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  • GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

    (this email that was just sent to all CS’rs is below. If you didn’t get it please check your spam filter and/or the email address that you have used in the forum.)

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    I hope the New Year sees you fit, happy healthy and ready for another 12 months as a CoffeeSnob. I’m excited about the direction that CoffeeSnobs is heading and look forward to building on the successes and positives that we experienced in 2007 to reach an even higher peak in 2008.

    To kick off the New Year we ran a “Design the CoffeeSnobs Van” competition and all the member submissions were amazing, we always knew our coffee comrades were a clever bunch and this proves that CoffeeSnobs can do anything and everything. The joint (very deserving) members Sparro and “The Goodies” each pickup a show bag for their efforts and I look forward to getting a tweaked design on the van in the near future.

    The first of the GREEN BeanBay sales will start at Wednesday 16th January.
    WA – 7:00pm
    NT – 7:30pm
    QLD – 8:00pm
    SA – 8:30pm
    NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS – 9:00pm

    Brazil Sweet Naturals (dried on the tree) $8/kg*
    Colombia Volcan Galeras Bold $9/kg*
    Peru Grace Villa Estate $9/kg*
    Malawi AA Plus Pamwamba $10/kg*
    (* including $0.50 FairCrack donation)

    Additional to the above will be some decaf and a couple of other beans in small volumes.

    The beans should have been here last week but due to “post Christmas lag” from one of the brokers we are running a little later than expected. Lucky we have a van now and it picked its first BIG pile of beans saving additional delivery waiting time. We still have to pack them so delivery this month might be a couple of days later than usual.

    We are just about to hit the 4000 member mark which has to make us the busiest cafe in the country albeit an electronic one!

    Have a great 2008 CSrs.


  • #2
    Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

    Wow that was a suprise, I wasnt expecting a Beanbay until Feb, nice job on keeping that one quiet :-X

    I am excited!

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    • #3
      Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

      hallelujah brother!

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      • #4
        Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

        Research reseach research. I think I want them all.

        Oh wait I can. Yippee.

        Looking forward to this one. I reckon the beans will go faster than ever on this one. A couple of months without the hype of Bean Bay will send CSs into a buying frenzy.

        Almost like advertising that the shops are closed for one day and everyone rushes in to stock up the cupboards with a years supply of baked beans. (I our case, coffee beans)

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        • #5
          Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

          Hi there, can you please explain to me how Beanbay works? Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

            Firstly if you have a look in the top left corner of your screen you will see a box saying "buy green" if you click on that go into the green bean section.

            if you have a look there now you will see beans from the last bean bay, all sold out now but good to hone your skills on  , and if you click on one it will give you Andys cupping notes and at the bottom you can select the quantity you want and add it to your cart.

            Once you have what you want you can go to the check out and pay for your beans. There will be 2 methods for shipping one is direct frieght to your house or depending on what city your in the will usually be a coffee snobs gathering and you can get your beans sent there, which will be cheaper frieght and you get the bonus of meeting a few fellow snobs.

            Good luck and im sure someone will fill in what ive forgotten.

            Andew  
            try this too.
            http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1111152844

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            • #7
              Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

              Or..... You could just read this sticky post at the top of this BeanBay page :

              Mal.

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              • #8
                Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                Hi Andy - thanks for saving us. Is the "Peru Grace Villa Estate" one, one and the same type of bean as the "Peru Villa Rica Grace Estate"?

                Cheers matey.

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                • #9
                  Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                  okay - I know you are all experts here and this is going to seem like a really silly question but do you have to have a special roaster to roast the beans or can they be roasted in the oven???

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                  • #10
                    Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                    Originally posted by VIX link=1200321436/0#8 date=1200386830
                    okay - I know you are all experts here and this is going to seem like a really silly question but do you have to have a special roaster to roast the beans or can they be roasted in the oven???
                    No, you dont need a special roaster. The most common methods used are a popcorn popper, bread maker & heat gun. Have a read through the roaster section of the forum for more detailed info. An oven isnt very ideal as it doesnt roast evenly and youll get an oven full of "chaff" which could be quite messy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                      Bill - if you have a popcorn maker have a crack at that, but the better option in the long run is a bread maker and heatgun - breadmaker stirs and heatgun mounted so that it faces into the bowl heats. For now you could use a big stainless bowl and a heatgun and stir, but that gets tedious.

                      Have a search because there is heaps of info on home roasting here and you will learn a lot reading.

                      Cheers

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                      • #12
                        Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                        Hi All

                        Looking forward to my first bean bay and then my first roasting

                        It feels great to be part of this group, sort of like more confidnece to have a go at it

                        Will be there at the start, Hope I dont miss out.

                        Thanks Andy for organising it.

                        Robert

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                        • #13
                          Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                          And thanks to all who contribute your experiences: it is very encouraging.

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                          • #14
                            Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                            Great news Andy,

                            A welcome new years surprise Bean Bay. (I thought someone suggested the first one this year would be in Feb? - definitely not complaining!)

                            It will probably be more frantic than ever. After a burst of Christmas roasting, a lot of roasters are probably running low on stock (like me : ). I had to top up last weekend from a coffee retailer/wholesaler who sold me a couple of kilos of green. His range of beans - very familiar (and the fact that they are good quality and roast very well!) makes me suspect that he may even buy from you :-?. (Of course his price included a considerable mark-up - oh well, I was desperate. Shouldve held off a day or 2 but.)

                            Havent tried the Brazil Sweet Naturals before - interesting. Good to see the Peru GVE again - a great roasting bean and love that caramel smell/taste. And another African AA - great.

                            No doubt there will also be a few additional surprises - cant wait.

                            Greg



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                            • #15
                              Re: GREEN BeanBay - Wednesday 16th JAN

                              Well, this sort of is the Feb BeanBay as delivery will be in the first couple of day of Feb.


                              Is the "Peru Grace Villa Estate" one, one and the same type of bean as the "Peru Villa Rica Grace Estate"?
                              Yes, same bean, same estate same shotgun first crack... a great bean for new roasters.  The problem is that the name moves around on the brokers offer sheet, I just cut n paste em!

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