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    BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

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    Next, beans...
    BeanBay Green - 18th July 12 noon.

    Did you just loose some time?
    No, the previous BeanBay was a little late and this one is a little early so they seem to have nearly run back to back. With any luck we can get close to a regular schedule of mid-month BeanBay-Green offerings with a target delivery of the start of the following month. As always this is totally dependent on factors (couriers and bean brokers) beyond our control but we will try and keep close to that schedule if we can.

    IMPORTANT: Before BeanBay please login and make sure your shipping address and contact details are correct, changing it later can cause logistic headaches and freight delays.

    This month we have a repeat of the highly requested PNG Kinjibi Peaberry and the SWP Decaf Mocha Java. Because those two sold so fast we called the broker and grabbed some more straight away.

    We also have a whole swag of really interesting coffee. A great Panama estate, the best of Puerto Rico, a Fairtrade Organic PNG, the highest graded Mandheling and Kenya a surprising grade 1 Vietnamese Robusta and coffee from our new neighbours, Timor Leste.

    If you cannot find something appealing in 9 different coffees we have also got some of the highest rated drinking chocolate on offer too. After many requests, Grounded Pleasures are going to supply CoffeeSnobs with African Red Drinking Chocolate in satchels that can be freighted with your bean order.


    So here is the list for the next BeanBay.
    Wednesday 18th July, 12 noon AEST.


    Decaf - Mocha Java $13/kg
    PNG Kinjibi Peaberry $9/kg

    Puerto Rico Yauco Selecto (1 kg lots) $49.50/kg
    Panama Gran Del Val Bajo Mono Canyon Estate RFA $9.50/kg
    PNG Fairtrade Organic A Grade $9/kg
    Timor Leste Arabica Grade 1 $8.50/kg
    Kenya AA $9.50/kg
    Vietnam Robusta Grade 1 $6.50/kg
    Sumatra Mandheling Grade 1 $9/kg

    African Red Drinking Chocolate 1kg satchels @ $14/kg

    Ill setup the threads shortly to discuss your bulk shipping pickup points. If you plan on using one of these points for cheaper freight and a fun CS get together please post in the appropriate thread so everyone knows what the plans are.

    The other thing to note is that Im going away next week (for a week) so any late payments or unusual variations will mean that your order will not ship for two weeks and if it misses the interstate shipment then it will have to freight Express Post (at your added expense). Please pay Wednesday to avoid the headaches all round.

    Last bit of housework in this very long email is the News and Event section at the top of the forum will shortly be changed so that only the site moderators can post a new thread in it (all the CS members can still reply in these threads though). So if you have a news item of an event feel free to let a moderator (or admin) know about it so a new thread can be created.

    I hope to bump into plenty of members in Sydney this Sunday, should be another great coffee day in the shadow of the big coat hanger.

    Enjoy your coffee CSrs!


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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    No chocolate beans this poll Andy?



    I dont want much do I ;D

    Good golly gosh, just picked up my beans from last BeanBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucinda link=1184600996/0#1 date=1184627365
    No chocolate beans this poll Andy?
    We do hope to get a good supply cocao (cocoa) beans in the future. If you need some before then you could always try http://www.tava.com.au/catalog/ (run by a CoffeeSnob too!)


    Good golly gosh, just picked up my beans from last BeanBay
    Even worse from this end, it seems we have been shoveln beans and fightn couriers non-stop.

    ;)


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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    will the chocolate be in 1kg lots?
    what sort of life expectency does it have? the better half would love some but dont want to get more than we can use :)

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    African Red Drinking Chocolate 1kg satchels @ $14/kg

    Life expectency in our house with 3 kids is about 12 minutes / kg.
    ;)

    (sorry, I dont know the useby yet but it is very FRESH and I expect 12 months or more if kept air tight and dry)


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    Hi Andy,
    Thanks for including the Robusta this time around.
    Ive just tried the beans you sent to us here in Brissy.
    Loved the blend you recommended.I pulled a double shot into an espresso glass
    and a larger one to try with milk.After tasting these with the robusta I was
    hoping some would come up soon so I can experiment further.
    My prayers have been answered....now if only lotto would play the game.. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    No wonder we were bouncing off the walls ken, we were drinking robusta (2 times the caffeine) without knowing it :P

    What a beaut selection there is this time. Nice one Andy ;)


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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    What sort of differences are we looking at with the two types of PNG beans?

