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  • Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

    coffeesnobs.com.au
    Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale

    Tuesday 15th Feb
    8pm AEDT (East Coast Daylight Savings Time)

    7pm QLD
    8pm ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
    7.30pm SA
    6.30pm NT
    5pm WA

    The beans available at the above date/times will be:

    Brazil Bourbon Naturals $9/kg*
    Sun dried, natural process yeilds far better body in the cup making this well graded Bourbon varietal perfect as a base to more exotic beans in blend or use as a single origin for a coffee that will remind you of many commercial offerings.

    Sulawesi Toarco Jaya Triple Picked $13/kg*
    This is maybe the best Tana Toraja coffee we have ever seen.  Its fully washed and not wet hulled like other indos but still retains the body.  Very clean processing, graded to large grade 1 beans and triple pick sorted for defects makes this a very pretty roast.  In the cup it is perfectly balanced with a clean finish. Simply a stunner.

    Malawi Nyika AA $11/kg*
    is a catimor variety that is naturally resistant to pests and rust and allows the farmers to grow using totally organic methods.  Large bean, mid body with a flavour profile that is bold cocoa with a red wine acidic berry finish.

    PNG Kone Ka Estate AA grade $12/kg*
    I never thought we would find a better washed PNG than the Wahgi but we have just landed its replacement.  These come from the new Kone Ka Estate which is in the same area of PNG but they are producing an even cleaner, better graded AA bean.  Nice body as an espresso and in milk it becomes very sweet with a crisp finish.  Excellent single origin coffee.

    Costa Rica San Marcos de Tarrazu Naranjo $14/kg*
    That’s a mouthful in more ways than one.  Costa Rica is the country, San Marcos de Tarrazu is the town and these beans come from the Naranjo Estate (not to be confused with the town Naranjo also in the same area).  Great processing and well freighted in grainpro bags this Costa Rican coffee is blossom sweet with a crisp apple finish at a CS8 roast depth.  Perfect coffee for those that enjoy the brightness in a lighter roast.

    Kenya Kagongo Peaberry $20.50/kg*
    Is a stunning coffee with near perfect processing.  As a green bean it has a sweet fruity aroma and those same florals leap from the grinder.  In the cup it produces a bright lifting espresso, add a splash of milk in a Macchiato to bring the sweetness out of the beans.

    * all coffee prices include a 50c/kg FairCrack donation and come in 2.5kg CoffeeSnobs cotton bags.

    Also available:

    Rwanda Gisenyi
    PNG Kone Ka Estate Peaberry
    Peru Ceja de Selva Estate
    Ethiopian Gambella Sundried
    Ethiopian Harrar Longberry
    Brazil Pulped Natural
    Indian Monsoon Malabar AA
    Cup Of Excellence Nicaragua 2010
    Cuba Turquino
    Nepal Plantec Estate
    Ethiopian Guna Limmu
    Mexico Yeni Navan Typica
    Ethiopia Ghimbi
    Robusta Sumatra Teluk Bayur

    and teas:
    China Siaou Chu Pearl Tea
    Ceylon English Breakfast Tea
    Ceylon Irish Breakfast Tea
    Earl Grey blended tea.
    Russian Caravan Tea
    Sumatran Orange Pekoe Superior

    You can select direct shipping via Australia Post and Star Track Express along with some other options depending on where you live or you can collect your paid order from...

    Pickup Points (one per state)

    QLD - Veneziano - West End
    NSW - "cksyd" - Kellyville
    TAS - "ParaM" – Hobart
    SA - Fiefys Specialty Cafe - 45 Pirie St, Adelaide
    WA - "Caffeinefreak" – Wembley
    VIC - Veneziano - Abbotsford -- (26/2/2011 10.30-11.30)

    We hope to get beans to the pickup points by: 25/2/2011

    This delivery date is a best guess as we are often at the whim of couriers around the country.  Generally when the beans arrive at the pickup point someone will post in this thread to let you know the time/date that you should meet for the pickup.

  • #2
    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

    Are there good quantities of the Kone Ka? Looks like the goods!

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    • #3
      Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

      Originally posted by 66797B61786D7A7B6C140 link=1297673973/1#1 date=1297674225
      Are there good quantities of the Kone Ka? Looks like the goods!  
      Yep, plenty, even more than you lot o bean-pigs can consume in a month!
      (...he says with fingers firmly crossed)

      We landed a lot of the Peaberry from the same estate too which shoud last for a month or two more.

      Tues 15th Jan
      Some of the emails just left with the subject line of "Tues 15th Jan".

      Oops, of course the date in the actual email and in this thread is the correct one
      Tues 15th Feb

      Why is it always just after you hit the send button you see that stuff? Anyway, it was only some emails, the rest will have the correct date. -- sorry.

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      • #4
        Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

        Its like Christmas when i see a new Beanbay sale.  ;D

        Im very excited to see another Sulawesi bean (the Rante Torajah was amazing), even moreso when i read you view of it, Andy.
        Would i be right in suggesting its one of the very few fully washed Indonesian beans?

