About Us

Manic Coffee coffee mug with squirrel logoOur Mission

To serve the best coffee possible in the world by sourcing the best ingredients through fair/direct-trade suppliers, meeting the best roasters, perfecting the skill of coffee brewing, and continually educating ourselves in the latest developments in all aspects of coffee, from technology, to new understanding of brewing.

What We Do

We serve coffee, espresso-based drinks, teas, baked goods, and more from our shop, as well as selling fresh, grind-to-order beans and home-brewing equipment.  We’re also available for catering, business consultation, and maintenance of certain types of restaurant-level coffee equipment.  For coffee lovers, you may attend our fun, informative workshops to learn more about coffee.

founder Matthew Lee, photography by Magda MajczakOur Founder and History

In 2007, founder Matthew Lee opened Manic Coffee to a city starving for quality coffee – ushering Toronto’s independent coffee explosion.

For years, Matthew Lee intensively studied the art, science, and business of coffee from it’s start as a bean, to how the final cup is served to the customer.  Apprenticing at the esteemed and world-reknown Elysian Coffee in Vancouver, Canada, Mr. Lee honed his skill thanks to some of the brightest and most talented figures in the coffee world.

Since then, he has traveled extensively – Tokyo, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Boston, Portland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Montreal and more – furthering his knowledge before deciding his hometown of Toronto was in need of quality coffee compared to other major international metropolises.  As Canada’s premiere city, Toronto was ready for a true coffee-drinking experience.  Today, Mr. Lee continues to search for new techniques and technology from around the world, bringing his customers the best cup of coffee possible.

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designed by AGAB. with photos by Magda Majczak