Wahoo! cant hardly wait! *:)
BeanBay Monthly Sale
TUESDAY 7th April 2009
21:00 QLD, ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
20:30 SA, NT
In BeanBay starting at the above times we will have the following green beans:
Peru Ceja de Selva Estate - Organic certified at origin by Naturland this high grown coffee comes from an estate at the base of the Andes and is the best Peruvian organic I have ever tried. *The bean grading has some variation and like all true organic coffee there are some brokens and minor insect damage beans which add to the authenticity. *In the cup this washed (but not polished) coffee produces *great body with a long mid-palate profile. *Great as a single origin espresso or as a base to a more exotic blend. $10.50/kg*
Colombian Volcan Galeras Supremo - this excellent Colombian coffee makes a return and the new crop is pretty much the same as the previous crop but with a slightly smaller average bean size. *Excellent processing and really easy to roast it has great body and retains the dark caramel sweetness at a CS9 roast depth. *Great single origin and the perfect Colombian blend base. $9.50/kg*
PNG Gouno Highlands - Sourced direct from the local farmers 80km south of Goroka the Gouno Highland coffee is grown at 2200 meters above sea level. *While not officially certified organic it is grown 100% naturally without the use of pesticides or herbicides and is only fertilised using natural forest floor mulch. *Purchased without a chain of middlemen means that an additional 20% goes directly back into local projects making this very fairly traded coffee. *Semi washed and very well processed it produces a bright, sharp espresso that really cuts through milk and will become a CS favourite for sure. $10.50/kg*
Brazil Cafezinho Bourbon is a sun dried, natural dry processed bean and as expected it produced a lot of chaff when roasting. *As espresso at a CS9 roast depth it is good bodied with an initial sweetness that then morphs as it rolls across the palate with just a touch of acidity to end up as very well rounded bean. *Good as a single origin Brazil (if you like S.O. Brazils) but for me it would shine as a major Brazil base that you would add something wild and funky to.$8.50/kg*
All green beans are packed into 2.5kg lots in CoffeeSnobs natural cotton bags. *These are perfect for storing your beans in a cool dark place for years.
* pricing includes $0.50/kg FairCrack donation.
QLD - Veneziano - West End
NSW - Real Coffee Newcastle
NSW - "cksyd" - Kellyville
NSW - CafeBiz - Royal Randwick Racecourse (free freight)
NSW - Cuppacoffee - Sylvania
NSW - Coffee Parts Pagewood
ACT - "Cruiserman" Calwell
VIC - Veneziano - Abbotsford
TAS - "Alistair1" - Launceston
TAS - "rayzurhed" Burnie
TAS - "ParaM" Hobart
SA - The Coffee Barun - Sefton Park
WA - "Caffeinefreak" Wembley
As always, orders can be shipped using Australia Post express satchels which is always the quickest method of getting your order.
Roasted beans and other BeanBay items can be shipped to the pickup points too. *Roasted orders will be roasted as close to the shipping day as we can to ensure you still get fresh roasted beans.
We do ask that anything bought in BeanBay is paid for the same day so it wont hold-up other CSrs orders. *Any pickup point order that isnt paid for when we freight the interstate beans will not ship and you will either incur higher transport costs or the order will be cancelled without notice.
(beans should be at all the pickup points about the 1st of May)
The delivery date is a best guess as we are often at the whim of couriers around the country. *Generally when the beans arrive at the pickup point someone will post in this thread to let you know the pickup details, times etc.
Sydney Free Freight for orders picked up at our CafeBiz stand on the 3rd or 4th May
Wahoo! cant hardly wait! *:)
No decaf this month Andy?
Hi there, as a newcomer to this, can someone please tell me how the shipping works ? I am in Sydney, near CuppaCofee.
Is it cheaper to pick beans up from there ? Or to get them posted out ?
Hi Andrew,Originally Posted by 7C73796F786A71786B7871711D0 link=1239023412/3#3 date=1239054267
Once you have purchased your beans, you will be presented with a number of shipping options. Least expensive is to collect your beans from your local pick up point.
Im not sure what specifically happens in Sydney, but in Melbourne, CSers drive from the other side of town for the opportunity to have a great shot or two, catch up with the grand poobah and chat with like-minded caffeine addicts ;)
Grand Poobah?? You mean Andy or Den? *;)
Maybe we can get Andy to wear a Grand Poobah hat just to distinguish himself - not that he doesnt already have a distinguishing feature, but I just think he should wear the hat!
Its a South American Bonanza! Looks good to me. Peru. PeruPeruPeru. Thats all I can say.
Any tips on pronouncing Ceja (de Selva), Andy (or anyone)? Well need a bean-origin pronounciation wiki, soon.
Looking forward to it.
