Coffee Beans Online

Discover the coffee beans you'll love.

Discover our range of carefully sourced and seriously good coffees that are good for you, good for our farmers and good for the planet.

You'll be spoilt for choice with our ripper coffee blends, organic coffees for a better daily coffee routine, coffee from our women coffee grower programs, unique filter coffees or a tasty organic decaf

We roast all our coffees fresh from our coffee roastery in Melbourne's Southeast. And to make ordering your coffee beans online even better, we include free shipping Australia-wide on all coffee orders over $40. 

Happy brewing!

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  1. Little Ripper Coffee blend, best selling coffee roasted by 23 Degrees
    From $15.00
    Creamy - Chocolate - Nougat
  2. Morning Glory coffee blend produced by smallholder farmers, roasted by 23 Degrees
    From $16.00
    Juicy - Blackcurrant - Chocolate
  3. Mrs Robinson coffee blend showcasing women coffee producers
    From $17.00
    Smooth - Dark Chocolate - Stone Fruits
  4. organic coffee blend Bees Knees for sustainable coffee habits
    From $17.00
    Rich - Cocoa - Hazelnut
  5. best Brazilian coffee beans roasted by 23 Degrees Coffee Roasters in Melbourne
    From $16.00
    Smooth - Chocolatey - Nutty
  6. Ethiopian coffee beans from Yirgacheffe Aricha
    From $18.00
    Fruity - Sweet Raspberries - Apricots - Cocoa
  7. Ethiopian coffee from Limu fair traded and organic
    From $18.00
    Rich - Hazelnut - Orange - Blackcurrant
  8. filter coffee from Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Worka, lighter roast coffee
    From $20.00
    Fruity - Ripe Mango - Sweet Lime
  9. organic filter coffee from Uganda roasted by 23 Degrees Coffee Roasters in Melbourne perfect for our over, batch brew and plunger coffee
    From $20.00
    Boozy - Fruity - Yummy Berries
  10. organic coffee beans from Peru produced by Cafe Femenino women coffee growers roasted by 23 Degrees coffee roasters in Melbourne
    From $17.00
    Sweet & Smooth - Caramel - Orange Fudge
  11. Colombian organic coffee beans, better supply chain and sustainable farming practices
    From $17.00
    Balanced - Green Apple - Peach - Honey
  12. Delicious Brazilian coffee grown by women coffee growers, roasted by 23 Degrees Coffee Roasters
    From $18.00
    Creamy - Yellow Stones Fruits - Sweet Toffee
  13. Colombian coffee produced by women coffee growers and roasted by 23 Degrees coffee roasters in Melbourne
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    Punchy  -  Citrus Fruits  -  Blackcurrant - Toffee
  14. coffee from PNG, smallholder produced coffee, roasted by 23 Degrees
    From $15.00
    Creamy - Plum - Red Apple - Milk Chocolate
  15. decaf coffee beans, organic and chemical-free, roasted by 23 Degrees Coffee Roasters in Melbourne
    From $17.00
    Smooth - Sweet Toffee - Soft Orange
  16. best coffee gift pack for the home barista
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THE BEST COFFEE BEANS FOR YOU: HOW TO SELECT THEM AND WHY

Whether you are a devoted espresso, batch brew, V60 pour-over, stovetop, AeroPress or plunger coffee lover, we've got you covered. Our selection of skilfully crafted coffee beans is sure to impress - from coffee novice to self-declared coffee enthusiasts.

And if you regularly shop for coffee beans online, take a look at our coffee subscription options – your favourite roast delivered to your door on a fortnightly or monthly basis Australia-wide. It doesn't get easier than that. Or perhaps your workplace could up its game when it comes to keeping everyone happy and caffeinated. Check out our office coffee program.

You remember the saying – beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yep, nothing is truer when it comes to the taste of coffee.

Buying coffee beans online can be daunting. We get it. So many different coffees to choose from. But how do you know which coffee beans are the best for your tastebuds?

Understanding what you like and what you don’t like in a coffee is a great starting point. . That’s why we’ve creates a simple guide, explaining flavour, acidity, roast levels, body, strength and freshness, so you can describe what you like in your cup and select the best coffee beans for you. 

FLAVOUR – WHAT FLAVOURS DO YOU ENJOY IN YOUR COFFEE?

Chocolatey, Caramelly, Nutty

Who doesn’t like those tastes? Comforting, sweet, indulging. Good news, most of the coffees with this flavour profile come from Central and South America. Try any of our BrazilianPeruvian or Colombian for those delicious caramel, brown sugar and chocolate notes. Yum.

