Clement Coffee, Melbourne

Clement Coffee

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Clement Coffee was created by St Ali’s former barista Kris Wood. Kris Wood’s original plans was to all bring the coffee knowledge that he has learnt in Melbourne back to Perth and open up a successful coffee shop of his own. Things didn’t go to plan, once Kris got to Melbourne he didn’t want to leave. Since opening its doors, this speciality coffee shop has proven to be a popular asset to South Melbourne’s vibrant coffee scene. Clement Coffee is also part of the St Ali Family. St Ali, Sensory Lab and Clement Coffee are all roasted off site at the same location and Andy Todd, a Production Roaster for the St Ali Family, is the sole roaster for Clement Coffee. Below is a quick review of our experience using Clement Coffee..

Ships to: Australia Wide
Postage: Flat Rate $6.00 postage

What we bought:
Pony Blend 250g $15.00 – Green apple bite with candied citrus, bright lemon zest and a lush syrupy mouthfeel. Elegant florals and soft dark chocolate round out a clean and balanced cup.
Mutheka Peaberry, Espresso 250g $22.00 – Creamy with strawberry like acidity. Sweet and balanced with flavours of pawpaw and white peach.
Condor San Agustin 250g $17.00 – Rich black cherry and dark chocolate flavours, sweet and bold with a lingering syrupy mouthfeel

Date we placed order: 11th July 2015
Date we received order: 14th July 2015
Roasted date of coffee:
Pony – 10th July 2015, Mutheka Peaberry – 13th July 2015 and Condor San Agustin – 13th July 2015

Condor San Agustin 250g $17.00 – Rich black cherry and dark chocolate flavours, sweet and bold with a lingering syrupy mouthfeel

Life of a food blogger…. Drinking Condor San Agustin 250g $17.00 – Rich black cherry and dark chocolate flavours, sweet and bold with a lingering syrupy mouthfeel

Online store:
clementcoffee.com
Grind options – Beans, Stovetop, Paper Filter, Espresso, Syphon and Plunger
Roast Day – Every Monday
The online store offers a small selection consisting of 1x Blend, 2x Single origins and 1x Decaf.We originally ordered Fazenda Rainha Micro Lot, Espresso 250g $17.00 but unfortunately they were out of stock. They promptly emailed us to let us know and suggested the Condor San Agustin 250g $17.00 instead

Would you use this roaster again?
Yes, we would. The roasting dates were good and the flat rate postage was affordable. There was a limited selection available online so we would mostly likely check their online store again later down the track to see if there is anything new and interesting to buy.

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Industry Beans, Melbourne

Industry Beans, Melbourne

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It was the year 2010. Two Melbourne brothers, Steve and Trevor started their roastry with a limited budget in a small garage. Now, five years later, these boys have turned their love for coffee into a flourishing business. With a solid team behind them, they now have a roastery and busy cafe in the heart of Fitzroy. See below for a quick review on our experience using Industry Beans…

Ships to: Australia wide
Postage: Flat rate $9

What we bought:
Jampit Estate, Indonesia 250g $17.00 Baking cocoa, blackcurrant & almond
Fitzroy Street, 250g $15.00 Sweet citrus, plum and chocolate
Karimikui AA Kenya, 250g $17.00 Pronounced notes of apple, stone fruit, berry

Date we placed order: 11th July 2015
Date we received order: 15th July 2015
Roasted date of coffee: 13th July 2015

Fitzroy Street Blend, Industry Beans Melbourne

Online store:
Industry Beans offers three blends, five single origins and one decaf with their online store. The price for their beans ranges from $14 – $19 for their 250g bags. Grind options – whole beans/ espresso/ stovetop/ French press

Our favourite pick:
We loved all three blends/origins from Industry Beans but if we HAD to choose, we would pick Karimikui AA Kenya 250g $17.00. This light/medium bodied single estate had us hooked from the very first sip. We thoroughly enjoyed its deliciously sweet fruity notes.

Would you use this roaster again?
Yes we definitely would! We were happy with all three of our bags of coffee. Buying online was easy and our coffee didn’t take long at all to arrive.

Cleanskin Coffee Roasters, Brisbane

 

Cleanskin Coffee Roasters, Brisbane

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This week for our Roaster Review we decided to give Cleanskin Coffee Roasters a go. Based in Brisbane this business has been roasting beans since 2008. At the heart of Cleanskin you’ll find award winning coffee roasters that has already won an impressive 15 Golden Bean awards in just 3 years.

