Well, I have good news and bad news. My current stock is presently a complete loss. The beans have been smoke damaged, could have been contaminated from various fumes and I will not sell them in that condition. That is the bad news. The good news is I can get new beans relatively quickly. I should have them in a week I hope. They may even be a better grade, but I will not know for a few days. So, I am still accepting orders, but no shipping is occurring until the new stock is in.
And more good news. I believe I will have two choices of Criollo from Venezuela by the end of the month. And maybe some Trinitario with the replacement stock. Again I will keep you informed.
Finally, as for the smoke damaged beans. I am considering selling them HIGHLY discounted if people want to consider experimenting with them. They would NOT be for consumption, but very good for test roasting, grinding experiments and general learning where tasting is not required. I am not worried about equipment contamination, just consumption. Please let me know what you think of this idea. Here would be preferable due to e-mailing difficulties at the moment. I also may just include some in with orders if people want some to experiment with. I don’t know yet. Again, let me know what your think.
That is all for now. Thank you everyone for your continued patience!