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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    COOOOOOOOOOOOL!

    Now I have to order something in the June beanbay to get my card!


    Should we name each of the CS colours something as equally ambiguous?

    Like random verbs?

    I roasted it to buzz this time, but it also goes well as tip.
    Dont go beyond scoot though!

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    Hey Andy,

    Great idea.

    [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    That roasting scale is sooooooo much better than trying to look at a scale on a computer screen - even if the gamma is set correctly there is often too much colour shift for an accurate indication (and its a PITA to bury your screen in the cooled roast beans as well)..... ::)

    At last we will have a reliable method of describing our roast levels.

    Cant wait.

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    Great idea! Only thing Id add to it would be [s]my website URL[/s] a number or something for each roast colour to avoid the my roast colour is about half way between the fifth from the right and the fourth from the left posts! Maybe a list of common alternate definitions for those numbers on the other side, e.g. colour 5: Also known as full city or medium to dark roast.

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    Love it - cant wait for mine! At last I can actually be a "card-carrying coffee snob"

    Always wanted to be a "card carrying" something but never had the guts to join the communist party.

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    Thats awesome.

    At the risk of looking a gift horse in the mouth, Ill follow Gregs suit and say that the only thing that Id add would be to have photographed the ground coffee for comparison. Seems to lead to more consistent results; I think thats what they do for the Agtron system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1179756431/0#0 date=1179756429
    small village ++
    that made me spray my keyboard ;D ;D ;D

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    yea I have to admit the Sweet Marias system is confusing. Is it more widely used then that? It means nothing unless you learn it all off by heart. something that is more descriptive rather then coffee morse code would make the learning curve a bit more gentle.

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    I like that. Nice card. Youve twisted my arm to get some more beans. I will just have to buy the minmum this month.

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    Dont feel that you have to buy beans (ever). *

    It was never meant to be a marketing trick or a sales tactic, just something cool for roasters to use when talking about colour. *It will be available on future BeanBays too not just this one so dont panic if you dont buy beans this month.

    The card has 12 panels from green to brown. *The early prototypes had numbers on them, the following ones had just "1" on the left and "12" on the right.... the final had none because we thought most people can count to a dozen using all their fingers and ears (Is Chopper Read a CoffeeSnob?) ;)

    Comparison to "full city"? *AAARRRGGGHHHH *That is just what we are avoiding and is pointless because no one really knows what a "full city crack house roast" is. *Using this card anyone can stick it in their beans and determine that their last roast looks like a CS-8 and other CS roasters will know how that compares to their own roast.

    While never claiming that the colours on this card match anything else on the planet the good thing about the card is that it is consistent. *The cards were all produced at the same time on a 3 colour (5 panel) plastic card printer. *The actual beans are all the same roast batch with beans pulled all through the roast. *The photo was taken with all the beans together to avoid different light throws etc. *All in all itís a pretty slick thing and should be great for colour and roast depth discussions.

    ...or just showing it to others when explaining "they go from green to brown when I roast them"

    :)

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    Full City Crack House Roast?

    Im sure that would increase the bitterness and I think the pour might be a lot faster than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1179756431/0#10 date=1179800946
    Full City Crack House Roast?

    Im sure that would increase the bitterness and I think the pour might be a lot faster than usual.
    you dont drink that one. da you grind for turkish and sniff.

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    giggled like a schoolgirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1179756431/0#9 date=1179800535
    The card has 12 panels from green to brown. *The early prototypes had numbers on them, the following ones had just "1" on the left and "12" on the right.... the final had none because we thought most people can count to a dozen using all their fingers and ears (Is Chopper Read a CoffeeSnob?) ;)

    counting to 12 = NO PROBLEM

    (I can count as high as 21 when I am NAKED * :D )

    great idea though

    looking forward to getting mine with this months BeanBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1179756431/0#9 date=1179800535
    The early prototypes had numbers on them, the following ones had just "1" on the left and "12" on the right.... the final had none because we thought most people can count to a dozen using all their fingers and ears (Is Chopper Read a CoffeeSnob?) ;)
    Sounds like its too late to change it now then... can I ask the reasoning for dropping the numbers? Given the purpose of the cards is to provide consistency, surely a consistent way of referring to each panel is a good idea? :-?

