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Date: 17 Apr 2007 11:32:06
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Blue Mountain
I'd like recommendations for an online store to purchase some whole bean
Blue Mountain coffee. It doesn't necessarily have to be the lowest
price possible. I'm more interested in a reasonable price from a
reputable company with fast service.

I won't be buying large amounts, just a pound or two at a time.

--
Ross




 
Date: 19 Apr 2007 06:12:08
From: Mike Hagley
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
Coffee Am is offering a free 8oz package of a Blue Mountain blend with any
purchase. I have been ordering Espresso Gold from them for several years.
At around $38 for 5 pounds of roasted beans, I think it is a pretty good
deal.

You can check out their website at http://www.coffeeam.com/

Mike
"Ross Wentworth" <rossz@sonic.net > wrote in message
news:462512a7$0$14062$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
> I'd like recommendations for an online store to purchase some whole bean
> Blue Mountain coffee. It doesn't necessarily have to be the lowest price
> possible. I'm more interested in a reasonable price from a reputable
> company with fast service.
>
> I won't be buying large amounts, just a pound or two at a time.
>
> --
> Ross






  
Date: 19 Apr 2007 06:52:38
From:
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 06:12:08 -0400, "Mike Hagley" <hagley@charter.net >
wrote:

>Coffee Am is offering a free 8oz package of a Blue Mountain blend with any
>purchase. I have been ordering Espresso Gold from them for several years.
>At around $38 for 5 pounds of roasted beans, I think it is a pretty good
>deal.
>
>You can check out their website at http://www.coffeeam.com/
>
>Mike
Oh a Blend is not real Blue Mountain. Our Kona Blend issue is similar
to the Blue Mountain Blend. Only 20% (I think in Blue Mountain's
Blend) real Blue Mountain can not be tasted in a bag of 80% other
coffee.(BTW

Good Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain from Mavis Bank for example, are
known for their mild aromatic and tasty flavors. Mix with other stuff
and the very precious elements are covered up.

It is a sensitive point with me, but I believe that Blue Mountain
Blend is just trading on the Blue Mountain name. Seen something
similar with Kona.
FWIW.

aloha, Cea


   
Date: 19 Apr 2007 11:00:24
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 06:12:08 -0400, "Mike Hagley" <hagley@charter.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Coffee Am is offering a free 8oz package of a Blue Mountain blend with any
>> purchase. I have been ordering Espresso Gold from them for several years.
>> At around $38 for 5 pounds of roasted beans, I think it is a pretty good
>> deal.
>>
>> You can check out their website at http://www.coffeeam.com/
>>
>> Mike
> Oh a Blend is not real Blue Mountain. Our Kona Blend issue is similar
> to the Blue Mountain Blend. Only 20% (I think in Blue Mountain's
> Blend) real Blue Mountain can not be tasted in a bag of 80% other
> coffee.(BTW
>
> Good Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain from Mavis Bank for example, are
> known for their mild aromatic and tasty flavors. Mix with other stuff
> and the very precious elements are covered up.
>
> It is a sensitive point with me, but I believe that Blue Mountain
> Blend is just trading on the Blue Mountain name. Seen something
> similar with Kona.
> FWIW.
>
> aloha, Cea

I agree 100%. A blend is simply not going to cut it. I ordered a few
pounds from Mavis Bank this morning.

Now I'm going to have to get the re-usable k-cup adapter for my Keurig
coffee maker.

BTW, any recommendations on grinding? I have your typical Braun
electric grinder, but I get the feeling this type of gadget is not well
thought of in here.

--
Ross


    
Date: 21 Apr 2007 09:47:28
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:00:24 -0700, Ross Wentworth <rossz@sonic.net >
wrote:


>
>Now I'm going to have to get the re-usable k-cup adapter for my Keurig
>coffee maker.

I've been thinking about getting this myself, but I am not sure it
would be worthwhile. If you get it, please give us a report on it.

Russ


     
Date: 21 Apr 2007 22:13:55
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
Russell Patterson wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:00:24 -0700, Ross Wentworth <rossz@sonic.net>
> wrote:
>
>
>> Now I'm going to have to get the re-usable k-cup adapter for my Keurig
>> coffee maker.
>
> I've been thinking about getting this myself, but I am not sure it
> would be worthwhile. If you get it, please give us a report on it.
>
> Russ

I meant to pick one up today when I was at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and
completely forget. Not a problem since the Blue Mountain beans won't
arrive until late in the week, but I should swing by tomorrow and grab
one since doing so during the week is a pain.

I'll post a report after I've had a few cups of the good beans using it.

