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    October Beans

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Here we go again CS home roasters…

    BeanBay will be full of beans at 1pm Sunday 1st October.

    This month we have some previous poll favourites as well as for the first time ever three very interesting (and high grade) green bean offerings from Australia’s famous Mountain Top Coffee. *Some of the bean origins in this months poll will be very limited in volume so as always, first-in best dressed. *:o


    Mountain Top Coffee - Boomerang Washed, Extra Fancy 18sc
    Mountain Top Coffee - Boomerang Naturals, Extra Fancy 18sc
    Mountain Top Coffee - Bundja Double Pass, Extra Fancy 18sc
    PNG Peaberry 2006 crop
    Bali Gunung Batur
    Mountain Mist
    PNG A Grade Washed
    Kenya AA
    Peru Grace Estate
    Chinese Gunpowder Green Temple Heaven Tea



    13:00 Sunday 1st October.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/BeanBay




    Enjoy!

    Andy.

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    Re: October Beans

    You got the MT stuff?! Finally, an excuse to use the big emoticon ...

    [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    Thanks, Andy!

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    Yeah I agree Luca and it was worth the wait. *Mountain Top Coffee will change the way we all view Australian coffee... these products are so far above every other Aussie bean estate I have tried.

    The MCT in this poll includes:
    Boomerang Washed, Extra Fancy 18sc
    Boomerang Naturals, Extra Fancy 18sc
    Bundja Double Pass, Extra Fancy 18sc

    Tasting notes from MTC for the Bundja can be downloaded below (500kb)
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/Attachment...ting-Notes.pdf

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    Bundja Single Origin Coffee – is sourced from selected small estates, fully processed and quality assured by MTC, meting specialty coffee grades and cup scores of a minimum of 82/100. The 05 crop coffee is primarily processed using a new process called “Double Pass’, developed by MTC; it is where the cherries are left to dry on the tree and picked when they are raisins, this raisin fruit is then washed in a similar way to a traditional washed coffee – the result gives a similar cup quality to a full natural production, with enhanced sweetness, flavour and body, however with a cleaner cup quality and some slight acidity as a result of the washing of the fruit. This coffee works excellently as an espresso, and is equally suitable to a plunger application.




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    Boomerang Australian Coffee – are coffees we source from other growers and MTC does the dry milling, packing and grading; all of the coffee we source must meet MTC standards for both cup and visual quality. This was processed using a full natural process, where the fruit was picked from the tree in raisin form and dried directly with no washing at all. The dried coffee needs to rest for a much longer time than full washed coffees (up to 9-moths) and the result is a full body, sweet and complex coffee, suitable for espresso. This coffee has similar cup qualities to some Sumatran coffees.




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    Re: October Beans

    Looks like the Ozzy Coffee Industry is really starting to take off... very cool...

    Hopefully Ill be able to get my hands on some in beanbay before they sell out....

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    Re: October Beans

    So we wait till sunday before we can vote? Is that is how its done?

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    Re: October Beans

    (***In Dismay***)

    Sunday!!!???

    Ahhhhhh!!!

    What about those of us that have such a crappy Telstra line that we cant even connect with a modem??? :)
    Hopefully still something kicking around by monday... :(

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    Is there any chance of getting a full list of what will be on offer? Sundays not the best time for me, so Id like to check out the options beforehand so I can get an order in quick!

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    1pm Sunday, most Sundays that would be OK.

    Hope there will be plenty on offer Andy, ;) ;) ;)
    both RH and myself have prior arrangements at 1pm on this Sunday :(

    Am busting to try some good Aussie beans, and to see what the old favourites are.

    Regards
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    Telstra!!!! well say no more ,we have a saying round here when things cant be done "may as well ring telstra"

    I wasnt complaining about waiting till Sunday, merely wondering when I have to order as I missed last month and I am running out of beans. My visitors have gone nuts on my exergency supplies.

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    Re: October Beans

    There is no day in the calendar that would be good for everyone so each month we do try and move it around a little (business hours, after hours, weekends etc) to try and cover all the people that only use the net at work or only use the net at home etc.

    Local libraries have good internet access if you are stuck on dial-up or maybe you can find a local internet cafe (just dont buy a coffee in the internet cafe! :) )

    If you cannot get to a computer on Sunday then you have a couple of days to find a CSr to buy you some beans too.

