New beans on the way to our roastery!
posted February 01 2013
This amazing coffee has been in the works for a couple of seasons. Our farmer friends in Coyona Peru have grown and cared for this special lot of unwashed Canchaque coffee. Traditionally all the coffee exported from Peru was unwashed/natural until the market demanded change and washed coffees got the farmer a better price. 25 years later and the exact opposite is true. Roasters around the world now recognize the amazing aromas, flavour and richness found in unwashed coffees and are eager to add them to their offerings.
Our cupping lab in Montreal uses sweet, ripe berries & cocoa to describe the flavours. Something to look forward to!
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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