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

Jim Green Plaque at Woodward’s

On Tuesday October 15, 2013, JJ Bean unveiled a plaque in our Woodward’s café honouring Jim Green for his leadership in the re-development of the Woodward’s site. The Woodward’s building was originally constructed as the Woodward’s department store in 1903. Commercially the [ … ] Read More

We got a makeover!

If you’re reading this, you can see we got a virtual makeover! The wonderful people at Forge and Smith have brought us into the present day—our locations are easier to find, our shop is easier to navigate, and overall [ … ] Read More