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 shop/coffee programming, and helps keep our branding fresh. After traveling to meet our cooperative partners last year, he is determined to spread the resilient energy and progressive vision of Twongerekawa Coko, its members, and Rwanda more broadly. 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 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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