It looks like the November BeanBay will be kicking-off early...
12:30pm Friday 20th October (AEST)
[s]I should have confirmation late this afternoon or this evening and post details in this thread as well via email.[/s] (see below *for current edit)
Please check the email address in your profile (PROFILE button at the top of every page) so that we send it to the right address!
BeanBay beans will be available over the weekend (or until sold out), payment and packing will happen during the following week and orders should get to everyone around the last day of this month or the first couple of days of November. *Right on time!
EDIT - Thursday
These are the beans that will be on offer tomorrow in BeanBay.
Panama Volcan Baru SHB - $9.00/kg
Indian Monsoon Malabar AA - $8.00/kg
Kenya AA - $8.00/kg
Brazil Monte Alegre (Utz Kapeh Certified Estate) - $6.50/kg
Costa Rica Turrialba - $8.50/kg
[s]and pricing should be confirmed today...(I HOPE!)[/s]
Pricing confirmed this afternoon!
Ive got exams starting next week, so Ive been dreading the passing of time for a couple of weeks now, but all of a sudden Friday cant come quickly enough. Cheers Andy!
Any chance of a heads-up on the beans to be available this month? :P
I think Andy indicated that the details will follow once he gets confirmation from the supplier.
Ur da man Andy 8-) ;)
Now Matt, we play by the rules!Originally Posted by Matt G link=1161139156/0#3 date=1161142290
Exemplary performance, Andy!
Ill be in Sydney trying to Lobby some retailers.
Lucky I have a small stash, promise you wont leave us "dry" in Jan......
Tradition has it that we dont do January.... Christmas, New Year, silly season, people going away, suppliers closed, couriers in holiday mode etc etc.
We will try and get another BeanBay to finish early December (home roasted coffee and specialty tea make great personal presents... just ask my relos!) and then aim for late Jan or early Feb for the first of 2007.
. . .CSers passed out from too much coffee liqueur for the entire month, coffee budgets blown repairing reindeer and cyclone damaged roofs. . .Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1161139156/0#8 date=1161163532
Im teaching all day Friday! :(
I wonder if I can organise my class to use the computer room! ::)
This is my first opportunity to participate in bean bay and it is my one work day where we share internet access with a school. They filter everything so I am going to be a very unhappy camper if they block bean bay. They let me have access to this site so hopefully it wont recognise the difference. Could result in a very abusive phone call to IT staff at the school if I miss out.
Ill have to hang around just a bit later before heading out to work Friday. Missed the last poll due to family committments.
12:30pm --- eat lunch over a keyboard *;)Originally Posted by rayzurhed link=1161139156/0#10 date=1161169844
It should be little difference, BeanBay is on the same site/machine as the rest of the web page so unless someone uses a pile of bad language or talks too much about naked group handles you should be ok.Could result in a very abusive phone call to IT staff at the school if I miss out
WOW, you must really like your family. :PMissed the last poll due to family committments.
Well, I didnt get the confirmation late in afternoon so with any luck its early morning. *Ill post more when I know it.
Hmm you guys into Daylight Saving over in the east yet? Ill either be having a 9.30 or 10.30 WST morning tea break. . .
grendel,Originally Posted by grendel link=1161139156/0#14 date=1161184569
Any chance of returning the favour from the last BeanBay...
Friday mornings Im out helping a person who had a bad stoke some time ago learn to use a computer... all over again!
Dont think I will be able to access the internet :( but Im hoping Andy will have some Tiger Mountain this time..... after 2.5KG and thats all
No Grendel still eastern standard time in NSW anyway.
Thats 1:30 pm here in Tassie.
Lunch is over so no eating lunch at the keyboard- ( and of course that wouldnt be allowed!)
.... silent reading though;) mmmmm thatll work ;)
Java B - not a problem!
Daylight savings - end of the month in Vic (29th maybe?)
Beans are in the first post.
Daylight savings in VIC begins at 0200 on Sunday 29th October.
When we go from AEST to AEDST
And Im being a good boy this poll. No beans for me. I did a stocktake after the last poll and I think I can survive for a couple of months!
Even though Andy has tried hard to tempt me, I shall resist. More beans for others!
Thanks for the DST info.
Good boy Brett, see, it can be done! Just keep saying "I have enough beans, I have enough beans"
...but we will all expect to see your name in the logged-on users tomorrow arvo anyway.
JavaB let me know which of the following you want:
Panama Volcan Baru SHB
Indian Monsoon Malabar AA
Brazil Monte Alegre (Utz Kapeh Certified Estate)
Costa Rica Turrialba
I was going to resist - but the malabar calls to me. . .
Hehe.Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1161139156/15#21 date=1161223328
Oh the public shaming if I ordered some now. ::)
Its like announcing to the world that youre giving up smoking and then being spotted at the next party mooching smokes off everyone.
Im very happy with the beans Ive been drinking lately, mostly from the last 2 polls.
Weve had Tiger Mountain and Mountain Mist over the last 2 weeks and ready to try some MT Bundja in the next few days. Its a Mountain theme really.
So.. no.. Im resisting and I will even attempt to stay off during the poll so as to not contribute to congestion.
Andy, is there any info about which Kenyan that is?
There is some info on a Volcan Baru coffee here. Not sure if the one in the review is the same one, but people will, Im sure, be interested to know that:
(a) Volcan Baru is the highest altitude point in Panama
(b) Volcan Baru borders with Costa Rica
Turrialba is in the centre of Costa Rica, so itd be interesting to cup both of these coffees side by side.