--
Ross

Putting the laughter in manslaughter


    
Date: 19 Apr 2007 13:49:19
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
In article <4627ae38$0$14127$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net >,
Ross Wentworth <rossz@sonic.net > wrote:

> beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
> > On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 06:12:08 -0400, "Mike Hagley" <hagley@charter.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Coffee Am is offering a free 8oz package of a Blue Mountain blend with any
> >> purchase. I have been ordering Espresso Gold from them for several years.
> >> At around $38 for 5 pounds of roasted beans, I think it is a pretty good
> >> deal.
> >>
> >> You can check out their website at http://www.coffeeam.com/
> >>
> >> Mike
> > Oh a Blend is not real Blue Mountain. Our Kona Blend issue is similar
> > to the Blue Mountain Blend. Only 20% (I think in Blue Mountain's
> > Blend) real Blue Mountain can not be tasted in a bag of 80% other
> > coffee.(BTW
> >
> > Good Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain from Mavis Bank for example, are
> > known for their mild aromatic and tasty flavors. Mix with other stuff
> > and the very precious elements are covered up.
> >
> > It is a sensitive point with me, but I believe that Blue Mountain
> > Blend is just trading on the Blue Mountain name. Seen something
> > similar with Kona.
> > FWIW.
> >
> > aloha, Cea
>
> I agree 100%. A blend is simply not going to cut it. I ordered a few
> pounds from Mavis Bank this morning.
>
> Now I'm going to have to get the re-usable k-cup adapter for my Keurig
> coffee maker.
>
> BTW, any recommendations on grinding? I have your typical Braun
> electric grinder, but I get the feeling this type of gadget is not well
> thought of in here.

Ross, for something like the Keurig or pod machines using the Braun
should be fine, imo.

OTOH, if you are going to use an espresso machine you need something
much better.


     
Date: 19 Apr 2007 20:05:40
From: Mike Garner
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
In article <lloydparsons-EF83C9.13491919042007@individual.net >,
lloydparsons@mac.com says...
> In article <4627ae38$0$14127$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net>,
> Ross Wentworth <rossz@sonic.net> wrote:
>
> > beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
> > > On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 06:12:08 -0400, "Mike Hagley" <hagley@charter.net>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Coffee Am is offering a free 8oz package of a Blue Mountain blend with any
> > >> purchase. I have been ordering Espresso Gold from them for several years.
> > >> At around $38 for 5 pounds of roasted beans, I think it is a pretty good
> > >> deal.
> > >>
> > >> You can check out their website at http://www.coffeeam.com/
> > >>
> > >> Mike
> > > Oh a Blend is not real Blue Mountain. Our Kona Blend issue is similar
> > > to the Blue Mountain Blend. Only 20% (I think in Blue Mountain's
> > > Blend) real Blue Mountain can not be tasted in a bag of 80% other
> > > coffee.(BTW
> > >
> > > Good Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain from Mavis Bank for example, are
> > > known for their mild aromatic and tasty flavors. Mix with other stuff
> > > and the very precious elements are covered up.
> > >
> > > It is a sensitive point with me, but I believe that Blue Mountain
> > > Blend is just trading on the Blue Mountain name. Seen something
> > > similar with Kona.
> > > FWIW.
> > >
> > > aloha, Cea
> >
> > I agree 100%. A blend is simply not going to cut it. I ordered a few
> > pounds from Mavis Bank this morning.
> >
> > Now I'm going to have to get the re-usable k-cup adapter for my Keurig
> > coffee maker.
> >
> > BTW, any recommendations on grinding? I have your typical Braun
> > electric grinder, but I get the feeling this type of gadget is not well
> > thought of in here.
>
> Ross, for something like the Keurig or pod machines using the Braun
> should be fine, imo.
>
> OTOH, if you are going to use an espresso machine you need something
> much better.
>

Having used both a whirley blade and a Mazzer Super Jolly (commercial
burr grinder) to grind for the My K-cup adapter, I highly recommend a
burr grinder. You get quite a bit more sediment in the cup with the
whirley blade grinder, leading to a harsher cup.


Mike


     
Date: 19 Apr 2007 12:14:33
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
Lloyd Parsons wrote:
> In article <4627ae38$0$14127$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net>,
> Ross Wentworth <rossz@sonic.net> wrote:
>
>> beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>>> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 06:12:08 -0400, "Mike Hagley" <hagley@charter.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Coffee Am is offering a free 8oz package of a Blue Mountain blend with any
>>>> purchase. I have been ordering Espresso Gold from them for several years.
>>>> At around $38 for 5 pounds of roasted beans, I think it is a pretty good
>>>> deal.
>>>>
>>>> You can check out their website at http://www.coffeeam.com/
>>>>
>>>> Mike
>>> Oh a Blend is not real Blue Mountain. Our Kona Blend issue is similar
>>> to the Blue Mountain Blend. Only 20% (I think in Blue Mountain's
>>> Blend) real Blue Mountain can not be tasted in a bag of 80% other
>>> coffee.(BTW
>>>
>>> Good Kona and Jamaica Blue Mountain from Mavis Bank for example, are
>>> known for their mild aromatic and tasty flavors. Mix with other stuff
>>> and the very precious elements are covered up.
>>>
>>> It is a sensitive point with me, but I believe that Blue Mountain
>>> Blend is just trading on the Blue Mountain name. Seen something
>>> similar with Kona.
>>> FWIW.
>>>
>>> aloha, Cea
>> I agree 100%. A blend is simply not going to cut it. I ordered a few
>> pounds from Mavis Bank this morning.
>>
>> Now I'm going to have to get the re-usable k-cup adapter for my Keurig
>> coffee maker.
>>
>> BTW, any recommendations on grinding? I have your typical Braun
>> electric grinder, but I get the feeling this type of gadget is not well
>> thought of in here.
>
> Ross, for something like the Keurig or pod machines using the Braun
> should be fine, imo.
>
> OTOH, if you are going to use an espresso machine you need something
> much better.

