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Recently we received a lovely little package from Griffith’s Coffee. One tin of Organic Espresso coffee beans, one of Organic Espresso ground coffee and their signature FIFA World Cup ‘Mundial 14’ blend ground coffee. We also have 4 tins of Griffith’s Coffee to giveaway to 4 Culinary Library readers, see at the bottom of the post for how to enter.

As we got our hands on an old Gaggia Classic espresso machine a few months back, and have made many a practice coffee since, we were keen to try out our new skills on Griffith’s organic beans. We cracked open the tin and found it full of aromatic and just slightly oily beans.

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Now as baristas we are still learning, but we are becoming fairly consistent, so we were able to compare these beans to others we have bought recently. It’s always nice to watch that golden espresso ooze out like warm honey, and this roast oozed perfectly.

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Most coffee aficionados would swear by a straight espresso shot, but we tend to take ours with a little steamed milk (this cup is around 100mls [part of a cute little set that my father-in-law was given for his 21st and has now passed on to us] so it’s closer to a piccolo latte or flat white than a regular size). The flavour of the coffee was not too bitter and a little nutty. There was also a bit of texture to it, almost a little grainy, which I like in an espresso milk drink. The beans looked to be the result of a fairly medium roast, and so the overall flavour was smooth and relatively mild.

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Griffith’s Coffee is made from Fair Trade and organic Arabica beans that are sourced from Honduras and Peru and roasted, blended and packed in Melbourne. They come in recyclable metal tins which keep your coffee fresh.  I had a chat to Marc at Griffith Coffee about why you shouldn’t store your coffee in the fridge as so many people seem to do it, and found out that it’s not recommended to refrigerate or freeze coffee because contact with moisture will cause it to deteriorate. Instead, you should store coffee in air-tight glass or ceramic containers and keep it in a convenient, but dark and cool, location. As well as causing it to deteriorate, freezing can damage oils in the beans.

Learn more about Griffiths Coffee here:

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The Coffee Competition
And for 4 of our lucky readers, we have 4 tins of their coffee to give away. Simply enter our competition below:

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5 Responses to Griffith Organic Coffee: Review & Competition – Win 1 of 4 coffee tins!

  1. Jacky Burkett says:

    What a great way to start Monday morning – reading about great coffee. Now I just need to persuade my husband to make me one!

  2. Jessie Hay says:

    I would love to try this coffee :) Thanks for the info regarding freezing it, I had no idea!

  3. Vanessa Anderson says:

    Barista skills looking good there! Would love to try some of this coffee! Never heard of the brand before.

  4. Carly says:

    I’d love to win a tin of this delicious sounding coffee! I love coffee but don’t really have a stand out favourite as yet!

  5. di says:

    your little white froth shape on top of your coffee remind me of Elsa doing her twirl in ‘Frozen”! Obviously been watching too much kids TV lately.

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