file Green coffee beans

  • Lloyd
  • Lloyd's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
12 years 3 months ago #1852 by Lloyd
Green coffee beans was created by Lloyd
Is there a source for good GREEN COFFEE BEANS in Vancouver, or anywhere in BC? I am looking for something analogous to Green Beanery in Toronto or Sweet Maria's in California, for home roasting.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Zazenmaster
  • Zazenmaster's Avatar
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
12 years 3 months ago #1854 by Zazenmaster
Replied by Zazenmaster on topic Green coffee beans
Hi Lloyd;

I haven't found anything on the same scale as Sweet Marias locally.

There is greencoffee.ca which I believe is in Burnaby. I tried to order from them once but I got to the checkout and found that they didn't take Mastercard (!) so I don't know if they're any good.

If you're willing to go a little farther afield, I've had some really fine beans through mail order from both birdsandbeans.ca and greenbeanery.ca in Toronto.

I tried terracaf.ca in Montreal, but their minimum amounts are high and frankly I didn't think the quality was there.

And if you're mail ordering anyway, don't miss Smith Farms at smithfarms.com for mail order Kona direct from Hawaii.

Robb

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
12 years 3 months ago #1858 by colin
Replied by colin on topic Green coffee beans
Origins at the Granville Island Market might let you in on some...
The is also a roaster down on West Broadway a few blocks above Alma in the West end... Yoka's Roaster I think - they might be open to selling you some.
Cairo Coffee Victoria sells green coffee as well.

Good luck - please report back.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • Lloyd
  • Lloyd's Avatar Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
12 years 3 months ago #1878 by Lloyd
Replied by Lloyd on topic Green coffee beans
Hi Colin, Robb,

Thank you both for your suggestions re. sources for green coffee beans in the Vancouver area. Each of those you mentioned - GreenCoffee.ca (Delta), Origins Coffee (Granville Island) and Yoka's (West Broadway) - has a variety of green beans available. I have purchased some and am in the process of testing them.

I also bought some roasted Espresso beans at The Elysian Room, after reading glowing comments on this website about them. I like them very much.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
12 years 3 months ago #1880 by colin
Replied by colin on topic Green coffee beans
Lloyd wrote:

Hi Colin, Robb,

I also bought some roasted Espresso beans at The Elysian Room, after reading glowing comments on this website about them. I like them very much.


No CoffeeCrew trip to Vancouver is complete without a trip to the Elysian Room. They brew the best cup of Clover coffee and are no slouch with espresso either.

Some other must visits in Vancouver include; Prado and JJ Bean on Commercial and, to a lesser extent, Cafe Artigiano.

Good to hear some of those green bean tips paid off. Excellent. Thanks for checking back in.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • caffiend
  • caffiend's Avatar
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
12 years 3 months ago #1881 by caffiend
Replied by caffiend on topic Green coffee beans
I've got no suggestions about where to get beans in BC. I live in Ontario, and locally, there is only 1 roaster that I know I can buy green beans from. Trouble is, they want to charge me roasted bean prices for the same weight of green. Their roasted prices are reasonale, but charging the same for green is definitely not appealing.

I've tried greenbeanery.ca, and find some of their pricing strangely expensive. I am new to the roasting thing, and so far, have not found better bang for my buck than with Sweet Maria's. With the shipping, it's not always the cheapest, but prices are comparable, or even better at times compared to greenbeanery.ca and other Cnaadian mail-order sources (shipping taken into account) and the quality seems to be there...

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.045 seconds