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...

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...

Reclaiming Sumatra Project Takes Off

  It is always so exciting when, after months of planning, budgeting, visits (and riding the occasional elephant and ...

Pangoa Does it Again!

Hard work pays off... We've got a lot of good news out of Peru to share with you! It's news that demonstrates REAL p...

Haste Makes Waste: Sun-Grown Coffee

Haste Makes Waste: Sun-Grown Coffee We get asked often to explain the difference between sun-grown coffee and shade...

A Taste of Timor

We have been buying coffee directly from the village of Atsabe in Ermera, Timor-Leste for seven years, through Cooper...

If you can't grow coffee, grow poppies.

Mexican coffee farmers are forced to ask themselves this hard question every day: if climate change destroyed your li...

Every Day is Earth Day at Dean's Beans...for REAL!

It might be cliche, but we really do treat every day as if it were Earth Day, a national day of awareness and focus o...

Reforestation, Gender Equity & Guinea Pigs

Each visit to our farmer partners is an amazing experience. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always both a learnin...

Is Dean's Beans for the Birds or What??

You bet your beak we are! But as with every labeling approach in the crazy coffee world the issues are complex and th...

50 Shades of Green

Is Where You Sit Really Where You Stand? I graduated Williams College in 1975 BC (Before Computers). At that time, ...

Updates from the Field 2014

There were a lot of ups and downs this past year, as coffee price fluctuations and the Roya (fungal rust) epidemic hi...
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