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    Good coffee beans for black coffee?

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    I've been looking for a good coffee beans for black coffee and I have been unsuccessful at it so far. I keep coming back to Jamaica blue signature blend because that's the only coffee blend that I prefer to drink the most.

    I've tried many types of coffee including:

    - Jamaica Blue Signature Blend
    - Jamaica Blue Crema D'oro Italian Style

    - Vittoria Family Cup
    - Vittoria Family Cup
    - Vittoria Mountain Grown
    - Vittoria Brazilian rex
    - Vittoria Espresso
    - Vittoria Italian Blend
    - Vittoria Ground Oro Gold Café Series

    - Lazavva Crema e Gusto
    - Lavazza Qualita Oro

    - Dibella Nero Blend
    - Dibella Modena blend
    - Dibella Premium Gold
    - Dibella 2013
    - Dibella Ali reserve
    - Dibella Brazil

    - Baysbeans Forte

    Single origin:
    - Samantran Mandheling Select
    - India Elephant Hills
    - Brazil Premium Bourbon
    - Brazil Santos
    - P.N.G
    - Colombian Dark Roast
    - Ethiopian

    - House blend from Coffeebean Estate

    - Harris Premium
    - Harris Espresso
    - Harris Black Label
    - The Coffee Club Coffee Beans
    - Jaques Medium Roast
    - Aurora Ground Italian Blend Coffee
    - Gloria Jeans Smooth Classic Ground Coffee Blend

    My top three favourites are:
    1. Jamaica blue signature blend
    2. Vittoria Family Cup
    3. Dibella Nero Blend.

    I keep coming back to Jamaica blue signature blend the most so i don't know which coffee beans to try anymore. There's literally dozens of coffee roasters and hundreds of coffee beans so it's overwhelming. Also, I live in Cairns so I don't have the luxury of trying coffee from various coffee roasters such as merlo.

    I'm looking for a balanced and smooth coffee with not too much acidity and not light body but medium to heavy body. Similar to the taste and complexity of Dibella Premium Gold, Dibella Nero Blend, Vittoria Family Cup, Vittoria Brazilian Rex, Jamaica blue signature blend etc.

    Do you know any good coffee beans for black coffee sold in Australia?
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    Vanuatu - Single Origin is my pick for plunger.
    So so smooth with a lingering strong body.

    Give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRiz View Post
    Vanuatu - Single Origin is my pick for plunger.
    So so smooth with a lingering strong body.

    Give it a try!
    Thanks but I'm mainly looking for a popular, well known coffee beans for black coffee in Australia so that there will be higher chance of me liking it. It's a shame that there's no coffee rating sites for Australian Coffee.

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    That's actually a great idea, would be ideal for coffeesnobs to have a rating system on the side! I definitely would use it.

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    Come on guys, move around the site and try to understand what Coffee Snobs is about!

    Hint----- It most certainly not about rating the virtue's of supermarket coffee.

    Try looking here CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Roasted Coffee lots of excellent roasted SO's and blends on offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Come on guys, move around the site and try to understand what Coffee Snobs is about!

    Hint----- It most certainly not about rating the virtue's of supermarket coffee.

    Try looking here CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Roasted Coffee lots of excellent roasted SO's and blends on offer.
    I've already done that. I've tried practically every Single Origin Coffee Beans from BeansBay.

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    Might be your technique if you can't get something decent out of that lot!

    My favourite coffee is whatever I'm currently drinking. At the moment and for the next week or so it's Sarah's Espresso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinstar View Post
    I've already done that. I've tried practically every Single Origin Coffee Beans from BeansBay.
    Perhaps coffee is simply not to your taste.

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    If you're anything like me, you might want to stick to blends. I like SOs, but more as a novelty; I find quality blends to be more consistently pleasing.

