Serving Other Roasters Coffees

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Serving Other Roasters Coffees

Postby sutono on Sat May 07, 2011 6:42 am

I'm wondering how many roasters serve other roasters' coffees on a regular basis - on a real basis rather than as a marginal 'guest' coffee. I'm inspired by microbreweries tapping other breweries, and in the new spirit of collaboration (coffee common)...

How about retail beans from other roasters?
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Re: Serving Other Roasters Coffees

Postby sutono on Mon May 09, 2011 10:01 am

Guess not
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Re: Serving Other Roasters Coffees

Postby Rich Westerfield on Sun May 22, 2011 10:15 am

Tony,
As we're just a shop roaster, we're probably not the model you're inquiring about, but we do. Reason being most of what we buy is small quantities from Shrub. We'll usually run an SO espresso from that green, but it's more economical for us to buy espresso blends from Intelli, et. al. than do it ourselves. We also use other roaster's blends for iced coffee and usually carry at least one other SO from a top roaster in addition to the 2-3 SOs we roast ourselves. Generally that 3rd party SO is from an origin we don't have in inventory.
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Re: Serving Other Roasters Coffees

Postby sutono on Fri May 27, 2011 3:26 pm

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Re: Serving Other Roasters Coffees

Postby Jim Saborio on Fri May 27, 2011 6:17 pm

I think it's a bad idea because it will diminish the relationship you have with your other roaster... oh wait, that makes absolutely no sense in this case either.
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Re: Serving Other Roasters Coffees

Postby Tim Taylor on Tue May 31, 2011 4:49 pm

Great idea!

Put us on the list, Tony!
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