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  • BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2008

    GREEN BeanBay AFTERNOON

    TUESDAY 16th September
    2pm AEST

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    We have had quite a few requests for a daytime BeanBay from those that only have access to a computer at work so this month we will kick it off at 14:00 TUESDAY AFTERNOON 16th September.

    On offer will be:

    Ethiopian Limmu Organic
    Nicaragua Ramacafe Fine Estate RFA
    Panama Boquete Bajo Volcancito
    PNG Jiwaka Peaberry
    Sumatra Mandheling Takengon Organic
    DECAF - Mocha Java

    And a small amount of the following for those that missed-out on them last month:

    Brazil Ipanema Reserva Especial
    Democratic Republic of the Congo - Matadi
    Indian Tiger Mountain A
    Peru - Organic Grace Villa Estate


    More details and discussions can be found below:

    Ethiopian Limmu Organic $9.00/kg
    Ethiopian Limmu certified organic at origin this is a 2008 crop that arrived last week (not the end of last years crop) and the good news is that its just a good as we remember.  Washed and well graded makes this one of the easiest Ethiopian coffees to roast and it works well through a wide range of roast depths (CS8-10).  If you enjoy it bright and lively try just after CS8 and if you want sweetness and cocoa push it towards CS10.


    Nicaragua Ramacafe Fine Estate RFA $9.00/kg
    Nicaragua Ramacafe Fine Estate is Rain Forest Alliance (RFA) and UTZ certified.  In the cup at  CS9 I found a sweet soy milk nuttiness in the aftertaste that was both enjoyable and quite unique.  These are very well graded beans and roast even and easily.


    Panama Boquete Bajo Volcancito $10.00/kg
    Panama Boquete Bajo Volcancito is a high grown, strictly hard bean (SHB) from the Bajo Volcancito plantation. Clean, well graded and produces a great balance of sweetness and acidity with a smooth body at a CS9 roast depth.  Fans of Central American beans should love this one.


    DECAF - Mocha Java $13.00/kg
    We roast this decaf at the Snobbery and noticed that the current batch is has a slightly lighter overall colour which makes roasting it easier.  As a rule, the water processed decaf can be trick to roast as you cannot use roast colour as a good indicator, so we still recommend stopping just shy of second crack for best results.


    PNG Jiwaka Peaberry $9.50/kg
    PNG Jiwaka Peaberry.  Ive had numerous discussions previously about finding huge maragogype beans in with peaberry beans and I still dont know why it happens but there are plenty in this origin too.  Roasted to CS9 it produces an enticing aroma off the grinder and retains the sharp PNG acidity that you expect in the cup.  From the Western Highlands of the Wahgi valley this is the first time that we have seen a Jiwaka bean but I do hope it becomes a regular visitor to Oz.  


    Sumatra Mandheling Takengon Organic $9.50/kg
    Sumatra Mandheling Takengon certified organic at origin and one of the ugliest Mandheling samples I have roasted for a long time.  Lots of broken and chipped beans but in the cup just shy of CS10 its big, bold, earthy and chocolaty with a great body.






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    Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009


    Melbourne pickup
    Next weekend is the cupping champs, the following is grand final day, the one after that is 4th Oct and Ill be at William Angliss so you can pickup in the morning from outside there (if you can wait that long for beans) or just use the courier option in BeanBay.

    Queensland Pickup
    Gilkatho are starting some renovations so the pickup point has been moved to the new Veneziano First Pour at West End.

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1221411458

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    • #3
      Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

      Good idea with the daytime Beanbay! I can just imagine a Melbourne Cup Style "race that stops the nation" :P

      Thanks for the notes too Andy - really helpful!

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      • #4
        Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

        Andy, thanks for the beanbay notice. Unfortunately Im usually either in meetings, on the road or otherwise busy in the daytime so I hope this wont become the normal time.

        I dont mind missing the occasional beanbay for the sake of those who cant get to a computer at night, but overall, Id have thought that those who are busy during the day would far outnumber them by a long shot.

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        • #5
          Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009


          I can just imagine a Melbourne Cup Style "race that stops the nation"
          Thats funny Menace, I wonder what the productivity cost to the country might be.

          Good idea with the daytime Beanbay!
          I expect we will only have the odd BeanBay during the day for those that need it, mostly they will continue to be evening (W.A) and night (East).

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            Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

            Good idea to mix it up anyway

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            • #7
              Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

              Hey everyone hope you can read this coz its not displaying on the screen. Anyway, I want to ask just exactly how do we go about ordering green beans... I mean how does all this work? Greenbean Day??

