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Thread: Coffee Snobathon Meetup - Woodvale Perth Saturday 28th October

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    Coffee Snobathon Meetup - Woodvale Perth Saturday 28th October

    It might be time for one more meet before Christmas throws everything out.

    I will PM everyone who has been along in the past along with a few more who haven't been before but have indicated an interest.

    It is informal so it is more chatter and talk than action but there is always plenty of coffee. The start time is 10AM which gives people time to wake up but before lunch.

    People are free to bring coffee if they wish (maybe their grinder too if they wish which means they have it dialled in for their coffee), a snack if they want but you don't have to do either as usually there is enough to eat and drink.

    We do get a lot of weird and wonderful equipment for making coffee brought along and it is all good.

    A good place to share opinions and talk to people who are interested in coffee of like mind and sometimes similar opinions.

    Anyone currently on the forum is invited along with a friend or partner. I can PM my details

    Grant
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    I have sent PM to people currently interested who have attended but also to people over the last year who have shown an interest but never got around to showing up. I have to say when I went back through all the threads I gleaned a number of members that I have not PM before but who are interested.

    I suspect too it gets lost easily under 'General Coffee Related'.

    I have also had some sad news from Trevor (greenman) about John (John80). He tried to attend every meetup and mostly did until he got ill and even treated himself to a lovely Rocket machine recently (I think Trevor bought the same R58 machine which is a gem) so he lived life fully and certainly shuffled along to each meet full of enthusiasm and bon homme and he will be missed for sure. Very sad.

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    John loved his Profitec Pro 700, he told me when he bought it that he may as well enjoy while he is still on this planet. Hope you have plenty of great coffees up there John--cheers mate!!!

    RIP
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    That's very sad, RIP John. Just goes to show, life is too short to be drinking poor coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    John loved his Profitec Pro 700, he told me when he bought it that he may as well enjoy while he is still on this planet. Hope you have plenty of great coffees up there John--cheers mate!!!

    RIP
    Trevor and Pam
    I knew or thought you had both bought the Rocket for some reason, both great machines and no doubt he enjoyed it.

    Toys for the Boys even the old ones...

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    If anyone needs my mobile or address for the Saturday meetup just PM me.

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    Thanks to Wattgn , Greenman and Artman for all their help and advice on all things coffee today, but especially on demonstrating the small coffee roaster I bought from Antixa on Thursday! And the Hot top roaster!
    Greatly appreciated and many more questions to come......
    ....after I finally get a singlewall Double basket for the 4820
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    Thanks heaps for hosting Grant, always a nice catch up.

    Maybe next time we can have a roast off with different roasters??!!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeedreamer View Post
    Thanks to Wattgn , Greenman and Artman for all their help and advice on all things coffee today, but especially on demonstrating the small coffee roaster I bought from Antixa on Thursday! And the Hot top roaster!
    Greatly appreciated and many more questions to come......
    ....after I finally get a singlewall Double basket for the 4820
    Paula
    Hi Paula:

    You are truly determined. I like to see that. Most people would have been put off by their trials. It is a shame you didn't get a proper double basket for the 4820 in the first place. LeroyC a member you may want to contact via PM. He lives in Christchurch where my brother lives and helped him out with roasting and other matters, seems to know a lot about roasters, grinders and the 4820 and is always fixing things up.

    There are always plenty of people willing to help on the forum.

    It was an enjoyable day and your little roaster bought for a song was very effective at roasting. I think up to 100g should be fine.

    You should maybe open a thread on your roaster with a picture and you may get some good suggestions too.

    The Costa Rican green bean you bought in Malaga was also an interesting bean to roast. A strange one where I think first and second crack merge. You do get that sometimes.

    Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    Thanks heaps for hosting Grant, always a nice catch up.

    Maybe next time we can have a roast off with different roasters??!!

    Cheers
    Hi Artie:

    It was a good day. Relaxing and enjoyable chats with other CSers and the roast was fun too. I think it was the first time we have played with roasters at a gathering.

    Yes, maybe it isn't a bad idea to bring along some roasters next time. Trevor can maybe rent a truck and bring his over ( I may have to rig up a three phase power source).

    I'm glad you could make it given all the other demands on your time at the present.

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    Congratulations on a successful day, always nice when a planned event is well attended.

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    Thanks for hosting another enjoyable catchup with fellow caffeine tragics Grant, really enjoyed the roasting session, Paula's little roaster produced a nice looking roast.
    Happy roasting and may all of your extractions hit the sweet spot
    Trevor

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    Hi Guys,

    I learnt so much about roasting and coffee in a very short time , it was fabulous and very encouraging.

    I checked online about the Imex Home Roaster and it is still available, but in Australia looks like it was in brief supply about 2006, on the coffeesnobs website threads. I didnt bother to watch a million videos as I had already had my own live demo, with roasting pros helping out, and it doesn't exactly have many variables to work with except time and volume, and type of beans, I figured I can check in with the group if I need advice.

    I really want to start drinking the beans we roasted yesterday...yes I know ,too early..vs the last of my blend which is now 4 weeks old , In my single basket...while I wait for the double basket ( ordered but which could take ages to arrive ) or use the the pressurised double basket ....really wet and messy and uses a different grind (hmmm unlikely).
    I will see if can locate a double basket locally to speed up the learning and drinking process.

    I hope this isnt the beginning of a coffee roasting addiction.......
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    "You're hooked Paula!!!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffeedreamer View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I hope this isnt the beginning of a coffee roasting addiction.......
    Paula
    It isn't a bad addiction. No one in CS has ended up in rehab as far as I know...though relationship counselling..maybe. My wife hates coffee and has to put up with my Robur and Wega in my coffee corner.

    The little Imex is a bit of a gem for the $25 you paid for it and it works perfectly well. It doesn't work as I thought it would, it seems to have an upper limit on the temperature of operation which means it is difficult to over cook the beans. It is possible, as Trevor, said to bake them in which case they are toast and maybe good on freshly buttered wholemeal toast with a splash of sauce.

    The good thing is green beans are cheap and you will pay for the cost of your Imex in the first month of ownership probably. I would suggest getting a plunger French Press to tide you over until the little basket is sorted. Good coffee is good not just as espresso. It also looks like it is safe just to put the timer on 13 minutes, add your coffee and just see what happens. It is designed to be used that way. You can experiment and work out what works best. It will work differently a bit too depending on the weather.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    "They tried to get me to go to Rehab
    I said, No, No, No"
    ( Amy Winehouse)

    Paula.... Plunger being dusted off
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