Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #37 (November 6, 2013 Edition)

Alright! It’s Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week, and this one’s been kinda tough ’round here since we went off of daylight savings time on Sunday. That means it’s dark by five, and oh yeah, we’ve had a touch of rain too. All in all, a kind of dreary start to November, but no worries! It’s Wednesday now, so we get to play Humpday Giveaway, and that’s always fun!

This week we have a prize from the awesome folks at Baratza makers of some pretty awesome grinders (we depend on one every day here at Barista Magazine World HQ)! One challenge, however, with the standard set up is changing the coffee in the hopper. If you pull the hopper off with coffee still in it, you’ve got a mess on your hands. If only there were some way to close off the base of the hopper, so you could take it off without dumping your coffee beans all over the counter. Guess what….?

Ok, you’re way ahead of us, because this week’s prize is this little gem right here!

This week's Humpday Giveaway prize: The Shutoff Hopper from Baratza!
This week’s Humpday Giveaway prize: The ShutOff Hopper from Baratza!

With the ShutOff Hopper, you can swap out your coffees without any problem or mess! And it works with any Baratza grinder!

Want to know more? Then just read on (from the Baratza website):

A new, slightly larger, hopper with the ability to remove it from the grinder, while the beans are still in it, enabling easier changeover of beans! This is standard with the new Forté grinder and can be special ordered for all our other grinders.

Key Features:

  • Built-in bean stopper to allow hopper removal with beans in it.
  • Backward compatible to Vario/Vario-W and to all Baratza conical burr grinders (Encore, Virtuoso, Preciso)
  • On the conical burr grinders, the open/closed  lever for the shut off faces the front of the grinder, becoming the adjustment marker.  And the location of the lever will move as you adjust your grind.
  • Accepts Baratza hopper extender

But that’s not all! In addition to the sweet and totally useful ShutOff Hopper, the Baratza team is also throwing in a free t-shirt for this week’s winner! And guess what? They’ll send this awesome prize pack anywhere in the world!

So let’s get down to business and play, how about it?  Oh, wait: we need to mention the rules first:

Humpday Giveaway Rules

”Answer the trivia question by referencing the  current issue of Barista Magazine. You can look at the whole issue for free online by going  HERE.

”Leave your answer plus your  FIRST and LAST names, as well as  your country of residence, into the blog comments section.

”Answers may be submitted between  7 a.m. PST on Wednesday, November 6 through 6:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

”The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and  Barista Magazine  will randomly select one name, which will be announced on Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m. PST right here on the  Barista Magazine  blog.

So here’s this week’s question:

According to the Colombian Coffee Hub‘s column in the October + November issue of Barista Magazine, what’s the average duration time for fermentation for Colombian coffees?


Think you know the answer? Then type it in in the comments section below, with your full name and country. And come back tomorrow at 10 a.m. to find out who will win the ShutOff Hopper and T-shirt from Baratza!

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  1. The average duration of fermentation, which can be between 12 and 28 hours, will depend on a number of factors.

    Dennis Sullivan – USA

  2. Average fermentation time in Columbia usually between 12 and 28 hours.

    Andrew Bemis

  3. Average fermentation time in Columbia usually between 12 and 28 hours.

    Paul Johnson

  4. For Columbian coffees, the average duration of coffee fermentation can be between 12 and 28 hours.

    (Please pick me!! I’d love that Baratza ShutOff hopper!!)

    Sara Mack

  5. Average duration of coffee fermentation in Colombia can be between 12 and 28 hours.

    Nika Rodriguez – USA

  6. Between 12 and 28 hours.

    Brett Hanson – USA

    See, I can follow directions…eventually.

  7. Average fermentation duration in Columbia is usually between 12 and 28 hours.

    Su Eng Tan

  8. Average fermentation time in Columbia usually between 12 and 28 hours.

    Gergely Salfai-Kovács


  9. Wade Reed – USofA

    Average duration of coffee fermentation in Colombia can be between 12 and 28 hours.

    I <3 BMag

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