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Fred99
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  #2263657 24-Jun-2019 22:28
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I suspect some of the negativity about "supermarket coffee" comes from forums like "Coffesnobs" - based in Aus.

 

Visit a few Aussie supermarkets, and you'll see why, the selection is grim, mainly vacuum-packed bricks, mainly imported.

 

NZ supermarkets have a good range of beans from local specialist roasters.  Maybe not "boutique", but we have it good here.

 

I am a coffee snob, but I'm quite happy at times to buy from any of my local supermarkets.  Consistent roast from commercial operations like L'affare, Hummingbird etc, so I don't need to adjust my grinder, fresh, vented packs, often on special ~ $32/kg.


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  #2263660 24-Jun-2019 22:39
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https://rushcoffee.co.nz
Is what the coffeebaron drinks :)




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  #2263773 25-Jun-2019 09:45
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Fred99:

 

I suspect some of the negativity about "supermarket coffee" comes from forums like "Coffesnobs" - based in Aus.

 

Visit a few Aussie supermarkets, and you'll see why, the selection is grim, mainly vacuum-packed bricks, mainly imported.

 

NZ supermarkets have a good range of beans from local specialist roasters.  Maybe not "boutique", but we have it good here.

 

I am a coffee snob, but I'm quite happy at times to buy from any of my local supermarkets.  Consistent roast from commercial operations like L'affare, Hummingbird etc, so I don't need to adjust my grinder, fresh, vented packs, often on special ~ $32/kg.

 

 

Well, it can be hard to go past the bargain that is the 1kg brick of over-roasted and bitter yet strangely flavourless Aurora ground coffee for $15 at my local P&S!

 

Joking - I agree with the above, but noting the proviso I made earlier - the problem in determining freshness of supermarket beans, given the lack of consistency in 'best before' dates.

 

That said, I think buying beans vs ground coffee makes a more substantial difference than the roast date. Someone gave me the remainder of a packet of L'affare ground coffee the other day after it had been open a week or so, and (from my perspective) it really was unusable. Buying a decent enough grinder (which isn't that expensive) is probably the best-value way to improve quality if one is using ground beans.

 

 




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  #2263796 25-Jun-2019 10:04
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I purchase online from L'affare and as usual always get my Primo beans.


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  #2264016 25-Jun-2019 13:07
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We've been using Coffee Supreme for the last few years. They deliver to our office once a week.


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I get green beans for $15-20/kg from greenbeanhouse.co.nz and roast them with a hot air gun.

 

Probably the best coffee bang for buck you can get.


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  #2265845 27-Jun-2019 18:13
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davidcole:

 

Havana used to be $4 delivery for 1kg (about $37 a kg for beans) , and pretty easy to order off (even easier after I suggested they implement a reorder last button).

 

Main advantage over the supermarket is they're roasted that day....not whenever the supermarket took delivery and decided to put it out on the shelf.

 

 

Mojo are $35 for 1 kg when I walk in and pick up a bag from their roastery at Shed 9(?).





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  #2265853 27-Jun-2019 18:39
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I buy Vittoria Arabica beans at my local Countdown when they are on rotating special (every couple of weeks) for $14-17 a KG instead of $32. 

 

2 espressos in the morning and I am good to go to work

 

 


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  #2265937 27-Jun-2019 20:17
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coffeebaron: https://rushcoffee.co.nz
Is what the coffeebaron drinks :)

 

Hey what ever happened to Java4u?


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  #2266001 27-Jun-2019 22:39
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Virgil:

coffeebaron: https://rushcoffee.co.nz
Is what the coffeebaron drinks :)


Hey what ever happened to Java4u?


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