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    Coffee brand

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    Has anyone used GianCarlo and if so what do you think??

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    aka coca-cola.

    Is this for a cafe?

    The best way to find out if you like it is to go and try some as an espresso. and see what its like, Then ring the distributer and ask how reliably you can get the coffee within 2-3 weeks of roasting? ask them what the arabica % of the beans are. If they cannot answer you those questions then find a roaster who can. Most likely the best coffees will come from smaller volume roaster. Brand name coffee is rarely any good.

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    Re: Coffee brand

    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 link=1186122974/0#1 date=1186123727
    Then ring the distributer and ask how reliably you can get the coffee within 2-3 weeks of roasting?
    2-3 Weeks?!?! :o :o :o

    You need to be getting the beans with-in days of roasting, not weeks!!


    Java "Fresh or not at all!" phile

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    Re: Coffee brand

    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile link=1186122974/0#2 date=1186127419
    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 link=1186122974/0#1 date=1186123727
    Then ring the distributer and ask how reliably you can get the coffee within 2-3 weeks of roasting?
    2-3 Weeks?!?! :o :o :o

    You need to be getting the beans with-in days of roasting, not weeks!!


    Java "Fresh or not at all!" phile
    one would hope, however up to three week old is generally considered acceptable by people on this board,provided the coffee is stored right, and so long as you are using it immediately. That said I cant imagine many "brand coffees being this fresh. I agree within 1-2 weeks would be better. coffee fresher then that could be a pain, as you would have to factor in resting when you order, rather then running your stocks down.

    some coffees peak as late as 14 days.

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    Re: Coffee brand

    I really believe coffee should be no more than a week post roast when purchased and delivered....

    Cafes etc (and individuals at home especially) dont use the beans the day they arrive but over a week or maybe more.... during which a 2 week post roast when supplied will be definately on the downward slope....

    Yes, some coffees peak later (generally blends)..... but buying 3 weeks post roast.... no way!

    Get them as fresh as you can.... explore the profile (maybe 4-7 days tastes best ..... or maybe 7-10 days.....) and then try to serve most of them during that period..... if they do peak later then in future you could order slightly older beans..... but dont buy stale or half stale beans to start with.....

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    Agreed.
    Just came back from a friends place for dinner.
    They have a small cafe series machine Ive never imbibed from.
    The missus oredered some coffee from a new place it seems.

    The grind looked a bit course to me and it ended up running too fast as Id suspected.

    I finally found a roasting dat on the bottomof the pack and a note to say "Plunger".

    Roast date was 27 April 2007. :o

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    TG, that is bloody fraud!!! >:( >:( >:(

    L

    PS... i am sure you will be ale to get a taste for the "real" stuff, fresh from your roaster???? ;)

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    Re: Coffee brand

    I didnt drink any.
    Had no intention to.
    Those that did said they liked it.
    Lucky I stopped the host from pulling a second shot with the same puck.

    The other guests are due at our place form dinner next time.
    Lets guess what they think of my coffee.

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    Thundergod, if the guests said "they liked it" who know what theyll say about yours... Maybe they wont know great coffee when they taste it as they seem to like the crap so much! They may be conditioned by now.

    and OMG a second shot with the same puck. Id say wtf were they thinking but obviously they werent!!!

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    I hear you.
    I made my neighbour a macchiato (he buys one every day) and he wasnt overly impressed.
    I think hes so used to bad coffee that I was on a hiding to nothing.

    As for the 2nd shot with the same puck, its not that hes tight, its just that he doesnt know any better.

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    Yep,

    People do become accustomed to a taste..... and that is what they accept as good.....

    Some regular instant drinkers (visitors) really enjoy a good coffee and appreciate the flavour whilst others are clearly not that impressed....

    Given time and perseverance they could be converted.... but Id prefer that the remained in ignorant bliss drinking their coffee sweepings off the floor...... or at least thats what it tastes like.

    As long as they dont expect me to drink it!!

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    I tried some fresh Giancarlo back when it was first released. My impression was that they had blended it to be much more acidic than their other blends. Its a very clever idea because it makes it quite distinct from the other Grinders coffees and they can sell this as "gourmet." Personally, I found it unpleasant, but I think that the branding is great. Coca Cola must have a great marketing department.

    Cheers,

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    Reminds of when i took a trip to home town in north qld, visited the local restaurant who was run by family friends. Chamber was full, shots pouring in 10 seconds (not surprising no crema) with about 100mls and the grinder that dirty that the beans just above the blades were concreted in from some bi-gone year, and to match it all a coffee was 4$. If that isnt bad enough the owner thought the coffee from a used puck tastes better and he thought customers would like the same, needless to say also they used lavazza cause "they heard it was good".

    They had the only commercial machine in town so i pulled apart their grinder, (the threads were filled with bitumen like substance that only came off with the toughest assault), hopper oily as a maccas and a chamber that was more black then perspex) did all the usual and extra cleaning. Re the machine, cleaned the porta filters for the first time in years, the shower screens were absolutely clogged and im surprised anything came through at all and explained to them some basic procedures for making coffee. (e.g... no joke... they thought out of date milk made better froth)

    Made it all worthwhile at the end though when they pointed at a shot coming through post clean and excitedly said "oh look that thing on top... we havnt seen that come from this machine for years.. we thought it was broken" (crema).

    Alas still after all that had two or three locals (they dragged me onto the machine when they were busy for a few hours) ended up saying they liked the coffee better before *shrug*.

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    Re: Coffee brand

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
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