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All Organic Fair Trade Direct Coffee… and More

When I looked through all the colorful photos I took while on my most recent Dean’s Beans development trip to Guatemala, this one stuck out the most. It wasn’t the prettiest picture I took (I mean, I ...

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A Taste of Timor

We have been buying coffee directly from the village of Atsabe in Ermera, Timor-Leste for seven years, through Cooperative Cafe Timor. The coffee is some of the best Dean has had in his forty years in...

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Mexican coffee farmers are forced to ask themselves this hard question every day: if climate change destroyed your livelihood, what would you do to feed your family? With the world heating up, many co...

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It might be cliche, but we really do treat every day as if it were Earth Day, a national day of awareness and focus on the environment. Every decision we make here at the Beanery gets an environmental...

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Each visit to our farmer partners is an amazing experience. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always both a learning experience and a chance to go deeper into our quest to bring positive change to t...

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You bet your beak we are! But as with every labeling approach in the crazy coffee world the issues are complex and the attempts to deal with them range from super serious to supercilious. Some program...

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“It is 2017 and we are still doing THIS!” was the sentence and sentiment I heard repeatedly at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City this past week. The “this” ref...

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The Best Birthday Ever: Part II

How One Small Community Fights Climate Change

The last three years were the hottest on record worldwide. Climate change is real and it is here. I see the terrible impacts on families and the earth ever...

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The Best Birthday Ever Part I

Last week we launched a new program with our coop partner Prodecoop in Nicaragua aimed at encouraging children to read and providing them with quality books and the opportunity to do so. It was one of...

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#UPYOURS

This year we are upping our commitment to people and the planet. How will you #UPYOURS?

In these uncertain times, the best antidote to despair is action. Not only are we going to dedicate our work to n...

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