Coffee Beans

Canstar Blue’s coffee beans review has seen ALDI Lazzio, Harris, Grinders, Coles Urban Coffee Culture, Lavazza, Woolworths, Caffe Aurora, Vittoria, Bean Ground & Drunk Organic and Gloria Jeans compared on their taste, texture, aroma, variety, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | Lazzio (ALDI)

Aussies have rated ALDI’s Lazzio best for coffee beans and ground coffee in Canstar Blue’s 2021 ratings. It received five-star reviews for taste, texture, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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ALDI’s Lazzio roasted rivals in coffee bean ratings

Great coffee begins with great coffee beans. There’s almost nothing better than the aroma of freshly ground coffee brewing in the morning, and whether you’re after a rich, dark roasted coffee with an intense flavour, or something lighter with zesty notes, there’s plenty of brew to go around. But the wrong choice of coffee beans can easily leave you with a sour taste, so if you want the scoop on which brand hits the spot, you’ve come to the right place.

This year, we’ve surveyed more than 940 Aussie consumers for their feedback on the brands of coffee beans they’ve purchased to grind and brew at home, within the last three months. Respondents rated brands on taste, aroma, texture, packaging, variety, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that met the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are featured in our results above.

ALDI’s Lazzio range steamed ahead in this year’s ratings after it received the only five-star review for overall satisfaction and achieved top marks across most of the board.

Best Coffee Beans

What are the best coffee beans?

Here are the best brands of coffee beans in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:

  1. Lazzio (ALDI)
  2. Harris
  3. Grinders
  4. Coles Urban Coffee Culture
  5. Lavazza
  6. Woolworths
  7. Caffe Aurora
  8. Vittoria
  9. Bean Ground & Drunk Organic
  10. Gloria Jeans

Aussies have been producing ‘brew-tiful’ cups of coffee with ALDI’s Lazzio range, with the supermarket private label rating best in our latest review. It whipped up five stars for overall satisfaction, while most brands scooped up four stars overall. Meanwhile, Caffe Aurora, Vittoria, Bean Ground & Drunk Organic and Gloria Jeans settled on three stars each for overall satisfaction.

But that’s not to say that Lazzio is the only brand worth pouring into your mug. Harris got a whiff of victory after it rated best for aroma, receiving the only five-star review for the category. It additionally scored full marks for packaging, similar to Lavazza and Woolworths when it came to variety.

About the winner – Lazzio (ALDI)

ALDI lazzio coffee beans and coffee ground review compared

German discount supermarket ALDI has often been in the spotlight for its Special Buys, but did you know the retailer also has shoppers fawning over non-seasonal, everyday stock? Its Lazzio range is one example, offering consumers affordable and apparently great-tasting coffee beans. The private label currently sells what is claimed to be 100% Arabica Fairtrade Organic Certified ground coffee, available in either a Peru or Honduras variety. Prices for ALDI Lazzio roasted and ground coffee start from $4.99 for a 250g bag.

  • Lazzio (ALDI) was rated best for overall satisfaction, value for money, taste, texture and packaging, scoring five-star reviews in each category. It also received four stars for variety and aroma.

Aussies’ coffee habits and attitudes

Wondering how Aussies buy and drink their coffee? Our survey found that almost one in three (29%) respondents prefer to make their cuppa at home rather than buying a coffee outside. A fifth of respondents (21%) said they try to buy fairtrade beans, although the portion of people who buy takeaway coffee and use a reusable mug or ‘keep cup’ has slightly declined to 16% (from 20% in 2020).

Meanwhile, 13% of Aussies worry that they drink too much coffee, and 11% regularly drink decaf. Here are more interesting survey findings below:

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 6,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased coffee beans (whole beans or ground) to brew at home in the last three months – in this case, 943 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

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