Île d'Orléans | Microtorrefactor
For any Quebecer, going around Île d'Orléans is a must.
Île d'Orléans is now a micro-roasting destination. Maison Smith roasts all its coffees in the roasting space on Chemin Royal in Sainte-Pétronille.
Roasting, information sessions and tasting scheduleHigh season :
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 16 p.m.Low season :
The roasting area offers you:
- A demonstration of a complete roasting cycle (see schedule)
- A presentation of all our different coffee recipes by one of our experts on site
- The option to consume our different recipes at the coffee counter
- A team of artisan roasters waiting for you to share with you this great passion that lives in them
Our coffee tips
1. WHAT IS ROASTING?
In short, roasting is the process of cooking coffee. Its main goal is to burn the coffee in order to bring it to its full potential by bringing out the specific characteristics of its terroir.
2. HOW TO STORE YOUR COFFEE?
For optimal freshness, coffee beans can be kept 3 months after the date of roasting, if it is bagged in an airtight bag and fitted with a "degassing" valve.
3. IS COFFEE BETTER IN FILTER OR ESPRESSO?
Our different coffee recipes can be consumed as a filter or as an espresso. However, it will be necessary to adapt the grinding of the coffee to the infuser. Expect different notes for each type of brew. However, some coffee blends are more suitable for an espresso-type brew because of their more pronounced body.
Maison Smith on Île d'Orléans is ...
- A one-of-a-kind Quebec processing factory
- A diverse à la carte counter café:
- Specialized coffee counter
- Gourmet counter: sandwiches & pastries
- A souvenir shop featuring a variety of products from Canadian artisans
Immersion in the art of roasting!
At Maison Smith on Île d'Orléans, our roasting area is presented to you under an “open space” formula.
During your visit, you will have the opportunity to consume freshly roasted coffee on site while providing your knowledge of the different methods of producing and cooking coffee.