Rob989_69 Senior Member Joined: 19 Dec 2012 Posts: 42 Location: Rochester Expertise: Just starting
Posted Mon May 6, 2013, 8:46am Subject: Re: On-line Green bean vendor suggestions?
http://www.thecaptainscoffee.com I love this place. I've ordered from SM's, Roastmasters, and CBD, and I'll go with these guys every time. They offer super fast shipping and a quality product. I'd highly recommend them.
paupeter Senior Member Joined: 10 May 2013 Posts: 1 Location: St. Paul, MN Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 1:04pm Subject: Re: On-line Green bean vendor suggestions?
I have been roasting coffee for myself and friends for about a year. Up until I read this post I used Sweet Marias exclusively. I was unaware of the other options I had. I created a comparison spreadsheet of price per lb. and shipping costs and for where I live, Minnesota, Burman is the most affordable. Bodhi Leaf appears to be cheaper than SM too. I will upload my comparison chart later.
One difference I have noticed is that Sweet Maria's labels their bags with the flavors, aromas, and recommended roast for the bean. Burman does not do that yet, so I had to check on their online store. I like that SM beans have the recommended roast level for the bean because I tend to over roast using my Whirley-Pop. I am not sure on the Bodhi coffee as my shipment hasn't arrived yet.
SM, has more info on their site and its easy to use so I am pretty partial to them. However I am not in favor of spending more on beans AND shipping so looks like I may be switching.
Burman uses a local delivery company called Spee-Dee and is at least $3 cheaper per shipment. Looks like I can order 35 lbs. of coffee for less than $9 shipping which is how much flat rate is from Sweet Marias.
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