The DG Story
Deadly Grounds Coffee is the ONLY hearse based coffee company in North America. For our founder; Tom Lialios, working in television and film production for over 20 years – coffee was a necessity in keeping him going during the long hours of work. But it was always more than just a beverage. Any coffee break with a close friend or co-worker is an opportunity to catch up on life, share some laughs, or work out life’s problems. Everyone has at least one good coffee buddy. Whether it’s with the mornings first brew, a quick mid-day drive thru run, or after dinner shared with someone special – it’s amazing all that could get worked out over a steaming cup o’ Joe.
Since coffee time is such an enjoyable break in the midst of our hectic day it soon became a quest to find the “perfect cup”. While there’s never a shortage of coffee places, not all java brings the magic. Rare is the coffee experience that’s truly to die for. In the search for coffee nirvana Tom thought it would be easier to just make his own. While it turned out not to be easier it sure as hell was a lot of fun. He found a talented local roaster that believed in quality over quantity and with a name that no one could forget – Deadly Grounds Coffee was born. Since the goal was to make coffee to die for – choosing a hearse as our company car seemed like the right choice. It’s become the perfect ambassador on our travels, a great mobile coffee cart that can grind & brew coffee at 55mph, and people tend to get out of its way.
Every Deadly Grounds Coffee roast is made from 100% Arabica beans. As we grow we’ll be offering more blends, single origin and organic coffees. All of our roasts are available in whole bean and ground. It’s gourmet coffee without fancy titles, or names. It’s coffee for the rest of us. Enjoy every cup.
It was at Scare-a-Con 2013, where Tom met Brad Mavin for the first time, and the quest to invade Canada with Deadly Grounds began. Brad, a coffee fiend himself, fell in love with the concept, and knew it was something he had to get involved with. Fast forward to 2015 and the time has come. We give you Deadly Grounds Coffee Canada.
Tom Lialios Brad Mavin
Founder and Chief Coffee Addict Canada Ops. and Coffee Minion