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  • Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

    Ive been purchasing my coffee from Merlo and Di Bella in Fortutude Valley, East Brisbane, for the last year and usually the grounded type :-[ (I know, I know).

    Now I have the grinders coming soon, can anyone help me source a decent supplier for roasted beans in the area, perhaps through recommendations or personal experience?

    Well also be moving to Cleveland in November and Ill be looking for a roaster in the Redland Bay area, too. Saves a trip to the city!

    Cheers. Fiery


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    Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

    Hi Fiery

    I asked the same question just last month. Everyone was really helpful but most of them are close to the city! check out the link http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1183254260

    I also bought a kilo off Go Barista (one of the site sponsors) who delivered it the next day which was just way to easy.

    I did buy my last batch from Merlo because like you I used to buy from them but ground! Now I can get the good stuff from them.

    Good luck and have fun with your new machines

    Sue

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    • #3
      Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

      Try this you dont even have to go anywhere. Depending on how much you drink in a month.

      http://shop.coffeeroastery.com.au/store/listCategoriesAndProducts.shop?idCategory=10

      Might be a bit out of your way, definatly will be when you move, but there is also a roaster in Burpengary.

      Or you could get them from delivered from Coffeesnobs Brown as well.

      Andrew











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      • #4
        Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

        Hello All,

        First post on this particular forum.

        I too have been buying from both Merlo & Di Bella (whole beans), and even though they are both within about 20-25 minutes from where I live, and only about 10 from work, I had my last 1kg bag delivered by Di Bella for only $5 (by courier).

        Now I know some of you may be thinking why bother, since Im not that far away. I figure that Id use $5 worth of fuel from home & back, and Im severely pressed for time at work, so it made sense to me.

        Overall, the service provided by Di Bella was superb. Ordered around noon and was delivered mid-afternoon the following day, with several order updates emailed to me within this time, so I knew exactly how the order was progressing. Never had to worry about a thing.

        Commercial link removed by Mods. - really is worth it in my opinion.

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        • #5
          Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

          Thats good to know when youve spent the last 3 weeks house bound with the Brisbane Flu epidemic!!!

          Sue

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          • #6
            Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

            I know what you mean Sue. Our family is just coming out of a 4 week spell of the sniffles - bloody awful.

            Handy to know about that delivery service - might be more if you live further out, well see. As you say, it will definitely cost a lot in time and fuel to go in and out of the city, although sometimes its nice to stay and have a coffee and drool over the commercial espresso machines they have for sale in there....lol.

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            • #7
              Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

              Chiasso Coffee Roasters is out that way somewhere, maybe capalaba, cant find an address on the net though. My friend uses it at his cafe and makes a good coffee.

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              • #8
                Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                you can usually buy Merlo in cafes or delis, just ask them.

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                • #9
                  Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                  Ah, hello...you could also try the brown bay on the left of your screen - home delivered, freshly roasted beans at very reasonable prices!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                    but not brisbane =)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                      Originally posted by jimmyb link=1185922763/0#9 date=1186575384
                      but not brisbane =)
                      Even so, great coffee perfectly roasted delivered to your door probably cheaper than it would cost to drive somewhere and pick it up... I dont think Merlos compares to be quite honest,

                      Mal.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                        Coffee hit also provide fast delivery and overall price is comparable to picking up from de bella, I think coffee hit is a nicer roast as well (de bella couldnt tell me bean age when I was there and are stored in open tubs in an ice cream fridge

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                        • #13
                          Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                          Originally posted by blue link=1185922763/0#7 date=1186572584
                          you can usually buy Merlo in cafes or delis, just ask them.
                          but remember, vacume pack = stale!!!!

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                            Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                            Originally posted by Pioneer Roaster link=1185922763/0#12 date=1186648927
                            [but remember, vacuum pack = stale!!!!
                            this may be the beginning of a new thread, but i am really curious about this....

                            way back when, in Holland, we bought coffee bean, freshly ground in the shop in one of those big grinders.

                            then, we bought beans and chopped them to smithereens in the little chopper grinders...

                            then, we became very sophisticated and bought them vacuum packed in bricks, no more than 2 weeks from packing date. (which is, from what i know, very close to roasting date...)... and when we opened them, the coffee from it smelled fantastic and had a real foaming reaction with the hot water when it was poured on it.

                            admittedly these qualities reduced dramatically after a few days....but the coffee we made with them for the first few days was really very good and the bricks i have been able to buy here have never ever displayed these qualities!!!

                            now... this is the question....
                            if the big roasters in Europe grind shortly after roasting and vacuum pack immediately...and the coffee is really fresh, it should be forming CO2.. but it doesnt blow the bag... how come???
                            there are thousands of bricks on the European shop-shelves, within 2 weeks from packing date.. and still as hard as a ... :P brick!!

                            OK, science brains.. help me out here!! :-/

                            L

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                              Re: Where to get my coffee in Brisbane?

                              Originally posted by Sunbeamer link=1185922763/0#11 date=1186638933
                              Coffee hit also provide fast delivery and overall price is comparable to picking up from de bella, I think coffee hit is a nicer roast as well (de bella couldnt tell me bean age when I was there and are stored in open tubs in an ice cream fridge
                              Good point on the Di Bella issue. I also noticed the open storage "ice cream" type boxes.

                              So where is Coffee Hit? Ive not heard of these guys. Im probably going to give a few of these suppliers a go and then decide which way to go after sampling the goods!

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