Citizen Bean Sustainable Coffees by Subscription Celebrates the Holiday Season with Chez Pim, Pim’s Celebrated Jams by Subscription on Citizen Bean’s Website

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Now into their fourth year delivering gift subscriptions to coffee obsessives, and just in time for the holiday season, Citizen Bean adds friend and acclaimed garagiste jam maker and food writer, Pim Techamuanvivit, (known to the world at large as Chez Pim’s) extraordinary collection of seasonal jams and marmalades to the Citizen Bean website.

"We are very proud to expand our seasonal offerings to include Chez Pim, and to be able to offer her distinctive products alongside our own coffee subscriptions."

Citizen Bean, http://www.citizenbean.com, the original online third wave subscription coffee-roaster-of-the-month club, offers the best sustainable, complex roasts from renowned small-batch specialty roasters throughout the country and features a different roaster every month.

Now into their fourth year delivering gift subscriptions to coffee obsessives, and just in time for the holiday season, Citizen Bean adds friend and acclaimed garagiste jam maker and food writer, Pim Techamuanvivit, extraordinary collection of seasonal jams and marmalades to the Citizen Bean website.

Noted for the imaginatively sourced treats that accompany their monthly coffee offerings, Citizen Bean will now feature Chez Pim’s artisan jams and marmalades, made from heirloom fruits that are gently sliced and sweetened, and prepared in Pim’s own “bassines a confiture.” Subscribers may now receive Pim’s in-season selections four times a year, beginning with the Christmas Holidays.

Mal Stearns, Citizen Bean’s founder says "The holiday season has always been a great opportunity for us to offer exciting new options to gift-givers. Since we began our service four years ago, subscribers and the culinary community look to Citizen Bean for the best in holiday gifts for the coffee lovers in their lives, and this year, they will not be disappointed. We are very proud to expand our seasonal offerings to include Chez Pim, and to be able to offer her distinctive products alongside our own coffee subscriptions.

"We are very proud to expand our seasonal offerings to include Chez Pim's distinctive jams and marmalades alongside our own coffee subscriptions. Pim Techamuanvivit, who made her name in the food world with her pioneering food blog Chez Pim, is the "garagiste" jam maker behind the brand. Pim's preserves were singled out as "the best we've tasted" by Jeffrey Steingarten in his food column in the December issue of Vogue magazine. He described her products as having "complex, but never confusing flavors...[that are]...bright, powerful and true to the fruit”. Pim is also a finalist in the national Good Food Awards 2012 for Best Preserves (the winner of which will be announced in January).

Dubbed "Coffee with a Conscience," Citizen Bean celebrates the artistry of independent coffee roasters like Stumptown, Intelligentsia and Victrola, driven by their commitment to sustainability, quality and fair trade, and winning awards for the best single-origin, complex coffees with nuances like wine.

Each month, Citizen Bean’s subscribers receive a pound of award-winning coffee; single-origin or signature blends, delivered just days after roasting. Alongside each monthly coffee bean selection, subscribers are treated to specially sourced surprise gifts (food pairings) and tasting notes. All these are exquisitely hand-wrapped and packaged with recycled materials. "Turn to the experts," says Oliver Strand of the New York Times. Adventuring with Citizen Bean allows you to experience great coffees and feel good about it too... more than 10% of gross sales have been donated to community charities ranging from the "San Francisco Food Bank" to "Friends of World Hunger.”

Citizen Bean is a project of Bean Capers, Inc. of San Francisco. To learn more about Citizen Bean, its product offerings and commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability, visit http://www.citizenbean.com. Citizen Bean can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and your preferred mobile device.

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