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    Aww Cmon Andy, you know I was just looking for an excuse to buy some more beans ;D

    Its all with OGs blessing and he had already factored it into the budget.

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    well 1 is green and 12 is black ;D. i think it looks much nicer just plain like that i think numbers might of affected the general look of the card

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    yep!
    (and we have 50 odd prototypes that prove that!)

    Think of the numbering system as our little CS secret.

    ;)

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    just a thought -

    is there anything on the back of the card (such as a membership number or something similar)

    or does that fall into the P.I.T.A category ?

    can you imagine the added rush on beanbay to get a single digit membership number ?

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    Would be awesome to get our real names with CS name, address, phone etc printed on it so it can also act as a personal card and be really special:) Maybe to much work with over 2000members

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    It was never meant to be a marketing trick or a sales tactic,

    Works for me Andy....... I am buying beans anyway, I hope, if I make the bean bay in time.

    "full city crack house roast" I would also stay away from that one, sounds sus to me...... Hanging out for some Kenya AA, "seriously"... Ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1179756431/0#9 date=1179800535
    ...no one really knows what a "full city crack house roast" is...
    I know what it is! Its whats left behind after the local crack house burns down!! ;D


    Java "Cracking up" phile

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    ...no one really knows what a "full city CRACK roast" is...


    I thought it was a sold out, self mocking, metropolitan plumbers convention!

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    The card is a great idea, Andy. Love it, and cant wait to get my hands on one!

    Barb

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    Yeah the secret is out, I had known of the cards Idea for a few weeks now. Great idea Andy, well especially because I thought of it as well it must be a great idea.

    Ill be flashing mine around (card that is) to see what disocunts and special treatment I can get. Like the secret society hand shake.

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    Andy,
    I havent used the bean bay yet I am still on the old system ( with old coffee) is there anything new with payment etc I need to be prepared for , i dont want to miss out yet again :(

    Dr L

    PS I am working on a new project for a Mr Alan Parsons but cant think of a good name for it ?

    Ideas anyone???

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    Hey, I like this Andy.
    It will go nicely with my ANZ coffeebean card!
    That one has opened up a few conversations let me tell you!
    RH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Latte link=1179756431/15#25 date=1179908095
    Andy,
    I havent used the bean bay yet I am still on the old system ( with old coffee) is there anything new with payment etc I need to be prepared for , i dont want to miss out yet again *:(
    Should be no real tricks. If you can log into CS (and you have!) then you should go straight into BeanBay when it goes live at 12:00

    Payment is "normal" with bank transfer option and PayPal option for those that prefer it (PayPal also process credit cards so we dont have to!)

    It should all be very clear in the BeanBay checkout.

    It will go nicely with my ANZ coffeebean card!
    That one has opened up a few conversations let me tell you!
    I bet it has! I guess you now barter beans at all the places that you used the credit card at previously?

    ;)

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    priceless.
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    Andy, when we come to pickup the beans at Lucas, can we get the cards then?.

    It will be great catching up with everyone again! I am going to try and get hubby to come along this time.

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    Yeah sure. The cards will freight with everyones orders including the pickup points around the country.


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    Hi all,

    Just wondering if say someone ordered some beans today and didnt order the card as well would it automaticlly be sent or would that person have to wait till next time *;). Exellent idea too for those of us who are still new to this.

    Thanks
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    Or as in my case - ordered just the card?

    And BTW - I think the card design is fantastic!

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    or you couldve been a goose like me ordered greens and forgot to order card, made another order for card, then felt bad about that so came back an orderd some brown..... too damn addictive.
    Im on too many flu tablets thats my excuse!
    Plus Silvia hasnt seen me for two days now, think shes calling her lawyer :(((

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    I was going to order the card and some more beans but I value my live too much.

    Andrew

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    giggled like a schoolgirl - i think we need therapy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1179756431/15#24 date=1179900704
    Yeah the secret is out, *I had known of the cards Idea for a few weeks now. *Great idea Andy, well especially because I thought of it as well it must be a great idea.

