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13 years 7 months ago #1537 by feeman_4_life
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I live in Victoria as well.... But I have no idea where I can get some great freshly roasted crema packed espresso beans...

Where can I find some great local beans for a reasonable price?

I've tried sbux... blah. I've tried Tonino Lamborghini from the Italian Bakery. I've tried Intelligentsia's Black Cat that Dolce La Vita uses (apparently Cafe Artigiano uses that one too?). I really like Black Cat, but it's also very expensive to me, $24 after taxes for one pound. Right now, I'm contemplating on Illy.

Looking to expand my espresso coffee horizons armed with a Starbucks Barista machine and grinder.
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13 years 7 months ago #1538 by dave
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feeman_4_life wrote:

I live in Victoria as well....
Where can I find some great local beans for a reasonable price?

What do you consider a reasonable price? Typical prices on the other side of the country are $13-16 per lb (bought in store, online shipping likely works out to more).

Discovery Coffee
Caffe Fantastico

Have a look here

I believe that Artigiano is now roasting their own blend. You'll also find Black Cat from Brad at Wicked Cafe in the Vancouver area.

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13 years 7 months ago #1539 by feeman_4_life
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Yea, I would say 13-16 dollars a pound is reasonable. $22 (black cat @ dolce la vita) is a little steep for me. Thanks for the link!! I can't believe I missed it. I think I will pick up some Causeway blend and see tomorrow, it should be interesting ;) Thanks for the advice!
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13 years 6 months ago #1635 by Cathy
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I live in Vncouver. Could you please tell me where you buy your Jvaberry
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13 years 6 months ago #1637 by colin
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Cathy wrote:

I live in Vncouver. Could you please tell me where you buy your Jvaberry


coffee in Vancouver?
Where can't you buy great coffee in Vancouver?

JJ-Bean.. Elysian Room... Cafe Artigiano..
etc etc etc
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13 years 6 months ago #1638 by Juan Valdez' Lover
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Any Starbucks in Van can't be beat. I know some people like to poo-poo them, but they are tops. And the best staff too ... most of the time.
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