A new haven for coffee drinkers and for those looking for a fresh homemade food option is now available in Martensville. Clearcut Coffeehouse officially opened their doors on Thursday, November 23rd and since opening, has seen a tremendous amount of support from the community.
Walking into Clearcut Coffeehouse gives you an immediate feeling of comfort, with the cozy décor and delicious aroma of coffee wafting through the air. The family-friendly location offers a wide array of seating options, with the ability to plug in any device and get some work done while you enjoy your steaming hot beverage. A kids play area complete with toys offers parents a chance to enjoy their meal while the children entertain themselves. “We wanted to provide a nice place for families to be able to come in, order their favorites and be able to get some work done and give the kids a place that they can enjoy as well,” Kristen Fiolleau, the wife of owner/operator Tyler Fiolleau, explained.
Tyler, along with his partner Allan Jungman, were looking to invest in a business in Martensville and a coffee shop was something that they both felt the community could benefit from. The location at 402 1st Avenue South was previously a mobile home and seemed like the perfect spot to set up shop. After a complete renovation and addition which Tyler and Allan worked on alongside the various tradespeople, their cozy coffee shop dream is now a reality.
Currently, Clearcut Coffeehouse is offering a limited food menu and will modify the menu as needed depending on demand. “Many of the menu options are homemade, coming from family recipes. They are recipes that we love, and we are excited to share our food with the community. We will also have pastries such as tarts, muffins and scones available that will vary from day to day,” Kristen added. There are also baking options that are outsourced from Wild Serendipity in Saskatoon and from family and community members. Wide assortments of coffee selections are also available, with something for everyone. All of the coffee is fair, direct trade or Certified Rainforest Alliance. “When I was thinking about who I wanted to get coffee from, I wanted the company to be reputable, consistent and involved with the communities from which they source their coffees. I found all of this and more with Reunion Island. The coffee world is diverse and there are always new flavors to try. It is something that I’m learning more and more about and am thirsty for more,” Tyler said.
All of the coffee at Clearcut Coffeehouse is ground fresh at the brew station, with brewing options of batch brewer, pour over and siphon (or vacuum pot) available. The pour over option is mainly a mini-drip system that uses a single stream of hot water that works differently than a batch brewer, which uses several streams of water at lower temperatures. With the pour-over option, the barista is able to extract “more and different flavors” from the coffee. One of Tyler’s favorite discoveries in recent years was the siphon pot, which creates an extremely flavorful cup of coffee that changes in taste as it cools. This method uses a chamber system, glass chambers, pressurization and filtration to create a unique robust cup of coffee. “It’s pretty amazing if you like tasting new flavors from coffee,” added Tyler.
Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday from 6am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3pm. For more information, or to see what menu options are available each day, find ‘Clearcut Coffeehouse’ on Facebook. “My family and I have lived here since 2009 and have never been happier. Feedback from the community has been great so far and we have loved having everyone come and visit; a very gracious Thank You to everyone that has supported us so far. We love having you over for coffee!”
NOTE ON IMAGES:
Featured Image: Tyler Fiolleau, owner/operator of Clearcut Coffeehouse in front of the extensive coffee menu offered at the establishment. (Shanine Sealey/MM)
Inset Image: The cozy, inviting environment in Clearcut Coffeehouse, along with the delicious aroma of coffee in the air, is the perfect setting for enjoying your favourite beverage and snack. (Shanine Sealey/MM)