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Topic: green beans in Germany (4 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: Geoff Galitz
Hi.
Does anyone of a good source for green coffee beans in Germany or elsewhere 
in Europe?  I'd like to be able to order from Sweetmaria's, but my shipping 
and billing info do not match (one of the "hazards" of my international 
lifestyle), so they cannot process my order.
-geoff

2) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
Have you contacted SM directly? they may be able to help you out with
that ...everytime I've asked they have always come through with flying
colors!
Dennis

3) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I am sure we can do it - to truly be efficient with international 
now, you need to buy exactly the ammount that will fit in the new 
flat rate international box. I think thats 12 lbs. anyway, email us 
(such as info), not the list. HasBean in the UK is 
good ... the guy Steven is a really nice guy. Most of their stuff 
comes from one broker, and that is always a drawback. But he has a 
lot of interesting coffees. Please don't be offended, but the quality 
of coffee in Germany has been in freefall for the past decade, and 
the fact that Hamburg is a major coffee port doesnt help. There is so 
much consolidation in the european roasting market, and so few coffee 
brokers - they cater to huge clients and their interests, which are 
quite different than the interests of a micro-roaster. 
Inter-American, Rothos, Volcafe, Atlantic, all these huge 
multi-national brokers are very much volume oriented, even in their 
so-called "specialty coffee" selections (which are actually just 
generic pooled regional lots). Anyway, you all do have that funky 
Dieckman roaster over there, which is interesting, and I notice that 
Hearthwares are available too.
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                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

4) From: DJ Garcia
Also as long as the credit card people have the alternate shipping it's =
not
a problem. I get my SM shipped to an alternate address because there's
rarely someone at home during the day.
DJ


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