Blog

09 Oct 2014

Last winter I was fortunate to spend time in the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. I paid my ticket and was off on an adventure with Joey Pittoello, the director of coffee for Just Us! Coffee. The purpose of the journey was to connect with producers from the ASOBAGRI co-op, which I learned is a relationship that Just Us! has had for over 14 years. I have wanted to do a trip like this for many years due to my connection with "Breaking the Silence". I had heard many stories about Guatemala from their interns at the Tatamagouche Centre and their work with the CCDA cooperative.  However, nothing that I had learned or heard could have prepare me for the varied emotions I had for the land and the people—especially the women that I got to meet along the way. It also made me think deeply about the trip that Just Us! co-founder, Jeff Moore, made so many years ago when he travelled on a bus through the Chiapas region of Mexico without any connections and a language...

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...
24 Apr 2012
  As many of you are probably aware, 2010-2011 brought about a pretty thorough overhaul of our coffee program. Not only were several blend recipes modified, new coffees brought in, we also completely changed the way we roast our coffee. We’ve been working to achieve a vision of fresh...
20 Apr 2012
  Our buying season for 2012 is over. In June we will be releasing a series of new coffees, one of which will be the re-introduction of Wisdom of the Mountains, a coffee coming from UCIRI Co-op in Oaxaca, Mexico.  This is a very exciting re-launch for us, as it will be the first time Just...