New Coffee – Jan 12, 2018

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. This is a “natural” processed coffee, meaning it is dried in the whole fruit with the skin and the pulp still intact. The result is wild, berry-like aromatics in the cup! Tastes: Blueberry, strawberry, wild. [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Jan 5, 2018

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. Located near the town of San Cristóbal Verapaz, in the cool, rainy reaches of Cobán, Guatemala, Finca San Isabel is situated on 300 acres of high, but level, fertile land. Tastes: Maltesers, crisp apple. [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee at JJ Bean January 2018

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (“cupping”, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Dec 22, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. A “greatest hits” of Zelaya farms from the famed Antigua region of Guatemala, roasted for espresso to bring out rich notes of chocolate.  Also makes a heartwarming filter coffee for sipping by the [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee at JJ Bean December 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (“cupping”, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Dec 1, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. Merry Christmas! The famed Buf Cafe washing station is in the mountains near the village of Karaba, in the Ginkongoro prefecture in south-central Rwanda. Buf Cafe started operation in 2000, after funding aid [ … ] Read More

Sharing the world’s best coffees for 21 years.

Celebrating at all JJ Bean locations Dec 5-9 Tuesday Dec 5: 50% off Apple Fritter Cruffin & Salted Caramel Crackle Cookie. Wednesday Dec 6: $1.50 traditional drinks (cappuccinos, macchiatos & espressos.) Thursday-Saturday Dec 7-9: 30% BONUS added to all [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Nov 24, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! “Pandora” is another spectacular micro-lot from Finca El Injerto that cannot be missed! Perfect to get the holiday season ball rolling. Tastes: Creamy body, tropical fruits, hint of salt. Here is some information on [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Nov 10, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! Finca Santa Clara holds a special place in our hearts. Many of us at JJ Bean have visited this beautiful farm and experienced the Zelaya family’s hospitality. Tastes: Chocolate, subtle fruit, chuggable. We have written [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee at JJ Bean November 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (“cupping”, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Oct 27, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! Kamwangi, Kenya — This coffee comes from the Kamwangi Factory in the eastern Kirinyaga district of Kenya. Tastes: Black wine gum, raspberry, tangy.  Registered in 1997, Kamwangi currently has 720 male and 266 female members, [ … ] Read More

Support Mexico – Fri, Oct 13

Every tip helps those devastated by the Earthquake in Mexico. On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surrounding areas including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee at JJ Bean October 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (“cupping”, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee #1 – Sept 29, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! El Injerto “El Tanque”, Guatemala — El Injerto “El Tanque” is unquestionably one of the highest quality coffees we roast, and we have the privilege of doing it every year. Tastes: Concentrated, juicy acidity, cocoa, [ … ] Read More

JJ Bean & imagine1day funding education, clean water in two Ethiopian communities

This summer JJ Bean Coffee Roasters raised over $70,000 with imagine1day to build a kindergarten in Haro Dumal, Ethiopia. Thanks to the generosity of customers and other partners, the original $37,000 fundraising goal was almost doubled and the original [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee at JJ Bean – September 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Aug 18, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! Kiangombe, Kenya — Kenyan coffees are fruity by nature but this one has a unique dried fruit character that is not to be missed! Tastes: Prune, raisin, juicy Kiangombe is sourced from family [ … ] Read More

JJ Bean UBC Grand Opening August 14-19, 2017

JJ Bean UBC Grand Opening! We’re now open at UBC in Vancouver and have these wonderful offers ready for you… Monday August 14 $1.50 traditional drinks: cappuccinos, macchiatos, espressos Tuesday August 15 50% OFF baked goods with purchase of any coffee, [ … ] Read More

JJ Bean Eglinton Grand Opening August 14-19, 2017

JJ Bean Eglinton Grand Opening! We’re now open off the corner of Yonge & Eglinton in uptown Toronto and have these wonderful offers ready for you… Monday August 14 $1.50 traditional drinks: cappuccinos, macchiatos, espressos Tuesday August 15 50% OFF baked [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean August 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – July 28, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! Vista El Bosque, Guatemala — Wilmar Castillo’s dream was always to own his own coffee farm. As a young man, he travelled from village to village with his father and three brothers to [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – July 21, 2017

