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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:16 pm
by TrevorH
Ditto to the James's Gourmet and Karimikui - a beautiful coffee, from one of the very best roasters.
It's a lovely idea to try coffee from all the world's great roasters. But, I've heard that flying coffee once it's roasted can do strange things to it (air pressure in cargo holds and all that jazz), and, together with what I imagine must be significant shipping costs, freshness, and transit miles issues, it might be best to try these roasters if ever you happen to be in their home countries... And in the meantime, simply take advantage of so many different, wonderful coffees that have been skillfully roasted more locally in the UK, by those various people mentioned above... :)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:10 am
by Gouezeri
You could also try some of the offerings from the newly crowned French roasting champion!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:38 am
by MKSwing
Gouezeri wrote:You could also try some of the offerings from the newly crowned French roasting champion!

Roasting becames my passions.

(I can't get this joke out of my head, sorry)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:07 pm
by darrensandford
Steve wrote:I'm watching you roland beady eye one you :)

Calling the next new blend "Stalker" then Steve? :D

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:39 am
by Rujir
You MUST definitely try brand new czech roastery:

Their coffees are just amazing! Microlots, honey coffees, etc. perfect!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:31 pm
by RolandGlew
It's slow going - had some James' Gourmet (Karamikui - yes, I agree, very nice - and La Laguna - lovely and fruity) and the four pack from Coffee Collective (I really really liked these, and arrived within a couple of days of roasting, so very impressive :) )

I'm not going to try all of those on the list - for a start, a lot of them don't offer international shipping or don't do mail order at all (assuming my Google translate is working well enough :P ). But I'm looking forward to slowly expanding my experience of international roasters as well as trying lots more UK ones :)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:09 pm
by icke
Gouezeri wrote:You could also try some of the offerings from the newly crowned French roasting champion!

where could one obtain these offerings? saving on international shipping charges every now and then wouldn't be a bad thing really...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:14 pm
by canto
In Italy:
Slitti (Tuscany)
Mokaflor (firenze)
Vergnano (Milan)

and what I really love is the Sidamo single origine produced by the second company: ... world.html

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:50 pm
by Chris
:D Canto, do you work for that second company by any chance?

Re: Must try roasters of the world

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:55 pm
by jossy
Any updates on this? I know toomuchcoffee is dying out but KingSeven's list has been my essential travel guide for years now and I'd be curious to find out if he has any updates to his list? Let's hope against hope that he still reads toomuchcoffee :-)

Re: Must try roasters of the world

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:16 am
by RolandGlew
Also crossing my fingers for a KingSeven update - but in the meantime, although I don't get to try as many international coffee roasters as he does, (in addition to his list) I've had and would recommend:

Brother Espresso

Drop Coffee

Heart Coffee Roasters

The Barn
5 Elephants



New Zealand:
Framework (not actually had anything from them yet, but it's John & Jess previously of Square Mile, so we can take tasty as a given :) )

Maruyama Coffee

That's off the top of my head - I'll try and remember to post any more I come across!

Re: Must try roasters of the world

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:26 am
by rich833
Is the idea of HasBean to try a different roast/bean each week? I recently started the Secret Caffeine Club to bring great independent roasters to the masses, online. The knowledge in this forum is amazing - definitely gives me food for thought for new roasters to feature!

Re: Must try roasters of the world

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:53 am
by marmelady
Oh, didn't realize this forum is pretty dead, so many cool threads here. :cry:

Re: Must try roasters of the world

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:44 am
by CakeBoy
Hi Marmelady and welcome.

Yes, it’s a bit quiet these days but a few of us are still floating about. There is a wealth of information in the threads and it goes right back to the early days of the coffee renaissance early in the millennium. Back in the day everyone posted here.

It’s worth a trawl back through the threads. Lots of humour that I’ve never seen on any other online forum too.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:04 am
by AlexCaro
Beanie wrote:Adding to James' list, also for Canada:

Detour Coffee. Kaelin doesn't have an online store yet; however, if you can PayPal, I think he'll be pleased to send you stuff. I know that another TMC'er in UK phoned Kaelin last Xmas to order stuff. I'm sure an email will work just as well. Also, I only recently sent some beans to Cakey to try... so NUTCakes... review already! Personally, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Punch Buggy and it is Kaelin's 'baby'. And just today, I got the OK from the owners to test out the PB decaf @ the shop in a couple weeks' time :D Ever since Intelli's decaf (most undecaf decaf I've EVER tried), I've yet to encounter any that comes even close... so my search for decaf continues :( Currently, t just SUCKS to adjust decaf espresso every day :( I need to find something I actually WANT to taste.

Another one getting solid raves (but I've yet to try, although REALLY REALLY want to try) is Social Coffee Company.

Sam James uses coffee beans from Toi & Moi Cafe in Montreal. All I know is, Sam's shop always serves a kick-ass espresso. I had a double macc just this past Wednesday and it was glORious :D

I heard about Social Coffee Company from one of my friends. He is a real cofficionado. The first thing he does in a new place, buys a cup of coffee :D