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    Newbie Advice Needed

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,…can someone please point me in the direction of a bean from the CS BeanBay.
    I will try to describe what I am looking for the best possible way I can….and how I “think” it might be described on a pallet,. so please don’t laugh….OK CS’s here goes.
    I’m looking for a bean that is along the lines of,…strong and bold, sharp and clean, ..non “gluggy”= No chocolate (or very little)… hint of spice is OK…..but it’s mainly the Big Strong, Clean and Sharp I’m after .

    To an experienced pallet are the Bitter beans also described as “Sharp”?

    Thanks in advance.
    Stuart

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Id suggest the Costa Rican, but theres no stock.

    Maybe the Ethiopian Guna Limu?? *Kind of hard with that description.

    If you dont want single origin, you could mix some robusta with something like a Peruvian, and that would be a really strong, punchy taste, but still fairly clean.

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 726D6871726D6E71726D6071010 link=1296634119/0#0 date=1296634119
    can someone please point me in the direction of a bean from the CS BeanBay.
    Green or Brown.... ;) ::)

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 05282C202D410 link=1296634119/2#2 date=1296635134
    Green or Brown....
    Whoops, I just assumed Green...

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Sorry CSs, ::)....Brown.

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E61647D7E61627D7E616C7D0D0 link=1296634119/4#4 date=1296635686
    Sorry CSs, ::)....Brown.
    I had a laugh....

    Now that we have that sorted out, Id have no hesitation in recommending Andys "CS Gold". It truly is a blend that produces a great cup, with soft spiciness (for me), a very interesting array of fruity flavours coupled with a sweet acidity that not only carries the fruitiness across the palate but makes for a very clean, crisp finish - Something that you have noted as an important criterion. Heres a link to Andys notes.... http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/Vi...ffeesnobs-gold

    You could also try one of Dens wonderful blends too. I believe that the "Shire Blend" will also satisfy your preferred flavour profile as it too makes for a very interesting and clean cup that has acidity perfectly balanced with body and a lovely crisp finish reminiscent of a very high quality bitter-sweet cocoa (not chocolate). Heres Dens notes for this yummy blend and several others. I particularly enjoy Dens Defib Blend but thats just me ;)... http://www.cuppacoffee.com.au/coffee-blends

    Have fun.... ;) ;D

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 133E3A363B570 link=1296634119/5#5 date=1296648154
    Quote Originally Posted by 7E61647D7E61627D7E616C7D0D0 link=1296634119/4#4 date=1296635686
    Sorry CSs, ::)....Brown.
    I had a laugh....

    Now that we have that sorted out, Id have no hesitation in recommending Andys "CS Gold". It truly is a blend that produces a great cup, with soft spiciness (for me), a very interesting array of fruity flavours coupled with a sweet acidity that not only carries the fruitiness across the palate but makes for a very clean, crisp finish - Something that you have noted as an important criterion. Heres a link to Andys notes.... http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/Vi...ffeesnobs-gold

    You could also try one of Dens wonderful blends too. I believe that the "Shire Blend" will also satisfy your preferred flavour profile as it too makes for a very interesting and clean cup that has acidity perfectly balanced with body and a lovely crisp finish reminiscent of a very high quality bitter-sweet cocoa (not chocolate). Heres Dens notes for this yummy blend and several others. I particularly enjoy Dens Defib Blend but thats just me ;)... http://www.cuppacoffee.com.au/coffee-blends

    Have fun.... ;) ;D

    Mal.
    Well…I now have 1.kg of the finest CS Gold in transit to S.A, im droooling just from reading your description ;D.......my [s]pallet[/s] ::) palate is really looking forward to this.

    Cheer’s Mal

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 544B4E57544B4857544B4657270 link=1296634119/6#6 date=1296797053
    Well…I now have 1.kg of the finest CS Gold in transit to S.A, im droooling just from reading your description ;D.......my [s]pallet[/s] ::) palate is really looking forward to this.

    Cheer’s Mal
    Great to hear mate.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Dont forget to come back and let us know what you think, will you?

    Happy brewing..... :)

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B56525E533F0 link=1296634119/7#7 date=1296799883
    Quote Originally Posted by 544B4E57544B4857544B4657270 link=1296634119/6#6 date=1296797053
    Well…I now have 1.kg of the finest CS Gold in transit to S.A, im droooling just from reading your description ;D.......my [s]pallet[/s] ::) palate is really looking forward to this.

    Cheer’s Mal
    Great to hear mate.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Dont forget to come back and let us know what you think, will you?

    Happy brewing..... :)

    Mal.
    Well only 2 days post roast and i honestly have to say,... that made the best espresso i ever had!! Made a totaly awesome double shot half latte also.....hit the spot real fine. 1Kg of CS Gold *on my fortnightly shopping list should do me no worries!

    Thanks.
    Stuart.

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    Re: Newbie Advice Needed

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by 253A3F26253A3926253A3726560 link=1296634119/8#8 date=1297320697
    Well only 2 days post roast and i honestly have to say,... that made the best espresso i ever had!! Made a totaly awesome double shot half latte also.....hit the spot real fine. 1Kg of CS Gold *on my fortnightly shopping list should do me no worries!

    Thanks.
    Stuart.
    Thought you might enjoy it.... ;)

    Have fun 8-)

    Mal.



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