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Thread: Giotto Rocket using supermarket coffee

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    Giotto Rocket using supermarket coffee

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    Hi i have purchased the freshest coffee i can find at woolworths by looking at the dates. What i have noticed is that the coffee from the supermarket like lavazza has a due date of over a year out. Just wondering if they are putting something into the coffee to keep it that long? I also tried Victoria coffee. but i must admit fresh roasted beans seems better.

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    Buying the freshest coffee beans at Woolies or Coles or Aldi's etc... is akin to buying the freshest food at McDonald's, Hungry Jack's or KFC
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    Hi Vinitasse thanks for your reply so what do you do when you can not get your hands of freshly roasted beans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrock41 View Post
    Hi Vinitasse thanks for your reply so what do you do when you can not get your hands of freshly roasted beans?
    Order some beaut beans from BeanBay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrock41 View Post
    Hi Vinitasse thanks for your reply so what do you do when you can not get your hands of freshly roasted beans?
    I always get my hands on freshly roasted coffee beans. It's never been an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrock41 View Post
    Hi Vinitasse thanks for your reply so what do you do when you can not get your hands of freshly roasted beans?
    I roast some greens or if I'm out of greens I drink something other than coffee.

    You just can't compare the taste of a well brewed coffee from fresh beans to supermarket beans. Chalk and cheese.

    Cheers

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    You're not close to any reputable specialist coffee shops or roasters, I take it?

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    Hi Blackrock.

    As mentioned you can buy beans either green or roasted on this forum from the BeanBay.

    Additionally, many of the site sponsors sell beans (check the sponsor section).

    I am currently enjoying these Peruvian from site sponsor Di Bartoli Single Origin - Peru Grace Estate Organic Rainforest Alliance - Certified - Di Bartoli

    Ensure you advise if (and how) you need the roasted beans ground.

    Regards.
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    Our Rocket has a 4 week window from freshly roasted beans after that it begins to taste stale. Even living in metro area it is hard to get the beans we like freshly roasted.
    Do you grind your beans?
    How much (weight) do you use a week?

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    Hi Dilmal yes i live in a country town near pt lincoln so getting fresh beans is an issue at times. Dumiya i use about about 1/2 kg every three to four weeks. Postage to get beans dileverd is like $12 or more.
    Thanks

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    Hello BR- Buy a popcorn popper and then some some greens from BeanBay.

    You're the perfect candidate to roast your own and I'd bet they'll be better than what you're currently using.
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    Talk Coffee sorry about my ignorance how much effort/time is involved in roasting beans in a popcorn popper compared to buying a roasting machine.
    Thanks

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    Lots of good information in the Roasters area about different roasting devices such as this thread about roasting with a Popper: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/roasters/2...ng-popper.html Additional discussions on tips and tricks with different roasters can be found here: Home Roasting - Tips, Tricks, Ideas


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrock41 View Post
    Postage to get beans dileverd is like $12 or more.
    Thanks
    And......?

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    diode123 writes: And......!

    Yes, I have checked some figures. 500gms cost $20 roasted from Bean Bay. (Really really fresh.) + Postage $ 12 = $32 (Month)
    I make 2 flat whites a day. I buy 1 kg locally (travel not included) $35 - hassle getting fresh. I discard 250 gms. Or I buy 250 x3 = $36 (month)
    The Rocket is great HX and deserves really good fresh coffee to make the most of your investment.
    My wife refuses to drink coffee from stale beans - 'happy wife. happy life'
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    You can't put a price on great tasting fresh beans for a great prosumer machine, unless you're getting swindled. (which is basically what happens when you buy dirty old supermarket beans)



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