Coffee thread theme....continuing. Where do you buy your beans?

Especially mail order... Do you roast your own?

  • 991 views
  • 12 Comments

10 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Anastasia
Anastasia October 5, 2013

I am a huge fan of Vermont Coffee Company and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Vermont Coffee Co has a dark roast that is to die for.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ChezHenry
ChezHenry October 5, 2013

Porto Rico Importing Company. www.portorico.com

I am fortunate enough to live near one in Greenwich Village. Organic Peruvian French Roast.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ChefOno
ChefOno October 5, 2013

It has always puzzled me why more cooks don't roast their own coffee; it seems like such a contradiction. Pre-Internet the task was seriously hard core but today the whole thing is pretty straight-forward. Yes, there's a learning curve and, yes, ideally there's some specialized equipment involved. But such is the search for perfection…

Best all-around source: www.sweetmarias.com

Also highly recommended: www.happymugcoffee.com

One of my favorite beans is Maui Grown's red catuai: www.mauigrowncoffee.com

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
creamtea
creamtea October 7, 2013

which method do you use, ChefOno?

Sweets
Sweets October 6, 2013

My mom (a coffee fanatic) orders them from here: http://www.singingrooster.org/

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
pierino
pierino October 6, 2013

On the Chicago Mercantile exchange trading floor.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ChefOno
ChefOno October 6, 2013

You're a funny guy, Pierino. I'm sure that would be a lot easier than how I used to have to procure my raw material not too many years ago. A few of us used to get together and buy broken 100# burlap bags off the docks. *Way* too much of a good thing! Now a few clicks of the mouse will bring you a pound of this and a pound of that…

mrslarkin
mrslarkin October 6, 2013

I've never roasted my own beans. My favorite beans to buy - www.javaloveroasters.com I like them better than Gorilla coffee. But Gorilla is a close second. www.gorillacoffee.com

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ChefOno
ChefOno October 6, 2013

Coffee is at its peak between 4 and 24 hours post roast.

A quick overview for anyone interested:

http://www.sweetmarias.com/instructions.php

No more difficult than making caramel…

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Julie Sam Bausman
Julie Sam Bausman October 7, 2013

I'm a huge fan of La Colombe Torrefaction. They do mail order, have it in their shops, Whole Foods and other gourmet shops.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
ChefJune
ChefJune October 7, 2013

My favorite coffee is Kenya coffee. A couple of times a year I treat myself to a bag of single field Kenya beans from Intelligentsia. (It's pricy!) Other times I buy the Kenya AA at Zabars. I like how they roast their beans, and their prices are very good.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
creamtea
creamtea October 7, 2013

I like freshly-roasted Sumatra from Whole Foods in NY. They roast their own and post the roast date. Otherwise, Gorilla, or Irving Farms. But would be very tempted to try to roast my own per Chef Ono.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 10 out of 10 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52