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    Au Revoir

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    Hi CSers,

    It was probably the worst kept secret at MICE, but for those who don't know I've sold my business and will be out of operations as of COB Friday 31/5/2013. This encompasses all aspects - tampers, roasters, thingscoffee.com.au, VST, the lot. Today and tomorrow are just stocktake so in all likelihood I've already shipped my last order.

    Mark Ruta and Chris Mesnil are the new owners and those who came to MICE may have met them there. They're both very excited about this opportunity and intend to continue the work begun, i.e. maintain the quality of the product and hopefully bring to market some of the products I've worked on but haven't had time to finalise, plus some ideas of their own! This should all work in favour of anyone looking for a top quality tamper or related coffee product.

    It's been an amazing journey, going from making a single tamper for myself to selling 30 a week worldwide, but all the development and growth while holding down a satisfying day job has come at the cost of family time which is increasingly important as my three kids grow up. It's now time to redress that balance so from here I'll be just another face on the bus. I'm not completely ruling out some kind of coffee-related enterprise at some point in the future, but my only plan at this stage is getting back to a 'normal' life, comparatively dull as that may be.

    It's been a pleasure getting to know some of you, and I wish all of you all the best coffee for the future!

    So long!
    Greg Pullman
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    All the best, Greg and yes, it was nice to put name to face after all these years!

    I hope that we'll still get to see you lurking around CS however.

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    All the best Greg, good luck with any future ventures

    Graham

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    Wishing you all the best Greg, enjoy your family time!!
    best wishes from Trevor

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    It was probably the worst kept secret at MICE

    ...I agree it was the worst kept secret but it spread so fast because we are all sad to see the end of an era.

    Of course we are all happy the good work will continue and I'm sure many CS'rs are running off to their coffee machines to check the serial stamp on their tampers.

    Out of curiosity, what's the serial number of the last Pullman tamper to ship?

    Welcome to Mark and Chris from all of CS, I'm sure you understand you have big shoes to fill and I'm sure will grab the challenge ahead with both hands.


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    Good luck with your future endeavours, Greg. I'm very proud of my Pullman tamper, it's a beautiful piece of work. And you should be proud of the reputation you've established over the years.
    All the best,
    Greg

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    Sad to see another stalwart leave the coffee industry.

    Still enjoying my 4 year old wood handle Pullman tamper, and so has many other domestic and professional users nationally, as well as internationally.

    Looks like we should to grab another one to see us through the journey.

    All the best in your next life's chapter with your family.

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    Enjoy your extra time with your family, Greg, although you will be missed in the coffee world. I have my original model tamper (#995) that I bought from you some years ago, and using it is still one of my daily joys. Take care.

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    Cool

    Have fun Greg.
    You've always been a pleasure to deal with and I hope we still see you poke your head in here from time to time.

    Enjoy!

    Brett - #213 and #1803

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    At least now you'll be able to take the time to smell the roses, the coffee, maybe nappies....Congratulations on a building a great reputation for your products.

    The thingscoffee.com.au has already stopped selling tampers... I was hoping to get one for a PV Lusso... I'll have to wait til you come out of retirement!

    Au revoir!

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    Have fun Greg.
    You've always been a pleasure to deal with and I hope we still see you poke your head in here from time to time.

    Enjoy!

    Brett - #213 and #1803

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    Oh that's a right shame!

    Glad to be using your products everyday and I wish you all the best!

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    Wishing you happiness, contentment and a break from the fast train of life Greg.

    Take care and thanks for your big contribution to the Australian coffee industry.

    Best wishes.

    Chris
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    Best of luck Greg - you have always been a pleasure to deal with.

    Cheers

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    Sincerely thank you for all your work and contributions to CS and ofcourse for the Pullman Tampers. I bought mine directly from your hands and face to face and can say that with some sense of pride. Enjoy your time with your family and settling back to normalcy.

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    I'm the proud owner of two Pullman tampers... industry gold standard in my humble opinion. I hope that the change in pace is a positive one for you Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniffCoffee View Post
    Best of luck Greg - you have always been a pleasure to deal with.
    I can only agree 100%! Of course I must be the only person that this is news to I am certainly sorry to see you go, but wish you all the best for the future

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    I agree as well! I love my pullman tamper and VST baskets that I got from Greg (at an excellent price, too!)

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I designed the tampers to last so it's satisfying reading that people are still enjoying the tampers many years on. This definitely is a bittersweet moment, it's hard to walk away from something you've designed yourself and hand it over to others but I'm sure Chris and Mark will do a great job. I'll probably disappear for a while but maybe I'll get itchy feet and turn up again some day...

    Cheers,
    Greg

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    All the very best to you and your family for the future Greg...

    You are a legend mate

    Mal.

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    Had the pleasure of meeting you at MICE2013 & finally picked up my new Pullman tamper & a couple of VST baskets to boot.

    All the best Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregpullman View Post
    . I designed the tampers to last so it's satisfying reading that people are still enjoying the tampers many years on.
    yep you certainly did, Greg... my tamper, which I bought from you in Perth in 2006, is still going strong! ( and the matching Synesso basket is also still doing a sterling job! )

    Good luck, Greg, enjoy your family time
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    A bit late to send my well wishes, but it was nice to meet you Greg and all the best for the future. Thanks for bringing us a quality, well-made All Aussie product. I'm proud to own a custom Pullman original.

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    Hi Greg, just came across this now. glad i didn't procrastinate much longer and grabbed a tamper before it was too late. your reputation speaks for itself. all the best with your future endeavors, and especially spending time with your family.

    cheers
    Rob

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    All the best Greg.

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    Thanks Greg - Nothing but the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybee View Post
    Thanks Greg - Nothing but the best!
    Mind posting camera set up, lens and settings please?

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    Thanks guys for the well wishes, I appreciate it. It's been a pleasure meeting and interacting with so many of you, I definitely have fond memories. Nice shot jaybee, I remember that tamper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwantfm View Post
    Mind posting camera set up, lens and settings please?
    Not at all: Canon650d. The special bit is the Canon EF 100mm Macro lens shooting at f2.8 - a very fine piece of glass!

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    Hi Greg

    I love your 316 barista tampers. Handle is the best fit for my hands that I have come across and the 316 keeps itself remarkably clean.

    The photo is 2 of my current "pure Pullman 316 machined finish" plus a Pullman handle / locally made 316 "polished finish" custom prototype. The prototype was due to you leaving the business before I could get you to make it (damn...).

    I hope your other coffee ideas come to fruition somehow whilst you enjoy your family & professional life.

    All the best Greg

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