file Green coffee beans

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12 years 6 months ago #1892 by Eric Lilius
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I have found quite a few sources of green beans in Ontario.
Currently, I am ordering beans(I prefer to buy fairtrade organic) from the Equator Coffee Co in Almonte, Ontario.
www.equator.ca/
Another is the Merchants of Green Coffee
www.merchantsofgreencoffee.com/
I also purchase green beans from the Muskoka Roastery in Huntsville and Beans and Dreams in Peterborough. You would need to contact these two by email to figure out costs and shipping on green beans.
I have found that almost any roaster will sell you green beans.

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12 years 6 months ago #1893 by Eric Lilius
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Hasbeans in London is another source of green beans with very good prices.
www.hasbeans.ca/

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12 years 6 months ago #1901 by caffiend
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www.equator.ca/ and www.merchantsofgreencoffee.com/ are just too expensive (especially the former - $10 per Ib for green beans? Has it won tasting medals or something?). Sweetmaria's is cheaper (even with the declining dollar) and their quality (the important thing) is renowned.

www.hasbeans.ca/ looks to have reasonable prices. Can anyone attest to their quality?

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12 years 6 months ago #1903 by dave
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In Ontario, you will also find the hardworking and always-helpful Craig Andrews at www.andrewsgreenbeans.com/

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12 years 5 months ago #2042 by Current Coffee
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colin wrote:

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.



Elysian room: dont forget to mention that they are the only shop in vancouver with a synesso machine.

JJ Bean: I prefer the JJ Bean at Park and tilford in North Vancouver. I think they decore is better, and they have two machines, one running on their Espresso JJ and the other one running their negro. I have found that I get a really good espresso from them more consistently then at Commercial.

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12 years 5 months ago #2079 by MainStRoaster
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FYI... Elysian Room is not the only owner of a Synesso in Vancouver. Bump and Grind on Commercial and Venables has one too. The owner (wish I could remember his name... he's great, doesn't look like a cafe owner, and will talk about his synesso at length) has pulled every shot I've ever got from the place. They're up there with the best in Van, in my books.

Regarding finding green beans in Van, there's always JJ Bean on Powell too. They have 18 or 20 varieties ranging from $9/kg to $90/kg (for Jamaican blue mtn.)... most are $12-14. Don't bother buying less than a Kg of a variety at a time... you then pay per 100g and the cost is outrageous.

I have had the best results getting green beans from the green coffee coop ( www.greencoffee.coop )... you have to become a member (but you get the coffee at cost), there are rarely coffees in stock (keep checking back), and shipping from the US is expensive but, all in all, still better quality for your dollar than ordering from Sweet Marias, IMHO.

Btw, Anyone want to start a green coffee coop in Vancouver?

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