Great coffee shouldn’t be so hard to come by.

Life seems to run us on a treadmill that’s constantly picking up speed. So much so that it’s hard some days to remember to stop, breathe, and consider what’s important and why we even started running in the first place. Beyond the flavour, this is why coffee has been a constant companion to us in our early mornings. A ritual of calm that reminds us to take a moment of reflective pause, to consider our lives and be thankful for all we’ve been given. For us, coffee is about keeping the first things first and setting up our days around what matters the most.
Life’s too short to drink bad coffee. Let's make sure you never do again.

Behind the beans • Our Long Stories, Short

Sly & Sons is an independent coffee roastery operating out of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada. We are a small team of passionate coffee-lovers on a mission to roast the best coffee we can and provide it to everyone. We aim to roast coffees that are complex yet approachable, suitable for the coffee novice and connoisseur alike.



A photo of Sly & Sons Coffee Roaster co-founder, Mark Sylvester

Mark Sylvester

My first coffee was a classic double-double from a place that rhymes with Rim Tortons—all cream and sugar, no coffee. It wasn’t until I was living in LA that I had a Sweet Bloom Colombian pour over that really opened my eyes to the world of coffee.

I’d never experienced real flavour in coffee; the fruitiness, the clarity—I was instantly hooked and spent my days after that coffee crawling the city looking for another cup of goodness.

When I moved to Toronto, I started roasting for myself because I couldn’t find anything at the time that was near what I had tasted in LA and have been roasting, testing, cupping, and flavour profiling coffee ever since!

A photo of Sly & Sons Coffee Roaster co-founder, Rony Mikhael

Rony Mikhael

Cramming for my grade 9 exams back in Kuwait, I was introduced to my first "coffee"—a something-or-other Frappuccino. I moved to Canada the next year and quickly dove deep into a habit of drinking about 7 cups of Tim Horton's coffees a day.

It wasn't until I met Matt Taylor, Katie Browne, and Shannon Stone who made me my first crafted coffee (a flat white) out of Frankie, a 1969 Bailey Travel Trailer. I quickly became entrenched in the world of coffee in all its wonderful forms.

Now I'm perpetually on the hunt to find the best coffee I can, wherever I am, planning much of my days around the coffee I'll be enjoying; I'm thankful to be able to help others enjoy it too!