When I lived in Providence I happily bought my coffee direct from a wholesale roaster, Mills Coffee. It was ultra-fresh and I usually paid about $5 or $6/lb-- it was a great deal and very delicious coffee.
Now if I want to pay those prices (in my neighborhood), I head to Marty's, where the coffee is ok but not nearly as fresh. I've recently started buying whatever coffee has been roasted that day next door at Wholefoods, but the budget cannot sustain that. $9-$11/lb is too much for the amount we go through.
Does anyone know of any wholesale roasters in the Boston/metro-west area who also sell to the public?