Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
Post Reply
Topic Author
ThankYouJack
Posts: 3500
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:27 pm

Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by ThankYouJack »

I'm looking to buy some coffee - would like to spend $10-$18 / pound and have it shipped to me. I'd like to get:

1. A nice light roast that is great for cold brew. Thinking possibly Central American beans but am open. May have pre-ground for French Press/course as I don't have a great grinder.
2. Caffeinated Dark roast (preferably organic)
3. Decaffeinated Dark Road (preferably organic)
4. I may try a flavored coffee for cold brew. Something like coconut. Ideally I'd like the flavor to come from the actual ingredients and not a syrup but won't be too picky.

I'm leaning towards Coffee AM as they have a huge selection (although not a ton of dark roasts) and the pricing seems good. Any specific beans you recommend and/or any other roasters to consider? Also how long should I anticipate for processing time? I want to make sure i don't run out of caffeine :beer
sfmdk240
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:32 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by sfmdk240 »

I've used Trade Coffee https://www.drinktrade.com. They have huge selection and it arrives fresh, usually within a couple days of roasting. For the best prices you have to sign up for a subscription, but you can buy per bag for a slightly higher cost. You can't go wrong with anything roasted by Equator, and some of their offerings are FairTrade Organic.
Pablov
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:14 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Pablov »

Although i have not tried their coffees I would not hesitate in recommending these guys:

https://elevacoffee.com

The owner knows coffee and anything he is selling will be top notch! He was a director at a large coffee trading company for many years and has relations with producers.I would recommend you give him a shot.
Cheers :sharebeer
Silk McCue
Posts: 4806
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:11 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Silk McCue »

Here's my best advice.If you are going to spend good money on coffee you need to spend modest money on a conical burr grinder and only grind right before you make your coffee. There are existing threads on this.

I used to buy from https://donpablocoffee.com/ as the coffee is roasted within a very short period of time of when it is roasted. Much better prices than what you are looking to pay. Before buying directly from them I would pick it up at Costco. Freshness of the beans matter and how recently it has been ground matters.

I just finished roasting a pound of Ethiopian Yirga Cheffe on my back porch. Come Wednesday it will be ready to begin drinking after off gassing CO2. I weigh the beans to 48g, grind, put into a warmed French Press and add 600ml of inexpensive spring water. 5 minutes later - perfection consumed black.

Cheers
InvisibleAerobar
Posts: 437
Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:33 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by InvisibleAerobar »

ThankYouJack wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:30 am I'm looking to buy some coffee - would like to spend $10-$18 / pound and have it shipped to me. I'd like to get:

1. A nice light roast that is great for cold brew. Thinking possibly Central American beans but am open. May have pre-ground for French Press/course as I don't have a great grinder.
2. Caffeinated Dark roast (preferably organic)
3. Decaffeinated Dark Road (preferably organic)
4. I may try a flavored coffee for cold brew. Something like coconut. Ideally I'd like the flavor to come from the actual ingredients and not a syrup but won't be too picky.

I'm leaning towards Coffee AM as they have a huge selection (although not a ton of dark roasts) and the pricing seems good. Any specific beans you recommend and/or any other roasters to consider? Also how long should I anticipate for processing time? I want to make sure i don't run out of caffeine :beer
Assuming you meant $18 for 1 pound, with shipping included, the site you mentioned may be as good as it gets (in terms of pricing).

https://www.coffeeam.com/products/decaf ... 22ce&_ss=r

The one I used in NJ (Coffee Bean Direct) had similar prices, but they are temporarily closed
ClassySDLivin
Posts: 32
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:25 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by ClassySDLivin »

+1 on the recommendation to get a decent grinder. It may seem unimportant, but properly ground bean dust matters. Their are hundreds of choices - a good entry level grinder can be had from the fine folks who produce Baratza products - https://baratza.com/.

For a selection of beans, try Redbird coffee - they have some of everything you mentioned (except maybe flavored?). https://redbirdcoffee.com/. Another choice for roasters is Happy Mug, https://happymugcoffee.com/.