    FiveSenses and Campos have been my standout favourites. Both Campos' Dark City and Signature would be my recommendation for sweet, smooth flavours that I suspect are very "accessible", with no flavours that stand out as ones you have to drink until you like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinstar View Post
    Thanks but I'm mainly looking for a popular, well known coffee beans for black coffee in Australia so that there will be higher chance of me liking it. It's a shame that there's no coffee rating sites for Australian Coffee.
    Hi Heinstar

    Further to Yelta's earlier post (the rest came through while I wrote this), you will not find a popular well known bean worth consuming in supermarket coffee. The transport delays make it a virtual impossibility. After roasting, beans change rapidly for the first 3 to 6 weeks (depending upon type of bean & roast) and then most CSr's would bin them as too old. The problem with those figures are the hidden assumption of ideal conditions. Simple to destroy any bean in a few hours via heat, light, moisture or airflow.

    Add to that the fact that every harvest varies each year from each place, although it hopefully (mostly) retains the regional & bean varietal characteristics. That means that each years blend is either a different mix to try to keep the flavour consistent or they just let the flavour vary year to year and keep the mix the same.

    To complicate that even more, some chains have a boutique roaster that takes out all the medals in competitions and a bulk division that tries to match the same quality on a larger scale. That is also a virtual impossibility at the technical level. Generally the bulk roasters cannot "push" the roast, so they tend to have a lower flavour level (50% is all too common) and often suffer from some extra desiccation as they are forced to roast a little cooler and longer compared to small batches.

    The rating idea is brilliant IF everyone did not have such a wide range of tastes and an equally wide range of boutique coffees available. From on-line data only (have not had a Vittoria since camping days in the '80's) the three you like have little in common except being blended & potentially medium / darkish roasts.

    When I lived at Pt Hedland, we used to get the airline pilots to bring our fresh coffee from Perth each week (in their cabin!) as a personal favour. The aroma probably kept them alert... In hot summers (forecast 44 Celsius here tomorrow) sending it by normal freight usually means it is DOA unless you can arrange something similar from Brissie to Cairns. Hold quality freshly roasted beans over 30 Celsius for a few hours and they need pallbearers.

    FWIW, when it cools off in April, I suggest you try a few online that appeal, however you have to expect some disappointments along with the triumphs. Some of them may well die in transit if it warms up too much, which may lead to you discounting a really good roast. Also, you are the only one that knows whether you are willing to experiment with different coffees or you just want more of the same. The trials of living outside the main cities.

    A quick example: See Coffee production in Ethiopia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are four main Ethiopian coffees which are all quite different from each other, whilst the Harar region alone has three different variations (and they are not subtle changes either). There are also a dozen other, less well known ones I have encountered over the years. Some other CS'r may add quite a few more to that number... No reader can possibly know which one you have tried, let alone what you thought of it!

    Hope this helps


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    Have you tried adding hot water to the ground beans?

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    Coffeesnobs... does what it says on the box.
    Most, if not all of us, crossed over to coffee snobbery from the likes of supermarket pre-ground at some stage in life - a process that started as a search for more of what we liked at the time. Much as you're doing now. So I see little point in sarcasm.

    As Tampit suggested, the reason you prefer the coffees you mentioned may have more to do with the fact that they're blended, and are transported in better conditions than the average postie van - then again, maybe you like stale coffee, some people do, because it's what they're used to.

    You haven't told us how you make your coffee, do you grind fresh, is it plunger, espresso ?machine or pour-over? I'm sure you can improve your experience with a bit of help.

    Also, if you live in Cairns and like smooth, low-acidity coffees, you should take a trip out to the coffee estates on the Tablelands. I haven't tried any of them, but you might find something fresh and local you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    If you're anything like me, you might want to stick to blends. I like SOs, but more as a novelty; I find quality blends to be more consistently pleasing.

    FiveSenses and Campos have been my standout favourites. Both Campos' Dark City and Signature would be my recommendation for sweet, smooth flavours that I suspect are very "accessible", with no flavours that stand out as ones you have to drink until you like them.
    Thanks for the suggestion. This is the second time someone has suggested Campos so I'll try their coffee. And you're right, I think I prefer Coffee blends more than Single Origins since my top three favourite coffee's are all blends.