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              • #8
                Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

                hope some of the good stuff is left when i get home from work to place an order..

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                • #9
                  Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

                  Javanation wrote:
                  hope some of the good stuff is left when i get home from work to place an order..
                  well i was involved in my first beanbay last month and if that was anything to go by you and i will have no such luck

                  Darren

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                  • #10
                    Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2009

                    Originally posted by dbambi link=1221410857/0#6 date=1221459099
                    Hey everyone hope you can read this coz its not displaying on the screen. Anyway, I want to ask just exactly how do we go about ordering green beans... I mean how does all this work? Greenbean Day??
                    Welcome to CS dbambi!

                    To begin with, decide what beans you would like to purchase and in what quantity. Each variety comes in 2.5kg bags. Theyre all good and Andy has provided descriptions from his cuppings of each. Also, keep in mind that Andy does his utmost to provide everyone with an opportunity to make a purchase of premium beans. The quantities that are offered have grown significantly and there is always a limit to what can be sourced and supplied.

                    If you are logged in and click on the "Buy Green" icon to the left of the screen at the time beanbay commences, the selections will be there. You just click on what you want and nominate the amount youd like and it will be assigned to your basket and held there for 30minutes, allowing you time to checkout and add to your collection. I suggest you take a look at the "Buy Brown" option in the meantime to get an idea.

                    Be warned - its often a feeding frenzy and 200kg can disappear in just a few minutes. Despite this, there are usually a few varieties left for some time afterward. Its certainly not because these beans arent as good, its just impossible to account for peoples preferences.

                    If all else fails, you have a one-off opportunity to purchase a mystery starter pack at a ridiculously good price - you should take advantage of that regardless!

                    There are a couple of threads that have been made sticky at the top of the Beanbay thread that are worth a read and have further info.... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?board=NewPolls

                    Hope that helps.

                    Mods - this question seems to come up every month..is there a sticky for the process?

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                    • #11
                      Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2008

                      Originally posted by dbambi link=1221410857/0#6 date=1221459099
                      Hey everyone hope you can read this coz its not displaying on the screen. Anyway, I want to ask just exactly how do we go about ordering green beans... I mean how does all this work? Greenbean Day??
                      If its not displaying on your screen then Im not sure you are going to see the reply.
                      This could get really weird!
                      8-)

                      We have a BIG pile of green beans (the ones in the first post of this thread) that will appear in "BeanBay" at 14:00 tomorrow.  

                      http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au

                      Home roasters can log into BeanBay and buy the ones they want, when they are paid for we ship them out.  The process might seem a little daunting at first but it really is easy.

                      A longer description can be found:
                      http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1111152844
                      ...that is if you can read this message of course

                      hope some of the good stuff is left when i get home from work to place an order..
                      For every person that is really happy that BeanBay is on during the day there is another that isnt.  Try and think of those that are getting their first crack at a daylight BeanBay for more than 12 months!  Please also understand that we try really hard to keep most of the CSrs happy most of the time but obviously cannot keep all of the CSrs happy all of the time.

                      The 2pm east-cost time (12 noon WA, 1:30pm SA) was selected so that it falls at a potential lunch-time for the whole country.  Those that dont have a computer in front of them at work have the chance to get to one over lunch (maybe?!?).

                      We do have a lot of beans on offer this month and I hope that there are some for the evening roasters too but we can never really know for sure.

                      If you cannot get to a computer tomorrow afternoon we always suggest you find another CSr or a friend that can do it for you.  

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                      • #12
                        Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2008


                        Dennis, again we type together and again you win!
                        ;-)

                        this question seems to come up every month..is there a sticky for the process?
                        Yep, and it has been read 8200+ times but not found by some new members.
                        http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1111152844

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                        • #13
                          Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2008

                          Originally posted by Andy Freeman link=1221410857/0#11 date=1221467766

                          Yep, and it has been read 8200+ times but not found by some new members.
                          http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1111152844
                          Doh! Someone else just read it for the first time. :-[ ;D

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                          • #14
                            Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2008

                            My wife is giving birth tomorrow ... how can I speed it up????

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                              Re: BeanBay GREEN - 14:00 Tuesday 16th Sept 2008

                              Originally posted by michel_c link=1221410857/0#13 date=1221475949
                              My wife is giving birth tomorrow ... how can I speed it up????
                              Take her out for ice-cream.

                              Dont slow down at speed humps.

                              All the best for tomorrow - there are many things more important than beanbay.

                              Cherish the day!

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