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    Advice - Where to buy coffee beans

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    Hi all,

    I know it's been covered 100s of times but I'm a newbie to making my own coffee. Just received my new machine and grinder yesterday and have all but gone through the sample pack of beans they gave.

    Too much reading of different strategies and reviews makes it difficult.

    In a nutshell I am looking for a smooth creamy coffee taste. I'm not into the bitter etc. I also understand its how it's made as well however that's the kind of taste and texture I am after.

    If someone can suggest a place in Sydney to go to today or one of our sponsors beans I'm more than happy to give it a whirl.


    Thanks

    Blake

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    Try the house blend at Dibartoli in Bondi Junction
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    Quote Originally Posted by herzog View Post
    Try the house blend at Dibartoli in Bondi Junction
    Second that
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    Why not plan ahead and order from Coffee Snobs BeanBay, you won't do better.

    The sample pack would be a good starting point.

    CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Roasted Coffee - Roasted Sample Pack
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    Some of the site sponsors sell coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logga View Post
    Some of the site sponsors sell coffee.
    You can buy coffee in this site, no need to leave. CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay

    Not sure people are listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    You can buy coffee in this site, no need to leave. CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay

    Not sure people are listening.
    I heard ya! I just assume because he is already here he knows about BeanBay, but he asked for something in Sydney he could go to today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caps View Post
    I heard ya! I just assume because he is already here he knows about BeanBay, but he asked for something in Sydney he could go to today.
    Fair enough Caps.

    Realise Blake was looking for retail in Syd, just thought a heads up may be useful for the future, seems a lot of members are unaware Beanbay offers some of the best beans, roasted or green available at very fair prices.

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    Where in Sydney are you Blake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    seems a lot of members are unaware Beanbay offers some of the best beans, roasted or green available at very fair prices.
    True that! But with one edit 'the best beans, roasted or green available at the best prices'. By the way - I am in the middle of a roasting session with some of those greens right now!

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    Hi guys.

    I'm aware that sponsors on here sell. However I was out and wanted some today so I went to Coffee Alchemy.

    Whats a smooth blend on here I can order.

    I've literally gone through a bag of coffee today just trying to get the grinder right. Literally got it almost spot on with the way it came out of the head into the cup.

    Probably just needed to be a tad coarser as it didn't flow the whole time it was a cross between drops and a flow both sides.

    I also didn't mind the Jetblack espresso coffee either. The coffee Alchemy one was a bit strong and had a bit if after taste but that's probably because I used the big double shot filter cup as opposed to single shot filter cup in a tumbler glass.

    All trial and error at the moment

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    I'm presuming the espresso wow is what I'm after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakeM84 View Post
    I'm presuming the espresso wow is what I'm after?
    Can certainly attest to this being a really wonderful coffee but the best way to find out, is try some for yourself...

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakeM84 View Post
    I'm presuming the espresso wow is what I'm after?
    Why not try the sample pack I linked to in post # 4 this thread Blake 4 different varieties x 250 grams each?

    CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Roasted Coffee - Roasted Sample Pack
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    I just ordered 1kg espresso wow. We will see how that goes.

    No doubt I'll stuff up my grinds on 750g of it anyway haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlakeM84 View Post
    I just ordered 1kg espresso wow. We will see how that goes.

    No doubt I'll stuff up my grinds on 750g of it anyway haha
    You shouldn't Blake, approach the task methodically and keep notes, you should be well within the ball park after a couple of shots.
    Enjoy your Wow.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Yeh I'll be alright i wasted a bit today but I was misreading the info about coarse and fine grinds

    I reckon I have it within a couple of dials now.
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