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  • Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

    Just getting towards the end of my starter packs. This is the first time Ive tried roasting. Great experience esp. the first roast, wondering what the first crack will sound like, then the second ........was that a crack?...........yep, I think it was ........quick turn it off........Oh yeah! Im getting better with every roast. Wife still rolls her eyes when shes sees me roasting. Just doesnt get it like she doesnt get golf. Cest la vie.
    Ill need to restock my supply. My favourite was Rwandan Cyangugu. Does anyone have any recommendations

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    Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

    Try any green beans from Coffee Snobs.
    Tasting the different varieties is an education in itself.

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    • #3
      Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

      Hi Andy
      do you sell decaff green beans?
      Cheers Andrew

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      • #4
        Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

        tricka,

        Welcome. Decaf green beans do appear in the beanbay every now and then. I think there have been 3 or 4 this year.

        As to the exact lineup of beans for sale each month, Andy gets samples and tries to only go ahead with good quality stuff.

        Sometimes, he knows a little while in advance if a particular bean is coming up, but usually, the lineup is not finalised until a few days before the beanbay.

        Next beanbay advice will probably come out next week, so keep an eye out.

        Brett.

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        • #5
          Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

          Thanks starter pack turned up today
          roasted up 3 lots. Having a little trouble getting any favour out of them
          Can you tell me the recommended roasts for each flavour?
          Cheers A

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          • #6
            Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

            Originally posted by tricka link=1113484527/90#103 date=1192427728
            roasted up 3 lots. Having a little trouble getting any favour out of them
            Can you tell me the recommended roasts for each flavour?
            Cheers A
            Gday tricka and Welcome to CoffeeSnobs [smiley=thumbsup.gif].....

            Basically, Id advise you to check through our Cupping Room and glean the info you seek from there. Ideal roasts for individual beans is a very personal thing and what may suit me would not suit you. Of course, we can give you generic roast profiles to get you started but a Rule of Thumb would be to try roasting three small batches of each bean variety such that the first roast goes to the first snaps of 2nd-Crack, next roast to say 30 seconds before this point and the last about 30 seconds into Rolling 2nd-Crack.

            Give them a couple of days to rest and degas, then cup each roast using a small French Press or Direct in Cup and record your cupping impressions for each roast profile against the roast data for each one. This will provide you with ballpark roasting data from which you can then fine-tune to suit your exact preference for each of the beans you have now and using this system, you will be able to develop a useful guide for all future bean varieties that make their way into your stash. All the best and happy roasting ,

            Mal.

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            • #7
              Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

              disregard my prior post - thanks I was just under roasting - first taste of bitter and I knew what it was - have gone for a dark roast esp on the larger Columbian bean and its a much happier camper.

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              • #8
                Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                Just received the starter pack - that was really fast shipping.

                Cant wait to get started.

                Thanks Andy.

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                • #9
                  Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.


                  No worries Den78.

                  We try to get them out as soon as payment clears and the posties do a great job of getting them to your door.

                  Australia Post express costs a couple of dollars more than some of the cheaper options but they deliver EVERYWHERE in this big country and they are very quick.

                  You should enjoy your roasting journey
                  (the rest of us certainly are!)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                    I got my starter pack in todays mail. Thank you very much.

                    Unfortunately a couple of my bags split in transit (Indian Kaapi Royale Robusta and Brazil Santos).

                    Given these 2 are now mixed up in the calico bag, is this going to make a big difference if I roast these 2 together?

                    Thanks in advance.
                    Paul

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                    • #11
                      Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                      Hey All I have been playing with my starter pack,...but has anyone got a discription as stats ont he beans????

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                      • #12
                        Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                        The starter pack contents change from time to time.

                        Which beans did you get and what do you want to know?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                          ok i got

                          Colombian Volcan Galeras
                          Panama Volcan Baru
                          Indian Kaapi Royal Robusta
                          Brazil Santos

                          I guess any info on best use, best blend, origin, recommended styles, that sort of thing

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                            Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                            Originally posted by jason.jasonjones link=1113484527/105#111 date=1197091053
                            ok i got

                            Colombian Volcan Galeras
                            Panama Volcan Baru
                            Indian Kaapi Royal Robusta
                            Brazil Santos

                            I guess any info on , that sort of thing
                            Hi Jason
                            best use: drink as coffee
                            best blend: dont! try them all as single origins
                            origin: the Colmbian is from Colombia, the Panama is from Panama, etc.
                            recommended styles: Keep the robusta for between 10-14 days before trying it and pinch your nose when you do

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                              Re: Starter Packs for newbie roasters.

                              And ... if you do want to blend the robusta with any of the others in your stash, Id recommend limiting it to 10% of the total mass - any more than that, & youll find it difficult to taste anything else

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