"I placed my first online order a few months ago and was surprised to see my name on the bag, as the coffee was just roasted for me! Your coffee is so smooth, without having to sacrifice taste."
Rachel G. - IL



Normal Roasting Plant Hours:
Open Mon-Fri 8 am til 6 pm.
Saturday 9 am til 1 pm.



Our passion is roasting and delivering the highest quality, organically grown, fairly-traded coffee in a sustainable supply chain from crop to cup. Our purpose is to offer post-prison people the opportunity for a fresh start and a new life.

Passion + purpose. It's a beautiful thing.


"This coffee is the bomb!" - D. Bray, Naperville IL.



In Coffee - On Purpose

Dr. Kenman Wong brought a talented crew to our roasting plant in Wheaton, IL. They are incredibly professional and the quality of their work is stunning. They really captured the essence of what we're about in a captivating and moving way that highlights the mission of I Have a Bean.


As seen on Crime Watch Daily

CWD sent their Chicago film crew to our Wheaton roasting facility and our "Café On The Park" inside the Wheaton Public Library. They were a wonderful group and did a great job getting more of the story with some moving interviews of a couple of our team members. Thank you Chris Hanson and CWD!


As seen on HLN

For her eponymous HLN show MichaeLA out of Los Angeles , Michaela Pereira interviewed our founder Pete Leonard from the CNN studios inside the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago. This live interview aired nationally on Feb 7th, 2017. Pete says that Michaela made it very easy and it was the fastest 3 and a half minutes of his life. Thank you Michaela!

As seen on CBN

Heather Sells of CBN News visited I Have a Bean's roasting plant in Wheaton and produced this news piece that aired nationally in November, 2016. Our Business as Mission approach really shines through. Thanks Heather!

As seen on ABC 7

ABC Channel 7 Chicago spent time with us at our Wheaton roasting plant. The result was this news piece that aired in their Spirit of Giving segment. Respected news veteran Ron Majors did the voice-over work and as usual, did an excellent job. Thanks Ron!