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    Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This is the blend that was literally thrown together last Saturday at the Talk Coffee Shed and roasted in Chriss HG.

    It is equal parts Nicaraguan, Wahgi and Peru from the Sept 09 Beanbay. 3kg in total. First crack was approx 9min and second at about 13 min, very even roast.

    Creamy fruit tingles. Thats what they taste like *;D. I pulled a few shots today with an updosed filter basket and thats what comes to mind. Thats at day 5, very creamy and fruity, like the fruit tingles I got when I was a kid and sweet too. Approx 30 mins since I had the shot and its still there, nice fruity acidity just tingling away on my tongue with nice creaminess still there.

    The sweetness is delicate but definitely there! Enjoying it as an espresso, will be interesting to see how it goes in milk tomorrow morning.

    Cant remember the name of the other 2 fellows that put in beans - Whagi and Peru, mine was the Nic, but would like to hear from you.

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Ive been drinking it today. I have to say considering the rashness behind the blending and the speed of the roast its come out really well. Ill play around a bit with it tomorrow and do a more thoughtful cupping.

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Hi mm67,

    How are you brewing it? Will be good to hear your comments and see what you find in it.

    BTW, speaking of finding in it...I destoned my portion of the blend when I got home and found 1 very hard little nugget...not gold though so watch out!

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    ;D Well there you go....Just goes to show that our comprehensive research and very careful profiling has produced an award winning outcome :D

    Glad its actually drinkable guys!

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Rocks hey? *They never sound good going through the grinder, getting off topic but whats your de-stoning device?

    Brewing on a Silvia.

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B3336362332192B27287071460 link=1253876589/4#4 date=1253877938
    Rocks hey? *They never sound good going through the grinder, getting off topic but whats your de-stoning device?

    Brewing on a Silvia.
    Yeah- a thorough check is always required *:-/

    Ill be in for a couple of hours 10-12 tomorrow...If we can get a quorum of 4 csers at 11am, we can create a grand final blend from my stash and you can grab a kilo each- say $20...

    Also on the bench is a couple of kilos (500g batches) of Talk Coffee Prototypical blend which was an experiment yesterday and is yet to be cupped...$15/bag.

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by 1F2A27201408242D2D2E2E4B0 link=1253876589/3#3 date=1253877854
    Glad its actually drinkable guys!
    ;D ;D ;D I did mention this cupping note was at day 5! Yesterday and day 3 were shockers - couldnt get over the untamed fruitiness of it*;D Struggled to get a good pour and today things were very different...

    The aroma on Saturday when I got home was wicked. There was an auction across the road from us when I got home. I took the bag of beans outside to show my dad an everyone standing outside our place turned around when I opened the bag because of the aroma. One guy even commented that I should have made some coffees and I would have turned a good little profit *;D ;D ;D

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by 41595C5C495873414D421A1B2C0 link=1253876589/4#4 date=1253877938
    Rocks hey?They never sound good going through the grinder, getting off topic but whats your de-stoning device?
    It was one that another CSer whipped up and they posted it here, think their name was Grendel .

    Basically involves a large bucket, several lengths of plastic tubing of different diameters and a vacuum cleaner with variable suction - you need to change it for each roast as liter roasts = heavier beans = more suction, while darker roasts = liter beans = less suction.

    Ill see if I can find the link for you...

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    Heres the link to the thread in CS
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1214198025/

    and the link to Cafe Grendel for the actual de stoner
    http://cafe-grendel.blogspot.com/2008/06/big-news-sud-arrives.html

    Better keep this thread on track though ::)

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    Re: Sept 09 Beanbay Pickup Blend - Melbourne

    So I had a good muck around this morning.

    Creamy fruit tingles is a pretty good description, The sweetness is candy like (almost too sweet)and the up front the acidity has a fizzy quality. Sweet creaminess in the body and finish.

    My Dad who has recently just started drinking long blacks with no suger (not long ago he was drinking coffee with Milk and suger) really enjoyed it and had another one.

    To my tastes Im not sure if I could drink it everyday. Not in the mornings anyway. It would make a good desert coffee for those who can sleep with a head full of caffeine.
    As someone who prefers dry tasting beers and wines its a bit sickly.




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