I had a laugh...
BeanBay GREEN BEAN sale
Sunday 14th March
2000 ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
The beans available at the above date/times will be:
Papua New Guinea Wahgi AA $11/kg*.
A new crop of those big, bold beans that produced such an even and good looking roast. It will work through a range of roast depths and at a CS8 you will find a mid bodied, bright shot through to a CS9 where the sweetness is dominant to a CS10 where the body becomes heavier. A fun bean to roast with great results in the cup.
Ugandan Masaba AA $9.50/kg*
Well processed and screened large it produced a surprisingly large amount of chaff for a washed bean when roasting. I roasted this to a CS9, nearly a CS10 and it was full of dark cocoa in the espresso shots. Great as a single origin or use it with a body bean to produce a good simple blend. This is the first time that we have tried the Masaba and I hope it becomes a regular to our shores in the future.
Haiti Grand Cru $21.50/kg*
Haiti is better known recently for the terrible natural disaster and not often thought of as a coffee origin, but it is! Haiti grows a very small amount of coffee and the best of the crops typically end up in the USA and Japan and itís quite rare for any to make it to Australia. We have a VERY small amount of this available, itís washed and well graded and as an espresso produced a big creamy bodied shot that oozed across the front palate. Just 1 bag per person please and Iím sorry in advance for those that will miss out, maybe befriend a CSír that got some and try a cup.
Hawaii Kona Extra Fancy $55.50/kg*
This coffee hails from the most famous of the Hawaiian coffee growing islands, Kona. It was grown and processed by Captain Cook Estate (pretty ironic considering the Hawaiians were responsible for his demise). Itís a fully washed coffee, very clean almost polished appearance and is easy to roast even with the added pressure of the expense. I took it to a careful CS8 and found very smooth, clean and balanced and quite similar to the Jamaican coffee in style. Only a small amount of this is available and due to the high price it has been packed in 1kg lots.
We also have stock of:
Peru Ceja de Selva Estate
Indian Monsoon Malabar AA
Ethiopian Gambella Sundried
Brazil Pulped Natural
China Yunnan Hougu
Zambia Munali Estate
India Madikeri Robusta
* prices include $0.50/kg donation to FairCrack. All coffees are packed as 2.5kg in natural cotton bags with the exception of the Jamaican and the Hawaiian coffees which due to their high price are in 1kg lots packed in foil/clear bags.
I had a laugh...
and I scored a nice surprise as well...
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Yay - thanks Andy!
What on earth are you talking about Smokey?
thx andy ;D
little gems resurface from time to time...
Are you talking about *this*?
Otherwise, Im still perplexed??? :-[
Originally Posted by 5A4446424C504D4C4A42290 link=1268376945/3#3 date=1268378203Originally Posted by 614650425A290 link=1268376945/4#4 date=1268379577WTF? :-?Originally Posted by 5A4446424C504D4C4A42290 link=1268376945/6#6 date=1268382660
Chech the green bay, though it may be too late ;)
For some reason I didnt receive the BeanBay sale notification email.
Luckily Ive just cruised by the site to discover there is one on Sunday.
This has occurred previously unfortunately. Hope it can be sorted for future sales as I am mobile internet connected and can not always "get on".
I dont think the e-mail has gone out yet as the list of coffees has not been finalised.
If the e-mail has gone out, I didnt get mine either and I have never missed out thus far.
Good... cause I didnt sent it yet!Originally Posted by 426C7F66090 link=1268376945/10#10 date=1268467741
Spot-on Brett.Originally Posted by 6F687D6B66705638303030090 link=1268376945/11#11 date=1268467936
I spent the whole day packing beans and have just got home (scrounging some dinner soonish I hope).
The coffees are in the first post (above) now.
The email will be sent after I do some work on the list to remove some addresses and fix some errors that have caused some people to not get an email in the past.
Most people that buy green beans cruise the site often so they do see the notice here.Originally Posted by 56786B721D0 link=1268376945/10#10 date=1268467741
You can also install the CoffeeSnobs toolbar (link at the very bottom of the page) and it has a twitter icon that will show the latest tweets including notice of future green bean sales
Or you can go to:
Or you can keep an eye on:
Or you can hope that the email gets through all the ISP and Outlook spamfilters.
