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    BeanBay Green Bean Release Dec / Jan 2017

    BeanBay Green Bean Release Dec / Jan 2017

    Available in BeanBay now:


    Costa Rica
    Dota Tarrazu Vara Blanca



    Costa Rica Dota Tarrazu Vara Blanca obtained one of the highest cupping scores of the whole Tarrazu region.


    Graded SHB this uniform sized bean grown on the Eastern slopes above the township of Dota. Interestingly, the name comes from the white bark trees that follow the boundaries of the estate (Vara = bark, Blanca = white), I've seen those trees and they do stand out.


    In the cup this is initially bright and zingy, with room-filling florals off the grinder and it then morphs after sipping with sweet citrus flavours and a long lingering crisp aftertaste. A stunning example of the region and bargain at $15/kg.



    India
    Monsoon Malabar Gold


    India Monsoon AA grade large screen size monsooned coffee.


    The coffee is left to dry on racks slowly through the wet and windy monsoon season and this unique process yields a light weight, large size bean.


    Easy to roast it produces a crema monster in the cup with heavy bodied gelatinous crema and spicy, earthy flavours. Often enjoyed as a low acidity single origin, added to a blend to improve the crema and often the secret ingredient in an Italian espresso blend.


    Due to the physical size of the beans this is packed in 2kg lots.



    Myanmar Maymyo

    Myanmar Maymyo is the first Myanmar (Burma) coffee that we have offered.


    Grown at Pyin Oo Lwin in the Shan Highlands this is a beautifully processed semi washed bean. Lots of chaff in the roaster but the resulting cup is hugely sweet with a hint of dry spices on the finish.


    Coffee was introduced to the area in the 1930's and through rises and falls in production has continued to be grown for mostly the local market. With government assistance and encouragement they are now expanding their reach to international markets so I'm sure we will see more from our close neighbours in the future too.








    ...the required fine print...
    (with the exception of the 1kg Geisha's and the 2kg Monsoons) All BeanBay green beans are packed in 2.5kg zippered cotton bags, perfect for storage for up to 3 years when kept in a cool, dark and dry position. We ship paid orders out from the Snobbery Monday to Thursday and BeanBay will show the available shipping options and actual freight costs to your area. Larger orders are typically cheaper to freight per kilogram so we suggest ordering all your requirements at once. We also strongly recommend that you ship to an attended address (eg: work or grandma's house) to avoid delivery delays. Monday to Thursday we will ship everything same day that we receive payment for but please remember bank lag means it will take at least a day for your payment to get to us even though your bank took it from you instantly. If you want it faster, don't procrastinate and please order earlier!




    Enjoy!


    Andy.
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    Seriously, is that (myanmar) really supposed to be $4.80 a kg ???

    Feel free to give yourself and family a chrissy present and put the price up a dollar or two Andy.......
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again "You spoil us Andy!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickR View Post
    Seriously, is that (myanmar) really supposed to be $4.80 a kg ???
    Err... that's $12/kg (not $12 for 2.5kg!!!)
    ($4/kg coffee would be nasty, this is beautiful)

    Silly season and post midnight edits strikes again.
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    I attended a cupping of some Myanmar coffees recently and was pleasantly surprised, most of us at the cupping didn't even realise that Myanmar was a coffee producing country!!!

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    They have "only" had coffee for 80 years odd.
    A lot of regions have coffee that's only used for their domestic market, even some of the big coffee producing nations consume half or more of what they grow locally. Getting a bean to the international market is tough and requires a lot of infrastructure. The Myanmar government has offered many incentives to farmers to grow better, smarter and export. It's a big thing for a small nation that has few exports and long term will help the country and it's people.

    This is a great coffee and I'm sure will make some noise on the forums.
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    Could you give us a bit more information on the Myanmar cupping notes? Is it closer to a pungent Asian coffee like the Indonesian or Indian ones, or a cleaner feel like a washed South American or a fruity and herbal Ethiopian?

    What surprised me about the Vietnamese coffee from Da Lat (not yours, but one I sampled in Saigon) was how unlike the usual profile of the region it was, closer to South America than ASEAN.

    The Costa Rica sounds great. If there's any left, it will be tough between this one and last month's volcano varietal as a Hartmann replacement when I finish it...

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    Given those 3 choices I would say the Myanmar is more like a clean Central, not like an Indo nor African.

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    Well, I cracked and bought the Vera Blanca and a couple others from last month's release.

    Probably my last order for a while as I'm heading back to Singapore this month

    I have a ton of spare luggage space I thought I better take some stock home...
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