Choosing Green Coffee; Replacing a Favorite...

Choosing Green Coffee; Replacing a Favorite...

What do you do if a favorite coffee is out of stock?

We offer small amounts of high quality coffee. Since coffee is an agricultural product, coffees will go out of stock and possibly return again. This means we’ll eventually sell out of your favorite coffee. This can be frustrating if you didn't order enough, but there will always be a few fresh coffees with similar flavor notes on our list that we know you will enjoy.

Look for a bean from the same or nearby region, as the cultivar and climate is most likely similar. Next, consider the processing method, which greatly impacts the flavor. A dry processed coffee from Ethiopia will not match in flavor profile to its neighboring region’s wet processed coffee. Then match the overall flavor profile in the description. The coffee score is not a good indication of a coffee matching up in cup characteristics, but the spider graph can be helpful in finding a coffee that has certain attributes you like, such as body and brightness.

Here is a list of factors to consider when searching for a comparable coffee:

  • Origin
  • Cultivar
  • Processing
  • Region
  • Flavor Attributes


In this video, Tom discusses how to go about choosing what green coffee to roast, both for folks just beginning to home roast and for those who love a certain coffee that is now unavailable.