    We were asked to give more notice this month, and we are giving 3 days. 1pm Sunday the beans go up, we have no idea how long they will last.

    If you miss out this month then the next months beans will come around fairly quickly and you will be back roasting in no time.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: October Beans

    Do we have another tea offering this month? *I was away and missed last month :(

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    Excellent news - Im stuffed cause that is right in the middle of my sons birthday party but I will arrange for a fellow CSer to dual order with me if I can - any volunteers from WA?

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    Hey Andy,

    You must have been to the Corretto school of coffee.... but she only had one moth in her roast :D ;D

    9 moths - gee that is full bodied for sure!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1159450491/0#4 date=1159454891
    The dried coffee needs to rest for a much longer time than full washed coffees (up to 9-moths) and the result is a full body, sweet and complex coffee, suitable for espresso.

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    Im a big supporter now of moths and other assorted flying animals being added to a blend.

    Cant knock it till you try it ;-)

    Almost had some beatles in my roast the other night!

    Belinda

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    giggled like a schoolgirl

    Ya, I reckon the extra protein boost causes enzyme release to deliver that fuller flavour.

    Im experimenting with slaters - or maybe they are experimenting with coffee - whatever.

    It seems to be voluntary on their part but they seem to be missing something in the experience.

    Mostly they come out of the popper again really really fast and float aroung glowing orange - I wonder if it is a side effect of the caffeine?

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    Hehehe, yeah, likewise, if a bug flys directly in front of the heatgun they get vapourised pretty damn quickly. No flying out for those little thingies.

    Must be attracted to the coffee !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1159450491/0#13 date=1159495774
    Excellent news - Im stuffed cause that is right in the middle of my sons birthday party but I will arrange for a fellow CSer to dual order with me if I can - any volunteers from WA?
    Grendel....

    Im very tempted by some of the Aussie offerings this month- but I still havent made up my mind. Would probably only be a couple of kilos which Id be ordering.

    If I do, as long as you know what you want (hope Andy posts a list soon to tempt us ;)), I could probably order them for you.

    Which suburb do you live / work in?

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    OZ beans? Sounds interesting.but at the major market, cost still a big problem.
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    So its exactly 1pm right!?
    Thatll be 2 pm here in Tassie- or are you victorians coming with us too? ;D
    So now the meeting I have at 1 pm will have to be finished before 2 pm... unless youa re changing too??
    Daylight savings, mmmmmmm love the thought of Summer. ;)
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    Re: October Beans

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1159450491/0#0 date=1159450491
    ... three very interesting (and high grade) green bean offerings from Australia’s famous Mountain Top Coffee
    I thought Id misread your original post. 3 different MTs? :o Thanks for the processing notes and its cool that you are offering all three at once. Would make for a good cupping. The Washed, The Dry and The Wonky :P

    St.Ali have had some MT Bundja XF on offer during September. Ive found it to be a tasty bean
    rather complete/rounded as a single origin espresso. Good aroma; both of the grinds and in the cup, and relatively easy to to pull shots with. Noice with the milk too! Before trying the Coast Peaberry and the Bundja, my opinion on Aussie beans didnt amount to anything fancy (or even extra fancy) :P
    http://web.mac.com/triclops3/iWeb/Site/Blog/0A7A89E9-8713-456D-A37F-5DB3CB4AC200.html

    Starting to collect kilos of greenery, now need to get a home roaster... Usually the other way around isnt it? At least Lucatech, my contract roastery, is stil firing...

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIE link=1159450491/15#19 date=1159522666
    OZ beans? Sounds interesting.but at the major market, cost still a big problem.
    To bring the price down wed have to import the labourers. ;)
    The disparity between Oz arabica & coffees grown in other parts of the world doesnt mean the man is making more money, rather minimum wages are so much higher here in Aus than in almost all the other coffee growing countries. I can only think of Hawaii & Peurto Rico where a farmer would get a decent salary - both fall under the US wage umbrella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaB link=1159450491/15#18 date=1159517555

    Grendel....

    Im very tempted by some of the Aussie offerings this month- but I still havent made up my mind. Would probably only be a couple of kilos which Id be ordering.

    If I do, as long as you know what you want (hope Andy posts a list soon to tempt us ;)), I could probably order them for you.

