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    I hear that Mark has sold St Ali - but not Brother Baba Budan.

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    Originally posted by grendel link=1214118863/0#0 date=1214118863
    I hear that Mark has sold St Ali - but not Brother Baba Budan.
    Hmm, interesting....If its true, I guess he was ready to move on to something else.

    FWIW, I reckon BBB will benefit a heap with some more of Mark on site...Perhaps Im just unlucky as everyone else says its terrific, but Im 3 visits for 3 disappointing shots so far

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      As Ive yet to make it to Melbourne I havent tried either. Disappointed not to have made it there before now.

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        News travels fast to the west these days

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          I have never had a bad experience at St Ali - One of my favourites, but a couple mates have had bad coffee!
          Interesting that he has sold.

          One of the waitresses at BBB said I should watch out for exciting things and that they would start roasting next door or something.
          Will be interesting to see what happens

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            Originally posted by AndreasM link=1214118863/0#3 date=1214125504
            News travels fast to the west these days
            Yeah; so much for us keeping it hush-hush!

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              Originally posted by luca link=1214118863/0#5 date=1214130060
              Originally posted by AndreasM link=1214118863/0#3 date=1214125504
              News travels fast to the west these days
              Yeah; so much for us keeping it hush-hush!

              Yeah and talking about it over the WBC chat doesnt help the "hush" factor either haha

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                I must say Brother Baba Budan has changed my world ( and Im not on commission either!...). I have tried 6 ot 7 different varieties, from the entry-level espresso blend to some less obvious roasts.

                Ive been there a few times with friends and colleagues for a morning or afternoon coffee and the in-store brews have been flawless.

                So 2muchcoffeeman, please keep trying!... Your bad luck will change for sure!

                Go the Brother!!!

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                  Ahhh thats the trouble with hush-hush as soon as everyone who knows knows that it is hush hush it spreads faster than ever.

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                    but dont tell anyone! anybody know who the new owners are?

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                      Its no secret...Its not me.

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                        Check out Marks update on the St Ali website - great new roaster by the looks of it.

                        Ben

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                          Savatore bought St Ali and was my old boss before I moved to Veneziano. Interesting news.

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                            um his name is spelt: salvatore & i believe mark will have an ongoing roll for the next 12 months

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                              Hi all,
                              sounds like Id better spill the beans, so to speak. Its a little sad to be leaving St Ali, we have worked hard and I feel we are just really starting to see some of the fruit of those labours, the place isnt that old and it has been a steep learning curve. The facts, Salvatore is involved in the purchase, however another party was the person who has kept on approaching me. No real ongoing relationship, we wish them all the best and will advise a couple of hours a month but have no other input, "original post modified" Sal, after having a good chat, is the owner and is looking forward to having a hands on role. I think that St Ali should  be able to continue on the same path, all staff are staying and green sources for O/S will still be used.
                              We have not sold BBB and have some plans to expand into a recently acquired premises directly to the rear of BBB.  The general plan is to spend some time looking over what we have learnt recently and perhaps do some cupping accreditation O/S. Hope this helps.
                              And thanks to everyone who made the place what it is....
                              Mark

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