Wildly Fruity

The biggest wildly fruity coffees out there are the natural processed Ethiopian coffees. Great body and balanced acidity.

You will also find beautiful berry and tropical fruit qualities in coffees from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi.

Floral And Herbal

If you are after floral and tea-like notes, you are looking for more delicate coffees. Try Ethiopian washed coffees. They are famous for their distinct and elegant floral, herbal, and citrus notes. The body of the coffee is lighter and its acidity is milder.

Earthy And Spicy

If you prefer earthy, savoury and spicy notes in your coffee try coffees from Sumatra and India. In particular, Sumatra coffees due to its wet hulling processing method coffees tend to be earthy, spicy, wild, mossy and mushroomy.

If you like earthy flavours in your coffee, you might be one of the coffee drinkers who prefer the traditional taste of Robusta coffee beans. No judgment here. As we said: taste is very individual!

ACIDITY – SPARKLING BRIGHT OR MELLOW?

Acidity in coffee is not easy to define. Many words come to mind: lively, tangy, sour, juicy, sharp, bright, fruity, or sparkling.

Compare the acidity of a peach to that of a lemon. We get a different sensation. Some forms of acidic sensation we find more pleasing than others.

Acidity combined with all the other characteristics of our coffee, can make your brew more interesting and improve the sensory experience. That is if you love acidity.

So what impacts the acidic sensation we experience in our coffee?

Processing Method And Acidity

Recall, in the washing process, the ripe coffee cherries are de-pulped, meaning the fruit flesh surrounding the coffee beans is removed. The coffee beans are then soaked in water. This soaking process leeches sugars from the bean. With fewer sugars in the coffee bean, you have an increased perception of acidity in your cup.

In the natural process, the coffee bean is dried in the fruit flesh leaving the coffee cherry intact. Sugars from the fruit flesh pass into the coffee bean and the perceived acidity of the coffee is neutralised or balanced out.  

Altitude And Acidity

Altitude and processing methods can also have an impact on the coffee’s acidity. In general, coffees grown at higher altitudes (above 1500 meters) are denser and display a higher acidity.

Roast Level And Acidity

Throughout the roasting process, citric and malic acids diminish. Hence the darker the roast level, the lower the acidity. Conversely lighter roasted coffees retain the acidity. 

So in summary, if you are after heaps of acidity, African washed coffees, grown at high altitude and a lighter filter roast will maximise acidity in your coffee.

If you are averse to acidity try lower grown coffees, natural dried, or medium to dark roasted coffees.

Our Most Popular Low Acidity Coffees

If you are after a more mellow, low acidity coffee we suggest you try our most popular single-origin coffee Brazil Fazenda Pinhal or our Little Ripper crowd-pleaser espresso blend. 

ROAST LEVEL – LIGHT, MEDIUM OR DARK ROAST?

Well, that depends on what you are after in your brew?

The rule of thumb - the darker the roast level, the lower its acidity and sweetness, the fewer its inherent characteristics and the higher its bitterness. The lighter the roast the brighter its acidity and the more pronounced the coffee bean's original flavours.

Lighter Roast Level

We roast our filter coffees to a lighter roast level to highlight the coffee’s acidity and the coffee’s unique origin characteristics. We select coffees with enchanting fruit flavours and/or juicy acidity for our filter roasts. Filter roast coffees are perfect for any kind of slow brewing which will extract those delicious flavours left in the bean throughout the roasting process.

Medium Roast Level

Our espresso blends and single origin coffees are roasted to a medium roast level to achieve a sweeter more balanced and approachable cup with a good body, whilst maintaining clear origin character. This makes our espresso roasts most versatile, so you can enjoy them across a range of different brewing methods: espresso, stovetop, V60, batch brew, Chemex, Aeropress, Clever dripper and plunger.

Dark Roast Level

Dark roast coffees, in our view, should only be used for espresso-based beverages in combination with milk as they've got dominant bittersweet and charred notes.

BODY - DELICATE OR FULL-BODIED?

Now, body is a bit more difficult to explain as we can’t taste it. Body in coffee is the sensation of weight and texture. It is something we feel when we are drinking a cup of coffee. Did it leave a buttery, light, delicate or heavy sensation? That’s difficult to comprehend right?

Well, think of the following. Sip on a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a glass of port wine and compare the pair. The mouthfeel is very different, right? The Sauvignon Blanc is presumably more delicate and the port wine buttery and heavy in your mouth. Now, try to sip on an espresso and a pour-over coffee? Again, the mouthfeel will be very different. Mouthfeel is influenced by a couple of things:

Strength And Body

Strength in coffee is measured by total dissolved solubles or in short ‘TDS’. With more strength, you get a sensation of a bigger mouthfeel. When water infuses the dry coffee grounds, the coffee's solubles are extracted.  Some of the main solubles in coffee are caffeine, acids, lipids, melanoidins sugars and plant fibres.

