Cerridwyn Senior Member Joined: 6 Jun 2010 Posts: 394 Location: Inland Empire California Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 7:59pm Subject: Re: Why don't roasters list their roasting schedule openly?
Haven't had Stumptown by mail since they ownership change. So don't really know.
Only once have I ever ordered coffee and gotten a date older than I would have expected, i.e., older than about 3 days dated when I received it. And I've ordered from a lot of different places and from both Citizen Bean (expensive but fun) and gocoffeego (less expensive but interesting variety).
I just figure I will remember and not order from them again.
But generally what I have found is that true micro's who roast mostly for a single store sales generally roast once a week, sometimes twice. Larger micros that have larger stores may roast more often and will roast what they need the most of more often.
Large roasters like Stumptown, Intelli, etc, roast every day and multiple types every day.
Iluvdabean Senior Member Joined: 7 Mar 2005 Posts: 1,057 Location: California Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 8:50am Subject: Re: Why don't roasters list their roasting schedule openly?
I order a lot online and home roast. Im not so worried about roast schedules as I am roast dates on a bag I buy. No roast date then no more business from me. You can find a lot of good places here. I think that a good roaster should be allowed to manage their own business and just provide fresh coffee.
Even with roasters that really know what they're doing, I have had to either email or call in order to get their roasting schedule. I understand that some of the larger ones roast almost every weekday, but come on; this is vital information!
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