Yay, I had a feeling it would be this week.
I am still available for delivery people.
Below is the email that was just sent to every members forum email address.
Cut/Pasted here for those with nasty spam blockers
Drum roll… bring out the marching girls, its time blow our own trumpet.
In case you didn’t know, CoffeeSnobs Brown just won SILVER, SILVER, GOLD in the 2007-2008 Golden Bean roasting competition and we are proud as punch. *Of course the very same award winning blends are available for purchase in the roasted “brown bean” section: http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au
Speaking of BeanBay, the next green bean sale for home roasters will be:
Wednesday the 21st November.
8pm (NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
7:30 pm (SA)
7:00 pm (QLD)
6:30 pm (NT)
6:00 pm (WA)
On offer we have 6 different green coffees, 3 teas and a decaf.
(the tea will appear in its own category on the site)
Sulawesi Lemo Toraja - $9.50/kg*
Indian Chikmagalur A - $8.50/kg*
Tanzania Arumeru Estate AA $10.00/kg*
Yemen Bani Ismail - $22.50/kg*
PNG Kinjibi Peaberry - $8.50/kg*
Ethiopian Gambella Naturals $8.00/kg*
Ceylon Orange Pekoe Organic-Koslanda Estate - $25.50/kg*
English Breakfast Blended Tea. - $22.50/kg*
Darjeeling FTGFOP Namring Estate - $29.50/kg*
Decaf Mocha Java Blend. $13.00/kg*
* Pricing includes 50c FairCrack donation.
NOTE: Please ensure that your postal address is correct before you purchase items from CoffeeSnobs. *You can check that now by logging into the site, going to BeanBay and clicking on the "User Details" tab at the top.
Also new in the BeanBay “Other Stuff” section are the valve, zip-click coffee bags. *Available in the entire Henry Ford model T colour scheme and two sizes (250g & 1kg). *These weigh around 20 grams each so I would suggest only buying them if you have spare weight/space in a satchel or are using one of the pickup points else the freight *calculator will put them in their own satchel. *
With very prompt payment by everyone we hope to have beans to all the pickup points in the first week of December so if you plan dividing a kilo of tea or freighting coffee for Christmas you should have enough time.
Enjoy your coffee (and tea!)
Yay, I had a feeling it would be this week.
I am still available for delivery people.
It should have been last week but we one of the brokers was sloooooo. (which is why I dont spill the beans early)
Available? Great, Ill post it up - thanks from the SA CSrs Lucinda!
great news, Andy...
could you spare us a description/experience/general feel of the beans you have chosen this month??
it would help me decide whether i will spend the monthly housekeeping....being a coffee-bean non-cogniscient and all of that?? :-/
Sure, but you have to wait till BeanBay for that. The only thing that slows people down is the time it takes to read the descriptions.could you spare us a description/experience/general feel of the beans you have chosen this month
We post the list of beans early for people to research the origins and get a feel for where they might fit in their blends.
Beside Lizzi, I read somewhere you dont need any beans this month
Thanks for the teas and the coffee bags, fantastic. That is if I am quick enough this time to get any tea!!!
Oh Andy, how you like to tease us so. But your right. As someone is reading the description I could be snapping up the beans. My philosophy will be. Buy Now Read later. Kind of like a lucky Dip. I like surprises.
Do you think this will be the last one for the year? Just need to know so I can stock up my supplies ;)
Is there a post that explains for newbies the best way to tackle their first auction so that they dont get left holding the bag and nothing else ;)
Do some research and decide which beans you are likely to buy.
Get in early and pick your beans in the order of preference. It is not unusual for a popular bean to be sold out in minutes.
Umm are the teas sold in 1kg lots or 500g? 1kg seems a bit too much...
Yep, last one for 2007.Originally Posted by expressman link=1195466780/0#7 date=1195470313
Most years the January BeanBay is closer to Feb too as brokers, AQIS, fright companies all get hard to find over the Christmas break. *If we can get good beans early January then we will have a BeanBay else it will be later in the month I guess.
Just like 2.5kg of coffee is a lot!Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1195466780/0#10 date=1195473918
The teas on offer can be found all around the country for 4x, 5x and even 10x the price. We only sell in 1kg lots as its the right size to pack, right size to freight.
There are other threads on this topic (nearly every time we offer tea) and the best solution is find a local CSr to share it with or divide it up and give as a gifts.
Sorry my bad...
No worries, CK.
Im sure a local CSr will PM you with an offer of half their tea stash ;)
runfast - I used to worry about what I would choose from beanbay until it finally sunk in that no matter what the choice, they are all jewels.
Personally, I love the African beans, and I suggest that if you are able, buy some of the Yemen - they carry that price for a very good reason ;)
You may find that the real difficulty is in not getting carried away and blowing the budget! ;D
ive been waiting for this moment, havent bought anything for a while! go andy!
smart thinking, 99...Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1195466780/0#4 date=1195469024
OK, teach....We post the list of beans early for people to research the origins and get a feel for where they might fit in their blends.
ouch..... :o :-[Beside Lizzi, I read somewhere you dont need any beans this month
there is a need, and a want, and a like, and a could, and a would, and a might, and a may, and ... sooo many excuses!! ;D ;D
PS: youll keep, mate... just wait until we get down to Melbourne, close enough to get to Geelong... :P
Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1195466780/15#16 date=1195518629
Methinks Andy could be on dangerous ground.....
Just take some of your clear (potent) brew :) around when you drop in Lizzie..... that will quieten him down ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
good idea, JB... might have to set a batch... ;)
Could I ask what processing method has been used on these?
