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PostSubject: Premium coffee prices    Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:11 pm

I'm a premium coffee junky. For years my favorite has been Kenya Peaberry. I usually buy 2 pounds at a time from our local spice merchant. Last month it was up to $11 a pound after being at $9 for years. I went to make my next purchase yesterday and it was $14.50 Lb! pale
What's going on in Africa that's driven the price so high? Folgers is like drinking saturated cardboard to me. My sister lives in Washington and sends me "Seattle's Best" but I still need my fix of Cherry beans from Kenya.
What's up with this? Is it our high taxing government getting involved in this just like they have with tobacco industry?
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:27 pm

Coffee conspiracy theory ???,,,,

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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:31 pm

Not sure why, but Kenyan prices seem to be on the rise: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-11/kenyan-coffee-prices-surge-58-at-auction-after-break.html

The prices at my favorite roaster for a Kenya AA variety are about $15 right now for 12oz, compared to 11-12 for most single origins (he does the best roasting I've ever had, it's worth the 12 bucks!).
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:07 am

I love my coffee too. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I've heard a consortium is buying up a lot of the coffee from small scale plantations. Like I said not sure if that's true, so take it with a grain of salt. For what it's worth I buy my coffee in green bean form and roast it at home. I was addicted to Intelligentsia Black Cat, but the price was pretty crazy. Some of the beans I get are just as good as Black Cat, but about half the price. Plus you can roast to your own palette. After going the green bean route for the last two years I'd never go back.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:17 am

^I've been thinking of getting into that. Just haven't put together the muster to make a "DIY" type setup, or the money to get a roaster. So I've been surviving on the passable local roaster around here, trying to forget how good Uncle Beanz's roasting is (unclebeanz.com).
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:40 am

As you know bro,
I live on the stuff, and like my baccy the imported stuff too!
Dutch and Kenya!
you dudes don't wana know what this habit costs to sustain, I think a heroin junkie comes off cheaper!!!
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PostSubject: Premium coffee prices   Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:03 am

Lots of things changing for tobacco or coffee from that area. When I was into buying coffee or roasting my own and grinding.. I got them at Sweet Maria's

Best prices and so many things to see and check out. Good Luck
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:11 am

"Chock Full O' Nuts Original" is the coffee. Been roasted in NY since 1932 and at approximately $2.89 for 13 oz. you can't beat it. It is the best domestic off the shelf coffee you can buy. In NY it is referred to as "The Heavenly Coffee". Very Happy I'm drinking a cup right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:37 am

Justpipes wrote:
"Chock Full O' Nuts Original" is the coffee. Been roasted in NY since 1932 and at approximately $2.89 for 13 oz. you can't beat it. It is the best domestic off the shelf coffee you can buy. In NY it is referred to as "The Heavenly Coffee". Very Happy I'm drinking a cup right now.
"Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy."

Chock Full was one of the first chain coffee shops... my mother fondly reminisces over getting a cup and a cream-cheese sandwich on date-nut bread after school.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:07 am

I find the Kirkland whole bean coffee does well for an everyday coffee. So far the prices have been stable. Occasionally I will pick up or order something more exotic for a special treat or the holidays. Wife doesn't like good coffee, she grew up on Nescafe and is all she will drink. I have wanted to try home-roasting but have yet to make the plunge.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:20 am

I love chock full o nuts, I'll agree it is the best "OTC" coffee out there. Also absolutely loaded with caffeine! Better than Starbucks, too, in my opinion.

But a skillfully done, freshly roasted coffee is something else! You really get a whole different experience out of it - more flavors and richness, and subtleties to the beans.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:28 pm

Justpipes wrote:
"Chock Full O' Nuts Original" is the coffee. Been roasted in NY since 1932 and at approximately $2.89 for 13 oz. you can't beat it. It is the best domestic off the shelf coffee you can buy. In NY it is referred to as "The Heavenly Coffee". Very Happy I'm drinking a cup right now.

Now that sounds great JP!!!!
The best we get here is the Dutch stuff, Douwe Egberts!!!!
The best of the rest in my book!!
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:44 pm

Been roasting my own beans for the last 5 years. Usually order from Sweet Maria's but sometimes others, especially from Hawaii. Probably average about $6 a pound including postage. I highly recommend roasting your own!! FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:58 pm

I drink a lot of Tanzania Peaberry that we carry at work. We get it as whole beans and we grind it ourselves. I guess I'm lucky to get it at cost for $6 per pound and drink as much as I want while I'm working. I was always a Folger's guy until I started this job
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:02 pm

Did someone actually mention that gawd awful over roasted taste like shit scraped off the bottom of a shoe and burnt crap called Starbucks when speaking of premium coffee????
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:08 pm

velveteagle wrote:
Lots of things changing for tobacco or coffee from that area. When I was into buying coffee or roasting my own and grinding.. I got them at Sweet Maria's

