My neighborhood is getting more and more great shops! Yesterday, while walking with Levi, I wandered into Mr. Greenbeans. What a find of a shop! Not only do they have a large selection of green coffee beans for the home roaster (and all sorts of roasting paraphanalia), they also have tons of home preserving supplies. I saw kefir, kombucha, yogurt, and exotic sour dough starters. I am now pondering trying the different yogurt starters to discover the flavor differences. There was also soap making supplies, canning jars, and cheese making kits!
The owners were so friendly. They mentioned that they will soon be having cheese making classes and selling their own roasted coffee. I can't wait to try it. Ever since Blue Gardenia closed Justin and I have been on the hunt for small batch roasted coffee. (Why yes, I am a coffee snob! :) )
Currently, we are really liking Clive Coffee.We met the owners at a fundraising event while I was pregnant. They generously gave me a pound of the decaf. I think decent decaf coffee is difficult to find and Clive's was spot on. Rich and delicious. You wouldn't know you were drinking decaf if someone didn't tell you.
We are now enjoying their regular coffee - we are partial to the Ethiopian Yurgicheffe bean right now. The beans are very reasonably priced for the quality. Stumptown will always be a favorite, but it has been fun trying small roasters around town.
Any other coffee recommendations? Have you ever roasted your own coffee? How did it turn out?