Top 5 Coffee Roasters

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Mark.K

#1: Post by Mark.K » Oct 07, 2019, 12:43 am

Hi All,

I have not come across a thread discussing current favorite coffee roasters. There is obviously a lot of options and many great coffee roasters across the U.S. So I wanted to start a thread for HB members and your top 5 coffee roasters.

I can start:

1. Campos Coffee (https://us.camposcoffee.com/product-category/coffee/)
2. Brandywine (https://www.brandywinecoffeeroasters.com/)
3. Onyx Coffee (https://onyxcoffeelab.com/)
4. Verve Coffee (https://www.vervecoffee.com/)
5. Heart Coffee (https://www.heartroasters.com/)

Dburns

#2: Post by Dburns » Oct 07, 2019, 10:00 am

1. Counter Culture
2. Intelligentsia
3. Dark Matter
4. Parlor
5. Crop to Cup* (not 100% sure if the are around in a roasting capacity as they were a few years ago- THE BEST sweetest espresso I've ever had)

Espresso_Junky

#3: Post by Espresso_Junky » Oct 07, 2019, 10:31 am

Mine would be...

1. Me
2. Myself
3. I
4. Stockton Graham
5. Metropolis

Chiswim_32796

#4: Post by Chiswim_32796 » Oct 07, 2019, 10:26 pm

1. Sump (MO)
2. Metric (IL)
3. Onyx (AR)
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4. Folly (MN)
5. Kickapoo (MN)

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shawndo
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#5: Post by shawndo » Oct 07, 2019, 10:28 pm

There is this classic post
List of our Favorite Roasters
Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

Iowa_Boy

#6: Post by Iowa_Boy » Oct 07, 2019, 11:47 pm

1) George Howell
2) B&W
3) Olympia
4) Slate
5) Intelligensia

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Peppersass
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#7: Post by Peppersass » Oct 08, 2019, 12:09 am

My top five changes over time, but #1 has been my go-to roaster for about five years, #2 has been a favorite ever since I got into espresso 10 years ago, and #3 was a go-to for several years before I shifted to #1. The last two I sampled just this year and really like them for light-roasted natural process coffees, but can't comment on long-term product quality.

1) Temple
2) George Howell
3) Compass
4) Black and White
5) Apes and Peacocks

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Chert
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#8: Post by Chert » Oct 08, 2019, 12:16 am

I don't buy much roasted coffee.

Sweet Bloom

Northbound

Velton's

Mtn Air

Kuma

RockyIII
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#9: Post by RockyIII » Oct 08, 2019, 8:22 pm

Over the last several years, I've tried about 50 roasts from about 20 roasters. I use a five point scale for rating my espresso shots, and these are the roasters who have at least one rating of four or above:

Caffè Lusso
Counter Culture Coffee
Velton's Coffee
Victrola Coffee Roasters

There are many other roasters I'm sure I would enjoy, but when I find something I like I usually stick with it.

Rocky

RyanJE

#10: Post by RyanJE » Oct 09, 2019, 8:47 am

HAVE to add Tim Wendelboe to the list!

I think between him and George Howell they are the top of the top. I know the title says roasters, but these two take it to another level with sourcing as well.
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