Espresso Vivace

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sluflyer06

#1: Post by sluflyer06 »

Is there any way to try this coffee without the criminal shipping fees? I've been desperately wanting to try it but I can't get onboard with (and I'm sure I'd love to buy it regularly) the $14.25 shipping which is insane compared to any roaster I've used in many years of buying online for my espresso habit.

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#2: Post by mgwolf »

It's still the same shipping if you buy 5 bags. A lot of coin though. But it's very nice coffee. Maybe you have a friend somewhere who would like the other 4 bags if you order 5?

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#3: Post by Almico »

sluflyer06 wrote:Is there any way to try this coffee without the criminal shipping fees? I've been desperately wanting to try it but I can't get onboard with (and I'm sure I'd love to buy it regularly) the $14.25 shipping which is insane compared to any roaster I've used in many years of buying online for my espresso habit.
Not sure where you get $14.25 shipping. It would cost $7.90 to get a 12oz bag to NJ


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#5: Post by yakster »

That's the price difference USPS charges for their small flat rate Priority Mail box versus the medium flat rate Priority Mail box.
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jevenator

#6: Post by jevenator »

This is just my personal experience as someone who usually prefers lighter roasts with fruit notes I was very disappointed with their offerings. I got their Espresso Dolce and tried a variety of ways to make something I enjoy. Their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe was well into a medium roast that offered a very bitter, unpleasant roast flavor that completely destroyed what an Ethiopian is supposed to offer.


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#7: Post by def »

I wish Espresso Vivace would send their coffee in a USPS Priority Flat Rate Padded Envelope. It costs about $8.00 and they can easily send up to 24 ounces, maybe even 32 ounces. I might send them an email because their coffee is one of my all-time favorites, and they may sell more coffee if they cut their shipping price. Win-win.

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#8: Post by Vidio »

jevenator wrote:This is just my personal experience as someone who usually prefers lighter roasts with fruit notes I was very disappointed with their offerings. I got their Espresso Dolce and tried a variety of ways to make something I enjoy. Their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe was well into a medium roast that offered a very bitter, unpleasant roast flavor that completely destroyed what an Ethiopian is supposed to offer.

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I,on the other hand, had exactly the opposite experience. After many years of experimenting with lighter roasts I have become completely hooked on Dolce. The dark sweet tones call to me daily and I now find the light, bright fruity stuff less interesting.

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#9: Post by 5280grindz »

I was going to grab some vita, but like others $12+ shipping is ridiculous for 2 bags when other roasters manage $5 flat rate priority mail. My guess they're using s&h as a profit center.

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#10: Post by sluflyer06 (original poster) »

def wrote:I wish Espresso Vivace would send their coffee in a USPS Priority Flat Rate Padded Envelope. It costs about $8.00 and they can easily send up to 24 ounces, maybe even 32 ounces. I might send them an email because their coffee is one of my all-time favorites, and they may sell more coffee if they cut their shipping price. Win-win.
That's what many roasters I order from use to send kilo and 2lb bags with no problem.