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gibson00
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 5:44am
Subject: Mail Order Coffee in Canada?
 

Hi all, another quick question...  :)
I'm on the eat coast, and I'd like to try some different espresso than what is offered locally.
There is one shop that brings in a couple of the well known brands, but very big price markup.
Any good places in Canada to order from, that offers reasonable postage rates?
Thanks!
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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 9:39am
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Hi,

Where about in the east cost ?

Social Coffee and Tea from Toronto shipped free for order over 25$, and they are fast, next day for Montreal.
http://www.socialcoffee.com/

Pilot also from Toronto shipped free for order above 43$
http://www.pilotcoffeeroasters.com/

Another good one in Toronto is Detour
http://detourcoffee.com/

In Halifax you have Anchored Coffee and Java Blend
http://anchoredcoffee.com/
http://www.javablendcoffee.com/

And you can also look at the list below from Home Barista web site.

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)


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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 1:36pm
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I am with Social Coffee on subscription for around 2 years.

All I can say is great selection of coffee, free shipping for 25 $ and more and all above that, exceptionnal communication.

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Posted Wed May 14, 2014, 4:58pm
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Hi,

If you don't mind ordering two bags at once (you can freeze part of the shipment in an airtight container) Transcend has very good coffee with free shipping on orders over 35$.
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 5:58am
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SimonPatrice Said:

Hi,

If you don't mind ordering two bags at once (you can freeze part of the shipment in an airtight container) Transcend has very good coffee with free shipping on orders over 35$.

Posted May 14, 2014 link

I noted the free shipping amounts at a few of the vendors.  My plan was to see if I could find someone locally who wanted to share the odd order.
Freezing - I had always thought that was a big no no.  After I read your post, I googled and ended up reading the study that the fellow from the Home Barista forum did, that made it seem OK.  The only thing I noted was that he seemed to imply that beans should be put in the freezer right after they are roasted.  In the case of mail order, it would be several days after roasting.  Not sure if that would matter?
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 6:02pm
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gibson00 Said:

 The only thing I noted was that he seemed to imply that beans should be put in the freezer right after they are roasted.  In the case of mail order, it would be several days after roasting.  Not sure if that would matter?

Posted May 15, 2014 link

I've been freezing part of my beans as soon as I buy them (usually around 4-5 days post roast) without any problem.  I put them in mason jars into a chest freezer and usually don't keep them for more than a month, month and a half in there.  I get the same bloom with fresh and frozen coffee, same fresh taste also.
I'm curious, which roasters have you been enjoying so far?
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Posted Mon May 26, 2014, 11:04am
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I'm really just getting back into espresso, having just bought a new machine.
I tried two espresso beans from a couple of roasters here in the Halifax area.
  1. Anchored.  Forget the name of the espresso, they had a few.  To be honest, didn't like it very much.  Also realized, after I got home, that the beans had been roasted 10 days prior, so not sure if that would have had any impact.

  2. Java Blend's 'Thirty Eight Espresso'.  No idea when it was roasted, but really liked it.  Was able to get a more 'syrupy' looking pull, tasted better.
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Posted Sun Jul 27, 2014, 4:27pm
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I live in Halifax and have a weekly coffee subscription from HasBean in Stafford UK. Stephen Leighton (you know, the Master of Ceremonies at the last two World Barista Championship) roasts on a Friday, and I usually receive it by the following Wednesday by Royal Mail. The trick is that each bag is only 250g, which fits into a standard business envelope to account for fast delivery.  Each Sunday he posts a video blog of the featured coffee (inmymug.com).

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On the other hand, I have never had a bad coffee from Anchored.

 
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Posted Sat Aug 9, 2014, 2:50pm
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Since they aren't on the original list... (but aren't east coast), I'll add

www.transcendcoffee.com
www.49thparallelcoffee.com

I have paid subscriptions to both.

And also, a few years ago, I wrote up a "coffee subscriptions" list which includes Canadian options, breaking down the cost (as of 2013 January) per lb. Here it is. (scroll down for Canadian options) http://coffeegeek.com/opinions/coffeeatthemoment/11-29-2012

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Posted Sun Aug 31, 2014, 6:59pm
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I've been getting Trebilcock coffee, Velvet Sunrise and Social coffee,all three are very good imo
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