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    Where to get Green beans

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have noticed huge variance in quality of green beans from different suppliers. I suppose you get what you pay for generally. But then again, I recently paid $20/kg for some Kenya beans which were absolutely horrible. Where do you guys get your green beans other than here that you would recommend? I go through about 1kg per week and I am running out FAST!

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    Re: Where to get Green beans

    erm...were here because we get the good stuff...and at a fair price! *::)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_OD link=1147082736/0#0 date=1147082736
    Hi Everyone,

    I have noticed huge variance in quality of green beans from different suppliers. I suppose you get what you pay for generally. But then again, I recently paid $20/kg for some Kenya beans which were absolutely horrible. Where do you guys get your green beans other than here that you would recommend? I go through about 1kg per week and I am running out FAST!

    Cheers!
    OD - I think a lot of us would say that in a capitalistic world, this place is the exception to the rule. *We get a hell of a lot for our money - and beans that we pay $7 or $8 a kilo for are in many (i.e. all) cases the equal to or superior to beans that sell for several times that in a roasted state - take your chances with freshness. Cant speak for anyone else, but Im certainly not looking for any alternative sources. *
    Oh yeah.......forgot... Nescafe is $20 per kilo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_OD link=1147082736/0#0 date=1147082736
    Where do you guys get your green beans other than here that you would recommend? I go through about 1kg per week and I am running out FAST!

    Cheers!
    No-where but here really.
    I used to worry about running out, so I have probably over-compensated since I started buying beans in the polls here. Consequently, I am not really in ANY danger of running out at present.

    If you are really stuck, Im sure I can part with some of my stash for a LOT less than $20 a kilo.

    Ive got a range of varieties on hand and I could let you have a kilo of 3 different ones if you are interested.

    PM me if you want to discuss.

    Brett.

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    1kg a week is a fair amount. Do the maths between purchasing from here and a retailer and you may be startled. Plus, youll hardly get a bad bean here, theyre not sold blind; if you do get one you dont enjoy, therell probably be someone eager to take it off your hands.

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    I buy some green beans from roasters in my area. If there is a roaster nearby you could try your luck.

    Negotiating price can be a delicate issue. You will realise fairly quickly that the prices we get at CS are pretty good.

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    Hi,

    I can recommend the beans you get on the polls here , I have got quite a few beans they have all been very good.

    I have the opposite problem to you I have had to sit out the last couple of polls(to try and work thru my stash) ,as my stash was starting to really pile up and it was starting to raise some interesting lines of questioning from the wife .

    However even the beans that I got around a year ago are still really good.

    Paul

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    Re: Where to get Green beans

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    Thanks everyone!

    I will definately wait eagerly for the next poll! I go throught 1kg a week but that was during summer. I fear in the colder months ahead, that number will go up significantly.

    Anyways, I have ordered some starter pack. Hopefully theres some left and thatll get me through till the next poll.



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