Unfortunately will be traveling for the next 2 weeks (bugger). Have a great Bean Bay
Its a bit like a Trekkie (Star Trek) convention but without the skin tight uniforms and Spock lookalikes with pointed ears. But the look on the faces are the same, eager to the point of drooling and lingospeak (eg. first crack, slow ramp up, corretto etc) not easily understood by the common layperson.Originally Posted by 0E51495F545F535A5A5959515D523C0 link=1239023412/4#4 date=1239055092
On the topic of pronouncing - the Peru Ceja de Selva :
Ce - the first syllable sounds like "SE" in second
ja * * * * *the second syllable sounds like "HA" in hard
De - is like the "DE" in death (I couldnt think of another sound like it for now)
Sel - first syllable sounds like "Sell" (with a shorter L sound)
va - second syllable sounds like the "Va" in vast
The whole name translated to english literally means "Eyebrow of the Jungle" - it sounds really weird in english!!
I hope this helps people to say these coffee names!
ps - It helps to speak spanish as a first language
Yes, there is some decaf but not much. Any bean that we offer in small quantity is not included in the list to stop "I missed out" emails later.Originally Posted by 5D5A53533F0 link=1239023412/2#2 date=1239046783
from:Originally Posted by 5E515B4D5A48535A495A53533F0 link=1239023412/3#3 date=1239054267
Australia Post Express satchel 3kg = $10 ($3.33/kg)
Australia Post Express satchel 5kg = $15 ($3/kg)
Pickup points - Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney x3, Canberra, Launceston, Burnie, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth = $1/kg
Pickup points - Melbourne (free because I drive em there!)
Because Im driving the van to CafeBiz the NSW- Randwick pickup will also be free.
Thanks Flynn, but I think Ill leave the Fez to CSr Habit, he got in first...Originally Posted by 59534651515E4A4C3F0 link=1239023412/5#5 date=1239060941
Yeah, I guess the Melbourne ones are a little like that NewToEspresso but we all enjoy it and if there are enough of us then we become the "normal" ones.Originally Posted by 715A486B507A4C4F4D5A4C4C503F0 link=1239023412/8#8 date=1239065067
Excellent help thanks!Originally Posted by 5E4F5A60545651583F0 link=1239023412/9#9 date=1239065826
I struggle with a lot of these, might have to draw your linguistic skill in the future too.
No problems Andy, glad to give a little back to the forum :)
I can gladly help out in the linguistic department.
Not picking on Apekings translation but in doing a little pre bean bay reading and got "brow or edge of the jungle" as the translation which makes a litle more sense maybe.
Anyway couldnt find any more info on the bean apart from that so I will just have to buy some and try it ;)
Beanflying - I think that makes more sense "brow or edge" when translated. However, literally and more commonly it means eyebrow.
You will always get differing meanings of words translated from one language to another.
Thats the fun and challenge about languages!
Thats why we all love reading Chinglish or Gerlish translations ;D
Did anyone get the toolbar "BeanBay Alert"?
I sent two of them and I didnt see it in my browser.
yeah got it
and the pop up
nopeOriginally Posted by 1639332E570 link=1239023412/16#16 date=1239084086
using firefox on pc and mac - did not get on either.
Luckily I get on email :)
Not this month.Originally Posted by 49666C71080 link=1239023412/16#16 date=1239084086
just checked and last 2 months are still thereOriginally Posted by 0A362B303A3B2C39313A5E0 link=1239023412/19#19 date=1239086437
Just installed the CS toolbar on IE7 and yes, the April 7 alert *is there (with pop-up), but not in Firefox.
No, I didnt get the toolbar alert, but I did get the popup box and an email. Thank you 8-)Originally Posted by 4A656F720B0 link=1239023412/16#16 date=1239084086
Ive got class tonight so wont be home till about 10... hopefully theyll still be some Colombian & PNG left for me ;)
Good beanbaying friends - Carrie
Got the first one last night and another this afternoon and the email just to make sure ;)
Also I have the toolbar on XP for the laptop and XP Pro at home both worked fine.
I received toolbar on Explorer, running XP
GRRRR I think thats the gotcha... the last Firefox update must have broken the RSS update of the alert.Originally Posted by 272D382F2F203432410 link=1239023412/21#21 date=1239087733
Sorry to the IE users that got two messages... it was only because I didnt get the first in Firefox and thought I was doing something wrong.
Im in a similar boat tonight... I have to go out shortly and doubt that Ill be back in time for the BeanBay jump at 9pm.Originally Posted by 4D6F7C7C676B450E0 link=1239023412/22#22 date=1239088263
It should run smooth though.
Nope, using firefox, didnt get either, either :D
for the first time, no e-mail, neither? :-?
