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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
I'm an experienced corporate communicator and editor with an eye for interesting events and an attachment to my trusty Oxford dictionary.
Published March 25th 2015
Your favourite local quality roast delivered by post
I seriously doubt that there is any better smell than fresh coffee. I love that moment when you open a new bag of ground coffee or beans, letting a glorious wafting aroma escape into the atmosphere, its teasing tendrils beckoning you, while you resist the overwhelming urge to plunge your olfactory equipment right into the bag. Unseemly, I know, but you get my drift.

While you can have a similar sensory experience when you walk into a good cafe, I think it's often better at home, where you can take your time over every stage of the complete coffee experience smell, create, indulge. Well, in Brisbane a new kid on the coffee block is causing quite a 'cafuffle' by giving home-based baristas the opportunity to enjoy top quality coffee without leaving the house; just perfect for lazy weekend mornings or someone like me who works from home.

The idea
Courtesy of The Coffee Post, a concept developed by a group of Brisbane coffee-loving friends, you can have quality, fresh, locally-roasted coffee delivered straight to your door every month. Now, who wouldn't want that? Sebastian, Lara, Alana and Kate knew about coffee subscription services operating in Melbourne, distributing Melbourne coffee. They saw a gap in the market to promote some of Brisbane's best local and independent roasters. Now the best coffee in Brisbane could well be at your place.

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The 'roasters with the mostest'
At the moment The Coffee Post rotates between five top Brisbane coffee roasters so you get both variety AND quality.

Black Sheep Coffee can help make you the best baaarista in the business. Their beans are sourced from a mixture of Fair Trade and Rain Forest Alliance origins, plus estate and organic coffee beans.

The Single Guys operate the Single Guys Coffee Company in Kenmore and roast their single-origin coffees at a local facility.

Brother Espresso. These coffee connected siblings operate a roastery in Fortitude Valley where they produce both house and seasonal blends.

Wolff Coffee Roasters claim to 'roast the world's best beans, from rare single origins to award-winning blends'.

Bean Green providea range of unique roasts.

What your subscription gets you
The Coffee Post delivers independent and boutique coffee from Brisbane straight to your door every month, and postage is free. Your membership includes:

2 x 250g bags of coffee (rotated between their five suppliers),
2 x espresso vouchers,
collectible roaster cards,
tips & tricks to help you make the perfect brew at home,
whole beans available for $29.95 and freshly ground coffee is $34.95
you can cancel any time - no lock-in contracts

Our Experience
I eagerly tore open the cardboard box that was my window to a new coffee experience. Cradled gently in a bed of straw was a 250g pack of The Black Sheep Company's Feeling Woolly Blend. It was only when the amazing aroma had me racing to pull my plunger from the cupboard that a disturbing thought dampened my spirits: it was Lent and I had given up my daily brew. Not to be deterred, I promptly made a pot for the other members of my family, and enjoyed the coffee vicariously by scent, sadly salivating while they all waxed lyrical about the full-bodied, flavoursome, aromatic, and soft in the mouth coffee. I consoled myself with the knowledge that it was Sunday in two days time and I would be temporarily free to indulge.

Sunday morning brunches are a bit of an indulgence at our place so when Sunday rolled around and my son suggested French toast with REAL New England maple syrup (thanks Em!) and mascarpone to accompany my much-anticipated coffee hit, there were no arguments from me. And the experience was sublime. I had to agree with all the comments that had been made by my family The Black Sheep Company's Feeling Woolly Blend is a definite winner, and so is the whole Coffee Post concept.

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In a short space of time our Coffee Post experience has had an interesting effect at Chez Massey. Coffee is the new black or white, or plunged, or frothy. Comedy Relief is beginning his day with coffee rather than his usual first-thing-in-the-morning tea; Designing Daughter, the only one who really knows how to operate our coffee machine, has been honing her skills; Uni Son, who previously only ever had his coffee hit at The Frisky Goat on his way to uni, is keen to indulge at home; and Little Miss Chatterbox is poring over ads for barista training courses, aiming to usurp her sister for the role of Barista Sister. Me? I'm sending in my order for next month's delivery and hanging out until next Sunday when I can indulge my coffee craving once again. That siren scent is calling me.

Two things are certain:

It looks like The Coffee Post will remain an integral part of our family's at-home coffee experiences, and

we're gonna need a bigger coffee machine!

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