    Which suburb do you live / work in?
    I live in Brighton/Butler (just north of Quinns Rocks) but work in the city (west perth) - Im hoping Andys list is up there tomorrow with the bean varieties - Id only be after a few kilos myself but can easily arrange a funds transfer to you if you can order for us both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1159450491/15#22 date=1159533963
    I live in Brighton/Butler (just north of Quinns Rocks) but work in the city (west perth) - Im hoping Andys list is up there tomorrow with the bean varieties - Id only be after a few kilos myself but can easily arrange a funds transfer to you if you can order for us both.
    Well depending on the price of the Oz beans, Ill be going ahead...

    So, yeah, can do. Will order for both and we can share the postage.... Id deliver em to the city and you could pay me then.... how does that sound?

    Just as long as we get the list in time.....

    Andy- where are you?????? (probably gone to get some more moths for the flavour :D ;D)

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    I had a laugh - yeah bogong in mine thanks for that nice meatiness.

    Sounds fine JavaB - we could even do the trade in Epic if you like - sharing the postage works as well, decreased the overall cost of the beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1159450491/15#24 date=1159534879
    I had a laugh - yeah bogong in mine thanks for that nice meatiness.

    Sounds fine JavaB - we could even do the trade in Epic if you like - sharing the postage works as well, decreased the overall cost of the beans.
    Strange you should mention Epic.....

    I was also thinking along those lines :D

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    Hey Grendel and JavaB,
    If there is a problem Im always keen to share in the future (and visit epic)
    and...
    do either of you guys have a spare kilo of tiger mountain?
    Im out and keen to swap for something from my extensive stash!
    Cheers,
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    I have a kilo of tiger mountain - as to whether it is spare, well that depends on what you have in stock!

    I like the idea of joint buys - it cuts the postage costs a lot.

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    Great idea, combining postage!
    Ill be ordering a couple of kilos today, does anyone wanted to piggy back?
    Im in the Rainbow Region, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Tweed.

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    :oWhoa dude, right near nimbin - yeah Ill have a couple of kilos, ooooooh you mean coffee. . . ;D

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    JavaB - coffee adicts do think alike! I reckon Ill be in for an Epic trade.

    Ive been reading up on the Bundja SO and I reckon it might be one to try.

    The other advantage to this is we can always split the 2.5 kg bags if you dont want a full pack of anything - Ill PM my mobile ph. number to you so we can coordinate this if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1159450491/30#30 date=1159577891
    JavaB - coffee adicts do think alike! I reckon Ill be in for an Epic trade.

    Ive been reading up on the Bundja SO and I reckon it might be one to try.

    The other advantage to this is we can always split the 2.5 kg bags if you dont want a full pack of anything - Ill PM my mobile ph. number to you so we can coordinate this if you like.
    Yep, got the details thanks, and no probs with splitting the bags so we can try more ;)

    All we need now id for Andy to post details of whats available and at what cost (after all at auctions you always have pre auction inspection days!! ;D

    Maybe the site could be bought up early - you just cant place orders until the allocated poll start time..... just a thought :D ;D

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    Just a list in here would be fine!

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    Daylight saving? I didnt know Tas was starting so early this year (till now). Yes, Times quoted are Victorian times, AEST. Maybe we will have to start quoting GMT... but I think that will add to the confusion.
    http://www.abc.net.au/backyard/timezone.htm

    List of beans?

    Relax guys... see first post!

    ;-)

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    Awesome.


    Peaberry.


    What a great line-up of coffee!

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    A bit of government pR blurb on MT here.....

    http://affa.gov.au/corporate_docs/publications/pdf/food/nidp/mia_issue2_series6.pdf#search=%22Bundja%20Double%2 0Pass%20coffee%22

    Page 22.......

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    I love it - I was part of the team that funded the MT original proposal through DAFFs New Industries Development Program a couple of years ago, I have been tee heeing to myself as I wait impatiently to pounce on their green beans. Its good to see government funding hitting the mark. *;)

    Phew, jumped in at 1pm and nabbed some MT treats and some peaberry, there was a rather terrifying moment when the whole site seemed to freeze, then before I could let loose with some carefully chosen expletives, I was at the checkout *8-)

    Hehe - is it November yet *;D

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    Done and done!

    Great choice this month...

