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Valve-sniffing

Postby darrensandford » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:40 am

I just wondered if it's just me that does this.

When I get a new bag of coffee, I have to wait a couple of days for it to gas. I can't help but grab the bag and squeeze gently, nose pressed up against the one-way valve, searching for a fleeting glimpse of the delights to come.

I received my hasbean preorder coffee a day or two ago, but according to my valve-sniff, Steve appears to have filled it with sticky toffee pudding instead of coffee!

I can't wait!
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RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby Steve » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:11 am

Ohhh my no, this is a wonderful pass time, your not alone brother. Aroma was the first thing that got me interested in coffee. I love sniffing bags (shh don't tell anyone though)
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Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby darrensandford » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:22 am

Steve wrote:I love sniffing bags (shh don't tell anyone though)


What you get up to in the privacy of your own home is no business of mine! :D
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Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby espressomattic » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:26 am

Steve wrote: I love sniffing bags....


Oh Steve I have spent so long building up some sort of respect for you and now this...as long as you don't start scratching and then sniffing ;) :P :)
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Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby Steve » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:46 am

espressomattic wrote:
Steve wrote: I love sniffing bags....


Oh Steve I have spent so long building up some sort of respect for you and now this...as long as you don't start scratching and then sniffing ;) :P :)


RESPECT WOW I've never had any of that !!
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Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby Steve » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:46 am

darrensandford wrote:
Steve wrote:I love sniffing bags (shh don't tell anyone though)


What you get up to in the privacy of your own home is no business of mine! :D


Yes...... of course at home....... yes thats right ....
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Re: Valve-sniffing

Postby robpow » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:42 am

darrensandford wrote:When I get a new bag of coffee, I have to wait a couple of days for it to gas. I can't help but grab the bag and squeeze gently, nose pressed up against the one-way valve, searching for a fleeting glimpse of the delights to come.
I just learned something new here! Been buying beans from HB for a couple of months now but never had the patience to leave them for more than a day or two before opening the bag so imagine my surprise when a bag from a week ago had puffed up more like a balloon. Of course I assumed the worst, that the bean had started fermenting and that the bag would explode when picked up (vivid imagination, ok :) ). So when I cut open the bag I was more than pleasantly surprised by the rich earthy but citrusy aroma of the Yirgacheffee that I had a to make a couple of macchiatos with it right away, it was delicious. You seriously could get addicted to this stuff if you weren't careful!! ;)

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Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby espressomattic » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:13 pm

Steve wrote:
espressomattic wrote:
Steve wrote: I love sniffing bags....


Oh Steve I have spent so long building up some sort of respect for you and now this...as long as you don't start scratching and then sniffing ;) :P :)


RESPECT WOW I've never had any of that !!


Just trying to make you feel good bro ;)
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Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby Gouezeri » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:56 pm

Steve wrote:I love sniffing bags (shh don't tell anyone though)

Any particular type of bags? Old bags? Tea bags? Handbags?
Steve wrote:RESPECT WOW I've never had any of that !!

"[...] the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away"! Though in your case, I think he probably ended up taking more than he gave :wink:
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RE: Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby Gadders » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:27 am

Ahhhh the bag sniff, always a pleasure :)
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RE: Re: RE: Valve-sniffing

Postby Beanie » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:29 am

every chance I get :shock: :D
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Postby Olings » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:00 pm

Bag sniffing is extremely harmful. The valves consists of 50% cocaine, 40% gasoline and 10% Kiwi bird beak. It'll eat away your brains and make you think that the coffee you subsequently make and drink tastes like broccoli (which the valve has made you think you like.)! It's a conspiracy really!
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Postby Olings » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:00 pm

For those who didn't understand, the previous post was a joke... :?

I don't know if anyone took me seriously but I thought I'd better explain for those not sharing my sense of humour.


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Postby Gouezeri » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:05 pm

First we have people talking about tea, then we have people making jokes... it's a slippery slope, I'm telling you! :wink:

All joking aside Ola, your post actually made a lot of sense and I was beginning to feel sorry for people like Steve (which is not in my nature) who has clearly suffered the risks of his trade in supplying us with such decent coffee in valve bags. Clearly this sympathy was unwarranted :twisted:
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Postby darrensandford » Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:05 pm

Mmm... broccoli. Just thinking about it makes me want a coffee. Now if I could just stop my nose falling off...
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