Coffee beans in Astoria?
I live near 30th Avenue and can't find a place that sells decent coffee beans. Am I missing something?
I have the same problem finding coffee beans in Astoria! It's best to buy directly from the roasting plant cutting out the middle man to save money. I would like to buy from Dallas Coffee Bros. because it's roasted in Queens but Ozone Park is too far and shipping is expensive. Il Bambino sells Dallis Bros. coffee beans with their restaurant logo on the bag. It's Dallis' "Gramercy Park" Blend which is nice. It's just that it's marked up to $15 per pound and you can get it from Dallis for $9 or $10. Please Keep me posted on your search and I will do the same. Thank you!
Astor Bakeshop sold coffee beans for about a minute when they first opened; perhaps they could be lobbied to do so again. They were locally roasted and very good. Given the wretched quality of everything else available in the area (Queens Kickshaw is too far away from where I live), I order online from a little gem of a coffee house in Nebraska, The Mill: http://www.millcoffee.com/ The site is a little clunky, but they roast their coffee there, really know what they're doing, are reasonably priced, and ship free if you order more than $40 worth of beans. Ethiopian Harrar and A.M. Mayhem are two of my favorite varieties. The beans usually arrive less than a week after I place my order.