The Aceh Arabica Gr1 - is that a Sumatran Mandehling? Is it washed or unwashed?
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This month the green bean offerings in BeanBay also include 2 different teas and 3 drinking chocolates (2 are a "world first, super exclusive, pre-production CS only item")
Yunnan Dayeh - Black Tea $28.50/kg
Pingshui Gunpowder Green Tea $21.50/kg
African Red Drinking Chocolate $14.50/kg
Cinnamon Spiced Drinking Chocolate $16.00/kg
Orange Spiced Drinking Chocolate $16.00/kg
Ethiopian Limmu $9.00/kg
Decaf - Mocha Java $13.00/kg
Yemen Bani Ismail $22.50/kg
Nicaragua High Grown Bold $8.50/kg
Ethiopian Harar Longberry Organic-FT $10.50/kg
Aceh Arabica Gr1 $9.50/kg
All the above will appear in BeanBay Wednesday 19th March
21:00 – TAS, VIC, NSW, ACT
20:30 – SA
20:00 – QLD
19:30 – NT
19:00 - WA
On the coffee social front we have just had AASCA Barista championships all around the country and a pile of CSrs being the stars of the show at Celebrate the Bean. We have plenty more events on the calendar too including the Victorian legs of the AASCA Barista championships with Sydney and ACT to follow in April. Im also looking forward to catching up with fellow CSrs and site sponsors at CafeBiz at Randwick on the 13th and 14th April which should be a great long weekend. Always busy, but always good!
Have a great month,
The Aceh Arabica Gr1 - is that a Sumatran Mandehling? Is it washed or unwashed?
The Aceh is the same style of bean, wet hulled, very clean and well graded with a deep translucent colour. *
All the bean descriptions will appear in BeanBay when the items do.
I love seeing Yemen on the list - always a favourite in the Grendel household
Yay!!! Yemen!!! [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif]
And some choccie as well! I am nearly all out of the KoKo deluxe and I am looking forward to trying the African one.
More temptation, what to try this month?????
More harsh comments from the war office coming up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AS a newbie here I just have to say this is better than porn... all those beans!!! ahhh all those beans....
I must buy more coffee Ive only got 18kgs. I might have to try ethiopian Limmu and aceh and chocolate of course
Darn green, that war office sure gets around!! There must be one in each city! ;D Not!Originally Posted by greenman link=1205762224/0#5 date=1205820448
Aaar chocolaaaaaaaate!! Of course Yemen would be great to try too,..but for now, Ill have to keep that on my dream list....gosh I didnt even know I had a dream list. Wouldnt want to get such a posh bean just yet anyhow,.. Id only murder it.
A quick protocol question: Do we have an agreeable limit on how much we order, so as to allow as many as possible to buy? I havent done a beanbay before and dont want to commit some terrible oops! Rob
No mate, theres no real limit as such, apart from buying in 2.5Kg lots (the smallest we do). With really highly regarded and much sought after beans like the Yemen though, it pays to get in quick because itll probably be all gone within a few minutes and I guess a bit of fellow member consideration doesnt go astray in this situation.
All the best,
Thanks Mal, sounds good! Im still in the process of trying to taste test all the different origins I can, so small quantities are best for me. Looking forward to tomorrow night!
Very funny first post Javanation, welcome to [s]the mad house[/s] CoffeeSnobs.Originally Posted by Javanation link=1205762224/0#6 date=1205826980
Which reminds me to mention...theres no real limit as such, apart from buying in 2.5Kg lots (the smallest we do).
The two teas and the three chocolates are all in 1kg bags and as Mal posted, the green beans are all in 2.5kg lots packed in cotton bags.
Definitely going for some harar this bean bay.
Also got Hazbeans order to get to as well.
Roll on bean bay.
I noticed that the bags have changed last BeanBay, *Are the new ones going to be with the ties attached as I like this better. *I usually throw the metal ties out as I dont really like them, but the material ties already attached are great.the green beans are all in 2.5kg lots packed in cotton bags.
NNNNOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I just realised I have to pick up my daughter from work at 9pm! Ill be 6k from my computer at the start of BeanBay whaaaaaaahhh ::pathetic sobbing sounds::,...and depending on how busy they were in the last half hour before close,.. they might be running late (more often than not) and its highly possible it could even be 10ish before I get back home. This is disastrous!!
Ive been waiting all this time for the drinking chocolate too :( :( :(
I just want;
1kg of African Red Drinking Chocolate, and
1kg of Orange Spiced Drinking Chocolate
Ill be spewin if its all gone when I get back!
I wonder,.. if it looks like its running out fast can someone reply to my post and maybe add them to their order?? oh I dunno that wont work.. cos everyone will want to jump in as quickly as possible and would already have ordered...aaargh.
I wonder how her boss would feel if I just ran into the cafe and dragged her out to the car screamin BeanBay! BeanBay! weve gotta run!!!!
Well if you know they will probably run a little over time, get your order in at 9pm should only take 2 minutes then go pick her up. *Ring ahead and pre warn if possible also that you will be 10 mins late in picking her up.
Trust me you dont want to miss a beanbay, I did once and was nearly put in an institution that month due to the depression I went through :( ;D
I missed one last July when I was on holidays in the Great Central Desert, I was in panic mode until next bay, I think I made it with 1.1kg left, whew it was a close one -- but something I definately could do without!!!!
I did an audit last night at have 10.2kg at the moment!!
Remy, i wont be buying for myself this time, so i can buy for you and pay for you, you pay me back and i put your address on for the shipping... easy.
Lizzi... awesome thanks so much that would be great!!!! I will PM you my address and organise how to pay you!Originally Posted by Lizzi link=1205762224/15#19 date=1205918015
Thanks too Greg for the tip off,.. I was getting ready to head out the door without checking back on the forum.
Tut tut. Confucious say... "She who leave home without checking her post, will spend next month drinking International Roast"Originally Posted by Remy link=1205762224/15#20 date=1205919613
Or something like that.
grrglearghhgrgleinternationalroastgrelarghOriginally Posted by Greg Pullman link=1205762224/15#21 date=1205919868
yeah I thought about that,.. but shes 15 and when they close up,.. they all leave and I couldnt stand the thought of her standing waiting for me around that area by herself at night *shudder*. Gotta run..........Happy BeanBaying everyone!!!!!!!!...........*whoosh*Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1205762224/15#17 date=1205917238
That was close, Home alone with the little one it she has just decided to leave a little parcel in her pants (and no its not beans but same colour.) All cleaned up and ready for action. (hopefully the buying kind this time)
Andy if I get my coffee delivered will it come after easter? Because I get it delivered to where I work.
Marty, I guess it will arrive after easter, even if it went out tomorrow, it still wouldnt get there until Tuesday
Darn kids have blown the ADSL2+ limit and Im on 56k, hope its quick enough for beanbay!!!!!!!!!!1
Nicely done Andy - done and paid for! :)
Done and paid for. I missed the Bali Gunung, had other priorities. Thanks Andy.
Andy- I need the tea! What happened to the tea?
COuld you add a kilo to my order please- if you have it. And Ill wait before paying full price..
If thats okay.
Wow that went quick! Enough Yemen for the day and enough Decaf for night, plus a bit of orange choc to top it all off! But 8:30 is a BAD time for the modem to drop out - yes no yes no do I restart it or wait in case it fixes itself? Must have been the slowest Ive felt CS running too!
Not bad - 45kg of Decaf and 110kg of Yemen sold in about 8 minutes! :o
Done and dusted - thanks again Andy!
What happened? At precisely 9.00pm the screen froze for a full minute. When it returned, there were 7 kg of Bali left! Quite unprecedented here.
Anyone else had problems?
Andy, I think Bean Bays are great and run smoothly...But Im not sure about the surprise additions.
