Blog

23 Jan 2015

It’s exciting to see the determination of the San Antonio cooperative in Nicaragua, even during a time when they’ve lost up to 80% of their coffee production due to the devastating fungus, Rust. 

Their determination is being supported and enabled by the Just Us! Rust Recovery Program.  With the necessary funds in hand, San Antonio has sprung to action: they know what they need to do and have the skills and energy to do it.  For starters, the cooperative will use the fund to increase food security and support farm improvements.

San Antonio differs from the other cooperative we’re working with in Nicaragua, Luis Alberto Vásquez, because its members are individual family farms dispersed throughout the region.  San Antonio’s role is to support each family in their personal response to Rust.  They will give their members the knowledge and tools to regenerate their coffee fields, bolster their food production...

26 Feb 2014
This year, Just Us! Coffee Roasters is celebrating women in agriculture.  Over the course of the years and many visits to producer cooperatives with whom we partner in the Global South, we have witnessed the role of women in all the stages of coffee production.  Their hard work is...
18 Feb 2014
There has recently been a few customer inquiries concerning some statement made by Bulletproof Executive concerning blending coffees, decaffeinating coffees and the methods by which coffee cherries are processed into ready-to-roast green beans. You can read the article here (http://www....
22 Jul 2013
Word has it, our first ever Salvadoran coffee will be landing by boat in Halifax this week! We’re all very excited here at Just Us! as this coffee represents an incredible story of hardship, tenacity, and hopefully success. In January of this year a group of four of us from Just Us! had the...
03 Jul 2013
We are pleased to announce the reintroduction to the 2013 Reserve Line of our cherished Tarrazu Honey!  Since we first launched this coffee it has been a favorite of customers and staff alike, and one of our best-selling reserve line coffees. The beans are a true microlot, grown on the Las...
19 Jun 2012
The roastery's been abuzz as of late with the first coffee to be released in our 2012 Reserve Line, an offering from the Hinga Kawa Women's co-operative in Rwanda. There's been trial roasting, sipping, swigging, talking and tweaking aplenty. We are thrilled with the resulting fine and...