    This is how I make my black coffee using Aeropress:

    1. Pour 2 scoops of beans using Aeropress Scoop into Breville Smart Grinder
    2. Grind beans to Percolator mode(level 5) in Breville Smart Grinder
    3. Heat water to 93 degrees using Variable Temperature Electric Gooseneck Kettle
    4. Pour 2 Aeropress scoops of grind into Aeropress(inverted method)
    5. Pour the hot water all the way to the top in Aeropress(Inverted method)
    6. Wet the paper filter and stick it onto a Aeropress Filter Cap
    7. Brew for 2 minutes
    8. Turn upside down and slowly press but stop just before the end to prevent bitter oils from leaking

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    Maybe it's the aeropress?

    I can honestly say I don't enjoy coffee from them, I own one, have tried it heaps, inverted, non inverted, different grinds etc but i just don't, I know "everyone" loves them, but I just don't.

    I much prefer an espresso shot over hot water as a long black

    Or an espresso shot straight or as a flat white, piccolo etc

    Something that I don't mind is a pour over that I get at My local cafe, the single cup drip type ones..... Maybe try something like that too, I don't think they are expensive.
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    I'm a bit with Lukemc. I use an aeropress for travelling and while it makes strong coffee it lacks subtlety compared to espresso.
    Maybe a pour over is the way to go?

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    My preferred Aeropress method:
    20gm ground for espresso.
    Inverted method.
    Fill with water leaving enough room to stir without spilling.
    Stir for only 10 seconds.
    Press until water just starts to show through then turn over and press all the way.

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    So these are the coffee's I'm going to try:
    Campos - Dark City and Signature
    Five senses

    Any other suggestions for popular coffee roasters or specific blends from these roasters?

    Quote Originally Posted by richard_m_h View Post
    Maybe a pour over is the way to go?
    Quote Originally Posted by Lukemc View Post
    Maybe it's the aeropress?
    It's not the way I make my coffee because I use the Jamaica Blue signature blend Coffee Beans to make my coffee at home and it tastes as good if not better than the Long black I get at Jamaica Blue coffee shop and they use the same beans.

    I tried the pour over many times with both coarse and fine grinds but it doesn't extract as much flavour/body as Aeropress.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod View Post
    My preferred Aeropress method:
    20gm ground for espresso.
    Inverted method.
    Fill with water leaving enough room to stir without spilling.
    Stir for only 10 seconds.
    Press until water just starts to show through then turn over and press all the way.
    I used to use espresso grind in Aeropress but all the flavours gets crammed into small amount of liquid and you can't add that much water without the taste getting diluted. I could add more grounds but that would give too much caffeine and waste coffee beans.

    I haven't tried your way of filling boiling water all the way to the top in inverted method though. I'm not sure if brewing for 10 seconds is long enough to extract all the flavours but I'll give it a try.
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    I'd go a touch cooler than 93 degrees in the Aeropress, partic. if you are going to brew for 2 minutes. You might also find that the Able (Coava) or S-Filter might discs might help.

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    Would a weekly/fortnightly supply of 300g of roasted coffee beans meet your needs? If so, then perhaps order them as green beans on-line and roast them yourself? Perhaps it's beginner's luck, but all I did one day was order from someone a few kilograms of PNG beans, roasted them in a wok for about a quarter of an hour, and enjoy a delicious brew for the next 1-2 weeks before I need to roast again. The unroasted beans meanwhile sit in a sack for months without spoiling. No hi-tech equipment required, just a store, cast-iron pan or wok, and an old wooden spoon. See some pictures of one such roast, from which you'll see how easy it is. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/members/ax...oasting-1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    If you're anything like me, you might want to stick to blends. I like SOs, but more as a novelty; I find quality blends to be more consistently pleasing.

    FiveSenses and Campos have been my standout favourites. Both Campos' Dark City and Signature would be my recommendation for sweet, smooth flavours that I suspect are very "accessible", with no flavours that stand out as ones you have to drink until you like them.
    I tried the Campos Superior Blend and it became my new favourite coffee I've been looking for a coffee like this for a looong time.

