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Old Mar 15th 2016, 6:46 am
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Default Australian/NZ style coffee in Dubai

Just got back from two brilliant weeks down under. One thing that really stood out was the quality of the coffee. It was amazing. Had a starbucks today and it was bitter nasty stuff. I've been ruined.

Anyone know where to get good Australian / NZ style coffee in Dubai?
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Just got back from two brilliant weeks down under. One thing that really stood out was the quality of the coffee. It was amazing. Had a starbucks today and it was bitter nasty stuff. I've been ruined.

Anyone know where to get good Australian / NZ style coffee in Dubai?
What was different? The beans? The style?
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What was different? The beans? The style?
They roast the beans upside down.
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They roast the beans upside down.
and badly probably.
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RAW Coffee Company | Fair Trade 100% Organic | Roasted right here in the UAE

NZ owned, locally roasted.

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I find cafe Nero does better tasting coffee than Starbucks/Costa
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I find cafe Nero does better tasting coffee than Starbucks/Costa
Really? I find Nero terrible.

I like illy.
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It's not bitter the way Italian coffee can be. Think richer, creamier, even fruitier. The flavours stand out more because it's not overwhelmed by the bitterness of the coffee itself. Everywhere I went in NZ and Australia the coffee was excellent. I'm not a coffee snob and I just want a good cup and they were fantastic cups.

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What was different? The beans? The style?
I also vaguely remember reading about how Australians had introduced a new style of roasting and preparing coffee. Having tried it I'm a full convert.
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Are the Lime Tree Cafe's still around. They were Australian when I was living in Dubai and the only place to get a decent cuppa and carrot cake.
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Yes. And thank you for reminding me about them.

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Are the Lime Tree Cafe's still around. They were Australian when I was living in Dubai and the only place to get a decent cuppa and carrot cake.
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Default Re: Australian/NZ style coffee in Dubai

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It's not bitter the way Italian coffee can be. Think richer, creamier, even fruitier. The flavours stand out more because it's not overwhelmed by the bitterness of the coffee itself. Everywhere I went in NZ and Australia the coffee was excellent. I'm not a coffee snob and I just want a good cup and they were fantastic cups.



I also vaguely remember reading about how Australians had introduced a new style of roasting and preparing coffee. Having tried it I'm a full convert.
Interesting. I quite like the bitterness, which is why I go black, no sugar.

How do you drink coffee? White, Black, Latte etc etc?
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Cappucinos mostly. Sometimes a latte or flat white.

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Interesting. I quite like the bitterness, which is why I go black, no sugar.

How do you drink coffee? White, Black, Latte etc etc?
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Interesting. I quite like the bitterness, which is why I go black, no sugar.

How do you drink coffee? White, Black, Latte etc etc?
Mostly in a mug. Sometimes a glass in a fancy place.

Is the RAW stuff the one they sell in Taqardo? It's nice...

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Cappucinos mostly. Sometimes a latte or flat white.
I'm not too snobby, but I don't like starbucks or nero.

Be interested to see if you find some of this Aussie/Kiwi coffee and if it still tastes different.

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Mostly in a mug. Sometimes a glass in a fancy place.

Is the RAW stuff the one they sell in Taqardo? It's nice...
Never out a bowl? I thought you were a maverick.

Taqado is fantastic. Mistakenly bought a glass coca cola in there once though, just for the novelty. It was obscene - 30 or 50 dizzers or something. The thieves.
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I'm a tea drinker - the only way I drink my coffee is with Jameison's Irish Whisky and cream or Bailey's Irish Cream. I think I should have been born in Ireland not Australia.
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