    Ill be flashing mine around (card that is) to see what disocunts and special treatment I can get. *Like the secret society hand shake.
    Isnt the CS secret handshake doing a mime of locking in the PF?
    Air-locking? They have air-guitar why not air-locking-pf?

    Ok I need more meds and serious caffiene withdrawals cos Im on tea atm. :(
    this flu is seroiusly affecting my coffee consumption.
    Nice work on the cards too!

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    Sullo - you need several double brandies and a few shots of coffee.

    this wont cure your cold/flu..but if you have enough of it, you wont care!

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    I tried to get started a CS salute, to show off the burnt forearms a lot of us have, but couldnt get it to take off.

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    giggled like a schoolgirl, thanks Dennis, I was thinking of that actually but all 3 packs all say do not consume alcohol with this preparation!
    I spose theres the when I can taste again etc I will have beans to use as Ive used up starter pack and have no usuable beans as roasted ones are resting the layabouts :P
    Looking forward to my first bean bay and being a card carrying CSer

    *sits here looking at the liquor cabinet contemplating*

    Steve "hack cough sneeze" Sullos
    (just doesnt have the same ring as java-*something here*-phile does it?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1179756431/30#38 date=1180016783
    I tried to get started a CS salute, to show off the burnt forearms a lot of us have, but couldnt get it to take off.
    21 PF Salute perhaps?

    sorry going OT again :D

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    All members will be able to get one of these shipped with their next order
    This month cards will be freighted with any order.

    In future they wont be sent with a starter pack.
    The reason is that the cards and the starter pack originate from 2 different locations and it will be a bugger to get them both in-sync.

    If you ordered beans this BeanBay and forgot to order a card go ahead and add it to a new order... it will ship with your beans.

    The cards will be available next month too so in the words of the late Douglas Adams... 42
    Errr.. I mean... Dont Panic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Latte link=1179756431/15#25 date=1179908095

    Dr L

    PS I am working on a new project for a Mr Alan Parsons but cant think of a good name for it ?

    Ideas anyone???

    How about The Alan Parsons Project, or perhaps eye in the sky, or Games People Play perhaps I am showing my age.....

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    > PS I am working on a new project for a Mr Alan Parsons but cant think of a good name for it ?

    The Turn of a Friendly CS Card :-)

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo link=1179756431/30#36 date=1180015706

    Isnt the CS secret handshake doing a mime of locking in the PF?
    Air-locking? They have air-guitar why not air-locking-pf?
    I thought it might have been the tamp/tap/tamp/polish routine. The different Tamp routines puts each member into the heirachy. Just one tamp for new members and the more elborate tamp routines for the more senior members.

    ;D ;D ;D

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    Maybe the airlocking could be a quick "oh I see your a cs too" quickie wave, and the tamp routine for picking up beans, cs meets etc
    hrmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1179756431/30#44 date=1180225414 /quote
    I thought it might have been the tamp/tap/tamp/polish routine. The different Tamp routines puts each member into the heirachy. Just one tamp for new members and the more elborate tamp routines for the more senior members.

    ;D ;D ;D
    Well sort of..... except I think you got it the wrong way round.....

    The more senior (in years at least) use just one tamp - and no fiddling with the puck pre tamp ;)

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    Just got my card, thanks Andy its a great idea the best one since - the redesigned bean bay or maybe it was "fair crack" or was it Coffee Snobs Brown :)
    I dunno theyre all great ideas, do you ever get any sleep?

    Anyway my last 3 roasts were
    Honduras Marcala at 10.5
    Mexico Veracruz at 9
    Sumatran Mandheling at 11

    Now if I can just get that PID Corretto with auto crack sensing going Ill be set.

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    WooHoo... the first of the posted CS scales!

    Sleep? Not much I must admit, being awake and doing "stuff" is too much fun.
    ;)

    Great to see the card working so soon.


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    just did my first ever roast used the guatemalan heuheutenango. Id say it came out at about a 10, but really there are probably a fair few 9s, 11s, 12s, probably some 8s and Id say i wouldnt be too hard stretched to find a 7 in there. Cant wait to try it now, really tempted to just try one straight away (roasted it about 10 minutes ago), might leave it till after dinner!
    Cards great though one less thing for me to try to learn, I knew the numbers 1 through 12 a fair while ago.



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