Some years ago (not too many) Andy Freeman who started Coffee Snobs (coffeesnobs.com.au) taught me to roast coffee by demonstration. Ever since then I have been buying green beans from his site and roasting them at home. Andy said to me "once you taste coffee that you roast yourself you will never go back to the retail stuff". And of course I haven't except for some notable exceptions which will appear here as well as chat about coffee roasting, sources and equipment. Your contributions will be added too.
Try out St Ali, Il Fornaioi, Liar Liar, Seven Seeds, Monk Bodi Dharma, Dukes for superb coffee made and roasted with respect, care and passion for the real thing.