FAQ

COFFEE


Crema Coffee Garage sources coffee beans from a variety of regions around the world, including Africa, the Americas and parts of Asia. We source our beans direct from the origin and also via green bean traders, who work with farmers and producers to find the best beans available.

All our coffee is currently roasted, blended and bagged in our Newcastle location, guaranteeing freshness and quality. We sell eight blends, a decaf made using beans from the Yirgacheffe region in Ethiopia, a single origin that changes every fortnight, and a variety of green beans. Our regular bean menu includes:

                -Casata Decaf

                -Montezuma

                -Girl from Ipanema

                -Altitude

                -Ruby Tuesday

                -Zanzibar

                -Kingdom Road

                -Black Caviar

                -Silverback

Yes. Our Montezuma blend is both certified Fairtrade and certified organic. Available for purchase online or in store in 1kg, 500g and 250g bags.

Yes! We sell a variety of green beans in 1kg bags, sourced from popular coffee regions including: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Indian Robusta, Sumatra Kuda Mas, Colombia Popayan, Brazil Ruby, Guatemala Antigua Los Volcanos, and Uganda Mt Elgon Bugisu.

The majority of our blends are 100% Arabica, however we do have three blends that are mixed with a very high quality Indian Honey Processed Robusta: Black Caviar, Ruby Tuesday and Silverback. The added Robusta in the blend produces greater intensity and strength, making them popular choices among our customers. In fact, the Black Caviar is the primary blend we use in our own Espresso Bar!

Absolutely! All our customers who buy Crema Coffee Garage beans can have them ground at no extra charge and we can grind them for whatever method you’re using to brew. If you’re unsure about what grind you need, just have a chat to our staff who can help work out how coarse or fine you need the grind.

Short answer: No. Please no.

Long Answer: If you have whole beans at home that you are not going to use for quite some time (months or longer) and you really don’t want to waste them, then okay… store them in your freezer. Just make sure that when you use them again, only defrost the amount you’re using and use it straight away. However, in terms of a general storing method for everyday use, we do not recommend storing in your fridge or freezer. This is known as wet storage and basically what happens is the beans soak up every bit of moisture they can, quickly losing flavour and integrity.

The best method for storing your coffee beans or grind, is to put them in an airtight container (Friis containers are a blessing for this) and store in a cool dark place, such as your pantry. This will slow the staling process significantly and keep your coffee fresher for longer.

This is a more complicated question than it appears, as there are a number of factors that age beans and grind. Essentially you have anywhere between 4-6 weeks after roasting for whole beans and up to 3 weeks from the roast date for ground coffee, because it will stale quicker once ground. You will still be able to use your beans or grind outside of these time frames, but it’s a basic guideline for getting the best flavours out of your brew.

We have changed the names of several of our blends, so you may be looking for a blend by an old name. These include:

                -LISCIO – now called Girl from Ipanema

                -CREMA DELUXE – now called Altitude

                -AFRICAN KICK – now called Kingdom Road

                -BELLA CAFFE – now called Silverback

                -PURO RICO – now called Montezuma

Yes, we sell ESE Pods and ten gram pods in selected blends, including Altitude and Silverback. You can browse these here.

We use BioPak cups for our take away coffee. They are a company focused on environmental sustainability. Wherever possible they use raw materials that are bio-based, recycled, non-toxic or biodegradable, and their cups are recyclable. They also donate 7.5% of all profits to environmental restoration initiatives and welfare community, and 1% of all profits to the Rainforest Rescue initiative.

Yes! We currently do weekly barista training courses at our Newcastle location which includes work-ready training, home barista courses, and we will soon be offering coffee clinics for our café clients as well! For more information, head to our Barista Training page for more information and you can also book your course with us online or contact our office to book a date.

Yes, our Newcastle location features a showroom where you can see a variety of home and office machines on display. We run demos as well, so you can try before you buy, all you have to do is ring our store and make an appointment!

Our machines include automatic and manual machines, and we have a wide range of machine and grinder package deals to tempt you! Our showroom also features our range of other brewing products including grinders, Aeropress, Toddy, Bruer, pour over setups, syphons, cold drips, French Presses, Handpresso and loads more!

Come in any time and talk to our friendly staff! You can also have a look at our Home Coffee Machine and Office Coffee Machines online.

COFFEE


Crema Coffee Garage sources coffee beans from a variety of regions around the world, including Africa, the Americas and parts of Asia. We source our beans direct from the origin and also via green bean traders, who work with farmers and producers to find the best beans available.

All our coffee is currently roasted, blended and bagged in our Newcastle location, guaranteeing freshness and quality. We sell eight blends, a decaf made using beans from the Yirgacheffe region in Ethiopia, a single origin that changes every fortnight, and a variety of green beans. Our regular bean menu includes:

                -Casata Decaf

                -Montezuma

                -Girl from Ipanema

                -Altitude

                -Ruby Tuesday

                -Zanzibar

                -Kingdom Road

                -Black Caviar

                -Silverback

Yes. Our Montezuma blend is both certified Fairtrade and certified organic. Available for purchase online or in store in 1kg, 500g and 250g bags.

