Dean's Beans Organic Coffee

Certified B Corporation

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

October 2018





Operates In


Dominican Republic,







Papua New Guinea,



United States,

West Bank and Gaza

Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company is a roaster, wholesaler and retailer of 100% organic, fair trade, specialty coffee, located in Orange, Massachusetts. Dean’s Beans mission has been clear for over 25 years: to use high-quality specialty coffee as a vehicle for progressive change throughout the coffeelands of Asia, Africa and the Americas. This is done through activism, ecological responsibility, and innovative development programs with direct-trade cooperative partners. Dean’s Beans only sources beans from small-farming communities and coops, largely made up of indigenous peoples working hard to maintain their culture and lifestyles in a hostile world. They have been 100% certified organic since their inception, and are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation. Dean’s Beans works with every coop to co-create development projects through their award-winning People Centered Development (PCD) program. PCD is an approach to international development that focuses on the real needs of local communities for the necessities of life (clean water, health care, income generation). This is an integral and fundamental part of their business with all their grower partners. Learn more about their social justice model and their delicious, organic, fair trade coffee at

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee earned an overall score of 110.6. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
110.6 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.4

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.9
Ethics & Transparency3.4
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 21.4

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security7.2
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.2
Career Development2.5
Engagement & Satisfaction5.6

Community 35.2

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion5.5
Economic Impact3.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.1
Supply Chain Management4.4
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation14.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 35.5

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management4.4
Air & Climate9.2
Land & Life5.7
+ Land/wildlife Conservation1.8
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation12.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 1.8

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score110.6
2018 Overall B Impact Score99

Additional Documentation

Transparent Disclosure 2022

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