Hi. My name is Tracey and I’m a coffee addict.

I’ve always loved coffee. Even before I started drinking it on a regular basis, I loved the smell of it – rich, sweet and woody goodness. Coffee was my greatest support throughout the long years of university study, it’s accompanied me to deep and meaningful catchup sessions with family and friends, and it makes the morning just a little easier to face. Let’s face it, without coffee I really wouldn’t know where I’d be.

In pursuing my coffee addiction, I was never much of a discriminating drinker. I’d simply go wherever ‘real’ coffee was available at a pretty good price. But that all changed when Tracey met Di Bella.

It was always destined to be a match made in coffee heaven. So much smoother and sweeter than any coffee bean I’d ever tasted, I suddenly became obsessed with their blends, going out of my way to frequent cafes that used them. I had become a coffee bean brand snob.

Di Bella Coffee

So I went a little nuts last week at the Brisbane mid-week Farmer’s Markets and stocked up on not one, not two, not three, but four bags of Premium and Swiss Water Decaf beans.

There is honestly nothing quite like the luxury of being able to freshly grind coffee beans at home for the perfect cup of coffee. But don’t worry, you don’t have to tell me, I know I have a problem…


  1. Paul

    I can smell and taste the coffee in your wonderful words, Tracey.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – If only I could conjure up real coffee in such a way… I would be a very happy girl indeed! (…thanks)

  2. Lee

    It’s amazing how quickly you forget what instant coffee is like and it is such a shock going back to it because the taste is so different, they are not the same drinks.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hello Lee *giggle* – I honestly can’t remember when I last had instant coffee, actually it might have been at dad’s place a few months back… perhaps I’ve blocked non-coffee-bean coffee events from my mind??

  3. Maxine

    They fair trade? I used to be a coffee slut but now I’m paranoid about drinking slave sweat so it’s FT or nothing if my hip pocket’s hurting 🙁

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Maxine: Good question, but I’m not too sure. I know that they deal directly with their coffee farmers and that they do have a specific ‘Rainforest Alliance’ blend which is certified as ‘Free Trade’…it may warrant further investigation.

  4. Ricardo

    I sense a lot of jittery moments in your future.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – Yes my relationship with coffee is remarkably unhealthy…though I do figure it would be much, much worse to be addicted to something like hardcore drugs…

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