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post #31 of 51
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porto rico is the place. many, many different choices. 2 locations in the village (east, west) and apparently one in williamsburg

also one in soho, no?
post #32 of 51
When it is in season the Columbian Esmerelda Geisha is incredible. Any other time Ethiopian Yrgecheffe is great.
post #33 of 51
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also one in soho, no?

I called one of my classmates about this. He said I should try Organic French Peru. Anyone else have a suggestion? I believe someone mentioned the PR Blend or something like that.

I am probably going to try out a few different roasts.

I was in Whole Foods and I noticed they had some Jamaica Blue Mountain (apparently not a blend). That coffee was $23 for 1/2 pound. For $46 per pound, that coffee should make you feel euphoric.
post #34 of 51
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When it is in season the Columbian Esmerelda Geisha is incredible. Any other time Ethiopian Yrgecheffe is great.


They have this at PR? Sounds like the best coffee retailer on earth.

And to think that I had assumed Starbucks was the epicenter of coffee bean culture. Shame on me.
post #35 of 51
^^ No I order it on line from Peets. The ration for this season is gone but it was fantastic. But the Ethiopean is pretty much available year round and from a number of websites.
post #36 of 51
Another choice for a good local roaster is Gorilla (Guerilla?) out in Brooklyn. I know you can find it at Whole Foods - $12/lb IIRC.....
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Another choice for a good local roaster is Gorilla (Guerilla?) out in Brooklyn. I know you can find it at Whole Foods - $12/lb IIRC.....

I just saw the Gorilla coffee at Whole Foods. There is more than one variety. So confusing!!!! They had one called Blendzilla or something like that. lol
post #38 of 51
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I just saw the Gorilla coffee at Whole Foods. There is more than one variety. So confusing!!!! They had one called Blendzilla or something like that. lol

yes, there will be more than one variety. excluding the flavored crap & decaf, you'll see varietals (if that's the right word?) and blends (possibly w/ different roasts w/in each). just pick one that sounds good....
post #39 of 51
Cafe Grumpy, 20th between 7th & 8th. One in Brooklyn too.
post #40 of 51
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Holy Shit... today I went to Porto Rico. You guys are not kidding... the coffee beans are inexpensive and awesome selection.

I got some drip coffee from the barista in the back of the store. Some French Nicaraguan that tasted great.

Thanks for the suggestion. Now i need to try some of the other places in this thread.
post #41 of 51
I order a lot of Blue Bottle coffee since it's a Bay Area business - plus its wonderful coffee.

One that has not been mentioned, and I still consider it the best coffee beans I've ever had, is House of Coffee Beans in Houston. It baffles me that this place does not get the love and recognition in the national press. They have prices that are pretty much unbeatable, especially the rarer coffees that appeals to the "geeks".

http://www.houseofcoffeebeans.com/
post #42 of 51
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I'd recommend Counter Culture Coffee (www.counterculturecoffee.com). They're one of the best roasters in the nation and located in North Carolina which cuts down on transit time. Intelligentsia is also excellent, but seeing as they're in Chicago, those beans are spending an extra day in the mail and losing their freshness. Although I retain a fondness by Porto Rico, CCC blows em out of the water.

I just ordered their three-style Italian taster. We'll see. I ordered black cat a while back to see what the hype was about. Was good, but the price was hard to justify. I'd love to find someone local to use, where I could know the roasting dates, etc. I'm sure they're out there.
post #43 of 51
Last summer I was in Naples, Italy and all Italians I spoke there seem to agree that the best coffee availabe is Kimbo coffee. I believe it's espresso only, so I'm not sure if it's useful to you, but thought i'd share it anyway..

It can be ordered thru: http://www.1-800-espresso.com/coffee-kimbo-coffee.html
post #44 of 51
jack's stir brew is really really good, but i hear it's not about the beans but how they brew it.
post #45 of 51
Don't forget Orens Daily Roast and Ninth Street Espresso. Both have outlets here and there in Manhattan and are great drop-ins if you are just bopping around. And they both sell very good roasts.
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