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    Hi fellow coffee addicts.

    I have decided to purchase my first batch of green beans and try roasting them myself in a popcorn machine.

    I looked on the Beanbay part of the site (green beans) and was totally overwhelmed.... where do I start.... so many choices. Aaaahhhhhh....

    Can I trouble you for some help to buy a great bean for a strong Espresso or Picolo?

    Thank you
    Justin

  • #2
    get the sample pack justin!
    its probably the best value around and will give you a good variation in beans to play with

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    • #3
      Green bean BeanBay help

      Originally posted by lemoo View Post
      get the sample pack justin!
      its probably the best value around and will give you a good variation in beans to play with
      I agree. Nothing better than the starting pack. Without knowing more about your tastes, it is difficult to suggest a bean. Besides, we all have different tastes as well.

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      • #4
        Re: Green bean BeanBay help

        Ok, thank you. I'll give it a try :-)

        Would you recommend I try the beans separately/ independently or... do I mix them for a blend???

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        • #5
          If you want something more than the sample pack, go for the Ghimbi, I can recommend it highly using both in the popper and the Behmor, you can use it straight away without resting (of course it's better with resting, like most beans). I still use this as a backup bean in the Behmor if I need something straight away.

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          • #6
            I third that go with the sample pack, you get a variety of green beans to try. If however you didn't want to do that, try a bean that is easy to roast and is also nice such as Indian Elephant Hill or Peru.

            Good luck its great fun and addictive

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            • #7
              Green bean BeanBay help

              Indepedently to start with. Learn what you like. Then start blending. Since you're using a popper, you should get a few batches out of your 500g

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              • #8
                Green bean BeanBay help

                See, this is that "everyone has their own opinion" that i was talking about. =P

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                • #9
                  Re: Green bean BeanBay help

                  I'm getting excited :-)

                  There it's no turning back now. Coffee for life.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by shapeshifter View Post
                    If you want something more than the sample pack, go for the Ghimbi, I can recommend it highly using both in the popper and the Behmor, you can use it straight away without resting (of course it's better with resting, like most beans). I still use this as a backup bean in the Behmor if I need something straight away.
                    Which Behmor roast profile do you use for the Ethiopian Ghimbi?

                    PS
                    Actually just tried a roast of 240gms (192gms roasted) Ghimbi on 1/2lb-p2-B +45secs at end. Just into rolling 2C at start of cooling and continued for awhile. Tiny bit of smoke proabably from the plentiful chaff. Very dark maybe CS10 but no burnt smell on beans. Went from 2C to rolling 2C quickly which caught me off guard a little. Be interesting to taste it in a few days.
                    Last edited by CafeLotta; 11 October 2012, 06:11 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Sample pack!

                      When you get so that your coffee is consistent from cup to cup and you can taste the differences in the beans, then home blending is the next step.

                      Greg

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