Sorry, I don't buy it.
Might also just need a few more roasts under the belt? Being able to control consistency yourself v a bit of pot luck off the supermarket shelf comes into this equation too.
Strangely enough, this has inspired me to dust off the Behmor after realizing how lazy I've been lately in this regard. Go figure.
........where did I put those damn notes..?
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Yelta, I think Andy was gently suggesting it was time to put the foil beanie away for a while
Looks like the poster in question joined the board 3 years ago. That would be one heck of a conspiracy!
I ran the idea of a coffee roaster past the finance minister based on this thread.
No deal thus far.
I haven't given up yet.
Need to get that back verandah built that has been on the drawing board for 3years first though.
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I just repented and got a roast in earlier. Have to say a few more Hail Behmors before I'll be forgiven. The first roast after a long break almost got away from me. I'll do my penance and get back on track.
The Aldi dark roast beans are consistently good and make a great latte. Good rich crema. I don't like them much for long black (and definitely not straight espresso), but if you are a milk drinker then for $12 a kg you just can't go past these beans. The bags from my local are usually about 4 weeks from roast and still have a great aroma.
I appreciate the thoughts here too. I am about to sell my 5kg Has Garanti and upon looking at what I am going to have to pay for the beans I want $55 per kg, it is definitely worth trying some cheap alternatives.
Seriously, I suspect many are totally unaware that this form of promotion even exists, if they keep their eyes and minds open the system/method used will be pretty obvious.
Just to dispel any idea that I'm anti Aldi, I shop there frequently, some of their products are excellent and offer much better value than elsewhere, the Atlantic salmon we had for dinner last night came from Aldi and was very good, quite a bit cheaper than elsewhere, however I ain't gonna budge as far as their coffee is concerned, its ordinary to say the least.
Here's a pic of me in me new foil beanie, came from Aldi, bargain!
I actually tried the Peru a couple of weeks back. Nothing special. Probably wouldn’t be able to pick it from the Lazzio blue. Still better than any other supermarket coffee I’ve ever had, but that’s probably because it isn’t burnt to a crisp.
I suspect I know the answer to this question but I will ask anyway, to my fellow Kiwi coffee snobs, can we access reasonable roasted beans in NZ at a cost lower than the typical $12.50 per 250g. ?
250g lasts me 2 weeks. At that rate the 1kg would be past it's best before i could use it. But back to my question, is there a cheaper reasonable coffee available in nz ?
As far as the age demographic is concerned, the young may well understand the concept, however, they are far more susceptible to the message, the very fact that the young must acquire the latest iteration of everything, be it a smart phone, pair of shoes or espresso machine underscores this.
Age, with most of us imparts a degree of understanding and cynicism, along with a realization that constantly chasing the rainbow only leads to bigger bills at the end of the month.
I have no problem with retailers and manufacturers advertising their wares in an ethical manner, what I do have an issue with is unidentified people coming in through the back door, purporting to be one of "the group" when all along the intent is to boost a product.
Australians rank fourth highest in the world next to Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway."
"Australian household debt has steadily risen over the past three decades as more of us aim to own homes and continue to rely on products such as car loans and credit cards. In fact, the ratio of household debt to income has more than doubled between 1995 and 2015, going from 104% to 212%, according to the OECD Data released in 2015. This means if the average person earns $80,000 net, they are spending $169,600 per year."
I know nothing about that site (never seen it before), however they would fail grade three primary school maths in their "analysis".
"This means if the average person earns $80,000 net, they are spending $169,600 per year." - if true that means that next year they would owe (in round figures - interest would accrue and increase the amount owed by another $10,000 I reckon) to over $250,000. I call utter bullshit on that.
Assuming their "Investor debt. Debt associated with investments such as rental properties or shares makes up 36.5% of our household debt." is correct, than that is a great argument for killing off 100% of negative gearing to reduce speculative debt driven by greed. Unfortunately our whole tax system encourages investors running on debt... ever heard of using cashflow to invest in capital items? Oh wait, then you get clobbered with capital gains tax... see what I mean?
One other thought - I know they are supposed to be OECD figures, so one should be able to assume they are accurate. Having said that I have sighted numerous credit card debt figures over the years and none of them are anything like the 2% range. I would need to know how that is being calculated. I saw a similar "shonky report" about 5 years back and discovered that only official bank credit cards were being counted - which makes that figure a total joke almost unrelated to the real world (Colworths, Myers etc all have credit card systems which are not included).
FWIW, I would try to find a site that knows what it is talking about - if that article is typical, they do not have an analytical bone in their virtual body.
Lies, damned lies and monetary statistics.
To be fair, we pay CGT (on 50% of the gain) regardless of the means of financing the investment. It's more the combination of a discounted CGT rate with negative gearing that distorts investment. Take either away and you have more reasonable system.
Not going to argue the pro's and cons of a particular site.
All I'm trying to convey is the fact that the average Aussie is living well beyond his/her means.
The banks and credit providers would love this to continue, it cant.
Perhaps this graphic will simplify the concept.
Totally agree on the investment distortions... and then some "economists" cannot work out why the gini coefficient (inequality index if you prefer) is way out of whack so the old "richer get richer, poorer get poorer" is too true. In the case of Oz, add flat wage growth whilst productivity has gone through the roof - which means corporate profits are also skyrocketing - and the same "economists" wonder why retail spending is down here. My only comment is "... and what else did you think would happen".
I already got the concept (years ago - lectured it to post grad's in the '80's whilst learning IT).
You are 100% correct on the graphic - tell that to the "good economic managers" in the current Libs. Our gov debt level has more than doubled since they came into office so the "$200 billion budget emergency" (Tony Abbot) is now OK at $550 billion (ScoMo). No worries: they are such good economic managers that "they know what they are doing".
I just really, really detest poor analytical work - almost as much as political BS.
Nearly all my coffee is sourced from beanbay, occasionally specialty roasters in my area. and i am a roaster -of sorts.
Yesterday I bought a kilo of peru lazzio and it was one of the most unpleasant tasting coffee i have used.
I have not wanted to fan the embers; the other origins have been ok but this was surprisingly bad.