Tracy & Darrell
Montana Coffee Traders, in Whitefish, set the scene for the birth of KeenBean.
Darrell cut his teeth on fluid-bed roasting there, while Tracy came to town with fresh ideas about what coffee should be.
After the typical, if not expected, “up-and-downs” of a budding romance, including Tracy’s departure to Botswana for the Peace Corps, and Darrell’s subsequent pursuit of her, all the way to the altar, a love like no other sparked the notion of moving back to the family farm, and bringing the love of good coffee to the Ozarks.
“What a long strange trip it’s been” … now, HERE WE ARE! 4 great kids and 18 years later, we are proud to continue the pursuit of our dreams … and welcome you along for the ride!
"A shared passion for coffee, grew into a