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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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