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Thread: Recommendatios for good Bean Roasters in Western Australia

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    Recommendatios for good Bean Roasters in Western Australia

    Can people please suggest some good coffee roasters in Western Australia - particularly those that will allow me to order on line and can be delivered at a reasonable price. I generally order from 5 senses based in Rockingham and I love their coffee- but am interested in trying some different rosters as well.

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    Debs, without stating the obvious, this very site CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Roasted Coffee sells roasted coffee, delivers at a modest price and in the last fortnight won awards for its coffee at the golden bean. Not based in WA but delivery would be in the resting period ( time after roasting till coffee is at it's optimum for consumption ). Even have a sample pack.

    I am sure others will chime in with some other good choices.

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    Or get a roaster and DIY. Surprisingly easy, great fun and amazing value. You won't regret it!

    Huge variety of green beans here on beanbay.

    Cheers

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    Artman - Iíve never even considered roasting my own- what sort of costs are involved?

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    Can be as minimal as a $30 heat gun from Bunnings, assuming you have a wok and wooden spoon to stir!

    A popcorn popper will also work for small batches.

    The next step up to give you a sizeable roast (upto say 650g greens - depending on equipment size) is a corretto setup.

    Basically a bread maker to stir the beans in the bread pan (minimal cost used or free on verge collection), a heat gun as a heat source and you're off and roasting.

    A sieve with a fan helps cool beans after roasting but you can get away with a couple of colanders and pour the between between them continually.

    You may have some or all of these already.

    Or, get something dedicated like the Behmor roaster sold here. Great value (under $500 including free postage and some beans), compact, cheap and does a great job. It will pay for it self in no time and the experience of freshly roasted diy beans is priceless.

    I can give you some greens if you like to give it a go.

    I thought it was all really complicated until a fellow snob gave me a demo on the corretto setup he was selling and I couldn't believe how simple it is. I was sold and never looked back!

    Cheers

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    Hi debs, I don't have much experience, but have been getting beans from crema coffee roasters in canning vale. I just go pick them up as they are close by, but I know there is online shop on their website.
    They are redoing their page, to improve the colours and layout.
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    I’m not in WA, but I have been ordering occasionally from Dale at Two Cracks Coffee in Margaret River. He seems to be really good at bringing out the fruity flavours. Currently drinking the “Guji” which is a bit like peach tea

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    I generally get my beans from twin peaks who do great coffee, also try blacklist.

    Cheers
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    G'day Debs

    There are three roasters in the same building in Bibra Lake. Grand Central is the one of them I use historically, however all three are independent from each other and all of them do really, really good roasting.

    Antz in ya pantz in East Vic Park is also worth a visit. Good range and quality roasting.

    I bought a Behmor from Andy (this site) a while back and it is also a good alternative - 200 to 250g batches come out "almost anally even" as I posted once on CS. It is incredibly easy to use compared to a corretto (and most far more expensive roasters for that matter). Only Behmor issues I know of: if you are outside in daylight the display starts off hard to see in sunlight and gets worse with age. I use a kitchen timer... Also as an unnecessary safety precaution inflicted by (truly idiotic) government regulations, you need to press a button about three quarters of the way through or it stops roasting. Or set the timer for a lot longer than you need and stop it manually (see, even that has a simple workaround). Be warned: the smell of freshly roasting coffee is probably more addictive than most drugs.

    Enjoy your cuppa, most other life issues are less relevant.

    TampIt
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    +1 for Antz in EVP for a good range of quality beans, freshly roasted. Having said that I roast my own now! :-)

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