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RAVE Reviews Releases Ranking of Best Coffee Roasters

RAVE Reviews, the innovative site that publishes entertaining rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has published its ranking of the “Best Coffee Roasters.” The ranking is available at

Deciding which coffee to buy these days can be a little tricky. An overabundance of choices and little knowledge of the industry lead many down the path of “I don’t know, just pick one.” Wrong answer! Comparing different beans for quality, taste, and strength is well worth the time and effort. It could mean the difference between crushing that morning presentation, or yawning your way to lunch. That’s why we did it, just for you. You’re welcome!

The methodology for the ranking included an analysis of consumer reviews, input from local coffee connoisseurs, and strict product testing guidelines. We tried to eliminate as many variables as possible while conducting the reviews such as coffee and water amounts, grind consistency, brew time etc.

“Most of us have a sense of the wide variety in flavors and quality of wine, but a lot of us don’t pay any attention to – or even know about – the variety that you can find in coffee,” said Hillary Miller, managing editor of RAVE Reviews. “With this ranking, our goal was to create something that was valuable both to people who know a lot about coffee and are looking for some new options, and to people who are totally new to the idea of high-quality coffee.”

The Best Coffee Roasters ranking names 20 products. The title of the Best Coffee Roasters cannot be awarded for this ranking due to uncontrolled variables in testing and variations in personal preference. All are excellent options, so give them all a sip!

The full list of winners includes:

Counter Culture, Durham, NC

Slightly Coffee Roasters, Eugene, OR

Heart, Portland, OR

Onyx Coffee Lab, Fayetteville, AR

Barista Parlor, Nashville, TN

Color Coffee Roasters, Eagle, CO

49th Parallel, Vancouver, WA

George Howell, Acton, MA

Ruby, Nelsonville, WI

Intelligentsia, Chicago, IL

Blue Copper, Salt Lake City, UT

Olympia, Olympia, WA

Sweet Bloom, Lakewood, CO

Joe, New York, NY

Cat and Cloud, Santa Cruz, CA

Klatch, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Coava, Portland, OR

Verve, Santa Cruz, CA

Ritual, San Francisco, CA

Camber, Bellingham, WA

RAVE Reviews is an authoritative and entertaining guide for consumer goods, entertainment, and travel. It’s not a product review site or a lifestyle magazine. But if those two met on an online dating site, 9 months later, you’d have RAVE Reviews.



(PR Newswire)

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