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Whole Coffee Beans: Help

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 19, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Hello everyone,

Knowing the BulletProfexec's work on coffee and mycotoxins from quite a while, i'm already aware of the issues regarding mold formation and affordued mycotoxins. I've getting some organic central american whole beans(washed) from a national coffee importer, with reputable name. As it happens, i no longuer have the possibility to buy that coffee, in spite of loving it.

As it so, could you recomend any brand of whole bean roasted coffee from Iherb or another shop that ships to Europe at similar costs? i've found quite a few good brands, but in the end, the shipping costs outruns largely the cost of the coffee.

Must be:

100% Arabica, Wet-processed, Central American(Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Nicar??gua, M??xico, etc), roasted anywhere from medium to dark(the darker, the bitter,the better) and whole bean so i can adjust the griding at home either for my french press, pot or dripper.

Best regards folks

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on February 11, 2014
at 03:23 PM

I work for Topeca... Unfortunately, we do not ship to Europe but our coffee continually ranks high on coffee review. We have a unique business model that brings a new level to direct trade. Our coffee from El Salvador comes directly from our own family plantations that we have had for over a century. We use our unique Seed to Cup model to experiment and develop newer processing methods not traditional to El Salvador. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.

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on November 18, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Matt, try it and then tell me.

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on November 13, 2012
at 01:26 AM

The best coffee comes from El Salvador, says the guy from El Salvador! Conflict of interest!!!! :P

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on October 07, 2012
at 11:05 AM

TANK YOU SO MUCH!!! this resource was simply what i was looking for! Best regards!!

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on September 20, 2012
at 06:24 AM

Glad you offer your help. I'm checking on it...;)

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on September 19, 2012
at 03:46 PM

And I thought *I* was a coffee snob... J/K!! :) Actually, good coffee is one of life's simple yet wonderful pleasures.

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(3213)

on September 19, 2012
at 03:28 PM

I would recommend coffee from El Salvador, is the best in the region, to my knowledge.

Here is a link, i'm not sure if they ship to Europe.

This is one of the best coffees i've tried. And the processing methods they use, are top notch.

http://www.topecacoffee.com

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(3213)

on November 18, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Matt, try it and then tell me.

20203f15287a14924c714eb68a34ce6c

(596)

on September 20, 2012
at 06:24 AM

Glad you offer your help. I'm checking on it...;)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on November 13, 2012
at 01:26 AM

The best coffee comes from El Salvador, says the guy from El Salvador! Conflict of interest!!!! :P

8eace8ffad465b2d79f535bd9ea60c89

on February 11, 2014
at 03:23 PM

I work for Topeca... Unfortunately, we do not ship to Europe but our coffee continually ranks high on coffee review. We have a unique business model that brings a new level to direct trade. Our coffee from El Salvador comes directly from our own family plantations that we have had for over a century. We use our unique Seed to Cup model to experiment and develop newer processing methods not traditional to El Salvador. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.

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on November 22, 2013
at 12:57 AM

iHerb finally managed to get some high quality beans. Shipping to Europe is 4 dollars. Express shipping is 8 dollars:

http://www.iherb.com/Mt-Whitney-Coffee-Roasters-Whole-Bean-Coffee-High-Grown-Honduras-Cristian-Rodriquez-Medium-Roast-12-oz-340-g/52542#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=honduras%20coffee&rc=3&sr=null&ic=2

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5b273fa7f45985eb303ae0f245164b61

on November 22, 2013
at 12:56 AM

http://www.iherb.com/Mt-Whitney-Coffee-Roasters-Whole-Bean-Coffee-High-Grown-Honduras-Cristian-Rodriquez-Medium-Roast-12-oz-340-g/52542#p=1&oos=1&disc=0&lc=en-US&w=honduras%20coffee&rc=3&sr=null&ic=2

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on November 13, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Surprised that you can't find what you want in Europe. In any case, for your information you might want to look at the website of this company that imports coffee from Vietnam (now largest producer in the world after overtaking Brazil) Sumatra and Philippines. The photo of Vietnamese Robusta growing in the shade of avocado trees got me! And Robusta is the "secret ingredient" in Italian espresso which flavor I am guessing you probably like. They also have two other heirloom coffee species, Excelsa and Liberica. The Passiona Vietnamese blend is naturally low caffeine with a flavor so much like a mocha cocoa mix you can hardly believe it is only coffee beans. People insist on Arabica usually because they don't know anything else. "Snobbishness is not refined taste, only opinionated ignorance" http://www.vietnamese-coffee.com/

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:48 PM

Flip, you forgot high elevation also!

In fact, I think that Dave only recommends Central American as a proxy for high elevation. Also, he specifically does not recommend dark roasts, as this damages some of the antioxidants in coffee. He also mentions that dark roasting is correlated with lower quality beans, because the excessive roasting can be used to try to compensate for bad flavor or lack of flavor. I had to read through a lot of his responses in comments on various pages to piece all his coffee buying advice together.

A good source to fulfill those requirements is Paradise Coffee Roasters, and they ship to Europe for reasonable prices (unlike Dave's upgraded coffee, which would have cost me near $30 to ship a 12oz bag to Switzerland). They list the elevation that their beans come from and the processing method on most of the varieties.

I recently ordered this one: http://www.paradiseroasters.com/fair-trade-organic-mexico-chiapas/ I haven't tried it yet though.

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on October 07, 2012
at 11:05 AM

TANK YOU SO MUCH!!! this resource was simply what i was looking for! Best regards!!

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:26 PM

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