WOW, impressive lineup there Andy!, now go to bed ya crazy coffeesnob ;D
Happy [s]Valentines Day[/s] BeanBay-Green Sale!
This Sunday 14th Feb we will have the BeanBay Green sale. *
Could there be a better way to spend this Sunday evening then with your true love, coffee?
We had to squeeze it in this weekend as from the middle of next week Ill be away but if everyone who orders beans pay for them at the same time then we should be able to get everything shipped out before Wednesday. *Anything not paid for by Tuesday will run the risk of not being freighted out for an additional week.
BeanBay GREEN BEAN sale
Sunday 14th Feb
2000 ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
At the above times we will have the following beans available.
Papua New Guinea Elephant Bean $11/kg*
An ironic name considering PNG doesnt have elephants but the Elephant Bean is the nickname for the very large old growth Typica beans from this origin. *They start off big (screen 20+) and during roasting nearly double in size to become monsters. *In the cup it produces a very clean, slightly acidic espresso that really works well in milk.
Zambia Munali Estate $9.50/kg*
Located in the South Province of Zambia, towards the Zimbabwe border from Lusaka. *This is a washed coffee that in lighter roasts produces a bright gritty coffee and roasting it further brings out the cocoa. *The 2 sample roasts of this were very different but both good so roast it to suit your own preference.
Ethiopian Gambella Sundried $9/kg*
The new crop has arrived and its just as good and just as ugly as last year. *Fruit cake flavours with earthy spices, sweetness and a syrup body that pours like melted chocolate out of the group handle. *A great example of a dry process wild Ethiopian coffee with tons of character.
Indian Monsoon Malabar AA $9.50/kg*
These beans have been left to dry in large warehouses that are exposed to the moist winds during the Indian monsoon season. *This unique process leaves a bean with nearly no acidity, a pale colour and about 20% less density. *In the espresso its all body with heavy jelly like crema which can be drunk as a single origin but also works well a component of a complex blend.
India Madikeri Robusta $8/kg*
A high grade, washed estate Robusta perfect for adding some kick, crema and essence of Italian cafes to any espresso blend. *They take a lot of heat to roast so you should roast them separate from your Arabica beans and blend later.
Jamaican Blue Mountain $96/kg*
We have purchased a single barrel of the Wallanford Estate Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee for all those that have requested it. *This is one of the most expensive coffees in the world and I certainly donít think itís the best but if you have never tried genuine Blue Mountain coffee then for around $1 a cup you now can. *Due to the high purchase cost this has been packed in 1kg foil bags (not 2.5kg cotton) so you dont quite need a second mortgage to try it.
Have a great coffee month!
* Price includes $0.50/kg FairCrack donation. All the above beans are packed in 2.5kg cotton bags except the JBM (1kg) and the Monsoon (2kg).
WOW, impressive lineup there Andy!, now go to bed ya crazy coffeesnob ;D
...and I was just thinking that you needed some decaf...Originally Posted by 6064425B5B5E415659370 link=1265902206/1#1 date=1265904061
Great choices Andy, the Jamaican is out of my budget but the Png sounds very interesting.
Classic! ;D ;DOriginally Posted by 123D372A530 link=1265902206/0#0 date=1265902205
I had a caffe of JBM while honeymooning in Rome last year at one of the better coffee spots in town. I remember it being very smooth and velvety, i cant imagine anyone objecting to the taste.
Got to get me some of that
Papua New Guinea Elephant Bean
Were they picked by Elephants? :-? ;DOriginally Posted by 6F404A572E0 link=1265902206/0#0 date=1265902205
Another great selection Andy, Im going to have to sit this one out, blew this months *budget on a USB datalogger which is on its way across the nullarbor as I type this............... ;) :) :)
PS: just checked parcel tracker and its only 4 kms away so looks like Ill be testing it shortly!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
would love to go for JBM, but the stockmarket is killing me at the moment. Malabar and Elephant Bean it is :D
Ooh ooh Zambia, close enough to Zimbabwe for me I had a laugh.
At least you hope thats what the elephants did to them. :o kopiphant beans the new taste sensation :POriginally Posted by 312D20222A2A212C2036450 link=1265902206/7#7 date=1265931838
Nice one Andy.
I just went in to buy some decaf among others that are still on offer, and all the pickup points are available except Rayzurhed, wondering is he unavailable this month? I could go to Hobart some time soon (ParaM), though it is 300 km away. Mot sure whether its an oversight or if its left off for a reason.
