Wonderful selection there Andy...
BeanBay Green Bean Release April/May 2019
available in BeanBay now:
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Sundried
Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Sundried. It's unusual to get hold of a sundried Yirg but we have just landed a ripper. The beans are small and sundried then double sorted by hand which resembles Yemen processing. In the roaster expect a lot of extra chaff as the sun drying process leaves an additional layer on the bean. In the cup at CS8 and CS9 roast depths it has a far bigger body while keeping the juicy fruits and huge aromatics we have come to love from Yirgacheffe.
Nearly cups like a blend. Great in espresso, plunger, filter, drip or however you make coffee!
Honduras Montana de Comayagua
Honduras Montana de Comayagua. This large bean, fully washed, high grown Honduran coffee is a ripper. Most Central American coffees can be a little thin but this one has a surprisingly good body. In the lighter roasts (CS8) the zesty citrus peel acidity shines through, taken a little darker (CS9) it becomes crisp, green apple like acidity. Really interesting coffee that works in a wide range of roast depths and should work in a wide range of brewing styles too.
Rwanda Nyungwe A
Rwanda Nyungwe A is a high altitude coffee grown in high rainfall area. Good sized beans, super clean washing and very well sorted. Really easy to roast this and it's a true cocoa bomb roasted to early CS10 on a long slow profile. Big bold coffee flavours pull this through tall milk drinks with ease. Excellent as a single origin, equally useful in a blend to fatten-up a soft coffee.
Ethiopian Harrar Longberry
Ethiopian Harrar Longberry. Really nice grading for a dry processed coffee and as soon as you open the roasted bag you get hit with the fruity berry aromas that Harar is famous for. Light in body as an espresso but with a tighter pour it will become a heavier shot. Don't worry about a splotchy coloured roast, dry processed beans do that and it will still taste great in the cup.
As they land and clear customs we will update this thread.
...the required fine print...
With the exception of the more expensive 1kg lots and the bulky 2kg Monsoon coffees, 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.
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Sorry all, I’m probably going to buy all that Yirg!
Man I can smell those berries all the way over here!!!
As usual an outstanding selection Andy!
Java "Love those Longberrys!" phile
Toys! I must have new toys!!!
Does anyone have any recommendations for something to replace the Peruvian AAA green beans for my popcorn popper? really liked them (I went through 15kg on my own in about 6-7 months) but almost out now and only A-rated available at the moment.
Should I stick with the A-rated Peru ones or try something new?
All recommendations enthusiastically received and I'm not averse to buying a couple of different varieties or trying something new, but I need something a little forgiving as I'm still new to roasting and limited by the popcorn popper, although I do have two of them now.
aha, see I told you I was new!
so is the A rating like batteries (the more A's the smaller the bean) or the other way around?
any recommendations on new beans to try?
Got my Yirg yesterday and couldn't wait to get it roasted, was fascinated by how small the beans were compared to my Peruvian AAA's, although I also got some Peruvian A's and can't see much of a difference between them and the AAA's.
Andy really wasn't kidding about the extra chaff on the Yirg though, it was everywhere!
Amazingly complex flavours though, deep and rich with a slightly sour note on the back end, almost like when you smell a new baby's head (sorry, really not sure how else to describe it!).
Excellent choice though and I can see why they're so popular, going to try it as a blend with my other beans next time, as I really enjoy both flavours and I'm liking the idea of experimenting a bit.
New babies head? Pretty sure I've seen that as a coffee descriptor but yeah, it's funny how we all have different memory triggers for flavours and aromas.
This Yirg is a stunner, if you are getting sour then roast the next lot a little longer... but not too long as you will burn-off the fruit. It's a balance to get a Yirg roast right and often a blend of two roasts at different roast depths will produce something special.
More green beans to play with! Thanks for the update, will have to get some orders in soon!
I already did a 2nd roast, half Yirg and half the new batch of Peruvian, roasted the Yirg just until the oils started to bleed out, with the Peru roasted a few shades lighter and it was pretty much a perfect blend imho, very happy with it.