My espresso machine is a super automatic (Impressa E8). Its built-in
grinder does an excellent job.

--
Ross


 
Date: 18 Apr 2007 06:02:35
From:
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
You can try http://www.u-roast-em.com/coffee-beans-jamaican.html



  
Date: 18 Apr 2007 09:35:51
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
kyemeng@gmail.com wrote:
> You can try http://www.u-roast-em.com/coffee-beans-jamaican.html
>

I'm not yet roasting my own. I still retain some semblance of sanity. :)

--
Ross


   
Date: 18 Apr 2007 10:15:50
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
Ross Wentworth <rossz@sonic.net > wrote:

>kyemeng@gmail.com wrote:
>> You can try http://www.u-roast-em.com/coffee-beans-jamaican.html
>>
>
>I'm not yet roasting my own. I still retain some semblance of sanity. :)


That's what ALL the psychopaths say. /:-\=

Randy "7 coffee roasters" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com





 
Date: 17 Apr 2007 21:12:48
From: J. Clarke
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
Ross Wentworth wrote:
> I'd like recommendations for an online store to purchase some whole
> bean Blue Mountain coffee. It doesn't necessarily have to be the
> lowest price possible. I'm more interested in a reasonable price
> from a reputable company with fast service.
>
> I won't be buying large amounts, just a pound or two at a time.

Mavis Bank has an Amazon storefront
http://www.amazon.com/b/002-5482527-1144019?ie=UTF8&me=A3OJI2RX5WX2C0.

Sweet Marias is very reliable however they're currently sold out.
http://www.sweetmarias.com


--
--
--John
to email, dial "usenet" and validate
(was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)




  
Date: 02 May 2007 10:28:36
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
I thought I should update everyone on this. I ordered a pound of
regular roast and three pounds of the espresso roast from Mavis Bank.
The ordered arrived within the expected time. I immediately dumped out
the crappy Peet's Italian roast in my super-auto and dumped in some of
the Blue Mountain espresso roast. After making a couple of shots to
clear out the residues of the Italian roast, the machine is now
producing the best espresso I have ever had.

I plan to keep ordering this stuff as required. They are currently out
of stock of the espresso roast, but I still have over 2 lbs of beans, so
I should be good for a few more days.

--
Ross


J. Clarke wrote:
> Ross Wentworth wrote:
>> I'd like recommendations for an online store to purchase some whole
>> bean Blue Mountain coffee. It doesn't necessarily have to be the
>> lowest price possible. I'm more interested in a reasonable price
>> from a reputable company with fast service.
>>
>> I won't be buying large amounts, just a pound or two at a time.
>
> Mavis Bank has an Amazon storefront
> http://www.amazon.com/b/002-5482527-1144019?ie=UTF8&me=A3OJI2RX5WX2C0.
>
> Sweet Marias is very reliable however they're currently sold out.
> http://www.sweetmarias.com
>
>


  
Date: 18 Apr 2007 09:39:29
From: Ross Wentworth
Subject: Re: Blue Mountain
J. Clarke wrote:
> Ross Wentworth wrote:
>> I'd like recommendations for an online store to purchase some whole
>> bean Blue Mountain coffee. It doesn't necessarily have to be the
>> lowest price possible. I'm more interested in a reasonable price
>> from a reputable company with fast service.
>>
>> I won't be buying large amounts, just a pound or two at a time.
>
> Mavis Bank has an Amazon storefront
> http://www.amazon.com/b/002-5482527-1144019?ie=UTF8&me=A3OJI2RX5WX2C0.
>
> Sweet Marias is very reliable however they're currently sold out.
> http://www.sweetmarias.com
>
>


Thanks. Mavis Bank seems to have a good selection. They don't,
however, state the grade of the beans.

Has anyone tried to the Blue Mountain espresso beans from them? I'm
curious how it would work out in my Impressa super-automatic.

--
Ross