We Are Back: Fermeture annuelle d’automne – 2017 – Annual Fall Shutdown

The Annual Fall and Winter (January) shutdowns allow me to do some much needed extra maintenance on the machinery I use here in Art Brûlant. I appreciate the patience and understanding during that time from those who avail themselves of the fresh roasted coffee and loose teas we provide.

This year after the maintenance was finished I took some down time as well. Out and About.  Some sight seeing close to home.

Thanks for your patronage.


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LBS Gravel Battle Part Deux

Today is the day for the LBS Gravel Battle Part Deux.

130.6km with 1439m of climbing through the back routes north of Shawville here. Only 5km of pavement!

Art Brûlant was the staging point for the cyclists participating in the ride. A chance to fuel-up with a double espresso before departing. It will also finish here.  You can follow the route from the GPS link provided on the Gravel Planet site.

All the best to the riders. Stay safe!

Some of the photos on “Beyond the Back Door” were taken on sections of the route — in various seasons.

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Reminder: Fermeture annuelle d’automne – 2017 – Annual Fall Shutdown


Details here!

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Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Cuban Caracolillo

We are back to the Crystal Mountains of Cuba with the Cuban Caracolillo. A Cuban Peaberry with an intense flavour.

I have more on this coffee here.

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Fermeture annuelle d’automne – 2017 – Annual Fall Shutdown

The Annual Fall Shutdown for 2017 will soon be here at Art Brûlant. It always happens in the two weeks after Labour Day.

For 2017 Labour Day takes place on September 4th. So for the Shutdown and your coffee needs during that period keep these dates in mind:

September 3th to the 19th, 2017, inclusive / 3 au 19 septembre, 2017, inclusivement

L’arrêt d’automne annuel pour 2017 sera bientôt ici, à Art Brûlant. Il arrive toujours dans les deux semaines après la fête du Travail.

Pour 2017 la fête du Travail a lieu le 4 Septembre. Donc, pour l’arrêt et de vos besoins de café au cours de cette période garder ces dates à l’esprit:

September 3th to the 19th, 2017, inclusive / 3 au 19 septembre, 2017, inclusivement

Please note that during the period that Art Brûlant is closed you will still be able to find coffee at Value Mart in Shawville and Marché Bowers in Fort Coulonge and Café 349 also serves a nice cup.

Se il vous plaît noter que pendant la période Art Brûlant est fermé, vous serez toujours trouver le café d’Art Brûlant chez Valu Mart à Shawville et Marché Bowers à Fort Coulonge. Café 349 sert également une bonne tasse.

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Burundo-Canadian / Burundo-Canadien : Exhibition at – exposition chez Art Brûlant


Burundo-Canadian / Burundo-Canadien

An exhibition of wood sculpture by Burundian artist
Une exposition de sculpture del l’artiste burundais


Hosted by Burundo Canadian Coffee Processors and importers
Accueilli par les transformateurs et importateurs de café Burundo Canadien

Izere Coffee & La Belle Maison

Vernissage: samedi le 12 août / Saturday, August 12, 2017, 13h00 – 16h00

L’exposition aura lieu du 12 août au 2 septembre, 2017 / The exhibition will run August 12 to September 2, 2017



A mother and daughter business

As a Burundo-Canadian Deborah always dreamed of creating a link between her 2 home countries Burundi and Canada.

Her mother Consolata  being already in the coffee business thought coffee would be the best commodity that would create the link.

In the many high hills of Burundi we find good if not great coffee and the hard working Canadian society would enjoy a great cup of coffee while contributing to a sustainable project/Social business.

Deborah is the CEO and President of Izere based in Canada and her mother , Consolata is  the CEO and President of la belle maison based in Burundi.

They bring us sculpture in Jacaranda wood by Jandra of Burundi.


Displayed work

Une entreprise mère et fille

Comme  Burundo-Canadien Deborah a toujours rêvé de créer un lien entre ses 2 pays d’origine, le Burundi et le Canada.

Sa mère Consolata étant déjà dans le secteur du café pensait que le café serait le meilleur produit qui créerait le lien.

Dans les nombreuses collines du Burundi, nous trouvons que le café bon, sinon exceptionnel, et la société canadienne qui travaille dur, profiteraient d’une excellente tasse de café tout en contribuant à un projet durable / affaires sociales.

Deborah est directrice générale et présidente d’Izere au Canada et sa mère Consolata est directrice générale et présidente de La Belle Maison basée au Burundi.

Ils nous apportent une sculpture en bois Jacaranda par Jandra du Burundi.

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This Week’s Featured Roast/Torréfaction de la semaine: Hacienda El Cafetal – San Cristobal – Galapagos

Enjoying a pour over of this at the moment. A special coffee from a very special place. I have some more on the Hacienda El Cafetal of San Cristobel Island in Galapagos here.

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