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 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

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

#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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

Sam Griffin, our retail manager at JJ Bean False Creek, is competing in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. Help Sam reach her Aprons For Gloves fundraising goal of $2000 by July 22. You can donate now through Sam’s Fundrazr page.

Help Sam fight for the Downtown Eastside

  Sam Griffin, our retail manager at JJ Bean False Creek, is boxing in this year’s Restaurant Rumble. Help Sam reach her Aprons For Gloves fundraising goal of $2000 by July 22. You can donate now through Sam’s Fundrazr page. [ … ] 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 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

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