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    Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

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    Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale

    Wednesday 8th June 2011
    8pm AEST
    (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

    8pm QLD, ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
    7.30pm SA, NT
    6pm WA

    The beans available at the above date/times will be:

    Ethiopian Gambella Sundried $11/kg*
    Amazing coffee that we often called "poor mans Yemen".* Very similar in style to the dry processed Yemeni beans the Gambella is full of sweet ripe fruit flavours like sultanas and red berries it has some earthy spice aromas and off the group handle you will see a syrup like pour.* Huge body, bold and wild coffee that shows just how wonderful old growth heirloom coffee can be.


    Brazil Yellow Bourbon Especial $12/kg*
    This is a clean, washed and hand sorted Brazil coffee.* Bourbon is the variety of coffee tree, the Yellow refers to the coffee fruit which ripens to a yellow not red.* As an espresso the sweetness and the lingering finish are the standouts.* Among the best Brazils we have seen in the last 12 months.


    Ethiopia Ghimbi $12.50/kg*
    After a long Ghimbi drought this is the second shipment this year of this coffee.* Wild, earthy, spicy and fruity espresso shots that work well as a single origin but also work well as highlight to a balanced blend.* Sun dried processing and organic farming methods leave this Western Ethiopian coffee at its natural best.


    Santo Domingo Cibao Altura AA $12/kg*
    This is one of the great coffees from the Dominican Republic.* I have very fond memories of the triple-A Dominican coffees we were landing 5 years ago and this is as close to those as I have found since.* Grown at high altitude (Altura) and graded to AA size as an espresso it has a good body with a sharp, crisp finish.* A great example of how good Centrals can be.


    Sumatran Aged Late Pick $11.50/kg*
    Over the years I have tried many samples of aged Indonesian coffees and each time I have thought of them as a marketing gimmick to unload old and often musty past crops.* Well that was until we sampled this Sumatran.* This was picked at the end of the season as the fruit turned deep red, its then harvested, processed and left to dry over a longer period and being turned often has resulted in none of the funky aromas.* The result in the cup is good bodied coffee that is a little too sharp as an espresso but stunningly bold in milk based drinks.


    * 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 - Adelaide
    WA - "Caffeinefreak" - Wembley
    [s]VIC - Veneziano - Abbotsford [/s]
    Sorry, no Melbourne pickup this month.

    We hope to get beans to the pickup points by: 24/6/2011

    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.

    Please dont annoy the pickup points by asking for your beans before they let you know they are available for collection.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    (posting a copy of the email that I sent for those that have an old email address in their forum profile.)


    Please note CoffeeSnobs will not be roasting between the 14th and the 27th June.

    We will be roasting on the 8th and the 13th June and will roast extra coffee to help cover the 2 week gap till the 28th.

    Green Beans, Cocoa, Tea and Chai will continue to ship per normal all through the month of June thanks to Paula.

    Competition:
    Well done to the Australian Barista Champion Matt Perger who came 3rd on the World Stage in the WBC2011 Colombia event, an excellent result from all his hard work and was a pleasure to watch his professionalism and skill on the stage.

    In 2 weeks from now the World Latte Art, Cupping, Brewing, Good Spirits and the Cezve-Ibrik competitions are in Maastricht, Netherlands.* All the best of luck to the Australian representatives Kirby, Luca, Mitch and Andy!

    Yep, Im heading over to improve on my Cezve skills displayed at the Aussie Nationals and its going to be an amazing trip.* Traveling via Turkey on the way over and briefly via Abu Dhabi on the return Ill be smashing coffee everywhere and loving it.* Ill be sure to take plenty of pictures to share on my return.

    Speaking of coffee, CoffeeSnobs GREEN sale is on Wednesday 8th June at 20:00
    (please see the CoffeeSnobs forum for details)

    Have a great coffee month,
    I know I will.


    * Andy.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Oooh, a nice surprise this early in the month.
    Some really interesting offerings, too.


    I didnt know you were of to Maastricht, Andy, but best of luck.
    Thankfully your email actually reminded me to drop into Maling Room and wish Kirby all the best as well.
    It seems like an age ago that she won the nationals.

