Buckley Senior Member Joined: 25 Jan 2011 Posts: 410 Location: Baltimore, USA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 10:07am Subject: Re: Best coffee beans on a budget?
With regard to Whole Foods. Same situation here in Baltimore, Houston and all over: they get their coffee deliveries on Thursday, usually, so go in late on Thursday or on Friday. In most places, coffee is handled by the 'specialty food' person who wears a red rather than white jacket. If you ask them to go to the shipment and pull out a fresher delivery than what is on the shelf for a particular roast or two, they are usually happy to do it. Counter Culture has the roast date on the bag - one indication suggesting a topnotch roaster.
CoffeeLoversMag Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 218 Location: Seattle Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 6:58am Subject: Re: Best coffee beans on a budget?
Yes. thatís true. Buying online is expensive due to shipping costs. Try to look for beans that are near in your location. If you could not locate any bean suppliers or shops, you can try purchasing online through the Daily Grindís online coffee store where you can buy beans in bag.
Did you know...? Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts due to the fact that the process of roasting burns off caffeine. www.coffeeloversmag.com/theMagazine
JPF Senior Member Joined: 3 Jun 2010 Posts: 221 Location: NJ Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Sat Nov 9, 2013, 1:15pm Subject: Re: Best coffee beans on a budget?
Online, about the cheapest high quality beans I know is Redbird Coffee (www.redbirdcoffee.com). I recommend ordering on the weekend. They're located in Bozeman, Montana. I live in Houston, Texas and their freshly roasted (on Tuesday) beans arrive at my door on Thursday, like clockwork.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,468 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Fri Nov 15, 2013, 7:24am Subject: Re: Best coffee beans on a budget?
The container is not really all that important, I use zip top bags with great results. The trick to freezing is to remove as much air as possible from the container then deeeeeeeeeeeep freeze in the coldest part of the freezer. Do not open the bag, remove some beans and reseal, this will let moisture into the bag and spoil the beans. Rather, package into lot sized to last a few days, then let the beans come to room temp STILL SEALED IN THE CONTAINER to prevent condensation forming on the beans.
Local is great but internet is fine too from quality roasters. I am in So Calif and often order from Redbird in Montana. The beans get to me within 2 to 3 days after roasting, just about the perfect time to start using them, they need to degas for a few days after roasting.
There are "services" to order through but I find it easier to just order from the roaster directly. YMMV!
EDIT, be aware that the advice to buy from "daily grind" above, is a little ...... open ended. A google search on Daily Grind coffee, returns over 5 MILLION hits from coffee shops all over the U.S. and other topics related to coffee. Perhaps a link to the referenced vendor would have been better than just the name. We have a list of roasters we trust and Daily Grind is not on the list. YMMV! Click Here (www.home-barista.com)
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
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