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Posted Sat Jan 18, 2014, 9:28am
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The freezer is your friend.
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Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014, 8:56am
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coffeeshone Said:

I hate 12 oz bags. they suck. sell it by the pound.

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It is USPS, FedEx, et al who "force" roasters to offer 12oz. bag of coffee since anything over 16 oz. ships as a two (2) pound shipment.

16 oz. of beans + a bag + a label + shipping box + shipping label and tape = something over 1 pound = a 2 pound shipping rate and increases the shipping costs.

 
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Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014, 12:48pm
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now that's a crock of sssst, if it isn't two pounds then they shouldn't be able to charge for two pounds. but that's a way for USPS, UPS, FEDEX and others to cheat, steal, rob the consumers of their hard earned dollars

 
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Posted Thu Jan 23, 2014, 1:11pm
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Worldman Said:

It is USPS, FedEx, et al who "force" roasters to offer 12oz. bag of coffee since anything over 16 oz. ships as a two (2) pound shipment.

16 oz. of beans + a bag + a label + shipping box + shipping label and tape = something over 1 pound = a 2 pound shipping rate and increases the shipping costs.

Posted January 23, 2014 link

Except how to do many other roasters sell 1lb bags for decent prices with shipping? I've ordered single origins and blends that were same/similar to others that only sold in 12oz, yet 99% of the 12oz sellers charge same or more than a 16oz bag and usually the shipping was higher which never made sense. I've ordered from some that were in the same area or proximity and the shipping cost from the 12oz guys was almost always higher since it's done in their system (like all others when you place an order online) I've always felt a lot must be padding their pockets with extra money, especially when a 16oz bag was cheaper to ship from the same area or region lol. I noticed over the past few years, anytime I ordered 12oz (not anymore) I always paid more in shipping cost vs 16oz from all over the country.
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:40pm
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CMIN Said:

Except how to do many other roasters sell 1lb bags for decent prices with shipping?

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I can not answer how other roasters do anything, but I can tell you that at Len's Espresso Blends I have never been able to figure out how to have Paypal charge shipping based on the buyer's zip code so I just use one price for everyone. Considering that shipping prices have increased since starting LEB, we subsidize our customers shipping costs. No biggie, but as an example, we ship to Key Biscayne, FL at a cost of $8.75. We only charge $4.75 per our website and "eat" the other $4.

CMIN Said:

...I've always felt a lot must be padding their pockets with extra money...

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I, for one, doubt it.

 
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Posted Fri Jan 24, 2014, 6:51pm
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Yeah, I'm with you. The places that charge high shipping also tend to only sell 12 oz bags. If you're like me, you want 2 or 3 of them, so the price per pound isn't great. Freezing and thawing coffee from a 5LB bag just isn't as good. I've done it a bunch of times, it works, but not as tasty. If you're fine with just OK coffee you dont need to go out of your way to mail order from an awesome roaster.
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Posted Wed Jan 29, 2014, 2:34pm
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While I was out battling the 2" of snow and ice we got yesterday here on the coast of North Carolina, i went to a Fresh Market store and found that they carry an assortment of coffees some I know others I don't but one was Counter Culture and they had some Tuscano but when I looked at the roast date it was 12/18/13 and it was 12.00 so I passed on it. But at a locate Lowes Food I got a bag of Peets for 7.00 and the roast date was in January anyway. Will have to wait until Friday to order my usual Red Bird

 
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Posted Wed Jan 29, 2014, 2:55pm
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gbastiani1952 Said:

While I was out battling the 2" of snow and ice we got yesterday here on the coast of North Carolina, i went to a Fresh Market store and found that they carry an assortment of coffees some I know others I don't but one was Counter Culture and they had some Tuscano but when I looked at the roast date it was 12/18/13 and it was 12.00 so I passed on it. But at a locate Lowes Food I got a bag of Peets for 7.00 and the roast date was in January anyway. Will have to wait until Friday to order my usual Red Bird

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Fresh Market and Whole Foods pretty much always have Counter Culture... but it's pretty rare to find a roast date earlier then 3 months from my experience lol, think the soonest I saw was just stocked bags in the display with roast dates of 3 weeks earlier. that goes for their other bags from roasters that actually put dates on the bags. Some Whole Foods roast themselves (usually only 1 store in an area of other Whole Foods) but their results were kinda mehhh.
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Posted Wed Jan 29, 2014, 6:42pm
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Went to Peets website and found that they sell their coffee by the pound, they are out in the Bay Area of California. So I guess there are roaster that still sell their coffee by the pound.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 29, 2014, 7:50pm
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gbastiani1952 Said:

Went to Peets website and found that they sell their coffee by the pound, they are out in the Bay Area of California. So I guess there are roaster that still sell their coffee by the pound.

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I've ordered from dozens upon dozens, all 1lb min, I never bother with 12oz bags anymore. Fairmountain is awesome and 2lbs Inc shipping, normally like $27 or so. Fairmountain . Peets isn't good, they become more of a large commercial wholesale roaster, they char a lot of their beans. Back in the day they were good.
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