It is with great excitement that I monitor the solar app on my phone and see the power generating before my eyes. With our new solar system we are generating more than enough electricity (so far even on an overcast day) to power our daily coffee roasting and packing needs.
See our Facebook Page for photos. https://www.facebook.com/BioBeanCoffee
We do still use bottled gas to fire up the roaster but we are situated in the foot hills on a 3 hectare rural property with thousands of trees to compensate.
For our deliveries we use Australia Post. They collect from our premises 3 days a week and usually deliver the coffee the next day. We feel this is far more environmentally responsible than keeping one or more delivery vehicles and drivers. The Australia Post van is going past your door every day pretty much so why not take advantage of the fact? Our premises is home based so I don’t have to drive to work and Ben only lives 2 minutes away so between us we hardly travel any business kilometres so we are not contributing to Perth’s increasing traffic madness.
In the next few weeks we will be introducing composting kilo bags to most of our cafés. These are still in their trial phase so will not be offered to retail customers yet. They do not have a resealable zip but do have a freshness valve. We also do not know the shelf life of the bag so we can’t risk putting them in the shops.
Of course, many of you already know that we distribute and promote composting sustainable takeaway containers, and of course everything we have is Certified Organic and Fairtrade where possible.
We are going to strive towards Carbon Neutral certification but I thought I’d just mention a few of the measures that we take to be ‘greener’ in the meantime.
New coffee : Honduras José Marel Portillo Microlot now available for a limited time only.
Luscious Organic now open in Denmark for takeaway coffee - call in and see Simon and Mitlé, 63 Strickland Street, Denmark.
Now Available : Porlex mini grinders - only $50. See our online shop.
Christmas Roasting :
Last retail orders preferably 11/12; Last Café orders 17/12.
We are closed until January 6 (Cafés) and January 13 (Retail shops).
Welcome to Julia at Harvest Health in Joondalup. You can now buy retail packs and take away coffee. See our list of
retailers for more information.
What does 'Organic' mean? What is the difference between Certified Organic and organic? When you buy a bag of BioBean
Coffee you are guaranteed that it is 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC.
We are currently the only roaster in Perth that is genuinely Certified Organic. Much of the coffee available is roasted
from certified beans but this is not the same and is NOT Certified Organic. We are audited and inspected to ensure that
no chemicals are used anywhere on our premises. This includes cleaning and servicing the roaster, cleaning the office, pest
control etc. etc. We have to show proof that there is an uninterrupted paper trail from the grower to the sealed pack.
This is easy for us as we only roast Organically Certified Fairtrade coffee.
Only when you see one of the recognised Australian certifiers' logo on a product is that product organically
certified. Eg. USDA is the certification of the green bean and is an American certifying body and is NOT a recognised
Fairtrade? If a product says it is Fairtrade but does not bear to logo then you are not guaranteed that the
premium is being paid back to the grower. The chances are that the product is simply more expensive!
Finally - if you can't beat them then I suppose you have to join them. BioBean does have a facebook page!
We will be running a competition during Fairtrade Fortnight with free giveaways for product likes. Watch this space
for more information.
The Organic Circle has opened in shop 1, Pioneer Village Armadale. Willow and Ria (formerly The Soultree Café in
Glen Forrest) have opened an exciting new shop. More information soon. Drop in for a cup of coffee.
BioBean Coffee is now available in Kununurra! Go and see Kylie and Danny at the Kununurra Market on a Saturday
between 8 and 12 pm. This market is run from April to September and located at Whitegum Park in the centre of
town. A great way to catch up with friends whilst relaxing and enjoying the local arts, crafts and produce that
Kununurra has to offer.
We are pleased to welcome Nicolette Murray. Nikki has opened up a café at number 16 Warren Road Nannup. WA
Phone Nikki on 95761351 for opening hours. She is currently serving Ethiopian Sidamo.
If you are down in Nannup for the music festival or just passing through any time have a cup of coffee in her
BioBean Coffee Online Shop
Why not buy your coffee online? Orders received on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be posted within
48 hours of receipt with coffee usually roasted the same day. Save money by buying in kilo bags. Why not share with a
friend - buy 2 kilos and get free express postage anywhere in Australia - includes Christmas Island.
• BEST IN CLASS - Silver Medal, Cappuccino : The Classic International Style Sydney Royal Show (2008)
East Timor Maubesse
• Bronze Medal, Cappuccino : The Classic International Style Sydney Royal Show (2009)
Papua New Guinea Purosa A
• Bronze Medal, Plunger Coffee Small Commercial Sydney Royal Show (2010)
Café Femenino Peru Penachi
• Bronze Medal, Espresso Short Black Sydney Royal Show (2008)(2010)
• Silver Medal, Espresso. Short Black Sydney Royal Show (2012)• Bronze Medal, Espresso. Short Black Sydney Royal Show (2010)
• Bronze Medal, Espresso. Short Black Sydney Royal Show (2009)
• Bronze Medal, Cappuccino. The Classic International Style Sydney Royal Show (2009)
Café Femenino Swiss Water Process decaffeinated
• Highly Commended – Sydney Organic Expo 2008