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  • Perth coffee article in todays "West"

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/8317442/high-price-of-coffee-defended/

  • #2
    Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

    Thanks for that Greenman. Have paid more than $3.80 around town and coffee quality less than I can get at home thanks to great greens from Andy and not so great home roasting skills. Even with my roasting limitations, coffee still fantastic IMHO ;D.

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    • #3
      Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

      I know what theyre on about!

      I work in the property sector (not real estate sales/rental though) and I couldnt agree more with the article - Perth rentals are ridiculous and its really hurting businesses.

      And it is useless comparing a good cafe in Melbourne selling a great takeaway FW for $2.50 or $3 because I just dont think its possible to do that in Perth these days.

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      • #4
        Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

        Thats not exactly fair. No one is selling coffee for $2.50 except for dodgy takeaway shops selling dim sims. In fact, Cafenatics had just raised their prices from $3 to $3.30 for an 8 oz because they just couldnt sustain the $3 8oz cup - and even then I think they should have just gone to $3.50.

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        • #5
          Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

          Originally posted by 37323333382F2E5D0 link=1289774941/2#2 date=1289784605
          FW for $2.50 or $3
          Only place I have paid $3 in recent years for a FW was Veneziano Roastery about 6 months ago which I thought was amazing as $3.30-3.80 is far more the norm these days regardless of quality. When I am doing coffee we run at $3.50 which is on the cheaper end locally.

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          • #6
            Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

            Originally posted by 6760646B63697C6C6B62050 link=1289774941/4#4 date=1289789751
            Originally posted by 37323333382F2E5D0 link=1289774941/2#2 date=1289784605
            FW for $2.50 or $3
            Only place I have paid $3 in recent years for a FW was Veneziano Roastery about 6 months ago which I thought was amazing as $3.30-3.80 is far more the norm these days regardless of quality. When I am doing coffee we run at $3.50 which is on the cheaper end locally.
            the point being that there is a significant difference between $3/$3.30 and the $4/$4.50 that is common throughout Perth.

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            • #7
              Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

              There was an article in the Sunday Times a few weeks back about the price of coffee.
              Price of roasted coffee, labour costs, fixed overheads (ie. cost of rent) and variable overheads all add up.
              These passionate people are not rich by any imagination, they just love what theyre doing.
              Perth and WA housing prices have gone through the roof together with the rent together with the cost of fuel, thus increasing the cost of milk and other things.
              There certainly is more pressure now for baristas to produce the best coffee for what consumers pay. Anything less than that, the consumer would have negative impressions about the coffee industry.
              In house roasting certainly helps to keep costs down and maintaining quality after the initial high cost of investing in a roaster.
              Cost of coffee unfortunately will keep increasing as the growing trend of drinking coffee in China, less land for coffee growing due to population pressure etc gains an ever faster momentum.

              Gary

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              • #8
                Re: Perth coffee article in todays "West"

                The article didnt really say much though, I thought. Yes, coffee in Perth is pricier than on Melbourne, and to be honest, I found the Melbourne coffee better (in general terms).

                Perth, for the most part, still sees coffee as beans + grinder + water + milk = great coffee. The number of cafes which will happily take your $4 for a cup of rubbish is painful. That being said, there are some that are really making an effort, and some that are fantastic.

                It comes down to the basic salesmans skills - KNOW YOUR PRODUCT!! I would imagine that 85% of the cafe owners never actually try their coffee, or more importantly, never get to realise how good coffee can be when done properly.

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