Cheers.
User avatar
Quercus Palustris
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Location: N. Virginia

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Quercus Palustris »

When I can't get good local coffee from Costco, I order from Mountain City coffee in Asheville, NC. Visited the roaster last year when I was down there too, it's a one man operation and Randall is a great guy.

https://mountaincity.com/

Colombia light roast is $8.16/lb if you buy the 2.5kg bags (which I do). I don't think they have organic, but there's a French roast blend and a Viennese geared towards cold brew.

All the roasts are a bit on the light side, which I enjoy much more than the usual burnt stuff (seriously I don't get how Costco's medium roast from Starbucks is a medium...).

Edit: looks like he's doing free shipping on orders over $30 due to COVID-19, so above price includes shipping (went to correct the price I put above, now I think I'm going to order some!)
Last edited by Quercus Palustris on Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Coolguy8877
Posts: 61
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:41 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Coolguy8877 »

I’m a big fan of Intelligentsia. They are offering free shipping right now and I’ve been getting beans 1-2 days after roasting. House blend and frequency blend are $14/12oz and both are excellent imo.
DoTheMath
Posts: 416
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:11 pm
Location: The Plains

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by DoTheMath »

I recently ran across Sleepy Monk Coffee:

https://www.sleepymonkcoffee.com

The run $14-15/pound, the coffee is excellent and shipped within a day of roasting. The one-pound packages are sealed (with one of the little off-gassing valves), so should keep pretty well.
“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains...” -- John Muir
jpelder
Posts: 809
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:56 pm
Location: Concord, NC

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by jpelder »

There are a few great local coffee Roasters in places I've lived. I'm not sure if their coffee costs with shipping will be in your budget, but the coffee is great.
I'm a medium roast fan, so my dark roast opinions aren't too applicable. Both of the places below use a normal dark roast scale, not the Starbuck's dark roast scale (so a dark roast has notes of char, rather than being charcoal)

Grounds for Thought, Bowling Green, OH: https://www.groundsforthought.com/
The favorite coffee shop when I was in grad school.
The Fireside Nights is my favorite (a medium-roast blend). Their house blend is fantastic, too, and it comes in a dark roast. My favorite dark roast is the Tanzanian Peaberry. They also have some single-origin organics that I haven't tried. $14 plus shipping for a pound of most anything

Carpe Diem, Mobile, AL: https://www.carpe-coffee.com/
I used to work here back in college, so shameless plug, haha. I'm still a loyal customer when I go visit my parents.
The Trader's Blend is their best dark-roast, IMO. The espresso blend is a great mid-dark roast that's good for drip or French Press, too. The Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is my favorite medium roast.
They have a rotating cast of Fair Trade Organic Coffees, so it changes from time to time (right now it's Peruvian regular and Mexican Decaf).
andyh182
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 pm
Location: Bay Area

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by andyh182 »

I'll throw in Proyecto Diaz Coffee from the Bay Area, CA. I just bought a 5lb bag of whole beans from them for about $68 shipped. They currently have a code "stayhealthy" for 15% with free shipping. www.proyectodiaz.com

My order was also mainly for cold brew, and at ~$13-14 that fits your price criteria.
User avatar
lindsayinsf
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Location: California

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by lindsayinsf »

My absolute favorite for cold brew is Peet's Coffee 'Baridi Blend'. Maybe I just like it because it tastes like what I get if I go into one of their cafes. 8-) If you're making drip cold brew, a more coarse grind is supposed to work better to allow the water to flow through.
LifeIsGood
Posts: 855
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:43 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by LifeIsGood »

You seem to have pretty sophisticated coffee tastes but would question buying flavored coffee. Many producers use flavorings as a way of covering up major defects in coffee.
Also second the recommendation to get a grinder. It makes a huge difference. If you're making small batches you can get a hand crank burr grinder for a reasonable price - https://www.sweetmarias.com/hario-slim-mill.html
B4Xt3r
Posts: 545
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:56 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by B4Xt3r »

