Los Angeles roaster recommendations?

Discuss flavors, brew temperatures, blending, and cupping notes.

#1: Post by Drewskie »

Hopefully this post is allowed. I'm looking for some small roasters in the Los Angeles area. I'm actually not trying to purchase bags for myself, but I work at a small store and we carry a pretty good coffee selection, but I like to add a few more local offerings to the shelves. Any LA roasters you guys can recommend?


#2: Post by flyingtoaster »


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#3: Post by Drewskie (original poster) »

We carried their beans for a while, and they gave me a few samples. I could not get a decent cup from any of them. (Although my skills have been completely garbage lately).


#4: Post by wallaro7 »

Lab Coffee and Roasters

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#5: Post by jbviau »

I haven't tried their coffee for a while, but Compelling used to be pretty good.
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#6: Post by jmc999 »

Have you tried offset in el Segundo?


#7: Post by wallaro7 »

Alana's is good. Also Menotti's

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#8: Post by Drewskie (original poster) »

wallaro7 wrote:Lab Coffee and Roasters
Lab is one that I have been trying to get for a few months. I believe it's a language barrier, but when I've reached out about wholesale they pretty much blow me off.


#9: Post by meshkaffe »

I need to try some lab roasts as my buddy lives a block away.

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#10: Post by Drewskie (original poster) »

wallaro7 wrote:Alana's is good. Also Menotti's
Alana's was good and it was a pretty good price but I think I sort of pissed off the owner, so he stopped delivering to us. I've never heard of Menotti's but I'll check them out, thanks.