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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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