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  1. Ding dong the list is gone. Price will be £19 now I have conferred with Darrrrrrren @Daren will send the money request out Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  2. Hi all, just to let you know I will need to close this down tonight so we can get the payments in and place the order on Monday - prompt payment would be appreciated [email protected] has sent the details Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
  3. Hi all Normal service is resumed. So after the challenge of the disappearing beans we have a new LSOL for November and that is a forum favourite - Craft House Coffee Tom has been an absolute star, after just getting married he has stepped into the breach and come up with an absolute doozie of a coffee for us. This one will definitely keep you guessing and will be a real treat. So, guest list is below and will be £18-19 (will confirm hopefully by end of day) for 500g delivered. We still aim to get this out next week as promised - you will kick yourself if you miss this so don't!! I am so excited about this coffee I am going on the guest list as well as my regular subscription spot. 1. Hairy_Hogg (Chris) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
  4. Hi all Due to circumstances beyond my control I have to stop this list. I have just been contacted by the roaster to tell me they have run out of the beans that were going to be this months LSOL offering. I have another avenue of pursuit and will try and get this resolved in the next couple of days......
  5. So keeping in with the East Sussex vibe we have the roaster for November, WOLFØX Coffee Roasters From their Website: We truly believe that the combination of our beans being both organic and freshly roasted is what gives our coffee the cleanest, most grounded and purest taste your pallet can experience. We see coffee a part of our culture and everyday life. It’s not just a beverage, but a social ritual. People come together over coffee. They discuss current events, new ideas, and past history, all over a cup of coffee. In this competitive and complicated world, often driven by quantity rather than quality, we like to keep things simple. We are all about an enjoyable coffee experience which is achieved through some basic principles: Taste, Quality, Sustainability and Organic. We only supply to those whose ethos and style fit alongside ours. We are proud of the quality of our coffee and will always strive to maintain our integrity. We are living in a world now where every environmental decision we make can have an impact, so by choosing to buy organic is choosing a better future. WOLFØX is the result of sustained research for quality that we’ve been investing for the past two years. So why organic coffee and what’s the difference between standard and organic coffee? First, standard coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world. It is steeped in synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides – a real mouthful with a bad taste. Not only does the environment suffer from this overload, but so do the people who live in it. Farmers are exposed to a high level of chemicals while spraying the crops and while handling them during harvest. The surrounding communities are also impacted through chemical residues in the air and water. In the case of organic coffee, there are no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals used in growing or production, which means cleaner beans, air, land, and water. The coffee is grown with only organic fertilizers, like coffee pulp or compost. Organic farms also combat climate change by emitting less carbon than chemical farms, while also sequestering significant amounts of carbon. Organic coffee beans are richer in healthful antioxidants and we know that our blends will taste just as good freshly brewed at home incorporated in your morning ritual as they would in a beautiful artisan coffee shop. We are living in a world now where every environmental decision we make can have an impact, so by choosing to buy organic is choosing a better future. These guys have been super helpful and had a massive play around with their roasting and roast levels to get us a lovely light roast that definitely hits the spot. So, guest spots below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
  6. Ok time for the reveal....... These beans were from Mexico (just....) OWNER: Santa Cruz, Xoxocotlán SmallholdersPROCESS: WashedTYPE: Caturra, bourbon, maragogype, typicaALTITUDE: 800-1800 MASL Mico de Noche coffee grows in the highlands of Tapachula in Chiapas, known as ‘The Pearl of Soconusco.’The Soconusco region borders Guatemala,in fact the region was disputed by Mexico & Guatemala until the borders were defined in the 1890s.Tapachula municipality sits at the feet of two volcanos, Tacana & Pico de Loro, so its volcanic soils & diversity of microclimates make it ideal to produce amazing coffee. Additionally, in this region, you can find all types of species of flora and fauna, especially, the Saraguato Monkey, best known as 'Mico de Noche' because, at nights, coffee growing families hear their strong howl. As mentioned before, Pharmacie do not Omni roast so they took this challenge on, a challenge that was compacted by me asking them to step up a month earlier than planned. I have to thank Carola and Tash for answering the call, joining the forum AND spotting we have minimal female LSOL's and asking to be involved in the next months offering as guests.
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    Well we went and had a great weekend there. Amongst the copious amounts of wine and beer I managed to convince my wife and friends to visit the Barn coffee shop (although they were not convinced that coffee should not be served piping hot... Bought some of their Edido Yirgacheffe espresso roast home which I am drinking now and is lovely as 'neat', will try in a flat white soon, and is a lovely silky mouthfeel espresso. Had a V60 in the coffee shop whilst everyone else had a latte (and one hot chocolate) of their Costa Rican Los Acuna coffee which was a lovely cup with amazing sweetness. Few photos of the shop below
  8. I suppose it may be time to bite the bullet and get a LSOL one......
  9. Will look to do the reveal early next week and get the next roaster list up for November as December is a shorter (for postage) month.
  10. I get what you are saying. I am giving people the chance to say "no, not on your nelly". I also hear that £3 over 3 months is small. However the budget for beans is normally tight and the cost is variable. At the end of the day the budget does not cover extra packaging and we need that when I am just getting a box of beans, I was trying to ring fence the bean budget. If it all gets too hard (and it is not at the moment with most people happy) then I will just stay within the UK/Ireland for beans.
  11. £3 (ish) for December which is the first month of the next quarter (so essentially it is an extra one off cost for the Q) - clear as mud?
  12. Ok - New Thread...... Question to subscribers (and potential guests....) I have lined up a Euro roaster but finances mean I will most likely have them for December, lets call it a Christmas Present. They have a very interesting bean for us, definitely a "juicy banger" and in the words of the roaster "I doubt they have ever tried anything like this before". However...... We will need to charge an extra few quid as the roaster will need to ship all the beans to me, I will need to buy some secondary packaging and then send the beans out to everyone. I am happy to do the donkey work to get these out but I need to know that everyone would be happy with paying an extra (estimated) £3 (ish) quid for the next quarter to make this happen. I can confirm the exact amount when I know that people are actually interested in this.
  13. Only used 19% of my storage (according to the site) so not sure what is going on there.
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    LSOL Announcements

    Question to subscribers (and potential guests....) I have lined up a Euro roaster but finances mean I will most likely have them for December, lets call it a Christmas Present. They have a very interesting bean for us, definitely a "juicy banger" and in the words of the roaster "I doubt they have ever tried anything like this before". However...... We will need to charge an extra few quid as the roaster will need to ship all the beans to me, I will need to buy some secondary packaging and then send the beans out to everyone. I am happy to do the donkey work to get these out but I need to know that everyone would be happy with paying an extra (estimated) £3 (ish) quid for the next quarter to make this happen. I can confirm the exact amount when I know that people are actually interested in this.
  15. I have been a bit absent from this thread due to life getting in the way, however I have been enjoying this as espresso and my wife is really enjoying it as a latte (many latte's) So, had a few guesses on origin, what are people thinking?
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