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coffee download! Wouldn't that be great. Will it ever happen? In
the meantime, Seth Wallace, owner of Web Renown, offers his recommendations
for finding great coffee on the Internet and in your travels.
Tanduk Coffee Company, Indonesia - Tanduk is a newly discovered gem in coffee. All the coffee is fair-traded in Indonesia and then roasted freshly to order in Alabama. The freshness is amazingly noticeable and the service is fantastic. Plus, the coffee business supports a number of profitable works in Indonesia, so you can feel good drinking every cup.
Coffee Gallery, Haleiwa, Hawaii - This was probably my favorite
coffee shop while I lived on the island of Oahu. Stop by their North
Shore shop if you ever visit. If you are looking for a sweet taste
of aloha to go with your coffee, try some Chocolate Macadamia Nuts.
Books and Coffee,
Honolulu, Hawaii - I discovered this great coffee house during
my last trip to Hawaii. I wish it had been there when I lived in
the islands. I enjoyed some great coffee and a wonderful lunch.
Their selection of books also happens to be outstanding. You can
buy their wonderful coffee online!
Gevalia - I have mixed emotions
about Gevalia coffee. It is good European coffee, but I've tasted
so many cups of it that have been
ruined by improper brewing or just bad coffee makers. All of their
coffees do have a distinctive "Gevalia" flavor. They have
different mailing programs where you can schedule the delivery of
your coffee so you never run out.
Martinez & Company, Atlanta, Georgia - "Coffee is man's
most affordable luxury." Well, unless you're referring to their
Sumatra, Kopi Luwak at $300 a pound! Fortunately they sell it by
the ounce ($18.75/ounce). My experience with J. Martinez has been
recent (Jamaica Blue Mountain, Estate Reserve) and wonderful. As
you can tell from their website, and certainly their coffee, this
is coffee at its finest. Most of their coffee is quite affordable.
Ives Coffee Roasters, Gainesville, Georgia - One of my favorite
coffee shops in North Georgia. I'm not a big flavored coffee fan,
but their vanilla nut coffee is something that everyone should try.
It is the best flavored coffee I've had. Their other coffees are
very good too and if you're ever in North Georgia stop in their shop.
It's a neat atmosphere and they have a great selection of coffee,
drinks, desserts and light lunches.
Starbucks - This is my everyday
coffee. A lot of people complain of a "burnt" taste,
but to me it is a taste of richness. I prefer their bolder blends
and I brew them very stoutly.