Coffee - where to buy

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Looking for an online store (or a physical one) that sells “gourmet” coffee beans - I want something other than the usual choice available in Rewe (Melitta, Lavazza own brand etc). Any ideas?

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Are you talking about coffee or espresso beans? We only use espresso beans because they have a richer flavor and don't give one the shakes like coffee can. Surprisingly enough, our standard go to is Aldi's Tizio brand. They may do coffee as well. We tried many others. Worth a try.

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Why not try a Bio shop?  I only buy my coffee or espresso from a local bio shop - not a Reformhaus.  The local one has several good brands that are not what one finds in Lidl, Aldi, Rewe, and co.  Also, there is little to no price difference.

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10 minutes ago, Chocky said:

Looking for an online store (or a physical one) that sells “gourmet” coffee beans - I want something other than the usual choice available in Rewe (Melitta, Lavazza own brand etc). Any ideas?

 

https://www.coffeedesk.com/ is based in poland but fairly good for both coffee equipment and beans.

 

https://www.quijote-kaffee.de/shop/ are an excellent roastery in Hamburg, but postage is high for a single bag.

 

http://www.jbkaffee.de is in my opinion the best filter coffee roastery in germany

 

Im not sure eactly where you live, so physical shops ae hard to suggest, but Id imagine http://www.brewsleecoffee.de/ in bonn would be a good choice (call them first to check).

 

No end of other high end roasteries will post you a bag, if you dont mind looking a bit further afield you can get man vs machine from munich, coffee collective in copenhagen or https://www.timwendelboe.no/ in norway.  

 

For more ideas try https://dailycoffeenews.com/2018/10/17/announcing-the-2019-roasters-of-the-year-dragonfly-and-peerless/

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I like the coffee from coffeecircle.com - they are one of the only rosters I've found who knows how to do a proper light roast on ethiopian beans.  Most roasters simply obliterate the nuances with darker roasts - blech

 

anyway, they have a wide range of beans and of course they offer roasts specifically for filter/french press/aeropress and espresso/mokka pot/automat

 

happycoffee.org (note the org!) also has some nice beans last time I tried them, but a more limited selection.  their roasts tend to be richer but on mexican or central american beans it works nicely.  Good everyday coffee.

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5 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

they are one of the only rosters I've found who knows how to do a proper light roast on ethiopian beans.  Most roasters simply obliterate the nuances with darker roasts - blech

 

Indeed.  Personally Im not a fan of coffee circle, but to be honest as you are in munich I think the only rational choice is man vs machine.  Slightly more pricy than coffee circle but worth every penny and of course raosted locally by a great team that you can go and meet in person.

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27 minutes ago, Chocky said:

Looking for an online store (or a physical one) that sells “gourmet” coffee beans - I want something other than the usual choice available in Rewe (Melitta, Lavazza own brand etc). Any ideas?

 5 Elephants ( https://www.fiveelephant.com/)  and The Barn ( https://thebarn.de/ ) also deliver good coffee beans. They have very good collection

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jeez - thanks for the reminder about man vs machine.  I've been meaning to give them a try but just haven't gotten around to it yet.  It's back on my list now thanks :)

 

eta: I am not crazy about many of coffee circle's offerings, but so far I do like all their ethiopian beans (for filter).  I am also usually impressed that the flavor profiles they describe are actually detectable in the coffee - this is no small thing!  I recently bought some coffee from a place I shall not name, and it allegedly had hints of cherry, blackberry and chocolate.  

 

nope, it just tasted like ass.  Burnt to crispy ass.  or at least what I imagine ass or burnt ass would taste like.  And that was their "filter" roast :/

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8 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

jeez - thanks for the reminder about man vs machine.  I've been meaning to give them a try but just haven't gotten around to it yet.  It's back on my list now thanks

 

Check out JB, you can get his coffee at https://www.standl20.de/ in munich.  

 

Seriously, the best coffee in Germany.  Speaking as the kind of snob who flies to Ethiopia to visit coffee farms and wasing stations on holiday.

 

14 minutes ago, RajeshG said:

 5 Elephants ( https://www.fiveelephant.com/)  and The Barn ( https://thebarn.de/ ) also deliver good coffee beans. They have very good collection

 

agreed

 

Just now, LukeSkywalker said:

Why don't you try kopi luwak beans? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_luwak

 

These are defecated. Hmm, jummy.

 

Taste is terrible, though similar to Monsooned Malabar, and considered terribly bad for their associated mistreatment of the (farmed) animals.

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jb may be difficult with those hours, but indeed I should be able to manage it on a saturday morning 

 

but thinking about coffee...holy hell the most delicious coffee I ever had was from bocca coffee in the netherlands - a honeyed Kibingo that tasted like flowers and lychee

 

it seriously blew my mind.  None of their other coffees had that wow effect and they haven't offered it since, that I have found, but I am seriously keen on finding other honey processed beans.  Any tips on sources would be greatly appreciated.

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Solvino distributes online for Speicherstadt Kafferösterei (Hamburg).

Their coffees are great :  https://www.solvino.de/speicherstadt-kaffee

 

The also have many rare ones. If you decide to spend a little more, try the Jamaika Blue Mountain , if you prefer a nice sour note then the Äthiopien Gesha Village.

I was never a big fan of Kopi Lowak.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Alexnf said:

I was never a bog fan of Kopi Lowak

 

No shit huh? :P

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7 minutes ago, Alexnf said:

Solvino distributes online for Speicherstadt Kafferösterei (Hamburg).

 

they also sell via roastmarket.de

 

I am currently drinking the Kenia AA.  I'm having trouble toning down the bitter notes, but it's pretty good.

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Nordic countries drink the most coffee, probably because of long winters :).

https://weaverscoffee.com/blogs/blog/the-worlds-top-coffee-consuming-nations-and-how-they-take-their-cup

 

Dutchies made it in the top 5 (we are always in the top 10 of any list for some reason, hihi.) I drink ordinary filter coffee myself. No fancy stuff, no fancy machine for which you need a Ph.D to operate it. 

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22 minutes ago, LukeSkywalker said:

I drink ordinary filter coffee myself. No fancy stuff, no fancy machine for which you need a Ph.D to operate it. 

 

A drip/pour over/v60 is almost the only way to drink coffee at home.  Anything else is hipster BS.  Home espresso machines are a waste of time and money, if you dont have a grand to spend on the grinder you are better off drinking filter.

 

Sure, a la strada or spirit is another experience, but just ridiculous for a home, so v60 all the way.

 

2 hours ago, lisa13 said:

I am seriously keen on finding other honey processed beans.  Any tips on sources would be greatly appreciated.

 

Most "proper" roasters have honey processed (sometimes called semi washed) beans from time to time. Man vs machine currently have one https://mvsm.coffee/collections/coffee/products/la-eva-la-torre-montanas-del-diamante-costa-rica-honey Note that "Omniroast" is in fashion at the moment, which is why lots of coffees are labelled as espresso or filter -- this generally just means a filter roast that works as espresso.  I was skeptical, but in truth as they say each coffee does have an optimal roast and burning it just to make it more "espressolike" doesnt improve it.

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2 minutes ago, zwiebelfisch said:

Home espresso machines are a waste of time and money

 

We like our Miele just fine. Have had it for almost 5 yrs. now. I'm not sure how much the grinder part costs. We had 2 Juras before and they were also good. I'm sure I would be way more picky if I was into coffee as much as you are. How did you learn so much about it? Hobby? Seriously, I'm impressed.

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