There is more than one way to [s]skin a cat[/s] get a heads-up that beans are coming.
Woohoo WAHGI :) Plus so many others 8-)
Time for confession Andy it has been nearly 2 months since my last home roast ..... but I still need more beans :D
:o :o :o
With any luck the cooler weather will mean that you have more time to play.
They are being sent now, somewhere near 50% have gone out and the server will keep sending them till all 10,700+ are gone!Originally Posted by 436D7E67080 link=1268376945/10#10 date=1268467741
(...now its time for dinner!)
oh groan, so much to choose from ...............I can feel an overspend coming on!
What a fantastic offering from the Coffee Gods.
Originally Posted by 1B35263F500 link=1268376945/10#10 date=1268467741I cruise by every day.Originally Posted by 113E3429500 link=1268376945/13#13 date=1268477730
Thanks Andy, got the tool bar, now in the groove :D and looking forward to the BeanBay sale!
Three very good reasons to break the buying ban. This months offering will be hard to top, sure you havent gone out too hard too fast to start the year, Andy?
Hi andy,Originally Posted by 5B75667F100 link=1268376945/10#10 date=1268467741
my email came through Ok this month.
thanks for the headsup about the gap till next months beanbay
gives us plenty of excuses to buyup big tonight
Cool. *We always send 10,700 emails and didnt get any errors but we always get plenty of "click here to confirm you are a real person" and "Im out of the office" type bounces each month as well as ISPs spam filtering so I guess at least some of the "I didnt get an email" each month is for those reasons.Originally Posted by 6A676D636B6768060 link=1268376945/20#20 date=1268525761
We only send one email a month (on average) and never spam or trade your address so we always recommend that you use a real email address in your forum details (not a junk mail one).
For those that didnt get an email the guts were that we will be away from Easter Sunday till the 22nd April...
8-)NO COFFEE FOR HALF OF APRIL?
In April the SCAA conference is on in Anaheim, California and Iím heading over again. *Javaphile and I will try to post plenty of pictures and stories from the ground to keep everyone up to date with the comings and goings at one of the worldís largest coffee trade shows.
I fly out Easter Sunday and return nearly three weeks later on the 22nd April. *Before leaving I will roast plenty of roasted sample packs and these will be available in BeanBay available for next day shipping while Iím away.
Please place your other roasted coffee orders before Easter so I can roast and ship them before I leave.
Any other orders for green or roasted beans placed while Iím away will remain in the system and will be processed the day I return.
:o How many coffees are going to be required for this to happenAny other orders for green or roasted beans placed while Iím away will remain in the system and will be processed the day I return.
Im now a twit.Originally Posted by 436C667B020 link=1268376945/13#13 date=1268477730
;DOriginally Posted by 4478657E747562777F74100 link=1268376945/23#23 date=1268540464
Yeah, plenty I guess.Originally Posted by 7D71746079756262752026100 link=1268376945/22#22 date=1268537135
I fly back in at 5am so with any luck I spent most of the previous 14 hours snoring on the plane and will be fresh (ha!) and ready to roast.
I plan on heading straight to the roastery and should get here at about 7am then on to Snobbery Too later in the day to ship it all out.
...it all makes sense when typed.
4 weeks more of 7 days a week work then roasting Wednesday and some of my life recommences :) I have another couple of locals to convince too on the merits of home roasting but one of them is enjoying your WOW to much ;)Originally Posted by 012E2439400 link=1268376945/15#15 date=1268482619
Must resist the lure of the green bean, need $$$ for new grinder ::)
Agreed, but the Kona and Grand Cru are calling ;D Put the Grinder off for an extra week.Must resist the lure of the green bean, need $$$ for new grinder Roll Eyes
yeah, food too, and telephone bills etcOriginally Posted by 45494C58414D5A5A4D181E280 link=1268376945/26#26 date=1268547453
Any regulars in brissie wanna go halves in 2.5kg of the robusta? dont really want 2.5 kg of it........im only using it to blend in very small ratios...
