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Good local coffee roasters, and where to purchase their products?

Laura D. | Dec 18, 200605:01 PM

I have an extensive thread going on the General Topics Board of this site, regarding what coffees are similar in taste but not price to Kona, as well as the best ways to use a french press in order to get the best flavor out of the final product. Long story short, I'm a non-coffee drinker, but I've purchased a french press for someone as a Christmas present, and want to present the press with some coffee. It appears as if freshness can be an issue when getting coffee shipped from somewhere, so someone recommended that I consult with locals to find a local coffee roaster to either buy from directly, or to buy from via a local coffee shop. Given that Philadelphia is a decent sized city, and given that I know we have decent coffee here, can anyone recommend either a local roaster I can contact, or a coffee retailer that sells beans roasted locally? I'm in the Chestnut Hill area, but am willing to travel. Oh, and as an aside, I'm not stuck on Kona, but would instead prefer recommendations for roasters dealing with a wide variety of beans. Thanks in advance.

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