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13 years 4 months ago #1263 by Juan Lattez
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I'm a newcomer to the java world, but I've equipped myself with decent machinery, Silvia, Rocky and other appropriate accoutrements. My skill has improved to the point where I have pinpointed a problem, the beans. The blends that I have been using are the commercialized blends, Lavazza, Barzula, etc... The crema from these blends has been light in colour and taste mediocre. I need advice on where I can find great blends, here in Toronto if possible or even somewhere else. Please can anyone help?

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13 years 4 months ago #1264 by colin
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Toronto? Heck ya!

Start at Everyday Gourmet Coffee & Tea -

Lower level - St. Lawrence Market,
Front Street - Toronto

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13 years 4 months ago #1265 by Juan Lattez
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Thanks Colin. Can you suggest a specific blend that isn't as bitter and as acidic as these Italian blends? Something smooth and aromatic.

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13 years 4 months ago #1268 by Zazenmaster
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Hi Juan;

I second Colin's suggestion, but also check out Birds and Beans ( www.birdsandbeans.ca ). They have a good selection of beans available roasted or green (when you're ready to go to the next level and roast your own, which I heartily recommend by the way).

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13 years 4 months ago #1269 by colin (editor dude)
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Juan Lattez wrote:

Thanks Colin. Can you suggest a specific blend that isn't as bitter and as acidic as these Italian blends? Something smooth and aromatic.


Ask Sara for the blend she sends me! :cheer:

She has an Italian blend...
and them there is the one she sends me!

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13 years 4 months ago #1275 by kai
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I've tried her regular espresso blend and it's excellent. If getting downtown is an issue, darkcity ( www.darkcitycoffee.com ) delivers. They're charging $14 a pound or so with free courier delivery in the GTA if you order 2 lbs or more. $2 delivery otherwise.

I think this is more than Everyday Gourmet (not sure as I had a friend that works downtown pick up the espresso for me) but this gets you coffee roasted yesterday on your door by noon. Not bad if you live in the 'burbs.

From dark city, I've had their espresso blend, and some of the african coffees - Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Harrar. They were all excellent as well.

Kai.

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