“Ethical Bean Coffee Company” Launches Fair Trade Certified Organic Doughnuts

January 24, 2011 

Ethical Bean is located at 1315 Kootenay Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-431-3830 | www.ethicalbean.com

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Today, Ethical Bean will begin serving the world’s first Fair Trade Certified Organic doughnut. Canadians consume more doughnuts per capita than any other country in the world, and British Columbians can now dunk, dip, and enjoy this latest offering from Canada’s second largest fair trade coffee company. Read more

Old School Pricing, New School Ordering at Ethical Bean

December 15, 2010 

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Ethical Bean is located at 1315 Kootenay Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-431-3830 | www.ethicalbean.com

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

viewerVancouver, BC | The coffee counters of old may be gone for good, but for the month of December, all Ethical Bean coffee ordered by smartphone will only cost a dime.

From today until December 31st, Ethical Bean Xpress cafés that receive mobile orders via smartphone will only charge ten cents for any sized coffee including lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and traditional drip. The cafés, located at the Granville and Commercial Skytrain stations as well as the company’s flagship roastery in east Vancouver all take remote customer orders thanks to technology from Vancouver-based Mobio Identity Systems Inc.

The Mobio® app, available for free download in the iTunes App Store and Android Market, gives customers the freedom to order coffee on their iPhone or Android. Ethical Bean is currently the only coffee company in Canada to offer the Mobio® ordering option. Read more

“Ethical Bean” Xpress Cafés Go Digital With Cool New Mobio App

November 10, 2010 

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Ethical Bean is located at 1315 Kootenay Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-431-3830 | www.ethicalbean.com

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Vancouver, BC | Beginning today all Vancouver Ethical Bean Xpress cafés will be accepting mobile orders via smartphone. The cafés, located at the Granville and Commercial Skytrain stations as well as the company’s flagship roastery in east Vancouver, will receive remote customer orders thanks to technology from Vancouver-based Mobio Identity Systems Inc. The Mobio® app, available for free download in the iTunes App Store and Android Market, gives customers the freedom to order coffee on their iPhone or Android and the ease of picking it up piping hot from their nearest Ethical Bean Xpress café… Read more

Packaging & Design Go Hi-Tech At Ethical Bean Coffee Company

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Ethical Bean's new tech improvements supply coffee drinkers with unprecedented behind the sip experiences

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Vancouver, BC | On June 15, 2010, Canada’s second largest 100% Fairtrade Certified roaster, Ethical Bean Coffee, will launch the latest technology in coffee packaging and design, enhancing the level of transparency and information available to its customers. Each bag of Ethical Bean coffee has been equipped with its own 2D barcode that can be scanned in-store using a free Ethical Bean iPhone app or entered manually on the company’s website.

This revolutionary new feature gives consumers the opportunity to watch interviews with farmers, look up cupping notes and roast profiles, and Google map each bag’s beans down to the exact field they were grown in, all while standing in the grocery isle. Ethical Bean’s new bag also combines a zip seal for freshness and ease of use with clean, modern graphics that engage coffee lovers with more roast and taste information than ever before.

The new packaging reflects the company’s commitment to producing the best tasting, freshest coffee for consumers while providing a just and better approach to coffee roasting. “At the end of the day, we want people to love our coffee, not just because it makes them feel good,” says Bernhardt, “but because they know they’re getting the absolute best cup of coffee that we can provide.” Read more

Ethical Bean To Revise Project After Intense Debate On Scout

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Passionate, informed debate at Scout Magazine sparks change to local coffee company's new pilot recycling project

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Vancouver, BC | Two weeks after the announcement of a pilot recycling project, Ethical Bean Coffee CEO Lloyd Bernhardt has decided to revise the company’s bag-return program so that empty coffee bags will no longer be sent to incinerators. Instead, Ethical Bean will store the empty coffee bags at their roasting facility until a more environmentally friendly solution is found.

