Bean North Coffee Roasting Co.
About Bean North
Since 1997 Bean North Coffee Roasting Company Ltd has been roasting certified organic fair trade coffee in the northern boreal forest of the beautiful Takhini Valley, northwest of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. We have been offering coffee lovers a sustainable choice… premium quality certified organic and fairly traded coffees from around the world.
We believe that the farmers who grow our coffee deserve a high quality of life and a healthy environment to live and work in. Following that belief, we have been building long term working relationships with producer groups and paying a fair price. That ensures higher quality coffee and allows farmers and their communities to achieve some of their dreams.
We continue to be inspired by the people who grow and care for the coffee we buy, by our coop that facilitates its transport north, by those who roast and brew a magic blend and by customers who love our coffee and support what we do.
North to South, Fair Trade is about relationships, people, family, birds, and communities. By choosing to drink certified fair trade coffee you are part of a powerful medium supporting positive social and environmental action. Can you taste all this in a cup of Bean North coffee, you ask?
Yes! And you get great tasting coffee too…
Sourcing & Cooperative Coffees
Everything starts with our coffee producers, the farmers who cultivate the finest certified organic ad fair trade coffee we roast for you. Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd. is member of Cooperative Coffees, a green coffee importing cooperative and together we purchase coffee directly from coffee farmers. We visit these communities, meet the producers and their families and have long term relationships with them.
Read the other menu item to learn about Fair Trade, Organic Practices, and Coffee Quality.
Everything starts with our coffee producers, the farmers who cultivate the finest certified organic and fair trade coffee we roast for you. Bean North Coffee Roasting Co. Ltd. is member of Cooperative Coffees, a green coffee importing cooperative and together we purchase coffee directly from coffee farmers. We visit these communities, meet the producers and their families and have long term relationships with them.
It's Fair Trade
As a leading source of income in the coffee growing regions and a highly valued commodity, coffee can be a powerful tool to bring about positive change for small farmers, the environment, and our health. For us to drink coffee as cheaply as we do, growers must be paid below market value for their green beans so that the middleman can turn a profit at each step from the field to the commodities markets to the table. Bean North offers farmers an alternative … a “fair price” for the coffee they grow.
It’s Pesticide Free
After tobacco, cotton and coffee are the second and third most chemically treated crops. Both are sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. These chemicals are health and environmental hazards that affect not only the growers, their families, and the land and water, but also us – the consumer. Organic agriculture focuses on building healthy soil. Through composting, intercropping (shade trees) and natural pest controls, a whole system of compatible, sustainable agriculture is used to grow healthier crops.
It’s Grown by Stewards of the Land
The fair trade movement focuses on small scale farmers who in our mind are the best stewards of the land. These farmers grow their coffee under the forest canopy. This involves planting a mixture of nitrogen-fixing trees with other useful species to provide shade. Shade trees protect the coffee plants from rain and sun, help maintain soil quality, reduce the need for weeding, and aid in pest control. They also provide extra income and are an additional food source for the farmers. Sustainability is of great concern to the farmers and their families, cooperatively they will make a difference.