Grow Ahead Launches

We are proud to be part of the launch of Grow Ahead where consumers can finance small coffee farmers. Coffee drinkers now have a unique opportunity to support small coffee producers and their families in developing countries by lending money that will be used to pre-finance the harvest of coffee from organized smallholders.

How it Works
Consumers start this process by signing up online at Grow Ahead and lending money. Your loan does not gather interest, and you receive the same amount of money back, at the end of the loan.

When you have made your loan, you will receive your lender's card in a confirmation e-mail. Bring that to Bean North and we will give you a lender's reward. Read more on 'How it Works' here.

This Loan will Pre-Finance the APECAFORM Coffee Cooperative
The APECAFORM coffee cooperative located in the southwest highlands of San Marcos, Guatemala on the slopes of the volcano Tajumulco, the highest volcano in Central America. The members of APECAFORM are excited to be participants in this unique crowd funding opportunity.

Once the coffee is exported by APECAFORM to Cooperative Coffees, the loan will be paid back to Grow Ahead and the coffee will be available at Bean North for our customers.

Grow Ahead will then be able to pay back the lenders who are also free to choose to withdraw the money, re-lend it to finance another container of coffee, or donate it to support development projects for farmers and their organizations.

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Bean North celebrates spring! Enjoy a cup of Spring Ahead to start the season's sunny, longer days. A blend of organic Fair Trade coffees from Uganda, Peru, Ethiopia and Honduras, this rich and full coffee has hints of spice, nuts and cocoa. It'll put a smile on your face!

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Whitehorse World Fair Trade Challenge! »

Visit our cafe on Friday May 13, Saturday May 14 or Sunday May 15 to take part in the Whitehorse World Fair Trade Challenge! How? It's very simple: all you need to do is enjoy a great cup of organic fair trade Bean North coffee. We tally all the fair trade drinks we sell during the weekend, and together we support the farmers in their fight against climate change! 

This challenge is one way to raise awareness that climate change is already affecting the earth we all share - particularly the farmers behind the beans we love

Subscribe to one of our monthly coffee subscriptions! »

We know you love our coffee, and we decided that we want to make it easier for you to always have delicious fair trade coffee in your home. You can now sign up for a coffee subscription - sign up once, and receive four bags of fresh roasted beans each month!

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