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    Tobys Estate Coffee..

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    Just wondering what everyones opinions are of Tobys Estate coffee. . . Ive just tried a few samples (Espresso Rico, Woolloomooloo & Organic).. I like Organic the best. . Im getting "Broadway" to try on Monday... would like to hear everyones thoughts on any of these :)

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    Hi Trizo

    Toby Smith has a big following. I guess Cerebos thought so too. Anyway, that should tell you the coffee is worth trying.

    Then its all up to your own, individual taste buds. Id be surprised if you get a definitive answer to your question.

    Cheers!

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    I now include two cafes as my regular haunts: Single Origin in Surrey Hills which is rarely less than excellent and Tobys in Wolloomoolloo where they will usually serve me a SO of the Day (usually the week) that is nearly always excellent. I try to only visit there on Mon - Wed as the barista that works on those days is one of the best.

    The quality of the coffee at Tobys also depends on the SO served and I dont think they are as consistently good as Single Origins SOs. LAst week they were serving a Panamanian bean (I cant remember the estate) which, although palatable, didnt really suit me.

    Ive bought beans from Tobys but I dont think it is as good as Ive had from Cuppacoffee or BeanBay. I havent bought any of the blends though.

    Just around the corner from where I work is a cafe that uses Tobys. I went there once - nuff said! Its not just the bean quality that counts.

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    Like your new Avatar flynn_aus.... 8-)

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    Re: Tobys Estate Coffee..

    Quote Originally Posted by 67464D4D4A50230 link=1239377026/1#1 date=1239397135
    Then its all up to your own, individual taste buds.
    Agreed.

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    Hi all

    I used to go to Tobys at Broadway a fair bit and often bought roasted beans from them when I drank more coffee than I had planned and ran out of my own roasts. The last time I went to the Broadway store was early this year to return some beans I bought there as they were so stale as to be undrinkable. They smelt rancid as soon as I cut open the heat seal. They had no hesitation in providing me with a replacement of a different bean but also were not interested in convincing me to return. They seemed unconcerned that they had sold me crap. Any store can have bad days and can be busy at times.

    From the counter though their coffee will be excellent. They do know how to make and serve a great espresso.

    Mike

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    Thanks everyone..

    Can any experienced connoisseurs give me some advice on what to look for in a coffee? Im really just getting started but am so interested in preparing and serving coffees and Id like to learn a lot more about it. any advice is much appreciated... even if you know of a coffee tasting course. - thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by 795F4457422D0 link=1239377026/6#6 date=1239526839
    some advice on what to look for in a coffee?
    Easy answer - one that you like.

    Quote Originally Posted by 795F4457422D0 link=1239377026/6#6 date=1239526839
    if you know of a coffee tasting course
    I (cuppacoffee) run them from time to time for our email subscribers and theyre free. If youd like to send me your email addy Ill notify you when the next becomes available.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Tobys Estate Coffee..

    Veneziano also runs cupping courses. Or you could get talking to a passionate barista in your favourite coffee haunt - providing you are there in a slow time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 032F3C3A272F2211032120252B374E0 link=1239377026/8#8 date=1239541481
    Veneziano also runs cupping courses.
    Now all Trizo needs to do is catch a flight to either Melbourne or Brissie. ;)

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    :-[ well then maybe just option two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 476B787E636B6655476564616F730A0 link=1239377026/10#10 date=1239612075
    :-[ well then maybe just option two.
    Hehe. Actually, with a bit of planning to get a cheap air fare, Im sure a trip to one of Venezianos cuppings would be money well spent and very worthwhile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4563786B7E110 link=1239377026/0#0 date=1239377026
    Just wondering what everyones opinions are of Tobys Estate coffee
    Hi Trizo, I rate Tobys Estate coffee and Chippendale branch is one of the inner west cafes I go to regularly. I like the Espresso Rico blend and always check the range of SOs for something I havent tried before. I think the last SO i got from them was an Ethiopian Lekempti that I quite enjoyed.

    If youre looking to explore coffee places like Tobys Estate, and (of course) sponsors such as cuppacoffee, di bartoli and the venerable beanbay are great playgrounds. Lots of different coffees to choose from so lots of different tastes to experience.



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