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Good coffee bad coffee

let's name and shame all the bad coffee around

Last reply: 24th Oct 2017 / 52 replies / Post by caz

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MissHannah

Posted by: MissHannah
Posted: 9th Feb 2012

MissHannah says: Banjos and Mcdonalds are my two big no nos for coffee. They're always too hot and not strong enough. Reply

blackpantha

Posted by: blackpantha
Posted: 9th May 2013

MissHannah says: Banjos and Mcdonalds are my two big no nos for coffee. They're always too hot and not strong enough.

blackpantha says: I agree about Mcdonald coffee Reply

gareth032

Posted by: gareth032
Posted: 5th Jun 2014

blackpantha says: I agree about Mcdonald coffee

gareth032 says: What whould you know whitey Reply

gareth032

Posted by: gareth032
Posted: 5th Jun 2014

blackpantha says: I agree about Mcdonald coffee

gareth032 says: What whould you know whitey Reply

mymonkey

Posted by: mymonkey
Posted: 25th Mar 2016

MissHannah says: Banjos and Mcdonalds are my two big no nos for coffee. They're always too hot and not strong enough.

mymonkey says: Macdonalds coffee is the worst, watery and too hot and no flavour Reply

kayteejay46

Posted by: kayteejay46
Posted: 16th Feb 2012

kayteejay46 says: I have to say that when I see the advert on tv for great coffee with an ancap rating at MCafe, my blood boils. The coffee is weak, bitter and utterly putrid to drink. The staff are NOT trained as baristas and the coffee is foul. BUT it may only be in my town, I just want a skinny flat white at 55 degrees, with creamy milk, fresh coffee and a beautiful crema, same as my fav cafe. Reply

peterv

Posted by: peterv
Posted: 22nd Nov 2012

kayteejay46 says: I have to say that when I see the advert on tv for great coffee with an ancap rating at MCafe, my blood boils. The coffee is weak, bitter and utterly putrid to drink. The staff are NOT trained as...

peterv says: I agree. McDonalds coffee can be horrible. Weak and watery like it's been used several times. On the flip side the coffee at McCafes has been very good. I think it comes down to the individual franchisee. Reply

edwin ian

Posted by: edwin ian
Posted: 20th Mar 2013

peterv says: I agree. McDonalds coffee can be horrible. Weak and watery like it's been used several times. On the flip side the coffee at McCafes has been very good. I think it comes down to the individual...

edwin ian says: yep agree, altho te mccafe blend is the best around Reply

bj

Posted by: bj
Posted: 22nd May 2013

edwin ian says: yep agree, altho te mccafe blend is the best around

bj says: I enjoy most expresso coffee out, but mostly I love my Moccona at home, in peace and quiet Reply

mymonkey

Posted by: mymonkey
Posted: 25th Mar 2016

peterv says: I agree. McDonalds coffee can be horrible. Weak and watery like it's been used several times. On the flip side the coffee at McCafes has been very good. I think it comes down to the individual...

mymonkey says: yes McCafe coffee is really nice Reply

Katz

Posted by: Katz
Posted: 16th Feb 2012

Katz says: We would be here all day naming them all..... But never go to the Roma cafe in Dury Auckland, they have the worst coffee out!!! Reply

Floss01

Posted by: Floss01
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Floss01 says: In Hamilton, Zinc in Queenwood is fantastic!!! I would not go to BBs at the Base ever again, and the Robert Harris cafes out there are up and down. Coffee at those chain stores are getting pricey now though. Reply

caz

Posted by: caz
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

caz says: very bad coffee at Banjos in Bathurst, good coffee at Piccolos in Bathurst.
very, very bad coffee at Barnsy's in Molong. good coffee at Cafe Latte in Orange.
Cafe owners need to clean their machines properly, care about what they are doing and use good coffee. Reply

gnasher

Posted by: gnasher
Posted: 4th Mar 2012

gnasher says: For takeaways, One For The Road - a lovely coffee with no bitter aftertaste like the coffee from Muzz Buzz. Forget the Dome at Fremantle, after being told that they will be making coffee in 15 mins and I have to wait, I will never go there again Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

PGS says: Not in the slightest bit fond of Vittoria / Aurora (same company) coffees. Don't care which shop has it or how pretty the chick is making it - I won't touch it.

