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Coffee bean specialty shops

BDD888 Feb 29, 2012 05:27 PM


Can some Angelinos recommend a few of the top coffee specific shops? Shops, that roast a variety of local and imported beans (e.g. Jamaican Blue Mountain, Kenya AA...Etc.). Who also sell the sought after machines (e.g. Technivorm) and grinders (e.g. Baratza).

Hopefully these shops will have online sales setup.So I won't need to drive all over LA.


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  1. ChinoWayne RE: BDD888 Feb 29, 2012 06:47 PM

    i buy my beans from Jones Coffee Roasters in Pasadena, order on the web for delivery by UPS.

    1. Peripatetic RE: BDD888 Feb 29, 2012 06:54 PM

      Handsome and LAMILL check most of those boxes:

      - Variety of imported beans? Check.
      - Technivorm machine? Check.
      - Baratza grinders? Check.


      The founders of Handsome are Intelligentsia alums. More info about Handsome here:


      1. Peripatetic RE: BDD888 Feb 29, 2012 06:55 PM

        Question, though: what's an example of a bean that's local to LA???

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          BDD888 RE: Peripatetic Mar 3, 2012 03:57 PM

          The "edit" command should not expire. :) I neglected to type in "blends" after "local". Should read "...local blends...".

          Btw...do you frequent Steve's Digital forums? Your alias looks familiar. :)

        2. J.L. RE: BDD888 Feb 29, 2012 10:22 PM

          Balconi Coffee Company in West LA, near the corner of Sawtelle & Olympic.

          Beans from all over (Rwanda, Brazil, Colombia, etc.), brewed using the siphon method...

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            Jerry P. Santa Monica RE: BDD888 Mar 1, 2012 11:52 AM

            The best place is Coffee Roaster in Sherman Oaks-818-905-9719. They roast different coffee every day, which means you can have coffee at it's best.

            1. LATrapp RE: BDD888 Mar 1, 2012 01:01 PM

              I've had some fun with Trystero Coffee. You pick your coffee and they will custom roast it for you.


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                BDD888 RE: LATrapp Mar 2, 2012 04:43 PM

                Thanks guys. Will check them out soon...

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