    I also tried the Campos Dark City but I still prefer the taste of Superior Blend since it's similar to Jamaica Blue Signature Blend.

    I might try Five Senses Coffee Blends but they don't have a 'signature blend' and the blend description doesn't sound like my kind of coffee but we'll see.
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    If you're only going to try one more for the time being, I've now gotta recommend Cosmorex's house blend; tried some over the weekend and it blew me away (and copes really well with lower brew temperatures without getting too acidic, if my brief experience was anything to go by).

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    Hi Heinstar

    Ask me in April about whatever current WA one you may like... Almost 100% DOA guarantee if you tried to get one transported now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov21 View Post
    If you're only going to try one more for the time being, I've now gotta recommend Cosmorex's house blend; tried some over the weekend and it blew me away (and copes really well with lower brew temperatures without getting too acidic, if my brief experience was anything to go by).
    Unfortunately I won't be able to try their coffee since they don't ship to Cairns.

    If anyone knows any other good coffee blends for black coffee, please let me know. In the mean time, I'm going to try Five Senses Coffee blends and if I don't like them, I'm going to stick with Campos Superior Blend for a while.

    I would also like a recommendation on best way to brew full cup of black coffee using Aeropress. My method works, but if there's a better way to do it I'm certainly going to switch to it. I recently started using Able Metal Disk Fine and I'm starting to like it.
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    I use an aeropress regularly at work, and I think they work well. BUT it is sensitive to different beans. When I open a new bag it takes me three or four cups before I get dialed in. It also doesn't do espresso, despite what the box says.

    I've gone away from the inverted method & metal filter. For me getting the dose, grind, temp and time right is much more important. The fun part is there are plenty of variations to experiment with

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    Does anyone know where I can buy the S-Filter from Kaffeologie? I can't buy from Amazon and the one's that's sold in Australian website has a weird logo on it and looks different, are they the same?

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    Same, I'm also looking for a retailer that stock the Kaffeologie in Sydney/Australia.

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    Hienstar,
    Just a question regarding those shop bought beans (Vitoria, Lavazza, Harris , etc)....
    Did you ensure you got the freshest packs by studying the "Use by" Codes ?
    Some of the packs can be 12 to 18 months past roast date, and taste very stale.
    It is possible to find fresh roast product ( less than 2 weeks past roast) by being selective.
    It will make a huge difference to the taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kengman View Post
    Same, I'm also looking for a retailer that stock the Kaffeologie in Sydney/Australia.
    I ordered mine from Prime Coffee and it didn't come with a logo.

    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    Hienstar,
    Just a question regarding those shop bought beans (Vitoria, Lavazza, Harris , etc)....
    Did you ensure you got the freshest packs by studying the "Use by" Codes ?
    Some of the packs can be 12 to 18 months past roast date, and taste very stale.
    It is possible to find fresh roast product ( less than 2 weeks past roast) by being selective.
    It will make a huge difference to the taste.
    I don't drink Supermarket coffees anymore. I much prefer drinking coffee from coffee roasters.

    I'm starting to get bored of Campos Superior Blend. Can anyone recommend me another good Coffee Blends to try from a reputable Australian Cafe? I want a smooth & balanced black coffee.

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    Hi Heinster

    Have you looked up Genovese ?

    Seems they have an outlet locally in Cairns.

    Shop 18, The Conservatory 9-15 Abbott Street
    Cairns QLD 4870
    Phone: 07 4041 4122

    I find their Super Brazil (a staple of mine for many years) is suited to Espresso machine but they do have Single Origins too - could be worth checking out.

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    Ax72 was onto something Heinstar. The only logical progression for you is into roasting.

    That way you can buy green and they will stay fine in Cairns's humid heat.

    You can make your own blends.

    You can save money doing it.

    And you can always have fresh coffee.

