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« Reply #75 on: 21/07/2011, 11:54 PM »
Thanks for everyone's reply.
That will be very useful, especially thanks for Richard by listing all these choice.

I am thinking buying a 2nd popcorn maker and do some modification.
Still looking and bidding around the eBay.
Hope will get some luck with something under 20.-.

I always like to do the experiment. I will say coffee is quite a science too, especially when I really got a publication from somewhere about espresso brewing time.

I have not really thought about blend yet.
I may need to spend more time surfing on the website about blend.
First thing first. Will order my green bean soon!!

Thanks to all again.

Colin

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« Reply #76 on: 22/07/2011, 07:24 AM »
I get mine from Ministry Grounds too.  I've found the quality to be excellent. They have some really great central american beans coming soon.

I also like the fact that you can review beans on the site. I always give my favourites a good write-up to help others who might be having trouble trying to decide. :)

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« Reply #77 on: 17/10/2011, 06:21 PM »
I have purchased my green bean from BeanGreen twice already.
I am going to buy the third one and share the bean with other friend in uni.

Although I know the delivery fee for beanGreen is free, I found their bean a bit higher than CS(beanbay).
In the end, CS actually offer cheaper invoice (same region/estate bean)

As a newbie, I dont know if there is any different (quality, service?) between all these different importer?
Because so far I just want to find the cheaper one or money-wise one.
I live in Townsville, QLD, so the postage is pretty high and no way I can pick it up myself.

Has anyone experienced the cheapest one or cheapest way to get the green bean?

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« Reply #78 on: 17/10/2011, 06:27 PM »
Hi Colin,
I have shopped with both CS and GreenBean and your comment that CS is cheaper per invoice is not entirely true. On several occasions I have found the reverse to be the case. It depends obviously on the QTY ordered and which S/O you are buying. I still shop with both and yes I have noticed a difference in the same (or like named) S/O from both vendors.

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« Reply #79 on: 17/10/2011, 08:30 PM »
I tend to shop with places other than CS at present, mainly due to the fact that I'm buying more expensive beans and can't afford to buy in 2.5kg lots.  That means Beangreen and Ministry Grounds.
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« Reply #80 on: 17/10/2011, 09:25 PM »
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Has anyone experienced the cheapest one or cheapest way to get the green bean?
Cheers
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Generally along with cheapest you are going to find with green price is related to quality not all the time but it is a fairly good guide. Can't think of anyone buying sports cars that bag up and sell small quantities of Green to home roasters on the profit margins.

Best bet to keep the freight down is order a little bigger batches so whatever freight is lower/kg. As someone in a similar situation to you (out of a capital) I do tend to buy 5kg or larger lots normally.

Apart from that if your a student and on a budget it's a bit of a tough gig paying more than you have to but it's worth it for the variation and taste experiences offered.  8)

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« Reply #81 on: 17/10/2011, 10:11 PM »
Thanks for Marc, shape shifter and beanflying's reply.
Sounds like there is no 100% correct answer and I need to compare more often and what I can offer.
So far from my first two purchase and the coming third one, my strategy is stick to few SO I like and add on some new one which cheap.
My budget is under 15.- per kg then I will be happy enough.
I start to share my roast bean with friend with a basic cost, that way I kind of been paid to experience my roast.
So I can try more different type of bean in a short turnover rate.

Honestly, change from popcorn maker to a Corretto (BM/HG) rise up the amount of bean i can roast and really enjoy the difference I try.

I will include the ministry grounds for my next purchase, and I love their informative website too.
Just have not got the quote of the postage yet.
Not sure how much will cost me.

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« Reply #82 on: 17/10/2011, 10:16 PM »
Generally along with cheapest you are going to find with green price is related to quality not all the time but it is a fairly good guide. Can't think of anyone buying sports cars that bag up and sell small quantities of Green to home roasters on the profit margins.

Best bet to keep the freight down is order a little bigger batches so whatever freight is lower/kg. As someone in a similar situation to you (out of a capital) I do tend to buy 5kg or larger lots normally.

Apart from that if your a student and on a budget it's a bit of a tough gig paying more than you have to but it's worth it for the variation and taste experiences offered.  8)

So true.

Pricing on coffee can vary up to 600% depending on the grade and availability (exclusiveness) of the bean. Coffee prices are pretty much set by a number of factors - differential on settled contracts from the C-index, financing, storage, risk, freight, etc.

Green bean supply is by no means a margin or value-based business, it's a scale business. If you think that one suppliers is "more expensive" than another, you will find that almost impossible to prove given that suppliers will *RARELY* stock the same precise bean, e.g. it might be a Ethiopian Yirgachaffe GR2 washed, but it's from a different farm and as such it is priced differently.

Even the timing for when you buy green coffee is important. I bought a pallet of a bean (a ton) and then the same lot number was 20% more expensive on the next pallet the following month because I did not forward contract.

Most of the suppliers who offer green beans to home roasters range very good (even go so far as to say excellent) grade coffees. These can be unique, high quality beans from small farms or microlots.

If you have ever tried to open jute bags (sometimes it is very fiddly and frustrating), scoop and weigh beans into a package, then seal, label, prepare the box, label, ship, etc. then you might realize this is a VERY time consuming and labor intensive activity. This labor effort needs to be accounted on top of the high grade beans you are purchasing.

In my mind, you are getting a damn good deal when you purchase green beans from the above mentioned providers - I still don't know how they do it for the price actually.

