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Postby the_trystero » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:13 pm

Ok, I think my limit is $80 to $100 per pound. This is incredible.
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Postby another_jim » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Details here

Who the bloody effing hell is YT Infinite?

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Postby the_trystero » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:31 pm

Thanks for the auction link.

I'm interested in trying the Tanzania - Maragogype from Verve or Blue Bottle when they roast it.

edit: I wonder if this will bump interest in the other mocca's out there like Maui Grown's.
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Postby Bak Ta Lo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:42 pm

another_jim wrote:Details here

Who the bloody effing hell is YT Infinite?


Korean coffee company. http://brianscoffee.com/
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Postby Marshall » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:01 pm

another_jim wrote:Details here

Who the bloody effing hell is YT Infinite?

Korean roaster. More and more, the best of the best goes to Asia.
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Postby the_trystero » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:04 pm

Bak Ta Lo wrote:Korean coffee company. http://brianscoffee.com/


Ah, cool, have you had a chance to try their beans?
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Postby another_jim » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:10 pm

The good news here is that the price of geisha is coming down. The mocha cultivar, despite its legendary reputation, is mostly an amateur hour comfort food bean, while the geisha cultivar is for real. So if wealthy Koreans get their introduction to high end coffee with El Injerto's mocha; more power to them, and perhaps not a great loss to us.

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Postby Bak Ta Lo » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:45 pm

the_trystero wrote:Ah, cool, have you had a chance to try their beans?


No, never had their beans.

I see they have 1KG of Yemen Mocha Matari (Limited) listed for 100,000 Won, around $100 USD. 1KG of Kenya AA Gatomboya for about $108USD.

Korea is already quite coffee crazy, more like Japan or Taiwan than mainland China. The interesting thing about all those markets is they are "drip" markets, syphon/brew are more popular than espresso based. And geeking out over a particular bean is the same reaction as chasing a famous tea leaf, so that market is pre-built to go after "named" or branded products. The same reason Japan still runs all the Blue Mountain prices up so high, the brand recognition.
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Postby farmroast » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:49 pm

another_jim wrote:The good news here is that the price of geisha is coming down. The mocha cultivar, despite its legendary reputation, is mostly an amateur hour comfort food bean, while the geisha cultivar is for real. So if wealthy Koreans get their introduction to high end coffee with El Injerto's mocha; more power to them, and perhaps not a great loss to us.

+1 same as the pacamara prices have settled
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Postby the_trystero » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:05 pm

Bak Ta Lo wrote:No, never had their beans.

I see they have 1KG of Yemen Mocha Matari (Limited) listed for 100,000 Won, around $100 USD. 1KG of Kenya AA Gatomboya for about $108USD.

Korea is already quite coffee crazy, more like Japan or Taiwan than mainland China. The interesting thing about all those markets is they are "drip" markets, syphon/brew are more popular than espresso based. And geeking out over a particular bean is the same reaction as chasing a famous tea leaf, so that market is pre-built to go after "named" or branded products. The same reason Japan still runs all the Blue Mountain prices up so high, the brand recognition.


Thanks for that analysis. I looked at their prices for the Yemen and Kenya but hadn't run the conversion yet.
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