HI, i'm opening my coffee shop in a month and need to find a local roaster in california..also can any one suggest how many different coffee types one should start off with and if so what kind?..thanks in advance for any info. :
As far as coffee offerings I would recommend you start with a medium bodied house blend, a single origin coffee of the Day, and then a decaf.
You may want to call Caffe Calabria http://www.caffecalabria.com they are in San Diego but deliver to the L.A. area. Others are Coffee Klatch, Cafe Moto (also in San Diego). Try seeing if the SCAA headquarters in Long Beach has a directory of coffee roasters in the area ... http://www.scaa.org