July 17, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Please join us for a tasting of Dean’s Beans – locally roasted whole bean specialty coffees that are not only delicious, but are also certified organic, fair trade, and kosher. Dean’s Beans are roasted in small batches at their beanery in Orange, Mass. Besides only roasting organic coffees, Dean’s Beans only purchases beans from villages and importers that are committed to fair trade. Dean’s Beans promotes local empowerment and self-reliance through its fair trade purchases and its work with local grassroots development and human rights groups. Dean’s Beans also sponsors projects here at home with disenfranchised communities such as Native Americans, the homeless and disabled, and many other groups trying to improve their lives and that of their communities. Every cup you drink and every pound you buy contributes directly to the welfare of coffee growers and consumers.
Dean’s Beans is a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, Inc., the first roaster’s cooperative created to buy direct, fair trade coffee from farmer co-ops and make it available to any small roaster who wants to participate in selling fair trade coffees.
Wild Oats carries several Dean’s Beans coffees, including Aztec Two-Step decaf, Birdwatchers’ Blend, Colombian Italian Espresso, Moka Sumatra, Nicaraguan French Roast, Peruvian French Roast, and Sumatran French Roast.
We will plan to sample a tasty item from our fresh bakery with Dean’s delicious coffees. Dean’s Beans will also be here for our Member Appreciation Day on August 1.