Whole bean coffe?

captdave

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Hello everyone!

Although I have lived in Buenos for about 7 years, I have yet to find a source for good whole bean coffee that isn't either stale, flavorless or over-roasted.

I am shameless about asking friends coming to visit to bring maple syrup and coffee, and although I have no hope for the syrup, I wonder if anyone has found a source of beans to get me through the lean times between visitors?

:)

Thanks in advance!

David
 

danc

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Maple syrup can be found at Jumbo...Check out the Cafe Martinez chains for whole bean coffee, i seem to recall seeing whole bean there...
 

captdave

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Thanks youse guys!

I have found whole bean coffee in a few places, including Carrefour, it just wasn't very good! I live in Vicente Lopez and am not close to a Jumbo, but I have browsed the one in Palermo and not seen maple syrup - I'll look again!

The coffee roaster on Puerydon looks VERY interesting - nice variety of different coffees and roasts (at least on their website!). I will get there in the next few days and report back on what's up if anyone is interested!

Thanks again!

David
 

HDM

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I also recommend the General de Cafe on Pueyrredon, just a block or so off Santa Fe. They also sell a variety of coffee and espresso machines. It is also a cafe, with a cosy upstairs area, as well as a garden patio in the back. I go there often, even though I need to ride the Subte to get there.

But, frankly, I buy Starbuck's French roast or Italian roast beans for making coffee at home. Say what you will about Starbuck's, they do dark roasting better than most people.
 

EvergreenGal

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Havanna has very good beans...they only sell a huge gold sealed bag...but it is good!! I am from Washington state, North of Seattle, the coffee capital of the U.S., and I hunted until I found a bean that was as good as I could find here...Havanna is about the best I have been able to find.
 

captdave

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Thanks EG!

I wouldn't have thought to try Havana, as I am somewhat underwhelmed by their other offerings (e.g. alfajores good but not great)

However, as a northwesterner, your advice cannot be ignored, and I will grab a bag next chance I get.

BTW - where "north of Seattle?" I went to WWSC in Bellingham, back before coffee became such a crucial part of NW life!

Thanks again,

David
 

Napoleon

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Bonafide also sells whole beans for substantially less than the above small chain, but the options are limited.

Also, there's this new chain called "Starbucks" that offers 1/4 Kilos by the bag.
 
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