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Jan 28, 2008 06:10 AM

Mail Order Coffee

I'm in search of a new coffee supplier. I've been buying my coffee from Porto Rico Importing Co. in NYC for several years, but for some reason, I can hardly tell one coffee from another lately. I've been VERY pleased with their service (1-day delivery from NYC), and their prices are incredibly reasonable (many sell for just $7-8/pound), but I think I'm ready for a change. I've ordered from George Howell's Terroir Coffee a couple of times, and I've loved their products, but their prices are out of my range for everyday coffee.

Is there a coffee roaster that offers a great product at very reasonable prices that you'd recommend?

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  1. I like Cafe Britt - They have free shipping if you order over a certain amount, and the coffee comes right from teh plantation.

    Prices are a little more than Porto Rico - Cafe Britt is about $8-9 for 12 ounces.

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    1. re: LisaN

      second cafe britt.... I bring it back from costa rica every year and love it...

    2. I've been using for about 5-6 years, and have always been pleased. Good choices in the roasting profiles, growing areas around the world, descriptions of the flavor notes of the beans, and a good selection of organic coffees.

      1. I love Rao's coffees.....luckily I can buy at my local Whole Foods as well, but they do mail order:

        1. Cindy, I have the same dilemma. I can't seem to find any coffee worth brewing except Baby's Coffee out of Key West. It's a bit out of my budget. Keep those suggestions coming.

          1. Jones Coffee Roasters of Pasadena, Calif. The Jones family owns their own coffee plantation in Guatemala, which assures the best quality control from field to your home. I like their "Chuck Rost", but end up buying more of their "Vienna Roast" because it is a bit more mild and more palatable to the Mrs.

            If you buy a given bean in five pound increments, they give you the wholesale price.