The Sentient Bean – Brewing Coffee and Community
13 E Park Ave, Savannah GA 31401 Open Everyday 7 – 10


Our name is more than a play on words; it is an expression of our ethic. Our purpose is to create a welcoming, gathering space that inspires conscious consumption and community activism. We do that by offering thoughtfully sourced food, fair trade coffee, and other high quality items at an affordable price in a casual atmosphere. We go to great lengths in an effort to minimize our environmental impact. We host a wide variety of events meant to inspire and connect our neighborhood, our city, and the wider world. We strive to be simple, practical, and open to everyone.

We serve all organic and fair trade coffee, which guarantees that low-income farmers and artisans receive a fair price for their products so they may feed, educate, and care for their families. We are conscious of our impact on our community and our world.


Kelli Pearson
Tall and mischievous, Kelli can usually be found enjoying a good laugh with the New Yorker and rocking out to Dick Dale. Now she’s off to travel the world, but you may still catch a glimpse of her in The Bean in between adventures.

Kristin Russell
Rosie the Riveter meets Julia Child, but oh so much more. Kristin has the brains, the brawn, and the best overalls.


Kristin Russell and Claren Jamerson
Claren has joined forces with Kristin as owners of the Bean, creating a dynamic duo that keeps the Bean running day to day and always growing towards ever expanding horizons. When she’s not behind the counter or in the kitchen at the Bean, you’ll find Claren cruising around town on her bike headed towards the latest exciting event Savannah has to offer.
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