Where to buy?

Jul 18, 2004
382
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Shelby, NC
#1
Hello guys, I'm Bigsarge, I usually hang out up in the shooting forums, but I have been lurking around here for a while. I LOVE a GOOD cup of coffee! And I was wondering where do you guys buy roasters and grinders from? I'm thinking of going that route so I can get GOOD coffee when I want IT!

Also, where is a good source for green coffee beans for roasting?
 
Sep 27, 2003
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Puerto Rico/NYC
#2
Bigsarge, thanks for dropping by the AmBack coffee forums. It's great to have another coffee lover aboard. By the way, if you're looking to go the green bean/home roasting route, you're stepping up to the big leagues. I think that the link I posted to an AmBack thread below might help. The coffee forums haven't been that active, and searching the three pages for other threads won't take all that long.

Personally, I've been kind of lazy to do the home roasting thingy, and maybe a lot more blond(e) than lazy, :sm_angel: but I hear your coffee drinking costs will be cut in half. :thumbsup:

Besides the link I've posted below, I buy my beans and a few coffee drinks every year from Oren's in NYC. I work in NYC, grew up there, moved up a bit five years ago. Oren's is small, not like the 52,316 of that place from Seattle's franchises in the city. Oren's concentrates on "small batch" type of coffee production and presentation. They have only about eight locations in the city. I don't know if they ship green beans, but you might wish to check out their web site.

http://www.orensdailyroast.com

I also occasionally buy beans from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a great company from way back.

http://www.gmcr.com

Thanks again for stopping by. Let us know how your foray into the hobby progresses.

http://www.ambackforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7148
 
Oct 5, 2004
852
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Texas
#3
I have been very pleased with http://www.sweetmarias.com which has an in depth cupping procedure before they buy any coffee, They then rate each bean on a scale that covers more than most of us want to know about a particular coffee. I bought my roaster from them and Tom's (part owner SM) write up of how to use it was far more helpful than the factory manual. Buy the sampler of different green coffee beans and have fun deciding which you prefer. I have never regretted getting into home coffee bean roasting. The perfect cup of coffee is very easy produce.

BigSarge, Semper Fi brother! If, I can help you in any way with the home roasting you are invited to PM me and I will do my best to share what some very nice people have taught me.
 
Jul 18, 2004
382
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Shelby, NC
#4
Thanks KAZ! I'm thinking of going the hot air popper route untill I decide if I like "roasting my own". (I probably will) But, Being a student and working part time dosen't leave a lot of cash for things like roasters and "burr mill's" or a fancy coffee maker. But I like the idea of having total control over the final product! And being a Marine, coffee is like oxygen, I CAN"T LIVE WITHOUT IT! And having recuring gout, the Dr. says "no beer", so I drink coffee.

I may be askig a lot of stupid questions in the future, but I will learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee or bust!

Semper FI!
 
Oct 5, 2004
852
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Texas
#5
Bigsarge, understand on the big $ thing. A coffee press makes the same great cup of coffee as the Technivorm. I recommend the one charbucks sells under its brand that is sold as a combo press and travel mug it is better than the fancy glass ones. They are rugged and have a better filter. You may actually be able to find a local roaster and get your fresh beans that way. Of course our forefathers loved coffee and roasted it just like peanuts using their stove. IROAST has a new model out that makes small unneeded improvements and SM is closing out the old model with about $50 off. They are the best for quick certain roast with zero cleanup. I know for sure that you will achieve the perfect cup mission! SF
 

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