Author Topic: Where do you buy proper coffee?  (Read 4212 times)

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2009, 04:52:47 pm »
I usually buy Hill Tribe Coffee which comes from Northern Thailand.

Quite strong.

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You should try and seek out coffee from the Bolovens plateau in Laos, it's some of the best stuff.

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Interestingly, there was  a Coffee and Tea Exhibition recently in Bangkok. My wife and I sat down with a cup of coffee from Laos. It was lovely.

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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2009, 04:57:31 pm »
It is great stuff.  Not much that comes out of Vietnam is that good in my experience though, Chon is disgusting.  They flooded the market a few years back with cheap Robusta, and have little experience of decent grains.

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2009, 05:28:26 pm »
The Hill Tribe Coffees are reasonably priced here and I like to support them.

I am no expert though.
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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2009, 05:43:27 pm »

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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2009, 10:11:00 pm »
Farrars in Kendal do mail order - my favourite is Maragogype.

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2009, 10:19:02 pm »
Don't touch the stuff these days.

But when I did, it was either from Whittards or The Algerian Coffee Store - both of which I would highly endorse.

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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2009, 10:11:04 am »
Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions.   :thumbsup:
I'll pick one or two suppliers and place orders.
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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2020, 12:38:10 pm »
I get my coffee beans from Cafe Du Monde :)

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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2020, 12:42:13 pm »
I belatedly second Jurek's suggestion of the Algerian Coffee Store, who send me coffee beans by mail these days. Sadly, this doesn't capture the lovely smell of the store itself.
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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2020, 12:49:14 pm »
I have 2 current sources:

coffeecompass.co.uk  for the quality stuff

and...

TKmaxx for Italian bar coffee. Yes, mad isnt it. I dont know where or how they are getting this stuff but they are, in 1kg bags for about £10. Quality varies from shite to average, and it is the average I'm after. Artisan coffee is great, but I quite like bog standard ristretto per every bar in Italy, and you need a pretty bland central/south american bean and a bit of robusta to get it. Got 7kg the other day in Swindon.

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2020, 03:03:36 pm »
From H R Higgins in Duke St (by post since lockdown) for over 30 years.

By royal appointment to Brenda too, but have never seen her in the shop.

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2020, 03:12:36 pm »
I have a regular delivery of a couple of bags from a local caffeine pusher.   https://92degrees.coffee/collections/our-coffee       
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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2020, 04:24:37 pm »
I buy from a local roaster, https://www.smithstreetcoffeeroasters.co.uk/

1kg of beans for ~£20, nice as hot or cold brewed.

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2020, 04:36:49 pm »
Freshly roasted I tend to get from Roost in Malton (they do mail order too).

https://www.roostcoffee.co.uk/

For interesting canned or vac packed I like Espresso International

https://www.espresso-international.co.uk/

Note that whist that's a UK website they ship from Germany. I don't think they actually have any physical presence in the UK.

Lidl also have 1Kg bags of OK 100% Italian arabica from time to time, really cheap. Their normal coffee offerings are meh.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2020, 04:55:24 pm »

 Got 7kg the other day in Swindon.


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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2020, 05:01:34 pm »
I use a local roaster for beans to go in my machine.

https://goldensheepcoffee.co.uk/barn/

He delivers for free in the local area, and offers to fill reusable tubs.

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Re: Where do you buy proper coffee?
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2020, 05:08:24 pm »
I belatedly second Jurek's suggestion of the Algerian Coffee Store, who send me coffee beans by mail these days. Sadly, this doesn't capture the lovely smell of the store itself.

I used to love going in there...

We have a couple of roasters in Cambridge, which is nice.  I find it easier than mail order, as I can 'sample'.
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