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Looking for a good on-line source for roasted coffee beans

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  1. Jack-the-lad

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    Can anybody recommend an on-line source for roasted beans? My local supplier has gone out of business.

    Thanks.

    Jack.
     
  2. tomc

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    Old-ish threads, but perhaps some ideas to initiate your search here...

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/making-coffee-in-a-moka-pot.611820/

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/espresso-beans-reviews.272936/

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/superautomatic-coffee-machine-jura-e8.595711/

    For whole bean, already roasted I have had the best luck w/ Amazon (I like the various Caribbean brands like Bustelo, La Llave, etc., Italian brands like Lavazza, etc.) and Starbucks Reserve.

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    BTW, if you want to go whole hog, and roast your own beans, I can highly recommend Sweet Maria's website.
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    Its not the cheapest place, but Seattle Coffee Gear aggregates offerings from many roasters. The coffees I've purchased were all roasted less than 10 days prior to my receipt. https://www.seattlecoffeegear.com/coffee
     
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    And they have great videos. Very informative...T
     
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    Agreed. In addition to lessons on technique, they point out cons as well as pros of the hardware they review.
     
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    I've been buying from Rostov's for close to 30 years. Tammy Rostov runs it now, started by her father years ago. From my Richmond days. If anyone knows Richmond they were in Carytown then moved to the Fan District to their own building. Sipping some now!

    https://www.rostovs.com
     
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    Try the PORTO RICO IMPORTING CO. in Greenwich Village NYC. They’ve been in business for 113 years, so they must be doing something right. They have a huge selection, move lots of product and ship worldwide.

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    Holy moley, I must have passed that place a dozen times as a student! Of course, I didn't drink coffee until I moved away from NYC!

    Great selection.
    https://www.portorico.com/store/index.html

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    1. If you're looking for mainstream offerings, if you have a subscription with Peet's, they fresh roast to your specs and ship the next day.
    2. Hawaiian single estate...Hala Tree roasts and ships via Priority Mail on Tuesdays
    3. Exotics (Kopi Luwak, etc.)...Lavanta Coffee Roasters in NJ also roasts to order
     
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    Just started using https://www.smokinbeans.com for internet ordering of coffee.
    Pleased thus far. No affiliation.
    You can specify your roasting level, which I appreciate. Shipping was fast. Selection is wide. You can search for espresso appropriate selections.
    Select the 'wholesale' pricing. It's much cheaper and there's no hoops to jump through to get the cheaper price. Not sure why they do that but whatever.

    They also sell green beans.
    However, if you're interested in roasting your own, I'd recommend https://www.sweetmarias.com for green beans and information.
    I roasted for myself and friends for a couple few years until the long arm of the law caught up. No importing of green beans to the 808.
    Bummer, because it's a fun and easy hobby. If you have the slightest curiosity about roasting, I'd strongly encourage you to try it out. Super fun.

    Interestingly, smokin' beans uses the roast level jargon that sweet maria's invented (eg city roast, full city, etc).
     
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  18. Jack-the-lad

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I found several great coffees and have gravitated to Mitalena, but I’m still trying out the others.

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Much appreciated!:)
     
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    Three years later. lol
     
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    I never forget to say thank you. Sometimes I just get distracted. :)
     
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    We are big fans of these guys and have only used their beans in our espresso machine for a decade now...

    They are local to us and we know the (very fine) folks there, but the coffee's stand alone.

    Fwiw, when we have visitors they often inquire about our coffee and then order from these guys themselves.

    For espresso and cappuccino we use either "Fish's Morning Cast" or "S Turns Espresso Blend" (S Turns in particular is a deep roast with chocolate tones).

    https://www.snakeriverroastingco.com/
     
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    btw - you didn't mention what types of coffee drinks you are making with them or preferences flavor profile.

    (my post above was focused on espresso, but I'm told their other drip/press style roasts are also good)
     
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    #24 Shorn355, Feb 15, 2023
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    THE BEST coffee I have EVER had- No bs- is from a local guy here in Parker- He did the coffee at a couple of the cars and coffee events- I bought a bag each time- Hang tight and I'll send a pic of their info- Great, great people :cool:

    The Brazil is insane but they have all variations
     

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  24. Jack-the-lad

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    Well, I typically drink press. The Mitalena that I mentioned above has such a nice espresso roast that I’ve been drinking that, but not in typical espresso style.
     
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