Calling homeroasters. Green beans and sources.

Tell us about the latest beans you've discovered and blends you've tried

Moderators: GreenBean, Gouezeri, bruceb, CakeBoy

Calling homeroasters. Green beans and sources.

Postby Ian » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:54 am

I'm intending to order some greens this week and fancy trying something a bit different. What are you roasting at the moment that you would recommend?

Cheers

Ian
User avatar
Ian
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:07 pm
Location: Hampshire,England

RE: Calling homeroasters.

Postby bruceb » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:40 am

Hi Ian. My favourite to use as a single origin, both for espresso and for press pot, is Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. For espresso blends I almost always begin with 50-70% Brazilian and the rest a mix of Central American and Indonesian. I just finished some Bolivia Finca Bolinda that had been sent to me by a friend in the UK (possibly from Steve at HasBean) and it was super. Good luck and let us know how you do if you have a chance.
Three Francesconi (CMA) espresso machines - Rossi, San Marco, LaCimbali, Faema and 2 Mazzer Major grinders- CoffeeTech Maggionlino, Hottop, Alpenröst and HW Precision roasters.
I decided I needed a bit of a change so I roasted some Monsooned Malabar. That was a change!
Image
User avatar
bruceb
 
Posts: 5361
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:49 pm
Location: Northern Hesse, Germany

RE: Calling homeroasters.

Postby HughF » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:11 pm

I am using HasBean Jailbreak blend for espresso but a wide variety from SweetMarias.com for Chemex filter with Kenyans always a favourite.

Cheers,

Hugh
Grinders : Macap MXK conical for espresso, Mahlkoenig Vario for Chemex, Macap MC6 (spare when our office was closed) for cafetiere, Zassenhaus Knee Mill for cafetiere when working away from home.
La Spaziale Vivaldi S1 espresso machine. HotTop KN8828P roaster. Chemex manual drip for most brewed coffee plus cafetieres and eSantos.
User avatar
HughF
 
Posts: 1113
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:47 pm
Location: Hampshire, UK

Postby Ian » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:47 am

Thanks Bruce and Hugh - must admit that I haven't tried a Yirgacheffe for some years, I'm going to order some.
User avatar
Ian
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:07 pm
Location: Hampshire,England

Postby GreenBean » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:29 am

Hi Ian, it is good to see you around. I am sure you will enjoy the Yirgacheffe :D
Image

Izzo Alex Duetto | Gaggia XD 2 Group | Mazzer Super Jolly | La Cimbali Max | Solis 166 | Dalian 1 kg roaster | Hottop P | Hottop B | French Press (several) | Kettle modded, no really, added digital thermometer |
User avatar
GreenBean
 
Posts: 2215
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:15 pm
Location: Chester

Postby Ian » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:35 pm

Hi, I ordered a couple of different Yirgs this morning :)
User avatar
Ian
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:07 pm
Location: Hampshire,England

Postby CakeBoy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:51 am

Great to see you Ian, was only just thinking of you the other day having happened across one of your articles whilst Googling :)
www.CakeBoy.co.uk
International muffin blagger

Iberital L'Anna 1 Gp Hand-Fill | Wega Orion 2 Gp | Bezzera 1 Gp | Rancilio Audrey PID | Spidem Trevi
Iberital MC2 Timed | Macap M4 DS & MXA DS | Mazzer SJ | Starbucks Barista Grinder (Dualit E60/Solis 166)
Pinhalense 2x500g Gas Batch/Sample Roaster | Gene Cafe | IMEX CR-100
Aerobie | eSantos | Zassenhaus | Bodum P/Over | Chemex | Hario Woodneck | Timer Filter
User avatar
CakeBoy
 
Posts: 9961
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:43 pm
Location: Oxfordshire, England

Postby Ian » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:11 pm

Hi Cakey. How's it going?

I am around most days but only tend to post when I've (hopefully) got something worth saying.

Do you have anything to add to the 'Green Coffee List'?


Cheers

Ian


www.bellabarista.co.uk/coffee-beans/gre ... beans.html Bella BaristaBella Barista - Wellingborough, Northants.

www.coffeebeanshop.co.uk/green-coffee-shop-c-184.html Coffee Bean ShopCoffee Bean Shop - Ashford, Kent.

www.coffeecompass.co.uk/shop/green-bean-zone.html Coffee Compass - Littlehampton, West Sussex.

www.coffee.uk.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_13 Coffee Plant - Portobello Road, London.

www.hasbean.co.uk Hasbean - Seighford,Stafford.

www.pennineteaandcoffee.co.uk/Green+Cof ... FZUmldAqfE Pennine Tea & Coffee - Halifax.

http://ravecoffee.co.uk/collections/green-coffee-beans Rave - Cirencester.

www.redber.co.uk/collections/green-coffee-beans Redber - Guildford.

www.realcoffee.co.uk/shop/green-beans/o ... reen-beans Roast & Post - Bristol.

www.winchestercoffeeroasters.co.uk/green.html Winchester Roasters - Winchester.

www.yorkcoffeeemporium.co.uk/green-coffee.html York Coffee Emporium - York.
Last edited by Ian on Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:36 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Ian
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:07 pm
Location: Hampshire,England

Postby CakeBoy » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:28 am

None come instantly to mind, at least not UK based. That's a good list though and certainly focuses on the choice of excellent greens around these days. We have unfortunately not roasted for some time now. Sticking this as a handy resource list, please forgive the heading addition.
www.CakeBoy.co.uk
International muffin blagger

Iberital L'Anna 1 Gp Hand-Fill | Wega Orion 2 Gp | Bezzera 1 Gp | Rancilio Audrey PID | Spidem Trevi
Iberital MC2 Timed | Macap M4 DS & MXA DS | Mazzer SJ | Starbucks Barista Grinder (Dualit E60/Solis 166)
Pinhalense 2x500g Gas Batch/Sample Roaster | Gene Cafe | IMEX CR-100
Aerobie | eSantos | Zassenhaus | Bodum P/Over | Chemex | Hario Woodneck | Timer Filter
User avatar
CakeBoy
 
Posts: 9961
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:43 pm
Location: Oxfordshire, England

Postby Ian » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:39 am

For ease of use I've edited in the hyperlinks.

If anyone has anything to add, drop me a line and I'll update the list.

Cheers

Ian
User avatar
Ian
 
Posts: 423
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:07 pm
Location: Hampshire,England

Postby GreenBean » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:34 pm

Thanks for the list, Ian :D One of the suppliers was new to me and I have just ordered some green beans from them to give them a try.
Image

Izzo Alex Duetto | Gaggia XD 2 Group | Mazzer Super Jolly | La Cimbali Max | Solis 166 | Dalian 1 kg roaster | Hottop P | Hottop B | French Press (several) | Kettle modded, no really, added digital thermometer |
User avatar
GreenBean
 
Posts: 2215
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:15 pm
Location: Chester


Return to Beans, Blending and Cupping

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests