55: Jeff LeDrew, Founder of Jumping Bean Coffee

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Jeff LeDrew founded Jumping Bean Coffee as a full service coffee roaster, grocery wholesaler, and cafe system. They import the finest single origin and blends from around the world and roast them with a unique ECO2Roast process at their facility in Atlantic Canada. Their coffees are shipped out across around Eastern Canada, from the Maritimes to Ontario, at major and independent grocery retailers such as Sobeys, Costco, Loblaws, and Walmart. Also available as 100% compostable Keurig-compatible single serve pods. Their cafe network includes 10 locations in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Jeff was always a coffee lover and connoisseur. He has an extensive educational and professional background in engineering. As a Rotarian, what started as a hobby to roast and brew the perfect cup of coffee quickly turned into a successful fundraising initiative. Jeff roasted and packaged all of the coffee at home using a crimping iron as a heat sealant. A business idea was born and he now runs a successful line of cafés and has a commanding retail presence. He has remained committed to the “Service Before Self” mantra coveted in his early days with Rotary and continues to support his local community through various charitable endeavours. You can still find Jeff doing everything from deliveries, fixing Espresso machines, re-engineering the roasting process and always thinking, creating and inventing new ways for Jumping Bean to remain fresh and relevant.

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