For your dark caffeinated, this is my personal favorite: https://truestonecoffee.com/product/european-five-bean/
User avatar
bertilak
Posts: 7837
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:23 pm
Location: East of the Pecos, West of the Mississippi

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by bertilak »

ThankYouJack wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:30 am I'm leaning towards Coffee AM as they have a huge selection (although not a ton of dark roasts) and the pricing seems good.
I often order from Coffee AM and am happy with their coffee and pricing.
May neither drought nor rain nor blizzard disturb the joy juice in your gizzard. -- Squire Omar Barker (aka S.O.B.), the Cowboy Poet
Mr-et-Mrs-R
Posts: 61
Joined: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:49 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Mr-et-Mrs-R »

Alchemy Collective of Berkeley, CA is excellent, one of the few that we drink black.
https://www.alchemycollectivecafe.com/
1741 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA
510-394-4758
WS1
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:45 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by WS1 »

I am 110% on board with the very light roasting that has recently become popular, but I would be hesitant to spend good money on a fancy light roast for cold brew. I think the brewing process really accentuates the chocolate/nutty components of the flavor which just don’t exist in a something like a tan ethiopian coffee.

If your feeling frisky, my absolute favorite iced coffee was a blend of medium roast cold brew and a flash chilled light roast.
dixdak
Posts: 180
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:30 am
Location: Chicago

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by dixdak »

For years, we have been buying whole bean PapaNicholas Colombian Supremo from the Jewel. It is a Chicago area company with a mail order business that has a complete range of whole bean, ground, decaf, organic, and flavored. https://www.papanicholas.com
Every variety that I have tried is great, but the Colombian is my ideal coffee. I have yet to find a more flavorful light roast. A 12 oz. package costs $8.50 on the website. I take advantage of their Papa Points program, which is saving the bar code from the package and turning them in for more coffee or merch. Essentially, its getting a free bag after buying ten. Just last week I received ten bags for the cost of shipping.
Jazzysoon
Posts: 126
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Jazzysoon »

re: 4. I may try a flavored coffee for cold brew. Something like coconut. Ideally I'd like the flavor to come from the actual ingredients and not a syrup but won't be too picky. :

I'm not a huge fan of flavored coffee beans or syrups (usually sugar water), here's a recipe for coconut cold press mixing toasted unsweetened shredded coconut in with the grounds.

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food ... rew-coffee
cmlim
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:48 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by cmlim »

I just started a subscription with Mistobox. I got a great Columbian single origin (see link) that was a great first buy. Service was great and I get a new bag every 3 weeks based on my preferences (Single origin, whole bean, light roast).

https://www.mistobox.com/organic-colombia-inza-belen
User avatar
Doom&Gloom
Posts: 3576
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 3:36 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Doom&Gloom »

bertilak wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:57 am
ThankYouJack wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:30 am I'm leaning towards Coffee AM as they have a huge selection (although not a ton of dark roasts) and the pricing seems good.
I often order from Coffee AM and am happy with their coffee and pricing.
+1

Orders always arrive on time as promised and are filled accurately.

I can't make specific recommendations to OP as I order light or light-medium whole beans almost exclusively. I do like that they have a lot of variety so I don't get stuck in a rut--though I do have my favorites.
HawkeyePierce
Posts: 1468
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by HawkeyePierce »

I have a subscription with Brown Coffee Co in San Antonio. I get a bag of whole beans every two weeks.

https://browncoffeeco.com/

Alton Brown called it the best cup of coffee he's ever had. Disclosure: the owner is a friend of mine.
WS1
Posts: 268
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:45 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by WS1 »

:oops: forgot my recommendations

Parlor Coffee
Sey Coffee
Georgio’s Coffee
Topic Author
ThankYouJack
Posts: 3500
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:27 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by ThankYouJack »

Thanks all. Lots to choose from!

