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Aug 3, 2012 12:59 PM

Burlap and Bean coffee roasters -- Newtown Square

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.

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  1. 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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    1. re: Chefpaulo

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

      1. re: CindyJ

        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.

    2. 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 is a coffee experience.