October 2, 2023
Targeting Producer Prosperity through For-Profit Business Models
Podcast with Women in Coffee Project
Celebrate International Coffee Day with the Women in Coffee Project! In the podcast, the host, Amaris Gutierrez-Ray, discussed with Jeanine and the other two panelists how for-profit businesses were specifically focusing on maximizing income for producers and bringing tangible expressions of equity into their business by design.
July 18, 2023
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian and Sherri Johns On Tour with Burundi Coffees
"Two prominent global coffee experts are in the middle of a North American summer tour to show off green coffees sourced from Burundi. The Burundi on the Road Show is being led by Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian and coffee consultant Sherri Johns. Burundi-born Niyonzima-Aroian is the"
June 29, 2023
Coffee Value Assessment: Exploring The SCA’s New Tool For Coffee Evaluation
The coffee world was a very different place twenty years ago. This was before the infusion era of tech-industry investments, venture capital and consolidation; back then the specialty coffee industry was a hodgepodge of many small businesses. On the evaluation side, a single form—introduced as the industry standard by the Specialty..
April 20, 2023
The Sprudge Twenty Class Of 2023—Presented By Pacific Barista Series
We are thrilled to welcome you to the official announcement of The Sprudge Twenty, presented by Sprudge and Pacific Barista Series.
This is the fifth class of Sprudge Twenty honorees, part of an annual tradition honoring and amplifying leaders in the global coffee community in partnership with Pacific ....
November 4, 2022
Grand Cru Burundi Coffee Auction on 8th December Supports Women-Owned Business
The “Grand Cru Burundi” auction, on 8th December 2022, is building on 10 years of social impact programs developed by JNP Coffee, a woman-owned business founded in 2012, based in Bujumbura, Burundi and Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
November 28, 2022
JNP Coffee Launches Private Auction of Burundi Beans
Burundi’s first-ever private auction of specialty coffee, titled Grand Cru Burundi, will debut on December 8. Featuring 26 Bourbon coffees scored at 87 and above, the auction is organized and sponsored by JNP Coffee, a coffee producing, exporting, and marketing company founded by certified Q grader and Q processor, Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian.
October 26, 2022
Grand Cru Burundi JNP Coffee auction moved to December
The auction of 26 highest-scoring specialty coffee from Burundi in East Africa’s Great Lakes region has been rescheduled to 8 December. The decision was made in early November to allow ample time for prospective bidders to receive and roast samples of the 26 coffees on offer.
October 26, 2022
JNP Coffee’s Grand Cru Burundi Brings Some Of The Country’s Best Lots To Auction
East Africa produces some of the most exciting and sought-after coffees in the world. And while these have typically come primarily from larger producing countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, their neighbor to the southeast, Burundi, would like to have a word. With its high altitudes and volcanic soils, coffees produced in Burundi can be deeply complex, offering up both big time juiciness a la Kenyan coffees as well as the delicate florals of their Ethiopian counterparts.
October 21, 2022
Coffee News Recap, 21 Oct
JNP Coffee to host Grand Cru Burundi virtual auction on 30 November 2022. The auction will include 26 micro-lots, with an average score of 90 points. Sample boxes are available now.
March 4, 2022
Last Call with Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, founder of JNP Coffee
Coffee is quite literally the fuel that gets us through our day — or at least jumpstarts our engines. But for such an important commodity, most of us don’t give a second thought to where it comes from, how it’s made or who makes it.
February 20, 2022
"The world is changing": Black business owners in Worcester describe hurdles to success
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, who has been operating her global coffee company JNP Coffee since 2012, trades, produces and exports specialty coffee from her native Burundi. After starting the company in California, she relocated to Worcester in 2014 and now runs operations from Shrewsbury.
February 16, 2022
Peet’s Coffee releases Jubilant Blend for Black History Month
In celebration of black women coffee producers for Black History Month, Peet’s Coffee has released Jubilant Blend, a medium roast created with JNP Coffee beans sourced from Burundi, blended with beans from Brazil sourced by another black woman-owned coffee business, BD Imports.
February 16, 2022
Taking inspiration from her journey, a Shrewsbury business owner is using coffee to empower women in
Growing up in Burundi, a small country on the African
continent, Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian learned as a young
girl how coffee can transform a life.
Through the revenue from coffee beans...
December 13, 2021
JNP Coffee founder elected to SCA board
SHREWSBURY, Mass., December 13, 2021 – Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, founder of JNP Coffee, has been elected to a two-year term on the Specialty Coffee Association’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022.
September 16, 2021
SCA USA Business Chats: What's Happening in Brazil and Colombia?
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, Northeast Regional Coordinator for the SCA USA Chapter and founder of JNP Coffee, hosts a panel of professionals from Brazil and Colombia, who will present and discuss research findings on the recent drought and frost in Brazil, and the impact on Brazilan Coffee Plantations, as well as the current challenges Colombia is facing. There will be time for Q&A with the audience, so come prepared with your questions!
August 6, 2021
7 Things to Add to Your Cart to Support Gender Equality in Africa
Africa has seen some incredible wins for gender equality in the last few years, including boosting women’s leadership, being home to the country with the most women in politics in the world, and the banning of Female Genital Mutilation in several nations...
June 29, 2021
Addressing Issues Currently Challenging Sustainability Of The Specialty Coffee Industry
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, Northeast Regional Coordinator for the SCA USA Chapter, with moderator Grayson Caldwell hosts a panel of world coffee professionals including Nelson Valverde, Iliana Delgado Chegwin, Jonia Leite Soares, Alejandro Cadena, Yuki Ebizawa & Amanda Eastwood, who will discuss their unique perspectives on issues currently challenging sustainability of the specialty coffee industry. Followed by Q&A with the audience.