Ships to: Australia Wide
Postage: Flat rate $10.00
Grind options: Whole bean/ Espresso/ Filter/ Plunger/ Stovetop

Cleanskin Coffee Roasters, Brisbane

What we ordered:
Ethiopian Kongo Espresso 250g $14.00 – Sweet and Silky with distinct floral aroma. Notes of jasmine, rose, lime and black tea.
Colombia – La Perla – Espresso 250g $14.00 – Silky body with black current, berry, cocoa and sweet almond finish.
Old School 250g $12.50 – Bold, round, full, savoury caramel earthy body with subtle spicy acidity and lingering raisin jammy sweetness.

Date we purchased coffee: 11th July 2015
Date we received our coffee: 21st July 2015
Roasted dates of coffee: 
Ethiopian Kongo – 9th June 2015
Colombia La Perla – 10th July 2015
Old School – 9th July 2015

Online Store: 
Mobile Phone Friendly
User friendly and easy navigation. Each blend/single origin has standard information about the coffee and where its sourced. You can purchase brewing equipment, barista tools, tea, syrups and as well as green beans for the budding home roaster!

Our favourite pick: 
Our favourite pick would have to be Old School 250g $12.50. Old school is made up of beans from Papua New Guinea Okapa, Guatemala Santa Rosa, Colombian Santa Isabel & Ethiopian Konga. We found it bold, syrupy, sweet & delicious!

Use this roaster again? 
Probably not. We ordered Ethiopian Kongo Espresso and received the filtered version instead. Also the roasting date on the filtered version was over a month old.

Pablo & Rusty’s, Sydney

Pablo & Rusty's Sydney

House Blend - $12.00 Brown sugar, Milk Chocolate & Red Berries

House Blend – $12.00 Brown sugar, Milk Chocolate & Red Berries

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Established in 2004, Pablo and Rusty’s was created by Saxon Wright who thoughtfully dedicated his new business venture to his two brothers in-law, Pablo & Rusty. Since then P& R has grown into a thriving business that is managed by a team who are not only passionate about coffee but also the environment.

Ships to: Australia wide
Postage: Three bags to Perth metro area. Regular post: $16.00 Express post: $26.25
Grind options: No grind options available

La Union Guatemala - $20.00 Caramel, Apple/Grape Acidity and Balanced

La Union Guatemala – $20.00 Caramel, Apple/Grape Acidity and Balanced

What we bought:
Villa Galicia Salvador $16.00 Apricots, Honey Strawberry Jam, Buttery
La Union Guatemala – $20.00 Caramel, Apple/Grape Acidity and Balanced
House Blend – $12.00 Brown sugar, Milk Chocolate & Red Berries

Date we purchased coffee: 16th June 2015
Date we received our coffee: 24th June 2015
Roasted date of coffee:
Villa Galicia Salvador 16th June 2015
La Union Guatemala 16th June 2015
House Blend 15th June 2015

Online Store:

Villa Galicia Salvador $16.00 Apricots, Honey Strawberry Jam, Buttery

Villa Galicia Salvador $16.00 Apricots, Honey Strawberry Jam, Buttery

Mobile Phone Friendly
Beautifully designed layout that’s easy to use. Each blend/ single origin has detailed information including tasting notes. We had a little trouble at check out because the PayPal payment option was down. Emailed the customer service team and they got back to me that same day. I ended paying for my goods over the phone. Also, we originally wanted Mogola Honduras but they said they weren’t roasting that single origin for another week and offered us another origin to try instead.

Our favourite pick:
Villa Galicia Salvador $16.00 Apricots, Honey Strawberry Jam, Buttery. This single origin was hands my favourite of them all. It’s well balanced, deliciously sweet with hints of berry.

Use this roaster again?
Yes we would. We would like to try their other blends/single origins and also get some more of their delicious Villa Galicia Salvador!

Dukes Coffee Roasters, Melbourne

Dukes Coffee Roasters, Melbourne

dukescoffee.com.au

With a strong focus on environmental and social sustainability together with a tenacious passion for producing great quality coffee, Dukes Coffee Roasters has earned themselves an excellent reputation amongst Melbourne’s coffee scene. We’ve been big fans of Dukes since our trip to Melbourne earlier this year. We enjoyed the coffee so much that we picked up a few bags to take home. Below is quick review on our experience using Dukes Coffee Roasters.

