valcs said:I don't know all the bean suppliers yet (now i roast only home for personal use). I use sweet marias (excellent beans), I bought from U-Roast them (very good beans) and Gen-X (no comment yet, although I am 70% sure what happened). I am also planning to order from Captain's Coffee, but they are closed until October 28th.quote]
I get the majority of my greens from Sweet Marias, some from the Green Coffee Buyers Club & I recently bought 5lbs of Yemen Sanani from Captain's Coffee. CC provided excellent service & I was very happy with the greens. Typical Sanani, looks like floor sweepings/makes excellent S/O espresso. Packaged in 1 lb bags & they even included a free 167g. sample of their Bali Blue Moon greens.
ok so here are the results:
1. good news - after some time the smell is gone (3-4 weeks)
2. bad news - after the "attitude" of the Gen-X repr. I decided to look deeper into the beans. I have noticed that Java Kayumas and Etiopia Harrar had pale color comparing to other green beans and light edges. They went towards the color of "fermented" beans like f.e. Monsoon Malabar. So I purchased UV light and looked into beans closer. There were plenty of places where the beans were "illuminating" which is a sign of a damage. It seems that these beans were processed badly. Most likely the drying was the cause or they are simply too old. And that explains the smell too. Cupping Java Kayumas convinced me that these coffees are not ok. Strongly fermented flavor, totally off. Ended up in the garbage can.