Moja Home Espresso Skills Workshop

coffee-pourBe a better barista at home! If you want to learn how to get more out of your equipment or how to choose the right beans, Moja can help!

Coming up on February 24th, 2014 at 7-9:30pm we will be holding our first Moja Home Espresso Skills Workshop.

  • Learn basic espresso techniques
  • Learn correct milk steaming
  • Get an introduction to latte art
  • Learn how to get the most from your grind and how to make adjustments at home
  • Learn how to choose the right coffee for your machine
  • Learn about the coffee roasting process with a hands-on course on our roaster at Moja!

Class size is limited to 10 participants. Cost is $75. Talk to any of our baristas in the cafe to sign up.

Update: the class is full! Stay tuned for future class dates. Thanks!

Moja Coffee Featured in YEW’s Chocolate Dessert

The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver’s YEW seafood + bar recently shared a photo of their amazing Chocolate SCB dessert. Created by Pasty Chef Bruno Feldeisen, the offering includes three creations anchored by Madagascar dark chocolate from East Van Roasters, with each pairing showcasing local artisan products.

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The dessert includes:

You can find this Travel by Chocolate dessert on the current YEW menu for January and February. If you go, be sure to drop a comment on your thoughts or use the #TravelbyChocolate on Twitter or Facebook.

Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

An Upcycled Moja Bag

One of our customers, Gail Mackenzie, decided to upcycle some of her Moja purchases into a gorgeous bag! Check out how she sewed together her favourite Nicaragua bags:

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What a great idea!

Support Bella’s Ball

For a while now, we’ve been donating 50% of the tips we receive at Moja to the DEBRA Canada, an organization that aims to heighten the awareness of a group of rare genetic skin disorders called Epidermolysis Bullosa, known as EB. Our donations to this charity were inspired by a close friend of ours whose daughter Raquel lives with EB.

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This February 27th from 4-10pm, Bella’s Ball, The Second Annual Broomball Charity Open, is being held on Grouse Mountain. Bella’s Ball is held in support of DEBRA Canada and EB. We hope you’ll come out to support this charity open or help us spread the word about it. Thanks!

Full details on Bella’s Ball can be found here.

Moja Holiday Hours

First off, thank you to everyone who came out the 2013 Holiday Open House, we had a great time. We served many a cappuccino and ground up more bags of coffee than we can count. We loved every minute of it, right up until we crashed at the end of it all ;)

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We hope those bags of coffee bring some Christmas morning cheer to all those who are gifted it, or to you as you sip it while unwrapping your gifts!

Moja Holiday Hours

Moja Coffee will be closed on December 25, December 26 and January 1st.

We hope you have a happy holiday season!

Moja Gift Baskets Holidays 2013

To celebrate the holidays, we have put together some beautiful gift box options that make perfect gifts for friends, corporate events, or as raffle prizes.

photoThe boxes allow for mix and match customizations of both the coffee and the mug – we suggest adding in the Roaster Series 2013 while it’s still in stock!

Small Moja Gift Boxes go for $45
Large Moja Gift Boxes go for $90

Please order your gift box in the cafe and allow for 48 hours for us to put it together. We will happily wrap boxes in cellophane – just ask!

Happy holidays!

 

 

Moja Coffee Roaster Series 2013

moja-holiday-2013For the first time ever, we are releasing the Moja Coffee Roaster Series 2013, our annual Moja Coffee Christmas Roast, for the full month of December. We spend November sourcing beans and testing roasts to find just the perfect coffee each year. There are just 1,000 bags of Moja Coffee Roaster Series 2013 for sale – once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Moja Coffee Roaster Series 2013

Coffee: East Timor
Cooperative: Cooperativa Café Timor
Certifications: Certified Organic and Fair Trade
Coffee grown in: Maubesse
Soil: Porous, well-drained soil
Altitude: 800 – 1,600 meters
Varietals: Híbrido de Timor and Bourbon
Harvest: Late April – September
Process: Wet processed and sun dried
Notes: Full bodied and sweet with a low toned acidity. Roasted nuts, sweet malt, almonds in the finish.

Come grab your bag now, or grab several at the Moja Coffee Open House Sale on December 21st, 2013. Come early, so you don’t miss out!

Vote for Moja in the Readers Choice Awards 2014

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Moja Coffee has been nominated for the 18th Annual North Shore News Readers Choice Awards 2014 in the Services/Restaurants categories.

Voting for Services/Restaurants starts this Sunday, November 17 with a closing date of November 23 – so please vote for Moja before then!

You can vote online at www.nsnews.com/readerschoice or you can pick up a paper ballot in the November 10th edition of the North Shore News. The Favourite Coffee Bar category is currently on the second page of the online ballot, at item #22:

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Thanks for your support!!

Moja Holiday Open House 2013

photo-2It will be your last chance to stock up for Holiday festivities and gifts!! Fresh from our roaster to your gift wrap! The famous Moja Coffee Open House sale will be on Saturday December 21st 2013 this year, 7:30am-5pm.

Our big sale only happens twice a year and it’s a great time to stock up for the holidays. You can’t go wrong with a good deal at this time of year! Here’s what you can expect:

  • $10/bag 400g coffee
  • Purchase any $25 dollar gift card for just $20 – that’s a $5 gift from us!
  • Cappuccinos are $2
  • Drip coffee is $1
  • Great holiday baskets to be won.  Tons of samples and other cool things.

To avoid line-ups at the bar, we will be opening the back of the shop for cash only sales of coffee beans AND gift cards. Head to the warehouse door on the North side of the building.

Happy holidays from everyone at Moja!

Moja Celebrates Halloween

imagesWe’re getting into the spirit of Halloween. First up, a limited-time homemade pumpkin spice latte. By demand, we’ve whipped up a recipe, tested it, refined it, and run it by a super secret panel of judges – and it’s now ready for you! Come on by while you can.

Next up, Halloween!

Dress to Impress

Stop by the Moja Cafe Haunted House on Hallowe’en this Thursday – customers wearing their costumes will get 10% off their drink purchase.

Any guesses what costumes we’ll be sporting?