Coffee: the gateway to obscure latin american geography.
A bit of info here too on the Panama. Not sure if its the same bean exactly, but must be close:
i need a good solid base bean.... whats best of the bunch...?
Read some bad things about that bean relating to smelly socks!!! Some love it others really HATE it!!Originally Posted by grendel link=1161139156/15#22 date=1161223592
Nah, nothing really excites me this time.... so I think Ill be a good boy and hang out for the next offering - hopefully there will be some tiger in that one.
Thanks again for the offer.
True, true, true.... stay away from that yukky malabar everyone. :P
Id go for one of the others if I were you...
Leave that stinking malabarsocksy one for some poor unfortunate who cant make it to beanbay in time... ;)
I get to pull mine from the bag before it gets listed... just one of the perks!
Malabar needs a good lengthy rest after roasting ~8-9 days. Underroasted Malabar does tend to have the aroma of wet cardboard, but dont let that deter you. It colours quite quickly, so try to go by the cracks, not colour.
This one is a crema monster as well, so add this to a blend instead of robusta for a good dose of crema.
(all good points Nunu!)
Yep, great points, nunu. Hopefully that will help to dispel some myths ... maybe we should move your post to the mythbusting thread!
The wierd thing about the malabar crema, though, is its texture. Gelatinous. Ugh! Great as a blend component in a relatively low percentage, though!
Oh, malabar newbies might want to try taking it "dark" ie. rolling 2nd.
Im looking forward to having it as a SO blend. As a component of a blend, I wouldnt go more than 5-10%
Ive gotten upwards of 12mm of crema from the Malabar. Like Luca said, the crema is very viscous, and Ive found, very strong flavoured.
Ill probably top up on Kenya, and see what other goodies I can get, and probably leaning towards the Panama.
Any idea which of the Fazenda Monte Alegre cofees this is?
Sydney Bean Pickup
($1 per kilo freight)
Di Bartoli Coffee Centre,
558 Oxford St. Bondi Junction,
Melbourne Bean Pickup
10:30am - 11:30am
The Maling Room
Cnr Maling Road and Canterbury Roads,
Awesome -- zero hour was busy as always, but I grabbed some Kenyan and some of the Malabar (heres hoping I actually like the stuff!). The cafe day at Maling Room sounds great too, though the timing is hilarious, with my partner and I moving house from the Canterbury area just this week! Its a pretty quick drive from the new place though, so Ill see some of you there :)
:) I am happy - got myself some of the Brazil Monte Alegre ... should round out my small collection & keep the practise going.
Thanks again for providing this opportunity.
A record 66 users online! Right now :-)
Wonder why? ;-)
I went crazy again.
JavaB - Congratulations you have just become the father of a bouncing bag of beans.
Wow... the site suffered quite a "thump" too.
Sorry for lag and chunky access times, this was the first BeanBay load test on a new web server and we have identified a couple of performance issues which we will attempt to fix before the next BeanBay.
The site is running ok now, in fact its fairly snappy so the couple of changes we just made to the server are already having an impact.
Progress... in the right direction!
Yeah, after the 15 minute mark (into Beanbay time) it really came back to life.
Then completely died for 10 mins ..... my end anyway.
Ripping along now :-)
Glad its running better, phew!
The problem was compounding one, and not caused in BeanBay but on the main site. I can only assume most people had a second window open (1 BeanBay and 1 website) and it was the refresh click on the main site that caused the issue.
300+ processes, page file grew by an additional 2Gb and the disks would have been thrashing. Once I changed the process timeouts for the forum the threads dropped-off and the CPU could do what it needed to do to clear the queues.
Remotely configuring a webserver (at the ISP from work) while its getting hammered is top of the "NEVER DO" sys-admin handbook
(but we got away with it this time)
New to this site. Noticed youre a fellow brisbanite from previous postings. If you ever get a drop of point happening for Brisbane Id be interested...
Just had my first exprience with the poll. This can get addictive. Couldnt stop talking about beans to my partner this past few days....havnt even attempted a roast yet, but have been reading up on tips.
Are you the Belinda that was quoted in the Courier Mail 16/10/06 article Finding a Good Bean?
You did well there Andy :)
Very well. ::)
Yes, Trang, Im the one 8-)
Maybe if we get enough people in Brissie we can arrange a drop off point. Well have to get the numbers together. Maybe get a poll going ??
Yeah... thats the famous Belinda (and Grendel was the other CSr mentioned)
We really hope to have this in place for next month!If you ever get a drop of point happening for Brisbane Id be interested...
Enjoy your new [s]addiction[/s] hobby
(your partner will get used to you talking about coffee all the time... maybe!)
OK grendel.... define crazy (more than 5 KG??)Originally Posted by grendel link=1161139156/30#39 date=1161314595
Thanks for that --- I assume mother and baby will be delivered at the Epic "day care" as per last time...JavaB - Congratulations you have just become the father of a bouncing bag of beans.
Got home and still lots of beans left :o... not the frenzy there was last BeanBay :)
Still the frenzy...
just a LOT more beans so that my inbox doesnt fill-up with "I missed out" messages
BeanBay will remain open over the weekend for all those CSrs that couldnt get to a computer today.
...and beans will get packed & shipped through the coming week so most people will have them for the start of November.
Whoops, sorry FarmerJoe, I didnt see your post until now. It appears we both posted at the same time last night :oOriginally Posted by FarmerJoe link=1161139156/30#34 date=1161305556
belated answer is: Fully Washed.