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Apr 14, 2011 08:26 AM

Looking for green/unroasted coffee beans

Any suggestions where I can buy green/unroasted coffee beans in the Boston-area? We received a roaster for a present and have blown through the initial batch it came with. I'd prefer to buy locally rather than online, if possible. Thanks!

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  1. Polcari's in the North End always has some green beans. Forget where else I've seen them, but when I remember I will post back.

    Polcari's Restaurant
    309 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA 01801

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      South End Food Emporium also sells them, whole foods has been mentioned in the past, and for a larger selection there also is on the North Shore which I have only dealt with mail order.

      1. re: itaunas

        I should have said "certain whole foods has been mentioned...." and given the scents around Fresh Pond many afternoons, I would venture that is one which uses green coffee in house but I have never had to buy from them.

        Sweet Maria's is very quick and inexpensive shipping wise if you order enough to fit in a flat rate priority mail box. If you have more lead time the coffee roasting clubs are a good bet.

      2. re: StriperGuy

        Hey Stripe where do you order your Ethiopian online in 5lb bags, already roasted? I lost the link. Thanks!

        1. re: tatsu

          And I am SURE that they would sell green beans too for WAY less than sweet Maria. They do have that 5 pound minimum though. Fabulous stuff. I am drinking some right now.

          Superb coffees at 1/3 the price of say Terroir.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Harrar or yirgacheffe?

            eta: oops, never mind-- found them.

      3. You'll get amazing quality green beans at Terrior in Action -

        Their beans aren't cheap, but they are worth the price.

        I'm cheap, and have been really happy with what I've been getting in the mail from Sweet Marias.

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        1. re: eatanddestroy

          Sweet Maria's has excellent green beans. Terrior's prices in general just border on insulting.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            I've had wonderful coffee from the guys who split bags of green beans at ThreeDogs referred me to them, and I'm grateful!

        2. I believe Barismo on Mass Ave in Arlington will sell green beans, but you should call and check first.

          1. You guys are awesome. Thanks so much!

            1. Dean's Beans is in Western Mass but you can order their green beans online.

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