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Stean Fasol is the founder of Stean's Beans. He started the brand in 2016; a tiny coffee roaster that he operated out of his apartment and managed deliveries on his bike.

Stean was born in Kenya and grew up between East Africa and South Africa. He completed his education in Amsterdam, creating Stean's Beans as a part of his graduation from Team Academy; a Dutch business school.

Stean started his brand with transparency and sustainability as the fundamental values on which he wanted it to grow. 

Barista Skills Professional, Brewing Professional, Green Coffee Professional, Sensory Skills Professional, Roasting Professional

I started Stean's Beans with the philosophy that education and transparency are key for making a change in the world.

I have completed a number of industry-related courses over the past few years, in pursuit of better understanding every part of the coffee industry.

I am proud to have obtained a 100 point certificate by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE).

I am confident this will help me to further develop our company, share this valuable knowledge with our community.

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STEAN IS OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS:

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MEET Stean

I started Stean's Beans with the philosophy that education and transparency are key for making a change in the world.

I have completed a number of industry-related courses over the past few years, in pursuit of better understanding every part of the coffee industry.

I am proud to have obtained a 100 point certificate by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE).

I am confident this will help me to further develop our company, share this valuable knowledge with our community.

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Stean Fasol is the founder of Stean's Beans. He started the brand in 2016; a tiny coffee roaster that he operated out of his apartment and managed deliveries on his bike.

Stean was born in Kenya and grew up between East Africa and South Africa. He completed his education in Amsterdam, creating Stean's Beans as a part of his graduation from Team Academy; a Dutch business school.

Stean started his brand with transparency and sustainability as the fundamental values on which he wanted it to grow. 

sTEAN IS
CERTIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS

Barista Skills Professional - Brewing Professional

Green Coffee Professional - Sensory Skills Professional

Roasting Professional

MEET Hero

Hero began working with Stean's Beans in 2022. He manages our office space, inventory and delivers coffee around the city. 

Hero is Dutch and was born and raised in Middenbeemster. He moved to Amsterdam because "that is what all the small town boys do; to make their dreams come true".

Upon questioning as to what dreams he is hoping to make a reality in Amsterdam, Hero declined to comment. However, he recently bought a boat and a very pretty guitar, so it's fair to say he is living the dream.

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Hero is an excellent barista and has practiced his artistry in many cafes around Amsterdam. He also knows a lot about fixing coffee machines; so if you are having your machine fixed or attending one of our barista training sessions, you may well bump into him.

 

While I am typing this Hero is reminding me that his Girlfriend recently released a new single, so I figured this is a good place as any to give a shout-out to Féline Spiegel and to encourage whoever is reading to stream her new song 'Backyard' on Spotify. 

MEET Harvey

Harvey began working with Stean's Beans in 2021. He manages branding and design. Despite being British, and therefore descended from a long line of proud tea drinkers, Harvey is a die-hard coffee fan and thus is now living in exile. 

Jokes aside, Harvey moved to Amsterdam to study Philosophy; in search of answers to some of the big questions of life. 'What is our purpose?' 'How should we live?' 'Are the prequels better than the original Star Wars trilogy?'

'Does pineapple belong on a pizza?'

This quest for truth comes with side quests, however, so whilst searching for answers Harvey also takes photos of coffee machines and designs things. 

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Despite working as a barista at a number of service establishments, Harvey's Latte art is more impressionist and interpretive than the industry standard, although he can do a pretty good tulip sometimes. 

Harvey likes to write. In fact, he wrote this very text that you are reading, and honestly finds it quite bizarre to be writing satirically about himself in the third-person for the bio section of a coffee company, but it is his job. Usually though, Harvey likes to write about his lived experiences, his slow journey to Dutch proficiency, the conversations he has on trains and the plants growing on his balcony. 

There is a little more space to fill so that this segment of text aligns with the goofy-ass photo of myself making a latte (writing in the first-person now, spooky huh?) so I am just going to insert a fun fact to amuse whoever made it to the end of this bio section and took the time to learn a little about us. 

Did you know that "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

Seriously, try it now, kinda fun no?

Stewardesses.

Stewardesses.

MEET LEO

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Leo started roasting coffee for us in 2023, when we moved to our new roastery. Leo Moved to Amsterdam, from Australia, in 2018. He is originally from Brazil. He originally worked in Amsterdam as a pastry chef and has a long history working in kitchens and the service industry. This means that LEO knows a thing or two about ovens. in 2022 he decided to take his love affair with ovens to the next level by retraining as a coffee roaster and embarked on a quest to master the skills of using the biggest oven used in the service industry, an industrial scale coffee roaster. 

If you pay us a visit, chances are, you'll find leo tinkering away with our loring coffee roaster. optimizing our roasting profiles for maximum flavour potential, brewing some of his new test-roasts or in the kitchen preparing something delicious for us to eat. 

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Leo is one of those few people you meet in life who seems to have done it it all. We will be sitting in a meeting, discussing something as niche as which colour to use on the signpost reminding people to switch off the lights in the bathroom, or which plants to put in the space between our coffee machine and the fire extinguisher, or which type of wood to use on the tops of our new desks, at to which he will offer surprisingly informed and detailed advice. 

"Why are you so goddamn knowlegeable about the nuance shades of red?"

"I was a painter for a short time when me and my Girlfriend lived in Sydney"

"What in the world is a Philodendron?"

"it's a type of flowering plant, man, good for low lit areas, i worked a lot with them when I was working as a landscaper in the UK"

"How the hell do you know which varnish is best applied to a beech wood desktop???"

"I lived in the USA for a while and i worked as a carpenter for a bit"

Leo is a jack of all trades, and also a master of them. 

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