    You seem pretty serious about it, having tried & remembered so many different blends & beans. If you start roasting your own you'll gain a whole new understanding - and a small tip - much like cooking, your own roast always tastes better, even when it doesn't ;-)

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    I forgot to mention, has anyone tried Haven & Space Coffee? Their coffee tastes fruity and smooth with zero bitterness, perfect for black coffee; the profile is similar to Indian Elephant Hills but better(imo). It used to be one of my favourite coffee until I found Campos Signature blend.

    I also tried Bullet Proof Coffee because of all the hype online; but it tasted pretty bland and boring and I didn't even want to continue drinking it after a few sips. It was kind of a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinstar View Post
    I've already done that. I've tried practically every Single Origin Coffee Beans from BeansBay.
    I'm a little curious how you managed that with one (random) roasted pack!

    Seems that you are chopping and changing a lot of coffees in a short time, might I suggest that you buy a larger amount of a single coffee (from anywhere) and work on your technique to see if you can get better results?

    Temperature, grind size and timing in an aeropress will all have drastic results in the cup.

    You might want to try the same coffees as a pour-over/filter too. You can get a pack of filter papers and cup-top Melita holder for not too many dollars and you might discover a new way to enjoy black coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Seems that you are chopping and changing a lot of coffees in a short time, might I suggest that you buy a larger amount of a single coffee (from anywhere) and work on your technique to see if you can get better results?
    Gotta second this. While I can dial in drinkable in a few shots, I'm usually most of the way through a 250g bag before I've had what I'd call an optimal example of what I can make it can taste like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    so they tend to have a lower flavour level (50% is all too common)
    Where do I find more information about this percentage rating system for flavour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'm a little curious how you managed that with one (random) roasted pack!

    Seems that you are chopping and changing a lot of coffees in a short time, might I suggest that you buy a larger amount of a single coffee (from anywhere) and work on your technique to see if you can get better results?

    Temperature, grind size and timing in an aeropress will all have drastic results in the cup.

    You might want to try the same coffees as a pour-over/filter too. You can get a pack of filter papers and cup-top Melita holder for not too many dollars and you might discover a new way to enjoy black coffee.
    You could be right, there might be a problem with the way I'm brewing my coffee. I'm considering trying Kone Filter since pour over coffee seems to be a popular way of brewing coffee in America. But Pour over coffee using paper filter never tasted good though as the coffee didn't come out as full-bodied compared to brewing from Aeropress.

    I'm doing the 2 minute inverted method with Kaffeologie S-Filter(I prefer it over Able Disk Fine since it makes coffee less bitter) and I've realised that grind level seems to make a huge difference in the way my coffee tastes from Aeropress.

    There's so many conflicting information out there about various techniques to brew black coffee using Aeropress and I don't know which one is the best.

    What do you guys think is the best brewing technique to make the best tasting black coffee using Aeropress and Brewville Smart Grinder? Like what grind level should I use and how long should I brew it for?

    Right now, this is how I'm using Aeropress:
    0 ) 2 Scoops of Coffee Beans using the Scoop that came with the Aeropress
    1 ) Grind Coffee Beans at Lowest Espresso Setting/Mode(Level 1) on Breville Smart Grinder
    2 ) 93 degrees hot water(bonavita variable temperature kettle)
    3 ) Brew for 2 minutes with Aeropress using inverted method
    4 ) Press using Kaffeologie S-Filter
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    Smart grinder settings are pretty variable between machines. I find it easy to over extract with the aeropress. Suggest you only change one thing at a time. If it tastes bitter I'd start off grinding a bit coarser. If that doesn't work, cut back the brewing time.

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    Can I get more recommendation for good coffee beans for black coffee?

    My favourite coffee beans for black coffee so far is Campos Superior Blend & Dibella Nero Blend/Premium Blend.

    Is there any other good cafes in Australia to order coffee beans from for brewing delicious black coffee?

    I've realised that Single Origin isn't for me. My last resort was to try Merlo Colombian & Nicaraguan and they both had extreme profiles and not as balanced as I wanted. I think that I should only look for Coffee blends to get the kind of smooth, balanced, full-bodied profile that I want for delicious black coffee.