Hey thats cool...some of us need the information punched in a couple of times... ;DOriginally Posted by 406F6578010 link=1239023412/25#25 date=1239093062
Hmmm... not sure why. *Originally Posted by 51647775736F160 link=1239023412/27#27 date=1239093732
They were all sent out. *We do get a lot of bounces from people that have changed email address, have some "you must click to verify" spam filters, "Im out of the office", and MAILBOX OVER QUOTA.
We just delete those.
Always worth checking your ISPs spam filter too.
Your using TPG and we dont have grief with them as a rule. *
Your email was sent... I found it in the logs so check with TPG to see if they have a spam filter or similar so you can allow email from webmaster@coffee....
04/07/09 00:15:26 SMTP-IN
webmaster CoffeeSnobs Monthly BeanBay - 7th April 2009 Gracey
Not touching that one.Originally Posted by 757D656F72160 link=1239023412/28#28 date=1239093779
I didnt get a Toolbar flag or an email :o...
I must have broken something :(
Toobar "BeanBay Alert" didnt work in firefox as far a I can tell.
(I guess it was a FF update that broke it)
Email went out to you too...
04/07/09 00:12:22 SMTP-IN
RCPT TO: <mal @ coff.......com.au>
webmaster CoffeeSnobs Monthly BeanBay - 7th April 2009
Super smooth beanbay.
Nice work as always Andy.
Probably.Originally Posted by 507F7568110 link=1239023412/31#31 date=1239096893
Ive had a FF update since the last BeanBay.
Ill second that.Originally Posted by 745D5E55483C0 link=1239023412/32#32 date=1239102179
Cheers Andy !
Very civilised apart from the caffine deficient decaf buyers ;) Got 5kg and just to get rid of it I took my starter pack of greens ::)
Got some PNG to add to the stash and liven up blends!! ;)
got the toolbar and the email this time :)
nice to see the Colombian Volcan Galeras back, it is a lovely bean!
Thanks , Andy!
We have some more decaf online now (stolen from the Snobbery stash!)Originally Posted by 54535758505A4F5F5851360 link=1239023412/36#36 date=1239102576
Glad everyone is having a smooth BeanBay.
Sweet! Ordered and paid for. Thanks heaps Andy! And thanks to the snobbery robbery for some more decaf.
Came in late as new bean bay times are clashing with band practise. Decided to have a look at what Id missed out on and everything available. Woo hoo :D
Might need to bring a truck to the pick-up though. ;)
Hmmm,Originally Posted by 042B213C450 link=1239023412/31#31 date=1239096893
Dont know what happened Andy but I never got this one.... First time ever :(
Andy, I checked again, and there it was :-?Originally Posted by 436C667B020 link=1239023412/29#29 date=1239095377
obviously missed it 1st thing this morning and didnt look hard enough this evening- must take more care!
Yipee! *Thanks Andy!
Last week of the term and my class ran more than an hour and a half over time tonight!! :o *I was sure I would have missed out. *
But NO *:D *Both the beans I wanted (Colombia and PNG) were still there.
Im all ordered and Paypalled. *Happy Girl me - Carrie *:D
PS... Its not long after midnight and the two beanbay alerts have just appeared on my toolbar
Lots of beans still left this morning, but nothing for me this month still trying to get my stock down a bit.
I wonder if you would put up a suggested roasting profile for the greens with the tasting notes, for us noobs (more than just ~CS9). There is so much more to it than just the finish point. You must have lots of experience given all the browns you ship. I know it is very roaster dependant, but we can work out a translation for an air roaster or BM with a little experience.
Also since the CSSP beans are not up individually there are no tasting notes at all, so no idea if a newbie is on the money with their roast... so please add a page to the SP with tasting notes and profile recommendations.
Hi Eric,Originally Posted by 75595050535358515F58535344360 link=1239023412/46#46 date=1239143260
This question has been asked here a few times.
*If* Andy was to publish profile information and provide us with his intellectual property, that information would ultimately be useful only to those who have a commercial roaster of the same brand and size configured identically to Andys roaster.
Best bet is to use the colour guide as a suggested end point and then play with your profiles until you nail the bean, or run out ;)
Experimentation is all part of the process and documenting things so that you can refer to previous failure and success will make your journey more fun.
Hi AndyOriginally Posted by 0A252F324B0 link=1239023412/31#31 date=1239096893
I am using Firefox 3.0.8 on Win 2000 and received both "BeanBay Alerts". I dont use the RSS feed. So no problems here. :)
I am just chucking them in the BM, firing up the heat gun to 650 degrees, waiting for first crack.....between 6 and 8 mins......then I turn the gun down to 450, if they are a little slow to change colour I only drop it to 490.......If they are browning quick, I drop to 420.
I am doing 500 grams at a time.
When I start to hear second crack I put them in the cooler. Stir them so they cool faster.
Then I bag them.
Havent had a bad batch yet. No temp gauges or anything I am just using "the force"