Definitely plan to keep ordering fron direct coffee. Got it really quick but what im most impressed with is the 1kg coffee beans was delivered in x4 250g bags!
Dispatch was delayed due to a complication but the beans were great when they arrived!
I do recall this coffee being much nicer pre-covid. Its very dirty in flavour and very hard to grind consistently to get good flavour over the course of a few days in a home setting (rather than in a cafe where’d you go through fresh beans by the kg everyday). Cannot be made as long black - gross.
I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Code Black 3056 Blend. That's an awful experience.
I'd love to make this right for you by replacing it with a different coffee.
If you'd be willing to take up this offer, please pop through a reply.
Apologies again about this.
First time purchaser - worked really well with my cold dripper and a good price to boot.
I first bought this decaf for my wife who was pregnant at the time and could only drink decaf. I then gave it a try and was thoroughly impressed. It's better than many normal caffeinated coffees. I'll now often find myself making a decaf as my 3rd or 4th coffee for the day on top of my normal coffee. I use a Breville burr grinder and Bialetti stove top. Also works well in a Breville Barista Express.
Market Lane is a well-respected Melbourne roaster that a lot of us would be aware of. Still, this is the first time I've tried one of their Brazilian single origins - while Brazil is a huge coffee producer, they sometimes have the unfortunate reputation of producing smooth, inoffensive but ultimately uninteresting coffee (depending on your taste).
Marimbus, though, is a step above. It does hold the characteristics of Brazilian growing generally - it is smooth and sweet, with a gentle caramel/almond praline profile and a medium body - but the care that has been taken in both the production of the beans and their roasting is obvious. For a smooth coffee it holds up impressively well with milk and produces a surprisingly tasty latte or flat white. It's also very forgiving when producing espresso - it took me a few shots to dial in my grind, but with this bean it's very hard to make a bad coffee. Sure, you can still stuff it up - but even if your dose or grind isn't perfect you'll still be producing something extremely drinkable.
Also, customer service from Direct Coffee is excellent - great communication, fast shipping - everything you're looking for in an online shop.
Took a bit of a risk with this one as Staple seem to have a low (or developing!) profile in terms of their coffee. That said, looking at the way they approach their foodstore I was confident that they're putting a lot of effort in - and their roasting is supported by Criteria Coffee, so perhaps it wasn't much of a risk after all.
Turns out I was pleasantly surprised. A Brazilian bean and a swiss water process have produced a smooth, sweet and slightly nutty decaf that doesn't come with the char that decaf beans often get due to over-roasting - decaf beans move a little faster through the roasting process and carry different coloring so can be hard to roast 'just right'. That said, the Staple team have done it and this is a very easy to drink coffee - I'm glad I've got a big bag of it.
The delivery was super quick! We missed our delivery the first time because we weren't home but Tim made sure we received our coffee beans with very prompt communication. Excellent customer service and the beans were beautifully packed. Can't wait to try them!
I've been through a few kilos of this blend now and it is definitely one of my favourites. I always have it as a latte and find it to have a nicely balanced dark roast flavours. I find a coarser grind gives a nicer flavour with these beans.
Customer service from Tim was excellent and really responsive with emails. The coffee from Cartel Roasters had a really nice fruity taste.
This is it!
After drinking this coffee, I realized this is the one.
Bought Chief Rocker (Cartel) and Mariumbus (market lane).. Both were fresh and great tasting. Preferred Cartel more.
Timely delivered and great customer service.
I am very particular about my coffee and have high expectations. I was pleasantly surprised how each pack tasted quite distinct from each other and each were delicious!