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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2007, 9:01pm
Subject: Best online green bean seller?
 

I wanted to get a sense of where people are buying their green beans from, online. Please list your top 3 online sources of green beans, in order of preference.  

thanks.
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007, 12:56am
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I can't list three but I must recommend Sweet Maria's.  I've not been tempted to shop around I'm so satisfied with their service and product.  Great cupping notes,  current crop, and a great website.  You can pick up from the warehouse in Otown since I assume you're near by.
I did chance to get a couple of pounds of great "wild forrest" Ethiopian greens from Our Coffee Barn when I ordered my Espro convex tamper.  Great coffee with much cherry (no cupping notes to tell me either...).
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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2007, 3:23am
Subject: Re: Best online green bean seller?
 

Here's a pretty good list:
"Green Coffee Vendor List, Jan-2004"  


I have been buying coffee using the Green Coffee Buying Club and I always like using the Green Coffee Co-Op when they have offerings.  

I also buy quite a bit of my coffee lately from Coffee Bean Corral. They have decent prices and great selection.  

And there's a local guy that has great coffees, www.hopsoncoffee.com  (try the Costa Rica El Conquistador!).  Another local outfit for us in Houston is R. Dalton . They have great prices and some excellent latin coffees.

I have also gotten great product from Bald Mountain Coffee, but there is very little description.

Sweet Maria's is a staple for home roasters, they have great descriptive info and you can always rely on the quality

 
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 11:59am
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Yes, I see that Sweet Marias has a large selection of green beans.

From what I understand is that green (if kept at a cool temp and out of direct sunlight) can keep indefinitely...

Over at Greenwell Farms on Kona (you can buy green Kona here also), Tommy says that keeping his green in a special humidity controlled room "ages" the coffee and adds subtle nuances. Has anyone else heard this?
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 12:14pm
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Hi
I live within driving distance ( 100 miles) and this small place has only premium greens. I was able to go backstage and look around. the business is ~20 years old but the original name was sold to a major corp. a few years ago. So now it is an internet supplier..
U-roast-em
I have purchased from some of the other major players mentioned above. All Good
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 12:38pm
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espressme Said:

Hi
I live within driving distance ( 100 miles) and this small place has only premium greens. I was able to go backstage and look around. the business is ~20 years old but the original name was sold to a major corp. a few years ago. So now it is an internet supplier..
U-roast-em
I have purchased from some of the other major players mentioned above. All Good
richard

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Thanks I'll have to give them a try!
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 1:10pm
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BayAreaRadiologist Said:

I wanted to get a sense of where people are buying their green beans from, online. Please list your top 3 online sources of green beans, in order of preference.  

thanks.

Posted July 9, 2007 link

For great assortment and extremely quick shipping:  www.CoffeeBeanDirect.com
For the best Bolivian (and direct from farmer):  www.Invalsa.com
For the best 100% Kona (and direct from farmer:  www.HulaDaddy.com

I have 1st hand experience with all the above.  They have always done excellent by me.

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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 2:21pm
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I'm a newbie (roasting 5 months) and, probably like most people have ordered most of my beans from Sweet Maria's.

I can add, however, that I've ordered several batches from U-roast-em and I've been equally pleased.

I have also called them a couple of times and found the person there to be very friendly and helpful-
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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2007, 8:03pm
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I buy most of my beans from The Captain's Coffee or the green bean co-op.  The Captain's coffee has a decent selection, cupping notes, and flat $5 UPS shipping.  They're nice people to do business with.  The co-op prices are tough to beat but it's catch as catch can as to what's available.  I've never had a bad batch from either.
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Posted Fri Jul 27, 2007, 12:16pm
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If social justice is a part of your buying consideration, I recommend Dean's Beans.
http://www.deansbeans.com
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