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Joe74
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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2014, 7:41am
Subject: Italian Coffee in Bulk at Low Prices
 

Hello Everybody!
I am Italian and I just moved to Boston for pursuing a degree.
I am looking from a place in Boston or a website on the Internet where I can buy ground coffee for Moka machines.
Specifically, I would like to buy common Italian brands (Lavazza, Kimbo, Illy, etc) in bulk at low prices.
Any suggestions?

Thanks
Joseph
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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2014, 8:03am
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You really need a grinder as coffee stales in about 15 minutes after being ground and in the US, any of the canned coffee from Europe is only good for plant food due to the long time between roast and being loads onto a boat, let alone the months of time between grinding and getting to a US wherehouse, remember the 15 minutes?

Cheep is not good either, you get what you pay for, stale preground coffee at any price is over priced and is a total waste of money. Buy a burr grinder and fresh local beans or beans from our list of known high quality vendors.

 
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Posted Wed Mar 12, 2014, 8:49am
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Along the same lines I think you would do better with coffee roasted either locally or via mail order.  Prices are generally much cheaper than the import brands that are pre-ground and shipped from Italy.

I don't make Moka pots, so it's hard to recommend something, but I like Bodka Coffee for my espresso, using both their blends and single origin.  http://www.bodkacoffee.com/  At $12/pound it's less than half of an Illy Coffee price.

Get a small hand grinder (Hario or old wooden box grinder) and give that a try in your moka pot.  I see a few on Craigslist in Boston under "coffee grinder" search.
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