        Also very happy to see a Costa Rican bean bob up after having some cracking Costa Rican SO brews at Maling Room in recent weeks.

        Really intrigued by the Malawi bean and in my no doubt endless quest to roast beans from every producing country, it too will be in my basket.

        As always, i cant wait to get these beans even if ive got no room, no money and no inclination to explain to the better half why i desperately need yet more beans. 

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        • #5
          Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

          Ristrom Im the same LOL but that Kenya Kagongo Peaberry sounds like it would fit in well with my blacks and his whites

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          • #6
            Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

            Indian Monsoon Malabar AA was featured at a recent Campos cupping session - great coffee to try for those that like a non acidic espresso. Great in my Sunbeam cafe series espresso machine

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            • #7
              Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

              Theres some free space in the Flynn bean stash cupboard and theres some irresistible beans up for grabs. Top that with the prospect of rising prices and it looks like there will be no respite for me this month.

              We really are spoiled for choice and Christmas has come early to the CS community.

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              • #8
                Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                WARNING, dumb newbie questions follow.

                Though I have my sampler pack Andys price-hike email scared me so I am ready to buy  :-?.  That is despite my amazement at the posts talking about coffee green bean characteristics I only previously heard of in wine, I have a lot to learn.  

                Those dumb newbie questions:

                What is the Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale in one sentence?

                Do I have to buy 2.5 KG of a particular bean?

                My CS research is correct and green beans last a long time (like 24 months)?

                NEWBIE DUMB QUESTIONS WARNING NOW OVER.  

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                • #9
                  Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                  Originally posted by 2C282B2E202E470 link=1297673973/7#7 date=1297683666
                  hat is the Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale in one sentence?
                  Each month, new beans are released into beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au and some of those beans are in limited supply so will sell out quickly hence the once a month thing.

                  Originally posted by 2C282B2E202E470 link=1297673973/7#7 date=1297683666
                  Do I have to buy 2.5 KG of a particular bean?
                  Yes. Some of them are packaged in 2kg bags, but yes, you cant buy smaller quantities.

                  Originally posted by 2C282B2E202E470 link=1297673973/7#7 date=1297683666
                  My CS research is correct and green beans last a long time (like 24 months)?
                  I think this is up for debate, but 2-3 years seems to be what most people agree on.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                    Thanks RichardM, I understand more. So it is down to me to read the reviews to decide which beans... hmmm.

                    I gather there are pick up points rather than shipping costs available?

                    Thanks again.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                      Is that Malawi I see????

                      Praise be.

                      I can now do my special blend that I have missed for like....ages.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                        Originally posted by 0A0E0D080608610 link=1297673973/7#7 date=1297683666
                        What is the Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale in one sentence?
                        Is a URL ( http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1111152844 ) a sentence?
                        ;D

                        It takes a page to explain and even then it makes more sense after you have done it once.

                        Being in Melbourne you can pickup the beans from Veneziano in Abbotsford if you meet me (and the other CSrs) there on the 26th Feb 2011 10.30-11.30

                        Originally posted by 0A0E0D080608610 link=1297673973/7#7 date=1297683666
                        Do I have to buy 2.5 KG of a particular bean?
                        Yes, all our beans are packed in 2.5kg bags. All of us old CSrs know you are thinking 2.5kg is a lot of beans but in no time you will be posting that you wished you bought 5kg last month before it sold out. (we all did the same)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                          Anyone from Brisbane want to go halves with me on a bag of the Kenyan peaberry?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                            Originally posted by 5454541E0 link=1297673973/3#3 date=1297676742
                            Andy.
                            Would i be right in suggesting its one of the very few fully washed Indonesian beans?  
                            Yep. Most of the Indo islands use wet hulling to process the beans, Torajah had the altitude, clean water supply and lower humidity to use the more "standard" wash and dry processing.

                            Other areas of Indonesia are experimenting with different processing methods but thats a discussion for next month (I hope).
                            ;-)

                            Originally posted by 537F7D7D7F6D417D76777D757F1E0 link=1297673973/10#10 date=1297685898
                            I can now do my special blend that I have missed  
                            We love "special blends".
                            8-)

                            Originally posted by 78726770707F6B6D1E0 link=1297673973/6#6 date=1297682862
                            Curse you, Freeman
                            Youre welcome Flynn.

                            Originally posted by 78726770707F6B6D1E0 link=1297673973/6#6 date=1297682862
                            Top that with the prospect of rising prices
                            The rising prices note in the email wasnt really a scare campaign to promote sales, it was just a heads-up that prices are going to "go nuts" this year.  

                            The current pricing graph is below.  You can see 18 months of the 2 years was pretty steady then it shot up with no sign of peaking yet.  

                            The flow-on is interesting too, apart from higher pricing on anything bought in the last few months the secondary problem is that in a rising market farmers hold onto their beans because for every month they can hang-on they get another 8% odd for that crop.

                            Of course, the farmer that is holding onto the beans causes the market to have less available for sale and ergo the price for what is available goes up more...



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                            • #15
                              Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

                              Is the Brazil Bourbon Naturals like the Brazil Original Bourbon?

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