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  • Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

    So another month has rolled by and that means the Sydney CoffeeSnobs meetup is approaching again.

    This one is going to be a little different...

    Were holding it at 2pm-5pm at Coffee Alchemy in Marrickville (Cafe w/ Roastery at the back run by CoffeeSnobs member Hazel), and will be having a roast off (muahhahaha) with a pour-off. If you want feedback on your home roasts (and how they taste), therell never be a better time than this, with Hazel de los Reyes around (Australian Barista Champion 2005 and 2006), along with at least 2 AASCA certified judges (hopefully 4 if Michelle and Yeeza make it along!).

    Well start by exploring our sensory abilities using solutions tasting, which is a fun and fantastic way of seeing whether you can taste sweet, sour and salty things apart (without everyone looking over your shoulders). FYI, I got these wrong the first time (but my excuse is the lime gatorade I had beforehand  :)

    Then well move onto a roast-off / pour-off, where you can either get someone familiar with the machine to do the best job they can, or have a play yourself!

    Equipment: LM Linea 2GR (possibly a 3GR Paddle Linea!) and BNZ, Robur and Compak Conical Grinders.

    Christmas Party

    Well follow this by wandering up the road to the Warren View Hotel, which is known for its "cheap yet delicious food and generous beer garden". Timing on this is meant to be a little earlier than we adults usually have our nosh, in order to let people whore travelling get back home at a reasonable hour if they choose to do so, but the idea is to have a social and food together somewhere affordable and easy to get to.

    N.B. On the next block from the View is Sultans Table, a pretty well regarded turkish restaurant (and takeaway, so if theres an overriding preference well change venue to there - its just as cheap and might be even more tasty)

    So reasons to come are:
    • Great people
    • Great coffee
    • Great venue
    • Socialise with snobs
    • Develop your palate
    • Get feedback on anything (except clothes/haircuts!)
    • Its the last meeting of 2009!
    • Play with fancier toys than ever before!


    Im coming, hazchem is coming, who else is in?

    NB. If we dont have 8 confirmed total by the Wednesday before, I think we may cancel the meet and do something more casual, as I know Hazels giving up her time freely, and Aaron and I though it right that we only take advantage if theres going to be a reflective turnout!

    all the best,

    John.

    PS. Coffee Alchemy is on the corner of Addison Road and Cook Road in Marrickville (the Enmore/Stanmore end)

    Confirmed:

    Hazchem (Aaron)
    coffeehorse (John)
    flynn_aus (Steve)

    Possible:

    Hazchems partner
    coffeehorses wife
    flynn_auss wife

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    Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

    forgot to say...

    PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND KIDS ARE ALL (ALWAYS) WELCOME

    ...and you can sell it to them by telling them therell be people there who understand what its like to have someone rabbiting on about coffee 24/7 (informal CoffeeSnob Partner Support Group)

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    • #3
      Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

      Sounds good. Thanks for organising.

      Count me in (+ possibly wife)

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        Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

        Originally posted by 1B36373C263B262B520 link=1257921981/0#0 date=1257921981
        If you want feedback on your home roasts (and how they taste), therell never be a better time than this, with Hazel de los Reyes around (Australian Barista Champion 2005 and 2006), along with at least 2 AASCA certified judges
        well, Ive really dobbed myself in here ...   :-/  As always, well be having fun, not taking anything too seriously.

        Looking forward to seeing yall on the 28th!  

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        • #5
          Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

          Sorry man, working...

          Unlike a hangover as an excuse.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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          • #6
            Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

            Originally posted by 5A524A405D390 link=1257921981/4#4 date=1257935230
            Unlike a hangover as an excuse...
            hey, it wasnt a hangover, I was still drunk! The hangover came later ... ;D ;D

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            • #7
              Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

              Got my permission slip signed! Woohoo, Im in!

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              • #8
                Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                BANG! Awesome idea - good work CH. There with bells on!

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                • #9
                  Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                  Originally posted by 161A5E0 link=1257921981/6#6 date=1258004524
                  Got my permission slip signed! Woohoo, Im in!
                  Well thats lucky, else youd have a horde of desperate snobs be sitting out the front waiting ... waiting ...

                  I may be there. I may not. Too many variables at this point in time.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                    Originally posted by 0A06420 link=1257921981/6#6 date=1258004524
                    Got my permission slip signed! Woohoo, Im in!
                    well, thats excellent news, and somewhat of a relief!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                      I may be able to make a guest appearance. Ill see how things go.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                        Originally posted by 0836313A003039002B373A001D3A3E315F0 link=1257921981/10#10 date=1258021358
                        a guest appearance.
                        I hope you can, Anthony (and Tania) and you have something roasted we might try. Its been some time since I tried wine of the bean.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                          count me IN please

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                            Count me in (+ possibly wife).

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sydney CoffeeSnobs Meetup & Christmas Party - Sat. Nov 28th

                              Good job youre in for it HD - anything you want to add?

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