Size wise ... what screen size would PNG Wahagi be ? Flaviour comparison... Less Sweet ?Originally Posted by 08272D30490 link=1265902206/0#0 date=1265902205
Hi Andy - being an absolute true-blue snob, I only want to buy green Arabica beans. Problem is I generally cant tell from your descriptions which beans are Arabica and which are Robusta. Please could you let me know which of your curren green bean stocks are Arabica.
Hi Terry,Originally Posted by 233225252E30570 link=1265902206/14#14 date=1265946427
welcome to CoffeeSnobs!
We only sell arabica beans unless the description says otherwise.
Its not often that we will have a robusta and when we do its actually very high grade and well worth trying... dont be fooled, not all robusta is nasty and not all arabica is good!
Yes, it is all that but its still 10 times the price. *Grange is a nice red but is it worth 20 times more than a $25 bottle of red from the same region?Originally Posted by 3B203F28257178490 link=1265902206/5#5 date=1265926657
Some say YES, some say NO.
I dont want to talk anyone out of the JBM, heck, Ive already spent the $3000 so I hope it all sells but it is one of those coffees that you typically try once just to know for yourself.
Only a few kilometers away according to google earth.... over the hill and across the lake.Originally Posted by 28272D3B2C283A2B490 link=1265902206/10#10 date=1265934773
fixed!Originally Posted by 3D283A282D2824490 link=1265902206/12#12 date=1265943786
Wahgi would be 18+ so not a lot bigger at first look but certainly you see it in the finished roast. *Sweetness was similar but I didnt do a side-by-side compare.Originally Posted by 24202A22787D232821490 link=1265902206/13#13 date=1265946158
Due to the higher volume of the Monsoon beans we have packed them in 2kg lots.
another great selection this month Andy!
Just looking at some of the beans still in beanbay at the moment, are you able to shed any more light on the Sidamo Guji? Is it the same as the one from late-ish last year or a different one?
Just a quickie about the *robusta* ooohhhhhh
How would that go roasting in a popper, have always been interested in trying a decent robusta even if it just ends up in blends
the indian malabar is the bean thats always talk of the town aint it?
Thats how I roast my Robusta when I use it, 250g of Hottop at 10% is a LOT of blended beans so a popper load works well :)Originally Posted by 5F475D405C5B564D40462F0 link=1265902206/18#18 date=1265965247
Will elephants (even elephant beans) fit through my grinder?
My "no bean purchases for 2010" resolution is looking shaky already.
Ive got enough beans for two years, some of them over a year old. I know they last well, but logic suggests not pushing the limits by increasing the backlog further. But then along comes some Monsoon malabar ...
Until recently I roasted Monsoon lightly and loved it with 1-2 weeks rest. Have just tried it a bit further beyond SC with 2-3 weeks rest, and its a whole new world of loveliness. So different, but so good.
Too much bean stock is never enough!
Sounds familiar, Ive now taken over a quarter of a large cupboard in the kitchen with beans, roasting gear and other coffee stuff, not to mention a good portion of bench real estate taken up by rocky and silvia
told the bf id be looking at more beans and got that blank youd better be kidding look
Tis the same one. I found half a bag last month and bagged it up.Originally Posted by 333A2138333E365B0 link=1265902206/17#17 date=1265962463
Dunno but they should. *I have seen a couple of very small domestic grinders that struggled with the size but they were whitegood store cheapies... I think most grinders aroud these parts will handle them fine.Originally Posted by 565E464C51350 link=1265902206/20#20 date=1265969828
Hi Andy, will there be any pick-up with this Bean Bay sale at Veneziano in Melbourne? From the sound of the beginning of your post, it doesnt sound like it. No worries either way - just wondering. Am in the area every Saturday morning anyway.
Treacle, the pick up points are in the other thread under this topic, located herehttp://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1265903320
pickup points are already "live" in BeanBay and will be show on the shipping page of the checkout process.
These will only show on Sunday night and Monday morning his month as we have to close them off to get everything shipped on Tuesday.
Can you advise if the JBM is peabury or not?
I have never seen a Jamaican Blue Mountain peaberry.
Apologies if this seems to be a silly question.
Im actually hoping to take part in the upcoming bean bay sale.
If I order through the site this evening, and elect to pick up, can I add other items from the Bean Bay store? Or is this limited to beanbay sale items only?