I think I'll skip the flavored coffee for now. My local roaster will add toasted coconut directly into the beans, which is pretty good, but I don't want to go with a syrup for flavoring. Unfortunately they charge a flat rate of $15 for shipping.

In terms of getting a grinder, I have an automatic espresso machine so I only need to grind for my cold brew. I just have a basic Krups grinder. But I did a test once where I left ground beans out for a week and I wasn't able to tell a difference. So that's why I'm thinking I'll just have the roaster grind (I assume coarse is best for cold brew) the beans for me. If I get more particular, I'll buy a nice grinder.
shelanman
Posts: 595
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:35 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by shelanman »

I'm another who signed up for Trade Coffee's subscription program recently.

So far, I'm enjoying it. Thus far, all of the coffee I have received was roasted after my order was placed (and arrived within 3-4 days of roasting) which is pretty cool.

Buying 2 bags at a time (that is, 2x12oz) makes it not too bad a price.

So far, it's been all light roasts -- though I was thinking about ordering a bag of something darker next time. Light roasts are great, but so is variety!
BH_RedRan
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:27 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by BH_RedRan »

I like Dillano's in Washington. They are a small outfit and they have a good selection. The 3-4 types I've tried have been very good. Also, they have good people to talk to about their coffees. Their prices are pretty good for great coffee and standard shipping for orders over a certain amount (usually ~2 pounds) is free. https://www.dillanos.com/ Phone (253) 826-1807

I am not affiliated with them, I just like their coffee.
confusedinvestor
Posts: 894
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:04 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by confusedinvestor »

Do they offer grounded version vs whole bean ?

I don't have a grinder and I cant take the whole bean pack to Costco for grounding, given the pandemic

Please let me know - thanks!

DoTheMath wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:47 pm I recently ran across Sleepy Monk Coffee:

https://www.sleepymonkcoffee.com

The run $14-15/pound, the coffee is excellent and shipped within a day of roasting. The one-pound packages are sealed (with one of the little off-gassing valves), so should keep pretty well.
DSInvestor
Posts: 11362
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:42 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by DSInvestor »

Take a look at Stumptown coffee. These are whole beans. I'd recommend getting a grinder.

We love their Hairbender but it's not organic.
https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/products/hair-bender

They have an organic dark roast French Roast.
https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/products/french-roast

Their organic Ethiopia Mordecofe is excellent.
https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/product ... -mordecofe

Lavazza Super Crema is medium roast that great too.
https://www.wholelattelove.com/collecti ... sso-coffee
Last edited by DSInvestor on Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
Wiki
retireIn2020
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:13 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by retireIn2020 »

I've tried them all.

Can't beat Dunkin Donuts Original blend and set your coffee maker on "Rich"! Whole bean or pre ground, doesn't matter since it fly's off the shelf! I used to grind but all taste the same once in the cup.
Retired as of July 2020
DoTheMath
Posts: 416
Joined: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:11 pm
Location: The Plains

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by DoTheMath »

confusedinvestor wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:15 pm Do they offer grounded version vs whole bean ?

I don't have a grinder and I cant take the whole bean pack to Costco for grounding, given the pandemic

Please let me know - thanks!

DoTheMath wrote: Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:47 pm I recently ran across Sleepy Monk Coffee:

https://www.sleepymonkcoffee.com

The run $14-15/pound, the coffee is excellent and shipped within a day of roasting. The one-pound packages are sealed (with one of the little off-gassing valves), so should keep pretty well.
If you look on their website you'll see they sell it either way. It's up to the buyer.
“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains...” -- John Muir
mrc
Posts: 1449
Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:39 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by mrc »

I have had good luck with Java Bean Plus

Prices from ~$6.80-$10.00/lb. Decaf. Flavored. They have green beans too.

