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    Sorry mods if this is posted in the wrong place. I scratched my head for a while tryna figure out where I should ask this.

    Currently I buy my beans from the local coffee boutique where I bought my Silvia etc.

    I buy what they call the "bean Scene blend" which is also what they use to make the coffees they sell.
    Its a very nice blend, although I have a fairly uneducated palate, but am learning every day.

    Anyway I wanted to try some "Espresso Wow" from the bean bay here but noticed the only postal method listed is Australia post express satchels for $10
    That kinda makes 500grams of beans a fairly expensive purchase.

    Is there any other less expensive shipping method available?

    For example Ive posted musical items that weigh 2 or 3 kgs and cost cuppla hundred dollars via insured registered post and it only cost about 9 bucks.

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    Re: Bean Bay freight costs

    gronk62,

    There are other "cheaper" ways for the buyer.... but they entail a lot more mucking about and time wasting for the provider..... as you would know with registered post (and I know very well dispatching Pullman tampers, baskets etc)...

    Basically Andy would make so little dispatching 500gms.... even just popping an order for that little in a prepaid express post bag (about the least time consuming way to send an order) would still cost him more in time that his profit margin.....

    You can fit more in one of those bags - for the same postage cost - and clearly that is the expectation!

    Andys Bean Bay is a business..... a very generous business where we get great value for money - but a business no less! And businesses cant afford to lose money.... or they wont exist any more .

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    • #3
      Re: Bean Bay freight costs

      If you want to save on postage costs, wait for the next bean bay and get it sent to a pick up point in VIC. Its probably the most economical way of getting small batches from CS.

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      • #4
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        Yep I understand and appreciate all that.

        Unfortunately Im the only one in my home drinkin it (my wife drinks that instant muck )
        ..so 500 grams lasts me a good cuppla weeks. If I buy more than that itll be goin stale before I drink it.

        Looks like I might hafta start thinkin about havin a crack at roastin my own

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        • #5
          Re: Bean Bay freight costs

          Originally posted by YeeZa link=1218704975/0#2 date=1218707643
          If you want to save on postage costs, wait for the next bean bay and get it sent to a pick up point in VIC. Its probably the most economical way of getting small batches from CS.
          Ill have a read through the bean bay threads to find out about pick up points.

          I live near Warragul, 120 km east of Melbourne CBD

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          • #6
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            Looks like the closest is Abbotsford which is over an hours drive and about $30 + for fuel.

            Oh well, looks like I gotta stick to the local shop

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            • #7
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              gronk62
              Give roasting a shot, its the best way to go to ensure you have fresh coffee when you need it.

              Mal

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              • #8
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                Posting green beans is cheaper than you driving 120km.
                Roasting your own will then start saving you money.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Thundergod link=1218704975/0#7 date=1218711588
                  Posting green beans is cheaper than you driving 120km.
                  Roasting your own will then start saving you money.
                  I have an old Panasonic bread maker in the cupboard that I could butcher.

                  Ive toyed with the idea of a stainless steel dog bowl, whisk and a heat gun.

                  I went into several shops today looking at popcorn machines.

                  Trouble is I dunno if I have the motivation to be bothered muckin about roasting my own coffee. It all sounds a bit like "work".

                  Maybe if I stood next to someone while they did their own roast instead of readin about it here Id get more of an urge to have a crack myself.

                  Anybody in Melbournes eastern suburbs wanna give me a lesson?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bean Bay freight costs

                    How often do you come up berwick way?
                    I can show you how easy it is to roast in a popper or corretto, although my skills in the popper are not as good as i havent roasted this way for quite some time as the corretto give much better results and a much larger quantity.

                    Mal

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                    • #11
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                      Ah hmm, theres more than one way to get freshly roasted beans delivered to your door, and thats from one of the sponsors on the left hand side of the page.  

                      For example, most of what I sell comes in a minimum of 500gm, packed in two one-way valve bags, for $15.00, and a 1kg pack costs $28.00. Either way, the courier charge is $8.00. The total cost is still less than a lot of places charge per kilo and you can always split it with a buddy.

                      Sure, its not as cheap as home roasting, but then again, professionally roasted beans arent in the same league!  :

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bean Bay freight costs

                        Originally posted by bolb link=1218704975/0#9 date=1218712407
                        How often do you come up berwick way?
                        I can show you how easy it is to roast in a popper or corretto, although my skills in the popper are not as good as i havent roasted this way for quite some time as the corretto give much better results and a much larger quantity.

                        Mal
                        During the wet winter weather I dont ride my motorcycle much but as soon as I get a fine day and some spare time I hit the road. I bought my bike at New World Honda Narre Warren.
                        Anyway a nice ride through the hills with a stopover at Berwick for a lesson, and hopefully a coffee , would be a triffic way to spend a sunny saturday or sunday.

                        Thankyou for your kind offer Mal. Ill be in touch sometime when the weather breaks

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bean Bay freight costs

                          Cool no problem.
                          Just let us know.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by cuppacoffee link=1218704975/0#10 date=1218712584
                            Ah hmm, theres more than one way to get freshly roasted beans delivered to your door, and thats from one of the sponsors on the left hand side of the page.

                            For example, most of what I sell comes in a minimum of 500gm, packed in two one-way valve bags, for $15.00, and a 1kg pack costs $28.00. Either way, the courier charge is $8.00. The total cost is still less than a lot of places charge per kilo and you can always split it with a buddy.

                            Sure, its not as cheap as home roasting, but then again, professionally roasted beans arent in the same league! :
                            Thanks for that. Yeah I have clicked on most of those links and checked out em out.

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                            • #15
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                              Look on the bright side, when I grew up in Warragul (around 20-30 years ago) a Cappuccino made with instant was all you could get At least there was a HUGE improvement last time I was there

                              I am in the same boat this end of the state with Coffee consumption of 1-1.5 kg/month /i guess. So some Green and mad scientist contraptions is looking like a good option with a little Brown mixed in for reference

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