    Is this a good website for finding popular cafe's in Australia?: commercial link removed per site posting policy
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    There are hundreds upon hundreds of coffees available in the market place.

    Don't blinker and hobble yourself over a couple of SO's that you haven't liked.

    The same will go for blends as well.

    Asking for recommendations is a bit like the 'how long is a piece of string?' question......

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    As many have suggested, work on your technique, it is an art (I am certainly no expert) and you need to learn to adjust every part of it to suit the beans and method you are using, especially with fresh beans. I've gone from hate it to love it with the same coffee, purely by adjusting my methods.
    If you're not into roasting, keep trying as many SO and blends as you can find. I'd keep trying each of the roasted beans available here. I figure that if you're going to be consuming coffee year in year out, over time you'll accrue more and more taste experiences.
    Think about what you like in a coffee in more detail and let that guide you in your quest. Analyse the coffee you have now as you are making and drinking it. Does it display what you "like"? How does it change each time you make it? Is there anything in the next coffee you try that you like. Keep adding to your knowledge.
    I have learnt a lot from trying every bean I find that takes my fancy, constantly reading these forums (I read a lot and post very little), chatting to staff of good cafe's and catching a roaster in action and chatting with them about their craft. Tell your chosen supplier/cafe/roaster what you like and how you brew, and let them pick out something for you and guide you in how to get the best results. Practice, practice, practice your technique. Analyse what you do and don't like about the coffee. Then go back and talk to them again. And repeat for the rest of your coffee drinking days......
    Don't expect to get a magic answer of "xxx blend is the one for you". Its a journey, not a destination.

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    Which coffee roaster(s) in Australia makes the best dark roast blends?

    Hello everyone, I’m looking to explore and upgrade from the dark roast blends that I’m currently drinking. I’m looking for a coffee that tastes similarly to:


    • Dibella Nero Blend
    • Macro Organic Fairtrade Dark Ground Coffee
    • Lilly Espresso
    • Vittoria Family Cup


    I’ve already tried all of the Dark roast ranges from Dibella, Campos, Merlo and Five Senses. But I didn’t like any of them.

    The coffee that I’m regularly drinking as of current is Dibella Nero Blend and Macro Organic Fairtrade Dark Ground Coffee because I like their full-bodied profile.

    I like to drink my coffee black (without any sugar or milk) using Aeropress in inverted method.

    In your opinion, which coffee roaster(s) in Australia makes the best tasting dark roast coffee blends? Thanks in advance.

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    Any reason for blends and not SO?

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    Woo boy! I'm afraid to say anything so I'll leave it to others.

    Best of luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinstar View Post


    I like to drink my coffee black (without any sugar or milk) using Aeropress in inverted method.

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    I'd suggest that the Aeropress and dark roasts are not great friends. It's not clear why you are limiting your choice to 'dark roast coffee blends' when none of them are doing the trick for you. Talkcoffee's P2 (I think I've got the right one) is pretty dark and pretty good...but haven't tried it in Aeropress.
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    Sunday night and I am feeling curious. TV is boring.

    Anyhoos, I found your thread from 2014.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/general-co...tml#post534194

    Maybe the time might be now to consider different coffees and methods of drinking?

    I would not excect any supermarket blends to be of enjoyment. Yuck. Think stale etc.

    Have you thought then of looking at SO coffee? With Di Bella (yummy yummy coffees), have you even considered a different blend. Our other sponsors are in the equation as well.
    Each coffee has its merits to be checked put to end up drinking a great cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Talkcoffee's P2 (I think I've got the right one) is pretty dark and pretty good...but haven't tried it in Aeropress.
    I'll second the P2, it's a wonderful blend and as it happens, I did try it with a couple of AeroPress brews (as well as espresso) and discovered that it was excellent this way too. Prefer it as espresso though, very, very yummy...

    I'd also recommend Andy's "Espresso Wow" as worth a try but once again, I prefer this one as espresso too...

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