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Local roaster w/ Robusta beans? Or a local roaster that will roast my green beans?

ns1 Sep 7, 2012 12:43 PM

My local roaster only stocks Arabica. Anyone got a lead for robusta? Alternatively, I can get the beans myself if someone knows of a roaster who will roast them dark as hell for me.

I don't need single origin organic blah blah blah, I just need fairly cheap quality robusta beans roasted fresh.

  1. j
    Jerome Sep 8, 2012 04:44 PM

    call the coffee roaster in sherman oaks on ventura blvd. maybe they will roast for you, or maybe they have robusta beans. i don't know, but they're always quite accomodating in my experience.

    1. l
      linus Sep 7, 2012 03:13 PM

      are you making cafe sua da at home?

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      1. re: linus
        ns1 Sep 7, 2012 03:37 PM


        I am making my triumphant return to the land of cafe sua da.

        1. re: ns1
          TonyC Sep 9, 2012 03:22 PM

          http://www.trysterocoffee.com will no doubt custom roast (the hell out of) your beans.

          OTOH, I'm oddly enamored with Mr. Baguette's caphe sua da. It is probably full of carrageenan and god-knows-what-else, but it's kinda good in a gross way.

          I've also tried adding chicory to my ca phe drip, as well as to the portafilter, both to no avail.

          1. re: TonyC
            ns1 Sep 9, 2012 03:52 PM

            perfect, exactly what I was looking for!

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