I was invited to the Berendo launch just a few weeks ago at Le Magasin Général du Vieux-Montréal. I had never heard of Berendo before but quickly after checking out their website and products, I was sold and looking forward to tasting their coffee line.
Berendo is made up of a fantastic team of two coffee lovers, Lyse and Nathalie, who met through their passion for espresso during a trip. They founded the company in 2007 and after years of hard work refining the coffee itself, it was now time to work on and relaunch a branding that matched the high quality product.
They collaborate with 3 local coffee roasters and currently offer 9 coffee blends including the Las Nubes El Salvador which is a limited edition.
I sampled both the Las Nubes and Emma blends which I loved. They are both great for drip coffee and espresso which I appreciate because I drink my coffee different ways at home.
Le Magasin Général du Vieux-Montréal was a great location to host the launch with their charming bistro and terrace. They carry and serve the Berendo line and happen to have an amazing italian chef who created a simple but delicious menu. For the event, she clevery used the coffee in her tiramisu!
For more information about the coffee, click here. Shipping is free on orders over $47. I asked if they were open to a monthly subscription service like found in the US and Toronto and it’s definitely something we should look forward to in the (maybe not so near) future!
I hope coffee shops in Montreal will offer this coffee instead of US brands now that we have a few brands that are as good. #drinklocal