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  • BeanBay Green Bean Release - January 2015

    Happy 2015!

    In BeanBay right now are a couple of great new beans to kick off the year.

    Guatemala Huehuetenango

    Guatemala Huehuetenango is a high grown and very well processed coffee meeting the SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) standard. Bright and lively acidity when roasted to CS8 roast depths which tapers off as you take it darker into CS9. Mid bodied espresso shots that really cut through the taller milk drinks with a dry, clean finish.

    Kenya Naturals AA

    It's been a while since we have found a Kenyan that wasn't over priced or disinteresting in the cup. This one was an unusual find, a natural processed coffee that has been screened to AA size. There are a few ugly beans in the mix but that's fairly normal for an organic natural. As an espresso shot the mid to high body is the stand out that most polished Kenyans lack, the green apple acidity is still there in lighter roasts and softens in the deeper profiles.
    Great coffee and top value at $10/kg.

    Maui Yellow Catura Ka'anapali Estate

    Maui Yellow Catura is grown on the same Ka'anapali Estate that grew the Mokka that we landed last year. This is nothing like the Mokka but is more typical of the varietal grown on the islands. Uniform in size and very evenly graded (and certified by the Hawaii Dept of Agriculture) in the cup you will get a mid acidity, sweet and balanced coffee. Due to the high price tag this is sold in 1kg lots.

    Of course there are also 30 odd other coffees in BeanBay too, you are sure to find something you love!

    (with the exception of the 1kg Maui) All BeanBay beans are packed in 2.5kg zippered cotton bags, perfect for storage for up to 3 years when kept in a cool, dark and dry position. We ship paid orders out from the Snobbery Monday to Thursday and BeanBay will show the available shipping options to your area. Larger orders are typically cheaper to freight so we suggest ordering your requirements all at once. We also strongly recommend that you ship to an attended address (eg: work or grandma's house) to avoid delivery delays.


  • #2
    G'day Andy...

    The description of those Kenyan beans reminds me of Kenyans I used to buy many years ago. Sounds very interesting...



    • #3
      Yeah Mal, we used to get some amazing Kenyan's but for a few years they have wanted $25/kg for what was $8/kg back then. I've heard stories of Japan forward purchasing whole crops so if those stories are still true it would help explain why we a picking through the dregs and paying too much. These were good value and great body, both are unusual for Kenya coffees these days.


      • #4
        Hi Andy,

        Very excited about the Kenyan beans! It was worth the wait for the January release to re stock some beans. I'm going to have my family after me for samples, as they're quite partial(biased) to Kenyan coffee, seeing as we used to live there. As they would say in swahili, 'Kenya kahawa iko mzuri sana' or something like that


        • #5
          Is it?
          Kenya kahawa yako mzuri sana

          ...nah I'm not clever and certainly can't speak Swahili but I can google...


          • #6
            Yeah, that sounds much better. I haven't spoken swahili for 30 years, and was trying to do it without resorting to Google.


            • #7
              These sound good.