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« Reply #83 on: 17/10/2011, 10:32 PM »
The last lot of beans I purchased was from My Cuppa
I trusted Jeff to pick the 5 best in stock of different types/regions
So far I have only roasted one of those so far

I must say though that I have quite a few kilos of beans available and I will give apologies from now as I am running down my stash
And that means no more for approx 6 months

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« Reply #84 on: 17/10/2011, 10:38 PM »
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And that means no more for approx 6 months
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I trust you have signed that statement in blood  ;D I was reducing mine down nicely then the opportunity to buy 5kg of Geisha cropped up  8)

Don't ask Colin it's better you don't know the price/kg but it is over 3 times the most I have paid for green ever.  :o

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« Reply #85 on: 17/10/2011, 10:45 PM »
I trust you have signed that statement in blood  ;D I was reducing mine down nicely then the opportunity to buy 5kg of Geisha cropped up  8)

Don't ask Colin it's better you don't know the price/kg but it is over 3 times the most I have paid for green ever.  :o

My wife who rarely drinks coffee is convinced that JBM is her favorite  :o. Now that's some serious dollars and I prefer Yirg!!!   My wfe rarely drinks coffee!
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« Reply #86 on: 17/10/2011, 10:55 PM »
My wife who rarely drinks coffee is convinced that JBM is her favorite  :o. Now that's some serious dollars and I prefer Yirg!!!   My wfe rarely drinks coffee!

She has good taste  :-*

I trust you have signed that statement in blood  ;D I was reducing mine down nicely then the opportunity to buy 5kg of Geisha cropped up  8)



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« Reply #87 on: 17/10/2011, 11:03 PM »
I bought some of the Columbian decaf from BeanGrean today.  I've tried both of Neil's decafs and am wondering if anyone has a lead on another decaf I could give a go. Neil's Mexican Decaf is my favorite thus far with the Columbian a close second.  I'm not a CS member so getting DecafWow Greens is not possible.  Who else has a green decaf I could try?
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« Reply #89 on: 18/10/2011, 01:19 AM »
I bought some of the Columbian decaf from BeanGrean today.  I've tried both of Neil's decafs and am wondering if anyone has a lead on another decaf I could give a go. Neil's Mexican Decaf is my favorite thus far with the Columbian a close second.  I'm not a CS member so getting DecafWow Greens is not possible.  Who else has a green decaf I could try?

We have some water process Colombian Decaf in the KK shop
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« Reply #90 on: 18/10/2011, 08:00 AM »
Thanks guys... both great suggestions!
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« Reply #91 on: 20/10/2011, 10:59 PM »
Received my order from Bean Green today in the usual record time and excellent packaging...but wait.... There's more!!!  This awesome retailer read this very thread and threw in a large sample pack of the Brazil Daterra Opus 1 low caffeine variety: as suggested by Coffeehorse.  I've roasted some this afternoon and couldn't wait to try them.  The verdict: I have a new favorite decaf.  Thank you so much Bean Green (Brendan) for your thoughtful generosity, brilliant range of quality greens and outstanding service time after time.
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« Reply #92 on: 22/10/2011, 10:49 PM »
Thanks everyone for reply my question about the price.
I am happy to hear the real dealer or who knows what the cost.
Maybe I just need to appreciate more about all the dealer who offer the good and high quality green bean.

Thanks again for everyone's sharing.

Colin

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« Reply #93 on: 30/10/2011, 12:40 PM »
This is my first post after being informed of this Forum by Vinitasse.  Good work.  :)

The first thing I like about this Forum is you can actually talk about your grean bean suppliers.  ;)

I'm only new to roasting and have collected about 18 different beans to roast and am enjoying the experience immensely.

I have a looked around at some of the expensive beans and was rather shocked to see the price of the Jamaican Blue Mountain. Anyway, I found these folks and also found their price much much cheaper than others. Check it out. http://www.jamaicacoffee.com.au/  They only have the one green bean that you can purchase and it is $79.00 per kilo including free postage which is much better than other suppliers prices on the JBM. The kilo that I purchased even came with a certificate of authentication.  :)

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« Reply #94 on: 30/10/2011, 01:34 PM »
Post approved but it does read a little like a paid advitorial  ;) No problems with discussing suppliers of all sorts be they beans or gear but overt spruiking on non sponsors is still frowned on.

On JBM there is a lot of other beans for a whole lot less $ I would rather be drinking and roasting too.  :)

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« Reply #95 on: 30/10/2011, 01:53 PM »
I have absolutely no association with JBM coffee whatsoever other than the fact I bought one kilo of green beans off them.  :(

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« Reply #96 on: 30/10/2011, 04:12 PM »
If I had thought you were advertising for them I would have used the edit button on you.

As AM pointed out we do get plenty of kopi luwak or promo posters from first posts and we haven't had a good chinese tamper supplier get through for quite a while.

Don't stress about it as we don't use the shoot first policy here  :coffee2:

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« Reply #97 on: 30/10/2011, 04:31 PM »
Copy, received and understood.

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« Reply #98 on: 30/10/2011, 05:47 PM »
Thanks for that BF, didn't even know what kopi luwak was.  ::) I somehow don't think I'll be in the market for something that has traveled the brown highway. That's enough to make one chunder.

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« Reply #99 on: 30/10/2011, 06:07 PM »
Thanks for that BF, didn't even know what kopi luwak was.  ::) I somehow don't think I'll be in the market for something that has traveled the brown highway. That's enough to make one chunder.

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