El Injerto “Pandora: Reserva de la Finca” Now Available

This is an extra special auction lot from the famous annual coffee auction at Finca El Injerto, Guatemala. Tastes: Peach, tropical, grapefruit, creamy, complex. Each year, El Injerto’s most rare and exquisite coffees are auctioned off to the highest [ … ] Read More

El Aguila, El Salvador Now Available

Finca El Aguila is owned by Mauricio Ariz and his sons – 4th and 5th generation coffee farmers. Tastes: Toasty, mild, raw sugar, cocoa. The finca occupies 63 hectares in Cantón Ojo de Agua, municipality of Chalchuapa near the [ … ] Read More

Worka, Ethiopia Now Available

Worka is another explosively aromatic coffee from Ethiopia. Tastes: Jasmine, nectarine, perfumed. This coffee is produced by Bedhatu Jibicho. Bedhatu was born and raised in Worka where her farm is also located. She started working in coffee in the [ … ] Read More

La Hermosa Process Series, Guatemala Now Available

In this Processing Series we have the exciting opportunity to taste coffees processed in three different ways from a single farm of outstanding quality and renown: Finca La Hermosa in Acatenango, Guatemala. Processing in coffee refers to the method [ … ] Read More

Ardi Natural, Ethiopia Now Available

We are able to roast this coffee thanks to the efforts of Samuel Demisse and Keffa Coffee. Here is some info about the coffee in their words: “As Keffa’s trademark coffee since 2009, Ardi honours origins. Ethiopia is known [ … ] 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

Ruchu, Kenya Now Available

This AB lot was produced by numerous smallholder farmers, all of whom are members of the Ruchu Gacharage Farmers Co-Operative Society delivering to Ruchu Coffee Factory (as washing stations/wet mills are called in Kenya). The factory is located near [ … ] Read More

Mayan Harvest, México Now Available

Mayan Harvest, México is the first Mexican single origin ever released by JJ Bean! A delicious coffee with a truly beautiful story. Tastes: Light, fresh, clean, toasty, subtle fruits. Mayan Harvest is sourced from 38 family-owned farms located within [ … ] Read More

La Florida, Colombia Now Available

This lot comes from Gilberto’s main harvest. It’s the perfect balance of clean and complex! Tastes: Concentrated, raw sugar, clean fruit. This wonderful coffee from Finca La Florida is another gem brought to us by Jeff Fleming at APEX Coffee [ … ] 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

Banco Gotete, Ethiopia Now Available

One of last year’s favourites returns in all its aromatic splendour! Tastes: Peach candy, anise, floral, lemon. This exceptional lot was processed, dry milled and exported by Legu Trading. The coffee was grown by smallholder farmers living around the town of [ … ] Read More

San Agustín, Colombia Now Available

The sweetness of San Agustín, Colombia is due in part to producers using a brix meter to monitor sugar levels during fermentation. Tastes: Sweet, subtle tropical fruits. We are able to get this lovely coffee through the efforts of Billy McMillan at [ … ] Read More

Othaya, Kenya Now Available

Othaya, Kenya is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Gatugi and Gatuyaini Factories (wet mills) in Nyeri County, Kenya, on the eastern slopes of the Aberdares mountain ranges. Tastes: Juicy, citrus, red berries, lively. These mills process coffee from farmers [ … ] Read More

Tumba Village, Rwanda Now Available

Tumba Village, Rwanda: We are lucky to get this beautiful coffee from the folks at Crop to Cup importers. Tastes: Sweet, delicate, peaches in syrup. Here’s some of its amazing story, in the words of Jacob Elster from Crop to [ … ] Read More

Equinox Espresso, Kenya Now Available

We decided to toast the coming of Spring with Equinox Espresso from Kenya. Tastes: Grapefruit, juicy, toasted coconut finish. This coffee is sourced from a number of family-owned farms throughout Kenya. Producers deliver their harvested cherry to be processed at [ … ] Read More

Buhorwa, Burundi Now Available

Introducing Buhorwa, Burundi. Tastes: Cola bottle candy, black cherry, spice. We are able to purchase this unique coffee through the efforts of Crop to Cup Coffee Importers. 631 small coffee producers contribute cherry to Buhorwa Washing Station. The coffee is 100% [ … ] Read More

Buf “Nyarusiza”, Rwanda Now Available

Buf “Nyarusiza”, Rwanda comes from Buf Café and is 100% Bourbon variety. Tastes: Delicate, clean, red apple. The famed Buf Café washing station is in the mountains near the village of Karaba, in the Ginkongoro prefecture in south-central Rwanda. Buf [ … ] Read More

