Appears the Wahgi has fallen off the ship!
BeanBay Green Bean Release - September and then extra added for October 2014
Available in BeanBay now...
Costa Rica Santa Elena Tarrazu
This bean hails from the Santa Elena Estate in Tarrazu. Washed and high grade (SHB) this is an easy roasting bean that produces a bright and balanced espresso with a good body. It really shines in milk based drinks where the higher acidity cuts through the milk making the resulting coffee sweet with a long dry finish. An excellent Central American coffee.
Uganda Kisoro AA
This high grown Ugandan Arabica is washed but not polished and then screened to a large AA size. In the roaster this is easy to roast but expect plenty of chaff. In the cup it has a subtle acidity and heavy body that made a great double espresso and a syrupy ristretto. This worked best for me roasted to a CS10 depth where the cocoa range of flavours dominate. Excellent value coffee.
Venezuela San Cristobal Lavado Fino
Is a very large screen, washed and well processed bean from an unusual coffee origin. Easy to roast with good acidity and body makes this a great single origin for milk based drinks. Very high grade and large screen beans that expand to peanut size when roasted. South American coffee that cups like a Central, great looking and beautiful drinking.
Colombia La Esperanza Gesha Cerro Azul
Colombia Cafe Granja La Esperanza Gesha Cerro Azul Grand Crue. This "Blue Mountain Geisha" (Gesha) coffee is possibly one of the very best coffees in the country at the moment and certainly the most amazing Colombian coffee I've ever tried.
Easy to roast, and at a CS8 it was a floral explosion off the grinder, sweet and balanced in the cup with a mid-high bodied viscosity that felt like velvet. Wow, pity this is too expensive to drink every day. I've done some experimentation in roast depths and a couple of different brew methods and every one of them is a stunner.
It won the Coffee of the Year and Roasters Guild National Championship at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and according to the farm, Kenneth Davids scored it a monster 96.5
See the farm website for more details:
Grand Crue Cafe Granja La Esperanza Geisha Cerro Azul.
PNG Wahgi AA
Well washed, sorted and sized this is a really easy bean to roast and the results work well through a number of roast depths and brewing styles. Bright and acidic at CS8, Sweet at CS9, full of cocoa at CS10. I like it as an doppio espresso at CS9 where it's still has some lingering brightness but this coffee really shines best in milk based drinks.
All the above beans are packed in 2.5kg zippered cotton bags (with the exception of the Colombian Geisha which is in 1kg foil bag lots), perfect for storage for up to 3 years when kept in a cool, dark and dry position. We ship out from the Snobbery Monday to Thursday and BeanBay will show the shipping options to your area. We do recommend that you ship to an attended address (eg: work) to avoid delivery delays.
Last edited by Andy; 4th October 2014 at 10:11 PM. Reason: added the Colombian Geisha and PNG Wahgi
Appears the Wahgi has fallen off the ship!
I just landed an amazing Colombian and have updated the first post.
It's available now in BeanBay
As a Green Bean:
Colombia Cafe Granja La Esperanza Gesha Cerro Azul Grand Crue.
...and a Roasted Bean
Colombia La Esperanza Gesha (Geisha)
Neither are cheap but darn it's an amazing Colombian coffee.
Hmmm.....Colombian....big$/kg....you sure it's coffee Andy?
Wish I could afford some... KD scored it 96.5; that in itself is amazing...
I would get a 1kg roasted if available. I couldn't see myself getting through 2.
Maybe someone wants to go halves on a 2kg roast of Colombian geisha.
Last edited by crazikid; 26th September 2014 at 06:53 AM.
Yeah, I had trouble saying no to this one and bought the whole crop lot. Packed in 17.5kg vacuum bricks it will keep fresh for a long time.
(If you wan't to buy your own 17.5kg vacuum brick(s) of this let me know off-line)
Much of the Colombian coffee produced for export is very good but it's rare for any farm to really push the envelope and hit the very top of the speciality market.
I have seen this being sold for around $150/kg and that wasn't roasted to order so our $90/kg is pretty awesome pricing, you are effectively getting the second kilo for free. ;-)...I would get a 1kg roasted if available...
I expect quite a bit of this lot will become Christmas presents for the Coffee Snob who has everything.
aaaaaah Andy..... you've done it again!
Is there likely to be a release of PNG Wahgi AA anytime soon? If not is there anything that roast to a similar cocoa at a dark roast?