Best prices and so many things to see and check out. Good Luck

I second Sweet Marias. Good prices and service, and coffee is easy to roast.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:57 pm

Falconer wrote:
I'm a premium coffee junky. For years my favorite has been Kenya Peaberry. I usually buy 2 pounds at a time from our local spice merchant. Last month it was up to $11 a pound after being at $9 for years. I went to make my next purchase yesterday and it was $14.50 Lb! pale
What's going on in Africa that's driven the price so high? Folgers is like drinking saturated cardboard to me. My sister lives in Washington and sends me "Seattle's Best" but I still need my fix of Cherry beans from Kenya.
What's up with this? Is it our high taxing government getting involved in this just like they have with tobacco industry?

Have your sister send you some Batdorf and Bronson coffee.

http://www.dancinggoats.com/

Best coffee in the PNW if you ask me.

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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:03 am

puros_bran wrote:
Did someone actually mention that gawd awful over roasted taste like shit scraped off the bottom of a shoe and burnt crap called Starbucks when speaking of premium coffee????

lol! lol!
This is real funny PB, we have just gotten the real deal here in RSA, Before that Starbucks was called Manhattan Coffee co. here. I agree, was disappointed when I had my first cup!
Perfect description Bro!!! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:17 am

Hunter5117 wrote:
I find the Kirkland whole bean coffee does well for an everyday coffee. So far the prices have been stable. Occasionally I will pick up or order something more exotic for a special treat or the holidays. Wife doesn't like good coffee, she grew up on Nescafe and is all she will drink. I have wanted to try home-roasting but have yet to make the plunge.

Kirkland 100% Columbian Dark Roast
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:56 am

I like the Trader Joe's "Good Morning" blend--the price is right and it tastes like coffee should.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:05 pm

I use to make a trip every other week to a great local coffee roaster (Stauf's) for the last 20 years.. After retiring and not driving into the city regularly we ran out and I went to out ocal grogery and grabbed a bag of orig Eight O'clock and havn't looked back.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:45 pm

Your getting off good at those prices! Try being hooked on JBM and Kona @ 20-22 bucks for half a pound.
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:47 pm

StephenDownie wrote:
I love my coffee too. I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I've heard a consortium is buying up a lot of the coffee from small scale plantations. Like I said not sure if that's true, so take it with a grain of salt. For what it's worth I buy my coffee in green bean form and roast it at home. I was addicted to Intelligentsia Black Cat, but the price was pretty crazy. Some of the beans I get are just as good as Black Cat, but about half the price. Plus you can roast to your own palette. After going the green bean route for the last two years I'd never go back.



You are correct sir, there is also a group from Japan that bought up most of the plantations in Jamaica also Evil or Very Mad JBM went through the roof Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:50 pm

Falconer wrote:
I'm a premium coffee junky. For years my favorite has been Kenya Peaberry. I usually buy 2 pounds at a time from our local spice merchant. Last month it was up to $11 a pound after being at $9 for years. I went to make my next purchase yesterday and it was $14.50 Lb! pale
What's going on in Africa that's driven the price so high? Folgers is like drinking saturated cardboard to me. My sister lives in Washington and sends me "Seattle's Best" but I still need my fix of Cherry beans from Kenya.
What's up with this? Is it our high taxing government getting involved in this just like they have with tobacco industry?
Hello, Falconer. Spice Merchant-my favorite tea house. Was just there 2 days ago buying some Assam. Wish I could afford premium coffee, but, since I can't, buy Cafe Bustelo from the local WalMart. Canned coffee which tastes as good as almost any freshly roasted whole bean coffee I've ever drank. earl


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PostSubject: Re: Premium coffee prices    Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:54 pm

earl wrote:
Falconer wrote:
I'm a premium coffee junky. For years my favorite has been Kenya Peaberry. I usually buy 2 pounds at a time from our local spice merchant. Last month it was up to $11 a pound after being at $9 for years. I went to make my next purchase yesterday and it was $14.50 Lb! pale
What's going on in Africa that's driven the price so high? Folgers is like drinking saturated cardboard to me. My sister lives in Washington and sends me "Seattle's Best" but I still need my fix of Cherry beans from Kenya.
What's up with this? Is it our high taxing government getting involved in this just like they have with tobacco industry?
Hello, Falconer. Spice Merchant-my favorite tea house. Was just there 2 days ago buying some Assam. Wish I could afford premium coffee, but, since I cant't, buy Cafe Bustelo from the local WalMart. Canned coffee which tastes as good as almost any freshly whole bean coffee I've ever drank. earl

Thanks Earl. I'll surely give it a try. That is if I can find a Walmart around. somewhere. lol!
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