Making instant decisions under pressure of time before the "sold out" sign goes up... with no time for prior research....
Any reason why the full list is not mailed out?
Yet another magnificently magnificent BeanBay offering. In-Out-Paid in seven minutes and that included some searching about for the ones I wanted. I even made a list this time so I wouldnt "go nuts" but was a bit thrown to see so many items pop up. A quick scan to see if there was anything I particularly wanted, but Im a little proud (of myself) that I stuck firm to my list.
Happy Easter CSers... :)
All done, picked up some Limmu and Harar, some gunpowder tea and finally remembered my faircrack donation I was supposed to make when getting the cups from Dennis ::)
I noticed it was a bit slower today, maybe because larger range?
Still pretty smooth thanks Andy.
Andy, as posted before, i have bought Remys chocolate for her... but i have no idea where she lives, so you may have to change the delivery location... i just picked one :-[
All done I think I was the first 1 to put the african red drinking chocolate in basket?Also got some Ethiopian Limmu,Aceh Arabica and Mountain Top Estate Boomerang Peaberry.There was a few suprises this beanbay
Good onya Grey! :)Originally Posted by Grey link=1205762224/30#35 date=1205921498
good question Robusta, though my choice takings were pre-defined, regardless of surprise offerings - based on the stock of greens stored in my shed, & what I reckoned I needed to further my blending tests ...Originally Posted by robusto link=1205762224/30#33 date=1205921428
[b]Any reason why the full list is not mailed out[/b]
marketing nous mate ... ::)
happy with me stash - Tony
>:( "@#$%" :( .....Ive been waiting for sooooo long for the African Drinking chocolate and its SOLD OUT.
Please tell me there is more next month....PPLLEEAASSSEEEEE
Wow! Survived my first beanbay! man, that woz exciting! Kenya A and the Robusta to blend with my leftovers maybe? :-) Thanks Andy, all paid for. Now I wait for a 10kg parcel...
Wow, some of those sure sold fast!
Order placed, payment made by direct deposit.
Pity the straight chololate sold so fast... But the Orange will be interesting! I like jaffas.
I planned to get Aceh, Nicaraguan and Harar but when I saw Bali Agung I had to have some as well, Im going to be in deep manure with the war office!!!!
Originally Posted by robusto link=1205762224/30#33 date=1205921428
yep. had the same start-up problems...
Yeah, Robusto. A bit of freezing, a few glitches for the first 30 secs or so. Then smooth sailing after that.Originally Posted by robusto link=1205762224/30#33 date=1205921428
Possibly something to do with the size of this months offering?
I dont generally get on well with computers, but have an agreement with mine come Bean Bay time - DONT YOU DARE STUFF UP MY BEAN BAY!!! >:(
And it didnt (after a bit of a stutter). :) There there, computer... good computer.
Thanks, Andy. Great selection and organisation, once again.
Wow a couple of surprises there!! XD
Got my Yemen!! [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif] some African drinking chocolate (that sure went quick!) and some Kenya A, which I really enjoyed from CTB (thanks Andy!)
Awesome Beanbay Andy! It went really smoothly. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Great fun! Loved the adrenalin with all those extra choices. Ordered up on the triple chocolate, a double Ethiopian and some decaf.
And some advice for things that sell out... Keep an eye out in case anybody removes items from their basket. I noticed the African Red sold out fairly quickly, but then went back up to 1kg for a while, leaving an open opportunity for the astute bargain hunter.
Phew! My first beanbay for a while and I almost forgot. I only wanted some African Chocolate but by then time I remembered it was all gone. But am happy with the Orange chocolate.
Some Harar also sneaked its way into my basket. My other half who is winging his way home tonight is in for a surprise (given I said I wasnt getting it!).
What an interesting selection tonight.
Yeah when I refreshed the screen just before 9 my time a lot of stuff had vanished whereas before my refresh the bay was still empty.
No dramas though cause I got the chocolates I was after.