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SO…Once There Was This Guy…And This Girl…And This Place

Montana Coffee Traders, in Whitefish, set the scene for the birth of KeenBean. Darrell cut his teeth on fluid-bed roasting here, while Trace came to town with fresh ideas about what coffee should be. Shared passion for coffee grew into shared passion for each other…

After the typical, if not expected, “up-and-downs” of a budding romance, including Trace’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!

Don’t forget our Bean Machine is here! KeenBean goes mobile! Our rolling coffeehouse has all your favorites on board…everything but the kitchen sink! …oh yeah, we have THAT too, Rollin’ to an event near you!

“Most days we love our job. We get to deal with happy people, doing what we love and having a lot of fun doing it! Happy days and smiling faces…it’s not so bad.”

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