Radio.YYZ wrote:Greenbeanery in my experience is not a good roaster. I probably wouldn't try it from them, i used to buy from them for years until i ended up trying one of the new roasters (yirgacheffe) and the difference was day and night with similar roasting level.
I will have to wait for someone else to carry it and try it, i mentioned it one of the roasters and he refused to entertain the thought of china and outright said it will never happen.
baldheadracing wrote:$44/lb for single co-op (essentially a micro-lot) typica greens! $68/lb roasted!
Then again, they're selling Kopi Luwak greens for $163/lb...
I've recently been sourcing Ethiopian greens from little Ethiopian markets in TO, as well has having freshly roasted coffee served Ethiopian style in jebenas. Some proprietors are bringing greens from home or having family members do so. That's how I got Jimma a week ago. And I'm not sure where the Kaffa I had last Saturday came from.
Maybe you have friends or coworkers who might have Yunan connections. It's worth asking around, maybe in Chinatown as well.