I prefer roasters that have a "roasted on" date.
I'm too far from Klatch, Intelli, and lamill to just go pick it up. I live in WLA, and need great espresso beans. If Caffe Luxxe's Vivace beans are anything like how they serve it, I don't want them. I was wondering if some of the small, gourmet shops carry beans? Maybe the Wine House or Wally's, which are close enough to me, or Surfas is close enough to go once a week or two weeks.