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Posted Sat Feb 22, 2014, 9:19am
Subject: Re: Roasters that don't kill you on shipping costs
 

Klatch offers vastly reduced or free shipping (I forget which) at the end of every month.  I think you need to be on their mailing list to get the code, but -- again -- am not sure.  (I'm a huge fan of Klatch, but recognize that it's not the only good roaster in the world.  Just bringing it up as one of many excellent possibilities.)

When it comes to your local roaster, whom you seem to like, you can probably drive 15 miles for less than the cost of shipping.  

But if you're going to buy a lot of stuff from Famous Online Roasters, don't expect them to ship for a lower price than their own cost (which includes packaging and handling).  Ordering in quantity (and a half dozen bags isn't actually much in the weigh way of quantity) at least amortizes per/lb shipping.  

Use the freezer.  

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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014, 2:29pm
Subject: Re: Roasters that don't kill you on shipping costs
 

Klatch offers vastly reduced or free shipping (I forget which) at the end of every month.  I think you need to be on their mailing list to get the code, but -- again -- am not sure.  (I'm a huge fan of Klatch, but recognize that it's not the only good roaster in the world.  Just bringing it up as one of many excellent possibilities.)

When it comes to your local roaster, whom you seem to like, you can probably drive 15 miles for less than the cost of shipping.  

But if you're going to buy a lot of stuff from Famous Online Roasters, don't expect them to ship for a lower price than their own cost (which includes packaging and handling).  Ordering in quantity (and a half dozen bags isn't actually much in the weigh way of quantity) at least amortizes per/lb shipping.  

Use the freezer.  

Rich


I was working somewhere about 20 miles away and realized there was a small cafe/roaster in town. I stopped by and picked up a bag of their beans. I have them in the freezer now until I finish my current beans. I actually have a West Bend Poppery 1 on the way. I'm going to order some green beans from SM tonight. The more I read about home roasting the more I want to do it, so figured what the heck, try it out, right?
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