Don't forget that coffee is a seasonal product and availability is also dependant on how much is produced in a particular region
My web site > koffeekosmo.com.au I home roast and I like it :P
Blog - http://koffeekosm...gspot.com/
Bezzera Strega: BNZ MD74 Grinder: 5 Box hand grinders: Pullman Tamper Convex: (KKTO) Turbo Oven Home Roaster: CONA Glass Rod Syphon: Pyrex Brewer:
Here's the other issue with Ecuador and why I've never had my hands on anything I wanted to try (and I love roasting from places I've never roasted before). Almost all their exports are instant coffee and most green is robusta or low quality arabica - think not specialty grade. The gvt $ goes into robusta/low quality arabica If you want to read more this link (the whole site really) is good http://www.cafeim...in_ecuador
If you want to go through some effort you could always head over to greencoffeebuyingclub buy a whole bag and get a group purchase going.
Thanks for the info and the links, they were really informative. I am just learning about bean grades, size and density and how it relates to the roast...the more I learn about coffee, the more I realize I need to learn more...
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