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Burlap and Bean coffee roasters -- Newtown Square

CindyJ Aug 3, 2012 12:59 PM

Since I've posted questions in the past asking where to find freshly roasted coffee beans in Chester County, I thought I'd pass along this recent find of mine. Okay -- it's not in Chester County, it's in Delaware County, but for some coffee lovers it might be worth a trip. Just to keep things in perspective, it's about a 10-minute drive from Pete's Produce in Westtown to Burlap and Bean.

I was just there for the third time. There's a coffee roasting machine right there in the store and I'm told they roast coffee five days a week. One thing I really appreciate is that the roasting date is written on every bag of coffee on the shelf, so you know how long the coffee's been in the package. Also, I find their prices very reasonable. I'm not sure if the coffee is all priced the same, but I paid $13.95 a pound for each of the two different coffees I chose today -- a full city roast Sumatra Mandheling and a city roast Papua New Guinea.

BTW, for those of you who like to roast your own coffee, they also sell quite a variety of unroasted green coffee beans. http://www.burlapandbean.com

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    Chefpaulo RE: CindyJ Aug 3, 2012 03:35 PM

    I was just there in May for lunch with a colleague. Their iced decaf (I forget which one) was the most full-flavored decaf I've ever had. I'll be stopping in for a few more pounds next time I'm in the 'hood.

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      CindyJ RE: Chefpaulo Aug 4, 2012 05:28 AM

      I wasn't aware that they served food as well as coffee and other beverages. It's an attractive and comfortable looking space.

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        Chefpaulo RE: CindyJ Aug 4, 2012 05:37 AM

        Yes, there are soups, wraps, quiches and baked goods that I recall. Maybe more. I was pleased with my soup and quiche combo. But the iced decaf was the memorable event.

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      Phobucket RE: CindyJ Aug 9, 2012 08:00 PM

      You can also get their beans at Whole foods, although probably not quite as fresh as picking them up directly from the shop. If you're there, ask for a French press of the black and tan...it is a coffee experience.

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