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Favorite Green Coffee Vendors?
coffeeroastersclub

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jammin wrote:

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coffeeroastersclub wrote:
And if you buy in bulk (whole bags), I have had great luck with http://www.thetar...coffee.com ThumbsUp

Len


Len,

What is the min. order from theta? They have some stuff I'm interested in. Perhaps some others might be interested in splitting some coffee.

~j


No minimum.

Len
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
Dan
From the horse's mouth. Here is what Kevin at Theta Ridge said, "Coffees are also available less than full bags. An additional charge of $0.45 per pound (or $0.65 per pound on orders less than ten pounds per coffee) will be applied for this service."

If I did commercial roasting I'd try to buy as much as possible from TRC, if only because shipping would be cheap. We are in the same state.
Edited by Dan on 06/30/2011 5:43 PM
 
seedlings
To me it's $78 to ship one 132# bag. I called them too.

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
Dan
I'm sure that's what it is for UPS. But if I was doing commercial roasting I'd be buying a stack of bags on a pallet and shipping them LTL.
 
ginny
For my personal stash Sweet maria's is my vendor of choice.

I can buy one to 5 plus pounds of any coffee except those limited one 1 lb offers that you cannot really get any place else on the planet.

sweet maria's rocls!

ginnyShock
 
jlyon10
Has anyone tried coffee from Blue Bell Mt. in El Salvidor, it is also called El Milagro? I have tried this and enjoy it very much, it has a bold taste and tastes like chocolate.
Jim Lyon
Jim's Coffee Beans
 
seedlings
I just made another purchase from Burman. (Checked your beans Jim and I wanted more than you had available). Picked up Burundi Bwayi and Costa Rica Tarrazu.

10# (plus free 1/2#) with shipping was $64. I do not like paying that much per pound, but it's $600 to buy a big bag of coffee nowadays. Too large of an outlay for me - this means I have to pay 50% more for coffee. OUCH!

CHAD
Roaster: CoffeeAir II 2# DIY air roaster
Grinder: Vintage Grindmaster 500
Brewers: Vintage Cory DCU DCL, Aeropress, Press, Osaka Titanium pourover
 
atalanta
I've bought from The Coffee Project in the past. Customer service is excellent and prices are pretty good. But then I started going for the big bags of coffee and have been happy with what I've found on eBay. Though I'm looking at Royal because I can save shipping by driving there myself.
 
ginny
How much coffee do you roast woman?

your kitty is a hog!

-g
 
atalanta
Not enough to need a professional roaster! LOL
 
boar_d_laze
The green bean sources we use most often are Burman's, Coffee Buying Club, Klatch, and Sweet Maria's. Each has its charms.

Klatch is a prerennial for us, even though they're a bit expensive, because their selections are so consistently good, and because I can almost always find the right greens to put together the all Centrals blend we drink most often.

We use several other sources as well. After reading through this thread, I thought Happy Mug Coffee Co., looked interesting and bookmarked their site. Jim's too.

BDL
Edited by boar_d_laze on 08/15/2013 12:33 PM
USRC 1lb Roaster, Chemex+Kone, Espro, Various FPs, Royal Siphon Vacuum, Yama Ice Drip Tower, Bunnzilla, La Cimbali M21 Casa, Ceado E92.
CookFoodGood
 
Dan
Thanks for those suppliers, BDL. I went to register at GCBC and after jumping through 8 CAPTCHAS I got pissed off and gave up. I'm not upset with you, just them. I'll buy my greens from less paranoid and more respectful suppliers. The only reason I'm venting here is that there isn't a contact page on their website. The lack of transparency is irksome, too.
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
snwcmpr
I have gotten 2 from Happy Mug, Ethiopian Harrar and Uganda Bugisu.
Both excellent.

Ken in NC
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
JackH
I use Happy Mug too. Never any problems and great selection.
---Jack

KKTO Roaster.
 
allenb
+1 on Happy Mug! My last two 5 lbr's of papua new guinea were remarkable and prices are typically well below the rest. I've been getting some excellent coffee's selling in the low $4 range.

Their write ups are usually not the most helpful but I've grown weary of the typical over-glorified blather descriptions given in most of the sources we've grown to love around here and in most forums.

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
JackH

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allenb wrote:

I've grown weary of the typical over-glorified blather descriptions given in most of the sources we've grown to love around here and in most forums.

Allen


So true Allen. I wish I could taste some of the things listed in the descriptions. I guess my palate is not that good.
---Jack

KKTO Roaster.
 
snwcmpr
Ditto, I wish I could taste as well as I think I can roast.RoflmaoRoflmaoRoflmao

Ken in NC
--------------
Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
ginny

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over-glorified blather descriptions


I think we all need to consider what we get from each provider/seller before making a blanket statement that most talk too much and do not give the beans they offer.

Most bean sellers do not go out and source their beans and are looking to cash in on the home roasting market and I say poop on them...