La Florida “Acevedo”, Colombia Now Available

La Florida “Acevedo”, Colombia is composed of small day-lots from Gilberto Rojas’ second harvest of the year. Tastes: Caramel, mandarin, sweet. This wonderful coffee from Finca La Florida is another gem brought to us by Jeff Fleming at APEX Coffee Imports. [ … ] Read More

Funes, Colombia Now Available

Funes, Colombia: This complex Colombian has that concentrated intensity we have come to love so much in our coffees. Tastes: Concentrated, pineapple, grape candy. This excellent coffee comes from a group of producers in a fairly new coffee growing region.  [ … ] 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

Kiunyu, Kenya Now Available

Flavours of rich dried fruits make this sweet Kenyan a Christmassy treat. Tastes: Rich fruitcake, raisins, dried currants. This coffee was produced by various smallholder farmers belonging to the Karithathi Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) delivering to the Kiunyu wet mill [ … ] Read More

Banco Gotete, Ethiopia Now Available

Banco Gotete, Ethiopia – another aromatically stunning coffee from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Tastes: Peach candy, anise, floral, lemon. This exceptional lot was processed, dry milled and exported by Legu Trading. The coffee was grown by smallholder farmers living around the town [ … ] Read More

Christmas Reserve: El Aguacatal “La Garita”, Guatemala Now Available

Christmas Reserve: El Aguacatal “La Garita”, Guatemala – Petronilo Martinez and son, Petronilo Jesus, manage Finca El Aguacatal on the Mexican Border. They named their farm after the avocado trees that were planted throughout the plantation. Onyx has been fortunate [ … ] Read More

El Injerto “Pandora”, Guatemala Now Available

“Pandora”, Guatemala – another spectacular micro-lot from Finca El Injerto that cannot be missed! Perfect to get the holiday season ball rolling. Tastes: Creamy body, subtle peach, hint of salt. Here is some information on this very special coffee from [ … ] Read More

Yara, Kenya Now Available

Yara, Kenya is the first coffee we have purchased through Crop to Cup Importers, and what a way to start! This spectacular offering leapt off the table at us with profound berry-like aromatics and a refreshing, juicy snap. Tastes: Jammy, raspberry, [ … ] 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

Shakiso Espresso, Ethiopia Now Available

Shakiso Espresso, Ethiopia is another exotically complex wonder-coffee from Jeff Fleming at Apex, this time roasted especially for espresso brewing. Tastes: Citrus fruits, Earl Grey, flowers. Abder Malik Keder receives high quality cherries at his mill from various collecting sites [ … ] Read More

El Injerto “El Tanque”, Guatemala Now Available

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, floral, melon. It is always pleasure to introduce this very special [ … ] 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

Uraga, Ethiopia Now Available

This stunner from Jeff Fleming at Apex is quite possibly the most exotic and complex coffee of the year for JJ Bean. Tastes: Tropical, fruit loops, exotic. Established in 2010, this mill owned by Israel Degfa receives the finest quality cherries [ … ] Read More

Mchana, Kenya Now Available

Recently, Grady of JJ Bean and Alfred of Alfred Drinking Coffee had the wonderful opportunity of doing a story with the Port of Vancouver about how the Port connects people. It was the first time Grady and Alfred met [ … ] Read More

Patagonia, El Salvador Now Available

Patagonia, El Salvador Single Origin Coffee It’s a thrill for us to offer this delicious coffee from Christian Schaps and his brother Oscar. Christian has been gracious enough to take us to farms all over Central America, and we’re [ … ] 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

Jauja Espresso, Guatemala Now Available

Jauja Espresso, Guatemala Single Origin Coffee This coffee is a blend of two of our favourite lots from this year’s harvest of Finca Jauja. Tastes: Cocoa, dense, mellow. Ricardo Zelaya’s genuine Antigua coffees feature prominently on our menu year after year. [ … ] Read More

Dangura, Ethiopia Now Available

Dangura, Ethiopia Single Origin Coffee This coffee is produced by smallholder farmers who take their coffee to be processed at Dangura washing station, Aleta Wondo, Sidamo Zone, Ethiopia. The coffee is covered during the hottest part of the day. [ … ] Read More

El Aguila, El Salvador Now Available

El Aguila, El Salvador Single Origin Coffee Finca El Aguila is owned by Mauricio Ariz and his sons – 4th and 5th generation coffee farmers. The finca occupies 63 hectares in Cantón Ojo de Agua, municipality of Chalchuapa near [ … ] Read More

La Severa, Guatemala Now Available

La Severa, Guatemala Single Origin Coffee La Severa is sourced from a family-owned estate located within the municipality of Santa Cruz Barillas, in the department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Finca Severa was established by Dr. Carlos Roberto Serrano Roa in [ … ] 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

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