Greene Bean Coffee is a coffee shop and roaster based in Jefferson, Iowa. You can shop their products online here. Thanks Rich and Reagan for sharing your story with us!
What is the name of your farm and where are you located?
Greene Bean Coffee. We are located in an 1880’s commercial building facing the downtown square of Jefferson, which we restored ourselves.
Tell us a little about the make-up of your business.
Small family business. Roasting for 10 years, the coffeeshop has been running for 4. Outside of DSM/Ames, we might be the only roaster/retailer in West Central Iowa, until you reach Omaha.
What does your business specialize in?
Good speciality coffee. Lots of Fair Trade, Organic, and bird friendly offerings.
Can you tell us a few things that make your signature product(s) special?
We’re picky And we only create what amazes us on a daily basis by using top shelf ingredients, lots of training, and consistent high standards
Are there any special processes involved with harvesting or processing your products? Can you tell us about them?
We do compost all of our coffee waste.
What is the most important thing for consumers to know about your products?
We source and research all the farms that grow the beans, to make sure if they are not certified, are they using the best practices that we agree with.
Do you have a funny/interesting/surprising story about your business?
We were coffee snobs when we moved to Iowa and said “Where’s the coffee?” There was none, so we started roasting for ourselves…..and look where it got us.
Anything else we should know?
No, but you should come have a drink with us.