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

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

asked by Stephanie G almost 3 years ago
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added almost 3 years ago

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.

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Porto Rico Importing Company. www.portorico.com

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

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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

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creamtea

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added almost 3 years ago

which method do you use, ChefOno?

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

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pierino

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added almost 3 years ago

On the Chicago Mercantile exchange trading floor.

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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…

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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

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

A quick overview for anyone interested:

http://www.sweetmarias...

No more difficult than making caramel…

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

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ChefJune

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added almost 3 years ago

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.

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creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

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.