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charlano
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Posted Sat Jan 8, 2011, 4:39pm
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Is there any coffeegeek folks in Sherbrooke, Qc ?
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Posted Mon Jan 10, 2011, 7:37am
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Well, I love coffee and im studying in Sherbrooke right now ;)
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PatrickRitchie
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Posted Sun Jan 30, 2011, 11:32am
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Same here! that makes 3 :)

Where do you guys buy your coffee?
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charlano
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Posted Fri Feb 4, 2011, 10:00am
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It depends. These times I go to Caffucino, but lately their coffees seem to be a bit sour... and last time I got staled beans... There is La Brűlerie de Café de Sherbrooke that has a lot of variety and that roast on site. You can also get green beans from them if you want to roast your coffee beans. It is located on Wellington St. There is Hubert St-Jean also that produces great coffee and that roasts on site.

Let me know which place seems to be the best for you.
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Posted Thu Feb 10, 2011, 12:56pm
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I've tried all of those, was never that impressed w/ Caffucino.

Was a long time Hubert St-Jean buyer, until I bought my first espresso machine and asked if they carried tampers... I got a confused look and when I explained what tamping was he recommended against it because it would harm the pump!

La Brulerie de Cafe de Sherbrooke can be quite good, but it's rare that the person serving you knows the roast date on the coffee. So it's a little hit and miss.

I have yet to find a really great shot of espresso in a Sherbrooke cafe.

Lately I've been ordering online from http://www.socialcoffeecompany.com/ -- really good coffee that's almost always shipped on the day it was roasted, bags with one way valves.

I've also ordered from Birds and Beans http://www.birdsandbeans.ca/index.html which is also quite good.
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Posted Fri Feb 11, 2011, 8:51am
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Late reply, but yeah I buy my coffee here in Sherbrooke, freshly roasted just out of the factory!

La Brulerie de Café de Sherbrooke in town is actually just their retail store, but you can buy it directly at their depot where they roast it, and its usually no more than a few days fresh:
Click Here (maps.google.ca)

Not the BEST blends, but still quite alright, and very cheap as well (7$ for 1lbs).

Else than that i've tried buying some 49th parallel coffee when in Montreal at Cafe Myriad. Quite good(especially in a cappuccino) and very different, but expensive and not always fresh.
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charlano
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Posted Fri Feb 11, 2011, 3:07pm
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tasseloff Said:

...but you can buy it directly at their depot where they roast it, and its usually no more than a few days fresh:
Click Here (maps.google.ca)

Not the BEST blends, but still quite alright, and very cheap as well (7$ for 1lbs).

Posted February 11, 2011 link

Oh man that is good to know !!!  plus 7$ is about half the price they sell it at their store downtown !!!  Can we get a lot of varieties or just those that have been roasted very lately ? As for the roasted date I would assume it would be a sure bet to go directly at this place instead of downtown !!!

@ Pat: Social coffee seems to be very nice as well. My understanding is that it is free shipping for 2 pounds and over. If so, very interesting !!!
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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2011, 12:13pm
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charlano Said:

Oh man that is good to know !!!  plus 7$ is about half the price they sell it at their store downtown !!!  Can we get a lot of varieties or just those that have been roasted very lately ? As for the roasted date I would assume it would be a sure bet to go directly at this place instead of downtown !!!

@ Pat: Social coffee seems to be very nice as well. My understanding is that it is free shipping for 2 pounds and over. If so, very interesting !!!

Posted February 11, 2011 link

You can get a few different blends, some are actually more expensive than others. I usually get their standard "Mélange espresso normal", which is not too bad. They have what they call the "Mélange Italien" which is a bit stronger in taste but I personally didn't favor it over the other blend.  At some point I bought like 4 x 1/2 pounds of different blends, but can't remember which one I had tried and which one I loved best. For now I pretty much stick with the normal blend which is cheap and OK, and usually fresher as well. At some point I even had to wait 2 days before using the coffee since it was still warm and just done roasting.

Cheers!
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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2011, 4:55pm
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You can try Chocolaterie Raphael in Magog on Rue Principale.

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They have a 2 group lever machine and a newly installed Toper roaster. They seem to be still learning the art of roasting, but it's fresh and some times pretty tasty.
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charlano
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Posted Sat Feb 19, 2011, 12:19pm
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@ Endo, I have tried their coffee a few weeks ago. The owner was at Metro Plouffe @ Magog. He brought a Rocket Giotto or something like that with E61, but didn't bring a grinder. It was good but it was  not as fresh as it could have been, since it was pre-ground coffee. I asked him if we can buy green coffee from and he said yes !!

@ tasseloff: I'll try it soon. Have your tried their "espresso Faro" blend ?
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