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  • BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

    (sorry... we sent some people an email with the wrong date in the subject line.  The BeanBay date is 13th September at 9pm AEST)


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    A quick heads-up, the BeanBay-Green beans will go on sale at 9pm Thursday 13th September.

    In this months selection we have 3 great Central American beans and 3 Aussie offerings from Mountain Top Estate including the very special "MTC Bin 549".

    Costa Rica Tarrazu Dota Coop $10/kg*
    Guatemala Huehuetenango SHB $9/kg*
    El Salvadore San Emilio Farm $9.50/kg*
    Mountain Top Estate Boomerang Peaberry $13.50/kg*
    Mountain Top Estate Boomerang Washed $13.50/kg*
    Mountain Top Estate Bin 549 Fancy $23.50/kg*

    * includes the Faircrack donation.

    FREE FREIGHT TO THE PICKUP POINTS THIS MONTH.

    ...but there is a small catch.

    CoffeeSnobs Brown is going to sponsor the freight to the 10 CS pickup points around the country this month.  The "gotcha" with the FREE FREIGHT is that with your beans this month will have 5 CoffeeSnobs Brown business cards, we ask you spread the good word by giving these to 5 coffee drinking businesses or cafes that would benefit from vastly improved roasted beans.  If this works ok it might become a regular feature of BeanBay Green.

    The pickup points are:

    QLD - Gilkatho - Milton
    SYD - CoffeeParts - Pagewood
    SYD - "Dennis" - Sefton or Sylvania
    SYD - "Nunu" - Carlingford
    CBR - "Cruiserman" - Calwell
    MEL - Veneziano - Abbotsford
    SA  - Simply Coffee - Kent Town
    TAS - "rayzurhed" - Burnie
    TAS - "ParaM" - Hobart
    WA  - Epic - Perth

    With prompt payment we aim for the beans to arrive at the above destinations before Friday 28th September.  Please discuss the details of the pickup in the threads on the forum.

    Of course if you cannot get to pickup point you can always use the very efficient Australia Post Express satchel options that get the beans delivered to your door anywhere in the country.

    I also need to mention the CS calendar.  This is the very last chance to submit a picture for possible inclusion in the 2008 calendar.  The final pictures will be selected by the moderator team before it heads off to the printers.  We are after anything that typifies your CoffeeSnob world.

    Enjoy your coffee!

    Andy.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

    Awesome Andy - Ill take 2 of those business cards, I have been working on a couple of cafes over here - not sure what theyll think of bringing over beans from melbourne but I bet I can convince them that it is a better idea than bringing them from italy. . .

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    • #3
      Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

      Hi Andy,

      Could you let us know how the centrals are processed? Are they all WP?

      I reckon that those brownbay cards would go down a treat at office buildings. Who wouldnt want weekly deliveries of rotating single origins?

      Cheers,

      Luca

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      • #4
        Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

        A great selection (once again) thanks Andy and a terrific incentive to spread the brown bay word.

        Id be happy to do this Andy - especially as it would mean I would get a better cuppa!

        Send a few extra cards and Ill make sure I get to Grinds and a few other places in The Shire

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        • #5
          Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

          Hi all
          I have been reading stuff about the Mountain Top Estate on their website.

          * It looks like the Boomerang Washed is "... designed for use as a filter coffee, with medium acidity in a sweet lime and fruit style acid.". There blurb on processing suggests that " Natural Process - is coffee from the over-ripe black fruit which has dried on the tree. " is more suited to espresso.

          * "Bin 549Bin 549 - is a late harvest semi-washed process; this is a little wild and gamey with a fruity, berry-style sweetness, perhaps not for all tastes, but very distinctive. - is a late harvest semi-washed process; this is a little wild and gamey with a fruity, berry-style sweetness, perhaps not for all tastes, but very distinctive."
          and they suggest Bin 35 for espresso.

          Im trying to work out what to get. I have espressos, wife has a bit of milk and water added. (I Use a PID Silvia, Gene Cafe)
          So would these Aussie beans be unsuitable for roasting for espresso?
          Should I stick with a Costa, Guatemala, and Salvadore?
          Advice from those that have tried these or roasted them?

          Mike

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          • #6
            Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

            Wooo Hooo, Andy this is super great. I am looking forward to the buzz of beanbay once more.
            Will do with the BB Brown cards.
            Okay for the pick up my place.
            RH

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            • #7
              Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.


