Coffee Moments That We All Treasure

At the start, I never paid much attention to coffee even though I’ve known about it for a very long time. This all changed around 30 years ago, when it got rid of my migraines. Ever since then, I’ve dedicated thousands of hours studying everything I can around the sweet and aromatic world of coffee. I was obsessed! I needed to share my passion towards coffee, and all of its health benefits, with everyone around me. That’s why I opened my first coffee shop in Canada in 2004.

One of our biggest challenges early on was sourcing high quality coffee. I searched all over BC for the freshest and highest quality coffee beans, but there was no local supplier that met my strict standards. After traveling to many coffee plantations and speaking with the most hardworking coffee farmers, I learned that the only way to achieve the quality of coffee I was looking for was to import our green beans from around the world and roast them myself! After 20+ years of roasting coffee beans, I can proudly say Shan Shan Cafe serves among the best coffee in Canada.”

Discover The Delicacy of Coffee

Coffee roasting, similar to fermenting wine and distilling whiskey, takes coffee beans through a magical chemical-reaction filled journey. The master roaster may change the pre-heating temperature, roasting time, roasting temperature, airflow, among other things based on the coffee bean’s origin to bring out the best aromas & flavours. This is why no 2 master roasters will produce the exact same tasting coffee, even when starting with the same beans!
*If you’d like us to do custom roasts for you, give us a call! We have a minimum order of 5lbs for custom roasts.

Baked goods & Pastries inspired by local ingredients

Nothing in the world is a sweeter match than coffee and cake. After training under the most skilled Japanese pastry chef, and over a decade of her own research, my wife, Tina makes the most exquisite cakes and pastries for our café. Some of our best sellers are the chestnut tart, chestnut cake, almond coffee cake. The dessert selection at Shan Shan Café changes every day and are all made with natural, and top quality ingredients. Come by sometime and give them a try.

Brew The Rich Taste Of Roast Coffee Right At Home

Key tips for brewing perfect Syphon Style Coffee at home!
Syphon Style brewing gives the barista full control of:
– Coffee ground coarseness
– Water temperature
– Burner heat level
– Brewing duration
– Extraction amount via stirring
Shan Shan Cafe’s Tips for You
* The water has to be below boiling temperature, too hot and coffee will taste burnt. Too cold and it’ll be too acidic. 90-95°C is perfect.
* Burner keeps the water temperature consistent throughout the full process, not letting it get too hot or cold.
* We like our brew duration to be around 1 minute (top secret for those who have made it this far, ssh!)

Welcome to Shan Shan Cafe, a perfect place for coffee lovers.