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Buckley
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Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013, 10:07am
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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.

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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 6:58am
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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.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 7:14am
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Thank. As it happens, I have plans for lunch today to explore a couple of dedicated coffee shops downtown. My grinder came last night so I'm anxious to find some fresh beans and give it a whirl.
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Posted Sat Nov 9, 2013, 1:15pm
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emradguy Said:

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.

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+1 you can't go wrong with 5 pounds of red bird, the price includes shipping. get 6 quart mason jars and freeze what you don't need immediately.

 
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Posted Fri Nov 15, 2013, 7:24am
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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!
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Posted Sat Nov 16, 2013, 10:04pm
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I can send you a sample of green or red tea I drink.  It is not loose tea but it tastes great and is reasonably priced!
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