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    Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

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    Gday all,
    As there seems to be a multitude of successful and regular CS gatherings in most other capital cities, so I thought that maybe its time to get one started in the nations capital.
    At this stage it’s just a straw poll to see if theres any interest out there. *There are no dates in mind yet, but I’m looking at later in the year, probably November.
    I have been speaking with Attilio, and he has very kindly offered the use of his brand, spanking new training room at Cosmorex Coffee.
    As Ive never been to one of these before, let alone organised one, Im seeking suggestions as to what you would like to see and do at the gathering. *Perhaps some CS’ers with experience at other gatherings could suggest some ideas that have been successful.
    Thanks for your time,
    Steve.

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    Re: Canberra CS get together.

    Am keen, would love it to be on the weekend so I can travel. Our significant others could come also and we could see the new additions, looking forward to it.

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    I am also interested. I live in Albury and travel to Canberra every few months.

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    I would be in (depending on dates of course)

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    I travel to Canberra regularly for work, and have been thinking about a long weekend in town after a weeks work. If it happened to coincide with a Canberra meetup thatd be pretty cool. I think I can plan for it ...

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    I would be interested if the dates coincide with my trip down south.

    Im from Canberra originally and go back to visit friends and family once a year just prior to the silly season so if it all comes together you can count me in :)

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    Re: Canberra CS get together.

    keen...if its a sunday!

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    Re: Canberra CS get together.

    I would also be interested. Canberra wouldnt be much farther for me to travel than the Sydney get togethers.

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    Sure count me in.

    The new Cosmorex facility is looking good. It had a two page spread in the Canberra Times Food and Wine supplement this Wednesday, a good write-up.

    Ian

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    Gday all,
    sorry about the delay in getting back to everyone with a date, but I think Ive finally sorted it out.

    How does Saturday the 14th of November sound to everyone?

    The venue is good to go (Cosmorex coffee).
    Now, as Ive never been to, let alone tried to organise one of these, what does everyone want to do and see at this get together?
    Im open to suggestions as to activities (just keep it above the navel, it is going to be in Fyshwick after all ;D)

    Over to you guys,
    Steve.

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    I may pop in and rub shoulders with some of the CSs if noobs are allowed. ::)

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    Re: Canberra CS get together.

    Youd be most welcome to come and join us, although I dont know if my shoulders are worthy of being rubbed up against ;D.

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    Barring any major problems count me in. I would love to see a bit of bling a few different grinders, a bit of roasting and a little food. Not too much to ask hey?

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    Evening all,
    if you are able to make it to the ACT get together, could you please PM me?
    Ill bring my combo over the hill (after I clean if of course ::)) and Ill see about organising some nibblies.
    Im thinking of a 10am kick-off for it, how does that sound?
    All the best,
    Steve.

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    Lovely, Just logged in and had a read, would love to attend, but I fly back into Canberra that day from LA, via Sydney (after 6 weeks away) and Im hoping the wife will want to "catch up" before letting me go out again. Then again if she doesnt Ill be there. ;D
    Good idea, maybe one next month?
    Cheers
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    Re: Canberra CS get together.

    how about having it on the 21st and overlapping it with the ACT barista comp?

    ...or is anyone else planning to go there anyhow?


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    Re: Canberra CS get together.

    So to be clear on what is currently proposed:

    November 14 from 10am at Cosmorex, Fyshwick
    BYO machines?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 59746972681B0 link=1251860840/14#14 date=1257056060
    Lovely, Just logged in and had a read, would love to attend, but I fly back into Canberra that day from LA, via Sydney (after 6 weeks away) and Im hoping the wife will want to "catch up" before letting me go out again. Then again if she doesnt Ill be there. Grin
    Good idea, maybe one next month?
    I wondered where youd gotten to, I hadnt seen you online for a while. If the first get together is successful, Ill look at making it a regular thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by 527F7E756F726F621B0 link=1251860840/15#15 date=1257073918
    how about having it on the 21st and overlapping it with the ACT barista comp?

