coffee bean recommendations

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  1. havabeer

    havabeer Member

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    Hi everyone.

    so i managed to organise a $2000 coffee machine for my work place. i don't actually drink the stuff, but i need some recommendations on beans

    i could put 10 of my work mates together and get 11 different opinions so its normally easier to tell them what they're getting then trying to ask. i think we'll go through a 1kg bag every fortnight, and as we're paying for the beans i would prefer it to be not too expensive.

    are the online subscriptions to things like killer coffee worth it?

    thanks
     
  2. waltermitty

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  3. broccoli

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    I get my coffee from Yahava, I think their coffee is very nice. You do get a discount for buying more.
     
  4. phrosty-boi

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    www.coffeesnobs.com.au

    prices are reasonable and the guy that runs it has won a bunch of awards for his roasting just recently
     
  5. Quadbox

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    What city are you in?
     
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    https://caffemondo.com.au/

    Latte version works well, plenty of better coffee from niece roasters but nothing at this price and store brought comes close.
     
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    i have a decently expensive espresso machine and grinder & have tried untold different varieties of beans, cheap, average and mega $. currently using the coles no name fair trade $5/250g beans and they are fine. i have found the milk is where most of the taste comes from with white coffee, and for that i use pauls smart milk.
     
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    If you like blends, Witham's Elephant bean blend is sensational. P&Rs ^ looks good value, might give them a try.
     
  11. Revenge

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    Morgan's Coffee Roasters - Ruby Fire.

    Would trade my children into slavery for a bag of these beans if it came to it.
     
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  12. dish-oh

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    Coffee Barun - Indian Nuggets for the last 2, maybe 3 years for me.

    Prior to that I didn't drink coffee at all. Like beer, I enjoy sampling different types quite frequently but for my personal tastes I just haven't found one that tops it.
     
  13. Stooge007

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    agree

    my wife is a coffee snob (we owned a mobile coffee van for years, so she makes a good cup of coffee) and she got tired of spending $$'s on beans

    she now uses Aldi beans and says they're fine, uses A2 milk
     
  14. Quadbox

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    I'm always surprised people who drink flat whites and lattes can taste the coffee at all :p
     
  15. Zee

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    St. Ali (Mel), Coffee Alchemy (Syd) - coffee Alchemy i my favourite roaster in Sydney.

    I can also second the Coffeesnobs suggestion.

    BTW - what's the machine?

    Z...
     
  16. Zee

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    Depends... All our milk coffees at our little cafe are doubles (unless they request them weak - but what's the point?).

    I also find that I have different tastes for milk coffee (I prefer chocolatey/nutty, with perhaps a touch of sourness), as opposed to black - in which case I love my double espressos and ristrettos, and the odd double mac, but with more fruity singles. The one coffee I don't understand is the long black. Each to their own!

    Z...
     
  17. Quadbox

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    Oh I completely agree that different beans tend to suit milk coffees. That's even true for a macchiato as you say. I dont really find myself drinking even a mac these days, used to sometimes have one for a second coffee of the day, but I very rarely have a second coffee these days. Quite the change from my years behind the damned machine when I'd often have five or six. And doppios at that
     
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  18. th3_hawk

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    Yep, that's where I get mine and also buy for another colleague in the office. Quick delivery and always excellent coffee.
     
  19. Revenge

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    Bloody warm, coffee flavoured, milkshakes....
     
  20. supasaiyan

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    apparently the new beans at Aldi are meant to be quite good, from what a couple of people at work have told me
     

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