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

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 Coffee Promo Video

We recently had a little promo video about Moja Coffee created for us by Alex Liotti. The video features some glamour shots of our cafe and the process of making coffee, from beans to cup! Check it out and let us know what you think:

Moja Coffee June 2013 Open House

Screen Shot 2013-05-27 at 8.11.33 PMThe Legendary Moja Coffee Open House sale is happening soon! Mark your calendars for Saturday June 15, 2013 from 7:30am-5pm. The big sale only happens twice a year – great deals, great people, great fun!

  • $10/bag 400g coffee
  • Purchase any $20 dollar gift card, and we will add $5 bucks to the total
  • Cappuccinos are $2
  • Drip coffee is $1
  • Many 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 Community Gift Card Contest

We love our customers at Moja Coffee! The community support for our cafe has been amazing and we love to see our ‘regulars’ and also new faces popping in to the cafe every day. Our business has grown thanks to your wonderful support both in person and online. We are nearing 1,000 followers on Twitter @mojacoffee and wanted to celebrate that milestone with a little contest!

We’re giving you lots of ways to enter the contest. The prize? A $20 Moja Coffee gift card!

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The Moja Coffee gift card can only be spent in the cafe, so you’ll need to be able to come in to claim it and use it! 

Want more ways to celebrate? Our Open House is happening on June 15th, 2013 – great deals on beans & in-house specials, prizes and more!

Moja Coffee a “Hidden Gem”

urlMoja Coffee was recently named a “hidden gem” by a customer who wrote up his experience on TripAdvisor. The contributor, who calls himself a “full-time foodie” on his profile, had some wonderful words to share:

“Most cities have hidden gems and Moja is certainly a North Shore gem. There aren’t many examples of businesses that pull it all together…. great concept, design, human capital and products. From the coffee, roasted only a few metres away to the syrups, plating, packaging, staff, decor, and Thomas Haas (another North Shore hidden gem) baked goods, Moja has it all. I get a sense the staff is proud of where they work and what they do….. a result that only comes from doing things very well.

Keep up the great work!”

Thank you for the review! This was our first review on TripAdvisor, adding to other review-sites such as Yelp, Urbanspoon and DineHere. We love hearing from our customers, so if you have something to say, we’d love to hear from you too!