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Thread: BeanBay Green Bean Release - March 2014

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    BeanBay Green Bean Release - March 2014

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    BeanBay Green Bean Release - March 2014


    Tanzania Kyaurinde
    FairCrack Pulped

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    Tanzania Kyaurinde FairCrack Pulped. Kyaurinde was the fourth pulper that FairCrack funded, we also funded new above ground drying racks so this coffee really has a strong connection with us. The coffee was picked from wild coffee trees on the southern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro within walking distance of the village. All the cherry was then bought back to the central pulping unit (CPU) and pulped, then dried before going to the mill for final processing and bagging.
    Big sweet coffee cherry aroma in the green bean, bright, lively espresso with a dash of sweetness. Stunning coffee!


    Dominican Republic
    Damajagua

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    Dominican Republic Damajagua is a deep blue green colored bean. Well processed and graded to a large size this high grown coffee is more dense than you would typically expect from an island coffee. Semi washed so it does produce a lot of chaff near first crack but it's very easy to roast with best results just before second crack. Bright, clean and balanced flavours with enough acidity to cut through milk based espresso drinks.




    Guatemala
    Jacaltenango SHB

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    Guatemala Jacaltenango SHB (strictly hard bean). Jacaltenango is in the northern end of Guatemala, near the Mexican border and even as a green bean this is full of fruit and sweet aromas. The same ripe coffee fruit sweetness appears in the espresso shot along with some green apple acidity that lifts the aromas. Stunning as a long black but also works well in espresso based drinks.


    These and a pile of other coffees are available in Beanbay now.

    Enjoy!
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    Was stoked to see the Kyaurinde back in the 'Bay. The last lot, along with the Uru, a couple of years ago ( was it really that long ago???) was amazing!!!

    Mine landed yesterday, looking forward to a roast on Monday!

    Top stuff Andy. Cheers

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    Received the bean release notification email which also mentioned the March Recycle month for the bags. Where and how do we send them back? Is there a dropoff location or postage only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewToEspresso View Post
    Received the bean release notification email which also mentioned the March Recycle month for the bags. Where and how do we send them back? Is there a dropoff location or postage only?
    Drop them off at or mail them to the Snobbery

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    Drop them off at or mail them to the Snobbery
    Warehouse Address:

    Andy Freeman,
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    59 Morgan Street
    North Geelong
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    Should get there.

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    Does this include the older style bags without the zipper as well?
    Also, do I need to make an appointment to drop the bags off at the snobbery?

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    Can't say about the bags, except I presume so....... I have received a couple of twist tie bags recently.
    Remove the stickers first.

    It's best to ring Andy before making the trip to Morgan St., unless you're just around the corner. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Warehouse Address:Should get there. Not sure if there is a P.O. Box number.
    I've mailed bags to that address before and Andy received them.

    Does this include the older style bags without the zipper as well?
    I reckon if Andy only wanted the zippered bags he would have said so.

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    Call me old fashion or nostalgic, but personally I prefer the non-zippered bags as they were a bit easier to pour out the beans from but I won't violently object if I get zippered ones...

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    Dear 'ol fashioned ;-)
    Zippers rock! The bags sit/pack flatter when full and it's a heap faster when I fill 'em, not to mention the lack of spiked thumbs from the tie wire! Both bags do a good job but I prefer the zips.

    Thanks for all the helpful replies above fellas....

    Delivery in person Mon-Thu afternoons at Morgan St else you can post, courier, carrier pigeon (have a few on the roof already) whatever works best for you and is cheapest.


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    Hi Andy,

    Firstly thank you for me coffee education which outside a well know barista book this forum has expanded my coffee horizons exponentially.

    I have three questions from a total green bean novice perspective as the Tanzania batch sounds so fantastic I want to get some without even owning a roaster...yet.

    1. If I were to buy some of these beans in anticipation of getting a roaster in the near future how long could I realistically store them before it was too late to roast them?
    2. What is the best way to store green beans for longevity?
    3. How are pulped beans different to others?

    Thank you if you get a change to respond and sorry for asking such basic questions.

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    Hi thewpguy,

    I have posted some thoughts on your questions here:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/home-roast...tml#post525968

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    Thank you chokkidog, the info is fantastic. Much appreciated.

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    Hey Andy,
    great idea with the bag returns, i have had more then a few sitting around for awhile. only one bag I am not sending back. My first ever coffee order bag from early 2005 or was it late 2004 Indian tiger mountain.
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    That one certainly is an oldie... In fact, one of the ones that I had hand sewn myself!

    Fatboy sent back an even older one last year, it was red print but a similar vintage. The initial bags were red, when we ran out of red ink we topped the stamp-pad with blue which made purple.... so there are more purple in circulation than red.

    I have a framed collection on the Snobbery wall which makes an interesting (at least to me) timeline of the evolution of CS cotton bags over years.

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    bet you don't miss the hand sewing days Andy!

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    Heck no! It would be 3 full time jobs to sew for you "coffee pigs" now
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    haha... Well so much for the 10th Anniversary 'Limited Edition' Hand sewn bag edition on bean bay

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    Looks like a tempting and well described selection.



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