Caracolillo (CCM) Coffee?

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Postby mdrew » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:58 am

Has anyone tried CCM's roasted beans? I was about to order a few different roasts and give them a try but figured I'd ask first. I searched this site, but couldn't find much information on this company.

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Postby another_jim » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:37 pm

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Postby mdrew » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:26 pm

I did search and did not get the same results as you, which is why I posted the question. I must have searched this particular board and not the whole site because I did not get nearly the amount of threads that your link has.


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Postby HB » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:54 pm

No problem! I personally don't mind if an old topic resurfaces from time-to-time, assuming there's new information to be had. FYI, Jim's link takes advantage of the relatively new (to this site) Google Custom Search Engine feature; I'm using it more lately than the board's native search. To find more topics related to a given subject, see forum search tips.
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Postby JmanEspresso » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:58 pm

BTW, I really like the newish google search.. A LOT.

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Postby brownroaster » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:48 am

I used them quite a bit a few years I use ThetaRidge Coffee ( No...they do not post their prices but Kevin will ship you the shipping list with prices. I have enjoyed working with Kevin, I receive his green coffee within 2 days of my order and he works with you for large orders. Tell him Steve Brown from SA Coffees sent you! He ships you the current crop of beans and I do not pay over 4.00/lb

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Postby mdrew » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:41 pm

Thanks for the tip. I am primarily looking for beans already roasted. While I'm sure that I'll get into roasting my own some day, I don't want to go there quite yet. I just need to get some "good" freshly roasted beans that don't cost too much to practice on for a while. I am finding that my skills for pulling a consistent shot have a long ways to go and it bothers me to be wasting good beans. I've gone through about 6 pounds of Paradise beans, with maybe 25% of the shots in the "really good" category, 50% in the "OK to Good" range and the rest in the "I want to cry" range. An acquaintance of mine told me I should try CCM. He said they have some pretty good beans, better than anything I could find at the local store, and they are very reasonably priced.

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Postby Ben Z. » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:05 pm

Only thing I know about them is that their ebay photos look terrible.

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Postby pallen » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:36 pm

CCM was one of the first places I ordered greens from. Their prices were very good. I have generally found better quality lots at Sweet Marias and some other online retailers, but I never got anything bad from CCM.