After reading the descriptors for the Geisha I could not resist and ordered 2kg, will be eagerly awaiting the parcel delivery man.......................
Or like this; if ordering bricks! ;-)
Recieved 2kg of this today - thanks Andy! Will be roasting up straight after work
I'm sure you will love the experience.
They are really easy to roast and work well in a range of roast depths, each different roast yields a new set of flavours and aromas.
Really stunning coffee.
Any tips on a roast profile for the Behmor Andy?
Found some info on the farm for anyone that is interested:--
The “Cerro Azul” farm was purchased in December 2006 and encompasses an area of 20 hectares between 1,700 m.a.s.l. and 1,950 m.a.s.l. At that time it was a working coffee farm planted with Caturra trees. In September 2007 they planted 35,000 Geisha plants using all of the knowledge that they acquired at “La Carleida” in Panama. Where did they get 35,000 Geisha plants in Colombia?? Good question: they brought the seeds from Panama themselves, from their own plants. So when they do a side-by-side cupping with their Panamanian and Colombian Geishas, they are cupping cousins.
Unlike most large Colombian farms, which focus exclusively on volume, “Cerro Azul” is managed very profesionally: each lot of Geisha is meticulously cared after. From the distance at which the trees are planted to the custom levels of fertilizer that is applied to each plant. “Cerro Azul” pays their pickers by the day, not by the sack or by weight like is customary in most Colombian farms. This gives them the incentive to take their time and pick only the ripest cherries. Overripe cherries or defects are picked and kept separate to avoid contamination or give fuel to the Broca. The farm managers take the time to train each individual picker, explaining the reasons why it is so important to pick only the ripe cherries, making sure that each picker is part of the team. The average picker at “Cerro Azul” picks an average of 25 kg of cherry per day (which is equivalent to only 5 kg of dry parchment). That means that to produce one 70-kg bag of green coffee you need to add up the harvest of 20 pickers. This is expensive, but it is the only way to guarantee quality.
Wow...I couldn't wait. Roasted yesterday and Aeropress last night. Aeropress today even better. Chemex just now.....just WOW!
Yep, what Chris said. Awesome in a cup
Startrak playing games, mine still have not arrived, getting very toey.............................................. .!!!!!
Just finished a 2.5 kg roast......... hope I've done it justice! Looks great.
greenman... did Andy forget to put Armaguard as a delivery option? Oooops!
Word on the street in Perth is that there's Gesha now available, in small ziplock bags......... if you know the right people. ;-)
Yours perhaps? ;-)
I had a peaceful night's sleep last night after the arrival of my treasures, will be heading to the roastery today for sure...................!!!
Just had an Esmerelda Geisha breakfast brew roast pulled halfway through first crack (scored them at cupping session, Dimattina, Perth yesterday), the flavours were stunning, layered, complex, wow!!!!
WAHGI AA ? ? ?
Please stop nagging people
...the Wahgi AA is back in stock!
initial post edited to include it.
Thanks to Andy and his staff our 4k of Colombia La Esperanza,Blue MountainGrand Crüe , Gesha Cerro Azul arrived this morning by Star Track Express now under lock and key. Now have to sum up courage to roast . My 2nd son paid for shipment to be enjoyed by my family and one special friend of his who only has short time left.
Roasted 500g of the Gesha on Saturday, taking the the roast to the end of first crack at 10m.30s.
Today I did a V60 brew, the aroma off the grinds was rich and fruity, in the cup it was super clean, sweet, rich velvety mouthfeel, bergamot, tropical fruit, sweet chocolate and a lingering aftertaste. A most pleasant experience and with 1.5kg left many more pleasurable moments to follow........................
The Geisha and the Venezuelan are both very appealing to me..... I might just get some of the latter for now.
So sad, there is no more Peru Ceja de Selva.......love that bean so much. Is there to be more of this at some stage? Certainly hope so.
Happy drinking to all you lucky people drinking the Colombian geisha.
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Uriarra Village, ACT, 2611 to the suburb list in beanbay,
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Had my first taste of the Colombia La Esperanza Gesha Cerro Azul this morning, only two days post roast. Simply put it's a stunner. I had it as a double ristretto (I know, shock, horror, etc), very floral with hints of jasmine, intense caramel sweetness, beautiful defining grapefruit acidity rounding out the mouthfeel.
I've tried a lot of geisha in the past year and the Cerro Azul is certainly in the top rank.