2/26/2013 02:30:00 PM

The Freshest Beans: 11 Local Coffee Roasters in Philadelphia

Roasting at La Colombe
In the past few years, the Philadelphia coffee roasting scene has exploded. Pioneers from the end of the 20th century have been joined by a vanguard of early adopters and a wave of new artisans, all dedicated to sourcing fairly and roasting with care. If you’re not drinking local beans, why not? You can’t get any fresher or better. Here are all the options.

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  1. There are a number of excellent roasters in the near suburbs as well worth mentioning (especially considering that one or two on this list are outside Philly themselves). Pretty sure all are available for online ordering.

    Burlap & Bean in Newtown Square
    Golden Valley Farms in West Chester
    Kimberton in Kimberton
    Cave Bird in Downingtown

  2. Although, I avoid taking beverages of all kinds, but I simply cannot resist to buy coffee beans on the onset of winters, as it is the only drink that provides a soothing effect and help refreshing me while I work, without causing harmful side effects.