good holidays (merry christmas) from me
Merry Christmas to all and to all a G'day!
May your holidays be merry and filled with good cheer. May you be surrounded by friends and family and bask in the warmth of their presence. And may you keep it between the lines as you travel around.
Java "Season's Greetings!" phile
Toys! I must have new toys!!!
good holidays (merry christmas) from me
Best wishes to all Coffee Snobs and their families for a happy and safe Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2018.
From my family to all fellow coffee lovers wishing you a Safe and Happy Festive Season and looking forward to more great coffees during 2018.
Merry Christmas to CS'rs everywhere.
May you start your Christmas morning with great coffee and the fun, smiles and good cheer of the season are infectious.
Enjoy the special times.
And a Special Merry Christmas to Andy and Family...
Without whom we would all be floundering around wondering how to produce great coffee.
Mal and Family.
Merry Christmas all! I wish you all love, peace and joy. Thanks all for all your help and guidance in this great community. Stay safe and enjoy the day . And enjoy a few extra espressos too!
Merry Christmas Guys and may your god go with you.
I have enjoyed your company in 2017 and look forward to the same in 2018.
Here's to great coffee!.
Best wishes to all the snobs.
Best wishes for those godly shots.
Merry Christmas Rocky and all
Merry Christmas mate and all! Bless you bud
Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
Any good presents or horror stories to share?
I had a sad moment when my present didn't arrive (ordered 17/12) and wasn't told a part was out of stock so wasn't sent but no one contacted me to say so or ask if want to choose another variation till I contacted them to see what was happening as hadn't been posted and then it was too late as I finally got a reply Friday after two days of emails, calls and inally Facebook message. Apparently it's been sent yesterday but tracking number says otherwise
Another was I thought an areopresso may be in the Santa stocking but no and it wouldn't have mattered anyway as forgot take the hand grinder and coffee so no coffee all day Christmas Day
All that sooky whinge done and more importantly it was a great time with family and my little one had a great day so 10/10 for the past few days
I got the greatest present from the two kids. Pullman chisel big step engraved.
Niiiice! I got the book "God in a Cup: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Coffee" book by Michaele Weissman
We’re in the land of the rising sun, not sure if this qualifies as a horror story? Best we’ve been able to manage so far:
There’s a roaster nearby, will pick up some beans today hopefully..
Yeah whenever I'm travelling I just do the best with what's available... it's actually quite fun, experimenting and seeing the best way to get the most drinkable beverage.. I'd say that's what baristas do, work their magic with whatever is put before them
Hope you're enjoying your Xmas time Janus
Thanks Simon, hope yours is going well too. I’m unsure how the coffee tastes, have arrived with a head cold so I’m not able to taste much, in any case it’s caffeinated so I’m getting the key requirement.
The flavour expectation of coffee here is much different than Australia. I’d say we are a little spoiled (in most metro areas anyway), in Japan most people drink weak Americano, roasted well into 2nd crack, and very well aged...from my limited experience (yearly holidays here for the last 15 years).
Have this pipe dream of moving here for a few years and opening a coffee business, Australian style coffee is too strong for most people here, would have to do quite a bit of market testing to produce something appealing to a portion of the population that would make your business commercially viable. There are specialist coffee houses, but barely anyone considers coffee to be a product that should have excellent flavour characteristics.
My opinions only, I’m no expert on the Japanese, even being married to one..