Honoring Agnes: A mother’s story

Narrative shared by ETB customer, friend, and mother of 5, Alexis “Until I was pregnant with my daughter Agnes, I had never heard of trisomy 18, or as it is even less commonly known, Edwards syndrome. Most doctors refer to it as an “incompatible with life” diagnosis, which is both devastating and incorrect, because when […]

Artist in Residence: Adam Seney

We are delighted to welcome February Artist in Residence, Adam Seney. Adam, a 21 year old resident of Harrison, NJ who attends the Deron School of New Jersey in Montclair, is currently a Bridge Program student. Adam participates in the Deron School’s Work Based Learning Program where he job samples in the community twice a […]

Observing Brain Injury Awareness with Darian Rivera

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Join us on March 2 at our Little Falls location from 1:00PM to 2:00PM for a coffeehouse acoustic set with advocate and musician, Darian Rivera. Here is Darian’s story: I love music and coffee shops! I managed 5 employees with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) for event preparation, execution, […]

What is Competitive Integrated Employment

Defining CIE The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) defines competitive integrated employment (CIE) as work that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis for which an individual is: Learn more Blending, Braiding, and Sequencing Resource leveraging and service coordination across various public systems can increase competitive integrated employment (CIE) for workers with disabilities. Through collaborative […]

Ethan & the Bean turns 4

In our fourth year, Ethan and the Bean is undergoing quite the transformation, poised to open their second location in Morristown, NJ and rebranding to mark the forward momentum of their mission. What began as a sole coffee shop founded by Pam and Pat Donovan to create employment for their son, Ethan, and other individuals […]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month and this year is particularly momentous as it marks the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This landmark legislation broke down barriers to inclusion in the workplace but adversity and barriers to participation and full inclusion still exist. To advance access […]

Fourth Annual Golf Classic

For the past four years, to support this very important mission, our ETB family and friends along with business and community leaders have gathered to enjoy a day of good-natured competition on the course and an abundance of camaraderie, complete with a fabulous auction and dinner reception. In fact, this special day of community support […]

Artist on Display: DIG

If you’ve been to the cafe recently, you’ve probably seen that we have new artwork on display. One of our goals at Ethan & the Bean is to support our community. One of the ways we do this is featuring local artists.  The artist currently being featured is DIG. Her works are in various mediums […]

Summer Specials have arrived!

Summer specials are here and you will not want to miss them. We have a range of new flavors and offerings for every palate. We look forward to seeing you in the space this summer. First up, we are pleased to share Ethan’s Lemonade Stand specials. Summer Shandyour house lemonade topped with our wicked cold […]

Love is Sweet; lattes too.

February is going fast and so are our specials for this month! As we head into the latter half of this month, we want to shine a spotlight on the specials we have available, all courtesy of the brilliant mind of our manager Mike.  Strawberry Sweetheart One of my personal favorites, Strawberry Sweetheart is a […]


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