    ...or is anyone else planning to go there anyhow?
    I cant make the 21st, damned work *>:(, but weve had a few replies and hopefully should get a good turnout.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C7A697C777E796E6F6F1B0 link=1251860840/16#16 date=1257113914
    So to be clear on what is currently proposed:

    November 14 from 10am at Cosmorex, Fyshwick
    BYO machines?
    Sounds like a plan, if youre bringing your Giotto, Ill bring the Aeropress and the siphon.
    See you there,
    Steve.

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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    Unfortunately my Giotto is a bit temperamental at present as it needs some new seals so Im not planning to bring it out. Im trying to talk a mate into bringing his new Elektra T1 espresso machine.

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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    I could bring along my HOTTOP if people are interested although it is not ideal for inside roasting obviously!

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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    Sad but Sat no good for me. Im at work until 5.

    Good luck with it...maybe next time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 353320353E3730272626520 link=1251860841/18#18 date=1257715684
    Im trying to talk a mate into bringing his new Elektra T1 espresso machine.
    Oohh, that sounds nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by 213F3B2626373C520 link=1251860841/20#20 date=1257716439
    Sad but Sat no good for me. Im at work until 5.

    Good luck with it...maybe next time?
    Thanks Smitten. Seriously, have you thought of having a sick day ;D?

    Ive been in touch with Attilio, who just landed back in the country, and the venue is good to go.

    10am at Cosmorex Coffee
    47 Kembla Street,
    Fyshwick, ACT.
    If anyone is planning to go, drop me a PM (if you havent already).
    See you on Saturday.
    Steve.

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    Dagnabbit!!!

    I forgot about it - just remembered and rushed to see if it was today - and it looks like it was indeed and I missed it.

    Did everybody have a good time?




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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    Gathering at Cosmorex was great. A couple of locals and some people who travelled far and wide.

    Attilio was a generous, knowledgeable and gracious host.

    Started with a coffee prepared to our choice by the shops barista.

    We had a look around, heard what a coffee business is like in the real world, checked out the consumer machines etc.

    Than had a look at the new roaster. Good machinery!

    Then spent a lot of time pulling shots with single origins, house blends and a new trial blend.

    We were still there after the shop had shut (midday) and staff and customers had gone home.

    Thanks Attilio!

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    Just like to soundly second Gadgets comments.
    Attilio was very generous with his time and knowledge.
    Thanks for the coaching on use of the HX machine, Attilio.

    Thanks too to Steve for organizing this get together. It was good finally to meet some CS folk from inside and outside Canberra.

    Andrew.


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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    I too would like to thank Attilio for a wonderful day yesterday. It was great to meet everybody and enjoy coffee with you all. Attilio thank you so much for your generosity and I am sure we all learnt from your knowlege.

    Thanks Steve for organising such a great day, already looking forward to the next one.

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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    Apologies for my absence. Had expected to be there but some last minute family chaos left me playing taxi driver for half the day.

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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    Gday all,
    I just arrived home, very tired, what a jam packed weekend.
    Ill start by saying a huge thank you to Attilio for his generosity and for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm, it was truly appreciated by us all.

    Secondly, thanks to all the Snobs that came to the get together. *I know that some of you travelled quite a distance to get there, and Im glad that you were happy with the day.

    Thirdly, thanks to Aaron (Hazchem) for his hints and advice for the get together, thanks mate.

    Wired, we werent sure if you were going to make it, or whether you got stuck in the humungous traffic jam like half of the ACT did, but I think I can confidently say that there will be more ACT get togethers in the future, so Im sure well get to meet up one day.

    There may be some pictures forthcoming, but Ill leave that to the photographers on the day.

    Thanks again everyone and Ill have to start planning the next one.
    Steve.

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    Re: Canberra get together - Sat 14th November 2009

    Just got home and would like to echo all the comments of the above and thank Attilio for his endless energy and openness letting us chew the fat long after he was due at home to mow the lawn.

    Also a big thanks to Lovey for organising the whole thing, also good to finally meet some like minded snobs.

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    I would also like to add my thanks, firstly to Lovey for organising the get together, and secondly to all those participants that made the journey to our humble work place.

    I think we all enjoyed the day and the most important thing to my mind, is being able to meet face to face with you. It adds the right kind of dimension.

    For those of you that missed out, never fear we will be doing it again soon.

    Regards to all,
    Attilio.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Will keep an eye out for the next one.



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