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History Beantrees was born right here in Fort Collins, CO on September 23, 2004. The brain-child of Eileen Turgeon, Beantrees was created to provide consumers with specialty coffee beverages, made to order hot & cold drinks, as well as a limited food menu in a fast and convenient manner. The first of its kind, our shop was designed to serve the local commuter, parents with small children, time-pressed vehicle passengers, and our neighboring businesses. Inspiration for the Beantrees name orignated from Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Bean Trees.
Proud to be a local, independent, family-run business, we are celebrating our ninth year serving our community one cup at a time. We believe in great coffee and are members of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). We are active supporters of the Food Bank for Larimer County, Kid's Cafe, Chefs on the Go, Neighbor to Neighbor, andFC Bikes, as well as other non-profits in our community. Our business is built on quality products, superior customer service, strong community ties, and of course, our loyal customers. If you aren't already, we would appreciate the opportunity to add you to our list of satisfied customers.
Product At Beantrees, we offer an array of specialty beverages from traditional brewed coffee and espresso based drinks to made-to-order brewed teas, chai tea, hot chocolate and steamers. We offer a variety of iced and blended drinks including smoothies, frappes, iced teas, lemonade and bottled beverages. We haven't forgotten about your passengers: our Kids "Seedling" Menu has something for everyone in the back seat and we love the pups so let us know if we can give the dog a bone! Beantrees also offers a limited food menu that compliments our beverages. All our offerings are chosen based on quality of ingredients, taste and freshness. Local vendors are our first choice if they meet our quality and taste standards.
All of our coffee is certified organic and our decaf is also water processed. Our brewing and espresso methods closely adhere to SCAA and National Coffee Association (NCA) guidelines. Beantrees brand coffee is available for home consumption and can be ground to suit your brewer. All of our beans are locally craft roasted with the following in mind:
Commitment to purchase beans from farms and/or suppliers that support the sustainability of independent coffee farmers as well as the environment
Blend and roast coffee that meets our taste standards, including our signature Beantrees blend
Purchasing beans that meet industry standards for specialty status
Roast beans in small batches that guarantee freshness, quality and consistency
Equipment Selection of equipment was based on exhaustive research and information gathered from trade shows, manufacturers, vendor demonstrations, and retailer feedback. Major considerations were reliability, serviceability, efficiency, and consistancy. According to The Coffee Brewing Handbook there are 6 essential elements of good brewing: coffee to water ratio, grind consistancy, equipment operation, optimum brewing method, water quality, and filtration method. All of these elements were taken into account for our equipment selection.  The Coffee Brewing Handbook, Ted Lingle (Out of print).
We operate a brewer-grinder interface with Bunn's BrewWISE® system. This method guarantees consistency in extraction, temperature, and coffee strength through its Smart Funnel®. Vacum insulated storage in ThermoFresh® servers ensures that your coffee is piping hot.
We employ two superautomatic espresso machines which mechanically grind, tamp and extract espresso at the touch of a button with no deviation in water temperature or tamping pressure. Our machines include the ability to steam and froth milk at a consistent temperature as well as automated cleaning cycles which assure meeting health department standards. Water is a key element in all of Beantrees made to order drinks. A triple water filtration system is utilized and maintained that specifically addresses the needs of espresso, brewed coffee and ice production.
Staff At Beantrees we believe our primary job is service. We train our staff to deliver custom ordered beverages and food items in a fast, timely manner while maintaining a pleasant and helpful attitude. Our employees are prepared to assist customers in the ordering process, provide information about goods and merchandise as well as suggest items to fit customer needs. Enthusiasm, excellent customer service, clear communication and a positive attitude are found in each of the Beantrees employees. At Beantrees, our employees are our first customer; we take care of them, so they take care of you.
Beantrees Drive-Thru Coffee Café 432 12th St Fort Collins, CO, 80524 (970) 490 - 2800