Been’s Beans - Specialty Small Batch Coffee Beans

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Small batch specialty coffee beans offered locally at The Bar Shoppe. Origin story below!

Columbia - Regional Select Huila:

Tasting Notes: Lemon, chocolate and caramel

Sweet and Savory with tart fruit acidity

Altitude: 1200–2000 meters above sea level

Processing: Washed

The Regional Select program was created to highlight the unique profiles we have found that are inherent to various microclimates in many of the countries from which we source green coffee. Local variables like wind patterns, soil quality, sunlight, elevation, and other environmental influencers have much to do with the common characteristics that separate, say, a Northern Colombian from a Southern Colombian coffee, just as they inform the differences between a Colombian and a Kenyan.

Huila’s profile is more toward toffee sweetness, lemon acidity, and smooth mouthfeel than the punchier fruit-forward lots of Cauca or Nariño. These coffees tend to be perfect “breakfast blend” types, versatile and interesting without being too challenging to the palate.


Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, tart lemon and berries

Sweet and savory

Altitdue: 1600 - 2200 masl

Processing: Washed

Certs: USDA Organic, Fair Trade

Costa Rica -Café Vida:

Tasting Notes: Choclate, grapefruit, praline, and lemon.

Sweet and citric with a heavy mouthfeel

Altitude: 1100 - 1600 meters above sea level

Processing: Washed

Café Vida captures the classic profile of a Washed Costa Rican coffee, with up-front sweetness, mild nuttiness, and sparkling but gentle citric acidity. These are easy-drinking coffees that work well as approachable single-origin brews, or as a sweet base in a blend for any application.


Benny Beans first started working with coffee in the summer of 2012, in Boston MA, at Sip Cafe. While with Sip, Beans learned how to make a variety of coffee and espresso based drinks in a high volumn and fast paced environment.

During his time with Sip, he was also able to take part in coffee tastings and speciality barista traninings provided by George Howell Coffee, which helped him develope a much deeper understanding and appreciate for the industry.

Since returing back to to the Western Mass area in 2015, Beans has been involved with Mass Appeal Coffee and Roasted Mobile Coffee Services.