"A Serial Do-gooder"

I'm honored to have been featured in Boston Business Journal, for the latest "Partners with a Purpose" special. Here ...

Why Coffee?

Let's talk about coffee. You might already know we use coffee as a vehicle for positive change. But why coffee? Why not milk or flour or, I don't know, bales of hay? Well, because coffee is a truly efficient crop! We're able to reach the most amount of people the most directly when we work through the coffee supply chain.

A Statement of Solidarity

Dean’s Beans stands in solidarity with our fellow Americans calling for justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breo...

The Origin Story of Dean's Beans: Doing Business as an Expression of Progressive Values

This blog was originally posted by Dean in April of 1998! Yet, much of it still rings true today, 22 years later. It is a rich account of the origin of Dean's Beans, and a deeper understanding into what drives Dean as a pioneering social entrepreneur. Read on!

Puddles of Chocolate

It's that time of year again, Java Drops and Chocolate Discs are arriving in globs to woeful recipients. So...we are no longer going to be shipping our melty chocolate due to summer weather. 

Keeping Young Farmers on the Land

One of the biggest problems for our farmers around the world is how to keep young farmers interested and engaged? Wit...

Pride in our Women Partners, this International Women's Day

We're using this International Women's Day as a chance to reflect on how proud and humbled we are by the great women coffee farmers and great women managers in the coffee world. You can see me here with Merling, GM from Prodecoop, and can see by my hair color that we have been partners and friends for quite some time!

We were just named a "Best For The World 2019" B Corps!

The B Corporation Best For The World 2019 list is out, and we are PROUD to be among the top 10% of all B Corps in the...

The Real Impact of Fair Trade

When you wake up and smell the coffee, you'll have to admit that the world coffee market stinks. Coffee prices are the lowest in recorded history, and growers are receiving far less than it costs to produce their crop.  The commitments we make to the farmer through fair prices and access to credit are an essential to keeping the farm communities on the land, feeding their families, and providing us with great coffee.

A Week of Coffee & Change

A Look Inside Dean's Beans You might already know this, but we're not a coffee roaster. (I can hear it now. Gasp! Wh...

2019 UPDATE! Launching Community-Based Kids Literacy in Nicaragua

Creating a revolving book reading and loan program to increase children's literacy is a great example of direct, peop...

The Simple Act of Meaningful Change

I'm sharing a really great article here - please read! It's from my favorite daily dose of coffee news, the very aptl...
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