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    Hi Guys,

    At my local Wollies, we can buy reasonably freshly roasted coffee from Tasmanian Coffee Roasters.
    My question is, What is the best for espresso?
    They have Colombian Gold, Rainforest Blend, Vienna Roast(which from what i read is no good for espresso?) and i think there is another which i forget the name of.
    Does anyone know what these names might mean? and which is the best for espresso?

    Thanks

    Adam

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    Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

    You might have to try them all to find out which you like.

    Do they have a roast date on the pack - as in the day that they were roasted - not a best before.

    I would be hunting for a good local roaster, and buying direct from them before Id give Woollies any more cash. You could always try BEan BAy on this very site!

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    • #3
      Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

      Nice question...The best espresso coffee necessarily requires the use of the best espresso coffee blend, without which it is impossible to achieve the unique characteristic taste of coffee.

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        Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

        Originally posted by 040C0C07050C0C07140211060B0C161006630 link=1332234502/2#2 date=1333103143
        The best espresso coffee necessarily requires the use of the best espresso coffee blend

        why does it have to be a blend?

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          Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

          Originally posted by 4941414A4841414A594F5C4B46415B5D4B2E0 link=1332234502/2#2 date=1333103143
          Nice question...The best espresso coffee necessarily requires the use of the best espresso coffee blend, without which it is impossible to achieve the unique characteristic taste of coffee.
          I completely disagree. I find blends cater for more peoples tastes. But my favourite coffees often come from single origin beans.

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            Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

            Skip Tasmanian coffee roasters, from what Ive seen in the supermarkets they dont have a roasted date on them but an expiry date? I may be wrong but thats what i can remember.

            You can pickup freshly roasted beans with the "roasted date" on them (the most important part) from:

            Villino (local roaster)
            Pilgrim (beans from melbourne roasters but fresh)
            Yellow Bernard (beans from melbourne roasters but fresh)

            Any of the beans you get from these guys will be good for espresso.

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            • #7
              Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

              Originally posted by 082D3A2528744C0 link=1332234502/4#4 date=1333111478
              Originally posted by 4941414A4841414A594F5C4B46415B5D4B2E0 link=1332234502/2#2 date=1333103143
              Nice question...The best espresso coffee necessarily requires the use of the best espresso coffee blend, without which it is impossible to achieve the unique characteristic taste of coffee.
              I completely disagree. I find blends cater for more peoples tastes. But my favourite coffees often come from single origin beans.
              You are both right. The consumer can do whatever they like and if they want to make espresso with an unblended "origin" thats ok, but the fact is the majority of the market have come to expect a certain "style"  from espresso, and that style is something that you get from blending.

              A ready example of what the greater market doesnt expect from a well presented espresso, is to be given one made with something like one of the mochas be they unwashed or washed or whatever eg harrar, yirgacheffe. Some like and want that and like to appreciate the "way out" type of character of that coffee alone, but the majority dont or havent come to appreciate that yet....

              There are also differing styles of espresso depending on which country you are standing in, even down to whether it is accepted that you have to add sugar or not for it to be "correct".  Certain styles lend themselves to the addition of sugar, but espresso made from unblended (single origin) high growns doesnt, which means in some markets an epsresso made that way isnt complete in its style.

              So when discussing these things it helps to have a wider understanding

              Roz....your post seems pretty harsh on anyone that may be roasting coffee in Tassie. So the coffee roasted there is no good, because whatever of it ends up on supermarket shelves doesnt have a roast on date? And if you buy direct from the roaster rather than a supermarket?  I think most of us here accept that you dont buy coffee in a supermarket no matter where you are, unless it is an emergency. However supermarkets serve a purpose, and just because a brand is on their shelf with all that entails, doesnt mean the same brand at roaster door or in a specialty shop is not worth a try does it?  

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              • #8
                Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

                Hey my first post, had to chime in on coffee in good old Tassie.

                I get my fresh roasted coffee from Infuse Coffee Roasters here in Burnie, they have won a couple of medals for their espresso blends, not that that means anything really. You cant buy it in the supermarket tho, online only or in specialty shops.

                Free australia post delivery or local pickup too, so give that a try and walk straight past the coffee in the supermarket.

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                  Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

                  Originally posted by 102433253E09153930303333560 link=1332234502/6#6 date=1333151307
                  Roz....your post seems pretty harsh on anyone that may be roasting coffee in Tassie. So the coffee roasted there is no good, because whatever of it ends up on supermarket shelves doesnt have a roast on date? And if you buy direct from the roaster rather than a supermarket?  I think most of us here accept that you dont buy coffee in a supermarket no matter where you are, unless it is an emergency. However supermarkets serve a purpose, and just because a brand is on their shelf with all that entails, doesnt mean the same brand at roaster door or in a specialty shop is not worth a try does it?

                  There is actually a Hobart based company called "Tasmanian Coffee Roasters", rather than a generic slandering :P

                  And Im pretty sure they still have a shopfront in North Hobart last time i was there?  If in doubt, im sure the store itself will be able to give people roasted dates rather than relying on supermarket shelves.

                  edit: Just noticed its mentioned in the first post. perhaps i interpreted your post wrong.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tasmanian Cofffee Roasters

                    Aha....misunderstanding all around. I took the title of the topic as being any tassie coffee roasters, and I also got the same impression from Rozs post where it was written quote: :"Skip Tasmanian coffee roasters...." without a capital c or capital r so again still took it to mean any roaster in tassie.

                    Got it now!

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