Moja Coffee

Moja Coffee LogoEven with Vancouver's thriving coffee culture it isn't always easy finding great coffee. A place serving coffee is never too far away, but quality isn't a given. This problem seems doubly bad with coffee beans. In my experience, buying beans from a coffee shop where I've enjoyed the coffee is no guarantee that the same coffee will taste as good at home. And if you live in North Vancouver, the places recommended by the coffee gurus mean some form of commute ... until now.

Enter Moja Coffee — We of the North Shore no longer have to cross Burrard Inlet for great coffee or great coffee beans!

Moja Coffee

I was introduced to Moja coffee by Arieanna & Ianiv ( Their recommendation was bang on! Everything I've had there, both on site and taken home, has been great. I'm currently enjoying my second 1/2 pound of their Bolivian beans. They roast their beans on site. When you order you can look through a window and see the back where all the coffee roasting goodness goes down. And the staff match the product, not only is their service top notch, the ones I've spoken with know their coffee.

While Moja coffee is first class, I have a few quibbles. I can't quite call them complaints, more like if I had my druthers this is what I'd change. Their hours are 9 to 5, 7:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 9-5 on Saturday, which can be challenging unless you're in the area during the day and precludes evening coffee enjoyment. This is somewhat offset by their recent expansion to Saturday openings (except for holidays). Although they have a patio they don't have wireless Internet. Parking can be a little challenging, though there's always the strip mall with Canadian Tire (technically not kosher, but you likely won't get towed).

Moja is having an open house all day on Saturday May 30th. If you like good coffee they're worth checking out anytime, but tomorrow you might win a prize!

You can find them at 1412 Rupert Street in North Vancouver [ Google Map ] (I didn't know North Vancouver had a Rupert Street, either).

UPDATE/NOTE: I had the weekday hours wrong. Hours as of this post are 7:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 9-5 on Saturday. Apologies.


Doug wrote 12 years 34 weeks ago


Thanks for the kind words, we really work hard to give people the best coffee experience possible. I just wanted to let you know, that our hours of operation are 7:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 9-5 on Saturday. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

dale wrote 12 years 34 weeks ago

Hours updated

Doug, my sincere apologies for messing up the time! I've updated the post.

I just read your tweet ( on the open house, glad to hear it rocked!

spacepug wrote 12 years 33 weeks ago

The hubby and I dropped in

The hubby and I dropped in during the open house on Saturday. I was very pleased with my decaf latte, but Thud was not impressed with the dark roast he tried. Called it more bitter than Starbucks.

I'd love to go back on a day when it isn't quite so full to get a true impression of the vibe.

dale wrote 12 years 33 weeks ago

Sorry to hear Thud was less

Sorry to hear Thud was less than happy. I've gotten their drip coffee a couple of times, but can't remember if it was medium or dark. I'm not even sure if they serve the same blend every day or rotate.

Doug wrote 12 years 33 weeks ago

Sorry about the bad dark

Sorry about the bad dark roast. That was a crazy day...but no excuses here! Ask for Doug or Andrew next time you are in. Please mention the Digital Doodles site. We promise that we'll find you a dark roast you will love.

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