I buy a lot of "Donut Blend" and it's a good deal at $7.39/lb in 5 lb bags.
By the time you know enough to choose a good financial adviser, you don't need one. | bogleheads.org is my advisor: The ER is 0.0% and the advice always solid.
DurangoWino
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:15 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by DurangoWino »

We love a local roaster in Mancos, CO called Fahrenheit Coffee. We love their Green Mesa Blend - it’s a medium dark roast. Rich but smooth. Owner has been reluctant to ship his beans but the virus has supposedly made him change is way of doing business. He is a young guy but locals really love his coffee and support him.

I go by when we are in town and pick up 6-7 bags at a time and pay cash. To order you will have to place the order and send him a check. He does not do credit cards. I know major PITA But his coffee is worth it. His name is Matt Lauer.
kiwi123
Posts: 134
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:37 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by kiwi123 »

+1 for Intelligentsia coffee. Consistently the best quality in the 15+ years I've used them (almost always by daily french press bean of choice). Was recommended to me by my brother when he stopped working as a coffee roaster e.g. no more free beans for me :-(
Most importantly, they also do dark roasts better than anyone else. No burnt taste at all. A great darker roast is their El Diablo. I also love their central and south american coffees (blends and single origin).

They are expensive - cheapest is approx. $20/lb ($14 per bag) and don't discount very often. Ordering a 5lb bag gets it to approx. $15-17/lb with free shipping. My ordering strategy with intelligentsia is one 5lb bag every 4-6 weeks. You need to order $50+ for free shipping, and the value-for-money vs. quality equation works for me as i save 20%+ by ordering the 5lb bag vs. smaller and more frequent orders. Plus the coffee still tastes better after 4 weeks than other options i've tried.

Also, to get the best quality from your beans, you want to make sure you're getting them within a few days of being roasted AND also using them within 2 weeks of their roast date. They'll still taste good after that but i found beans taste best from day 3-7 after roasting and then quality goes down from there. Days 1-3 were good, but not as good as day 3-7 (similar to letting wine breathe before drinking). Of course only grind immediately before use and use a conical burr grinder. Barrazza Encore is a good affordable option. Note: Intelligentsia now has multiple roasting locations in the US so roast date to delivery is excellent. They are also stocked at some Whole Foods but they are almost always 1+ week old.
User avatar
alpenglow
Posts: 1027
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 12:02 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by alpenglow »

I've tried a few things from Strongtree recently and I've been happy with their coffees. I like dark roasts but hate any burnt taste. It seems like a fine line to get it right and I think they do. https://strongtreecoffee.com/
User avatar
heartwood
Posts: 1627
Joined: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:40 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by heartwood »

Slightly older thread. With apologies to the OP I'd like to ask for slightly different recommendations but have enjoyed the discussion he started.

For many years we were fortunate to have access to Fairway Markets (mid-Atlantic grocery chain) coffee. They roasted in the store, had 30 or more varieties, wide range of price, wide range of styles. They went into bankruptcy and just closed most of their locations and sold the leases to various others (Amazon, Shoprite among them) a month ago.

We drank their Benny's Blend and daily marveled at the taste. Benny was the chains coffee director. I understand it was a blend of African and Indonesian beans in a dark roast. We'd ship it to our out of state condo.

Since they closed we've tried many local places that roast their own. We've tried several of the online vendors: Counter Culture and Dillanos. I just placed an order to Blue Bottle, a vendor we used 8 or 10 years ago. Many of the sites have descriptions that are not very helpful to me. I'm not sure pineapple and strawberry are descriptors of coffee flavors I relate to. We used Costco for years too, mostly the Seattle's Best coffee, but that's hit and miss in availability

I even found Benny on LinkedIn and asked for his recommendations, but haven't heard back. So thinking of "six degrees of separation", does anyone know Benny? If so please ask him what I can use as a replacement. seriously!

