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    BeanBay Green Bean Release - Feb 2015

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    BeanBay Green Bean Release - Feb 2015
    Available now...


    Ethiopia Biftu Gesha Sundried

    Coffee of the year! Well, it is only early in the year and I'm the only one voting but this one is a stunner. I had hoped that this would land much earlier but freight nearly always takes longer than it should.
    This South Western highland Gesha (geisha) was sun dried on raised beds and natural processed and as such it creates a pile of chaff when roasting. In the cup the body oozes across your tongue leaving ripe juicy fruits, warm spices and finishing with cocoa tones that linger long after. It pulls through milk based drinks with ease and is very balanced even in taller cups.


    Panama Jaramillo SHB

    Panama Jaramillo SHB High altitude coffee, very clean and really well graded. It's been 12 months since we had this last and it was worth the wait. Stunning Central American style coffee, bright like a crisp white wine, good body and ripe nectarine type flavours coming through the espresso shot. Like most Centrals, this becomes quite sweet in milk based drinks of all sizes and also works well as a drip/filter/aeropress coffee too.



    Maui Yellow Catura Ka'anapali Estate

    Maui Yellow Catura is grown on the same Ka'anapali Estate that grew the Mokka that we landed last year. This is nothing like the Mokka but is more typical of the varietal grown on the islands. Uniform in size and very evenly graded (and certified by the Hawaii Dept of Agriculture) in the cup you will get a mid acidity, sweet and balanced coffee. Due to the high price tag this is sold in 1kg lots.
    (a few people reminded me this wasn't included in the previous email so I've posted it here again).



    Of course there are also 30 odd other coffees in BeanBay too, so you are sure to find something you love!


    (with the exception of the 1kg Maui) All BeanBay beans are packed in 2.5kg zippered cotton bags, perfect for storage for up to 3 years when kept in a cool, dark and dry position. We ship paid orders out from the Snobbery Monday to Thursday and BeanBay will show the available shipping options to your area. Larger orders are typically cheaper to freight so we suggest ordering your requirements all at once. We also strongly recommend that you ship to an attended address (eg: work or grandma's house) to avoid delivery delays.

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    Great beans again mate...

    Might grab a bag of the Ethiopian next week (if there's any left)... Sounds terrific

    Mal.

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    Hi all

    Andy wrote "Ethiopia Biftu Gesha Sundried ... and is very balanced even in taller cups."

    I like a heavy bodied bean too, that way the taller cups don't fall over as easy. Thanks Andy :-)

    Mike

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    Wide bottomed tall cups and a solid level surface will help stop them falling over.

    I made a 16oz "bucket" of milk with a double shot Biftu in it and it worked a treat, it has enough acidity to carry the coffee through that much milk which was surprising considering that as a doppio espresso it didn't produce a Melbourne pucker face. (far safer to type that last sentence, don't pronounce it mixed company)

    (if there's any left)
    You will be right Mal, I bought a good sized pile of these. Amazing to land a Gesha of this quality in this price range so I made a pig of myself when purchasing. The pricing is also extra good as I paid for this shipment a long time before our dollar dived south, replacement cost of these would be circa $21/kg today as freight and purchase prices were all calculated in USD.
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    Any chance of getting more Rwanda Nyungwe, Andy?

    Looking forward to trying the Biftu!

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    Lots of chance but no ETA yet, moving stuff out of Africa is always random at best.
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    Andy.

    Any El Salvador anywhere on the horizon?

    Haven't seen it for ages. Missing it alot

    -Linda

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    Nooo just checked BeanBay Banter again and No more Kenya Naturals >.<
    Any chance of getting more of them before end of March, Andy?

    -Stephanus

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    nup, nup, nup.

    This is the way coffee works... naturally grown on trees once a year on the other side of the planet so you can't just "wish it" to appear. We select it, land it, bag it, offer it up in BeanBay and if you love it then buy more while its available as once it's sold out it might never appear again. just because a farm produced something great this year doesn't mean next year will be as good.
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    Andy, Is the snobbery open today for pick up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I made a 16oz "bucket" of milk with a double shot Biftu in it and it worked a treat, it has enough acidity to carry the coffee through that much milk which was surprising considering that as a doppio espresso it didn't produce a Melbourne pucker face. (far safer to type that last sentence, don't pronounce it mixed company)


    Can't read my,
    Can't read my
    No he can't read my pucker face

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    Quote Originally Posted by neofelis View Post
    Andy, Is the snobbery open today for pick up?
    Err... today is Saturday
    The freight option you selected was:
    Warehouse - Monday - Thursday 1pm-5pm pickup
    ...so unless I've really got the days of the week mucked-up I would bet no one was there today!


    Quote Originally Posted by Sheumack View Post
    Can't read my,
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    Hahaha pull out the whip andy! I'm sure you could turn it into a sweat shop with pick up available on Saturdays



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