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Date: 18 Mar 2007 20:55:23
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Subject: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
Any coffee shop owners out there?

Do you buy whole bean, then roast in house and grind before use?

Or buy pre-ground beans, sealed for freshness?





 
Date: 21 Mar 2007 10:10:43
From: Danny
Subject: Re: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
kb10211@gmail.com wrote:
> Any coffee shop owners out there?
>
> Do you buy whole bean, then roast in house and grind before use?
>
> Or buy pre-ground beans, sealed for freshness?
>

It's your choice whether to buy green beans and roast in house
(uncommon round here), or find a local roaster to supply you, or by
prepacked (whole beans).

Do not, however, use preground coffee, ever. Grind to order if
possible, or fill the doser if you are busy enough to warrant it - ie:
you can use the ground coffee within 20 minutes or so, otherwise it
will stale.

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Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)



 
Date: 20 Mar 2007 18:36:58
From: hazchem
Subject: Re: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
why not lead with both offerings? I'm sure you'll find out pretty
quickly whether or not your ket/client base wants pre-ground coffee
or not.



 
Date: 20 Mar 2007 16:57:23
From:
Subject: Re: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
On 20, 4:40 am, kyem...@gmail.com wrote:
> If you care for your customer and want the best for them, then getting
> freshly roasted beans (you don't have to do it yourself) and grind it
> just before making the brew. That will give you the best results.

Thanks.

I'm looking to distribute coffee to coffee shops. I can distribute
them as whole beans pre-roasted or as pre-roasted & pre-ground beans.

Need guidance on which to lead with.



 
Date: 20 Mar 2007 01:40:43
From:
Subject: Re: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
If you care for your customer and want the best for them, then getting
freshly roasted beans (you don't have to do it yourself) and grind it
just before making the brew. That will give you the best results.



 
Date: 19 Mar 2007 16:18:44
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
On 18 2007 20:55:23 -0700, kb10211@gmail.com wrote:

>Any coffee shop owners out there?
Yes
>
>Do you buy whole bean, then roast in house and grind before use?

I do. However, it's not common for coffeeshops to roast in-house.

>
>Or buy pre-ground beans, sealed for freshness?

Ground coffee isn't fresh coffee, unless it's ground just before use.
As a generalization, sealing doesn't do much for freshness.

North Sullivan







  
Date: 20 Mar 2007 00:09:08
From: The Other Funk
Subject: Re: do cafes buy whole bean coffee, pre-roasted, or ground beans?
Finding the keyboard operational
North Sullivan entered:

> On 18 2007 20:55:23 -0700, kb10211@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> Any coffee shop owners out there?
> Yes
>>
>> Do you buy whole bean, then roast in house and grind before use?
>
> I do. However, it's not common for coffeeshops to roast in-house.
>
>>
>> Or buy pre-ground beans, sealed for freshness?
>
> Ground coffee isn't fresh coffee, unless it's ground just before use.
> As a generalization, sealing doesn't do much for freshness.
>
> North Sullivan

We are a in house roaster so we buy our beans green. We do supply a few
places with roasted whole bean coffee. We will supply ground coffee if the
customer requests it.
Bob
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