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Jun 22, 2006 11:09 AM

Whole-bean coffee retail. Help!

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Does anyone know where I can get really high-quality coffee (whole bean for french press) retail anywhere in NYC? I am having a terrible time finding high quality fresh, and more than fresh, properly roasted coffee! Dont like Ozzie's, sorry. I know b/c of air restrictions that there are not a lot of in-house roasters allowed by law, so I am opened to anything that has GREAT whole bean, and please, feel free to tell me about any boro. I have been to many, and have not been happy. Help!

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  1. D'Amico, on Court and DeGraw.

    4 Replies
    1. re: LJ

      I seconded D'Amico's. Really good selection of fresh roasted beans and very fairly priced.

      1. re: max

        D'Amico in cobble hill

        1. re: cobblelurker

          my fave! i can't live without the dark roast colombian supremo... a little more expensive, but sooooooo good

          1. re: lisa

            Have you tried Leaf and Bean on 7th Ave off Union? They have everything there and the coffee is great. Get there frequent buyer card--buy 10 lbs get 1/2 lb or $5 off. The card gets stamped for every 1/2 lb you buy. I'm not a big fan of Coffee Gorrilla on 5th, I always get sick off their stuff.

    2. Whole Foods roasts daily. I like some for their medium blends. I usually pay around $5 for a half pound. What's nice is you could buy 1/8th or 1/10th of a pound (it's serve yourself) so it's not high risk if you don't like it.

      1. j

        Have you tried Gorilla Coffee on 5th Avenue? I believe they roast in-house, and I really enjoy the rich taste of their coffee. Plus when you buy a bag of beans, you get a free coffee!

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        1. re: JessicaSophia

          I second the Gorilla recommendation. Excellent coffee.
          Whole Foods also sells Gorilla if you can't make it to the store in Park Slope.

          1. re: JulesNYC

            Plus, it's Fair Trade, so the farmers that grow it get a better price for it without the middle man.

        2. Fairway has a great coffee department. You can buy the beans whole or have them grind them to your specifications.

          1. I am also partial to the beans at Union Market--6th Ave & Union--though I prefer a medium roast. So cannot vouch for their dark roasts.

            (And agree that Gorilla is infinitely better than Ozzie's)