“After further consideration and a lively online discussion with both local environmental leaders and our customers, we have decided that incineration of empty coffee bags is not our best solution,” says Bernhardt. Much of the debate took place on Vancouver’s Scout Magazine, which became a forum for opinion on the pros and cons of waste energy, incineration and recycling. “Our mandate at Ethical Bean is to continuously work towards being both just and better. Scout’s readers took it upon themselves to respond, educate and work with Ethical Bean on an answer to empty coffee bags that does not include incineration. It is my belief that open conversations such as this one can lead to change.” The full debate can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/cT3LKm. Read more

Ethical Bean Coffee Launches New Recycling Pilot Project

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Take your empty coffee bags to an EBX location or the Ethical Bean Café & Roastery for this new pilot initiative

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Vancouver, BC | Ethical Bean Coffee launches a new recycling program on Monday, March 22nd that will reduce the number of coffee bags in landfills and will put a hot cup of coffee into the hands of the environmentally conscious in return.

Eco-conscious coffee lovers are invited to bring their empty coffee bags to the Ethical Bean Xpress drop-boxes located at the Granville Skytrain station and Commercial Skytrain station, or to the Ethical Bean Café and roasting facility at 1315 Kootenay Street in East Vancouver. Those who bring in 5 bags or more at a time will receive an extra treat: a cup of fresh drip coffee on the house. Additionally, all recyclers who write their name and email address on the side of their bags before returning them will be entered each week into a draw for a free pound of coffee. This program isn’t just limited to Vancouverites. Anyone across Canada can mail their empty coffee bags, along with their name and email address, to Ethical Bean Coffee, 1315 Kootenay Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 4Y3 and be entered into the weekly draw. Read more

Local Coffee Company Shatters 2009 Record & Raises $32,000…

January 13, 2010 

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All funds from the coffee company’s Kids to School Program go to help children in Guatemala

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Vancouver, BC | Ethical Bean’s founders Lloyd Bernhardt and Kim Schachte are thrilled to announce that this year’s total fundraising for the company’s Kids to School program has clocked in at an impressive $32,000. A significant increase from the 2009 record of $21,949, the funds raised will be split between two organizations that will help to improve the lives of Guatemalan children. Read more

“Ethical Bean” Purchases Over Xmas To Aid Guatemalan Kids

December 1, 2009 

Ethical Bean partners with Child Aid’s FUNDIT and Project Somos to help aid the children of Guatemala.

Ethical Bean partners with Child Aid’s FUNDIT and Project Somos to help aid the children of Guatemala.

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Vancouver, BC | Beginning December 1st, Ethical Bean Coffee will donate $1 from every unit of coffee sold to help the children of Guatemala. Now in its fifth year running, the charitable holiday initiative, Kids to School, will split donations between two organizations: Child Aid’s FUNDIT and Project Somos. Arguably the most important of Ethical Bean’s sponsorship programs, the funds raised to date have resulted in 345 elementary school scholarships and over $10,000 towards the building of a village for orphaned children in Guatemala. Read more

Carbon Neutral “Ethical Bean” Opens Second Café Today

November 9, 2009 

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Ethical Bean Coffee | 1315 Kootenay Street, Vancouver, BC | 604-431-3830 | www.ethicalbean.com

News from Scout supporter Ethical Bean Coffee

Vancouver, BC | Ethical Bean Xpress, a freestanding café operated by local roaster Ethical Bean Coffee, will open its second location at the downtown Granville Street SkyTrain station today, November 9th, 2009. To celebrate opening week, the new Ethical Bean Xpress will be offering a complimentary pastry with every coffee purchase from Monday, November 9th to Friday, November 13th. Similar to its original counterpart at the Commercial Drive SkyTrain station, the Granville Station Ethical Bean Xpress will only serve 100% Fair Trade Certified organic coffees and will be completely carbon neutral. Read more

Ethical Bean Coffee Company

October 4, 2008 

1315 Kootenay Street, Vancouver, BC | MAP
Tel: 604-431-3830
Web: www.ethicalbean.com
Email: info@ethicalbean.com

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The Team

Founders: Lloyd Bernhardt & Kim Schachte
Director of Sales: Viren Malik
Director of Coffee: Aaron De Lazzer

Awards

Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage, 2005, 2006, Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia

About Ethical Bean Coffee Company

Ethical Bean Coffee Company roasts only 100% Fair Trade Certified and certified organic shade grown coffees from around the world. The Vancouver, BC, based company is committed to ensuring small-scale farmers receive a fair price for their efforts so they can sustain their businesses and provide a decent standard of living for their families. Ethical Bean coffee is roasted in Vancouver in a 100% carbon neutral facility built to LEED CI standards.

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