[Homeroast] Bought some greens from another vendor

Hank Perkins hankperkins at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 20:26:11 CST 2014


If you have never gotten greens from a source outside of SM, you have no idea how lucky we are to have SM.  They really provide a great product at a fair price.

Hank 

> On Nov 6, 2014, at 9:58 AM, Tom McConnel <tommcconnel at frontiernet.net> wrote:
> 
> For my first fifteen years of home roasting I was reduced to begging local roasters for greens, often paying the roasted price. Once about fifteen years ago my local source completely dried up. In a quandary, I decided go google green coffee beans and Sweet Maria’s came up. Since then other than the occasional gift from friends, I’ve never roasted anything else. I probably could be more adventurous, but not only is it not broke it runs great so why fix it? I think I’ve turned about a half a dozen people on to SM's
>> On Oct 31, 2014, at 2:07 PM, Steve Jacobs <steve.jacobs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Before I found SMs, I tried a couple of different places but was never
>> happy with their quality. One of them who shall remain unnamed sold a
>> generic Rwandan that showed the dreaded 'potato defect" for most of the
>> batches I roasted. I ended up tossing the remaining beans. Sweet Maria's
>> has been consistently good and their coffees are honestly described. Their
>> quality, variety and flat-rate shipping is the reason I keep coming back
>> again and again.
>> 
>>> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Larry Dorman <ldorman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Thank you for the reminder.  I've never strayed... every bean I have ever
>>> roasted from my very first time to today has come from Tom and his crew.
>>> I've never been unhappy and pretty routinely hear about the hassles people
>>> experience with other suppliers.  Thank you Tom and Crew!
>>> 
>>>> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 2:37 PM, Seth Grandeau <grandeau at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> The only place I've bought greens, other than Sweet Marias, has been in
>>>> Hawaii, where I have had the opportunity to buy directly from the farmer.
>>>> 
>>>> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Bill Kendall <pleiades45 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> "There's no place like home. There's no place like home..."
>>>>> 
>>>>> You are so right Randy...
>>>>>> On Oct 31, 2014 7:41 AM, "Randy" <randyr5 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I've been an SM customer for about 20 years, starting back when they
>>>> were
>>>>>> based in Ohio. I got an e-mail from another company selling green
>>>> coffee,
>>>>>> so I put in a small order (4 1lb. bags) just to see how it was.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 2 of them were absolute dreck.  I had to cull so many beans out of
>>> one
>>>>>> roast, it wasn't worth my time.  So 2 of them went right in the
>>> trash.
>>>>> The
>>>>>> other 2 are OK, but not even close to the quality that SM offers.  I
>>>> will
>>>>>> probably wind up tossing them, too.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I just want to thank Tom and his crew for taking the time to offer
>>> the
>>>>>> best greens available.  They truly are a cut above.  Never again
>>> will I
>>>>>> stray from the pack.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Randy
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
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