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mindofalex
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Posted Sat Jun 23, 2012, 5:02pm
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Hi everyone!

First I want to say that I'm following this forum for a while now! Tons of great advice, and pretty much anything I was looking for I can find here. There is one thing that was always stuck at the back of my head and I can't seem to figure it out.


Well actually it is a two part question...


  1. Let's say Ethiopia Elan Amaro Gayo, can I contact the farm directly and be like, "hey, can you send me a 5lb bag?" - how do I get a hole of the farm?

  2. And I guess the second question I have... Is there a list of some sort that tells all the premium single estate coffees available? Or how can I search and find them? Because something tells me that not all of the, have websites, or on Facebook...


Thanks a lot everyone!
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 7:52am
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ouch, 40+ views and 0 replies.


Did I ask something wrong?
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 8:11am
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mindofalex Said:

Hi everyone!

First I want to say that I'm following this forum for a while now! Tons of great advice, and pretty much anything I was looking for I can find here. There is one thing that was always stuck at the back of my head and I can't seem to figure it out.


Well actually it is a two part question...


Let's say Ethiopia Elan Amaro Gayo, can I contact the farm directly and be like, "hey, can you send me a 5lb bag?" - how do I get a hole of the farm?

And I guess the second question I have... Is there a list of some sort that tells all the premium single estate coffees available? Or how can I search and find them? Because something tells me that not all of the, have websites, or on Facebook...


Thanks a lot everyone!

Posted June 23, 2012 link

I'll take it on.  You really need to go to a retail green coffee bean supplier to get such small quantities.  A farm MAY (emphasis on may) send you 5 lb. but after custom fees, plus I am sure a high price per pound, it would be much more sensible to again go to a retailer for it.  If you want to go search for coffee bean retailers all you need to do is search "green coffee beans" on google and you will get a good list.  You then just need to sort through the chaff to find a company that is good.

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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 2:53pm
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And it will be pretty much trial and error if you are looking locally. Just like with those who have already roasted, there are a lot of people out there. Read reviews, ask around. Try small quantities first.

Good luck on your search.

 
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 3:48pm
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Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for the replies!

Got a lot of thinking to do lol. I'll see what I'll go with. I just want those exotic ones, but so hard to find.

Like the one I previously mentioned.
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 3:56pm
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consider joining http://greencoffeebuyingclub.com/

they regularly have some extraordinary offerings from many different distributors.  

Also keep an eye out on the marketplace and home roasting forums at homebarista

for more conventional online sources(with "exotic" coffee), keep your eye on offerings from Klatch, Roastmasters and Sweet Marias.


oh and welcome to coffeegeek!
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 4:19pm
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Hi there,

Try to become a member of Specialty Coffee Association of America and you will gain access to more resources to contact coffee farmers around the globe. Good luck.

http://www.scaa.org/
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 4:34pm
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singhgolfer Said:

Hi there,

Try to become a member of Specialty Coffee Association of America and you will gain access to more resources to contact coffee farmers around the globe. Good luck.

http://www.scaa.org/

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Can't seem to find anywhere a "join" button... Hmm....
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Posted Sun Jun 24, 2012, 4:49pm
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mindofalex Said:

Can't seem to find anywhere a "join" button... Hmm....

Posted June 24, 2012 link

http://www.scaa.org/?page=membership

it'll cost you 145 or 195.

if you're planning on doing this professionally, it might be worth the money.
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