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    Aldi coffee

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    Hi

    initial question from a newbie I saw Aldi whole bean roasted Coffee @ $11.49 per kg and was tempted but resisted

    Have any of you had experience of their product?

    Did I make the right decision in walking by or am I now a potential coffee snob?

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    harry
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    Lots of threads on this topic dating back to 2009 or even before.

    Punchline is:
    buy them, try them and if they suit your taste, equipment, brewing and making preferences then you have a bargain!

    If not, we have lots of bean options in BeanBay (raw and roasted)


    Welcome to CoffeeSnobs Harry.
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    Hello Harry,
    Don't resist,try some and see what you think of the taste,I prefer the more mild variation.
    Good thing about coffee beans purchased at somewhere like Aldi is ,once you have had some , you alone need to make the decision whether you continue or try elsewhere.
    I use Aldi beans at my work and anyone who has a cup never criticise the flavour.
    I also use and enjoy other beans, the different flavours available,no need to stick with the same old same old!
    Cheers,
    Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryw View Post
    Hi

    initial question from a newbie I saw Aldi whole bean roasted Coffee @ $11.49 per kg and was tempted but resisted

    Have any of you had experience of their product?

    Did I make the right decision in walking by or am I now a potential coffee snob?

    regards

    harry
    Welcome to Coffee Snobs Harry.

    Coincidentally I posted this http://coffeesnobs.com.au/general-co...ns-horror.html earlier on today, as you can gather, I don't have much of an opinion of bargain basement roasted beans.

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    Welcome harryw

    Chances are if they're selling it retail at $11 a kilo a bunch of farmers are getting diddled somewhere in the supply chain.
    At this price point they would be buying low quality and low priced beans and roasting them up on mass.

    Do a taste test between these beans and from another roaster and see what you end up liking.

    I believe Aldi has a returns policy too so if you keep your receipt and the beans turn out to be nasty you can no doubt get your money back and get a jar of some tasty pickles or olives instead.

    * After reading Yelta's post again, think yourself lucky you weren't thinking of trying the Vittoria beans ;-)
    Last edited by matth3wh; 19th January 2017 at 11:03 PM.

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    at that price, I couldnt resist but to buy a bag. Worse came to worse, I could keep to season new blades in my grinders instead of using quality beans. Having said that, it is'nt half bad at all.
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I've tried these beans twice. They come in 1kg bags and are a cut above usual supermarket suspects. I was lucky and found bags that were almost 12 months from best before, which I took to mean they were fresh with a 12 month use time. I also shared them out with friends as by the time I got to the end it would've been stale.

    they did get me out of a tight spot on those occasions when I ran low & cafes with the good gear are closed or a long way away.
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