I once drank a bag of ground Kona that my parents had opened and kept in their freezer for years. Wonderful coffee. Well sealed thankfully, without any hint of frozen peas. or lamb chops
Thanks Andy for offering the Kona and the Jamaican Blue Mountain in 1 kg bags.
I notice the Blue Mountain has not all sold yet. Would you consider now making it even more accessible to members by offering 500g bags? The cost would still be double a typical 2.5kg bag.
Andy, No pickup points in Brisbane?
yeap, no pickups in Brisbane. just in case you thought it was just you :-)
Got what I wanted--even managed the Haiti Grand Cru!!! :o
Paid!!--Blew the budget.
Boy am I looking forward to delivery :)
Hang on... Ill fix that.Originally Posted by 333322333F3C35500 link=1268376945/31#31 date=1268557565
Thanks Andy, wonderful selection as usual! Even was quick enough to score a bag of the Haiti ;)
Gee, ya gotta be quick for the Haiti! All gone at 20:02
Ethiopian Gambella, Wahgi AA and Ugandan for me ;)
Ahhh yes, food... I remember that stuff... I used to eat once... but*then I became a Coffeesnob *;DOriginally Posted by 45494C58414D5A5A4D181E280 link=1268376945/26#26 date=1268547453
Phew - that was, I think, the quickest Ive seen anything disappear!!! The Haiti lasted about 20 seconds, all up!
Thanks Andy for another great BeanBay! :-*
* Prepares for Pete to completely blast her when he gets home next weekend and finds that theres another 4 bags of beans and a new machine on the bench ready to go to work with her...oy vey! :D *
Yep, as per...Originally Posted by 6067636067636067636C6770020 link=1268376945/35#35 date=1268557883
Originally Posted by 436C667B020 link=1268376945/0#0 date=1268376945
Re: QLD pickup... that should be showing now.
Awesome selection again Andy, cant wait to try the Kona and Grand Cru, think i may have grabbed the last of the Haitian. ;D
Just hope I can do these coffees the justice they deserve in the roaster and in the cup. :)
I got some Haiti, Wahgi and Ugandan, I need a bigger wine fridge to store it in though :-/
You did well A. Freeman...
In my haste I hit Wahgi Peaberry rather than Wahgi AA ;D
Oh well, side by side comparo on the way... ;)
Yeah, we all suffer from that nagging thought of "I hope this is as good as it can be", which is amplified with expensive coffee.Originally Posted by 475A5D52524055340 link=1268376945/40#40 date=1268558406
I really need to only carry one similar coffee name each month... it gives me grief too when packing orders as I have to read each order and label about 4 times to make sure.Originally Posted by 575F474D50340 link=1268376945/42#42 date=1268559572
6 months ago we had 3 different Sumartan coffees together one month and I swear it took me twice as long to pack everything.
Nah, thats just your age - youre getting old and forgetful, Andy!
...Says she who is only a year younger, at the most! ;D
Got something new "never tried these beans" on this months bean bay just to give the taste buds a treat
Having spent year in logistics I understand.Originally Posted by 1D3238255C0 link=1268376945/43#43 date=1268563111
Makes my mistake pale in comparison... ;D
Still goofy :D
Nothing like someone driving into a street pole 30mins before beanbay and knocking out the power supply to the whole suburb.
Fortunately I wasnt after the exotic beans so still got what I needed albeit 2 hrs later.
Murphys Law eh! - he raises bat = 100 posts
Simsy thats 30min to get to a friend/relative/internet cafe on another side of town - or wave cars down to see who has a mobile phone with internet to make the emergency order.
As Andy said, plenty of ways to [s]skin a cat [/s] roast coffee beans :)
For me it was Indian Monsoon Malabar AA, Ethiopian Gambella Sundried, Brazil Pulped Natural and Double Dutch Pure Cocoa.
Will be visiting Caffeinefreak for the central pickup, what nerves of steel able to sit around all those green beans without going roast crazy!
**cack**Originally Posted by 4C6B70697A7D70661F0 link=1268376945/48#48 date=1268573589
Congrats on the ton of posts Simsy and I hope the dopey driver that hit the pole was ok!
...also glad you got what you were after and power was restored in the same evening.