I only buy from companies that go to the farms and buy my beans...

if you are suggesting that Sweet MARIA, Coffee Project and other sources are lame or not being honest in their respective knowledge of the beans they sell you are mistaken...

ginny
 
coffeesnob
I have tried several vendors over the last several years but I always come back to Sweet Marias. I rather enjoy the descriptions and I really like the cupping scores Their scores are consistent enough that I can tell if it's a coffee I will like just by the scores.
 
Dan
Coffeesnob, Congrats on your first post and welcome to HRO! I'm with you. I trust Sweet Marias reviews more than others. If they have a flaw, it is trying too hard to describe the coffee, but I'd rather that happen than the opposite. Too many suppliers just say inane comments like, "full body and winey."

Dan
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
allenb
I have a huge appreciation for what Sweet Marias and others do in finding the top tier coffees and for the minute detail about their origin and prep and I really don't mind paying a premium for a coffee that is truly superior to the average "good grade" being sold by Royal Coffee where a lot of the smaller retailers get their beans.

Where I have an issue and I'll be honest, it's not a huge issue at all, is the cupping taste analysis where some seemingly superhuman cuppers are detecting huge numbers of fruit, nut, multiple chocolate and/or candy plus a ream of other food tastes, all from one varietal. Yes, I've tasted various fruits, chocolates, floral notes from time to time but never a whole list of these together from one coffee and I've never met anyone, no matter how great the coffee and no matter how much of a super-taster they were to be able to discern as many as I see described in even some of the average coffees described.

I'm not sure if it's dishonesty or just doing what sales people do in "puffing up" their write ups to be able to have a more competitive edge but there's a disconnect between what's commonly described in their cupping notes and what competent home roasters are tasting in their cups.

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Dan
Perhaps you are right to some extent, Allen, it's human nature to "put your best foot forward," but some people do have a knack, and perhaps the genetics, for tasting. Many years ago I took a university wine tasting class and it was fabulous. I learned how to taste. Really taste. At the end of the semester I could identify flavors and aromas I didn't think were possible. And, I learned that I had a knack for recalling flavors. For instance, in a blind tasting I mentioned that the wine reminded me of one I had a few years ago, a Moulin ? Vent from Beaujolais. It turned out I was right. Surprised the heck out of me! During that class I met a broker for Burgundy wines. He was an American who, like me, grew up in the Midwest, but now lived in France. The professor gave him two, unlabeled Burgundies and he proceeded to not only identify the year, but the vineyards, too!

OK, back on topic. What helped me cup coffees was taking that wine tasting class. I highly recommend it. They aren't that difficult to find and aren't expensive. Then, maybe your cuppings will be more florid, too.
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
coffeeroastersclub

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......... Most bean sellers do not go out and source their beans and are looking to cash in on the home roasting market and I say poop on them...

ginny


Ginny, Now that would be a cupping note of Kopi Luwak, right?

Roflmao

Len
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." ~Abraham Lincoln
 
allenb
You're very fortunate to have had that experience with the wine tasting class. It's a real eye opener when a person is able to awaken one of their senses to it's full potential.

When I worked at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver Co during the 90's I had the great fortune of being invited on a regular basis to wine and double malt beverage tastings and got to know the ma?tre d' of the Palace Arms restaurant pretty well. He kept me up to speed while he was training and testing for his master sommelier certification and coached me in picking out this and that varietal characteristic.

While I'm not in the supertaster category, I'm able to easily pick out very nuanced flavor notes in beverages and feel I can discern most of the flavors described by our green coffee vendors in their taste analysis write ups.

The long list of flavor characteristics listed in many of our vendors write ups for one individual varietal may be possible to pick up by a micro-small sliver of the population but could in no way be tasted by a majority of us.

I think the dis-service when these unrealistic flavor analysis are written is that many home roasters can feel they are never capable of roasting their coffee to anywhere near it's potential since they vary rarely find the long list of flavors come out in their cupping tests.

I guess there's actually a potentially positive outcome of this in that it may provide an incentive to never accept our quality of roasts no matter how good we perceive them to be.

Allen
1/2 lb and 1 lb drum, Siemens Sirocco fluidbed, presspot, chemex, cajun biggin brewer from the backwoods of Louisiana
 
Dan
I understand what you are saying, Allen, and I'd rather err on the side of striving for excellent, too, than cater to the lowest common denominator. But then, as my wine-tasting prof said (who is a sought-out judge for wine tasting competitions around the world), "In the end, it's just a matter of if the wine tastes good to you."

Dan
1 pound electric sample roaster, 3 pound direct-flame roaster, both handmade; modified Mazzer Mini grinder, LaSpaziale Vivaldi II automatic espresso machine. When the electricity goes out I make vacpot coffee from beans ground on my Zassenhaus hand grinder, and heat the water with a teakettle on the gas range.
 
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