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    Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Release - SUNDAY 11th November 2012 - 8pm AEST

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    Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Release

    SUNDAY 11th November 2012
    20:00 AEDT

    8:00pm ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS
    7:00pm QLD
    7:30pm SA
    6:30pm NT
    5:00pm WA
    (I'm pretty sure thats the correct daylight savings times)

    The new release beans that will appear in BeanBay are:


    Thailand Chiang Mai $9.00/kg*
    Chiang Mai in the far north is one of the main arabica coffee growing regions of Thailand. Clean and evenly graded this coffee is a chaff monster in the roaster. In the cup it's very balanced with low acidity and good body which produces a very easy drinking espresso. Very good coffee and well priced this will develop a CS fan club in no time.

    Bolivia Green Mountain Estate $11.50/kg*
    Green Mountain Estate is located in the Caranavi high country of Bolivia and everything they produce is certified organic by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) and Fairtrade. This coffee produces a really big bodied espresso, smooth and viscious with low acidity at a CS9 roast depth with an initial sweetness that works great in milk

    Cuba Turquino $10.50/kg*
    Cuba Turquino clean, washed and well processed this Cuban coffee is very good to roast and produces an espresso full of spicy notes and balck tea tannins at a CS9 roast depth. Interesting coffee and hard not to do a cigar association of tobacco, leather, wood and spice as the lingering flavours retain a drying peppery finish.

    Sulawesi Blue Peaberry $13.50/kg*
    Sulawesi Blue Peaberry is one of the best graded wet hulled coffees I've ever seen. All the peaberries are the same size range and very few have the typical wet hulled cow hoof splits or the brokens. More dense than the Sulawesi Blue it takes a hotter, slower roast and I think works best at high CS9. Spicy, heavy, syrup like pours with a super body and a nice sweet blood plum finish. Hard to stop at one shot of this one when you get the roast profile right.


    * 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
    NSW - Erkochurch - Erskinville
    TAS - "ParaM" Hobart
    SA - Fiefys Specialty Cafe - Adelaide
    WA - "Greeman" - Warwick
    VIC - Veneziano- Abbotsford(Sat 17th 10:30-11:30 only)

    We hope to get beans to all the pickup points by: 24/11/2012

    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.

    Enjoy!

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    Nice range this month Andy, I don't think we've had anything from Thailand, Bolivia or Cuba before?
    Cheers, Jason.

    P.S. Congrats on winning the 2012 Golden Bean too, well done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    Nice range this month Andy, I don't think we've had anything from Thailand, Bolivia or Cuba before?
    Cheers, Jason.
    I agree. Nice looking beans. I'm thinking of giving that Bolivian a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonD View Post
    I don't think we've had anything from Thailand, Bolivia or Cuba before?!
    We've had Bolivian Caranavi before (2009) - and Green Mountain as well I think. We've had the Turquino as well - still got about a kg left.

    The Thai sounds interesting.

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    Gee Andy... Was hoping to skip another month, but I reeeallly like that Cuban

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    The Thai sounds interesting.
    Yes, totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by David8 View Post
    I agree. Nice looking beans. I'm thinking of giving that Bolivian a go!
    The Bolivian GME won a Silver in the CoffeeSnobs Espresso Category of the recent Golden Bean awards if that is a recommendation.

    GrahamK

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    Nice range this month Andy, I don't think we've had anything from Thailand, Bolivia or Cuba before?
    The Bolivia Green Mountain we have had but it went very fast, Cuba we typically get once a year in small quantity but the Thailand is new.

    When Fiefy and I were in Thailand for the Barista competition a few years ago we were flown to Chaing Mai by the president of the Special Coffee Association and he drove us to a project farm. The highlands there are stunning and had mostly grown tea and opium poppy prior to the King of Thailand paying farmers to plant coffee instead of opium. (with my import permit) I bought back a couple of kilo of greens in hand luggage and it was great coffee. A Bangkok roaster, Chartree has also bought me some Chaing Rai coffee (from further north) and I've met a couple of other growers over the years. It's an area with a lot of potential for the future. Currently nearly all of the coffee is consumed on the Thai local market but I expect that will change quickly as their processing and freight logistiics improve.

