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    Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    So, I bought 250g of coffee beans in Campos in Brisbane last week. Very nice but maybe a bit expensive at $13.50?

    I might buy in 1kg bag the next time to last me 4 weeks to save some cash.

    So where does everyone buy their beans in Brisbane?

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Merlo Private blend from any Bar Merlo for $19.50 per 500g inc a free coffee of your choice.

    Di Bella Ali from the Wednesday Farmers market

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    mydibellacoffee.com is a great place to buy fresh coffee at factory prices.... if you cant visit and get your free coffee and factory tour

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Cup in West End. Will be the best coffee you will find in Brisbane. Beans are around $15 per 333gm, no cheaper buying 1kg over 3x333g.

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Cheap is not always the best, in my opinion.* Id rather spend a couple of extra dollars more and get something that I know tastes nice and has a good amount of quality control in buying it.

    My local favourite is Di Bella (Arnika Blend) which I buy online usually in 500g or 1kg lots, but you can certainly go into their Roasting Warehouse and you get a free coffee of choice when you buy roasted beans.

    Keep in mind that any sponsor can send them out to you online also - it only takes a day or two to come through in the post (including Andys BeanBay Roasted) and, at least with the Sponsors, youre pretty well assured that its freshly roasted and good quality.

    Ive also bought from Dennis at Cuppacoffee, Chris at Talk Coffee, Andy (of course!) and Venezianos (also local) if you wanted specifics, and Id recommend any of them in an instant, and their roasted beans were always exemplerary.

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Quote Originally Posted by 504E4459584E3D0 link=1305716452/3#3 date=1305896965
    Cup in West End. Will be the best coffee you will find in Brisbane. Beans are around $15 per 333gm, no cheaper buying 1kg over 3x333g.

    This is my favourite! Havent bought any to take home yet (much to my husbands disgust I had a laugh).

    Mocopan (Pasquale) Sugar N Spice (Smoky Joe) are generally my main purchases. :)


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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Good to hear! I roast my own now so I havent bought any from Cup in a couple of months... but I think I might start gifting myself a treat every few months with a week of their 5 star blend! Always delicious!

    ~M

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Quote Originally Posted by 694E584A52210 link=1305716452/4#4 date=1305944722
    My local favourite is Di Bella (Arnika Blend) which I buy online usually in 500g or 1kg lots, but you can certainly go into their Roasting Warehouse and you get a free coffee of choice when you buy roasted beans.
    Cheers
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    I just bought a 1kg bag of Arnika online on your recommendation! ;)

    Di Bella have free shipping on orders of $30 for the month of June. So 1kg at $42.50 = free shipping! :D

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    I just started to buy from Cleanskin Coffee Co at 102/193 South Pine Rd Brendale,
    prices start at $20 kg ,they have small cafe and free cuppa if you buy 1kg or more.
    bit hard to find as its in an industrial estate, but worth it.

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Quote Originally Posted by 725D4651445B435146340 link=1305716452/8#8 date=1308113033
    Cleanskin Coffee Co
    Ahhhh, my local.
    The Synesso is a nice machine to use too.
    Dandelion & Driftwood is my local near work.

    Cup, Campos, Veneziano (Bella Vita) are also worth a trip if in the neighbourhood. Sometimes I go out of my way to be in the neighbourhood too :D

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    I like DiBella in Aberfield Rd. I know they trade lonline but as a starting point I found great value in talking to the staff and trying a few of the sample bags they provided me.

    I use their caffeine free beans and a few of the other roasts.

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    tourist question:
    my wife will be visiting my sister in sunshine coast for 2+ weeks (we are indonesians), and she will hopefully bring home some beans from some of the best AU roasters for me.

    we drink cappucino almost exclusively. so could you recommend some specific blend from your favourite AU roasters for me? im thinking 2 blends, 1kg each, any AU roaster is OK. cost is not too much of an object (within reason, of course)

    i read a lot about veneziano, and di bella. but which blend is recommended for milk based drinks? or perhaps there are other roasters is should look into? ability to order online is a plus, although i WILL make her travel for the beans :)

    last question, how much time does it take to ship locally? i.e. if she leave on tuesday, when does she have to put in the order?

    looking forward to some recommendations very soon.
    thanks

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    There is a great guy at the Eumundi markets near Noosa who will sell you some of his roasts. The markets are on Wednesday and Saturday and a must for tourists regardless. He has his stall near the main street, and he sells plenty of coffee related stuff, as well as a brew!

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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    I almost always go for Dramanti Espresso beans from Café Pronto on Ann Street. The barista roasts his own for the shop, and its a very unique and high quality blend.

    Campos is good if I feel like something different. Roastery is in Fortitude Valley. I like the Superior blend, which seems to be what most of the Campos cafés use.
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    Re: Where do you buy your coffee beans in Brisbane?

    Hi all,

    I am new so please be nice to me :)

    When I was in Adelaide recently, friend took me to The Coffee Barun and I never had a coffee that good in my life. What is "worse", when I got back home to Brisbane, he sent me some Ethiopian blend and an Aeropress machine and I am already panicking what am I going to do when I run out of that.

    I hope some of you guys have Aeropress and can recommend a place in Brisbane to buy a good blend to complement my new "gadget". There is always an option to buy from the Barun, but would prefer to get my coffee locally.

