About Us

Good Beans is run by a small, inspired group of humans from all over the map. We were drawn first to a tiny shop in Amsterdam, and have stuck around to develop, deepen, and ultimately spread a much bigger mission. Here’s a bit more about our three co-owners:

Cody Reid-Dodick

The chatty American, Cody runs our coffee programming and keeps our branding fresh. After visiting our first Rwandan cooperative last year, he has been determined to spread the resilient energy and progressive vision of the origin partners behind your delicious morning cup. You can find him most days in the shop, trying to hold court with our growing group of neighbourhood regulars and waxing poetically about the future of specialty coffee.

Harald Stangeland

The stoic Norwegian, Harald is our operator. He handles all things finances, sales, and logistics, and keeps us marching — nay, cross-country skiing — towards peak efficiency. He also coaches our very own handball team, in a desperate attempt to relive his days playing professionally (in his own opinion) up North. Reach out to him for sales inquiries, invoicing, and potential partnerships.

Chris Proy

Part-British, part-French, and married to an American, Chris overcomes his disparate national allegiances to lead special projects, increase brand awareness, and help set long-term strategy. With his first child just-arrived, a bleary-eyed Chris also finds himself doing a lot of Fucking Strong Coffee “product-testing” at ungodly hours of the Amsterdam night.

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