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Lavazza Qualita Oro Coffee Beans 1kg $15 + Delivery (Free with $39 Spend/Prime) @ Amazon AU

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Similar price when Woolies and the gang offers this for half price. Except that you can get this for a couple of dollars less via Prime Savings Spend $50 save 20%

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  • +6 votes

    One of the biggest factors in how the coffee will turn out is how old the beans are (since being roasted).
    And with this, you have no idea how old the beans are.

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      What is normally the roast date when buying in the supermarket?

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        In terms of supermarket quality (I don't pay $25 for 500g) 😂 It would really depend on your location demographic - how much coffee they buy. I always sift through the back bags… In my area Aldi is best at around 2 weeks. Whereas Coles and Woolies generally 4-6 weeks [Lavazza and Vittoria]

        • +6 votes

          I used to work at Coles and sifting through the back in the groceries department won't give you a fresher product. Literally every employee just pushes back the product on the shelf with the new one. Only worth looking at the back in dairy.

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      Ad also how long dos it take to get through 1kg of beans! I struggle to understand this unless it's local tier 2 cafes buying this stuff?

      • +6 votes

        I go through 1 kg in 3 weeks. These are not bad for the price. Of course freshly roasted would be better.. But are they $40 a kilo worth better? for many, it's a cost vs value question.

  • +2 votes

    Currently the same price at Woolies, including Perfetto Espresso and Caffe Espresso.

  • +9 votes

    Brace yourselves for commentary from the hordes of connoisseurs detesting the mere existence of supermarket bought coffee beans.

    • +4 votes

      No need for that when you can get Aldi beans that are cheaper but infinitely better than Lavazza beans. Supermarket beans don't have to be terrible

      • +1 vote

        i've used a fair bit of both aldi and lavazza beans the past few years with my bes920 and have had good experiences with lavazza, i'd rate them over aldi beans for $15/kg.

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        which aldi beans are you talking about? cheaper than 15$/kilo? I will definitely give it a try.

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      A wine connoisseur once told me coffee ages well 😂 (jks)

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    Not a coffee snob/professional, just recently got the breville bambino. Got given these beans by family. As a comparison, found it much harder to get acceptable coffee out of these vs the similarly priced Aldi Brazil beans. I'm guessing time in transit vs aldi (roasted in Melbourne) may have something to do with it.

    • +1 vote

      With the Aldi beans, due to high turnover you can usually get a bag roasted within the last 30 days so they are pretty fresh. Work off the guideline of 1 year, 3 months BB date.

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        Is the 1 yr 3 month BB date for Aldi beans a known fact? I've always wondered what it is. Is this the standard for all beans or do each brand use their own numbers?

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      Do you grind the coffee beans yourself? Or did you buy the ground beans instead?

      I'm on the Aldi Brazil beans currently and find that grind setting for my Smart Grinder Pro + Bambino Plus setup is 16 - 18. Whereas with other beans (Axil, Big Cat, Duke etc), it's 12 - 14. So maybe the grind setting matters.

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        Grind setting definitely matters. The visiting breville barista from the breville white glove service told me that the fresher beans have higher oil content and therefore need to be a coarser grind. The older the bean, the finer the grind. Which is why the beans from same bag could require finer grind setting just a week or two later. The only way to tell what setting you need purely depends on the extraction you get. If it's too watery, go finer. If it's too thick, go coarser.

        Or so I was told.

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    Only reason I could see getting this if you don't have a local Aldi. Otherwise, I guess its not terrible for the price

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    My last 1kg bag of Lavazza Oro from Woolies has the date "30/12/2021", purchased in May. So I guess the shelf life is 2 years?

    I have since ordered P&R from the Amex offer, considering how "expensive" they normally are, even with 25% off and Amex rebate they still cost $34/kg on a subscription, definitely doesn't taste twice as nice. May try a few other roasters just to check them out before switching back to supermarket beans.

    One thing I have noticed though, I can grind Lavazza beans at finer setting, and it requires more coffee to fill the basket. P&R, possibly freshly roasted beans in general, is harder to pull shots from so I have to use coarser setting, therefore uses less coffee.

    After tamping both of them at about the same level. But more often than not, the pucks from Lavazza beans stuck to the shower screen, which P&R stay in the basket. May be it is because of the suction, it holds on to more compacted (finer) beans.

    • +1 vote

      Fine: you're baking a cake without oiling the pan
      Coarse: you're tipping a sandcastle out of a bucket at the beach

      Forgive my lame analogy… But it sort of makes sense

    • +1 vote

      The fresher beans just contain more oils.. So yes you need coarser setting. During extraction, the ground coffee also expands (which is why kg becomes a solidish Puck). But I am not sure why the some of the lavazza would stick to the grouphead.

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        Maybe to do with the design of Breville machines, I have never seen that happening in cafes (commercial machines).

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          Have you used the supermarket lavazza on commercial machine? That behaviour is only on lavazza beans on your machine and not on P&R beans.. Right?

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            @rake: It's not always, but definitely more frequent with Lavazza grinds than P&R. May also to do with how hard I tamp, but I try to be consistent.

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    does Aldi sell ground coffee? or just the beans?

  • +1 vote

    Many of these packaged beans are packaed in nitrogen to stop oxidisation. This a process beyonf the finanacial means of your local raoster who drops it into a bag with air.

    Air, and packaging with nitrogen is one reason that the pre-packaged beans have a one way valve …… let nitron out if bag is squeezed, but DON'T air in …..

    So the rules that apply for "fresh" based on your local roaster putting beand into a papaper bag with air, don't apply when it's packed with nitrogen and a one way valve …..

    please don't just neg, if I missed something please expalin if I missed something.

  • -1 vote

    No complementary grind on these? ….Deal breaker

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    Do yourselves a favour and save money and get good beans at Aldi. Lazzio Peru for example.

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