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    Hi C snobs!

    I am after a good student coffee! Something with a big kick to keep me away when I pull those all-nighters, and something that can kick me the morning after!

    I dont want bitterness...something nice, and something I can get in small quantities online (250g to start with).

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    Charlotte.

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    Five Senses 24/7 blend is a good one any time of day, they sell on-line...............

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    Quote Originally Posted by drovers-sunrise link=1192958656/0#0 date=1192958656
    I am after a good student coffee! Something with a big kick to keep me away when I pull those all-nighters, and something that can kick me the morning after!

    I dont want bitterness...
    Maxwell House springs to mind, lots of caffeine and to offset the bitterness, anything from two or more spoons of sugar should do the job,

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    I dont want bitterness...something nice, and something I can get in small quantities online (250g to start with).
    "Bitterness" is often stale coffee or bad process as opposed to the origin. *

    "Something nice" is more often really about *the grade, origin, roast technique and freshness.

    Small quantities is more of a problem. *If you think that a roaster wants to roast 20, 30, 60 or 120 kilos of beans so you can get 250g of fresh coffee then think again. *The biggest problem with buying small quantities is the high chance that the 120kg batch was roasted and bagged a month ago and the stock sat on a shelf waiting for your order.

    The other "gotcha" with small coffee orders is the shipping. *An express post bag (fast, for freshness) is $10+ so shipping 250g of coffee in one of those makes little sense.

    CoffeeSnobs have a "Surprise Pack Brown". *contents are 5 x 200gm coffees that *were roasted this week with other existing "roast to order" orders. *We roast some extra beans on every large batch so that we have some of these 200g packets left for surprise packs. *The 5 x 200g are all in valve bags and ship in an express post satchel. *Its the most economical way of trying a few specialty roasts without having to many kilos of beans.

    Good luck in your quest. *

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    campos superior blend, or caffeine espressos KRANK blend - really does live up to the name!

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1192958656/0#3 date=1192973255
    I dont want bitterness...something nice, and something I can get in small quantities online (250g to start with).
    Small quantities is more of a problem. *If you think that a roaster wants to roast 20, 30, 60 or 120 kilos of beans so you can get 250g of fresh coffee then think again. *The biggest problem with buying small quantities is the high chance that the 120kg batch was roasted and bagged a month ago and the stock sat on a shelf waiting for your order.

    The other "gotcha" with small coffee orders is the shipping. *An express post bag (fast, for freshness) is $10+ so shipping 250g of coffee in one of those makes little sense.
    I roast 100Kg of retail bags (250gm) every week. We have a 12 Kg roaster so I usually have 4 blends and 5 origins fresh every week. Shipping via regular australia post takes 3 days to most parts of the country. So if you order from my shop you might wait up to 2 days for the freshest roast and up to 3 days for mail. Plus the fact that Ive picked up a few awards means it going to be better than most. See here: http://shop.coffeeroastery.com.au/store/listCategoriesAndProducts.shop?idCategory=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1192958656/0#3 date=1192973255
    I dont want bitterness...something nice, and something I can get in small quantities online (250g to start with).
    "Bitterness" is often stale coffee or bad process as opposed to the origin.

    "Something nice" is more often really about the grade, origin, roast technique and freshness.

    Small quantities is more of a problem. If you think that a roaster wants to roast 20, 30, 60 or 120 kilos of beans so you can get 250g of fresh coffee then think again. The biggest problem with buying small quantities is the high chance that the 120kg batch was roasted and bagged a month ago and the stock sat on a shelf waiting for your order.

    The other "gotcha" with small coffee orders is the shipping. An express post bag (fast, for freshness) is $10+ so shipping 250g of coffee in one of those makes little sense.

    CoffeeSnobs have a "Surprise Pack Brown". contents are 5 x 200gm coffees that were roasted this week with other existing "roast to order" orders. We roast some extra beans on every large batch so that we have some of these 200g packets left for surprise packs. The 5 x 200g are all in valve bags and ship in an express post satchel. Its the most economical way of trying a few specialty roasts without having to many kilos of beans.

    Good luck in your quest.

    Andy.
    I understand what you are saying, Andy, but I dont want to go out and buy a 1kg bag until I am sure I will enjoy the coffee - hence my need for a small bag to start with.

