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    BeanBay Green Bean Release - Feb 2014

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    BeanBay Green Bean Release - Feb 2014
    (these were going to be January beans but due to freight problems they slid into Feb!)


    Ethiopia Sidamo

    Ethiopia Sidamo is from Sidama, SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region). This area is one of the few in Ethiopia that produce dry and wet process coffees close together, typically each region has a bias one way or the other.


    This particular one was washed, cleaned and then well processed. I know a lot of people like to lightly roast Sidamo coffees, that's fine if that floats your boat but for me I find it really stands-up in the darker roasts where the deep cocoa and sweetness leaps out, with a smooth mouth feel and nice mid body espresso shot this is great as a single origin bean or as a blend component.



    Costa Rica Villa Sarchi

    Costa Rica Villa Sarchi is a really well graded Central American bean. Large and even bean size, its easy to roast and results in a clean, crisp espresso shot at around the CS8 roast depth, take it a little darker to balance out the brightness with a stone fruit sweetness. This is a great value Central.


    If humanly possible, your order will always ship the same day we receive payment from your bank.
    Remember you can always track the order status under the "My Previous Orders" tab above.




    Costa Rica Geisha SHB

    Costa Rica Geisha SHB is from the Tarrazu growing region, famed for its high altitude, suitable weather and great rainfall for producing the countries highest quality coffees. This is a 100% Geisha varietal, one of the "old growth" heirloom coffees originally from Ethiopia. Slightly ugly in that the bean sizing includes a range of sizes and the sun drying Meil process has left some patches of chaff. Roasting is easy and the results are more even than first expected. Off the grinder you are hit with huge room filling florals and some of those transfer to the cup too. Great buttery body and excellent balance make this a joy to drink.


    Wildly expensive and very limited so we have packed it in 1kg lots to give more people a chance to play with it.

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks Andy!

    Been hanging out for a few weeks to see what comes up before placing a new order. The Geisha sounds like one for me

    Mick

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    Might have to think again now I've seen the price!

    Not sure my Breville DB and SG combo will do it justice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglemick View Post
    Might have to think again now I've seen the price!
    Yeah, thats why the description said:

    Wildly expensive and very limited so we have packed it in 1kg lots to give more people a chance to play with it.
    ;-)

    Still, you can buy a lot of over priced retail coffee for $50-$60/kg (and more) so getting one of the countries top beans for the same price isn't so bad. ...and it's still half the price of JBM green!

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    Nice one Andy for offering the Costa Rica gesha in 1kg lots. Roasted some yesterday to try through the aeropress next week. Had a sneaky espresso straight after roasting - big hit of bergamot aroma and furry apricot tang, light to medium body. Roasted on the light side of medium. Should be rather nice as a filter brew

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    Heh, just a easy question... I don't get an email regarding upcoming beanbay sales (It says somewhere members are emailed upcoming sales and the beans that will be offered). Wondering if this is happening or not? I checked my settings and can't seem to find anywhere where I subscribe to that email?? No hassles if it's not happening - just don't want to miss out if it is!! The bean release is a monthly highlight on my calendar.... how sad is that!
    Thanks
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    The last one I received was February 4th.

    At the end of my regular e-mail is the following text:
    As a member of CoffeeSnobs you will receive one email a month from us, you can manage your CS membership account via the “contact us” page at coffeesnobs.com.au

    So, if your email contact is set up correctly, check your spam filter. If still no luck, it might be worth an EMAIL request to Andy.
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/sendmessage.php
    He might be able to see if your ISP has blocked some traffic.

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    Thanks for that...I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Yeah, thats why the description said:



    ;-)

    Still, you can buy a lot of over priced retail coffee for $50-$60/kg (and more) so getting one of the countries top beans for the same price isn't so bad. ...and it's still half the price of JBM green!
    Yeah, completely missed the wildly expensive bit on my first read

    Just upgraded to a Macap grinder so may give these a whirl once I get the hang of the upgrade. Jeez, the coffee seems to disappear faster now



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