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)

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


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 equally ambitious. But women are also collaborative, and it’s this approach of working...

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 

The International Women in Coffee Alliance (IWCA) has designated Burundi Women of Kinyovu coffee as a “Women’s Certified Coffee.” Its producers are ...

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., in 2012 to help coffee farmers in my homeland, one of the world’s poorest countries. By

promoting quality and gender equity, we

January 1, 2018

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