Green coffee beans and quality
I'm thinking about buying some green beans in quantity (10lbs +) but am not sure which direction to turn. Greenbeanery certainly has lower prices compared to say someone like Birds and Beans but should I expect Birds and Beans to be a better quality since they are also a prominent cafe as well? (I want to go Fair Trade organic so my options are not as plentiful.)
It seems a bit hard to find a green bean wholesaler in the southern Ontario area that utilizes the grading system of beans which would certainly help out an amateur home roaster like myself.
What I guess I am asking is there any green coffee bean wholesaler that is known for selling top quality beans?
Thanks to my brother, who lives in S.W. Ontario, I found a site that tastes its coffees, but apparently does not have online ordering:
Heritage Coffee in London Ont. http://www.heritage-coffee.com/Green-... has a limited selection at low price levels ($<16 for 5lb., green). These are the 3 specials; there are 9 others at various prices. They are all taste-tested by the founder, Stuart Daw, and meet his standards. Daw founded Club Coffee in the mid-sixties. His market updates and musings (on the Heritage site) are useful to any geek. The actual ratings are not published, but perhaps an e mail would bring some information.