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    Im throwing it out there to do another meet before christmas.

    The venue is happily yours and ours to use as last time. I would really like to do a cupping focussed session because I have never had the chance to experience this in a large social environment before.

    Has anyone organised a cupping in a largish group (say 8-10 people?)

    How did it go? What was fun, what wasnt? Did people learn plenty?

    Im sorry its taken so long to post a followup to the event and suggest the next one. Uni and a new born had momentarily overwhelmed me (fatherhood rules!)

    Looking forward to hearing ideas.

    P.S.
    Were still doing the pumpkin gnochi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 312E3721225B0 link=1248858520/97#97 date=1253365555
    Im throwing it out there to do another meet before christmas.

    The venue is happily yours and ours to use as last time. I would really like to do a cupping focussed session because I have never had the chance to experience this in a large social environment before.

    Has anyone organised a cupping in a largish group (say 8-10 people?)

    How did it go? What was fun, what wasnt? Did people learn plenty?

    Im sorry its taken so long to post a followup to the event and suggest the next one. Uni and a new born had momentarily overwhelmed me (fatherhood rules!)

    Looking forward to hearing ideas.

    P.S.
    Were still doing the pumpkin gnochi!

    Interested... But it is the busy time of teh year :-) Have some info and a contact re Electrical... Will pass on soon.

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    Hey Julz,
    Keen to have another meet and greet, really enjoyed the last one, im in! (i will bring scones again, and a few more plates of goodies!)
    warren

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    Super duper, well It will be a sunday like last time. Im going to put forward the month of november and see what suits most people interested.

    Ill send a pm this afternoon to all those who attended last time. I also need to chase down an article i remember reading on hosting a cupping.

    Loosely speaking the idea was to have snacks, gossip, cupping then followed by wine and cheese.

    Those scones were such a hit!

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    *snaps for WSullys Missuss scones*

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    a sunday in Nov would be good. Once again i`ll have to check what weekends i have off.
    Glad you like the Gnocchi.

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    Hi all would like to join you all if im not working that weekend, would be great to meet more of you all . count me in! 8-)

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    Ill be potentially up for it, pending babies etc.

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    Hi all,
    To those who may not remember, Im Julz, the guy working the machine at the coffee snobs get together in August.

    Were gonna do it again! On a Sunday in November yet to be determined; we would like to extend invitation to all present last time, and *those who unfortunately could not attend.

    With the emphasis on a cupping (amongst the food and gossip) I would like for everyone to bring a prime roast.

    We will have a more optimal setup with the grinders to allow the cupped beans to be tasted as espresso afterwards.

    I really loved having such a receptive and appreciative bunch of folks and families to make coffee for and we cant wait to do it again!

    Please pm or start a new thread with your available sundays and well start getting organized!

    Many thanks,
    Julzy.

    P.S.

    I was going to pm this around but didnt, since i figured this thread would be read by most brisbane snobbers anyway. If you know of anyone that may not find this message please send it along.

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    I missed the last one, but am keen for the next!! Lock me in!! ;)

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    Gonna be in Newcastle on the weekend of the 7/8th, any Sunday other than that one is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46594056552C0 link=1253365556/8#8 date=1253512667
    With the emphasis on a cupping (amongst the food and gossip) I would like for everyone to bring a prime roast.
    Dont laugh, but first thought was some lamb * :o

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    So far the possible dates are 1st, 15th and 29th.

    I guess well pick the winning date on a first come first served basis.

    If you wish to come and one of these days does not suit, post it up and well strike it off till we have a winner.

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    Maybe you could add a poll jullian?, might work, and looks cool too! ;)

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    Rats! Another one Ill miss out on... :(

    MP - if youre looking for a good coffee in Newcastle and dont mind a house that isnt necessarily spotless, give me a yell - happy to have you drop by for a coffee if youd like one and have the time. Promise I wont load you up on stuff to take back to put into storage for us! ;D

    Cheers
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    I will try to make it this time if I am not working or Mrs Kosmo has something planed that I dont know about yet ;)

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    Okay this is sounding very good with lots of positive replies.
    Does anyone have a date (of the 1st, 15th or 29th of November) that would suit them best and I will lock it in.

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    ill put dibbs in for the 15th julz, just as a start........ohhhh excited :D

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    The 15th it is!

    10am start.

    Fine details available closer to the date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4A554C5A59200 link=1253365556/18#18 date=1253777658
    The 15th it is!

    10am start.

    Fine details available closer to the date.
    DONE...

    I hope I am still around...

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    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0105233A3A3F203738560 link=1253365556/17#17 date=1253679276
    ill put dibbs in for the 15th julz, just as a start........ohhhh excited :D
    And

    Quote Originally Posted by 3B3732263F332424336660560 link=1253365556/20#20 date=1253784243
    Sweet.
    Then

    Quote Originally Posted by 3C233A2C2F560 link=1253365556/18#18 date=1253777658
    The 15th it is!

    10am start.

    Fine details available closer to the date.