Yes! We sell a variety of green beans in 1kg bags, sourced from popular coffee regions including: Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Indian Robusta, Sumatra Kuda Mas, Colombia Popayan, Brazil Ruby, Guatemala Antigua Los Volcanos, and Uganda Mt Elgon Bugisu.

The majority of our blends are 100% Arabica, however we do have three blends that are mixed with a very high quality Indian Honey Processed Robusta: Black Caviar, Ruby Tuesday and Silverback. The added Robusta in the blend produces greater intensity and strength, making them popular choices among our customers. In fact, the Black Caviar is the primary blend we use in our own Espresso Bar!

Absolutely! All our customers who buy Crema Coffee Garage beans can have them ground at no extra charge and we can grind them for whatever method you’re using to brew. If you’re unsure about what grind you need, just have a chat to our staff who can help work out how coarse or fine you need the grind.

Short answer: No. Please no.

Long Answer: If you have whole beans at home that you are not going to use for quite some time (months or longer) and you really don’t want to waste them, then okay… store them in your freezer. Just make sure that when you use them again, only defrost the amount you’re using and use it straight away. However, in terms of a general storing method for everyday use, we do not recommend storing in your fridge or freezer. This is known as wet storage and basically what happens is the beans soak up every bit of moisture they can, quickly losing flavour and integrity.

The best method for storing your coffee beans or grind, is to put them in an airtight container (Friis containers are a blessing for this) and store in a cool dark place, such as your pantry. This will slow the staling process significantly and keep your coffee fresher for longer.

This is a more complicated question than it appears, as there are a number of factors that age beans and grind. Essentially you have anywhere between 4-6 weeks after roasting for whole beans and up to 3 weeks from the roast date for ground coffee, because it will stale quicker once ground. You will still be able to use your beans or grind outside of these time frames, but it’s a basic guideline for getting the best flavours out of your brew.

We have changed the names of several of our blends, so you may be looking for a blend by an old name. These include:

                -LISCIO – now called Girl from Ipanema

                -CREMA DELUXE – now called Altitude

                -AFRICAN KICK – now called Kingdom Road

                -BELLA CAFFE – now called Silverback

                -PURO RICO – now called Montezuma

Yes, we sell ESE Pods and ten gram pods in selected blends, including Altitude and Silverback. You can browse these here.

We use BioPak cups for our take away coffee. They are a company focused on environmental sustainability. Wherever possible they use raw materials that are bio-based, recycled, non-toxic or biodegradable, and their cups are recyclable. They also donate 7.5% of all profits to environmental restoration initiatives and welfare community, and 1% of all profits to the Rainforest Rescue initiative.

Yes! We currently do weekly barista training courses at our Newcastle location which includes work-ready training, home barista courses, and we will soon be offering coffee clinics for our café clients as well! For more information, head to our Barista Training page for more information and you can also book your course with us online or contact our office to book a date.

Yes, our Newcastle location features a showroom where you can see a variety of home and office machines on display. We run demos as well, so you can try before you buy, all you have to do is ring our store and make an appointment!

Our machines include automatic and manual machines, and we have a wide range of machine and grinder package deals to tempt you! Our showroom also features our range of other brewing products including grinders, Aeropress, Toddy, Bruer, pour over setups, syphons, cold drips, French Presses, Handpresso and loads more!

Come in any time and talk to our friendly staff! You can also have a look at our Home Coffee Machine and Office Coffee Machines online.

ORDERING & SHIPPING


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Contact our office via email at [email protected] or call us on 1300 232 626.

Not at this time, however, if you would like to order items to be delivered outside of Australia, please email us at [email protected] for more information.

Cost of shipping can vary, however our standard shipping cost is $8 or $10 for express. We also offer free shipping on orders valued over $60AUD.

Our website sends notifications to you when your order is placed and at each step the order is processed.

Delivery is available to all areas in Australia via Australia Post, with orders roasted and posted on the day of or following day after order. Please allow up to 5 working days for your order to arrive. Please contact us at [email protected] for details of any delivery not received within seven working days of order confirmation.

As soon the order is shipped!

Yes. If you are having trouble placing an order online, you can email us at [email protected]  or call our office on 1300 232 626.

Yes, provided you’re order has not already been dispatched.

Please send photos of how you received the goods – packaging and broken item – as soon as possible and email to us at [email protected] and we will contact you with a resolution.

Contact us as soon as possible with details of your order. We will send out the new items and organise for the return of the wrong items.

Yes, we have a 14 day return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can contact us via email or phone for a replacement or credit note of the purchase price within 14 days. Please supply the following information: Name, Date of Purchase, Order No., Items Ordered, Items Returning, and Reason for Return. Please return the goods to the appropriate office (QLD sends to Brisbane office, all other Australian locations to Newcastle office) within 14 days of receiving your shipment. Please see our Shipping and Returns policy page for more information about this.

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