I drink french roasted italian from a place in SF called Cafe Cantata, cool older guy roasts his own and supplies a bunch of restaurants, etc., but has a retail outlet. Best in town IMO, but I don't know where the beans are from.
When the coffee gets much above $3 per pound it doesnt seem to taste as good. Being the tightwad that I am two coffees are worth having around. The first is Sumatra from Costco. Thats $11 for three pounds. The next is Pleasant Hill which is $14.50 for five pounds. This is 100% arabica beans. Its a very mellow coffee, something maybe a high class restaurant might serve.