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  • WooHoo! Winter is here!!

    Yup! Its that time of the year again! Time to wake the slumbering giant!

    After enjoying the Summer journey into CP it is once again time to dust off Ye Olde Cimbali and geter ready and fired up for the season.

    This year there was quite a bit more stuff to dust off the old boy as the kitchen had been turned into a major construction zone for a bathroom remodeling project that saw the use of a power miter saw chopping up lots of lumber and distributing their chewed up pieces into every nook and cranny.

    After spending a good chunk of the day getting all the sawdust out of everything else in the kitchen finally it was time to peel back the layers on the Cimbali and do a thorough cleaning of its interior. Once it was all shiny clean again it was decided that this was as good a time as any to get it set on its new home. So the old favorite game of musical benches was undertaken and eventually the Cimbali was installed on its new bench and the counter was moved to its new home where it can actually be used as a food prep area again. All the other counter space in the kitchen is taken up by machines dedicated to producing that golden elixir we all enjoy so much.

    Finally everything was in its new home with all the cabling and hoses reconnected and ready to go. After draining the boiler and flushing it with plenty of water to make sure all the old hard water was flushed out of the lines and filters and the whole system filled with soft water (from the newly installed whole house system {Yes, another project freshly completed!}) the switches were flipped and the relays were closed and the Old Boy slowly woke from his slumber and warmed to life.

    After allowing him plenty of time to wake up and warm his bones it was time for our reward!! Out came the half kilo of beans Id roasted up a few days ago and whos wonderful aromas Id been drooling over ever since. The first grinding sent such enticing smells wafting around the room I just had to sit and enjoy them for a bit before proceeding to loading up a basket. After a few shots to get everything dialed in there it was! That perfect oozing golden nectar!

    Aaaaahhhhh....Time to relax with my cuppa!


    Java "Life is good!" phile
    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    I see the season of chilled festivities has you waxing lyrical - enjoy the cold!

    mumblegrumblethirtybloodyninedegrees. . .

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      Originally posted by grendel link=1195994021/0#1 date=1195995934
      I see the season of chilled festivities has you waxing lyrical - enjoy the cold!
      Nah, its not the cold. The cold is just something I put up with to enjoy the golden elixir! ;D


      Java "Blame it on the coffee!!" phile
      Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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        Originally posted by grendel link=1195994021/0#1 date=1195995934
        I see the season of chilled festivities has you waxing lyrical - enjoy the cold!

        mumblegrumblethirtybloodyninedegrees. . .

        Damn... that will be heading our way :-/

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          Hhhhmmmm....Gotta love the sell of freshly ground coffee hanging around the kitchen all day again!


          Java "Sipping his way into sublime happiness" phile
          Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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            Originally posted by Javaphile link=1195994021/0#4 date=1196036560
            Hhhhmmmm....Gotta love the sell of freshly ground coffee hanging around the kitchen all day again!


            Java "Sipping his way into sublime happiness" phile
            Funny thing I have noticed,
            whenever I am using Rocky and Silvia, while I am right there in the midst of it all,
            I rarely notice much of the aroma that hangs around.
            Unless, or until, have gone outside, and then when I come back in,
            there is that beautiful aroma of fresh coffee, even some time after making the coffees....
            go figure :-?

            Bullitt

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              Originally posted by Bullitt link=1195994021/0#5 date=1196198570
              Funny thing I have noticed,
              whenever I am using Rocky and Silvia, while I am right there in the midst of it all,
              I rarely notice much of the aroma that hangs around.
              Unless, or until, have gone outside, and then when I come back in,
              there is that beautiful aroma of fresh coffee, even some time after making the coffees....
              go figure :-?

              Bullitt
              Hi Bullitt,

              Our sense of smell, like all our other senses, is logarithmic. After exposure to a smell for a certain time we become accustom to it and it fades into the background.

              When you go outside (away from the smell) your sense of smell resets its base level and when you return you will again smell the coffee aroma!

