Andy we all wish you drink enuf coffee to stay up late* :DOriginally Posted by 6B444E532A0 link=1302187178/0#0 date=1302187178
Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale
Sunday 10th April 2011
8pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
8pm QLD, ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
7.30pm SA, NT
The beans available at the above date/times will be:
Malawi Nyika Peaberry $11.50/kg*
Possibly the roundest peaberry I have ever seen, they are nearly round from end to end as well as longways.* Perfectly graded and clean this Malawi peaberry is fairly similar in style to the AA we also have, roasted to a CS 9-10 its full of cocoa flavours with enough acidity to cut through the milk.
Ethiopian Harrar Star Double Sort $14/kg*
Easily the highest grade Harrar we have ever landed.* Dry processed Harrars are typically full of sticks and stones due to the patio drying, this one we paid extra for double sorting and picking.* After drying they run it though the sorting tables twice to make sure that all the odds and ends are removed, it costs more per kilo more but I think its well worth it both in quality and the fact that the farmers get paid better for the same bean.* Beautiful sweet red berry aroma even as a green bean green its easy to roast but can run away at the end so keep an eye on it.
Nicaragua La Gloria Las Brisas $13.50/kg*
From the Nicaraguan La Gloria Estate the Las Brisas is a microlot coffee, hand selected from only a small section of the Caturra plantation.* Washed and well graded it produces a huge bodied single estate espresso that is initially sweet with a enough brightness on the end to leave a crisp apple finish.* Excellent coffee but very limited availability.*
Kenya Kagongo Peaberry $20.50/kg*
Kenya Kagongo Peaberry is a a stunning coffee with near perfect processing.* As a green bean it has a sweet fruity aroma and those same florals leap from the grinder.* In the cup it produces a bright lifting espresso, add a splash of milk in a Macchiato to bring the sweetness out of the beans and give the best balance.* This is the second half of the previous shipment we have been waiting on.
Bali Danau Batur $11.50/kg*
This is a fully washed coffee from the highlands of North East Bali. An area best known for robusta they also produce small amounts of quality arabica coffees on the higher slopes each season. These large, grade A sized beans produce a sweet, slightly spicy espresso shot with plenty of body at a CS9 roast depth. Oh, expect plenty of chaff during roasting too.
* price per kilo packed in 2.5kg CoffeeSnobs cotton bags and includes the FairCrack $0.50/kg donation.
You can select direct shipping via Australia Post and Star Track Express along with some other options depending on where you live or you can collect your paid order from...
Pickup Points (one per state)
QLD - Veneziano - West End
NSW - "cksyd" - Kellyville
NSW - Erkochurch - Erskinville
TAS - "ParaM" – Hobart
SA - Fiefys Specialty Cafe - 45 Pirie St, Adelaide
WA - "Caffeinefreak" - Wembley
VIC - Veneziano - Abbotsford -- (30/4/2011 10.30-11.30)
We hope to get beans to the pickup points by: 30/4/2011
(it could be before that but shipping around Easter isnt a very exact science)
This 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 time/date that you should meet for the pickup.
Dont annoy the pickup point please.
Andy we all wish you drink enuf coffee to stay up late* :DOriginally Posted by 6B444E532A0 link=1302187178/0#0 date=1302187178
Its been a while for me so have obviously missed the details; whose arranging the Erkochurch (NSW) pickup?
CSr, home roaster and minister "rogerfitz" is hosting the Erkochurch pickup. He has car parking, its close to the city and CSrs have good access through a range of times to grab their beans.Originally Posted by 1824392228293E2B23284C0 link=1302187178/3#3 date=1302221321
The first Erko pickup was last BeanBay and it went well for those that tried it out. Roger is a good guy and loves a chat too. We are trialing it for a few months and as long as there is enough volume shipping there we will keep it going.
I can reccomend it..got a good cup of coffee :D and a friendly chat..great pick up point.. :)Originally Posted by 6E414B562F0 link=1302187178/4#4 date=1302233219
Well, I have just returned from a grand tour of the bond store at the airport and from the docks. The first post in this thread has been updated with the coffee that will be available on Sunday and depending on time maybe a couple of other small surprises too.
Ooh! i quality Harrar. I was thinking about buying a new Ethiopian just the other day and this one sounds very nice.
