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That July one was a cracker - one of the best so far, I reckon. It was the lemon-everything one. I was kind of half dreading it because of all the mentions of lemon but by heck!, it was fabulous. A distant memory now and a lot of coffee drunk since then but from what I can recall it was fruity, not too sweet and just amazingly good :)

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On 18/07/2019 at 19:03, MildredM said:

That July one was a cracker - one of the best so far, I reckon. It was the lemon-everything one. I was kind of half dreading it because of all the mentions of lemon but by heck!, it was fabulous. A distant memory now and a lot of coffee drunk since then but from what I can recall it was fruity, not too sweet and just amazingly good :)

Put me off a bit as well so Ive been finishing off other beans. Still got about half a bag left of this so will have to dig into it. Might make a V60, have a brew for a change.

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Just getting into October's Finca Limoncello and it makes a stunning flat white.  Huge beans!

18 to 37 in about 30s with the work setup.

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Drinking this month's as aeropress at the office and it's delicious. The notes on the bag sound a bit innocuous and the shirt of thing which might pass me by but I'm really getting the vanillary sweet sponge.27cedaf8a2761225e7991e1c9ba48f4e.jpg

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When does the SSSS come up for renewal? I was one it for a couple of years but didn't renew after that. I'm now thinking of supplementing my LSOL with another interesting sub - is this still good value?

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The email to existing subscribers normally comes out at the end of November with extra slots on the website from mid-December.

 

Its not knock your socks off value like it use to be (£71/year apparently) and probably why many of the early subscribers on here moved on. Some opinions in the thread above are that the coffee was better a while back as well.

 

Last year was £100 for 12 months with a cheeky 10% discount for existing subscribers and compadres, so £7.5/250g bag delivered. I still think this is very good value for the product and service. Not surprising as I think Has Bean are one of the bigger players so should be able offer low prices.

 

If I move on this time it'll only be if prices really rocket or my itchy feet demand I try something else after 2 years, I've really enjoy these though.

 

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Enjoying this month's as flat whites.  A touch on the roasty side but that's ok with milk.


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Enjoying this month's as flat whites.  A touch on the roasty side but that's ok with milk.


I agree with you.. I thought they looked a bit darker than normal and also tasted more roasted. Certainly compared to usual #### and the LSOL which I tend to drink

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I agree, I thought they seemed like a darker roast. The taste was ok, some were even delicious, but I didn’t feel it was as good as I hoped it would be!


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Soooooo... Who's re-subscribed?

Price has gone up again! But there's the discount code so it's a tenner more than last year.. Bit of a pain that it's all paid for in advance but there you go..

Not supposed to be on the website yet, but it's there (I found it, but not telling.. you'll have to look :whistle:)

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3 minutes ago, Rhys said:

Soooooo... Who's re-subscribed?

Price has gone up again! But there's the discount code so it's a tenner more than last year.. Bit of a pain that it's all paid for in advance but there you go..

Not supposed to be on the website yet, but it's there (I found it, but not telling.. you'll have to look :whistle:)

Haha that was almost too easy to find


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1 minute ago, catpuccino said:

Haha that was almost too easy to find

I emailed them to point it out.. :classic_laugh:


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I’m not. The price is fine, it isn’t that, there have been a couple that just weren’t my cup of tea coffee so I may as well order just what I want.


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I have signed up again, I enjoy the surprise each month. This year I have brewed each months coffee as opposed to espresso. I have enjoyed them all.

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I'm undecided.  I've bought from Hasbean for a long time but am wondering whether to switch to the  in my mug subscription, continue or just buy from a variety of roasters.  I think the latter is the way I'm heading as there's so much choice out there now and whilst I get to try a lot through SSSSH, there are plenty more I'd like to try or revisit.  I'll still buy some from them though, especially as if I am disorganised and run out of beans there is a coffee shop near work that now stocks their beans.


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1 hour ago, musicville said:

First time I have come across it. Have been a long time subscriber to in my mug and enjoy it. What is the difference? 

Only 300 bags that's the difference. It's a small lot that's too small to advertise onsite and usually something special.

It's a pain stumping up £100 at Christmas, but at least every month you get a nice bag of something. Like Mildred though, some haven't been my cup of tea coffee but others have been. I've always liked Hasbeen as a good quality roaster, but I think it'll probably be the last year I'm doing it as has been mentioned there are more top class roasters popping up (plus I have coffee coming out of my ears at home)

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This thread relates solely to Hasbean's SSSS subscription. Please don't post non related posts on it.

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If you like LaVazza then you like LaVazza and that's fine. I'll quite happily drink Costa beans in milky drinks with a bit of sugar. To me it's like necking a pint of session ale compared to savouring a bottle of craft beer..

No one has the right to criticize others tastes or how much beans/equipment cost, even if some beans (Geisha) are daftly expensive and others absurdy cheap.. Personally speaking, my equipment is wasted on me, I just know when I make a crap drink it's my fault.. My partner will quite happily chuck a spoon of pre-ground coffee into a cup and add hot water rather that use the Niche & La Pav/Mokka Pot I have at hers. She works in the coffee industry and she just rolls her eyes if I start comparing coffees.

If you like CC Mystery Blend then that's your taste and good on you. It would be the same in cost effectiveness for me to buy them for £14/kilo as it would to spend £10/250g as I'd probably throw away more than half..

This thread is for #SSSSS only btw, if you want to discuss the difference between roasters etc. then please open a new one :) 

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This last one is a banger.  And now I remember where I got the inspiration to guess that the LSOL was anaerobic process as this month's SSSSH are - I knew I'd read about it recently somewhere!

I've not bothered to renew.  I've been busy, was undecided and have about 3kg of beans at the moment.  I have enjoyed most of it and more so since I've had my Sage DB as I've found it far more consistent than the V but there are so many great roasters about now I'd like to try some new and revisit others I've been introduced to through LSOL.  Also a local coffee shop now stocks Hasbean so if I run out it's more than likely I'll be buying there beans from there.

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