    The Bolivian GME won a Silver in the CoffeeSnobs Espresso Category of the recent Golden Bean awards if that is a recommendation.
    It sure did, and I'm not that surprised that a bean at that grade roasted well scored a medal.
    Actually a lot of BeanBay beans figured in the medal tally, it's great to see people getting such good results with 'em.

    Gee Andy... Was hoping to skip another month, but I reeeallly like that Cuban
    It has a good fan club... I know one local that will be doing cartwheels to get it. It "his" bean, the one that clicked and everything else he's had since is a compromise (for him) and I don't know of any other bean thats like a Cuban except for... a Cuban!

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    Had a bag of the Bolivian GME last year. Made a great base bean in a base plus moka java. 4:3:2.

    Also went well with the Burundi Kayanza Kinyovu Lot 1 in the blend. This (the BKK) would probably be my favourite single bean so far.

    Looking at Andy's description of this months offering, I'm predicting a 60/40 blend of the Bolivian GME with the Cuban Turquino will be nice.

    And I bags the name "Green Turquino".

    Amanda

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST View Post
    Gee Andy... Was hoping to skip another month, but I reeeallly like that Cuban
    Aaaand a bag each of the Cuban and the Thai (along with some Chai) ordered and paid for. Thanks Andy

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    Gees it's quiet around here. Long gone are the days when new or popular beans are snapped up within minutes of BeanBay opening. Still, it's nice to log in 15 mins after opening and buy what you want without hassle.

    Anyway, my first order since July. I managed to limit myself to the Thai bean as my stash meter is still in the red zone.

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    2.5kg each from Burundi, Bolivia, Mexico, and Sulawesi; It's like a round-the-world coffee trip ;-) Better stop buying for a bit...

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    Nup, not quiet... just smooth.
    The server has 10 times the power of the "good 'ol days" and there are 100's of fast, sucessful sales in the background so people are on the site, buy, and off again in minutes.

    Often there are more than 1000 people online at any given time on CoffeeSnobs so the server is doing a grand job of the load.

    We also land a LOT more beans which stops the noise when we run out. Many of the beans that we have offered this year required a minimum order of more than a tonne to get LCL shipping and clearances so they should last for BeanBay night and hopefully a few weeks after.


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    It is much easier now. I really don't miss the struggle to purchase that last lot of the monthly special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Nup, not quiet... just smooth.
    The server has 10 times the power of the "good 'ol days" and there are 100's of fast, sucessful sales in the background so people are on the site, buy, and off again in minutes.
    I meant 'quiet' as in very little post-BeanBay chatter. We use to get pages of it. The buying experience is as smooth as the proverbial. No more clicking on the 'Go' button with fingers crossed. Well done on getting it work so well.

    I see you now have a Aeropress Kaffeologie filters in BeanBay. I was considering a .006 micron Able (Coava) disk but had to give one of these a try.

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    The 6, 8 and 10 thou Coava disc is is like using flywire compared to the Kaffeologie.

    The stainless mess really is like satin/silk weave and would have to be another decimal place smaller than anyone could laser a solid piece. I've used their previous version for a long time, it was good but once bent or curled was a pain to use, this version with the solid outer fixes that and I expect will be a favourite of anyone that trys it too.

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    Thanks Andy.
    Ordered late Sunday evening - little box arrived today.

    Cuba, Bolivia and Thailand along with a couple of others from previous bays that you still had stock of. (and some Double dutch for the Mrs)
    Congratulations on what must have been a superhuman packing effort yesterday!

    Can't wait to give them a try - well actually - I can.
    I have a batch of Yemen Bani Ismaili I roasted on the weekend resting away - so I'll have to "force" myself to drink that first before I can start on the new ones.

    The hard, hard life of a Coffeesnob

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    Strange....Didn't even get an alert for this....again.


    *rollseyes at badpond*

    Although visiting Andy down at the Snobbery allowed me to get some Colombian, which is so good.

    -Linda

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    Congratulations on what must have been a superhuman packing effort yesterday!
    Yep, you guessed it, yesterday was totally insane at the Snobbery. Paula and Dad worked all day with me to get everything that was paid for shipped out same day. We filled the snob van to the roof and even filled the passenger seat and front floor space and the two courier companies had record level pickups too. Today is similar except I'm on top of it earlier in the day.

