When your sweet tooth is calling your name, what treat do you turn to? Me, I'm a sucker for toasted Banana Bread with warm butter - just saying it out loud, I can hear the crunch of those special corner pieces edging onto the soft centre.
A few ideas to get you going.. Carrot cake, Chocolate Mint slice, Lemon Poppy seed cake, Blueberry muffin, Banana cake, Doughnut, Scones and cream, Mud cake, or something else?
Are you OCD in checking the USE-BY date when you pick up milk, shuffling through all the bottles, reaching for the back bottle that has been freshly stocked? (or is that just me?)
What milk do you usually buy?
Do you grab whatever is most popular at the supermarket?
I tend to select supermarket milk, full cream - I find the full cream milk will texture nicely compared to low fat, lite or A2 milk. If you're getting a lot of bubbles in your milk, try changing your milk brand, or style and see if it makes a difference. the Permeates in milk do affect the quality of steamed milk and the consistency.
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I am your typical instant coffee person, but after I received a coffee grinder for a present I thought I would try grinding my own. I went online to see what coles and woolworths had when I ran into your article online. Thank goodness I did, based on your article I had no idea how different in-store beans could be in relation to freshly roasted beans that Baybeans supply.
I bought 1kg of your Decaf and 1kg of your Caffeinated coffee. The freshness was fantastic and the flavour was unbelievable, it is different from the instant coffee I have been drinking until now. As different as a colorblind person suddenly seeing in colour for the first time.
The aroma after opening the pack was intense. 2kg is a lot for me to get through and still be able to retain that ultimate freshness so I repurposed my home brew plastic bottles and filled them up with the excess coffee beans. Then I pressured the bottles to 60 psi with CO2 (they can take up to 100 psi), then squeezed them and regassed it one more time to get maximum CO2 saturation. That removes up to 96% to 99.9% of the oxygen and creates a pristine environment that prevents the beans from oxidizing and in the absence of oxidizing stays premium fresh. Also because I am at home and not on my yacht, I then place the bottle with coffee in the freezer chest. I am very satisfied that I always have the best tasting beans ready to grind for my perfect cup of coffee.
I pre-boil the water for my Mocha Pot so when it percolates on the gas stove it does not burn the coffee and I tamp down the medium ground coffee so the flavour is extracted to the maximum. I have been so inspired that I have bought a camping 9 cup percolator and a double insulated stainless steel french press that keeps the coffee warm for up to an hour.
Coffee is not just an experience it is an adventure. Thanks so much for the care and attention you give to your coffee.
Best regards MDM
PS: You have my permission to post this as a review if you like (I go by MDM).
I ordered my Fairtrade coffee beans yesterday and have already received my order!!! I am yet to try this coffee but I will let you know when I do..... Impeccable service!
Lianne, Rowville Victoria (Nov 2020)
Travelling Australia is a great experience! Australia has fantastic road infrastructure and great regional locations as well as lots of open space. Both free camping and established caravan parks offer options at almost every destination you could wish for! Traveling your home state is a great way to escape everyday life, especially as we come out of Covid restrictions. The more experienced semi retired are also 'working from home' on the road or running their business in a hands off capacity remotely. It's a simple way to force business owners to do what they always intended on doing - working on the business, not in it, and their employees and staff are grateful for it - haha!
With big dollar international holidays off the cards for 2020 and 2021 for most Australians makes a road-trip the perfect escape. Lock downs for months on end make hitting the open road a dream that couldn't come at a better time - the perfect opportunity to spend time with your partner or entire family.
You can experience Van Life in a number of ways, either purchasing a caravan, or if you'd like a bit more flexibility and no need to store or insure a van, there is the rental option - both a complete caravan or camper van - jump in and hit the road for as long as you want!
You've also got the benefit of being fiscally responsible - when you holiday at a resort or hotel, you often dine out, and dining out comes at dining out prices. Over one, two or three weeks, when you consider only nightly accommodation costs and breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurant prices, costs will very quickly run into the thousands of dollars. It would be perfectly reasonable for a daily spend of $500 for food and accom - over just a two week period, that's $7,000! By comparison, when travelling in a van there are certainly fuel costs to consider, but often travel is limited between destinations. If you find that perfect beach or riverside location, you'd be crazy to go anywhere! your food bill is reduced to the cost of groceries, and your accomodation costs are around $30 per night at commercial caravan parks, or free if you'd like to experience the real benefit to van life. How long can your $7,000 budget stretch?
Great coffee is the ultimate in home luxury while on the road. If you've got the space, an espresso machine in the van is a great way to enjoy cafe quality coffee on the road - match it up with fresh roasted coffee delivered directly to you at your caravan park reception or local post office is a great idea, just use your current or soon to arrive at caravan park address as the shipping address for your order and you'll be in coffee heaven!
A more simplistic, and perhaps romantic way to enjoy coffee on the road is either by using a coffee plunger or pour over like the Hario V60 which can have you enjoying fresh brewed coffee on the road for around $40, and that's delivered free anywhere in Australia.
If you'd prefer to try a day trip, the best thing about Australia is that there are so many beautiful beaches and hikes to create the perfect day out without spending a single cent.
What a perfect idea! Each Variety Pack contains Bay Beans coffee beans; Mocha Prince, Espresso Master, Forte & Super Crema. Get yours today and share it with family and friends, or just keep it for yourself.
Available as 1kg (4x250g), 2kg (4x500g) or 4kg (4x1kg) coffee beans packs. Choose between whole beans or complimentary pre-ground coffee beans. Bay Beans Variety Pack coffee beans are roasted fresh the day you place your order and packed in one-way valve, foil lined bags for ultimate freshness.
These also make a fantastic gift idea - packaged so nicely, your gift recipient would think you lovingly packed it yourself! We are careful to not include a copy with the invoice with these deliveries for your confidence.
Buy Bay Beans variety coffee beans here.
Both Australia Post and our courier partners are doing their best to deliver as fast as possible, but there are delays at times. Here’s what Australia Post has to say;
24 August 2020
With our business adapting to the challenges the current pandemic presents, our normal practice of delivery has been impacted. There are delivery delays in our network due to:
As a result of these unprecedented circumstances, our Express Post service is seeing significant delays in delivery. This means that while we continue to prioritise Express Post, and most parcels shipped via this service arrive on time, some could take five business days or more to reach their destination. We know these delays are frustrating, and we’re doing everything we can to keep delivering as safely and quickly as possible.