coffee beans at PORTO RICO
- joel coffee Jun 22, 2003 06:49 PM
I haven't read anything about the above coffe and tea store on Bleeker> Has anyone used the store and their blends??? always interested in coffee bean sources
I've been buying freshly ground coffee there for 30 years- they're the best! AND best prices too! My favorite has always been the "Cafe Blend".
I've been using them for several yrs and am very pleased. What is most exciting is the selection of unique coffee flavors at great prices: Orange, Coconut, Mint, Strudel Cake, Cherry, Maple Walnut, etc etc. Always available in decaf or reg. But for unflavored roasts I've found the beans a bit dry and the flavor not as full & robust as others.
I buy Hyman Smith Coffee, "Gourmet Hotel Blend," at Smith Restaurant Supply Co in Syracuse, NY (They do mail orders). They also sell green beans for those of us who like to roast our own. I simply grind half Gourmet Hotel Blend with a flavor from PORTO RICO and it lends flavor and fullness better than when I grind beans, of various roasts, from PORTO RICO.
I like them a lot
usually I get the french mocha java or the jamaican blue mountain, sometimes I get the italian expresso, but make it regular coffe style. They have a great selection of teas too. Darjeeling first flush is the way to go