I'd like to give a person some coffee beans from San Francisco-based roasters, but instead of just buying one full-size 12-16 oz bag of one specific kind, I'd like to put together a set of multiple kinds - for example, 4 oz each of four types of beans. Do any of this city's fancy coffee shops sell small sizes or gift sets like that? [more inside]
[Philly/Internet coffee beans filter] Help me get some good coffee beans! I had the best coffee of my life at Kopplin's when I was in Minneapolis this summer. Problem? I live in Philly. I bought a bag of beans from Kopplin's, and they recently ran out. I've been sampling coffee from the local roasters in Philly, and (to me) they taste like crap. I'm also of the Starbucks > Dunkin Donuts mentality. Where can I get some beans to my liking, either locally or on the Internet? [more inside]
Are there coffee beans specifically made for cold brewing/extraction? are certain roasts/geographies better for cold brewing? Or, is it really just trial and error and finding what you personally like? [more inside]
Where in Costa Rica do we buy great coffee beans? [more inside]
What are your favorite Fairway coffee beans? We shop at Fairway regularly, like their coffee but haven't settled into a handful of favorite choices. Opinions?
What kind of coffee beans should I try? And where? [more inside]
Coffee maniacs: What is your home coffee brewing setup from start to finish and in gritty detail? [more inside]
UKCoffeeFilter: I know nothing about coffee. My boyfriend is an aficionado. Help me buy him some beans for Christmas that will make him think I'm awesome. [more inside]
Good coffee roaster that'll cut down on the smoke? [more inside]
Coffee beans behave like busses apparently. I went with preground for a year, and then I got a 5lb bag and a 1lb bag of roasted coffee beans and a grinder today for Christmas. How should I store them, accounting for my specific situation? [more inside]
I have a couple of half-full bags of stale coffee beans that no longer make good coffee. Aside from throwing them in the trash, what can I do with old beans? [more inside]
I'm looking for sources of high-quality green coffee beans for roasting. Christmas is coming (yikes), and I just learned my little brother has gone gourmet. Googling turns up plenty, but I've no firsthand way of separating the wheat from the chaff.
CoffeeFilter redux as a follow up to the linked thread, who/what are the best coffee roasters? [more inside]