About Us

Epoch Chemistry started as a passionate endeavour by Conor Conway and Matt Symes to bring the best coffee to Atlantic Canada. What initially started as a dream of a cafe grew into an individual business model in coffee, focused on education and experience. We are here to be your jumping off point into specialty coffee, and to nurture you along the journey.


Today, Epoch has a full roastery, a vibrant cafe location, a dedicated tasting room supported by a team of exceptional coffee and business professionals. We believe specialty coffee should be approachable and fun, with a focus on circularity in our supply chains and to lead by example when it comes to ethical practices and sourcing.


We roast in a Nordic style; meaning we like to keep the profiles light-medium, as opposed to what we can typically find here in the East Coast. The reason we roast lighter profiles is to highlight the flavours of the high quality green coffee we order from our producing partners. In our coffees, you’ll find notes varying from chocolate, dried fruits, and nuts to mulled wine, tropical fruits, and candy. 


Through our Coffee Tasting Experience, we’ve opened the door to specialty coffee for many people in our community. From novice to professional, we’ve tailored our presentation to make it enjoyable for anyone. We want to continue to enable those conversations through education and experience. 


Join us for a tasting, have a coffee during our open hours, or chat with our staff about our extensive gear selection. 


In Praise of Slow.