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Nov 29, 2007 04:48 AM

ISO high quality coffee beans

I'm putting together a gourmet food gift box for my boyfriend's parents for the holidays and would like to include coffee. Unfortunately, I'm not a coffee drinker so I'm not sure where to look for good coffee beans. Can anyone make a suggestion? Thanks!

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  1. Kicking Horse is an excellent Canadian company from Invermere BC. They make amazing coffee that is certified organic, shade grown and fair trade. You can get it in most grocery stores across the city and it is about $16/lb. My personal favorite is the "Kick Ass" blend. You can read up on the company here:

    1. Itelligentsia beans. I got them at Manic on College, $9 for half a pound, they also have 1 pound bags. Best coffee (other than Kona or JBM) that I've had.

      1. Dark City Coffee Co. will roast your beans and deliver to your door within 24 hrs of order placement. Excellent Toronto-based service. I think there's a minimum order of 1lb though.

        1. There are a bunch of recent threads on this. See my thoughts here:


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          1. re: detritus

            I always order from Peet's Coffee from California.

            I usually get it within a week, they coffee has always been excellent.

          2. Everyday Gourmet at the St. Lawrence Market roasts on site. Exceptional quality and freshness. Many organic and fair trade coffees available. Plus the women that work there are very friendly and knowledeable. They may be able to help you find just the thing for your boyfriend's parents to suit their tastes.

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            1. re: Googs

              I often order coffee beans from Brulerie Tatum, a firm in Montreal. They have an informative website (French and English) that describes their coffees, and takes orders in various quantities. I have always found trheir service accurate and prompt.


              1. re: ekammin

                Does their English website actually work? The link at the top of the page is live, but doesn't go anywhere. The link at the bottom is dead.