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Chanty
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 3:52pm
Subject: Looking for a few excellent espresso roasts to try.
 

I own a Gaggia Classic & a Vario grinder.  I like to try various roasters.  Can any of you recommend some excellent espresso blends?  Thanks!
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:01pm
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try some or all of these...

Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

 
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:05pm
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I would sample what http://www.cultivacoffee.com/ has to offer. Also, don't be afraid to try single origin coffees.

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:08pm
Subject: Re: Looking for a few excellent espresso roasts to try.
 

Thank you.  I will look at these, but did notice these reviews are over 1 1/2 years old.  Looking for tried & true blends used either regularly or recently by coffee-geekers?  Thanks.
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:16pm
Subject: Re: Looking for a few excellent espresso roasts to try.
 

if you go through the whole thread on the link I provided, you'll see the list has been updated several times, last one I believe was mid-October, 2012.

My favorites off there have been counter culture, red bird (reg espresso and blue jag), klatch (WBC), vivace and stumptown  the ones in parentheses are my staples...i.e., I buy 5# bags.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:23pm
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Thanks!
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:26pm
Subject: Re: Looking for a few excellent espresso roasts to try.
 

Chanty Said:

Thank you.  I will look at these, but did notice these reviews are over 1 1/2 years old.  Looking for tried & true blends used either regularly or recently by coffee-geekers?  Thanks.

Posted January 4, 2013 link


NOTE: This list was last edited to add a roaster on 25 October 2012  

Many of the roasters on the "favorites" list update offerings seasonally, according to availability and selection.  And of course, different farms have different results in different years.  The list only includes roasters that other enthusiasts have recommended.  

Plugging my buddy Chris...Dodd coffee has a new Colombian SO Espresso that I've been enjoying all week.  Great as a straight shot but also very yummy in cappucino :)  

And you can pretty much rely on quality offerings from Intelligentsia, Blue Bottle, CounterCulture, Klatch, Caffè Fresco, Cuvée Coffee, Four Barrel, Metropolis, West Coast Roasting, 49th Parallel, (etc. etc. etc.).  There are many more on the list but these are some of my personal favorites.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013, 4:46pm
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Jon, thanks for chiming in...I've ordered from Dodd as well!  I may try that Columbian if I can get some before he runs out.

 
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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013, 9:42pm
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http://www.espressovivace.com/

Great coffee.
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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:14pm
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We have a newer roaster in Pennsylvania that I'm headed to tomorrow. I've had their stuff at local establishments but haven't bought beans yet. I'll edit when I actually run them, but their website is click here
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