Zelaya Espresso, Guatemala Now Available

Zelaya Espresso, Guatemala Single Origin Coffee Back by popular demand. The Zelaya family has been growing coffee for over 100 years and four generations and produces a handful of genuine ‘Antigua’ coffees on their own farms. True Antigua coffees [ … ] Read More

Buena Vista, Colombia Now Available

Buena Vista, Colombia Single Origin Coffee Don Jairo Murillo started in coffee 20 years ago with nothing. Over the years, he worked hard and saved every available dime. Little by little he was able to slowly purchase, plot by [ … ] Read More

Guji, Ethiopia Now Available

Guji, Ethiopia Single Origin Coffee The area is rich in history, and rich in coffee. Tastes: Floral, black tea, lemon oil, licorice. More about this coffee Producers bring their ripe harvest to central washing stations, where the cherries are pulped and [ … ] Read More

Kericho, Kenya Now Available

Kericho, Kenya Single Origin Coffee We’ve been craving a juicy Kenya for months! Here it is! Tastes: Juicy, tart, red cherry. More about this coffee This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Boma Farmers Cooperative Society Limited [ … ] Read More

La Esperanza, Guatemala Now Available

La Esperanza, Guatemala Single Origin Coffee La Esperanza Guatemala by Francisco Morales. Located in El Coyegual, La Esperanza is an incredible farm. The coffee’s characteristics are a fruit forward, balanced cup. Tastes: Toasty, malty, red plum. More about this [ … ] Read More

Mzuzu, Malawi, Available Now

Mzuzu, Malawi, Single Origin Coffee This is the first time we have ever offered a coffee from Malawi, and we are very excited! Tastes: Ripe fig, plum, sweet. More about this coffee This is an AB Plus grade blend of [ … ] 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

Nariño, Colombia, Available Now

Nariño, Colombia, Single Origin Coffee This exciting coffee is sourced from small family owned farms in the growing region of Nariño, Colombia. Tastes: Sugar browning, Concord grape, lively. More about this coffee The main harvest is between April to August, and [ … ] Read More

La Florida, Colombia, Available Now

La Florida, Colombia, Single Origin Coffee La Florida, Colombia by Gilberto Rojas is the perfect balance of clean and complex. This wonderful coffee from Finca La Florida is another gem brought to us by Jeff Fleming at APEX Coffee Imports. [ … ] Read More

Buf Umurage, Rwanda, Available Now

Buf Umurage, Rwanda, Single Origin Coffee Introducing Buf Umurage, Rwanda by Epiphanie Mukashyaka. This 100% Red Bourbon coffee was processed at Buf Café’s Umurage washing station, at 1,750m above sea level in the south of Rwanda, Kigoma Sector. Tastes: Delicate, [ … ] 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

Idido Espresso Ethiopia, Available Now

Idido Espresso, Ethiopia, Single Origin Coffee Now Available Idido Espresso Ethiopia, by Dukale Wakeyo in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Idido washing station is owned and run by Dukale Wakeyo and his family. Cherries from six different collection sites are carefully handpicked by [ … ] Read More

Mutana Burundi, Available Now

Mutana, Burundi, Single Origin Coffee Now Available Mutana Burundi by the Long Miles Coffee Project in Kayanza, Burundi. More than 1500 families are part of the Long Miles Coffee Project. This coffee was grown on Mutana Hill and processed at [ … ] 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

New Coffee – Feb 16, 2018

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. This coffee is a blend from two small farms in the Tarqui region of Colombia. Carlos Nunez owns a 4.5-hectare farm in Buena Vista called La Fortuna. Grown at 1600 metres, his coffee [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Feb 9, 2018

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Hama Cooperative located in the Kochere district within the coffee region of Yirgacheffe in the Gedeo Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region, [ … ] Read More

New Coffee – Jan 19, 2018

New Single Origin Coffee Available Now. Lovers of classic American specialty coffees will not want to miss this gem brought to us by Jeff Fleming at APEX Coffee Imports. Tastes: Caramel, brown sugar, clean and sweet. The tiny town of Tunja [ … ] Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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