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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011, 4:50am
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Thanks so much for sharing this, jbviau. A fantastic savings opportunity.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011, 5:27am
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Sure thing. Glad you both were able to get in on the deal.
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 3:11pm
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I have to say, ROASTe's customer service has got to be up there with Baratza as far as speed and caring for their customers. This is only the second time I've had an issue relating to my orders with them, but neither time has actually been ROASTe's fault, and yet they've handled each in a timely and efficient manner. The first time, I had an ordering goof with Ecco, which Ecco didn't quite ever resolve. ROASTe took my claim to heart and simply refunded my purchase. I was out a pound of coffee, but had my money, so I bought something else instead.
This time, I put in an order to Vivace, which should have arrived today. Somehow, though, USPS decided there was $3.54 in extra postage due, and didn't deliver (nobody was home to pay up). I emailed ROASTe support about it, and Scott promptly (within 15 minutes!) credited me the $3.54, and tossed on 50 eBeans for the trouble. Seriously, you can't beat that kind of response! Now, I've got nothing to do with ROASTe, they've just treated me very well as a customer. I really can't recommend them enough!
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 6:30pm
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I've used Roaste several times and no problem. The coffees I've ordered were Klatch Belle, Vivace Dolce and Vita, it usually takes 4 days from the roaster to my home in North Carolina from the West Coast. But I also order from CCC which is up in Durham, NC. which is about 2.5 hrs away, I'll order it on a Thursday and get it on Saturday, and with the $5.00 flat rate shipping is cheaper it would cost more in gas to drive there and back home.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 7:16pm
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My Dolce arrived today..roasted June 3rd.
I had several opportunities to correspond with Tim at Roaste, and he has a excellent understanding of what coffee aficionados look for in an online business.
They are a fine business doing a fine job...and the coffee ain't bad, either! ;>D (I couldn't resist, and cracked a 3.5 day old bag. Made a nice cappa, and will do the straight espresso stuff in a few more days.)

Slightly OT...this new Dolce is robusta-less..haven't had Dolce in years, so we''ll see have it stacks up to my memories of that fabulous red-brown crema.
Apologies for the OT.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 9:52pm
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IMAWriter Said:

My Dolce arrived today..roasted June 3rd.

...

Slightly OT...this new Dolce is robusta-less..haven't had Dolce in years, so we''ll see have it stacks up to my memories of that fabulous red-brown crema.
Apologies for the OT.

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I ordered two pounds of Dolce using the Roaste coupon deal. I placed my order late at night on June 1 and received coffee on June 4. The roast date was June 2.

That was my first order from them. I'm very happy about the turnaround and freshness.

And on the same OT note: I cracked open one of the bags of Dolce today. There's definitely no robusta in there. Clearly some monsooned beans of some sort, though. I could tell from the smell of the shot, before I even tasted it. I'm reserving judgement, though, as the beans were just a little too gassy to do much with them today.
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 10:59pm
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geoffbeier Said:

I ordered two pounds of Dolce using the Roaste coupon deal. I placed my order late at night on June 1 and received coffee on June 4. The roast date was June 2.

That was my first order from them. I'm very happy about the turnaround and freshness.

And on the same OT note: I cracked open one of the bags of Dolce today. There's definitely no robusta in there. Clearly some monsooned beans of some sort, though. I could tell from the smell of the shot, before I even tasted it. I'm reserving judgement, though, as the beans were just a little too gassy to do much with them today.

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With apologies once more to Roaste and our OP....promise, last comment from me on a specific coffee...for now...lol
As memory serves, temps in the higher side worked for me back then...I had my Anita pumping Dolce (tight grind) at 202-ish...doubles, but on the short sides, 1.5oz shorties I believe. It needs to pour DARK. DONE.

 
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 11:15pm
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IMAWriter Said:

With apologies once more to Roaste and our OP....promise, last comment from me on a specific coffee...for now...lol
As memory serves, temps in the higher side worked for me back then...I had my Anita pumping Dolce (tight grind) at 202-ish...doubles, but on the short sides, 1.5oz shorties I believe. It needs to pour DARK. DONE.

Posted June 6, 2011 link

Last post from me on this coffee, too, unless we start a new "new Dolce"-specific thread (though this is kind of relevant, since Dolce was really, IMO a stand-out deal from Roaste with the coupon, right?!)... That's about what I'm expecting from the new batch. The shots I tasted definitely wanted to be pulled hot. The monsooned flavors were balancing out around 204. Volume was tough to eyeball because it was so gassy, but about 60% ratio (30g liquid from 18g beans) left me thinking "this will be good" and "I should let it rest before I try any more to dial it in."

I'm happy to move to a new thread if you want to share further observations on this as it rests. Are you (as a mod) able to split these two posts into a new thread here?
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Posted Mon Jun 6, 2011, 11:25pm
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geoffbeier Said:

Last post from me on this coffee, too, unless we start a new "new Dolce"-specific thread (though this is kind of relevant, since Dolce was really, IMO a stand-out deal from Roaste with the coupon, right?!)... That's about what I'm expecting from the new batch. The shots I tasted definitely wanted to be pulled hot. The monsooned flavors were balancing out around 204. Volume was tough to eyeball because it was so gassy, but about 60% ratio (30g liquid from 18g beans) left me thinking "this will be good" and "I should let it rest before I try any more to dial it in."

I'm happy to move to a new thread if you want to share further observations on this as it rests. Are you (as a mod) able to split these two posts into a new thread here?

Posted June 6, 2011 link

Yes, but I think it would be cool if you wait a day or 3, and start your own thread on this robusta-less Dolce (has been that way for quite a while I understand)...
Our "Espresso Blends" forum would be the  place for your fine comments. sounds like you have an excellent handle on this blend, which for some reason seems to have had a bit of rep for being "difficult." I'm not by ANY MEANS a pro here, but I  had no problems with Dolce a while back. it poured like honey...due in part I'm sure to the robusta...and was gorgeous. Jeff Pentel's fine Redbird espresso can pour that way as well.

Whoops, I dood it again. OT...Bad Mod.
You are correct that Roaste should be commended for making it fun to explore several fine coffees (not just espresso) in one place.


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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011, 5:31am
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IMAWriter Said:

Yes, but I think it would be cool if you wait a day or 3, and start your own thread on this robusta-less Dolce (has been that way for quite a while I understand)...
Our "Espresso Blends" forum would be the  place

Posted June 6, 2011 link

:)

Back on-topic, it looks like they've opened a new deal with the same rules for roaste on eversave, so anyone who missed it and is kicking themselves has another 2 and a half days to jump in.
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