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    I roast 100Kg of retail bags (250gm) every week. We have a 12 Kg roaster so I usually have 4 blends and 5 origins fresh every week. Shipping via regular australia post takes 3 days to most parts of the country. So if you order from my shop you might wait up to 2 days for the freshest roast and up to 3 days for mail. Plus the fact that Ive picked up a few awards means it going to be better than most. See here: http://shop.coffeeroastery.com.au/store/listCategoriesAndProducts.shop?idCategory=2
    I will be sure to check out your range! Do you have a particular blend that you would recommend?

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    It really depends on what you like and how you brew it. My Heritage Blend is by far the most popular, its a nice dark roast with a rich, full flavour. It would be my pick for an espresso based coffee.

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    Sounds to die for! I might just have to order a bag!

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    Drovers sunrise - do you not have access to a roastery? I am not sure which state/city/town you are in, and I am aware that students have veery little money but most roasters including site sponsors have a cafe type set up where you can buy a cup of coffee or two to try out.

    This helps make a decision.

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    Hi Charlotte,

    As a student, you may well appreciate Andys comments above about the economics of buying only 250 gm over the net. Postage would cost as much as the coffee.

    You should look to get about 2-3 weeks worth (after that it goes stale), and store airtight in a cool, dark spot. Andys deal on 5 x 200 gm "Surprise Pack" bags is a good one if youre looking to try different coffees. (I got one a while back - good fun and can still taste the Yemen - mmm!)

    There are heaps of roasters / suppliers around who can sell you good beans (including CS sponsors!). How good they end up in your cup (and the lack of "bitterness") depends largely on you (and your equipment) - ie your grind, dose, tamp, extraction.

    On that, are you getting yourself a grinder? (Were you looking at an EMO450? Probably bottom end of acceptable on a students budget?) Also, you have a Cafe Crema? With pressurised portafilter (crema "enhancer" - designed to squeeze stale pre-ground )? Maybe you could look at removal of this "feature" - see previous CS topics/posts.

    Just some suggestions.

    Good luck with your studies and pursuit of good home coffee.

    Greg.

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    Quote Originally Posted by lucinda link=1192958656/0#10 date=1193012477
    Drovers sunrise - do you not have access to a roastery? I am not sure which state/city/town you are in, and I am aware that students have veery little money but most roasters including site sponsors have a cafe type set up where you can buy a cup of coffee or two to try out.

    This helps make a decision.
    No, basically all we have in terms of places to try then buy coffee is Gloria Jeans and The Coffee Club. Im in regional QLd so there is not much choice about...

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    Re: Something with a kick!

    Quote Originally Posted by drovers-sunrise link=1192958656/0#12 date=1193020594
    Im in regional QLd so there is not much choice about...
    Where about it regional Qld, I may have a customer close by who you could buy from. Alternatively, 500gm delivered to you within 3 days of roasting from myself would only be $24.

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    I drink a coffee called Black Magic for a real jolt.Its Australias highest caffeine rated coffee and comes with a warning on the label.It comes in 250grm and 1 kilo bags and is served by the cup at my favourite cafe/roastery.

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    Thats some serious kick-arse coffee!!! What sort of taste does it have?

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    Looks like it might be a good incentive to start roasting your own. Certainly economical and you depending on how much caffeine you want in it, you could tailor the amount of robusta beans you put in the blend...
    Minimal setup costs as well and you never have to worry about coffee going stale.

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    Suggestion from one who has suffered real caffeine overload on several occasions.

    If you like the heavy, flat, "straw like" taste of robusta, go for it, but be very very careful. One or maybe 2 heavily caffeined espressi a day may give you the hit you like after each coffee, but to dice with many more than that long term on a daily basis is asking for trouble.

    Moderation is the key.

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    Good call FC.

    :o :o :o :o :o

    You have to get to get to sleep sometimes.

    (And you certainly dont want a doctor telling you to stop drinking coffee.)

    :o

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    That would be the worst thing ever!

    Currently I drink about 5 or 6 cappuccinos a day - imagine doing that with the strong stuff above! I think id just need one I had a laugh.

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    Dont forget, life is too short to be drinking crap coffee so you need to figure a quality criteria in there somewhere.... high caffeine is ok but not at the expense of an otherwise heavenly brew. Im with F_C on this one,

    Mal.

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    Hey folks,theBlack Magic aint too bad and I certainly dont suffer from any ill effects.And taste....well...it tastes like coffee,but remember every single origin coffee has its own unique flavour.I used to blend beans for my brews but I now appreciate each S.O. for what they are. Coffee with a kick....I know what Id use.



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