    But the site is sooooooooo slow (too many coffee snobs ordering!) :D ;D

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    Bean bay postage prices

    Great prices it looks, but it all depends on how much the postage is gona cost doesnt it? Can the postage prices be listed in the bean bay, or at least posted somewhere? Thanks :)

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    I wasnt going to buy anything this month :( ;D The peaberry was so tempting-looking and yall starting buying it so quickly it was just a case of peer-pressure :P

    So make that "Im not buying anything" next month! Just dont have any mexican or ethiopian up...

    And bring back Tiger Mountain.. it has to be the most hot-chocolaty smooth coffee Ive ever had, perfect for night-time - does anyone agree that it seems to have a lower caffeine content?

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    Shark feeding timre!!

    I dont think the shark liked what it was eating!!

    The server struggled with todays load..........??

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    Quote Originally Posted by richy_4000 link=1159450491/30#38 date=1159672847
    Great prices it looks, but it all depends on how much the postage is gona cost doesnt it? Can the postage prices be listed in the bean bay, or at least posted somewhere? Thanks :)
    Hey Ritchie....Youll find the answers to all of your questions at the checkout ;)

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    Well, the server really struggled there for 20 minutes or so ..... had time to make a coffee in between purchases :-)

    But it worked in the end ..... Will have to forego the rent this week though :(


    Another great job Andy!

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    Ordered some PNG Peaberry and some MTC - Bundja Singo Origin!! Looking forward to the Aussie beans.

    Going to go and pick it up this time.....I gather the pickup is a Cafe?..Hope so, some coffee to drink as I go home.

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    Any chance of having pickups in Brisbane in the future Andy ??


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    How much Kenya AA was on offer? First time I got in - about 1:05 -it was all gone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corretto link=1159450491/30#44 date=1159673902
    Any chance of having pickups in Brisbane in the future Andy ??
    Belinda
    Well we cannot have pickups at your place... when you get evicted for not paying the rent. :)

    I have always been keen to get pickups in all capital (or regional centres) and its just a matter of:
    a: having a venue
    b: having enough CSrs interested
    c: finding a good bulk freight price per kilo.


    The Melbourne pickups are always a good get together and a chance to talk coffee to like minded nuts.

    Last month the Di Bartoli pickup was the first for Sydney and although not many people used it we expect it will grow in size over time.

    Perth has quite a few CSrs that might be able to get something going.

    Brissy is similar.

    Others states seem to have a wide spread of members away from the capital cities so travel might be more of an issue.

    We found a great freight company for the Sydney deliveries at $1 kg and although other capitals will be more expensive they should be under normal express postage prices of $3/kg.

    So... we will try and get something moving this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by richy_4000 link=1159450491/30#38 date=1159672847
    Great prices it looks, but it all depends on how much the postage is gona cost doesnt it? Can the postage prices be listed in the bean bay, or at least posted somewhere? Thanks :)
    Hey there,

    As others have said, check out the checkout!

    Green prices are always dirt cheap, but if you factor in the time that it takes you to roast, even at my part-time uni student barista wage, the attraction of home roasting is not saving money! And dont forget that beans lose weight through moisture loss.

    Cheers,

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    Re: October Beans

    Hi, Im really sorry to be such a nuisance with the postage questions. But Ive played around with the checkout and it works very strangely:

    2.5kg of beans = $10 postage
    5kg= $15 postage
    7.5kg= $25
    10kg= $30

    Why does it work like this? And also, it might save people a bit of time just to have somewhere on the bean bay that explains how the postage is calculated.

    But anyway, theyre super prices, amazing how the beans sell in an instant. Ill recommend this to friends.

    Thanks :) - Richy

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    WOW- ;) I was in the middle of a meeting round my computer when I said- "hold on chaps, I just have to purchase some beans! Itll only take a couple of minutes!" They watched, awestruck as I made my way to beanbay at 1 pm exacly and then- the system was sooooo slow I began to get agitated. They began to ask questions like- "Are you sure you have broadband?" And who is this Andy fella anyway- why cant he get it sorted!"
    Can you believe that? Obviously they have no idea who this man Andy is and if they did Im sure theyd have the utmost respect for him. They began to get concerned at my agitation as things wouldnt load. Their eyes bulged as the bean quantities were being ripped away like flesh from a strickened animal in the piranah infested waters of the Amazon. Finally it was all over- And I had my fill. The guys quietly went back to the meeting wondering at this strange monthly ritual! ;D
    Andy- thanks again- money has been sent- all is well again- for another month.
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