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

Banco Gotete, Ethiopia Now Available

Banco Gotete, Ethiopia – Another aromatically stunning coffee from the Yirgacheffe region. 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

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

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

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