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jkmanosque Jul 28, 2010 05:29 AM

Does anyone know where I can purchase Green Mountain Coffee in Montreal??

thanks in advance,

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    bakersdelight Jul 28, 2010 06:01 AM

    java u--concordia hall building, lots of other locations
    hope this link works
    http://www.java-u.com/locations.htm

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      celfie Jul 28, 2010 06:15 AM

      i was informed at the java u on maisonneuve and guy that they no longer use green mountain

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        bakersdelight Jul 28, 2010 02:59 PM

        whoops, sorry, then. am i dreaming or do i still see the cups around? or maybe the label's just imprinted on my brain from concordia days.

    2. TheSnowpea Jul 29, 2010 08:12 AM

      If you strike out, you can get other brands of good quality coffees in Montreal. For example, 49th Parallel Coffee is available from Myriade (near Concordia) and Metropolis Coffee from Névé (on the Plateau).

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        carswell Jul 29, 2010 08:20 AM

        Or both -- plus Counter Culture, Intelligentsia and Vermont Artisan Coffee (among others) -- at Caffè in Gamba on Parc between Fairmount and St-Viateur.

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          TheSnowpea Jul 29, 2010 08:30 AM

          Clearly I need to get me to Caffè di Gamba sooner than later.

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            heliotrope Jul 29, 2010 09:27 PM

            Do you know if they sell the beans in flexible quantities? or, basically, at smaller quantities such as 150 grams ? Thanks

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              carswell Jul 30, 2010 05:53 AM

              Ten or a dozen of the beans are also sold in bulk, meaning you can buy any quantity you want.

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                heliotrope Jul 30, 2010 09:47 AM

                Went to Caffè in Gamba this morning to buy beans. Wow, what a great selection. But it was an unfortunate disappointment because they weren't selling anything in bulk, as you said. Maybe they had at one point? Anyway, the smallest bag was 8 oz. However, the guy at the counter was willing to make an exception by selling what he had already opened. I got some Ethiopia Yergacheffe, very light roast, by Vermont Artisan Coffee. Since the bag was opened a couple days ago, he gave it to me for a deal. Have already tried it at home, and am enjoying it. The flavours are very interesting - lemon, black tea - a nice new experience.

                Since they don't normally sell in small quantities, however, I don't think this can really be a regular stop for me, unfortunately. I like to buy 150 grams, on a weekly basis, since I'd rather make use of the store's superior coffee grinder rather than my bad blade grinder at home. So far my main choice is still Toi Moi et Café, they have a lot of choices.

                Anyone out there know of other choices I should try, in the Plateau area, that would sell 150 grams?

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                Toi Moi & Cafe
                244 Av Laurier W, Montreal, QC H2T2N8, CA

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                  cherylmtl Jul 30, 2010 10:03 AM

                  That's odd - I was there yesterday, and they definitely had bulk beans sitting there, above the bags of coffee for sale.

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                    heliotrope Jul 30, 2010 10:36 AM

                    I know, I saw those too, in the wall-mounted chutes. My only guess is that they are just for display? In any case, the guy working there was clear about not selling beans at 150 grams.

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                      cherylmtl Jul 30, 2010 12:17 PM

                      They definitely used to sell them from those chutes in bulk. Odd...

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                Daiya Aug 7, 2010 01:54 PM

                I feel the same way: I'd love a great, fresh, coffee bean source to buy in small quantities. I guess a prudent business likes to sell sealed bags by the "pound".

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                  Anth Aug 8, 2010 11:05 AM

                  The only chance you have at fresh beans at flexible quantities are at cafes or roasters that roast on site every day. Cafes that don't roast keep their beans in sealed valve bags because it's the only way to keep the product fresh. Quantities within the bags are often at the discretion of the roaster, not the cafe.

                  Having said that, there's nothing wrong with buying a pound and portioning it out in freezer bags to freeze until you're ready to use it.

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            jkmanosque Aug 8, 2010 01:51 PM

            thanks for all the replies - I've concluded that it's impossible to purchase Green Mtn Coffee in Montreal (and it sounds like there are superior coffees to find in Montreal).
            jk

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              Joel_L Aug 9, 2010 07:44 AM

              Don't give up just yet!

              There's a coffee shop on Sherbrooke claiming to sell Green Mountain coffee.

              Beanscene Cafe
              420, Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
              (514) 845-1423

              Let us know if it works out.

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                BrentMTL Sep 14, 2010 09:29 AM

                Green Mountain coffee producs are likely to be a lot easier to find in Canada thanks to this news.

                http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-...

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                  MTLNY Sep 14, 2010 11:16 AM

                  Great news on Green Mountain Coffee buying Van Houtte, hopefully they can merge the two diffferent coffee makers. As I like both of their coffees.

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