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now! El Tambor, Guatemala is a stunning coffee — it’s a clean, lively cup with focused structure — and comes from a producer new to us, the ingenious Victor Calderon. Victor represents the 5th [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean July 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

Coffee guide

Coffee seems complicated: innumerable factors influence the aromas, tastes, and structure in a cup before it’s even roasted. We want to make you smarter about coffee and help you to choose coffees that you will enjoy drinking with this [ … ] Read More

How to taste coffee like a pro

Our guiding principle is “the best taste wins.” But when we taste coffee, what are we tasting for? There’s plenty of jargon in coffee tasting, but these basics help discern what you want and what you don’t. Ultimately you [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – June 16, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Los Naranjos, Colombia from 15 small farmers in Huila, Colombia. Los Naranjos is a very pleasant, sweet coffee that we offer almost every year, produced by fifteen small coffee growers from the areas of La [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – June 2, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Kochere, Ethiopia by smallholder farmers in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. When you buy this special coffee, $2.00 from every pound goes directly to build a Kindergarten in Ethiopia through our imagine1day project. Kochere is sourced from family-owned farms [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean June 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – May 19, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Gold Coffee by Gold Coffee Collective from the community of Patalito in Huila, Colombia. Gold Coffee is a collection of farmers from the community of Pitalito in Huila, Colombia. This is not an official cooperative but [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean May 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean! Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – April 28, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Kagumo, Kenya by smallholder farmers from Nyeri, Kenya. An incredibly juicy and aromatic new crop coffee from Kenya. The Kagumo Factory processes coffee from farmers who generally have half acre plots averaging 250 coffee trees grown [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – April 14, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Santa Clara, Guatemala by Ricardo Zelaya from Finca Santa Clara. Finca Santa Clara holds a special place in our hearts. Many of us at JJ Bean have visited this beautiful farm and experienced the Zelaya family’s [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – April 7, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Las Marias, Colombia from The Women of Las Marias Group in Huila, Colombia is super sweet and supports such a great cause: Las Marias’ mission is centred on family prosperity and generational renewal. The group [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee at JJ Bean April 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – March 31, 2017

New Coffee Available Now! Dry processed Yellow Catuai from Carmo Estate in Minas Gerais, Brazil.This dry-processed Yellow Catuai tastes much richer than Carmo Estate’s standard pulped natural Bourbon. Tastes: mellow, dense cocoa, roasted nuts, touch of winy complexity. Unlike the [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – March 17, 2017

New coffee available now Just in time for spring Takengon, Indonesia by Koperasi Kopi Gayo Organic Co-op in Aceh, Sumatra. Takengon is grown in volcanic loam soil and is certified Fair Trade and Organic. Full-bodied with low-acidity, tastes: full, mellow, sweet herbs. [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean March 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

JJ Bartley One Year Anniversary Party – March 8th

One Year Anniversary Promotions At JJ Bartley One year since we opened the doors of our Toronto HQ, roastery, commissary, and first cafe in the GTA: JJ Bean Bartley! Let’s party. Wednesday, March 8th at JJ Bartley ALL DAY [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – February 10, 2017

New coffee available now El Injerto “Pandora” by Arturo Aguirre Sr. & Jr. in Huehuetenango, Guatemala is a repeat winner at the Cup Of Excellence. This pacamara microlot is one of the best coffees from one of the best coffee farms in the [ … ] Read More

New Coffees – February 3, 2017

  New coffees available now Worka, Ethiopia by Gelgelu Edema is an exceptional natural process coffee from the famed Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. This a berry bomb flavour blast, which we roasted slightly darker than usual for our Single Origins to develop [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean February 2017

Taste some of Vancouver’s best coffees at JJ Bean Taste coffees at JJ Bean, learn about the specialty coffee selection process and what professional coffee graders look for in great coffee. Tasting coffee (cupping, in coffee lingo) is linked [ … ] Read More

New Coffees – January 20, 2017

Two new coffees available today Remera, Rwanda by Epiphanie Mukashyaka in Nyamagabe is the perfect “gateway” African coffee, delivering the fruity complexity of the region in a subtle, approachable package. Tastes: clear, subtle, cranberry, clove. Tarqui, Colombia by Mirian Yunda, Yobani Ramos, [ … ] Read More