Moja on Commercial Drive: Opening Soon

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Ok, since the beans have been spilled already, we’re going to confirm it. YES, Moja is opening up a second shop on Commercial drive.

Moja on the Drive is a reality and construction is under way. Opening this Fall.

You know we’re more about good coffee and strong customer service than we are about hype… but we hope you help spread the word as we gear up to launch. More news and details in the coming weeks.

For updates as they happen, follow Moja on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Summer Specials at Moja

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First off, thanks to everyone who came out to our June Open House, it was one of our most spectacular open houses yet. We love the community that has embraced us over the past few years. Although our shelves are a little bit bare at the moment, we are kicking back into gear and getting ready for Summer too.

To celebrate Summer, we have two drink specials we think you’ll love.

First up, a cold brewed Kenya Tambaya, crisp & refreshing! Cold brewing coffee requires soaking the coffee in water for a prolonged period of time and the result is amazing. Come try it and let us know what you think.

Secondly, we have a tasty Berry Blend iced tea that is great for a little extra sweetness on hot days.

See you soon!

 

Moja Coffee June 2014 Open House

open-houseThe Legendary Moja Coffee Open House sale is happening soon! Mark your calendars for Saturday June 14, 2014 from 7:30am-5pm. The big sale only happens twice a year – great deals, great people, great fun!

Our big sales only happen twice a year, and this one is just in time for Father’s Day (Psst, Father’s Day falls on June 15th).

  • $10/bag 440g coffee
  • Purchase any $25 dollar gift card for just $20 – that’s a $5 gift from us!
  • Cappuccinos are $2
  • Drip coffee is $1
  • Food specials
  • Great prizes to be won!

Doors open at 7:30am sharp.

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

Moja Happy Hour

215457_524198423053_305200334_856548_1576736_nWe are pleased to announce the debut of Moja Happy Hour! Between 1pm-3pm every day, Moja will be selling espressos, macchiatos and cappuccinos at half price!

TIME: 1-3pm every day
DEAL: 50% off espressos, macchiatos, cappuccinos

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!