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    Roasting a roast today at dusk, with the CSr card nearby that illustrates segmented differing roast profiles, it got me wondering ...

    what bean has Andy got portrayed as the initial green-bean ... it looks blue!

    SO, I thought Id put it out there to guess that bean, considering that in their supposedly green state, SOs come in all shapes/colours/contours.

    Looks blue-ish to me, so I reckon the bean in question could be either Sumatran Mandheling Blue Batak, or it kinda resembles my PNG Kinjibi stash from a few months ago!

    So, Andy ... wanna reveal the pictorialised bean mate?

    Any other guesses?

    cheers,
    Tony

  • #2
    Re: whats that bean?

    I doubt its a blue batak. Its too clean to be. My guess is a Yirg or some other small sized wet process.

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    • #3
      Re: whats that bean?

      Originally posted by Wushoes - David S link=1206272740/0#1 date=1206273283
      I doubt its a blue batak. Its too clean to be. My guess is a Yirg or some other small sized wet process.

      Yeah David, I also thought some small SO wet processed ... thats why I guessed the PNG ...but a Yirg? Nup ...

      A Yirg un-roasted has that beige-come-brown f-ugly tone (like a dry processed bean looks surely)?

      Next ...

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      • #4
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        ...unless its a washed Yirg!
        (we have had em)

        You guys must be bored!

        The selection criteria was a washed bean that roasts well. Lets see... short and round, not quite robusta round but more round than a western african.

        Colour? Colour on the camera, colour in the lighting, colour in photoshop and the card printer then "does its thing". We did a lot of trials (read: wasted LOTS of cards and expensive ribbons) to get the card to the point it is and had to fudge colours along the way so take the colour with a pinch.

        Tell me when you give-up.

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        • #5
          Re: whats that bean?

          I have never seen dry processed Yirgacheffe. I have heard and read about it...but never seen it....hence my guess a WP/washed yirg. The yirg is a really easy bean to roast...comparatively to something like Kenyans.

          Im not going to offer any other suggestions. You all have fun figuring out what bean it is! ;D

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          • #6
            Re: whats that bean?

            Im just gonna say Peru Grace Estate because it roasts so evenly.

            Its too late to go out to the shed and check it against the card!

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            • #7
              Re: whats that bean?

              Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1206272740/0#3 date=1206276923
              Tell me when you give-up.
              ... I give up ...

              So are ya gonna, er, spill the beans Andy? :

              Tony

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              • #8
                Re: whats that bean?

                They look almost too clean. Im going to say theyre Mountain Top.

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                • #9
                  Re: whats that bean?

                  Originally posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1206272740/0#7 date=1206348127
                  They look almost too clean.  Im going to say theyre Mountain Top.
                  yep Anthony, they do look sheeny clean ... could be the photo/lighting touch-ups that Andy alluded to, thats clouding any indication. Hence me giving up, & wondering ...

                  MT ya reckon? Sparky is the MT affecionado CSr - he may like to comment (if he happens to be on-line & sees this thread!)

                  Come on Andy, put us (me anyway :-?) out of misery ... WHATS THAT BEAN!

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                  • #10
                    Re: whats that bean?


                    Fatboy wins!


                    I would have been shocked if Brett didnt recognise his favourite little green friends.




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                    • #11
                      Re: whats that bean?

                      Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1206272740/0#9 date=1206362452
                      Fatboy wins!


                      I would have been shocked if Brett didnt recognise his favourite little green friends.



                      Nice bean-spottin there Brett ...

                      Seeing I initiated this thread, I suppose Ive gotta offer a bloody prize :

                      pm me your delivery address Brett, & 1kg of premium Indian Baba.... Robusta is yours

                      ... Im out of steak knives, sorry

                      Tony

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                      • #12
                        Re: whats that bean?

                        Thank you Tony, but after I posted my guess I had a nasty feeling that I might have discussed the bean used for the picture with Andy when the cards were launched.

                        I wouldnt feel right taking a prize, but it is a very generous offer.

                        Brett.

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                        • #13
                          Re: whats that bean?

                          Originally posted by fatboy link=1206272740/0#11 date=1206708577
                          Thank you Tony, but after I posted my guess I had a nasty feeling that I might have discussed the bean used for the picture with Andy when the cards were launched.

                          I wouldnt feel right taking a prize, but it is a very generous offer.

                          Brett.
                          Brett, the beans I mentioned are surplus to my stock, so Im happy to give a kg away ...

                          Offer still stands mate

                          cheers,
                          Tony

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                          • #14
                            Re: whats that bean?

                            Oh all right then!

                            I still feel guilty, but Ill get over it.

                            PM sent.

                            Brett.

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