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    Member jazzy_boy's Avatar
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    Where to get quality green beans

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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Im looking for some recommendations on where to get quality green beans, either online or in Melbourne.

    I do use Andys Beanbay from time-to-time and find it great, but my problem is I work WED nights and by the time I get online its always sold out. Also, Im looking for a wider variety.

    Do any of you purchase overseas from USA? Im curious about postage issues with regard to customs.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Senior Member redzone121's Avatar
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    Re: Where to get quality green beans

    Hi Jazzy Boy,

    I live in NZ and have imported a heck of a lot of beans from the US. I now only buy from Bean Bay.
    I would suggest you check out what beans you like when the bean bay list is emailed to you and then
    get someone to order what you want on the night. As for variety if you purchase each month from BeanBay
    there is quite a selection offered over the course of 6 months. Certainly enough to keep me more than
    happy anyway.

    Happy Roasting :)

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    Re: Where to get quality green beans

    Agreed re the variety.

    At one stage recently I had 24 different varieties, most of those from CS BeanBays over the last 12 months or so.

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    Re: Where to get quality green beans


    There are plenty of sponsors (and others ::)) here in Australia who sell greens....

    Importing them - you will have quarantine issues (they are a raw food item) and you can get a permit to import small quantities.... but that costs!!! Not really worth the effort.

    Why not get a fellow Snob to purchase some stock for you on Wednesday night? You might have only a relatively small range on a given night..... but they are different each month..... and before you know it - you too will have 60KG (or more) of various varieties.

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    Re: Where to get quality green beans

    Yeah... I dont think youll have much luck getting green beans posted in through customs.. theres info on that stuff on one of the Government websites somewhere, I remember stumbling upon it a long time ago when I was thinking of doing the same.
    I think the phone a friend approach suggested above is a good one!

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    Re: Where to get quality green beans

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Try the spnsors, I use beanbay and buy from a roaster here in melbourne.
    The roaster doesnt have as large a variety as bean bay but certainly has the staples in Colombian, kenyan AA, Brasil Santos, and others i cant remember off the top of my head.

    let us know if i can be of assistance.


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