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Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI Lazzio

Aussies have rated ALDI Lazzio as the top brand for the third year in a row in Canstar Blue’s latest coffee bean ratings, with the brand rated five stars for packaging convenience, value for money, texture & consistency and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate coffee beans

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 outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their coffee bean brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a coffee bean brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the coffee beans taste authentic and match the flavour description on the packaging.
  • Packaging convenience: the coffee beans packaging was easy to open and store, and provided sufficient instructions and information.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the coffee beans.
  • Variety & range: the coffee bean brand offered a wide variety of flavours and quantity sizes.
  • Texture & consistency: the coffee beans had the expected texture and consistency for the type of coffee (i.e. wasn’t grainy, etc.).

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.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

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.

  • ALDI Lazzio
  • Lavazza
  • Vittoria
  • Coles Urban Coffee Culture
  • Grinders

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

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1. ALDI Lazzio

ALDI lazzio coffee beans and coffee ground review compared

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

2. Lavazza

Lavazza Coffee Beans

Ratings result

Lavazza was rated four stars for texture & consistency, variety & range, value for money, taste and overall satisfaction, with three stars for packaging convenience.

Editor’s notes

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.

3. Vittoria

Vittoria Coffee Beans

Ratings result

Vittoria was rated five stars for taste, variety & range and texture & consistency, with four stars for value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

Editor’s notes

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.

4. Coles Urban Coffee Culture

Coles Urban Coffee Culture Coffee Beans

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

5. Grinders

Grinders Coffee Beans

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

6. Other coffee bean brands

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.

  • Caffe Aurora
  • Gloria Jeans
  • Harris

  • Illy
  • Woolworths

Compare more products featured in our Most Satisfied Customers Awards

How to store coffee beans

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 do coffee beans last?

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.

About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

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.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

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.


Meet the Research Team

Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s coffee bean ratings:

  • 2022: ALDI Lazzio
  • 2021: ALDI Lazzio
  • 2020: Lavazza
  • 2019: Lavazza

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