MONDAY 17th Sept 2012
8:00pm QLD, ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
7:30pm SA, NT
The new release beans that will appear in BeanBay are:
El Salvador La Guachoca $12.50/kg*
La Guachoca is apparently the name of the quail like bird that's found on this El Salvador farm. The coffee is sundried, semi-washed and very well sorted. Packed in grainpro bags it arrives here in the same condition that it left the farm. In the roaster it's a chaff monster but easy to roast and control. Roast to high CS9 to expose the dark cooca flavours or for something interestingly crisp stop just after CS8. Velvet mid bodied and an excellent Central American single estate espresso.
Hawaii Kona Kaipo $42/kg*
Hawaii Kona Kaipo is grown on the west side of the "big island" of Hawaii and is State of Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture certified 100% Kona coffee. Kona coffee exports are very tightly regulated (similar to JBM) and every bag is sampled before leaving Hawaii to ensure their good name isnt tarnished. Clean, washed, and well graded it produces a good bodied well balanced cup and is an easy bean to roast. Due to the high price this is packed in 1kg lots.
Mexico el Triunfo Arabigo $12/kg*
Mexico el Triunfo Arabigo is shade grown, organic, fair traded and bird friendly and might be one of the world's most certified coffees. Produced by 25 small holder farmers the beans picked are mostly from an old growth hairloom varietal called Arabigo, Closely related to Typica the Arabigo is a bold full flavoured coffee in the cup with nice acidity, great body and a spicy savoury flavour profile. Roast slowly to a CS10 to get stunning espresso from this bean.
* 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 (express or road) and Star Track Express (air or road) along with some other options depending on where you live or you can collect your paid order from Morgan Street (when I'm there, late afternoons preferred).
Pickup Points (one per state)
(only an available option for a couple of days either side of the sale date).
QLD - "Simon T" - Brissy (SORRY, no Brissy pickup this month)
NSW - Erkochurch - Erskinville
TAS - "ParaM" – Hobart
SA - Fiefys Specialty Cafe - Adelaide
WA - "Greeman" - Warwick
VIC - Veneziano- Abbotsford - SAT 22nd Sept 10:30-11:30 only
We hope to get beans to all the pickup points by: 29/9/2012
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 don't annoy the pickup points by asking for your beans before they let you know in this thread they are available for collection.