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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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