100 Stores, 100 Stories

Founded 1,993
Dean's Beans
Clean Energy
Land Ecosystem
Poverty Alleviation
Indigenous People
Economic Development
Fair Trade
Eco-friendly Products
B Corp
Cooperative Ownership
We brew great coffee and create real change. We support long-term relationships, shade-grown, bird-friendly coffee, direct farm-to-roaster trading, solar-powered roasting and people-centered programs.
The Dean's Beans Impact Story
When Dean Cycon started Dean's Beans in 1993, he set out to prove that a for-profit business could create meaningful change through ethical business practices rooted in respect for the earth, the farmer, our co-workers and the consumer. We partner directly with our coffee farming cooperatives so our farmers can count on us year after year.
Our commitment to purchase only shade-grown coffees supports healthy environments for coffee growers and protects critical migratory bird habitat.
Direct farm-to-roaster trading means money stays with the farmers instead of going to millers and exporters.
We offset up to 79% of our fossil fuel electricity with our roasting facility solar arrays!
We engage in people-centered development -- an approach to international development that focuses on the real needs of local communities for the necessities of life often disrupted by conventional development assistance.
We are certified organic.
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Advice for New founders
"Charity isn't enough – until businesses change their fundamental operating principles there can be no meaningful impact on the lives of the farmers."
Dean Cycon
Founder of Dean's Beans