I received my beanbay delivery today. Unfortunately it looks like the courier got a bit excited and smashed the olive oil bottle. So now I have 2.5kgs of marinated coffee beans (Luckily I didnt order 5kg).
Andy has gone out of his way and is shipping me some more so I cant praise his commitment and service enough. If you are buying your beans from elsewhere stop and use the beanbay.
Anyway, what can I do with these beans?
Is it possible to clean them with water and dry them?
If not I might have to chuck a batch in the popper and see the results. I am not game to put these in the gene.
mmmm... shiny coffee!
Wash them with detergent
Rinse them thoroughly
Dry them in the sun
Inspect and see if still usable
Thanks for the kudos htb.
Wow, they look shocking, far worse than I imagined.
Pre-marinated in extra virgin, unfiltered, dry grown olive oil... it would certainly be a world first!
I can only guess that it would produce a LOT of smoke, maybe rolling them on paper towel first would help as I doubt much would have absorbed into the bean.
It will certainly be an interesting flavour profile!
Wash them in a mild salty water..Originally Posted by 547B716C150 link=1267770542/3#3 date=1267772485
Quick rinse and set them out to dry on some Oak planks...
Presto: New style bean " Monsoon with Olive Oil "
PS. If ya have ever planted teh green bean... You will understand they are quite hard and impervious to moisture etc.. Time will always be the killer...
So if ya act now, you may yet end up with an interesting bean and roast..
Who knows, where this sort of mistake / accident might lead to ?
Damn it Andy, youre trying to goad us into trying this ourselves arent you? Im always ready to try something weird ::)Originally Posted by 4C6369740D0 link=1267770542/3#3 date=1267772485
...Im sure htb will be only too happy to sell you his bag of "special courier blend" beans if it really appeals.
when i first saw the bag in the beans i thought it was plastic.
roasting them should be interesting, but i would be reluctant to put them in my grinder
Despite knowing its hopeless I washed the beans with warm water. They actually cleaned up quite well. I could almost scoop the oil off the top of the water. I then dried them with cloth, paper towel and then a hair dryer. Its raining here in Sydney and I think its a lost cause so I didnt want to put much more effort in it.
I then roasted the beans in the hopper.
First crack at 4:18 min (just one loud crack). Sounds hopeful.
No second crack.
Stopped roast at 9:30
Poured the beans to hear them hissing like they are frying.
Had a taste and surprisingly they seem to taste okay but slightly bitter and slightly burnt. I used to have a cheap burr grinder but gave it away. No way they are are going in my K3T.
I spent some time in the villages of Indonesia where they wok fry (not with extra virgin olive oil) and grind with a pestle and mortar type contraption so for the novelty I will try that tomorrow.
Here are the results of the first fried beans:
post oil processing
post sink processing
Fried to 9 min 30 seconds
a new taste sensation "deep fried coffee beans" :)
I bought some baklava today so to go with it I chucked some of the special blend in the cezve for a Turkish coffee. The end result was a new taste sensation but not brilliant so I think the rest is going in the bin :(
Well the up side is that you have saved the rest of us from trying this.
...and Im so glad you didnt report back that they were great.