If you extend the question to cover the instants, I could offer up International Roast - how on earth can they refer to that mud as coffee? - and Riva, el Pablo, Bushells...

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pointy

Posted by: pointy
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

pointy says: Seriously, if you have gripe about the quality of the coffee served anywhere byou buy it then I have just one suggestion, don't go there.
Unfortunately some (and it seems CafeStudy) sites seem to be more interested in seeeking a negative attitude in regard to discussions than actually creating an online society thst searches for the positive impacts of their questions.
For this reason I would like to challenge those who believe the tone of this certain topic is supposed to be negative, by suggesting that those who like to be negative make their own coffdee at home and ask their so-called friends to give their "honest" evaluation of that coffee.
As for me if I don't like the product served by a certain establishment, then I just don;t go back. That is my opinion of their product and by not returning, I answer any question they might ask. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 19th Mar 2012

pointy says: Seriously, if you have gripe about the quality of the coffee served anywhere byou buy it then I have just one suggestion, don't go there.
Unfortunately some (and it seems CafeStudy) sites seem...

says: I see your point but I feel people don't complain enough and by just not going back how is the establishment going to know the reasons customers don't return.There are nice ways of saying you are not happy with the coffee and asking if it can be made again. We don't have to be negative but encourage people to make that great coffee. Sure don't go back if it doesn't improve.If people don't complain there will be no change and sometimes it is very helpful to an establishment to get these complaints to improve on. I am speaking from 20 years in the hospitality industry and when a person pays for a coffee or meal they should be able to expect it to be of a certain standard and are within their rights to complain if it is not. Reply

minispanky

Posted by: minispanky
Posted: 17th Mar 2013

minispanky says: i agree with you Jonanna.30 odd years ive been in the industry and ive had some crappy coffee from people who do not care.ive eaten food and sent it back if it is poor.i do not care, i pay for a perfect meal or drink and thats what i expect to receive. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

says: Most of the coffees you can get in my town, Timaru, are good. Can't think of a bad one. Reply

judith42

Posted by: judith42
Posted: 17th Mar 2012

judith42 says: McCafe is not bad some are pretty good I can think of much worse Gloria Jeans, their coffee is very strong and bitter. Locally Dianne's deli in Belmore make excellent coffee but Casa mia coffee is no good, often served warm not hot and staff are often rude. As someone else says if you are not happy with the product or the service don't go back and I don't. Reply

pointy

Posted by: pointy
Posted: 19th Mar 2012

pointy says: Thanks for the responses and I accept the criticisms that went my way, I should at least give the coffee outlet/shop the opportunity to change my opinion. As to whether a shop/outlet will change is debatable, they sometimes aren't open to someone criticising their standards especially if others haven't done it much previously. Having said that if you are at the subway end of Central sometime have a coffee and snacks at Subway Snacks, Devonshire Street end of the subway at Central, I've been going there every weekday morning for over five years andhave had no reason to complain. Reply

nha74

Posted by: nha74
Posted: 28th Mar 2012

nha74 says: Bad coffee - every Coffee Club I've been to
Good coffee - Campos and Pourboy Espresso Brisbane CBD Reply

Takiki

Posted by: Takiki
Posted: 6th Apr 2012

Takiki says: I would say Starbucks, McCafe, Gloria Jeans, they are all franchise type coffee. I personally consider to go hunting for unique coffee shop.
The best i have in town, St javascript:document.myForm.submit();Ali , Seven Seed in Melbourne. Reply

joel

Posted by: joel
Posted: 17th Oct 2012

joel says: Its hard because even good baristas have bad days but incredibly if your ever travelling the new england highway stop in at the united servo in glen innes if I were you I wouldn't try anything else on the highway between qld and syd
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blueposy

