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Green coffee beans

Nehidu Romero displays a green Mexican coffee bean with a roasted Mexican coffee bean at Apffels Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 1998.

Michael Caulfield/AP

Green coffee beans

Nehidu Romero displays a green Mexican coffee bean with a roasted Mexican coffee bean at Apffels Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 1998.

Michael Caulfield/AP

Reset Lost & Found: Where can I buy green coffee beans?

An Evanston coffee aficionado was struggling to locate unroasted beans, so one of our producers lent a hand.

Nehidu Romero displays a green Mexican coffee bean with a roasted Mexican coffee bean at Apffels Coffee Roasters in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 1998.

Michael Caulfield/AP

   

Since he moved to Chicago from Seattle, John searched high and low for green coffee beans. He wanted to find them because he likes to roast at home — a method preferred by some coffee lovers because it’s cheap, tasty and provides more control over the brew.

One of our producers began searching after John’s partner shared his dilemma with the show. Along the way, Reset learned about the joys of at-home roasting.

Unroasted bean purveyors mentioned in the segment:

GUEST: Claire Hyman, Reset digital engagement producer

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