    Youll all do us proud, im sure.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Oooo...Dominican! Well done Mr. F and good luck on your Cezce comp.
    Is the Turkey stopover for a crash course on Turkish coffee brewing* ;)? Unless your real name is Osmandy Freemanoglu.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 22283D2A2A253137440 link=1307378223/3#3 date=1307399199
    Unless your real name is Osmandy Freemanoglou.
    That sounds more Greek than Turkish to me ;)

    KK

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 70545D5D5E5E6470544856543B0 link=1307378223/4#4 date=1307404446
    sounds more Greek
    True - corrected ;)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Oh goody some more Ghimbi :)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 0101014B0 link=1307378223/2#2 date=1307398014
    Oooh, a nice surprise this early in the month
    Well the rest of my month is seriously full and not in the country so this is the only window it can happen in. (ergo my 4am+ finish to yesterdays working day)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2D273225252A3E384B0 link=1307378223/3#3 date=1307399199
    Turkey stopover
    What an awesome chance to live coffee in one of the worlds oldest coffee trading hubs. Heck, the Turks were doing BeanBay in Constantinople nearly 1600 years ago.
    ;D

    I love Turkish coffee, a local place did "Turkish Special" which was coffee and Raki, we used to knock back plenty "way back when".

    Australia is a melting pot of coffee traditions and Melbourne is blessed with strong Italian, Lebanese, Greek, Turkish and Arab communities who all bought (and mostly kept) their coffee techniques when the previous generation settled here.

    For competition it means that I have a mongel version of Cezve use without the hang-ups of ancestral tradition.... so I can do it because it tastes good!

    Quote Originally Posted by 38232A3B2E3823222D3F2E394B0 link=1307378223/6#6 date=1307408205
    Oh goody some more Ghimbi
    We landed plenty of the Ghimbi and the Gambella too as we wont see it again this year.


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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F404A572E0 link=1307378223/7#7 date=1307415261
    What an awesome chance to live coffee in one of the worlds oldest coffee trading hubs.
    Looking forward to the report. Ive yet to try Turkish coffee but Turkey is on my bucket list of travel destinations (along with Cuba, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Ethiopia).
    Heck, the Turks were doing BeanBay in Constantinople nearly 1600 years ago.
    Interested to see if there is any effect on BeanBay in Geelong 2011+

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D776275757A6E681B0 link=1307378223/8#8 date=1307418748
    Interested to see if there is any effect
    Yeah, we might triple our prices and "you gotta haggle".
    ;D

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 18373D20590 link=1307378223/9#9 date=1307419546
    Yeah, we might triple our prices and "you gotta haggle".
    Smack! Didnt see that one coming! :o ;D

    Accepted haggling protocol is to offer half of the quoted price, but if you tripled your prices you would still be ahead.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Order done and paid. :)

    Got a little of everything i wanted and even a kilo of brown, just for a change up.

    We CSers are very lucky.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    happy to have ordered more Ethiopians :)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    First time green bean order - ill give the ethiopian a try

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Well done Freemanoglu Bey and may the fleas of a thousand camels infest the armpits of your enemies.

    Smooth as silk and you werent even here.

    I only wanted some of that Dominican

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    ... Me too flynn_aus but did you see the sneaky Nicaraguan?

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Thanks Andy!
    Its been a while as I have been selfishly roasting my way through about 25kgs and now I am very nearly out. :o
    Ive directly credited your account.
    rayzurhed

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D7371757B677A7B7D751E0 link=1307378223/15#15 date=1307528435
    did you see the sneaky Nicaraguan?
    Sure did SD and I admit my finger hovered over it for a second. My will power won this round - well I did well to limit to one bag.

    Been waiting for an update on the HG. Dont mind us plebs or spare our feelings; yes, were insanely jealous but think of it as helping us to live the dream :)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Finally :D got my Ghimbi, I think I have enough beans to last me a while now :)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C2220242A362B2A2C244F0 link=1307378223/15#15 date=1307528435
    did you see the sneaky Nicaraguan?
    I did, and it said "Sold Out" oh well, plenty of other beans.

    Peru CdSE - Mexican YNT - Sumatran ALP.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Glad all went well, I was called out tonight so had my fingers crossed that everything would run smoothly and SMSd Paula to make sure.

    Also happy to see no server problems or performance woes so we might be on the right track now.

    The PayPal payments are instant so those will ship tomorrow, the bank payments will appear in our account on Friday and we will ship those orders out then.

    Happy roasting everyone!


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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 557276794855727665170 link=1307378223/19#19 date=1307537364
    Quote Originally Posted by 3C2220242A362B2A2C244F0 link=1307378223/15#15 date=1307528435
    did you see the sneaky Nicaraguan?
    I did, and it said "Sold Out" oh well, plenty of other beans.

