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ljguitar
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Posted Mon Feb 2, 2004, 3:22pm
Subject: Re: Green Coffee Vendor List, Jan-2004
 

pogo Said:

I have found that the big guy in the green bean business, you know who I am talking about.... Charges much more for the same bean than I can get it elsewhere.

Posted January 30, 2004 link

Thanks for leaving all the same beans at the 'big guys' place for some of us to purchase.

As an experiment, I ordered identical coffee beans from several sources at the same time, really to ascertain if what you alleged was true (did this a year ago). When they arrived, it was obvious they were not from the same lots, and I suspect, not from the same sources. Didn't mean they were all bad, but some were much better than others.

Like many in this group, I buy from several sources, including Coffee Bean Corral, and a supplier I talked to by phone after discovering a lot of a Zimbabwe AAA on e-bay, and Sweet Marias. Sweet Marias still get the bulk of my bucks. Their stock is fresher, quality the best (subjective opnion) and variety greater.

I have also ordered 2 really cheap lots of Arabicas from e-bay (different sources, different times) and only got burned once. The Costa Rican Hard Bean I ordered should have been relabeled 'dirt and pebbles in a sack'. I couldn't finish it, even though it was only $2.00 lb.

The other e-bay order turned out to be ok for a project to roast for giving out at holiday season as gifts. Didn't shine, didn't stink, didn't cost a fortune.

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Posted Mon Feb 2, 2004, 3:38pm
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ljguitar Said:

Thanks for leaving all the same beans at the 'big guys' place for some of us to purchase.

As an experiment, I ordered identical coffee beans from several sources at the same time, really to ascertain if what you alleged was true (did this a year ago). When they arrived, it was obvious they were not from the same lots, and I suspect, not from the same sources. Didn't mean they were all bad, but some were much better than others.



Well..., what do people expect if the greens you are comparing do not have the same chop marks??  If you order from ANYBODY (any # of people/vendors) & the bag identifying markings are not the same between vendors, what does a customer expect?

As mentioned by other posters in the thread about who does this, it's so you can be assured of the same green from the same lot, so there should/will be no variance in the taste of your coffee.

I'm just trying to help here... {:-/

 
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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2004, 10:57pm
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Hi folks,

Here is a another place you can order the green bean. It is located North of Thailnd. Too far?.  Well, just in case you guy interested.

http://www.chiangmaicoffee.com/

They are selling two area of production, The Doi Chang and The Doi Intanon. Both is good quality arabica that gone throught wet process and has been kept over a year.  The cost I pay is 120 bahts / kolo or $1.36 / pound.

By the way, I have tried heat gun roasting for a month now.  The result is great since the first tried that I got a full city +.  I use the German made and a 10" diameter bowl.  I can do a pound max at a time.  

Thank to you guy who put an effort and shareing you experience in here.  Now it goes as far as half the world.
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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2004, 5:47am
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Amous Said:

Hi folks,

Here is a another place you can order the green bean. It is located North of Thailnd. Too far?.  Well, just in case you guy interested.

http://www.chiangmaicoffee.com/

They are selling two area of production, The Doi Chang and The Doi Intanon. Both is good quality arabica that gone throught wet process and has been kept over a year.  The cost I pay is 120 bahts / kolo or $1.36 / pound.

Posted February 4, 2004 link

I'm embarrassed to admit that my Thai isn't as good as it ought to be to read the website.  I don't suppose they have an English-language site?  I'd be curious to learn more, although, I can't imagine what the shipping costs would be.
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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2004, 6:32am
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ljguitar Said:

Thanks for leaving all the same beans at the 'big guys' place for some of us to purchase.



I have also ordered 2 really cheap lots of Arabicas from e-bay (different sources, different times) and only got burned once. The Costa Rican Hard Bean I ordered should have been relabeled 'dirt and pebbles in a sack'. I couldn't finish it, even though it was only $2.00 lb.

The other e-bay order turned out to be ok for a project to roast for giving out at holiday season as gifts. Didn't shine, didn't stink, didn't cost a fortune.

L  a  r  r  Y

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I feel your pain.  Just got in 9 lbs of ethiopians and brazil from an ebay vendor, who also has an "established" business.  Got a 1/4 cup of beans with defects out of one of the 3 lb. ethiopians.  There were more, I just got tired of sorting.
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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2004, 7:01am
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The quest for quality at the best price is a worthwhile journey.  Not everyone, but some just feel better if they pay a little more. For some people this is emotionally satisfying.

I have bought from these vendors and not been disappointed.
Coffee Bean Coral      http://www.coffeebeancorral.com/
Coffee Wholesalers    http://www.coffeewholesalers.com/coffee_green.htm
Jim Cameron               http://www.buzzroasters.com/jimcameron.asp
CMe Brew                   http://www.cmebrewcoffee.com/cmebrew_gourmet_coffee.html

As for me, I look for both, quality and best price.
The above vendors gave me both.
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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2004, 12:37pm
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And my Thai is definetely not up to par either, but I found a link on the webpage to this English language site, that I guess is about the same coffee.

However I couldn't figure out how to order

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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2004, 8:00pm
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Hi everyone,

    I have done some checking for the shipping cost and WOoO...     My suggestion is better not place an order.

          by UPS 1   kg.   =  $46
                     10 kgs. =  $91
                     25 kgs. =  $115

Or, if you really really wanted the bean, I can help coordinate the order.

Or, just in case you have a chance to visit Thailand, just e-mail me first.  I would be glad to provide you guys a sample of the green bean.

The websit that Mr. Poul found is a new wet process factory.  They do a complete line of coffee business.
The main production is The Doi Chang coffee, which believed by many local people to have the best aroma.  I am also using the Doi Chang production too.  It is good just like people said.
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Posted Wed Feb 4, 2004, 9:38pm
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I could have missed it in this thread , but if you like Kenya AA this is a site worth checking out.

http://batianpeakcoffee.com/index.html

50 lbs Kenya AA for only 95.99

Murray
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Posted Fri Feb 6, 2004, 6:25pm
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Just to comment on eBay.  I'm sure there are a number of reputable coffee vendors on there.  But, beware of prices that seem really sweet.  I've seen a vendor advertising "100%" Kona at prices well below wholesale value (like $10/lb, roasted).  There's no way it's 100%, and the buyer would be lucky to be getting a 10% blend....

As a Kona farmer it pisses me off. But what can I do?  Just continue to sell my quality beans and hope he/she doesn't turn off a lot of neophytes who are tasting "Kona" for the first time.  

The moral here?  Buy direct where possible, either direct from a wholesaler you know and trust, or direct from a farm you know and trust.

 
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