Dukes at Ross House in Melbourne

Dukes at Ross House in Melbourne

Ships to: Australia wide
Postage: For the 3 bags of beans to Perth metro area $19.40
Grind Options: No grinding options available

Date we purchased our coffee: Friday 12th June 2015
Date we received our coffee: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Roasted date of coffee:  Samuel Calderon Espresso was roasted on 12th June, Ondas Da Mantiqueira Espress & Dukes Espresso Blend was roasted on 15th June.
What we bought: 
Samuel Calderon Espresso $20.00 300g – Bright, sweet, chocolatey
Ondas Da Mantiqueira Espress0 $20.00 300g – Sugar-sweet with almond, milk chocolate and shortbread notes. Soft, red apple acidity and a long finish
Dukes Espresso Blend $14.00 300g – Balanced, full bodied and complex, vibrant, red apple, caramel, milk chocolate and cherry

Ondas Da Mantiqueira Espress0 $20.00 300g

Ondas Da Mantiqueira Espress0 $20.00 300g

Online store: 
Mobile phone friendly
Clean minimal layout and easy to use. The online store provides info on each of the blends/single origins, tasting notes and technical details such as processing, harvest, region, they even included which roasting equipment their used!

Our favourite pick: Our favourite was their Dukes Espresso Blend $14.00 300g Balanced, full bodied and complex, vibrant, red apple, caramel, milk chocolate and cherry. This full bodied blend held up perfectly in milk coffee beverages such as lattes and flat whites. I thought this blend had a little richness to it as well which I absolutely loved.

Use this roaster again? Yes we would. The coffee that we got was delicious and we were really happy with how quick the shipping was (purchased on Friday and received our beans on Wednesday!)

Single Origin Roasters, Sydney

Single Origin Roasters

singleoriginroasters.com.au

Single Origin Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster based in Sydney. Their business has grown from a humble few customers back in 2003 to a booming specialty coffee business that now has three flourishing cafes in Sydney under its belt. Lucky for us, Perth people can get their hands on some of this preemo product with their online store. Below is a quick review of our experience using Single O.

Shipping: Australia wide
Postage: Flat Rate $6.36 postage Australia wide
Grind options: Espresso, stove top, pour over, plunger, aeropress, percolator

Single Origin Roasters

Date we purchased our products: 5th June 2015
Date we received our products: 10th June 2015
Roasted date of beans: 9th June 2015
What we bought: Yeehah! – Creamiest-textured blend, voluptuous and weighty 250g $15.00, La Rosa, Colombia – A sweet & unique coffee with floral, perfuma aroma, flavours of red apple, crisp acidity & creamy body 250g $18.00, Reservoir – Signature blend, with structured, bright acidity 250g $15.00

Online store:
Mobile phone friendly
Their online store was really easy to use. Each blend/ single origin had a detailed description where you can get info on the origin of the beans, harvest date and altitude (for single origin). They have coffee subscriptions and a small range of barista gadgets.

Our favourite pick:  Yeehah! 250g $15.00 Deliciously creamy and rich. Exceptional as an espresso or a creamy latte. Big thumbs up!

Use this roaster again? Yes definitely! The quality & taste of the coffee beans was excellent and the flat rate postage was great value too!

Micrology Coffee Roasters, Perth

 

Micrology Coffee Roasters, Perth

http://micrology.com.au

Micrology is a local coffee roaster that supplies to some of the trendiest cafes in Perth. As well as supplying to local businesses they also cater to the home barista with their online store. We have purchased from Micrology before and have been happy with the taste and quality of their beans. This time we wanted to try something different from these guys. Below is a quick detailed review on our experience using Micrology.

Shipping: Australia Wide
Postage: Postage is calculated according to the amount of bags that you buy.  We live in Perth, for us 2x 300g bags of beans cost $20.40 for express post and $14.90 for regular post $14.90.
Grind Options: No grinding options available.

Date we purchased our products: 5th June 2015
Date we received purchased products: 9th June 2015
Roasted date of the beans we received: 5th June 2015
What we bought: 1x 300g Aricha Yirgacheffe Ethiopia $15.00 Creamy Sweet Blueberry, Winner of the 2013 Nativa Golden Bean and 1x 300g Ondas  Da Mantiqueira Brazil $15.00 White Chocolate Biscuit Almonds

Online store: Simple, user friendly & navigation is easy. There’s information about the farmer, region and process for each of the coffee blends/single origins. We were a little disappointed though, that two of their single origins was out of stock at the time.

Our Favourite Pick: Yirgacheffe Ethiopia 300g $15.00. We loved this single origin! We used our espresso coffee machine with these beans and made piccolos, lattes and flat whites. We found it to be creamy, medium bodied and fruity. Deeeelicious!

Would you purchase from them again? Yes, definitely. Even though the postage is a little high. We loved the taste of their Yirgacheffe single origin. Also we loved the fact that they roasted our beans the same day we placed our order.