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  • Trainee CS - one month update

    One month has marched on, so time for an update from my original post.

    After mostly finishing the supermarket bricks (bleh), permission from the budget officer resulted in purchase of some moderately fresh beans from the local markets (seemingly the only source I know of within a 50km radius - possibly business venture for me to look into in a few months? *cough*).  Took the beans home, put through the grinder, and we choke the machine.  Empty basket, set for coarser and with the new grind we get a slow, dark pour.  Smelt and tasted pretty good, and while my milk-frothing let my drink down, Dad decided it was the best coffee hed ever tasted.  

    Although forced to endure the remaining brick content, we soon started using only the beans towards the end of the week, with the feeling they were aging quickly (leading to our belief they still could have been a few weeks old after roasting).

    Fast forward to last weekend, I was in Adelaide for a few days so stopped in at Coffee Craft, and after a drink and a chat, departed with a blend which has smelt great, tasted even better and looks absolutely stunning as it pours

    The only pitfall of this now is that Ive yesterday I moved to Adelaide for 5+ weeks, leaving the machine at home

    Our eyes are peeled for a suitable BM for use as a corretto, while Ive also booked myself into the SB training on Feb 20, so am quite looking forward to that weekend

    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Re: Trainee CS - one month update

    Sounds like you are evolving into a Coffeesnob at a steady rate Scott

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      Re: Trainee CS - one month update

      Originally posted by 30253232393A3639570 link=1264409768/1#1 date=1264412803
      Sounds like you are evolving into a Coffeesnob at a steady rate Scott
      yep 3 posts and already looking at home roasting...

      Just no holding some people back ;D

      They tell me that there are a few good spots in SA... Dont forget to check out the main CS index page and "Good coffee Where " http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?board=SA-NT

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        Re: Trainee CS - one month update

        Originally posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1264409768/2#2 date=1264419265
        Just no holding some people back  ;D
        Very much so although it helps Im a quick learner, and seem to be soaking up knowledge like a sponge, so the only thing remaining is practice. I do wonder whether Im getting ahead of myself, but I also think if Im going to do something I may as well do it properly - hence home roasting is the next logical step to avoid postage fees every 3 weeks.

        Just a pity were quite some distance from the bean growing region and inside is out-of-bounds

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