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    hey all,

    Im a big fan simply beans (compton Rd) Runcorn, Davero is my weapon.

    They have loads of beans and always 4 on rotation.

    Prices vary from $32 - $36 per kg

    Coffee always fresh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshman View Post
    hey all,

    Im a big fan simply beans (compton Rd) Runcorn, Davero is my weapon.

    They have loads of beans and always 4 on rotation.

    Prices vary from $32 - $36 per kg

    Coffee always fresh.
    is that right? I have never until recently even noticed that there was a coffee place in there, just a mechanic and 24hr vet.....

    i tried to look on their website, but its being upgraded

    I do want to try somewhere other than dibellas, i've been going there for ages making it a bit of adventure now for my kid to go in and get a kilo and a brew on a saturday, but Simply beans is just at the other end of Compton Road for me...might check them out during the week.

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    Coffee anthology in the city
    Great selection of roasters shipped up from melbourne

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    Just been looking for some other good places to buy coffee and came across this thread. Lately I have been going to Blacksheep coffee in Woolloongabba

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoh View Post
    Just been looking for some other good places to buy coffee and came across this thread. Lately I have been going to Blacksheep coffee in Woolloongabba

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
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    Probably kaching compared to Melbourne prices but sadly it is in the "average" price range for Bris coffee.

    Our local shop charges $5.50 for a mocha (Single shot) and $6.10 for a double!
    $5 for a flat white.

    Gotta get a new machine sooner rather than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFM60 View Post
    Probably kaching compared to Melbourne prices but sadly it is in the "average" price range for Bris coffee.

    Our local shop charges $5.50 for a mocha (Single shot) and $6.10 for a double!
    $5 for a flat white.

    Gotta get a new machine sooner rather than later.
    Wow, those prices make the Panama Geisha - Don Pepe Natural an absolute steal at $4 per 60m pull (assuming my maths are correct). One of the main reasons I invested in coffee kit was because of the often vile product that is served up locally at extortionate prices LFM60. If I ever wanted a "decent" retail espresso I would have to do some yards - and it would not be good value. At your local retail price points the potentially short pay back time on machine investment would be incentive enough for me to invest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    Wow, those prices make the Panama Geisha - Don Pepe Natural an absolute steal at $4 per 60m pull (assuming my maths are correct). One of the main reasons I invested in coffee kit was because of the often vile product that is served up locally at extortionate prices LFM60. If I ever wanted a "decent" retail espresso I would have to do some yards - and it would not be good value. At your local retail price points the potentially short pay back time on machine investment would be incentive enough for me to invest.
    Agreed Noonar. Thanks for the comparison.

    $4 per 60ml Panama vs $6.10 at the local.
    50% more $$$$$.

    I realise they have overheads but still...........

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    over the last 6 months i've tried a few around town. i generally go through 500grams every 2-3 weeks and if i find something good i'll give it a few goes

    (in no apparent order)

    * Fine Fellows Coffee (at Kuraby farmers markets and other places around brisbane i think it is $34/kilo, great consistent shot)
    * Bear Bones Espresso (in the Valley around $56/kilo, ok drop but expensive in comparison to what i normally get and the staff i dealt with was quite aggressive when i asked when it was roasted)
    * Crafted coffee Co (robina not sure how much it was a gift, once grind was worked out, shot was good)
    * Quest Coffee (Burleigh i think it was about $36/kilo, havent used yet, coffee i had in the shop was ok)
    * Simply Beans (underwood i think it was about $36/kilo, good variety and good shots)

    to be honest i've taken a fancy to the one from the markets as it is a robusta bean and i can continually get a good shot from my lever machine. I generally like to get my beans a week or two after they have been roasted. I would love to get a small roaster and try myself, but until i get some extra cash i will try and sample as many places as i can

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFM60 View Post
    Agreed Noonar. Thanks for the comparison.

    $4 per 60ml Panama vs $6.10 at the local.
    50% more $$$$$.

    I realise they have overheads but still...........
    Sorry, made think of this.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rutu5 View Post
    ..................

    * Fine Fellows Coffee (at Kuraby farmers markets and other places around brisbane i think it is $34/kilo, great consistent shot)
    * Bear Bones Espresso (in the Valley around $56/kilo, ok drop but expensive in comparison to what i normally get and the staff i dealt with was quite aggressive when i asked when it was roasted)
    * Crafted coffee Co (robina not sure how much it was a gift, once grind was worked out, shot was good)
    * Quest Coffee (Burleigh i think it was about $36/kilo, havent used yet, coffee i had in the shop was ok)
    * Simply Beans (underwood i think it was about $36/kilo, good variety and good shots)............................
    Thanks 3rutu5. You travel around a fair bit. Everywhere from the Valley to Burleigh!

    It it looks like the Valley shop might be a once only visit

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    Thanks Caps. Thought provoking story there.

    The shop I was referring to (no names mentioned) has large shopping centre rent and franchise fees so costs would be high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFM60 View Post
    Thanks 3rutu5. You travel around a fair bit. Everywhere from the Valley to Burleigh!

    It it looks like the Valley shop might be a once only visit
    I think so, I work in the valley, live on the south side and have family at Burleigh, so my net is cast wide I had a laugh

    I also have a coffee shop under our building which normally has a couple of independent roasters on display each week, so I've had quite a few others which were awesome, but as I haven't bought them and had a go on my machine I will leave the comments for a later date
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