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Online Coffee Buyer's Guide

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1coffeezombie
May 20, 2007, 10:56am

I've recently started buying coffee online, since the local offerings are pretty slim. I generally shop at Amazon, buying three-packs of whole bean coffee (as well as some books and music, while I'm at it). Current favorite of what I've tried is Pura Vida coffee, with preference to the Sumatra and the French roasts.

Anyone else find good coffee online? If so, shout it out.

2mishlei-adam
May 21, 2007, 6:31pm

Sweet maria's is great place to source quality green coffee (pre-roasted). If you don't mind roasting yourself...it is a great buy. Also Intelligentsia and Stumptown both sell their coffee online.

3xkyzero
May 22, 2007, 8:10am

I don't buy online as I've got plenty of choices around here. But I used to order from these guys - www.coffeetraders.com - their stuff was always great.

4melperez
Jun 29, 2007, 2:46pm

I'm a big fan of Stone Creek Coffee: www.stonecreekcoffee.com

Try Bold #5 or Cream City Blend. Good stuff.

5coffeezombie
Oct 14, 2007, 9:58am

Another good Amazon.com find: Lavazza Italian coffee. Here's the Amazon product code: B000H3H45Y. Very smooth and very tasty, even through a filter. Good price on it as well.

6mishlei-adam
Oct 14, 2007, 7:40pm

Lavazza? Really? I have had it a few times, and it was always stale.

7coffeezombie
Editado: Oct 16, 2007, 10:38am

Did you by whole bean or ground? I can't vouch for their ground, but the whole bean has always been solid for me.

8mishlei-adam
Oct 16, 2007, 9:42pm

Whole Bean. If you live in the states, how fresh could beans be if they're roasted and canned in Turin, Italy and sent to America?

I try to drink my coffee 2-10 days after it has been roasted. That is partially why I started roasting my own coffee. (boy that post sounds pretentious, not intended).

9coffeezombie
Oct 18, 2007, 10:35am

Don't worry about it.

Unfortunately, no local roasters anywhere within approx. 300 miles of where I live, so getting something fresh roasted is a moot point for me.

I haven't made the effort to self-roast (I don't know if that's the correct terminology, but it should be). Might try it some day when I don't live in a fire trap of an apartment and won't be risking the lives of anyone other than myself and my family.

10mishlei-adam
Oct 19, 2007, 2:06pm

Coffeezombie

I couldn't believe how easy it was to roast (just started 2wks ago after yrs of procrastinating). All you need is a heat gun, a metal colander, a metal bowl, a wooden spoon, a fan, and 15mins. If you can run a power cord outside of your apt, you should be fine, infact I have been roasting outside by throwing a power cord out of my window as well.

What part of the country do you live in?

11coffeezombie
Oct 22, 2007, 12:02pm

I live in Grand Forks, North Dakota. If there are any roasters nearby, I haven't found them.

I might try roasting out on my porch when the weather turns good again. Been getting colder recently.

Thanks. Cheers.

12mishlei-adam
Oct 22, 2007, 1:34pm

Sorry I don't know of any roasters in North Dakota, but I bet you could get some Intelligentsia coffee within one day of it being roasted. They are out of Chicago. And if you do roast at home, let me know how it goes.

13uath
Oct 25, 2007, 11:32pm

Hi coffeezombie - If you ever get to Fargo you can get fresh-roasted beans at Dunn Bros. Coffee. They roast 'em right there.

14Cecilturtle
Oct 24, 2009, 11:46am

Kicking Horse Coffee is the best! Fair trade, locally roasted, the coffee is tasty and rich. On-line purchasing is easy and fast (in Canada anyway) - their coffee is fantastic and the names are hilarious (including Kick Ass Dark). Great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

http://www.kickinghorsecoffee.com/en