June 13, 2021
AFRICAN GREAT LAKES COFFEES: QUALITY IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
Our Burundi Kinyovu earned a third-highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Produced by smallholding women farmers of JNP Coffee near the Kinyovu Washing Station entirely from local strains of the Bourbon variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried).
April 12, 2021
Q&A: Shrewsbury entrepreneur sells coffee, empowers women
"After graduating high school in Burundi, Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian moved to the U.S. for college before living all over the world – Canada, France, Asia, the U.S. – working for corporations. Now, the Shrewsbury resident runs JNP Coffee, which focuses on helping women farmers in her native country rise out of poverty and carve out a place in the international market."
March 16, 2021
Transformational Leadership with Stefanie Johnson, Mike Jaffe and Nora Burkey
On the webinar, they’ll touch on their personal journeys in leadership, challenges they have faced and how to overcome them as a leader. Followed by Q&A with the audience.
February 1, 2021
SCA USA Business Chats: The Language of Business
On the webinar, they’ll chat about the rules and language of financial reporting, especially as businesses consider PPP loans and grants, along with topics around employment law as it relates to testing and vaccinations, post-COVID furloughs, job descriptions, unions for baristas, and more.
Roast Magazine podcast on measuring quality article
“Technically Speaking: Defining and Measuring Quality in Coffee from Production to Preparation”
Lily Kubota of Roast Magazine highlights the work of JNP Coffee within the first three minutes of this podcast on quality variations.
October 22, 2020
SCA USA Business Chats: Fresh Perspectives from Women Coffee Producers
These women discuss the unique challenges they have faced during COVID-19, each of their unique perspectives as women coffee producers from different parts of the world, and how they promote equality in their own communities. Thank you again to our moderator and panelists for their time and effort in participating in this important, and necessary, discussion!
July 22, 2020
Importer JNP Coffee Donating 5% of Sales for GoFundBean Grants
Throughout the month of July, Burundi coffee importer JNP Coffee has been donating 5% of its green coffee sales to the nonprofit GoFundBean for a fund to supply grants to baristas in financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundraising effort runs through Friday, July 31.
“We believe that with more information about the virus and with the numbers of infected folks going up that a second run ... (read more)
July 1, 2020
Fresh Cup Magazine, Five percent of July sales go to virtual tip jar
JNP Coffee’s announcement of vital partnership with Go Fund Bean, which aggregates virtual tip jars for coffee workers around the world, to support baristas who have been suffering financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 16, 2020
SCA Roundtable with Black CEOs
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian joins a conversation with Black coffee industry leaders on the Black Lives Matter movement, experiences as Black professionals in the coffee sector, and the work required to dismantle systemic racism in the coffee space and the wider culture.
May 28, 2020
Using Online Channels Appropriately to Drive Business Growth
Join SCA US Chapter North East Regional Coordinator Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian and guest speaker Ryan Garrow of Logical Position on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1 pm PDT / 4 pm EDT for a presentation on B2B and B2C marketing in the face of a recession.
May 2, 2020
Keys to the Shop podcast on coping with COVID
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian discusses how JNP Coffee is responding to the pandemic and how things look on the ground for the farmers she works with in Burundi with “Keys to the Shop” podcast host Chris Deferio. Listen now.
April 16, 2020
Post-COVID Coffee: Getting Ready for the Inevitable Changes – Instagram Live
There is a tectonic shift happening in our industry. Are we ready for how things will change for us and for our customers? Will we take this as an opportunity to take action? Or will we sit back and try to regain the status quo?
February 5, 2020
10 Minutes With—2020 U.S. CoffeeChamps Edition: Michelle Johnson
Coffee community advocate Michelle Johnson is making 2020 her year. She recently confirmed a spot at nationals during the Barista competition qualifier in Nashville, Tenn.—after not competing for nearly three years. During these three years, she’s made The Chocolate Barista blog a lifestyle platform for Black people and other racial minorities in the...
September 1, 2019
Master Q&A with Jeanine - Barista Magazine
“I KNOW I TALK VERY FAST—my mother tells my friends that I speak fast in all languages,” laughs Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian into the phone, where she’s called from her home in Massachusetts. (Jeanine speaks five languages). It’s true, she is an animated and captivating conversationalist and speaker, but that’s not the only reason she’s hard to keep up with: Jeanine is also a...
April 11, 2019
Building Community Through Collaboration
JEANINE NIYONZIMA-AROIAN AND BLANCA MARIA CASTRO EXPLORE THE IMPACT A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH HAS ON LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVES.
When International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Chapters pursue support for projects to strengthen their local communities and improve the lives of their neighbors, their scope tends to be...
August 27, 2018
Mr. Espresso Debuts Rwandan, Burundian Blends | The coffees were produced by female farmers.
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, family-owned and Oakland-based coffee roastery Mr. Espresso has just released two new blends from Africa: Burundi women of Kinyovu and Rwanda Bufcafe Remera (which currently holds a sky-high 92 rating on CoffeeReview.com).
September 20, 2018
Profiles of Women and Coffee - Coffee Talk August/September 2018
Helping women coffee farmers in Burundi rise above poverty through the production of high-quality coffee stands as the heart and soul of JNP Coffee’s work. A native of Burundi, I founded JNP Coffee LLC, www. jnpcoffee.com, in 2012 to help coffee farmers in my homeland, one of the world’s poorest countries. By
promoting quality and gender equity, we read more...