Colombia Origin Trip (2020)

MEDELLIN We arrived in Medellin early on Monday morning. I would have been excited had I not eaten a curious item on the flight in from Panama City. It was called a “ham and cheese bun” but went down [ … ] Read More

30% Gift Card Bonus For First Responders

Healthcare workers, firefighters, and police officers can get an extra 30% on gift card reloads/purchases all this month at JJ Bean cafes. (Uniform or ID required, in store only, offer ends May 31, 2020. Healthcare workers includes paramedics!) Read More

UPDATED: Closures due to Covid-19

All of our Vancouver cafes have now reopened with limited hours while continuing take-out only, physical distancing, and cleaning guidelines to mitigate spread of the virus. Sadly, our Toronto locations have closed permanently as we no longer have the [ … ] Read More

A Letter from JJ

Dear customers, With the rapid escalation of global events and growing concern about the COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) pandemic, we wanted to inform you that we are taking all available precautions on your behalf and increasing new measures as necessary.    [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee March 2020

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee February 2020

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee January 2020

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee December 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee November 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

NEW KITS ON THE BLOCK

We are thrilled to announce the newest gorgeous addition to our family, JJ MacKenzie, open now! Found in the heart of Kitsilano at West Broadway & MacKenzie, this is our first café designed by the incomparable Sophie Burke Design.⁣⁣ [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee October 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

#FridaysForFuture – Bring your own mug Sept 27 🌎

Students are taking to the streets across Canada and around the world for this week of action. They understand that the climate crisis is the greatest challenge we have ever faced and that there is no time to wait [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee September 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee August 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee July 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Fuego Fundraising Update: Forty family homes built

Thanks to you and our staff, we raised almost $12,000 to help those devastated by the Fuego volcano in Guatemala. A year later, and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala has provided 40 brand new homes to affected families. Our donations, [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee June 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

JJ Bay Grand Opening!

We continue to expand into new areas of Toronto, opening our latest addition a block away from Old City Hall and Nathan Philips Square on May 6. Found in the lobby of 390 Bay Street, the new café continues [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee May 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee April 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee January 2019

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee December 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee November 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee October 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee September 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee August 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Support Guatemala on Friday, July 27

Every tip helps those devastated by the Volcano in Guatemala. Last month, Volcán de Fuego in southern Guatemala began a volcanic eruption which left almost no evacuation time for the people of the surrounding towns. Hundreds – possibly thousands [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee July 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee May 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee April 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee March 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] Read More

Taste Coffee February 2018

Taste some of Vancouver and Toronto’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) [ … ] 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

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

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

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

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

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