To explain the concept of strength in coffee let’s continue with our wine example.

On the label of our bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, it states 12% alcohol. So 12% of the wine is alcohol. What is for wine the percentage of alcohol is for coffee the % of TDS. For example good TDS levels for espresso range typically between 8% - 12%, and for a pour-over between 1.15% - 1.35%. That means a cup of espresso with a TDS of 8% consists of 8% dissolved compounds extracted from the coffee grounds and 92% of water. Whereas a pour-over coffee with a TDS of 1.15% consists of 1.15% of dissolved ground of coffee and 98.85% of water. The higher the TDS, the higher the strength and the higher the perceived body. You would perceive the espresso to be stronger with more body than that of a pour-over coffee.  

Now TDS sounds awfully complicated. The good news is you can directly influence strength and therefore the body in your cup. Here are the three simple things to consider when chasing strength:

  1. Brewing method
    An espresso will have more strength than a pour-over coffee. Immersion brewing methods such as the clever dripper, plunger or inverted Aeropress will produce more strength than a pour-over coffee, as the contact time between water and ground coffee is longer and more soluble compounds can be dissolved into your brew.
  2. Grind size
    if you for example brew your coffee with a small coffee maker (batch brew such as the Moccamaster) at home, and you use a finer grind size, you will find your coffee has more strength than brewed with a coarser grind size. Why is that? With a finer grind you slow down the water flow rate and the water is in longer contact with the coffee to extract its soluble compounds. A finer grind size also creates a larger surface area for the water to dissolve the soluble compounds. So finer grind means more strength. Be careful though not to grind too fine, as you otherwise extract too many of the bitter soluble compounds into your cup.

  3. Amount of coffee (coffee to water ratio)
    Vary the ratio of ground coffee to brewing water. Use more ground coffee per cup for more strength. For example, instead of using 16g of ground coffee per 250ml of brewing water for your V60 pour-over brewing, simply try 20g per 250ml of brewing water.
    And no, the TDS % is not noted on the coffee packaging as it depends on your brewing method, grind size and amount of coffee you use in your brew.  If you have been buying coffee from supermarket shelves you might be accustomed to a strength rating on your pack of coffee. Let me burst that bubble. This strength rating has nothing to do with the strength in the coffee but more with the roast level of your coffee. A high strength rating on your supermarket coffee packaging actually means that the particular coffee has been roasted rather dark and you can expect more bitterness. Try to avoid coffees with strength ratings on them. Most likely quality and flavour profiles have not been the primary focus.  

Roast Level And Body

Darker roasted coffees can have a fuller and thicker texture. This is because their longer roasting process lets the beans develop their oils and bring them to the surface. These oils end then up in your cup creating a perception of a heavier body. Note, paper filters trap many of the oils in the coffee, while metal allows them to pass through.

So if you are after a full-bodied cup of coffee look for:

  1. Medium to dark roasted coffees,
  2. Natural pulped natural and honey processed coffees
  3. Choose your brewing method to extract high TDS
  4. Play with grind setting and coffee amount

FRESHNESS - FRESH IS BEST

Roasted coffee beans are considered to peak in aromas, flavours and acidity approximately 3 weeks after roasting. After that time they gradually lose some of their deliciousness and intense flavours. We recommend consuming your coffee between 4 days to 6 weeks after roasting.

So, how do you know the roasting date? Good point. The coffee you buy from us is clearly labeled with a roast date. So yes, fresh is best. That's why we roast fresh and get your coffee immediately on the way to you.

BREWING METHOD – MATCH YOUR COFFEE

Batch brew, V60 pour-over, plunger, stovetop, AeroPress, espresso - no matter which coffee brewing method you worship, we got your back. Each coffee has a unique sensory profile and roast level for which some brewing methods are better suited than others. So we've put our coffees to the test and created suggestions as to which brewing methods work best for each coffee.

GRIND SIZE – GET IT RIGHT

Matching the right grind size of your coffee to your preferred brewing method is super important. How so? Each brewing method extracts the coffee's solubles differently. You want to pull the tasty bits of the ground coffee. You achieve this by using the correct size of your ground coffee. If you don't have a coffee grinder at home, we grind the coffee for you. Select your brewing method when ordering your coffee online and we take care of the rest.

We hope you will find the best coffee beans that make your taste buds smile.

Start discovering our amazing range of skillfully crafted coffees from our coffee roastery in Melbourne.

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