Fresh roasted coffee beans in West Hollywood area?
- LATrapp Feb 22, 2011 02:54 PM
I'm looking for a good steady source of FRESH roasted coffee beans in the West Hollywood area. Preferably within 2-3 days of roasting so they can really be optimal for the next week or so.
I just did a search and came up with the Coffee Commissary on Melrose. From their website, it looks like they source from coava coffee in Oregon. They will be my first stop, but I'm looking for any other ideas.
I'm open to anything from a market or breakfast spot that also sells beans. As long as they are quality and relatively fresh.
801 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
I'm also a fan of Groundwork and occasionally pick up from both their Hollywood and Venice locations. I've even had some good fun putting together a mixed bag from their various bins although I agree with you that Bitches Brew is good stuff for straight espresso.
The only issue I have with Groundwork is that I have no idea how old the beans are in their bins or how often they are cleared out. Seems to me that it could just be a continuous mix of old and new. A lot of the beans look pretty shiny/oily which is usually a pretty good indication of aging. I admit I have never actually asked how they manage the bins but will soon.
It's not in LA, but it will come directly to your door next day via USPS from Old Bisbee Roasters (www.oldbisbeeroasters.com) in Bisbee, Arizona.
The owner, Seth, is passionate about his coffee which comes from all over the world. He roasts it daily and ships it to you the next day. He has customers across the country and is happy to answer any questions you have. I've never been disappointed.
Personally, I'm hoping for a brick and mortar source in the area. I know there are some great coffees available online and I order as well, but I hate paying for the quick shipping and free shipping is usually only included on larger quantities that I can't use in a couple of weeks.
That being said, I will definitely add Old Bisbee's to the list for the next time I feel the urge to order some coffee up.