Q: How did Green Beans Coffee Company get its start?
A: Brothers Jason and Jon Araghi created Green Beans Coffee Company. Both were successful businessmen who were offered an opportunity to create the first Seattle-style coffeehouse in Saudi Arabia. With Jason's in-depth business experience and Jon's vast knowledge of the coffee industry, they opened a tremendously popular cafe that drew the attention of U.S. military leaders from a nearby base. The brothers soon opened their first on-base cafe in 1997 and their business quickly grew to more than 70 domestic and international locations. For the full Green Beans story, please see our Company Overview or the timeline on our History Page. For a complete list of Green Beans cafes, click here.
Q: Where did Green Beans Coffee Company get its name?
A: Since its inception, Green Beans Coffee Company has always tried to source from suppliers that offer the highest quality coffee. Sometimes the realities of the marketplace make that difficult, but the goal remains. Besides the company's efforts to be environmentally "green," a lot of Green Beans Coffee Company's customers, who proudly serve in the United States military, also wear green.
Q: What kind of products does Green Beans Coffee Company offer?
A: The international cafes of Green Beans Coffee Company offer coffee and espresso-based drinks, teas, smoothies, pastries and a variety of fresh-baked goods. Our domestic Green Beans Coffee cafes feature the same array of delicious foods and beverages from a double-shot, with-whip iced mocha to a straight up cup of coffee. Additionally, we serve freshly prepared breakfast items and an array of tasty wraps and sandwiches for lunch. Click for our Drink Menu and for Nutritional Info.
Q: Where can I find a list of Green Beans Cafes?
A: You can find a full listing of all of our domestic and international cafes by using our interactive Interactive Map.
Q: Can I buy Green Beans Coffee to brew at home?
A: Yes! We sell a broad assortment of our premium coffees plus all of the accessories needed to brew at home on our website as well as at all of our domestic Green Beans cafes. Click here to visit our Online Store.
Q: When I shop at the Green Beans Online Store, how is my order shipped?
A: International orders for armed services personnel are shipped APO or FPO via USPS. Shipping is not available for international orders going to a non-military address. For domestic orders, we use UPS. During the check-out process, you are given the opportunity to choose your level of service: ground or express. Please note: The total product weight includes the shipping materials used to ship your order.
Q: I have a friend or loved one stationed abroad in the military. What can I do to lift their spirits?
A: Give him or her the gift of a pre-paid Green Beans Coffee Card. You can purchase the card by clicking This Link or by clicking the Coffee Cards tab on the home page of our website. When you make your purchase, we'll add an extra 10% to the card value as our way of saying thanks. Within hours, your friend or loved one will be notified via email to pick up the card at his or her local Green Beans café for use in purchase of coffees, teas, smoothies or snacks.
Coffee Cards can also be purchased as an anonymous donation to troops, and companies are also welcome to purchase Coffee Cards in larger quantities for corporate giving opportunities. If you are interested in corporate giving, click here to request more information.
Q: Tell me about Green Beans' CUP OF JOE FOR A JOE program
A: CUP OF JOE FOR A JOE gives everyone an opportunity to connect with and express their support for our men and women in uniform through the simple act of buying a cup of premium coffee and having it delivered along with their own personalized message of thanks to an anonymous Soldier, Airman, Marine or Sailor serving overseas. For little more than the spare change in your pocket plus a few minutes of your time, you can say thanks and let them know you care. It's easy to participate; click here to send a CUP OF JOE TO A JOE (or a JANE!).
Q: What makes Green Beans different from other coffee retailers?
A: Green Beans has a unique heritage with, and dedication to, the troops of the United States military. The company not only provides these brave troops with some of the comforts of home when they are abroad, but also donates a portion of its gross sales to charities that support military families and children of the fallen, including Snowball Express and Children Of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. For more information on these wonderful organizations, click here for an overview.
Q: Where are Green Beans Coffee Company headquarters located?
A: Green Beans Coffee Company is headquartered in Larkspur, California in the North Bay area of San Francisco. Green Beans owns and operates cafes at military posts throughout the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa and domestically at Army and Air Force bases throughout the United States. For a complete list of Green Beans cafes, click our Locations link.
Q: Can I invest in Green Beans Coffee Company?
A: Green Beans Coffee Company is privately held and does not offer publicly traded stock. However, the Company offers a licensing program for Green Beans domestic cafes. If you'd like to learn more about licensing opportunities with Green Beans Coffee, please visit the License Page of the website.
Q: Does Green Beans support the war in Afghanistan?
A: Green Beans Coffee Company isn't a political entity. The company's mission is simply to support United States military personnel in times of peace and times of war. The Company's respect for our troops' deeds and sacrifices will continue before, during and after any situation that requires their presence.
Q: How can I submit feedback to Green Beans Coffee Company?
A: We love to hear from our customers. Whether you want to offer a great drink idea, make a suggestion or share your experiences from one of the many worldwide locations, e-mail us at email@example.com or click here to contact us.