Green beans are raw, unroasted coffee beans. These green beans need to be roasted before brewing (don't try to grind or brew them raw! It is not an enjoyable experience!). Disclaimer! We pack up the green beans we get directly from the farmers. We do our best to sort through the green beans for rocks and sticks, but it's something we do by hand so please double check your beans before you roast them. Here at Dean's Beans, we use high-quality coffee as a vehicle for positive change throughout the coffeelands of Asia, Africa and the Americas. We do this through activism, ecological responsibility and innovative direct development programs with our cooperative partners. We are committed to small, meaningful projects that the community actually wants, and that are sustainable over time. We pay our farmers well over the Fair Trade minimum in addition to funding the development projects we co-design. We are also dedicated to our responsible ecological practices, ensuring that all of our coffee and sugar are 100% USDA Certified Organic and shade grown. This supports healthy environments, protects migratory bird habitats, and respects the quality of life of our grower partners in the coffee world. Remember, our organic certification means that our products contain no chemicals, no GMOs, no man made preservatives, no fake caffeine, no artificial chemicals, and no mold! Dean's Beans is the nation's first 100% Fair Trade, Organic, Kosher and Direct coffee roaster. For 23 years we have pioneered social justice both in the coffeelands and at home. We treat our employees with the same respect we treat our farmers. All employees have 100% healthcare paid in full by the company, profit sharing, and all the great coffee they and their families can drink! To learn more and join the movement, visit our website, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Youtube, or give us a call at the beanery!