I’ve been thinking it myself, so when I saw Pavel, and I believe Stephen, mention it, I thought there needs to be a topic for this! I actually don’t have any immediate plans to buy coffee, but I have over 50 unique beans from the past year which someone else may have as well. My main source is Sweet Maria’s, but Ive also bought from PT’s coffee, Temple coffee, Paradise roasters, crop to cup, Ikawa, Seattle coffee works, shearwater roasters, and Redding roasters. If anyone has bought from these sources in the past year, we may already have the same coffees! I’d love to know who other people are buying from, so please feel free to list your sources! I’ve been keeping my eyes on the green coffee buying club and Burman coffee, and I would definitely consider buying from these sources as well.
I’d also be interested to know what types of coffees or flavors people prefer! I like pretty much everything from cinnamon to French roast, geisha to robusta, floral to earthy, monsooned malabar to washed Kenyan, but I always need to have a fruity coffee in rotation. I think the more weight any number of us is willing to buy, the better for finding and sharing great roasts. For example, I will happily buy 20 lbs or more of a highly rated Ethiopian natural with fruit notes. Anyone else?
If anyone knows which suppliers operate at all internationally, I’m sure that would be useful to start figuring out.