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Posted Fri Feb 7, 2014, 6:36pm
Subject: What & where to buy fresh roasted coffee beans
 

I like very strong espresso and have been limited to beans from either Starbucks or the local market.  I see names in various posts of roasters I have never heard of.  What are some good sources of fresh roasted beans?  $ is not the issue as I am really primarily only brewing for me and will die of caffeine overdose before breaking the bank.  Thx
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Posted Fri Feb 7, 2014, 8:16pm
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I am really liking the Daterra roast by Greenway coffee in Houston.  Shipping for 300 gm (12 oz) is $1 right now (!).  Very strong.  David, the owner is a really nice guy and is very active in promoting espresso education among restaurants and is active in the SCAA.  He also knows what he is doing. Ecky, his partner, is the roaster.  My other mail-order favorite (right now - it depend upon the harvests) is Counter Culture out of N. Carolina.  I like Rustico.  I always enjoy Hairbender by Stumptown when I visit top notch cafes, but I have never ordered it by mail.
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Posted Sat Feb 8, 2014, 7:05pm
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Thanks, I will contact them and give it a try.
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Posted Sat Feb 8, 2014, 7:18pm
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George Howell of Terroir Coffee in Acton Mass may or may not be around your Ct location. While he is probably not doing cheap shipping deals, he has a great reputation (he started The Cup of Excellence, I believe) before returning to commercial roasting. Check his site. I believe he offers Daterra in a Southern Italian style roast too.

There is a list of roasters on Home Barista and may be findable on this site.

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Posted Sat Feb 8, 2014, 7:37pm
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Greenway does two Daterra blends. One is called D. Sunrise and it was recommended to me as the better option for press. The barista I discussed them with said the other (I can't remember the name) would probably be better for espresso.

It would be nice to know...what flavor profile do you like?

then we can give you better recommendations.

 
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Posted Sun Feb 9, 2014, 3:40am
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Ron,

Glad to hear that you are supporting David and Ecky and enjoying their product (?).

Buckley
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Posted Sun Feb 9, 2014, 8:02pm
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Yeah, Greenway is my goto for when I flake on ordering before I run out. I even make it over there occasionally, but I have to say most often when I go local it's Revival Market, because I can get there for lunch from
LBJ hospital. Though, now Catalina has a place in Rice Village, at the end of the block where Cafe Rabelais is.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014, 11:37am
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Espresso Vivace roasts are wicked.
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Posted Sun Feb 23, 2014, 7:25am
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 7:49pm
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Chuck63 Said:

I like very strong espresso...

Posted February 7, 2014 link

Three questions:
  • Would you please define "very strong" for us?
  • How do you prepare your espresso? That is, I know which machines you're using from your bio; but am asking about things like dosing, temping, etc.  And
  • What do you think of Starbucks' beans?

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