Posted by: blueposy
Posted: 19th Mar 2013

blueposy says: The paradox of life,there is good and bad in everything......just vote with your feet. Reply

st205

Posted by: st205
Posted: 23rd Mar 2013

st205 says: well i think lot of people who drink coffee dont know what good coffe is ,if you have really good coffee regularly you will surely think that most coffe out there is very ordinary. making coffe is an art and that is why good coffee shops will have a regular barrista who makes great coffe sorry to say but coffee around mitcham is pretty crap had bad coffee at cafes Miss Polly and the Dark Horse go organic and fair trade support the farmers who get next to nothing while companies are cashing up ...cost less than 50cents to make a cuppa. Reply

st205

Posted by: st205
Posted: 23rd Mar 2013

st205 says: well i think lot of people who drink coffee dont know what good coffe is ,if you have really good coffee regularly you will surely think that most coffe out there is very ordinary. making coffe is an art and that is why good coffee shops will have a regular barrista who makes great coffe sorry to say but coffee around mitcham is pretty crap had bad coffee at cafes Miss Polly and the Dark Horse go organic and fair trade support the farmers who get next to nothing while companies are cashing up ...cost less than 50cents to make a cuppa.
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Dorris

Posted by: Dorris
Posted: 11th Apr 2013

Dorris says: Best Coffee in Mornington, Vic has to be Via Boffee with the worst being Gloria Jeans, mind you its probably because there employees are about 12 and they don't know how to make a coffee let along even drink them!!! Reply

senorita

Posted by: senorita
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

senorita says: Best flavoured coffee I like the most is the Gloria Jeans Hazelnut. Now sold in supermarkets. The one I would not recommend is the Harris brand. It doesn't taste good and not a strong coffee to start the day Reply

Conan

Posted by: Conan
Posted: 1st May 2013

Conan says: as a professional coffee maker of twenty years i could write an epic on this but i will just say that nearly all coffee that is BAD is so because of inconsistent training standards for coffee makers. if treated correctly ANY bean can produce a great coffee in keeping with its individual flavour profile. Reply

tenno

Posted by: tenno
Posted: 7th May 2013

tenno says: Bad coffee....7 eleven! way too watery Reply

Bstarzzz

Posted by: Bstarzzz
Posted: 28th May 2013

Bstarzzz says: Their is badly made coffee all over the place, but please quality is not found in a cheap and nasty place eg: macdonalds, you get only what you pay for... Reply

elaine burnett

Posted by: elaine burnett
Posted: 11th Jun 2013

elaine burnett says: Ok namers and shammers I am about to start a coffee shop in a remote area for all the farmers wives that don't get the opportunity to meet friends in town (Its too far to drive and they are needed close by incase of breakdowns or accidents on the farm)

What do you suggest I purchase as a good overall coffee machine and what is a coffee brand that will meet most needs?

I am really looking forward to you ideas. I am a double shot girl myself learnt to drink coffee in Griffith NSW... Reply

moes777

Posted by: moes777
Posted: 26th Jun 2013

moes777 says: Mcdonalds -no, Zarraffas I wouldn't and gloria jeans is average, the best is most likely the coffee club or if your ever on the gold coast got to no name lane- best by far Reply

bigbitch

Posted by: bigbitch
Posted: 20th Jul 2013

bigbitch says: hungery jacks coffee is the worst coffee i ever drank
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Talissa

Posted by: Talissa
Posted: 6th Aug 2013

Talissa says: Pie face makes amazing coffee as long as the barrister on is good. But no matter where you go there is good and bad, its all down to the Barrister. like my local maccas has an amazing barrister who always makes a great coffee Reply

Talissa

Posted by: Talissa
Posted: 6th Aug 2013

Talissa says: Pie face makes amazing coffee as long as the barrister on is good. But no matter where you go there is good and bad, its all down to the Barrister. like my local maccas has an amazing barrister who always makes a great coffee Reply

fariywings

Posted by: fariywings
Posted: 29th Mar 2014

fariywings says: I do like mocna coffee I feel that it is one of the best brands on the market.
The coffee I think is the bad coffee is budget and pams. I feel that they are cheap and nasty. They are too weak in flavour. Reply

Mazlan

Posted by: Mazlan
Posted: 5th May 2014

fariywings says: I do like mocna coffee I feel that it is one of the best brands on the market.
The coffee I think is the bad coffee is budget and pams. I feel that they are cheap and nasty. They are too weak...

