We're coffee lovers

Coffee is a healthy stimulant that wakes humanity up every morning, ready to do our good work... Coffee is an excuse to get together with friends to ponder life’s decisions, to celebrate or just for no particular reason at all.

Coffee should never be pretentious, but it should be treated with respect. We need to be mindful of where our coffee comes from, how much work has gone into each and every bean. Our coffee purchases can be a powerful force for social change in the world. That's what we believe.

Here at Green Bean, we're building personal relationships with coffee farmers half a world away. And we roast their coffee right here in rural Manitoba.

Enjoy every sip.

It was one of those now or never moments

For a decade Derryl Reid fantasized about owning a small coffee company. When he turned 40, Derryl realized how quickly "some day" can turn into never. Not wanting to take his dreams to the grave, Derryl quit his solid job and founded Green Bean.

Although Green Bean will not buy from any company that doesn't maintain high ethical standards, Derryl saw no problem with enlisting a little child labour. Derryl's daughter, Alix, is now an adult and is the other half of Green Bean.

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Derryl’s view

The Kindness of Strangers (originally posted to our FB page)

This is a great story about the kindness of strangers; As you all know we have been excitedly awaiting our container of coffee. Our plan was for the truck driver to spot the container in front of our garage and we ...

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Alix’s view

Trip to Bolivia and a really great link explaining everything!

This blog has been severely neglected, but I am working on my blogging fear. So many positive things have been happening at Green Bean. My Dad is great at posting things to Facebook, so if you are interested in our little ...

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