Burkyboy
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Oct 27, 2017
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Hey everyone, quick question about coffee beans. I’m a fan of a darker, more heavy roast, but haven’t been able to find good beans lately. I find myself spending money on mediocre coffee time and time again. I live in a more rural area so local coffee shops with good beans are few and far between. Any good online recommendations for coffee beans that won’t break the bank?
Oct 27, 2017
Marthap
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Oct 27, 2017
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Try the inernet. Monks coffee is great.
Oct 27, 2017
ZeeDan
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Oct 27, 2017
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The key is how long ago were the beans roasted. The fresher the roast, the better the coffee.
Intelligentsia coffee roasts beans and ships them very quickly. Subscribing with them would get you some if the freshest beans you could get. https://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com
if you don’t want to go that route, have you tried lavazza, cafe bustelo, or illy? All available thorough amazon. A bit pricey, but worth the money. They will be old beans though.
Oct 27, 2017
SteveChan
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Oct 27, 2017
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If you're feeling motivated, you can go to Sweet Marias and pickup a "Nostalgia" popcorn popper and some green coffee beans and roast the coffee yourself. The popcorn popper does a pretty decent job of roasting the coffee (but it requires that you pay attention to it while roasting) and you can roast the beans to exactly the roast you like. I personally like a full city + roast, which isn't so easy to find, but easy enough to do yourself.
Oct 27, 2017
Dr.McCoy
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Oct 27, 2017
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IIRC - Counter Culture, Ceremony, Madcap, and Mountain Air coffee roasters all have very good dark roasts.
Oct 27, 2017
CallieT
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Oct 27, 2017
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Every cafe I’ve been to will sell you beans. Sometimes straight out of the hopper even. If I have a grest coffee, I’ll buy some of those beans then and there. Otherwise there’s plenty of online roasters. Make sure they give you a roast date. best before dates don’t mean anything.
Oct 27, 2017
kingfisher
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Nov 2, 2017
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I’m a fanatic about freshness. I will not buy coffee that is undated, and if dated, three weeks old doesn’t meet my bar. If it’s right out of the roaster, I give it at least three days to settle down. I’m now buying beans twelve ounces at a time, which lasts us a week. That’s ideal.
Nov 2, 2017
kingfisher
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Nov 2, 2017
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That’s a hard one. I live not far from Seattle, the city of coffee, and I have trouble finding suitable coffee even here. I buy Caffe D’arte’s Capri (a southern Italian style dark roast) from a local shop that makes their espresso with it. I’m very lucky that they do, because I’ve tried most of the local roasts and not found any to my liking, even when I know they are fresh. And at $10.25 for 12 ounces, it’s very competitive. It’s a fortunate coincidence, because I have been drinking this same coffee for 26 years, and really love it.
Your best bet bet might be to roast it yourself, but if you go that route, better prepare for a learning curve of unknown length!
Nov 2, 2017
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