I can feel a Beanbay order coming on. First one for a while :)
Hurray my Kenya Peaberry* :)
Hands off everyone, you hear me, hands off* ;D
I must admit when I was filling-in the customs paperwork this morning I did think of you shapeshifter... well you and Kenneth Davids actually.Originally Posted by 48535A4B5E4853525D4F5E493B0 link=1302187178/8#8 date=1302240781
Kenneth Davids rated the same peaberry 95/100 (roasted by Temple in the States) and then took a swipe at "Snobs" in the latest newsletter.* I can only assume that "he got the huff" because someone called "Coffeesnob" (not me) commented on his* 91 point Nespresso review last year.
I have been known to have a go at his very high Nespresso score in the past so I guess that makes us fair game.
So anyway, according to an independent taste test this fine Kenyan Peaberry is at least 4 points better than a "Ristretto Espresso Capsule (Black)" made on his "handsome Nespresso machine"
...although you might put the gap a little wider than that.
;D That is hilarious Andy
Best part: Best uses: pour-over-garden
Interesting reviews, loves his Guatemalas, I dont think I saw one under 90.
I honestly dont get how he can rate the peaberry a 95 and seemly put the nespresso blend in the same category with a 91.
Ooh, ive been waiting for another Nicaraguan bean.
;D ;D ;DOriginally Posted by 436C667B020 link=1302187178/9#9 date=1302242964
Good lord! Now Im convinced that his reviews are just throwing darts at a SCAA poster. Im happy to be a coffee snob rather than a coffee wanker.Originally Posted by 624D475A230 link=1302187178/9#9 date=1302242964
From coffeereview.com that Andy quotedI would have thought that most of our fellow snobs here would appreciate a little effort to make our own espresso (or insert you favourite coffee) over convenience...Who Should Drink It: An excellent short-shot espresso for convenience-first espresso lovers.
The best thing about that page is the one star review underneath the overly excitable review.* :o
Back to topic - looking forward to the Malawi and the Harrar especially* :D
maybe the scale he uses is exponential
where the numbers at the top sound really close together, but seen on paper theyre poles apart :P
check it out on wikipedia if ya dont follow me
as x grows incrementaly, y grows substantially quicker
think of it that way and you could be comparing sand with coffee for all I know :P
And Andy must you keep getting all these lovely sounding Nic beans, I love Nic beans and it makes me wanna buy more :(
To be fair to Mr Davids he has done some great stuff over many years to raise the profile of quality coffee, particularly in the USA where low grade, bulk coffee in a can was the norm. Im sure for whatever reason the Nespresso review was what he honestly thought it rated, I have trouble seeing it but doubt that he would toss years of respect away for a few dollars from Nestle.
Maybe someone switched the cups?
Sorry Phrosty, thats what we do! You know that you can just add me to your spam filter so you dont see the emails?Originally Posted by 3A223825393E332825234A0 link=1302187178/15#15 date=1302261484
We have a fair amount of the Nic La Gloria Las Brisas, "maybe" enough to last into next month too but because this is the whole microlot once its gone its gone till next season.
Im still bagging beans at Snobbery Too but the good news is that one of the surprises is packed ready for BeanBay tomorrow night. First post ammended with the Bali Danau Batur.Originally Posted by 0B242E334A0 link=1302187178/6#6 date=1302237846
A Balinese Arabica? Your surprises rock, Andy.
If anyone buys out all that Nicaraguan bean before I get my hands on a bag, I will hunt them down and ..... share a coffee with them.
I think im gonna have to bite the bullet on this one
Im actually low on Nic beans, might see if any more special additions come in and see what else I can tack on to those
Andy I wouldnt dare put you in the spam filter, too much good stuff to miss out on from beanbay when I do buy
I can give you the spoiler now... nothing else will appear this month. I got the Bali packed last night and spent all day roasting today (nearly finished).Originally Posted by 3F273D203C3B362D20264F0 link=1302187178/19#19 date=1302423413
Crazy weekend which will lead into a couple of similar BeanBay days.. Ill schedule some sleep for Thursday I think.
Just have another coffee Andy :D
Ah, yes, there is always plenty great coffee around me!Originally Posted by 5A68731B0 link=1302187178/21#21 date=1302425624
Life is good.
Thanks Andy, top selection as always. Grabbed some Nicaraguan - very happy.
