Bean North strives to provide high quality certified organic fair trade coffee. Lots of things along the way can affect the quality and we have some info for you on what Bean North does and what you can do so every cup of coffee you drink tastes great!
How one brews and stores coffee can really affect its quality and we have lots tips on this for you. We explain the decaffeination process Bean North uses and introduce you to coffee cupping and the excellent team from Coop Sol in Montreal who ensures Bean North receives only the highest quality coffees.
December's coffee of the month is San Marcos. This delicious coffee from comes from Apecaform (Asociación de Pequeños Caficultores Orgánicos Maya-Mames) in Guatemala. It's sweet, well rounded and has a hint of cocoa with a smooth full body. Perfect for any time of day!
Coffee farmers in Guatemala are dealing with roya (leaf rust) disease. This is a very aggressive disease that attacks the coffee trees and - in most cases – kills them. You can help the farmers that grow your coffee by making a loan to Grow Ahead. Grow Ahead is currently collecting money to pre-finance a shipment from Apecaform to North America. By making a $25 or $50 loan by December 31st you can make a big difference to the coffee farmers of Apecaform!
Grow Ahead is collecting loans to finance coffee from APECAFORM in GUATEMALA. Loans come from consumers like YOU!
Bean North's Little Free Library opened on October 5, 2013. Behind the doors of our library, which spell READ, library patrons will find pRose, poEtry, internAtional, and chilDren’s books.
Exactly one month after we first opened the doors of our Little Free Library, we were awarded a certificate of recognition. Little Free Library movement founders Rick Brooks and Todd Bol selected the newest branch north of 60 as a Library of Distinction. “Its unique design and the creativity and enthusiasm you have put into it make it an inspiring example for other Little Free Library Stewards to follow,” wrote Megan Hanson, LFL Development Specialist who forwarded the honour.
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