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KingDL1
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Posted Sun Jan 12, 2014, 4:35am
Subject: Best places to order online green coffee bean in the US
 

I just rewired and modified a rotisserie toaster oven into a roaster, I know from grinding I go through about 1.5 lbs of roasted coffee beans a week. It is likely my friends will mooch off my roasting. So I would like to buy in 10 - 20 lb or so quantities.

So I was wondering where was the best bang for your buck keeping quality. I have ordered only from sweet maria's so far. Is there any other recommendations? Places to look?

It seems like a pinnable topic to update.

thanks for your help

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Posted Sun Jan 12, 2014, 7:10am
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Try joining http://www.greencoffeebuyingclub.com/ but you will need a Paypal account to settle your orders. Good selection from people who know what they like in coffee.
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Posted Mon Jan 13, 2014, 1:09pm
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Love these guys.  I ordered the sampler pack and was very happy.  Good quality, pretty quick on shipping.  I received some coffees that I otherwise wouldnt have tried but enjoyed playing with.  I had a question but had to leave a message for the proprietor, he quickly called me back and answered my questions.  I'll buy again consider the amazing prices:

http://www.happymugcoffee.com/en/
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Posted Tue Jan 14, 2014, 6:09am
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There are hundreds of sources (including eBay), like:
Burmans
Sweet Marias
etc.

If you are just starting out, I would suggest Sweet Marias because of all the information available on their web-site.
My favorite source is 'Peter' at the Green Coffee Buyers Club, because he can get the beans to me on 1 or 2 days.

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Posted Tue Jan 14, 2014, 7:33am
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H-B is a good resource for this question.  Better than Coffee Geek.

Buying from e-bay is buying a pig in a poke. Some people do very well there, I'd rather deal with people who have a reputation for quality and to whom I can complain if there's a problem.    

We mostly buy from Bodhi Tree, Coffee Project, Klatch Coffee, Green Coffee Buying Club, and Sweet Maria's.  We've also done very well with coffees from Burman's, Captain's Coffee, Deans and Happy Mug, but I don't comb through their sites the way I do with the others.

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Posted Tue Jan 14, 2014, 7:52am
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I've been buying from Sweet Maria's for more than 10 years. Great coffee, wonderful service, lots of great stuff to read.
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Posted Tue Jan 14, 2014, 12:41pm
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I've ordered from all places listed above including ordering greens from some of my fav roasters. Places like Klatch, paradise, Barefoot Coffee, Metropolis, ect offers greens at comparable prices. even if you don't see greens listed give them a call.
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Posted Tue Jan 14, 2014, 4:22pm
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Roastmasters.com also has a good selection and some fine coffees.
Sometimes they seem a little more expensive than others... I don't know whether they're just selling more expensive beans or have a slightly higher markup.
I bought my Behmor & Hottop from them (they're one state south of me in CT so things get to me fast), and have ordered green coffee a few times from them.
Always excellent service.

GreenCoffeeBuyingClub is probably the best deal but obviously, selection is ltd to whatever's being offered at the moment.
A particularly good place to buy from when you're ready to buy 5-10 lbs of one coffee at a time.

I use their Espresso blends and particularly like the Firenze.
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Posted Thu Jan 16, 2014, 12:32am
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Thank you for all the suggestions!


Is anyone famillar with with Gillies Coffee Co:

http://www.gilliescoffee.com/shop-green-coffees

I ordered a 25 lbs of their Costa Rica Estate Tarrazu SHB EP to work on my roasts

I joined the Green Coffee Buying Club also.

The guys at Sweet Maria's have been awesome, btw.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 30, 2014, 12:10am
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Mr. Green Beans in Portland is excellent also.  www.diycoffeeroasting.com
I haven't been let down by any of their beans, and they ship quickly as well.
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