My favorite roasters so far - Page 6

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Postby LaMarzooka » Nov 01, 2015, 10:37 pm

Late to the party, I've been working my way through the site's recommended 2015 roasters (Favorite Espressos 2015).

I can highly recommend Heart Roasters -- Stereo Seasonal Blend or Guatemala El Amate -- and Nossa Familia's Full Cycle. After going 2-for-2, I plan to order from Compass later this week.

Both Compass and Nossa Familia offer H-B discounts of 20%. Difficult to pass up if you ask me. :mrgreen:
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Postby Tomtg replying to LaMarzooka » Nov 03, 2015, 11:57 pm

Thanks! I will try both!

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Postby spressomon » Nov 04, 2015, 12:55 am

Very much enjoying Monterey's (actually Seaside CA) Acme's Powerglide blend for tight cappuccinos (nutty, medium chocolate and well balanced/controlled stone fruit brightness). It has a wide sweet spot post roast; start pulling 7-ish days post roast out to 3-weeks and its tasty. For added kick I had some of their Ethiopian I blended lately into the PG @ ~33% and its just super too. And pricing is per pound...very good value IMO.
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Postby weebit_nutty » Nov 05, 2015, 5:20 pm

+1 on the Heart Stereo blend. It's just great. I order it every once in a while and it never fails to delight.
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Postby Lacoffee » Apr 29, 2016, 11:27 pm

+1 nossa full cycle. Great big peanut butter milkshake in my cortados. Just tried it today for the first time. 4 days post roast. 16g in 32 out. 201. Really like the nuttiness and chocolate.

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Postby delkat » Apr 30, 2016, 1:06 am

I visited the Nossa roastery/cafe in Portland last week. The guys there were great - super nice and even pulled shots for me to try a couple of blends during the busiest time in the morning. I'm a fan and love the Full Cycle!

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Postby cmin » Jun 27, 2016, 10:02 am

espressoonmymind wrote:I've got a 5lb of the Crema Dolce, will get a bag of Vesuvius next... good pricing, good non-acidic cup.

So I remembered a thread about this. Just ordered from them, Vesuvius. Too dark for me, lowered temp to 197 but still has a smoke/ashy taste though not as bad as when I had temp at 204 and it tasted like cigarette smoke lol. I would give their Crema Dolce a chance though as thats pry what I should have ordered.

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Postby rustybrewscoffee » Nov 14, 2016, 4:28 pm

compellingrich wrote:George Howell and Temple are as good as it gets imho. Haven't tried Flight. I would recommend Klatch, SweetBloom, Novo, Papa Lin's, Heart, and Tim Wendelboe. It was a great Rwanda year, and I've had several outstanding Colombian lots.

i've been wanting to try Tim Wendelboe. I really regret not picking up a bag at BÚÐIN in Brooklyn while they had some stock. Next week they will have some beans in from Drop Coffee Roasters, so I'll at least get to pick up a box from them!

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Postby Jared » Nov 14, 2016, 7:40 pm

Mountain Air Roasting is definitely one of my favorites. The price is great and the product is outstanding. I've been rotating lately to try different roasters, but I definitely will buy more again in the future.

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Postby moreshots » Jan 27, 2017, 9:35 pm

espressoonmymind wrote:enjoy these days Klatch Coffee, Extracto, Dragonfly, Paisley Road Roasters, but best cup I've had so far was from Screaming Beans in Amsterdam this summer. Talk about cocoa and was the biggest doubles I've seen. Made on a manual Mirage Idrocompresso the woman new how to pull down on that grip.

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