Local Roasters in PA

haytoniaho

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Jun 21, 2006
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NJ
Hi everybody

So recently i picked up from the supermarket coffee brewed in west chester, it had the date roasted and everything on the label. The brand is called Kimbleton and the whole bean blend i bought was African Mistress, similar to a french roast but didnt stay too long on the palate. It was much better as an espresso rather than regular auto-drip--but anyway it got me thinking and i have a few questions if anybody can help:

--I realized what a huge difference the freshness makes in the taste and also in the crema i was able with my espresso shots. I read somewhere you really should consume coffee no more than 2 weeks after its roasted for the optimal flavor. This bag had been roasted a little less than a month before i bought it, but still was really impressive. Does anybody know any other local PA roasters or where i can get really fresh beans?

--This is a little random, and maybe has already been discussed on the forum (if so I'm sorry for bringing up old topics) but I wanted to learn more about describing coffee flavors. If anyone smokes cigars they must know what I mean, the different classifications, subtle flavors...is there any kind of "flavor rubric" for lack of a better term applicable to coffee?

I saw something like what I'm talking about on the side of an espresso blend container once, and the one criterion i remember the coffee was graded on was roundness, but I can't remember the others and I would just like to learn more about this
 

malkaNjeff

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Aug 13, 2007
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Warrington, PA
Which roasters do you use?

Hi Anne,
I'm the Malka (female) part of malkanjeff.
I do business in Egg Harbor Township as a broker.
Do you know which roasters you're using yet?
I could come down and meet with you if you're interested in any Organic Fair Trade coffees and bring you samples of more local ones. You would get wholesale pricing and you could order thru the internet if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested and I'll give you my biz contact info.
Take Care,
Malka
 

AJPRATT

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Mar 7, 2007
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Atlantic City, NJ
Thanks, Malka! I may take you up on that somewhere in the future. Right now, I am just concentrating on the build out phase, or at leasting getting it moving.
 

mpdavis

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Jan 16, 2009
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Wilkes Barre PA
Hello everyone,
My name is michal davis i work for a small coffee shop inside the mohegan sun casino in wilkes barre. The shop i work for is currently looking to start roasting beans we do have a small deidrich IR3 roaster. I am learning how to roast. Anyone inside pa that would give me pointers i would love to chat.
 

mpdavis

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Jan 16, 2009
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Wilkes Barre PA
Here is a question for all of the local pa roasters? Where do you get your green beans from.
I am looking for a supplier for the small coffee shop i manage.
Im new to roasting and the whole coffee scene but this community seems to be the key to my continued
interest.

Right now we get our ellis stuff from a middle man from what i know of. We are looking to go all in site roasted.
We will be doing maybe 20-30lbs a week since we are a small cafe so far. Hopefully in the future when we add locations we will be doing more then that.


We are currently using Guatemala Fair Trade greens but i feel they may be very old. It still makes a decent cup from what i am told. I am a chai drinker but have tasted out coffee, its not great but its not bad.

The elderly seem to love our coffee and make great comments about it over the "S" brand
 

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