    Happy roasting gz20tt!

    *rollseyes at badpond*
    That's strange Linda. Have a look in the junk filter on the bigpuddle webmail... maybe it's getting stopped there before you get it?
    I'm guessing other bigpond customers got theirs?!?!?

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    I was previously with optout, sorry, I mean optars (hope that's not too rude Andy, but what can I say?). Some BeanBay alerts were never received, some came very late.
    I'm now on a domain name type email, hosted (?) by Apple........ working perfectly now for 3 months!
    (The point being that I can confirm from experience that it's ISP/server issues not CS software, as has been suggested by some)

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    Hotmail and Gmail will often put it in the junk folder on their webserver that most users don't even know exists. Bigpond will do the same "sometimes" so it might be that they deliver the first "x" amount before junking the rest as spam.

    I always post this thread-up prior to the release, the same thread is also posted to Twitter and Facebook so even if people don't see the email for some reason there are a few ways of still getting a heads-up.

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    Thanks Andy - another great selection matey.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'm guessing other bigpond customers got theirs?!?!?
    I'm with Bigpond, and got mine. However I also have my own domain name which is managed by Bigpond. - So not sure if that makes a difference?

    GrahamK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'm guessing other bigpond customers got theirs?!?!?
    I'm with Bigpond and it came through fine this time but the one before this had a big time delay.

    Brett.

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    Smooth as silk operation Andy, could not resist an order of all 3 !! look out roaster'

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    Mine arrived today - great service Really liking the "new" bags with the zips too - a bit less fuss than the wire wrap.

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    Helllloooo, Sydney Snobs.

    Beans are ready for pickup at erkochurch.

    Any first-timers, send me a text if you need detailed directions. Otherwise, come and get em whenever you like!

    cheers

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    Wow that was quik Andy.

    Rog - I'll be in touch!

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    Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Release - SUNDAY 11th November 2012 - 8pm AEST

    Hi, noob here, how does the pick up work? How's it different from just ordering them online and get it sent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenvase View Post
    Hi, noob here, how does the pick up work? How's it different from just ordering them online and get it sent?
    The beans will be sent to a pick up point close to you, Simon's in your case. You pay cheap shipping because lots of people ship to Simon's. Then Simon posts on here when the beans have arrived, and when he is free for you to drop around to his place and pick the beans up.

    Does that help?

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Release - SUNDAY 11th November 2012 - 8pm AEST

    WA bean pickup on Sat 24th between 2-4pm--looking forward to catching up with regulars and newbs
    Please PM me for address if you are a first timer:thumbup::thumbup:

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    woohoo! i'll bring some yirga ocr and maybe you will put on a syphon show :P

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    Re: Monthly BeanBay GREEN Bean Release - SUNDAY 11th November 2012 - 8pm AEST

    sounds like a plan Chris:thumbup::thumbup:

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    Brisbane beans are here....

    Im thinking pick up this Sunday at 3-4pm... Ill update if there is a change
    PM me if you dont have the address.

    There is the option for me to bring it in to work (in the city) if you cant get there on Sunday. (im guessing you are keen for this, Pete...? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    WA bean pickup on Sat 24th between 2-4pm--looking forward to catching up with regulars and newbs
    Please PM me for address if you are a first timer:thumbup::thumbup:

    Beans have arrived and been sorted==see you all on Saturday!!

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    beans have arrived for Hobart PM me to arrange pick up
    Simon

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    Smile Wa pickup today 2-4pm

    Perth pickup this afternoon 2-4pm
    have not heard from some people PM me for address
    see you all this afternoon
    cheers
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    Thanks to Trevor and Pam for their hospitality together with a couple of nice cups of lemoo's OCR done thru the syphon.

    Pam, wouldn't mind the recipe for the ricotta chocolate cake!

    Good to catch up with caffeinefreak again.

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    SA beans are ready to pick up @Fiefys on WED 28th, THU 29th, FRI 30th of Nov between 1.30pm-3pm only.

    We are appreciated you are coming during the specific time due to the cafe high traffic during the other times of the day.

    See you guys soon 8-)

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    Speedy send out Andy thanks.



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