Coffee Bean Recommendations

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Nov 17, 2012
coffee beans

If the coffee beans are whitish or faded around the edges then this is likely a result of insufficient drying or storage in humid conditions. The cup will be bland and ordinary. These white marks are also observed in coffee that has not been dried evenly. The part of the bean that has a whitish tone has higher moisture than the other parts of the bean. Whitish or discolored beans can also result from oxidation, contact with the earth, or polluted waters.
Jul 12, 2009
Peets Sulawesi, whole bean. Burr grind every morning and brewed through a Chemex drip with filtered water.
Mar 13, 2009
Oncearunner8 said:
I have heard that before.

I also heard that "BlackCat" drinks this stuff all the time! He said the only drawback was that it gave him the "runs" 24/7!

after you drink it make sure PortaJohn is close or else.....................
bulldust OAR.

sorry to break it to you guys, but Melbourne is the number one in the world for coffee. sheets on prtland, ny, sanfran

this guy is the number 1 expert in the world, from norway, he is always doing a melbourne trip for seminars etc.

coffee can be good.

but its a bit of a ****.

like onanism in a mirror.
Jan 8, 2013
Hi Friends,

I think online coffee roasters have higher quality beans than Starbucks or any coffee you can buy in a grocery store. You can find more info about really good coffee at along with links to online coffee retailers who sell quality beans from around the world. Many of these retailers roast their beans daily. I've been buying my beans online for the past year from Willoughby's Coffee and I love their coffee.

Thanks a lot again.
Jan 4, 2014
1k2go coffee

Had to join to add to some good beans! 1k2go coffee sells some solid artisan beans roasted in Vermont and sold to support junior racing in Vermont.

The medium makes a great espresso.

Anyone have a good recommendation for a travel sized grinder now?
newenglandRoad said:
Anyone have a good recommendation for a travel sized grinder now?
This Krups had served me well for years. Of course, I got it many years ago, if you buy it now I can't say the quality is the same.

As to the OP - I know this is an old thread, but being I used to be a barista at what used to be Seattle's Best Coffee (Starbucks' biggest rival in Seattle way back when), I just have to pitch in.

I got to sample many coffees, my favorite was Seattle's Best "Henry's Blend". Just last year I was looking for Henry's Blend online because the SBC you get at the grocery store nowadays is crap, Henry's is no longer available, so I was looking for a replacement.

I searched online and ordered a sampler from what I guess was Seattle's Best original roasterie on Vashon Island, one of their blends ("Wolf") comes very close to Henry's. So I'm a happy camper.

PS - I grind my own beans and drink it Turkish style, I like it hardcore. I'm going to have some right now, there's nothing like the smell of freshly made coffee first thing in the morning. :)