Our review compares coffee beans on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which coffee beans they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 495 Australians for their feedback on the coffee bean(s) they’ve purchased and brewed in the last three months.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
ALDI Lazzio was rated five stars for packaging convenience, value for money, texture & consistency and overall satisfaction, with four stars for variety & range and taste.
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, with 250g bags available.
Lavazza was rated four stars for texture & consistency, variety & range, value for money, taste and overall satisfaction, with three stars for packaging convenience.
Operating since 1895, Lavazza offers coffee beans, capsules and machines to help you get your morning fix. Its coffee bean range includes Gran Riserva, Organic, Intenso, Alluring Napoli, Refined Milano, Eternal Roma and more, with 500g and 1kg bags available depending on the flavour.
Vittoria was rated five stars for taste, variety & range and texture & consistency, with four stars for value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.
Founded in 1958, the Vittoria brand offers a variety of coffee products, including beans, grounds, capsules, cups as well as machines and frothers. Its coffee bean range is sourced from 100% Arabica beans, with Espresso, Mountain Grown, Organic, Italian, Oro and Decaf blends available, with 1kg, 500g and 200g bags available, depending on the blend.
Coles Urban Coffee Culture was rated five stars for value for money, with four stars for taste and overall satisfaction, and three stars for packaging convenience, variety & range and texture & consistency.
In addition to offering other brands, Coles has its own coffee bean brand, which offers ethically certified beans which are batch roasted in Melbourne, with coffee ground, coffee beans and accessories such as syrups available under the brand. Blends include Strong, Medium and Decaf, which are available to purchase in 1kg bags exclusively at Coles.
Grinders was rated four stars for value for money, with three stars in all other categories, including texture & consistency, variety & range, packaging convenience, taste and overall satisfaction.
First starting in Melbourne in 1962, Grinders offers coffee and equipment to help you get your morning fix at home. Its coffee bean range includes Classic, Café Blend, Brazil Beans, Crema Beans, Espresso, Organic and Decaf varieties, with 250g, 500g and 1kg bags available, depending on the blend.
Not all brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.
Like most food groups, coffee beans need to be stored correctly to ensure that the taste and freshness are locked in. Air, moisture, heat and light will all alter coffee beans, so storing them in an air-tight container – preferably one that isn’t see-through or glass to protect against light – in a cupboard will often be enough to keep your coffee beans fresher for longer.
How long coffee beans last for depends on a variety of factors, with storage the primary factor. Coffee beans in a sealed container can last up to 12 months if unopened, while coffee beans in a container that is regularly opened can last anywhere between a week to a month. If the beans are losing their colour, or the coffee is tasting less flavourful, then it’s likely that the beans are slowly going off.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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See our Ratings Methodology.
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