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

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

Taste Coffee At JJ Bean January 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

Celebrating 20 Years December 6-10th 2016!

The Neate family has been roasting coffee in Vancouver for four generations. In 1996, John Neate Jr. established JJ Bean Coffee Roasters to honour people through great coffee, food, spaces, and service. This year we opened JJ Bean in [ … ] Read More

Sam Griffin, our retail manager at JJ Bean False Creek, is competing in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. Help Sam reach her Aprons For Gloves fundraising goal of $2000 by July 22. You can donate now through Sam’s Fundrazr page.

Help Sam fight for the Downtown Eastside

  Sam Griffin, our retail manager at JJ Bean False Creek, is boxing in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. Help Sam reach her Aprons For Gloves fundraising goal of $2000 by July 22. You can donate now through Sam’s Fundrazr page. [ … ] Read More

Cupping with Arturo Sr. at Finca El Injerto.

Special Auction Lot Cupping

JJ MAIN (3010 MAIN STREET) THURSDAY MAY 26 + FRIDAY MAY 27 AT 1:00PM FREE ATTENDANCE, ALL ARE WELCOME, NO RSVP REQUIRED Every year, Finca El Injerto auctions off their best beans from different micro lots on their farm [ … ] Read More

JJ Bean Cold Brew Coffee

  We are proud to introduce a new member of the JJ family: JJ Bean Cold Brew in a convenient to-go carton! (It’s ok, do a happy dance—we certainly are!) We figured you might have some questions about this new [ … ] Read More

Over $12,000 Raised for Nepal!

On April 25, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal and the surrounding region. With many aftershocks, and another earthquake that hit just two weeks later, the region is in dire need of aid. On May 8, our staff offered their day’s tips to [ … ] Read More

Habitat 2015: Guatemala

This year’s Habitat team was comprised of 12 JJ staffers. Through the support of our AMAZING customers, the team was able to help build three homes in Guatemala—one in Chiquimula, and two others in the Antigua region. We will [ … ] Read More

Habitat Team Updates

This year’s team of 12 JJ Staff have been busy little fundraising bee’s, working towards their trip to Guatemala in Spring 2015 to build homes with Global Village. The generosity of our customers has been overwhelming, with their donations totalling [ … ] Read More

Habitat Trip 2013: El Salvador

It all began with a deep desire to give back. To be able to make a direct impact to the countries that work so hard for us as a company, and that provide us with our careers, is a [ … ] Read More

Origin Trip 2014: Guatemala

Words by Grady Buhler, JJ Bean Coffee Quality Leader Photos by David Long, JJ Bean Roasting Supervisor (L-R): JJ, Grady, David, Jesse, Arturo Jr. (of Finca El Injerto) DAY 1: ADISQUE The trip started off on the right foot [ … ] Read More

JJ Bean 2013 Donation Report

2013 was another fantastic year for JJ Bean. We welcomed new staff, new customers—and we were welcomed into new neighbourhoods with our new cafés! 2013 was also a very successful donation year for us. And we couldn’t have done [ … ] Read More

Friday November 29: Philippines Fundraiser

On Friday November 8, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. The devastation would continue for several days, leaving the country in a state of emergency. Currently the death-toll is 5,500 and rising, nearly 2,000 people are missing, and [ … ] Read More