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."
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)
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.
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.
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.
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...
“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...
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).
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...