News: Roastmaster Paul Thornton Re-elected to SCAA Board

We are thrilled to announce that our Roastmaster, Paul Thornton, has been elected to serve a second term on the Board of Directors for the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). The SCAA is the world’s largest coffee trade organization and serves the coffee industry, from growers and distributors, to roasters and baristas, to coffeehouses, with education, training, resources and businesses services. Read more »


Coffee Bean Announced part of Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative with SCAA and Borlaug Institute

Coffee Bean International, along with other leading U.S. specialty coffee businesses and the SCAA, is proud to be a co-founder of the “Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative” (GCQRI). Read more »


Portland Business Journal: Coffee Bean International adopts direct trade program

The following story was in Portland Business Journal and Sustainable Business Oregon on February 10, 2010. Read it here.

Coffee Bean International announced Wednesday the launch of a direct trade program, “Project Direct,” working directly with farmers with a goal of paying higher prices for better quality coffee and directly improving coffee growers’ farms, communities, and quality of life. Read more »

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