Overlooking Saint Mary's Bay in the Acadian Municipality of Clare in Southwest Nova Scotia, Le Vieux Moulin operated as a steam-powered grist mill between 1912 and 1929. Serving as a farmers' cooperative, St. Mary's Bay Flour Mill provided jobs and local market access for finished agricultural crops on the French Acadian Shore.
For almost a hundred years, the mill sat virtually untouched, quietly sleeping, with it's equipment intact and orders still scribbled on the walls.
Brad LeJeune & Lise (Robichaud) LeJeune
With a great deal of good old-fashioned Acadian resilience and a love of good fresh-roasted coffee, Lise à Camille à Ulysse à Élisée à Jean-Pierre Robichaud, Le Vieux Moulin founder's Great, Great Granddaughter, and her husband Brad LeJeune are working to one day bring the Old Mill back to life by blending some of the mill's historical equipment and processes with modern artisan roasting techniques to create a local coffee that's uniquely Acadian and reflects our "joie de vivre".
It is going to take a lot of time and money to restore the old building, making it accessible and adding such things as electricity, water and sewage... so we are starting off in our Coffee Lab until we are ready to move into Le Vieux Moulin.
Join us on our adventure as we follow our dreams, not only of bringing this amazing historical building back to life, but also of establishing the first coffee roaster in Clare.
All of our coffees are high grade, grown in accordance with the highest standards of fairness and sustainability and freshly roasted right here in Acadie.