              Just like being in a room lit with red light - after a while it doesnt look as red..... but go into a normally lit space and everything in the room will look bluish (minus red) for a while until your sense of sight resets its colour reference......

              Humans are amazing critters ;D ;D ;D ;D

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                Originally posted by JavaB link=1195994021/0#6 date=1196201595
                .... Hi Bullitt,

                Our sense of smell, like all our other senses, is logarithmic. After exposure to a smell for a certain time we become accustom to it and it fades into the background.

                When you go outside (away from the smell) your sense of smell resets its base level and when you return you will again smell the coffee aroma!

                Just like being in a room lit with red light - after a while it doesnt look as red..... but go into a normally lit space and everything in the room will look bluish (minus red) for a while until your sense of sight resets its colour reference......

                Humans are amazing critters ;D ;D ;D ;D
                Hmm, thanks for that JavaB,
                so Im not the only one then
                Guess we could summarise your comments,
                Human beings are logarithmically amazing critters...

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                  Hhhhmmm....The price of bag salt just went up 20%, winter must be here.

                  Yup! Winter is indeed here. Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow with 30cm of snow expected!

                  A perfect day to kick back and enjoy a few cuppas while watching the white stuff pile up! Glad I roasted up a kilo of beans a few days ago!


                  Java "Waiting for the white stuff" phile
                  Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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                    Hi Java reading your profile i noticed you live in minnesota.We dont get snow in outer Melbourne, well maybe once every 20 yrs or so .So we must drink coffee in the hot or cold weather an here that can be the same day .Anyway have a great winter and Ill go and crack open another coldie

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                      Originally posted by martybean link=1195994021/0#9 date=1196500301
                      Hi Java reading your profile i noticed you live in minnesota.We dont get snow in outer Melbourne, well maybe once every 20 yrs or so .So we must drink coffee in the hot or cold weather an here that can be the same day .Anyway have a great winter and Ill go and crack open another coldie
                      Im not convinced that it gets truly cold anywhere in Oz. I think yall just sit around on sun soaked beaches all day long! : ;D


                      Java "Readying his snow shovel" phile
                      Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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                      • #12
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                        On the chairlift to the top of Mt Kosciuszko in the middle of winter its a little chilly.

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                          Originally posted by Thundergod link=1195994021/0#11 date=1196505175
                          On the chairlift to the top of Mt Kosciuszko in the middle of winter its a little chilly.
                          Sounds like the perfect place for a cuppa.


                          Java "Playing in the snow" phile
                          Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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                            Originally posted by Javaphile link=1195994021/0#10 date=1196504434
                            Originally posted by martybean link=1195994021/0#9 date=1196500301
                            Hi Java reading your profile i noticed you live in minnesota.We dont get snow in outer Melbourne, well maybe once every 20 yrs or so .So we must drink coffee in the hot or cold weather an here that can be the same day .Anyway have a great winter and Ill go and crack open another coldie
                            Im not convinced that it gets truly cold anywhere in Oz. I think yall just sit around on sun soaked beaches all day long! : ;D


                            Java "Readying his snow shovel" phile
                            Yeah, hmmm, not many sun soaked beaches here :-?
                            theres plenty of places down here in Tassie that can get a bit cold during winter, and the mountain that overlooks Hobart can be cold any time of the year...however we dont get much snow really, but when the cold wind comes up from Antarctica it can sure have a bite to it.
                            OTOH, we generally dont have much stinking hot weather either.
                            Bullitt.

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                              Originally posted by Bullitt link=1195994021/0#13 date=1196714637
                              OTOH, we generally dont have much stinking hot weather either.
                              Bullitt.

                              ....which is why Lizzi is lobbing across Bass Straight...my North European system craves the cold, and , Javaphile, it is so true: there is nothing like the smell of fresh coffee in the kitchen when you come in from a nose-reddening cold weather walk!
                              only 10 weeks now ;D ;D

                              L

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