I expect to keep sampling various suppliers. I'd welcome any recommendations for medium dark blend to drink black.
KlangFool
Posts: 17622
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:35 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by KlangFool »

Folks,

I had tasted 100+ coffee. This is one of the best coffee that I had tasted. Great for cold brew too.

https://www.costco.com/mother-earth-org ... 20592.html

KlangFool
Hopeandaprayer
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:23 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Hopeandaprayer »

We get monthly orders from Sirius Roasters.
https://store.siriusroasters.com/
I think it’s great!
KlangFool
Posts: 17622
Joined: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:35 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by KlangFool »

Folks,

100+ years old DC coffee roaster. Please do not spread the news. They choose not to grow and stay small as a micro-roaster and roast a small batch at a time. They pioneered post-roasted blending and still doing it.

The MESCO blend and High Mountain Blend are the best. Coffee beans from separate regions of the world are roasted separately and then blended together.

https://swingscoffee.com/product/mesco-blend-2/

https://swingscoffee.com/product/high-mountain-blend/

https://swingscoffee.com/

https://swingscoffee.com/learn-more/our-story/

KlangFool
shelanman
Posts: 595
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:35 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by shelanman »

I am currently subscribed to Trade Coffee subscription (drinktrade.com)

They do have a variety of dark roasts. Personally, I really enjoyed the medium-dark roast "West Pole" blend from Cuvee Coffee (located in Austin, TX) which they sent me last month.

If you go to their site, they ask a few questions about what you like, and then choose a different coffee for you every (1, 2, or 3 weeks) and send you (1 or 2) 12oz bags of it. I pay $25/2 weeks and get 2 bags each shipment.

I've been very happy except for this week when my coffee was delayed because it got stuck in a warehouse that was blocked by protests (they eventually agreed to replace the missing coffee, but it took my multiple contacts)
TSR
Posts: 923
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:08 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by TSR »

I'm curious whether anyone uses Amazon for this and has good recommendations for coffee sold on Amazon. I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have Prime and all the talk about minimum quantities for free shipping got me thinking that this might be a good option.
Dougiefresh
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:57 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Dougiefresh »

I buy Eight O'Clock Whole Bean Columbian Peaks from Amazon Prime. Medium Roast with a bit of a bright taste. Good every day cup. And the price is right, around $12 for 40 ounces. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003G ... UTF8&psc=1
User avatar
Chrono Triggered
Posts: 313
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:55 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Chrono Triggered »

Counter Culture is excellent. I would put weight on a roaster that is closest to you as possible for the freshest beans. If there is a good roaster in your own city, even better.
crinkles2
Posts: 69
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:18 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by crinkles2 »

It's all just personal taste. But recently have 'discovered' a wonderful basic blend, ground, vacuum packed.
https://www.lavazza.com/en/coffee/coffe ... a-oro.html
User avatar
vineviz
Posts: 7794
Joined: Tue May 15, 2018 1:55 pm

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by vineviz »

TSR wrote: Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:12 pm I'm curious whether anyone uses Amazon for this and has good recommendations for coffee sold on Amazon. I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have Prime and all the talk about minimum quantities for free shipping got me thinking that this might be a good option.
I'm a religious consumer of "Equal Exchange Organic Whole Bean Coffee, Mind Body Soul" blend from Amazon. I use the Subscribe and Save feature to get six bags every month.

Equal Exchange is a co-op, and the coffee is fair trade and small farmer grown. The Mind, Body, and Soul variety is a blend of medium & Vienna roasts that, for me, hits the optimal balance between having a full-bodied taste and being mellow enough to drink 6-8 cups a day. It's been, by far, one of the most consistently roasted coffees I've tried and the beans always arrive freshly roasted.

With the Subscribe and Save discount on Amazon, a 12-ounce bag is $7.64.
"Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections than has been lost in corrections themselves." ~~ Peter Lynch
Whalers
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:55 am

Re: Coffee Experts - Help with an online coffee order

Post by Whalers »

Juan Valdez Coffee is the best value I have found. Very, very high quality, for surprising low price (17.6 oz for under $15). If you like light roasts, I'd suggest the Nariño. The Huila is also great.
Post Reply