**Disclaimer: Coffee beans have been gifted. Please be aware this post including my thoughts and review are my own.**
Are you passionate about coffee? There is nothing better than a hot cup of coffee to start your day or a hot cup while sitting down and blogging. I just finished a cup prior to starting this post. What is better then a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee is a coffee brand that is ethical. A brand that has purpose, cares about people and the community. This is why I love Ethical Bean Coffee.
In 2003, Ethical Bean Coffee was born. They only use 100% fair trade certified and organic beans and provide a fair wage to the farmers. There are many amazing reasons why you should try this coffee. First, they are fair trade. Meaning that 50% is owned by the producers and they are able to put money back into their production and communities. Their beans are also organic meaning they use practices that promote ecological balance and use practices that build soil growth.
Ethical beans are sourced seasonally and by region. Beans are a fruit and they are not always in season. This means you get access to the most delicious coffee and it is picked at ripeness. You can even trace your beans on every bag you purchase. Simply point your phone camera and scan the unique code on the back of every bag. This will tell you what co-op your beans come from, when it was roasted, how long it was roasted and at what temperature, who roasted it, and even what the coffee scores at. The score includes sweetness, body and acidity. If you do not have access to a cell phone you can simple visit the site and log in the information.
Ethical Bean currently has seven roasts available. I was able to try out lush which is a medium dark roast and sweet espresso which is also a medium dark roast. Both were in whole bean form.
Lush (Medium Dark Roast)
Scanning the QR code I was able to tell my bag was sourced from Honduras. The beans were roasted on July 3, 2020 and are best enjoyed by July 3, 2021. I was even able to see that the beans were roasted for 13:55 minutes at 467 F degrees by a man names Brian Choi. This flavor was very consistent with a deep smooth taste.
Sweet Espresso (Medium Dark Roast)
I also scanned the QR code on this bag was told it was sourced also from Honduras. The beans were roasted on July 6, 2020 and are best enjoyed by July 6, 2021. The beans were roasted for 13:06 minutes at a temperature of 460.8 F degrees by a roaster named Francisco Gonzales. If I had to pick a favorite of the two it would be the sweet espresso. When I grinded the beans they had an amazing aroma.
Overall, I was very impressed with the brand. The coffee was smooth and delicious and I think the price point is fair. A bag of their coffee averages $9.99/bag and I will be adding this brand into my future coffee purchases. Have you ever tried or heard of Ethical Bean? Tell me in the comment section! Be sure to pin the image below to reference the post when you need to and share with a friend if you thought it was helpful!