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Planet Bean
Planet Bean

Planet Bean has three cafes in Guelph serving all kinds of excellent coffee beverages created by their highly skilled team of baristas. Fresh roasted coffee beans are also available. Their company has a thriving wholesale business which supplies cafes, restaurants, gourmet and speciality grocers, businesses, churches, universities, and schools. They roast to order in small batches. They don’t warehouse any of their roasted coffee so it is always fresh roasted when shipped. Their roasting team are members of the Roaster’s Guild. They are passionate about their work! For more information please visit the Planet Bean website

 

History

Planet Bean began roasting coffee in downtown Guelph in 1997. Theirs was the first roastery in the city for at least half a century. From the beginning their focus was on certified Fairtrade and organic gourmet arabica coffee. The scent of their coffee roastery became a part of the downtown experience and was an aromatic beacon for anyone with a fine sense of flavour.

Mission
Our partners at Planet Bean create the best tasting coffee and through Fairtrade, links producers, and consumers in a meaningful way. At Planet Bean they are:
 
Ethical
We believe our success is grounded in a moral economy informed by the principals of fair trade for our producers, our workers, our shareholders, and our customers.
 
Passionate
They have a passion for excellent coffee, and this is reflected in our knowledge and advancement of gourmet coffee creation.
 
Respectful
They are respectful of the many hands that touch our coffee – from the farmers who grow and harvest it, to the roasters who roast it, the baristas who brew it, and to those who drink it.
 
Ecologically Sustainable
They believe their success as a business is measured not only by their financial earnings but also their ability to reduce their ecological footprint, improve the health of the planet, and advance organic production.
 
Co-operatively Driven
They believe a democratic workplace based on the international principals of co-operation is the way to create a model for a people centred economy.