Smaller month for me (the wallet and the better half are very thankful), but still managed to end up with 10kg of beans. ;D
Must be a small month for everyone, 10 past and they are all still available :)
I got my Peaberry ;D and I got the Nicaraguan as well :)
very happy going to try the Nic and Kenya and Double Dutch cocoa thankyou Andy :)
Had to miss the last 2 Beanbays as* went OS and my stash was* getting* too large* , but unfortuntely had a* water* leak which* went undetected and* lost about 4kg greeens. :(
Fortunately* this gave* me an excuse to* try the tarrazu, Nicaraguan and* the ethiopian harrar. :)
Andy , thanks for the headsup* about beanology!
Making plans* to be there..
scored 5K of the Nic and some of the orange pekoe tea ive wanted to try for months
looking forward to the 30th now... this is gonna drag on forever
Internet went down at 755pm...typical. Grabbed my iPhone and got everything I wanted. Nic, Harrar and Rwanda.
Great to see everyone getting what they were after.
We had plenty of all the beans this month and Im hoping we will have enough to last a few weeks at least but BeanBay being BeanBay its always hard to guess.
Got everything I wanted...and a bit more..Note to myself..
Must drink Coffee before BeanBay not beer/wine.... ;D
Thanks Andy & Paula,
Super fast service as usual (with a bit of help from good old Aussie Post). Replenished the English Breakfast tea supplies (for our evening cuppa) and Dutch hot chocolate supplies (for which our daughter is grateful). And cant wait to try out the Nicaragua La Gloria Las Brisas (pant, pant - thats a mouthful :P).
Appreciate your efforts. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
Mine arrived safe and sound today too, I love that its a one day delivery from VIC to Newcastle :)
Also worked out that I have close to 20kg of beans, hopefully the popper will be up and running today :)
Arrived home this afternoon to find my beans waiting for me. :)
The courier even went to the effort of moving my bins so my coffee couldnt be seen from the road.
I must remember to thank him for going the extra mile when he delivers next months BeanBay order.
Got mine in Toowoomba (150km from Brisbane) today via Star Track. Super efficient this time!Originally Posted by 372C253421372C2D22302136440 link=1302187178/33#33 date=1302575690
Richard, now that is impressive :)
Cannot wait to start roasting again!
Glad to see the beans arriving around the country nice and quick.
When asked where we are based we have always said "the Internet" as our actual location makes very little difference when we have such a good freight network and strive to get everything out of here the same day we see payment.
All the pickup point beans left today (all except Melbourne), they should get everywhere well before the end of the month. I was a little worried that we would get caught freighting during the Easter break but we should scrape it inside then.
Please dont annoy the pickup points, they will let you know when the beans are available. The good people that host the pickup points each month have lives outside coffee too so give them enough space to get organised first.
Still stuns me on the turn around.
A day from payment til receiving the order is awesome.
Spose good service and good product go hand in hand though :)
For excellence in fulfilling orders, I am privileged to present:Originally Posted by 604F4558210 link=1302187178/38#38 date=1302605930
Do I get to meet the Queen for a cuppa too?
Well maybe, but Im not sure if Elton would be available ;)Originally Posted by 1639332E570 link=1302187178/41#41 date=1302665178
Another great shipment arrived today - our post mistress loved the bold lettering on the outside of the box!
A quick aside, I was cataloguing my collection of green (for that is what it is now), and realised that I have failed to copy Andys write up of three of my beans before they were removed from beanbay.
Anyone have the notes for Indian Monsoon Malabar AA, PNG Wahgi AA and/or Ethiopia Ghimbi? Or are they tucked away on the site somewhere?
Originally Posted by 4249514A4D4D280 link=1302187178/43#43 date=1302784968
Youll find them in the "Knockbox" section - below the "wishing well" section in the market square.
Ah yes, hidden out in the open, Silly me!Originally Posted by 29372F2234372C2D430 link=1302187178/44#44 date=1302785204
PNG Wahgi AA?* Please dont tell me they were back in stock and I missed them :-[ :(Anyone have the notes for Indian Monsoon Malabar AA, PNG Wahgi AA and/or Ethiopia Ghimbi? Or are they tucked away on the site somewhere?
No tiddler, or not that I saw anyway, everything that was on BeanBay is still listed :)
They were in stock Dec 2010...Originally Posted by 5A474A4A424B5C1C2E0 link=1302187178/46#46 date=1302955868
Andy reckons the Kone Ka is even better: http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/ViewProduct.aspx/438-png-kone-ka-estate-aa-gradeOriginally Posted by 223F32323A332464560 link=1302187178/46#46 date=1302955868