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 24, 2022
Special Jubilant Blend Marries Coffees from Burundi, Brazil
The Jubilant Blend from Peet’s Coffee combines the efforts of two pioneering women in specialty coffee: Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian and Phyllis Johnson.
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.
Read full Press Release Here.
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."
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.
January 21, 2021
Barista Magazine, Women Making Waves in African Coffee
JNP Coffee founder Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian’s advocacy for the coffee farmers of Burundi through her sustainability-minded business is featured in Barista Magazine online.
November 11, 2020
Whetstone magazine’s “Point of Origin” podcast, Black Coffee
Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian shares what makes Burundi an ideal coffee supplier and the unique challenges facing the women at origin.
November 4, 2020
Worcester Magazine, Springdale cans a beans-to-beer epic
Launching a new mocha stout, Springdale Beer recognized the coffee beans in their new brew had a story to tell. And the narrator was Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian.
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.
November 5, 2020
Royal Coffee live webinar series
One of two participants in “The Heart of East African Coffee: Burundi & Rwanda,” Jeanine Niyonizma-Aroian discusses women in coffee, supply chain challenges, the people and coffee of her country.
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!
October 22, 2020
CoffeeIs.Me podcast includes JNP Coffee
Interview with the world’s youngest Q grader, Frankie Volkema, notes JNP Coffee as a source for coffee grown by young women farmers in Valerian Hrala’s “CoffeeIs.Me” podcast at about the 16:30 marker.
October 21, 2020
Sprudge Podcast, “Seed to Cup”
Interviewed in the fourth episode of Sprudge magazine’s monthly podcast, Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian addresses her role supporting women coffee farmers by promoting and rewarding high-quality cherries.
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 18, 2020
SCA USA Business Chats: Reopening Post-COVID-19
Join USA Chapter North East Coordinator Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian on Thursday, June 18 at 1 pm PDT / 4 pm EDT as she leads a panel discussion on reopening practices post-COVID-19.
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.
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...