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    Looking for Good Coffee Supplier

    I am looking for a good coffee supplier for my own personal use.
    I don't know a lot about coffee and don't have any upgraded gear. Just a normal drip coffee maker.
    There are a few decent coffees from Oregon Roasters that I have tried, but I was thinking it could be better.
    What I have tried and liked were Costa Rican, Mexican and Hawaiian.
    I don't much care for the dark roasts and most of the commercially available blends.

    Of everything I have tried I liked the Hawaiian that was a light/medium roast the best.
    I probably sound like a coffee-tard. But I am sure I do not want to try the Poo-Berry.

    Anybody have any suggestions?
    Coffee is my main vice. Just want some better stuff.
    Mark Farley / It's a Burl
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    If you're not getting whole bean and grinding just before brewing, start. Since you're using a drip maker, one of those inexpensive spice/coffee grinders will work just fine, since the filter will stop any of the really finely ground coffee from coming through to muddy your cup.

    Then you want to get the freshest roast whole beans that you can. That means buying in small amounts, just enough to last you no more than two weeks, one week is better. Before I started roasting my own beans, I bought from The Coffee Fool (http://www.coffeefool.com/). Stick to those that are labeled "American Roast", as they will be the light/medium roast you favor.

    I'll warn you now that drinking freshly roasted and just-ground coffee (as compared to the ordinary brew from stale supermarket coffee) is addictive and almost as expensive as the wood habit we have and you feed. I got tired of the shipping charges from The Fool, and that's how I came to start roasting my own. You may well find yourself going down that road, too.

    Rick

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    I have found my bean home with Stumptown Roasters.
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    Counter culture coffee, stumptown, portland roasters, blue bottle, four barrel, ritual, pt's, metrapolis to name a few

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I have found my bean home with Stumptown Roasters.
    +1 on stumptown coffee roasters.

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    +1 on Counter Culture, although they are on the east coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    +1 on Counter Culture, although they are on the east coast.
    $5 flat rate shipping on orders within the continent. Sadly I have to pay more. I think they have the best pricing especially for the quality. Sometimes you don't need to spend $20+ on a 1/2 pound of coffee to get a good cup.

    Mark, you might want to invest in a decent brewer and grinder. decent doesn't need to be expensive. At work I brew out of the bonmac 2 hole 'pour-over' counter culture sells, paired with my hario travel grinder. if you really need an auto-drip brewer the bonavita is a good deal http://www.amazon.com/Bonavita-BV180...6877428&sr=1-1 paired with Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder http://www.amazon.com/Capresso-565-I...6877485&sr=1-5 or Baratza http://www.amazon.com/Baratza-Black-...6877538&sr=1-1. those are some good and cheap setups for work or home.

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    My favorite is local to me in the tiny town of Murphy NC, but I don't think they ship.Freshness second only to roasting yourself.

    I like this guy: http://www.caffefresco.us/index.php
    My favorite if you happen to be in Canada: http://www.tatum.ca/
    This was a fun coffee and I had no complaints with taste: http://www.deathwishcoffee.com/index.html

    -AJ

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