Our Story... so far

Detour was born in 2009 in a back alleyway in Dundas, Ontario. One of Canada’s earliest specialty coffee roasters, the brand was built on the idea that coffee should be more than just mindless morning fuel. Our founder, Kaelin McCowan, believed that if he sourced and secured the highest quality green coffees in the world, and roasted fresh to order, people would fall in love with what’s in the cup. Nearly a decade later our mission remains unchanged. We continue to strive to elevate coffee and act as industry leaders through ongoing experimentation and development.

No More Bad Cups

The company was built on the idea that Canadians deserved a better cup of coffee. We believed that if we sourced the worldʼs highest quality coffees—and roasted fresh to order—people would fall in love with what was in the cup. Nearly a decade later our mission remains unchanged. We still strive every day to make incredible coffee accessible to more Canadians.

Learn how we source, roast, brew, and taste.

 

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