After checking inventory to find a humongous stock of totally awesome beens have decided to not take an order this month and allow other csrs the opportunity............ Ray.
Thanks Ray! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Gonna try and buy something this time...everything was sold out so quickly at the last Bean Bay!
A question to those well-acquainted with beanbay...How often are BeanBay Green Sales held? Would you recommend a newbie buy a starter pack to begin with or go all out with the beanbay?
Beanbays are held approx every month with none next month due to holiday break.
I would get a starter pack to see if you are into roasting your own. The starter pack is good value.
I started off getting the starter pack and one other bean.
starter pack is good value, Sammy... and if you have run out by the time youll get to Albury, you can have a dig through my stash to help tide you over!!
Soooooooooo Lizzi, just how big is your stash? Is it as big as mine? I think I have enough to last the Qld summer right through.... Ray.
Although having said that one can never have enough supremo beens now can they, I may have to invade the following been bay..... Mwaha ha ha ha ha ha ha ....... Beens more beens I must have more beens.......
;D ;Dit is all relative, Ray... for a motorhomer it is a big stash, for a shore-based caffeicinado it may well be small: my stash fits in a 40 L plastic container which sits in the "under the bed-box storage"... i think i have about 15kg here, and some in safe keeping in melbourne, ready to be picked up soon.
itll do me ;)
Im down to 88kg Ray, what about you?
hehe...its all a bit half full, half empty isnt it...one person is down to and another person is up to ;DOriginally Posted by Thundergod link=1195466780/15#27 date=1195556392
I had an uncle who happened to be a frenchman and kept particular empty bottles of wine in his cellar along with full ones. I was about 12 when I asked him why he kept the empties. He picked up one fo the empties and caressed it, before answering along the lines that the empties allowed him to reminisce, reminding him of the occasion when the wine had been drunk and the congeniality of conversations that had taken place at the time.
I think he was a wise man.
Sorry, thats OT...or is it? :P
I missed the last two so I need to renew my stash... just in case ;D
Ive missed the last couple too... being absent and also just not bloody quick enough. ;)
Ill give it another shot tonight. hopefully ill get lucky. :)
We have a big load of beans and tea in BeanBay tonight, should be plenty of options for everyone.
That music to the ears Andy...
and thanks again for opening the beanbay for ME at 7:55..! much appreciated * ;D ;D ;)
Ta guys! Ill start with a starter pack then...After moving, then setting up corretto etc. Thanks Lizzi; I think im getting a bit ahead of myself (all these excited CSs)!!! :)
take my word for it Sammy, by January you will have gone through that starter pack!! ;)
Andy, are any of these beans dry processed, or are they all wet processed like in the last bean bay?Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1195466780/30#31 date=1195601195
Hi Bill- Natural implies dry. Also, unless Im sadly mistaken, the Yemen is also dry....Hopefully, thats a start!Originally Posted by Bill link=1195466780/30#35 date=1195611742
I agree Lizzi, thats why i was gonna buy some beans today, but thinking it through i probably wont get around to setting up a coretto until mid-January. First projects are making a tamper with my Dad over XMAS (yay!) and then PIDing Silvia and moving to the lovely Albury!. Ill start with a starter pack sometime mid January and then i guess try to make a dent in Januarys Beanbay. Thats the plan at this stage, though im a bit scared that i havent got the espresso side of things down-pat enough to change the bean variable...which means ill just have to practice my shots on the family over XMAS. hehe.
does the FTGFOP in Darjeeling FTGFOP Namring Estate really stand for far too good for ordinary people?
Sammy, you can also buy starter packs whenever you are ready, you do not have to wait until beanbay as they are usually there all the time.
Does anyone know how much weight each satchel can hold?
Andy, will you be posting a description of tonights beans beforehand to help us beginners choose?
Hi Evan,Originally Posted by Evan link=1195466780/30#41 date=1195626797
Try the Sweetmarias website- Its a great source of cupping info...
Anyone find any info on the Ethiopian Gambella - Gambela is a town through which a lot of coffee is/was exported but I cant find any reference to it being one of the growing regions?
Easiest way Bill is to simply Google the beans description and youll be supplied with heaps of info, including the various processes used and as Chris has suggested, Sweet Marias are an excellent source for info on any beans coming from similar regions, processing might be different though...Originally Posted by Bill link=1195466780/30#35 date=1195611742
Thanks Chris. Will do.Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1195466780/30#42 date=1195627262
I agree its fantastic in its comprehensive descriptions, however when looking at the Indian bean profiles on that site, 2 Chikmagalur region beans were cupped, but they were from different estates. One apparently had intense, bold qualities, whilst the other had mild attributes. Just shows you how even beans from the same region can be radically different, it seems.Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1195466780/30#42 date=1195627262
So, Im curious as to what tonights Indian Chik has to offer??? :-?
Yes, but processing is not always the same for each region though, is it? From what I found Yemen appears to be generally dry processed. As 2mcm said, the Ethiopian Naturals would be dry processed. Sulawesi Toraja seems to be wet, or semi-wet process from what Ive read???? As for the others, Id have no idea....Originally Posted by Mal link=1195466780/30#44 date=1195628680
Well Im not missing this one. I got caught up the last two Bean Bays and only managed to get some left overs, not all what I wanted so I have set the alarms all over the place this time to remind me. Mobile Phone alarm, Watch Alarm, Outlook Tasks reminder. Only 15 mins to go. Hopefully no body drowns as I might have to hold off the CPR until the Beans are ordered.
Dont be too alarmed then TGs.