About

Planet Bean began roasting coffee in downtown Guelph in 1997. Ours was the first roastery in the City for at least half a century. From the begining our focus was on certified fair trade and organic gourmet arabica coffee. The scent of our coffee roastery became a part of the downtown experience and was an aromatic beacon for anyone with a fine sense of flavour. Although Planet Bean has moved shop a few times and changed its structure and expanded, it is still Guelph’s premier and primo coffee company.

Planet Bean has three cafes in Guelph serving all kinds of excellent coffee beverages created by our highly skilled team of baristas. Fresh roasted coffee beans are also available.

Our company has a thriving wholesale business which supplies cafes, restaurants, gourmet and speciality grocers, businesses, churches, universities and schools. Please be in touch with us if you would like to join us in spreading the flavour of excellent coffee to the waiting tastebuds of the world.

We roast to order in small batches. We don’t warehouse any of our roasted coffee so it is always fresh roasted when shipped.

Our roasting team are members of the Roaster’s Guild, the organization where the world’s best roasters share experience, knowledge and skills.

We are passionate about our work!

A few years back, the Planet Bean team got together to talk about our vision. Here is what we all agreed upon:

Planet Bean Vision

Planet Bean is an innovative business model that is fair, sustainable and passionate.

Planet Bean Mission

Planet Bean creates the best tasting coffee and through fair trade, links producers and consumers in a meaningful way.

At Planet Bean we are

Ethical

We believe our success is grounded in a moral economy informed by the principals of fair trade for our producers, our workers , our shareholders and our customers.

Passionate

We have a passion for excellent coffee, and this is reflected in our knowledge and advancement of gourmet coffee creation

Respectful

We are respectful of the many hands that touch our coffee – from the farmers who grow and harvest it, to the roasters who roast it, the baristas who brew it and to those who drink it.

Ecologically Sustainable

We believe our success as a business is measured not only by our financial earnings but also our ability to reduce our ecological footprint, improve the health of the planet and advance organic production.

Co-operatively Driven

We believe a democratic workplace based on the international principals of co-operation is the way to create a model for a people centred economy.