Homegrown Business: David Boucher of Escape Coffee Company

Escape Coffee Company is a speciality coffee store. As an eco-conscious brand, they offer their clients a physical space for experimenting and tasting coffee in all its forms, as well as it being a point of sale in Montréal for their own roasted coffee beans. We spoke with David Boucher, the owner and general manager, to learn more about how this business works.

Escape Coffee Company

What is your business called and what does it do?

Escape, we import, perfectly roast and distribute speciality coffee the greenest way possible.

What made you want to do this work?

We are passionate about speciality coffee.

What problem did you want to solve with the business?

We want to offer a food product with the least impact possible on the planet.

Who are your clientele/demographics?

Everyone passionate about coffee.

How does your business make money? How does it work?

We sell coffee beans to clients. Online, via coffee shops and grocery stores.

Where in the city can we find your profession?

We are based out of the southwest of Montreal.

What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services? Give the answer as well.

Why are you different from other coffee brands? We select, roast and sell some of the best speciality coffees on the market. Our bags are compostable. We deliver our clients with reusable buckets (for bulk) that we wash and reuse saving thousands of bags from the landfill. We deliver via electric vehicle and bike in Montreal. We are a certified carbon-neutral product and company. We have over 22 different products and we love to see our bags on your counter, whatever the profile you prefer.

What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?

The best part is the taste of speciality coffee. The worst part is dealing with the commodity of burnt coffee that has been on the market for the past centuries.

What is your favourite joke about your own profession?

Double double.

Where can we follow you?

Website | Facebook | Instagram

PAY IT FORWARD: What is another local business that you love?

Coffeeshop named Station W in Verdun and Angus