    Peru CdSE - Mexican YNT - Sumatran ALP.
    Wow... that sold out pretty quickly!

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Nah not quick, I think the BeanBay record is under 10 seconds and it was still there at least an hour after BeanBay started.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 7659534E370 link=1307378223/22#22 date=1307541016
    Nah not quick, I think the BeanBay record is under 10 seconds and it was still there at least an hour after BeanBay started.
    And what bean was that for Andy?? (Just keeping it in mind for next time!)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 123D372A530 link=1307378223/20#20 date=1307538280
    Also happy to see no server problems or performance woes so we might be on the right track now.
    Yep.
    Not a single problem with last nights BeanBay, not even so much as a slight lag.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1136323D0C11363221530 link=1307378223/19#19 date=1307537364
    I did, and it said "
    Sold Out
    " oh well, plenty of other beans.
    Quote Originally Posted by 202336303A323F23323D2720530 link=1307378223/21#21 date=1307539967
    Wow... that sold out pretty quickly!
    The Nicaraguan bean actually went back up in BeanBay mid afternoon yesterday.
    I saw it and was going to grab some more only to look through my past orders and realise that i already ordered double my usual amount of it during the last BeanBay.
    I havent the room for the new stuff i ordered last night, let alone tripling up on a bean. :(

    Quote Originally Posted by 07323D343C530 link=1307378223/23#23 date=1307545715
    And what bean was that for Andy?? (Just keeping it in mind for next time!)
    Ill take a stab at the Bani Ismail from a year or so ago.
    How far off am i, Andy?


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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    after my family tried the Sumatran Orange Pekoe tea from my Beanology show bag and loved it I now have tea on my Beanbay shopping list ::) ::) :) :)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Thanks Andy. My first time buying on the sale night... very smooth process and way too easy to spend lots of money!

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Beans have arrived in WA, bulk pickup this Saturday from 2 - 3pm. All welcome to come to pickup.

    Justintzm can you PM me as your username does not appear in the user list :)


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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Just out of curiosity, I selected pickup for QLD however today my beans arrived at my door :)

    Much appreciated and quite shocked. Thanks

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Beans have arrived SA! Pls come to pick up on weekdays between 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

    See you soon! :D

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Hi guys thanks for organising this beanbay/pickup.
    caffeinefreak - sorry I just realised that my registered username is spelt wrong.. anyways PM sent

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Another great pickup at CFs, great to see Runfast and Simsy, Anzac bickies were a big hit as usual ;) :) :) :)
    thanx for Roast mag Gary, will read and pass on :)
    The day old blend tasted pretty good in milk Simon :o :o :D :D :D--thanks to S&S for their hospitality, looking forward to catching up again next month :) :)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Great WA Beanbay pickup, as usual. Fantastic Anzacs and great craic!!! Thanks S&S.

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 736671717A79757A140 link=1307378223/31#31 date=1308997859
    The day old blend tasted pretty good in milk Simon


    High praise indeed Caffeinefreak!!

    Well done for another great hosting.....

    Sorry we were a bit late getting there!

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Thanks to Simon and Sue again for hosting pick-up.

    Great to meet up with other snobs as usual and discovering new members.

    Enjoyed your espresso. Those beans should taste better given a few days more rest.

    Trevor, youre welcome.
    I know youre more of a roaster than i am, so im sure you will benefit from it more than i do.

    Gary at G

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Ooops, totally missed the PM about perth pickup, sorry! Ill send a message now. (couldnt send a PM without making a first site post..)

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Hello bigmunchez,

    Welcome to Coffeesnobs.
    I dont understand your post.
    Do you mean you have ordered and you have not received a private message yet that beans have arrived or are you trying to contact someone?

    Hope to catch up with you next month or two when the Beanbay sales start again. It is interesting meeting with others with a common interest. :)
    If you need assistance you can PM me or Caffeinefreak, who is usually the host of the Perth pick-up.

    Gary at G

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 0F070B0E0B0C055B525B620 link=1307378223/29#29 date=1308729360
    Beans have arrived SA! Pls come to pick up on weekdays between 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

    See you soon!*
    * :D
    hi Fiefy beaut see you this week,*hope beans not in your way... you are an [smiley=engel017.gif]

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Sale - Wednesday 8th June 2011

    Gary at G - thanks for your concern! Its sorted, there was no problem, Im a muppet and didnt notice the PM. Then I couldnt PM Caffeinefreak back without posting in the forum first. Picked up the beans tonight (thanks Caffeinefreak) and am about to commence a roast-a-athon.



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