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    Lavazza d'oro is my budget cant be bothered roasting cheap bean of choice at around $19 a kilo its a pretty boring and unoffensive coffee. But these days theres a lot of Robert Timms coffee bags being used to beat the morning rush. We shouldn't judge too harshly on supermarket coffees, people drink Vittoria, Illy and whatever other commercial garbage all the time. And to be honest it wasn't until very recently that I found single origins in cafes to be anything decent most were poor examples of the region and honestly had no purpose being served other than for the "me too factor". all the commercial single origins worth drinking were almost always at the specialty roasters, served by said specialty roasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t0fu View Post
    We shouldn't judge too harshly on supermarket coffees,
    I disagree. It is our job to. Hence the name of the website.
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    I don't judge coffee of any type with any preconceptions or bias, if I like a bean/brew I will say so, ditto for dislike.

    I've yet to find supermarket beans that come close to making a decent espresso, as I mentioned previously, the Aldi beans I tried were OK for use in a French press, not even close to being good enough for espresso.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    If it is with Fastway, depending on when order is shipped it can take up too two weeks to arrive, sometimes 7-8 days, you will eventually get it.
    No sign of my order arriving today, therefore won't be here until Monday - at best. That will be 14 days since order shipped.

    Seems 'Fastway' is actually a misnomer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celts88 View Post
    Seems 'Fastway' is actually a misnomer
    I think it really depends on your location. My last few beanbay orders have arrived next day (I'm in Sydney), I've always been pretty impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    I think it really depends on your location. My last few beanbay orders have arrived next day (I'm in Sydney), I've always been pretty impressed.
    Not having a go at BeanBay, appreciate they try and get a happy medium to keep the shipping costs reasonable.

    11 days since order shipped and still hasn't reached Perth, must be busy traffic on the Nullabor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celts88 View Post
    11 days since order shipped and still hasn't reached Perth, must be busy traffic on the Nullabor
    Have you tried contacting Fastway?
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    I live in Perth. I have ordered many items from Singapore, Hong Kong etc. I have ordered mobile phones from Singapore at 10.00 am on a Monday and had it arrive at 9.00am the next day - on more than 4 occasions this has happened so its not freak incident. I have ordered multiple items from the Eastern States which almost always take 2 plus weeks to deliver, there is a standing joke in the household when ordering from over east "Might be here by Christmas?" the reply is always "Which Year" :-). Logistics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celts88 View Post
    No sign of my order arriving today, therefore won't be here until Monday - at best. That will be 14 days since order shipped.

    Seems 'Fastway' is actually a misnomer
    I've had very mixed experiences with Fastway (not to do with coffee stuff). A lot comes down the particular franchisees involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celts88 View Post
    Not having a go at BeanBay
    yeah sorry I didn't word that well, I meant I have been impressed with fastway often getting stuff delivered to Sydney next day (often my order is in the afternoon so also impressed with beanbay of course!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    I live in Perth. I have ordered many items from Singapore, Hong Kong etc. I have ordered mobile phones from Singapore at 10.00 am on a Monday and had it arrive at 9.00am the next day - on more than 4 occasions this has happened so its not freak incident. I have ordered multiple items from the Eastern States which almost always take 2 plus weeks to deliver, there is a standing joke in the household when ordering from over east "Might be here by Christmas?" the reply is always "Which Year" :-). Logistics.
    Yep, seems totally hit and miss for items coming from East to West, hopefully I do get my order by Xmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    yeah sorry I didn't word that well
    Mate no offence taken, I didn't word my response well either

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    I live in Perth. I have ordered multiple items from the Eastern States which almost always take 2 plus weeks to deliver, there is a standing joke in the household when ordering from over east "Might be here by Christmas?" the reply is always "Which Year" :-). Logistics.
    Got it in one. Logistics, driven by financial necessity, plays a big part in delivery tardiness.
    The paddock was my preferred run during my final six years as an owner driver. Eastbound loads were scarce and didn't even pay enough to cover the fuel which, when added to wear & tear, fixed costs and time wasted, weren't viable. I typically drove empty from Perth to Whyalla to pick up steel bound for the eastern states. Some truckies got together and piggybacked or even put their trucks on an eastbound train. A lot of them just went broke - brutal game.
    The real money was in westbound loads (by a factor of about 6). To make it pay freight forwarders had to juggle weight, cubic capacity and the number of drops among other considerations. So freight often languished in depots until it could be profitably slotted in.

    Ps greedy truckies? Not a bit of it. We were hounded and taxed almost to extinction to raise revenue and prop up inefficient railways and coastal shipping.

    Ps2 'Nullabor' is not a koori word. It's actually two Latin words combined meaning 'no trees'.
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