I was hoping to pick up some bags plus a coffeesnobs membership card to help as Im new to roasting :)
Yes you can order anything from bean bay to be collected at pick upOriginally Posted by 4E57525751220 link=1265902206/29#29 date=1266106529
Thanks KK :)
Still away so havent done a roast yet, but hoping to do so this weekend coming :) although I still have some of the beans you test roasted for me thanks
Is is the same sort of logic that Nicaragua is close enough to Costa Rica or Ethiopia is close enough to Kenya? :POriginally Posted by 3A353F293E3A28395B0 link=1265902206/10#10 date=1265934773
Not that theres anything wrong with any of the Zambia beans Ive tried but, Id really like to get my hands on some more Zimbabwe beans, the last lot Beanbay had were outstanding.
We have some new crop Zimbabwe beans on their way... landing for next BeanBay or the one after I expect.
mmm sounds interesting. any coffees come out of the north of South Africa?
Not that I know of but they have the climate and some fertile ground so maybe it is grown there but only used for the local market?Originally Posted by 5B7A6D747B7678737A6D1F0 link=1265902206/34#34 date=1266135640
Thanks Andy - all ordered and paid for (two bags of the yummy sounding Zambian).
JBM went into the basket and my finger hovered over the Complete Order button, but then I really thought about the fact that that would leave a grand total of about $2.00 in my account until payday and with Pete being O/S at the moment, I havent even got his moolah as a fallback...
:( :( :(
Im hoping therell be some left later in the week after my pay goes in, and then Ill order with direct shipment and get it as a standalone. Ill keep my fingers crossed it lasts that long.
Enjoy your break from the snobbery! :)
I think you should be fine Di, there is a limited market for green coffee at nearly $100/kg which is why we dont buy it often. I would guess it will take a couple of months to finish this batch.Originally Posted by 183F293B23500 link=1265902206/36#36 date=1266141260
Will be different scenery for a week (Wednesday to Wednesday) but still coffee related (of course!)Originally Posted by 183F293B23500 link=1265902206/36#36 date=1266141260
Hi AndyOriginally Posted by 507F7568110 link=1265902206/16#16 date=1265955812
Still no Rayzurhed, email sent re shipping.
Order placed, payment made.
Thanks for all your hard work.
But not on the list
Great selection ... again!!!
Was gonna buy the USB data logger a couple of days ago but decided to wait until tonight *:( *- bugger, all sold out. *Oh well, Ill just wait until next time they are offerred on BeanBay.
As a consolation I decided to buy a kilo of JBM ... * ;) ... roughly the same price - the missus will never know ... ;D
Originally Posted by 6C796B797C7975180 link=1265902206/38#38 date=1266142380Read your emails fellas. *The pick up is at the bottom of the list.Originally Posted by 6A7961626D6A707D7C180 link=1265902206/39#39 date=1266145307
We are getting more soon, the supplier is slow sending them. *I guess a week or so and they should be available in BeanBay again.Originally Posted by 5C717B73717D53767D7D180 link=1265902206/40#40 date=1266150837
You better hope she doesnt grind it all away dialing in the grinder.Originally Posted by 5C717B73717D53767D7D180 link=1265902206/40#40 date=1266150837
Logged on this morning noticed still some Png elephant so I got some and some chai.
I completetly forgot about beanbay last night.
Yay, got the Elephant bean and some Monsoon Malabar! Massive and salty, together at last...
scored some robusta and monsoon, this could be an interesting journey, was tempted by the png elephant but already have 3 other pngs on the go - and the bf disagreed about 2 bags anyway so held back, hope i dont regret doing so...
Both are "out there" and fun to play with.Originally Posted by 4F574D504C4B465D50563F0 link=1265902206/44#44 date=1266198593
I have just closed off the pickup points so I can pack them tonight and freight them out tomorrow.
(The Melbourne pickup will still show until next week as I drive that one up myself.)
Gee thats fast Andy. Ordered beans 6.30am this morning they arrived in Newport about 3.00pm.
A tad outside my 4 hour record but still reasonable service.
Hey Andy, you still accepting old bean bags for re-use? got some old gems in my draw i just found, they go right back to the ole hand stich days ;D, hard to believe it was 5 years ago :).
Beans arrived this morning 9:30 thanks for the great service Andy,I have roasted 400gm Monsoon and 400gm Gambella a first time try of these for me. I will have to hold off on The PNG Elephant till I get through this lot :)