I'm gonna have to quit working, it's seriously cutting into my other endeavors. Now, if I could find a way to earn a living in Uru Live, that would be quite the apogee. Ah well.
I have some coffees to review, especially for those of you who prefer fresh roasted coffee, but don't want to do the roasting yourself. King David Coffee Roasters, a small coffee micro roasting company located in Nashua, New Hampshire, offer freshly roasted coffee, both retail and bulk/wholesale. You can select the darkness you prefer, and the grind, but of course, if you're going to bother to order freshly roasted coffee, you don't want it pre-ground. Sort of defeats the purpose. Additionally, King David's is "certified strictly kosher by KSA, Kosher Supervision of America". I hate to admit I don't really know what that means to coffee.
Anyway, the three I've tried and can comment on are Costa Rica Tarrazu (light roast), Panama Boquete (medium roast), and Celebes Kalossi (dark roast).
I started with the CR Tarrazu, since I have most experience with it. It didn't disappoint, it was fresh enough to suit me, and flavorful. I have to say though, I'm not really a fan of light roast coffee. The flavor is still a bit too green for me. I much prefer a medium roast, that still retains the regional flavors, but moving in taste toward the carmelized bean. Still, this light roast Tarrazu was good.
I enjoyed the Panama Boquete, it was alright, but my favorite was the Celebes Kalossi, from the Sulawesi Island of Indonesia. I'm not that familiar with Indonesian coffees, and this was excellent in a dark roast. Very tasty.
One thing I noticed is there didn't seem to be much difference in bean color between the light and medium roasts. Maybe this has to do with the type of coffee, I don't know. The coffee chart on Sweet Maria's website is what I've been using as a reference for my own roasting experiments, and to go by that, the King David Panama Boquete was actually closer to a light roast. I need to get some freshly roasted beans from other companies and make some comparisons, but I would definitely recommend King David's as a source for freshly roasted beans.