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    Rubra coffee

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    Has anyone tried coffee from Rubra before? Ive just ordered my hand grinder recently, moving away from pre-grounds so would like to know if anyone would recommend Rubras?
    Would love to start out with the beans from BeanBay but the smallest package is 500g, which is too much for me considering I only take a double shot a day and I dont have anyone to split the beans with.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    Hello Gerard

    Would you trust a coffee roaster that claims to be "home to the finest coffees" and mainly sells to IGA? Cause Im thinking that the finest coffees dont end up on IGAs shelves.

    Suggest you try going to a local, well-known roastery that has a cafe outlet, and ask to buy beans from them.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    I think youll find that a double shot a day will go through 500grams fairly quickly. Considering how fresh Andys beans are...you will still be better off than buying stuff from supermarkets... ;)

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    Thanks Dennis and scoota gal for your advices. I was estimating that I will take about a month to finish 500g of beans. Wouldnt that be pushing the freshness of the beans already?
    I do have a vacuum container to store the beans though, which I keep in the pantry.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    Hi Oble, welcome to coffeesnobs!

    i have had Rubra on many occasions, i particularly like their "chantico" blend as do my friend likes it very much.

    yes they sell to IGA, but ive found them on most gourmet mini markets back in Perth and i do see some good rep cafes use them too.

    i would suggest to try buy a bag and taste for your self, make sure you get the freshly delivered one. some might be weeks to months old when you buy from the mini market. i get mine at Lime, in Winthrop near where i live. they do get supplied rather regularly.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    Oble, you might get advice from others here on not using the vacumn container to store beans.

    Personally, if the beans have come to you in a bag with a one way valve and a zip lock, then I would just leave them in that and put into a tuppaware or similar style container.

    Beans stored properly can last for up to a month as well, so you shouldnt have any problems there with having coffee for so long.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    To offer an answer to the initial question, and directed to anyone living in Perth; have NO DOUBT that Rubra is up there. Being new to Perth it didnt take too long to do my research and compare all locally roasted brands and work out which stood tall......for me. My palette was biased from 4 years in northern Italy and this came the closest.
    I concur with a previous blogger that the Chantico blend is a goer - as is the newer Amada. Id go as far as to say its a classic.....for me.
    Writing it off because of IGA is as naive as embracing a product because it has a bigger marketing budget. Its NOT a one horse town regardless of the 5 Senses/Synesso impression I get when I get around town.

    Some people will simple always buy Apple, no matter what or why...

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    Nothing wrong with Rubra. They have the roast date on the bags which is always a good sign. They are like any local roaster, only they have focused their energy into making a fully commercial product.
    I second albertgs recommendation on the Chantico, its a good blend.
    Just check the roast date and make sure you get a fresh bag.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

    Definitely check out 5 Senses! They have a great range and they deliver small batches regularly to outlets, so you always get fresh beans. They too print the roast date on the bag. My fave is the AM Blend. Very nice indeed.

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    Re: Rubra coffee

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    Fiori is another one worth a looking at. Once again check the bag for the roast date. Personally, the three I have mentioned are the only shop bought I would & have spent my hard earned cash on. They are all local and available in shops. The 5 Senses is in my opinion the better of the three, but youll need to shop around to find it.



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