[Homeroast] What Coffee Do You Buy, When You Can't Roast

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Wed Jul 10 16:29:49 CDT 2013


Wouldn't be surprised to learn that some of the best local and regional small-volume roasters get their greens from Sweet Maria's. So it turns out that many of us are not "cheating" on SM's when we purchase already-roasted beans.
On Jul 10, 2013, at 4:10 PM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net> wrote:

> Actually we are probably NOT in disagreement on occurrence of top commercial
> roasters (any more than top coffeehouses). I never said they were to be
> found everywhere which they (neither roaster or coffeehouses of highest
> standards) most certainly are not! 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Homeroast [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
> Behalf Of Michael Baladi
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:50 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] What Coffee Do You Buy, When You Can't Roast
> 
> Hey!
> 
> That's not playing fair, you snipped a bit out of context!
> 
> Right after your snip I said: I can hop on SM and order top tier coffee to
> roast all year around. Most (not all, just most) local roasters around me,
> whether due to inability to source, inability to pay the premium, or
> whatever, start with a much lesser bean.
> 
> That is absolutely true. There is no roaster around me that offers top tier
> beans that I know of.
> 
> I agree that "top commercial roasters" bring in greens that are on par.
> Maybe what we disagree on is the occurence of top commercial roasters. It's
> non-existent by me.
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: Homeroast [homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On Behalf Of
> miKe mcKoffee [mckona at comcast.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:07 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] What Coffee Do You Buy, When You Can't Roast
> 
> 
>>> what I'd argue is more generally true however is that the quality of 
>>> bean
> available to the home roaster is much higher in general.
> 
> At one time I might have thought and said the same thing, but it's
> absolutely untrue. I've seen both sides intimately for many years now. Tom
> does not have a lock on top greens but any stretch of the imagination. Top
> commercial roasters bring in greens every bit on par with what Tom offers.
> 
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