    PNG Kinjibi Peaberry $9/kg

    PNG Fairtrade Organic A Grade $9/kg

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Yes Richy more goodies to try.
    Each month I think nope not this time I have enough.
    Then that evil man..you know who you are.. ;) *throws in
    some beans I havent tried so what can I do.I resist for 30 or 40 seconds
    and then grab some more and commandeer more space for trhe growing stash.
    Roll on the 18th I say.

    Cheers,
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    Both are great. Get them both :P

    The PB is beautiful; a wonderful SO.

    A grade is quite fruity and good with something like a Mandheling or Toraja. Also very nice as a SO.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Thanks Andy!!

    Following up on your suggestion Im glad to share my story as it relates to one of this months GB coffees-the Yauco Selecto.

    I was raised in the coffee region of Puerto Rico, with my house a stone throw away from the coffee hills of Yauco.

    Yauco Selecto is a fantastic blast from the past. I hope Csers embrace this truly unique, and very low production coffee. Its palate, and its aroma is something to write home about.

    I just wish Yauco Selecto wasnt soo expensive. But back in Puerto Rico, once we heard that it became a hit in Japan, we were expecting the prices to sky-rocket. And they did, to the point that it is barely sold in Puerto Rico. The local market was not able to live with the price (If I remember correctly, a YS Brown would be something like $95.00 US a kilo in Puerto Rico, while other regional jewels were at the $25 mark or so.).

    For me, the only way to get some YS was to drive to my friends "torrefaccion" -- collecting/roasting facility in Yauco, and get maybe half a kilo (a pound) if he had any left that he could sell me. But it was worth the extra effort.

    Great job to get some for CS, and I hope you all like it. It was particularly unique to drink it in the espresso sized enameled tin cups we used to use in the fields. But does as well with an italian espresso cup.

    See you all in Sydney this weekend. Look for the pat in the shoulder Andy, I plan to look you up.

    Ramon

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    Kenya kenya my kingdom for a kenya....... AA that is..... woo hoo... Andy youre the man.. The chocky sounds good too......... looks like Ill have to come home for lunch.... By the way, whats with that; you know the middle of the day thing?

    With much excitement and anticipation......... Ray.

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    looking forward to the drinking chocolate or more so my caffine intolerant better half (maybe some decafe this time).

    Im glad this ones during the day got home from work an hour and a half after the last one. Good to mix it up abit.

    Andrew

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    Yes Andrew (and Ray) thats why we try and move the days and times around a bit. Some can only do it through the day, some only at night.

    We will always try and make it no earlier than noon to make it "doable" for the WA CSrs.

    Ramon, I think its very cool that you can relate to the origin of the Yauco, it would be a great live amongst one of the worlds great coffees but very annoying to see it all go somewhere else!


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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    You got that right, Andy!! ;D

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Nice to see such a good range on offer too!

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    I was really hoping that this months would be a repeat of stuff I already have. :( It alls sounds noice and stuff Id love to try. im sitting this bean bay out. I have nearly 30kg to chew through before I get more coffee. I will be sleeping on the couch if I buy more. :(

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    I am limiting myself this month to one selection. The peaberry is outstanding but I just got some so may try for something different this time.

    Variety is the spice of life they say.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Some people deliberately cellar their coffee to change the flavour profile dont they? Takes aways acidity and gives more body I read somewhere. Also brings out "funky" flavours according to Sweet Marias.

    Got too much coffee? "Cellar it" :P Nice excuse anyway ;D

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    I got a decent amount last Beanbay............

    But I just cant help myself, too much on offer and so many to try.

    Count me in.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    I have to limit myself as I need some new jewellery making tools and supplies that are a bit ouchy on the hip pocket.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Already 70 members on line...If you didnt know better, youd think that something was going on? ;)

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    I got over 50kg and climbing. Its always a little bit of this, and that. I dont have a huge amount of any one SO, never more than 5kg. So I have a huge variety of beans to choose from.

