I Have a Bean®,” a local coffee roasting company that employs former felons, is elated to have won the first ever “Turf War” competition held at Chicago’s South Loop Whole Foods Market®. In a taste test with 160 store patrons, “I Have a Bean” bested two other renowned Chicago roasters carried by Whole Foods: Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea®, and Bridgeport Roasters®.
“We had a great time and are so happy that I Have a Bean was able to attend our first Turf Wars event.” said Emily Larsen a Marketing a Community Relations Specialist who works at the South Loop store. Pete Leonard, Founder of I Have a Bean® said, “We’re honored to be in the elite company of coffees carried at Whole Foods Market® and I’m especially proud that our coffee was so well received.”
I Have a Bean® is just one the many roasters who are growing and local to the Chicagoland area.
Launched in 2009, I Have a Bean® coffee is roasted in Wheaton, Illinois and is expanding distribution to Milwaukee and Denver. I Have a Bean is the only for-profit coffee roasting company with a social mission of employing former felons. The company selects its coffee from among the top 1% of coffee in the world, and is known for roasting and delivering coffee the same day it’s ordered by its customers.
Visit their site for more information: http://www.ihaveabean.com.