afterspivak wrote:OP: one of the key variables here is the kind of roasting style you favour. If you give us more information, we can give more specific suggestions.
I do prefer a darker roast, but I'm more concerned about location right now, which is why I didn't mention it earlier. I'm working my jimmies off right now, and with my schedule, I'm not going to be heading up to Danshui twice a month unless there's also a damn cute server girl with my name on 'er. I work near Banqiao, and spend almost all of my time in the S/W of the city. I'd most certainly be willing to sacrifice some flavor for the convenience of a nearby shop.
Tiger Mountaineer wrote:Cama
is a local franchise that roasts in small batches (hence very fresh) and seems to have an interesting variety of beans. There's one on the south side of Heping 1/2 way between Dunhua and Fuxing...pricier than Costco of course though.
So far this seems to be the best, location-wise. Not sure which MRT is closest though... when I think of Heping, I think of Guting, but I have a feeling it's farther north. Whats best?