    Ill be getting some Timor and the lovely African Red.

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    2 minutes to go.............. yeeeeeeer haaaaaaaaaaaaaa bring it on.... excitement city.... Ray.

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    All done - just got some Kenya AA today. Looking forward to it.

    And I got the right delivery details this time too ;D

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    Wow - Bean bay is holding up superbly!

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Added some Mandheling for good measure.

    Nice and fast, beanbay has eclipsed all expectations.

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    A breeze....all done......system is working well Andy and crew.....

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    done and ;Dpaid for. Thanks Andy
    RH

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Got mine.
    Did it over 2 orders (sorry Andy).
    Had finalised the first one when I realised I wanted to try the robusta as well.

    All done, very smooth.

    Beats working!

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    Thanks Andy!!
    Payment Inbound!

    Ali :-*

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    wow is all lasting better today.

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    Some PNG, Panama and Drinking Chocolate. Should top up the stocks and provide some depth to the range of beans I am collecting.

    Thanks Andy.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Got some Kenya AA, some Mandheling and some of the Choc.

    Thanks Andy.


    The PNG Peaberry has gone again. Just lucky I grabbed some last time.

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    Thanks Andy, twas a breeze!

    Interesting to see what the Vietnamese is like.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Done

    Picked up some

    PNG PB
    Kenya AA
    Sumatra
    & Chocolate

    The PNG PB went fast again, then I notice 2.5kg came back on then sold out then 2.5kg back on.

    So if you see something has sold out dont dispare, keep trying for a little bit as it might reappear from someones mistake.

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    As usual Andy it all rocks.......... Ray.

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    First beanbay for me,
    what a great system, thanks Andy.
    Cash on the way.
    James
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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1184600996/30#35 date=1184724571
    Done


    The PNG PB went fast again, then I notice 2.5kg came back on then sold out then 2.5kg back on.

    So if you see something has sold out dont dispare, keep trying for a little bit as it might reappear from someones mistake.
    Ha! that was the 2.5 kg that I put back in mate!

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    Another painless beanbay. Im one of the ones who contributed to the PNG kinjibi peaberries disappearing within 5 minutes! The others I bought are still holding up though. (lucky I happened to be home today)

    Well done Andy and crew.

    -Robusto

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    Yaaay. Got my order in for Manheling so Im happy now. Great selection of coffee, Andy

    Barb

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Thanks Andy,
    Quick and painless as ever.
    Payment sent and now the long wait..well *not really only 10 days.

    Cheers,
    Ken.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    I was thinking of getting more PNG Peaberry, but not being the greedy type, thought I would be happy with what i have already got and leaving it to others. Thought I would try the Kenya thanks to Hazbean for recommending it.

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    Heh, I still got some of the 2006 crop of PNG PB. Top bean.

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    My first Beanbay too - so cool to see the live readouts going down every time you refresh the page..
    I think I got in just in time for the Kinjibi Peaberry :P

    Just wondering when the orders will be sent via courier? (Couldnt make it on Saturday)

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    Quick and easy. Thanks Andy... looking forward to the beans and the Choc as well.

    Andrew

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1184600996/30#38 date=1184724718
    Ha! that was the 2.5 kg that I put back in mate!
    why would you put something like that back into circulation?

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Yeah, that PNG peaberry is awesome, youl be thankful u got it. Soooooo fruity and sweet, but not too acidic ::)

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    Wonderful! *...and things arent selling out quite so quick this time, which should please a few people ;)

    Thanks for organising such a great service Andy (and others involved)! *There are those of us who may not post much here, but we certainly read (and learn) - and the fact that we can get some green beans to experiment with make it just a little bit more special :)

    With each batch I roast I am becoming more confident, and learn a bit each time.

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    Re: BeanBay Green - 18th July, 12 noon AEST.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1184600996/45#46 date=1184725306
    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1184600996/30#38 date=1184724718
    Ha! that was the 2.5 kg that I put back in mate!
    why would you put something like that back into circulation?
    SHort Budget month!



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