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    Filter Coffee Roasters

    When I was in South American I was introduced to Speciality coffee and had never really been a huge fan of coffee before that. When i came back to Australia, i realised why. The beans are all heavily roasted and the actual taste of coffee has been lost in the concoction of milk, sugar and even chocolate.

    I have since ordered many batches of coffee from different origins and different roasters in Australia to try and find that taste I had when travelling. I am brewing them in a pour over method with a Chemex (which is how it was done in South America) but i still find all the beans taste burnt and I cannot distinguish between the beans due to that heavy roasted taste. These roasts are obviously designed for an espresso to be mixed with milk a sugar but to me, that is not coffee.
    I even found a bean origin that i tasted in a speciality coffee shop in Colombia and it was brilliant! I then found the same bean in Australia roasted by an Australian roaster but it was terrible and again, burnt!

    So my question is, Are there any roasters in Australia that have a large variety of LIGHTLY roasted beans? Or do I have to roast myself to get this?

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    Morning Exidez, welcome to Coffee Snobs.

    I'm sure there are roasters who will meet your requirements, particularly if you live in Melbourne, others may be able to suggest specific roasters who do what your looking for.

    Could also be worth asking the question of Andy (Mr Coffee Snobs) he offerers a wide selection of roasted beans here on BeanBay CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Roasted Coffee - fresh roasted to order

    Roasting your own is certainly an option, not overly difficult and can develop into a great interest/hobby, not to mention the obvious cash savings to be made.

    Good luck with your quest.

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    Not sure what state you are in but most Specialty Micro Roasters roast for filter and espresso. Check out some of your local specialty roasters and you should be able to find some amazing filter coffees!!!
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    I live in Sydney and the roasters I have sourced mainly sell the espresso type with very limited filtered roasts (mainly Ethiopian origins). I have used espresso roasts for filtered coffee, but i am not a huge fan as they are a darker roast. If anyone can name a specific roaster with a large variety of roasts tailored for filtered coffee (ie, lightly roasted with high quality beans), I would be really happy.

    Also on that note, if i were to roast my own:
    1) Can green beans be sourced easily without buying in large quantities?
    2) What equipment is required for roasting at home? And is it a $400+ investment for a good roaster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exidez View Post
    I live in Sydney and the roasters I have sourced mainly sell the espresso type with very limited filtered roasts (mainly Ethiopian origins). I have used espresso roasts for filtered coffee, but i am not a huge fan as they are a darker roast. If anyone can name a specific roaster with a large variety of roasts tailored for filtered coffee (ie, lightly roasted with high quality beans), I would be really happy.

    Also on that note, if i were to roast my own:
    1) Can green beans be sourced easily without buying in large quantities?
    2) What equipment is required for roasting at home? And is it a $400+ investment for a good roaster?
    Exidez, I also live in Sydney and purchase in 2.5kg lots from this company - CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Green Coffee - just ordered 12.5kg about 16.00 Thursday and had them about 17.00 Friday. Fastway Couriers deserve most of the credit for the quick delivery, but someone at the other end got them out before 17.00 Thursday so well done. They sell a roaster called the Behmor and plenty here use it - CoffeeSnobs - BeanBay - Other Stuff - Behmor 1600 Plus - Coffee Roaster

    Best of all you are already logged into their site, just click on Beanbay on the top left of the page
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    PS you can roast cheaper, just search Corretto on this site. The Behmor is a ready to go solution rather than build your own.

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    G'day and welcome . Yeah roasting your own is a good option, as you can roast it exactly how you like.

    Otherwise definitely give Campos Coffee a try, there are a few stores in NSW, otherwise can order online. I just checked and they have about 4 different filter coffees they're selling. Stunning coffees they get in.

    Axil have a few filter roasts usually too, top quality. 5 senses, Zest also. Plenty around, just depends how much you wanna spend.

    And yeah a Behmor is also a great option for roasting for filter.

    Good luck

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Ah and don't forget DiBartoli (one of our very own site sponsors), they have a few filter roasts available too. They've got a Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere Natural Grade 1 - Light Roast on at the moment (I think not for much longer though) and also a really interesting Mexican Terruņo Nayarita Natural Reserve which you can get roasted for espresso or filter, which sounds amazing....

    Highly recommend these guys, great service and always very helpful, and amazing coffees.
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