Buying Coffee on the Web
• Physical characteristics • Processing methods
– the bean • Sun-dried (natural
– tree select) or washed
• Cupping characteristics • Do not compare prices
– acidity for coffee until you
– body know what's inside the
– aroma bag!
• Grades (peaberry, extra
fancy, fancy, prime, #1,
Some On-line Competition
• All The Beans - ~160 for monthly delivery package.
• Benevolent Gourmet - Coffee of the month from
$9 - $13. Portion of Sales go to charity. No on-line
• Better Beans - Coffee of the month ~$10.00. Gift
packages for home and office. On line ordering.
• Club Caffeine - On-line ordering.
• Roaster Select - Coffee of the month, month by
month, about $10 - $17. Corporate gift packages.