              Im really glad the reception to the CS-Brown card concept is positive. I really like the idea that CS-B might be able to sponsor CS-G freight longer term too. Thanks for the support CSrs!

              Could you let us know how the centrals are processed? Are they all WP?
              Sure:

              The Costa Rica Tarrazu Dota Coop is a miel (sun dried w/fruit, partial washed)

              The Guatemala Huehuetenango and the El Salvadore San Emilio Farm are both semi washed.

              ...a bit of a pattern there. Of all the centrals I have tried from the current crops the less wet processing the better.


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              • #8
                Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                Ill be ordering on the 13th Andy and picking up from Epic. I went to a latte art workshop at Epic tonight and sampled their latte with artwork, it was an amazing experience. The seem like a pretty dedicated crew!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                  Fantastic Selection Andy and great idea about the brownbay cards i have a few places in mind

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                  • #10
                    Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                    Hi All

                    Im very new to this, but it sounds like a great deal - how do I go about ordering?


                    Cheers
                    David

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                    • #11
                      Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                      Originally posted by david63 link=1189511040/0#9 date=1189557495
                      Hi All

                      Im very new to this, but it sounds like a great deal - how do I go about ordering?


                      Cheers
                      David
                      Hi David and welcome to Coffee Snobs and Bean Bay mania.

                      I suggest that between now and 9pm tomorrow you do a few of things:
                      1. Research the beans on offer - just google the name, to help you decide what you would like to purchase.  Keep in mind that beans are usually sold in 2.5kilo lots unless they are an expensive bean, whereby the minimum quantity offered is smaller, to help make it more affordable.
                      2.  Click on the "Buy Green"pic on the left of your screen and browse areound the various tabs so that you are familiar with the screens and process.

                      Make sure you are logged on before 9pm, then click on the "buy green" pic once more and you will see the offerings that are available as well as quantities.  I suggest you prioritise what you would like to buy and choose quickly - sometimes beans can disappear in minutes, though this hasnt been the case for quite some time.

                      All you need to do then is pay for the beans - the quicker you do this, the quicker you (and others) will receive your beans.

                      Hope that helps and will be interested to hear your thoughts on the experience and if you were able to stick to your list, or make and additional purchase that you just couldnt resist...as many of us do!

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                      • #12
                        Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                        Thanks for the advice Dennis - will do.

                        A little off topic - Im interested in ordering a set of traditional white coffee & cuppuccino cups, how do I go about it?


                        Cheers
                        David

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                        • #13
                          Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                          very off topic David - have responded in the appropriate thread.

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                          • #14
                            Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                            Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1189511040/0#6 date=1189517832
                            ...a bit of a pattern there. Of all the centrals I have tried from the current crops the less wet processing the better.
                            I agree, or at least as far as espresso is concerned. Peter and I cupped the washed and the pulped natural San Emilio a few weeks ago. The washed coffee had an amazing capsicum aroma that didnt really translate into the cup. The pulped natural had more body, but seemed to me to be a bit softer, nuttier and sweeter. It will be interesting to see how it translates to espresso. Actually, I reckon that a blend of each of them would be very interesting.

                            If yall forgive me for spewing forth vast generalisations, these origins seem to have built their reputation at the specialty coffee end of the spectrum, at least in part, on meticulously cleanly processed coffees. It seems like they are applying the same attention to detail to wet processing. Which makes sense, if its true that the downside of these techniques is that the whole batch can potentially be ruined. I suppose that this processing method might hurt the farmers in a global market prizing clean coffees for drip filter, but it might pay off with more and more espresso being drunk on a global scale.

                            Anyhoo, the San Emilio impressed me and if the miel coffee is anything like last years, everyone has some fantastic bases for an espresso blend. I think that most of the Huehueh that I have tried has been wet processed, so this Huehueh will be very interesting.

                            Just my $0.02,

                            Luca

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                              Re: BeanBay Green - 13th September, 21:00 AEST.

                              Im actually looking forward to the miel. Thats a bit ironic, as Costa Rican isnt necessarily my fav origin.

                              While this may not be the place for a WP v. DP debate, since CSers are mainly an espresso-based drink population, I can see how the differences in the processing will impact on our choices.

                              Very good for those of us in the know to shed some light, and in turn pass that info on to others. That is what makes this community so great.

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