Mazlan says: Tried Moccona flavoured and it was the worst thing I have ever tasted.Stick to drip filter if you like decent coffee.Try Harris,Grinders.In WA and some this side of country,if you can,try to find a pkace called DOME.Great food and excellent coffee especially flat white. Reply

Sil

Posted by: Sil
Posted: 29th Apr 2014

Sil says: Any coffee that has too much milk!!!!!!!!!!! What is with the latter these days? Its not a flat white & should have enough coffee in it to taste like coffee. I am at a point where i order a long black with milk. Ive explained many times & tried to get a good latter, but they want me to pay $1 for an extra shot & another $1 for the soy milk. I mean i used to make coffee in a cafe & we had a line! I know what a coffee should taste like. Sorry but drinking soy becuase i;m lactose intolerant isn't a choice, skim milk maybe.... Great home coffee KIMBO, the black neopoletan packet, grounded, just use an italian coffee machine, yum. Reply

Mazlan

Posted by: Mazlan
Posted: 1st May 2014

Mazlan says: Bad. Starbucks(tastes like hot water with some coffee flavour) and Moccona(more suited for pest control,flavoured ones shocking). Good.Grinders,Harris.
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lizzie r

Posted by: lizzie r
Posted: 24th May 2014

lizzie r says: Coffee Club to bitter Reply

Wyrd

Posted by: Wyrd
Posted: 4th Jun 2014

Wyrd says: Gloria Jeans is the worst coffee I have ever tasted any where around the world. Reply

gareth032

Posted by: gareth032
Posted: 5th Jun 2014

gareth032 says: Aney large coffe over $3 is bad Reply

Latisha

Posted by: Latisha
Posted: 10th Jul 2014

Latisha says: Bushells espresso coffee at home is so delicious! Reply

Bazz

Posted by: Bazz
Posted: 30th Jul 2014

Bazz says: I guess that if you want the best coffee, you need to start with the best ingredients ... & that means everything from the water to the sweetener! Having the best organic fair-trade ground coffee is one thing, but everything needs to work together. Some places will tell you & show you exactly what they are using in your coffee. If given the chance, they will also explain how much better theirs is than everyone else's! Reply

beachstorm

Posted by: beachstorm
Posted: 12th Jul 2015

beachstorm says: I agree mcdonalds is bad.
A place in healesville , which is a fantastic cafe / bookshop but they have organic coffee that tastes like dirt.

But there have been places I have been where ther coffee is great and then they switch brands or get a new barrista and its not pleasant at all Reply

Karan13

Posted by: Karan13
Posted: 27th Sep 2016

Karan13 says: I don't believe that there are good coffee or bad coffee, I think it's a matter of personal choice.
I personally like moccona or nescafe gold but I've got one friend who swears by international roast and another who loves bushels.
We all have different tastes and like different things.

Most people would class The Cheesecake Shop cheesecake as one of the best but I can't stand it and usually purchase the Homebrand one as it's my favourite.
It's a matter of personal preferences in my opinion. Reply

Swinburneeducate

Posted by: Swinburneeducate
Posted: 9th Dec 2016

Swinburneeducate says: I love Gloria jeans due to variety in strengths of coffee. I'm am not a fan of muffin break as their coffee taste the same as McDonald's at twice the price Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 24th Oct 2017

Captain Slog says: I haven't had a decent Cuppa Coffee for ages!! I could class them as Nice Cuppas, but not DELICIOUS, and a GOOD Coffee deserves to be described as such in Upper Case Letters.

Most Coffee Brands these days do tend to have rather bitter after taste. Some cheaper brands are lightly LESS bitter, but not much.

When I was living in Brisbane, I got a job at THE CREST HOTEL, just next to King George Square and City Hall. I was working in the Kitchen for a Month, while a Staff Member was off for a Month's Leave. When Morning Tea Time came along, we just helped ourselves to a cuppa Coffee made from INSTANT COFFEE.

For all the possible Food Snobs out there, I DON'T CARE about your opinions about INSTANT COFFEE. In this case is was HARRIS HIGHLAND INSTANT COFFEE, and CRIKEY! WHAT a DELICIOUS, SMOOTH, RICH, FULL COFFEE FLAVOUR!! And, the BEST part of it was, there was NO bitter after taste. It was SO GOOD, I found out where to buy it, and I ordered a Can. A BIG CAN!!

Now, I don't know if its still available in Australia, but, if you would really like a REAL BEUT COFFEE, look for HARRIS HIGHLAND Instant Coffee. In my Honest opinion, THE WORLD'S BEST CUPPA!! TRUE!
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