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starburn Sep 9, 2012 05:16 PM

I'm about to run out of coffee and I thought it would be fun to ask you guys where you like to get yours! I got my last pound from the thinking cup downtown and it was great. They have stumptown coffee, which is delish. Buut I'm always looking for new/possibly better options.

What do you like?

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    hckybg Sep 9, 2012 08:34 PM

    Anything Barismo roasts is excellent, and fresher than anything you will buy that has been shipped from elsewhere. They always have a wide selection at their original shop in Arlington and at Dwelltime, their coffee shop in Cambridge. They can talk you through whatever they have.

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      Indirect Heat Sep 12, 2012 08:29 AM

      +1. Barismo is by far and away the best coffee beans I've found in the Boston area. Comparable to Blue Bottle or Intelligentsia in California.

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      wandergirl Sep 9, 2012 09:17 PM

      Polcari's in the North End: https://polcariscoffee.com/

      Worth a trip even if you don't buy anything.

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        BlueMagic Sep 10, 2012 04:18 AM

        Agree on all counts! Their Italian Roast blend is pretty spectacular. Polcari's is my go to place for coffee as well as many other things.

      2. BostonZest Sep 10, 2012 04:55 AM

        The Wired Puppy on Newbury street has some great coffee by the pound. They are very fussy about the source of their beans. I like the "Best In Show Espresso Blend." Here's a link:
        http://www.wiredpuppy.com/component/page,shop.browse/category_id,1/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,33/

        That will give you a run down of the various roast and the selection process.

        Penny
        http://www.bostonzest.com/

        1. yarm Sep 10, 2012 08:37 AM

          I really like the Fairtrade Coffee at Harvest Coop in Central Square, Cambridge (they moved to the opposite side of the street). A lot more flavor nuances than most coffees I've had and decent prices.

          http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/

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            valcfield Sep 10, 2012 05:46 PM

            Kiriani that Barismo has going now is pretty amazing. The yellow bourbon they're doing now is quite nice too (though i've only had it as pourover at dwelltime, haven't bought for myself yet).

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              AndOne Sep 11, 2012 09:27 AM

              Flatblack in Lower Mills in Dorchester. They roast on premises and have a wide variety. They are very particular about where they get their coffee from.

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                ix9 Sep 16, 2012 10:14 AM

                ive bought their beans a few times, at 15$ it's in the George Howell zone in terms of price which is a bit nuts as a casual non-snob drinker. if only they would roast some Chicory to sell to all the shops that insist on using Cafe Du Monde (which is absolutely putrid, and i even find BUSTELO and no-name brazilian 3$ bags palatable)

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