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    Di Bella green beans

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    i have been reading alot about roasting my own here on CS.
    I found our popcorn machine last night and today it had a chimney attached to it , and all i needed now was some sacrificial green beans for my first attempt.
    After reading a thread last night about green beans in Brisbane and that Di Bella sold them and would have a good discount for CS members.
    I went down there about half an hr ago, i was served by Jon, he was really really friendly & helpful, i mentioned i was a CS member and i got 50% off the board price for a KG of green beans ,i bought 2 kg of beans, 1 kg PNG, 1 kg Sumatran Indo . He was genuinely interested in what i was doing and asked me to let him know how i went with roasting my own in my popper. I can`t explain how helpful and friendly these guys are. I had my 4yo daughter with me, they gave her a little biscuit and were really nice in interacting with her.
    I even got a coffee as well while i was waiting for my beans.
    If you live in Brisbane and haven`t been there ( i doubt it) go down to Bowen Hills and have a coffee or a talk *or get some beans. Fantastic place. I just had to share my experience with you all.
    cheers
    Jordan

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    Good to hear that you are getting into home roasting If I/we can help in any way just ask.

    One question

    Was there a selection of beans from all continents to choose from?
    or was the selection limited to just a few ?

    KK

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    I have been to Di Bella many times and didnt know they sell green beans too! Guess I am always too busy drooling over the brown beans ;) But I agree - they have the best customer service.

    Will have to ask when im in there tomorrow - thanks for the tip Jordan! *:D

    Good luck with the roasting - I started only a couple of months ago with the same setup and it was easier than I thought! Havent had a bad roast yet. *:)

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    Thanks guys.
    They only have single origin beans in green, about 5 or 6 , i can`t recall the others, i think there was a Kenyan on the list, sorry KK, it was all a bit of a blur and i had to stop the little one from running about all over the place.

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    On my recent trip to Melbourne I called in at Di Bella in North Melb. and they gave me a tour of their roastery, when I told them I home roasted they gave me a 1kg bag of green beans to take home and roast, I thought that was a fantastic gesture, I roasted the Ethiopians last week and they are waiting to be consumed. It was a totally pleasant experience from obviously passionate coffee people, thanks guys!! ;)

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    Looks like I have to make a visit
    I am heading up and over the river to Kelvin Grove next week so I will need to make a pit stop

    KK

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    Hi all, my first post, i would have to agree with Lozzo, the guys at Di Bella are fantastic. I went to both Merlo outlets yesterday in search of green beans but the young girls working there just gave me a funny look and said they only sold green beans in 10kg bags or something. :)

    At Di Bella, had a chat to a guy there who had done a bit of popcorn roasting himself and he gave me some great tips and set me up with a nice bag of PNG beans and a coffee.

    Will be going back there soon for sure! Did my first roast last night which looks great... waiting a few days of rest before the first grind.

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    Thanks for the feedback guys...... i have passed on the feedback to the team.... they are truley magic and an absolute pleasure to work with...

    Every day we strive to be better than the day before.... we are in fact in the people business.... so it is wonderful to hear of csrs having a great experience....

    As our mantra says.... we are working always to create....


    ".... THE ULTIMATE COFFEE EXPERIENCE..."

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    just a reminder to all coffee snobbers that we are more than happy to sell green beans to members with a 50% discount... just let the retail crew know that you are a member...

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    I see this is posted on two threads. Can we combine the two discounts?

    mod edit- looking for the other thread so that they can be spliced into one *::)

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    Re: Di Bella green beans

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Agree with all the previous comments on Di Bellas at Bowen Hills. *I have found them to be unfailingly friendly and helpful and very committed to building a friendship with coffee lovers. *Together with the other sponsors on this site they continue to take Andys approach and build an enjoyable coffee community (not just a group of people who focus relentlessly on their obsession ::))



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