striving for innovation. In this spirit, we aim to expand our presence, whether through our online store or various retail outlets. Our ultimate ambition remains: to share our quality coffees with as many enthusiasts as possible.

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