All of the coffee we brew is from Dean’s Beans in Orange, Massachusetts. Dean’s Beans motto is, “Specialty coffee as a vehicle for positive change.”
Working with Dean’s Beans, People’s provides organic coffee, that is ethically sourced to the UMass community. Our relationship with Dean’s allows us to provide our customers with delicious blends of fair trade, 100 percent organic coffee.
Ethical farming and harvesting practices are important to Dean’s Beans and People’s Market. At Dean’s Beans they believe that these practices start with the farmers. Dean himself visits the harvest sites to meet with the farmers.
Fair Trade is a company foundation for Dean’s Beans.
From Dean’s Beans website, here is their approach to Fair Trade:
- Purchase directly from the co-ops, not through middlemen
- Purchase at or above the international Fair Trade price
- Co-design and fund People-Centered Development projects with each of our coffee cooperative partners that are managed by the farmers themselves
- Pre-finance bean purchases whenever financially feasible
- Commit to an independent, 3rd party, public audit of our Fair Trade practices
Dean’s Beans blends that People’s Market brews:
Arctic Sunrise (a medium-dark blend, mild, and sweet with a strong finish), Columbian (a medium roast, Floral aroma, full deep flavor, chocolate caramel), French Vanilla Kiss (a medium roast, nutty with a creamy vanilla essence and aroma), Full Moon (a medium-dark blend, sweet, chocolate with a roasty finish), Hazelnut Dream (a medium roast, accentuated hazelnut nuttiness, lingering finish with a subtle hint of dreams), Mexican Chiapas (a medium roast, sweet cinnamon, pleasing acidity, smooth finish), Moka Java (a medium roast, thick and buttery mouthfeel, with notes of vanilla, blueberry and herbal undertones), and Ring of Fire (a dark roast, bold and earthy, smoky finish).
Whether your favorite mug is full of French Vanilla Kiss with honey and soy milk, Arctic Sunrise with cream and sugar, or Ring of Fire with cinnamon and skim milk Dean’s Beans and People’s Market are here to keep you caffeinated! Bring your own mug for a discounted cup of joe, hot or iced!