The Italians are coming back in a big way – The coffee beans that is.

Brisbane has had and still does have a lot of coffee roasters pushing out beans to local Brisbanites with all the while singing the chorus of fresh espresso. However something has started to shift, there is now a move towards authentic espresso rather than fresh espresso. Many new cafes popping up around Brisbane are shunning theĀ  local roaster and opting for imported Italian espresso coffee beans in Brisbane. But why? While talking with these cafe owners i learnt that there was a misconception of imported Italian coffee beans and the portrayal of them within the industry for the past thirty years in Brisbane and the rest of Australia but people are now realizing this and taking a stand. The constant claim by many Australian roasters

These cafe owners told me that their customers are more educated about coffee than they are and are the ones behind the change. They are the ones flying to Italy for holidays every summer, watching coffee videos and blogs online and they are demanding ‘aged’ Italian espresso coffee beans. Rather than locally roasted coffee beans because they realize that freshly roasted coffee beans is not the best for espresso drinking. The Australian roasted coffee beans can be good but they do lack the depth, flavour and consistency that modern coffee drinkers are now requesting.

There is also the authenticity factor, many people in Brisbane want that genuine aroma and feeling that they experienced on their Italian or Mediterranean holiday, so the change of coffee brands being used in the restaurant/cafe scene is starting to reflect that. Give the customer what they want right? If that is the case then we will start to see a lot more genuine Italian coffee beans and espresso’s in Brisbane and the rest of Australia.

Italian Espresso coffee beans versus Australian roasters

What is the difference between Italian espresso coffee beans made in Italy and Australian local coffee roasters in Brisbane? Besides the false claims from Brisbane coffee roasters and their marketing teams say that Italian coffee beans are or will be ‘stale’ or old when they arrive in Australia. Well there is a difference between the … Read More

Are Imported Espresso Coffee Beans Stale?

The answer is simply: No, imported espresso coffee beans are not stale. Italian espresso coffee beans are not stale by the time they arrive in Australia. This claim is false and propagated by the local Australian roast houses and their sales and marketing teams. Genuine Italian espresso coffee beans made in Italy are manufactured slower … Read More

An Aged Approach to Coffee

Is it true, is ‘fresh espresso’ coffee best? Why would ‘fresh espresso’ coffee not be good for me? Well firstly lets take a rational view of the coffee industry in Australia as a whole, over the last half a century. In Australia there is a large coffee industry and the market is growing every year. … Read More

Brisbane Espresso coffee beans

Espresso coffee beans are the most popular coffee product in Australia. The same can be said about Brisbane. There are many new coffee shops and boutique cafes popping up in Brisbane. But which one for you the consumer has the most tastiest coffee? The answer lies in the raw material (coffee beans) and the processing … Read More