    Well that means we may need more space... Ummmmmm I wonder what we might find on the 15th ??? 8-)

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    Thread subject line suitably modified.


    Java " :) " phile

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    Got some shiny new official looking cupping tray thingies!
    Getting pretty excited.

    Does anyone have any free online literature to forward on the exact protocols we should be following.

    Also needed:

    -Nice scan or image file to laminate for flavour wheel
    -flavour profile score sheets to fill out

    Just pm or post a link.

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    A couple of cupping forms
    And a Flavour Wheel *;)

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    Legendary KK!

    Ill have it all printed up pretty for the day!

    Many thanks.
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    15th - sounds great

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    Upping the stakes once more,

    There will be modest prizes and much kudos to the favorite single origin and favorite blend.

    Tasting will be done blind, and voted on by all present!

    Will be getting lovely big cupping bowls soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6D726B7D7E070 link=1253365556/27#27 date=1254385501
    Upping the stakes once more,

    There will be modest prizes and much kudos to the favorite single origin and favorite blend.

    Tasting will be done blind, and voted on by all present!

    Will be getting lovely big cupping bowls soon!

    Bugger... If I remain off teh cigs.... My taste buds will go into shock and I will not have time to re calibrate...

    I guess I will just sit back... Make all the right slurping sounds and just maybe I will stay awake ;) and you wont notice if I have passed on... Spare incontinence pants might be a must, to manage any lax body motions ;D

    I cant wait for those home made snacks.. I just hope every one is happy with me dunking ;D

    PS.. Nice Water main burst there this arvo.. Could see the water from home.. Trust D got a free bike wash and no damage..

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    Re: Next BRISBANE get together - swap meet / roast off - Nov. 15th!

    Assuming this is open to everyone, Id like to come along... (if Im not working) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44415249555348200 link=1253365556/29#29 date=1254396272
    Assuming this is open to everyone, Id like to come along... (if Im not working) *:)
    Strange that... Open to every one - Excluding those from Spring Hill *;D *:o

    Only Joking...

    CS and other interested people would be more than Welcome.. *We just need to ensure that JulZy does not get left holding the ball...

    His employer is being great by providing access to a location and equipment.. Thus respect for all and pitching in to help; is a SHALL.

    AM


    Errr *I am exempt of course from all teh rules *;)

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    The only prerequisite is a love of coffee, and of course a love of lively debate! Last time we all went home a little wiser one way or another.

    I will need to know through this forum for numbers sake who will be present.

    Please also understand that we are running this on a day when we are usually closed.


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    Only just saw this post, and didnt know about the last get together at all. Id really like to come and catch up with the next generation of Brisbane snobs and roasters.

    I have missed the old get togethers we used to have a few years ago.

    Ill be there (if Im not working) :)


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    Roll-Call to date:
    Anger Management
    Lozzo
    WSully
    Mick14Jah
    mmmcoffeee
    madpierre16
    KK
    AlexTom-maybe
    dariush
    +a few regulars with discerning palates!
    edit: ms corretto
    and ronin!

    Wow what a turnout this is already!
    Can we also extend the invite to interested partners, (they tend to make the best nibblies too!)

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    My Missus prolly wont come this time, but ill make the scones again, dont panic, oh and dont forget Ms Corretto Julzy, shes the reason i was up late last night, watching beans spin around where dough is supposed to be ;D he he

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    Ill try to get to this one Julz

    Will confirm via here or stop in the shop.

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    Bugger, working that morning. I guess youll just have to make do without my Oreo biscuits this time. Ill drop past on my way home to see if there is still any action.

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D223B2D2E570 link=1253365556/33#33 date=1254438610
    Wow what a turnout this is already!
    Can we also extend the invite to interested partners, (they tend to make the best nibblies too!)
    Not necessarily * ::) 8-) Might bring some skorthalia along

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    Hey fellow brisbanites, count me in, im not sure what i can bring on the back of the bike but im sure ill work something out, ill put my chef hat on and come up with something yummy.
    Something alittle devilish i think maybe some double choc mocha brownies made with some single origin ethiopian beans, glazed with white macadamia choc frosting.mmmmm yummy might need to make some tonight to try out :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 594C5C414F4A464B4F4A2E0 link=1253365556/38#38 date=1255781931
    Hey fellow brisbanites, count me in, im not sure what i can bring on the back of the bike but im sure ill work something out, ill put my chef hat on and come up with something yummy.
    Something alittle devilish i think maybe some double choc mocha brownies made with some single origin ethiopian beans, glazed with white macadamia choc frosting.mmmmm yummy might need to make some tonight to try out :D

    KA.. Good to catch up and you now know where the Brisbane meet up will be..


    ... Sorry the old lady was a bit bitchy... When I got her to make our coffee and to get some greens out for me to roast :D

    However she knows her place and after a bit of a talking to; she has promised not to miss behave next time ;D

    Let us know how the SO PNG AA turns out.. Should have given you some of the Peru and Bourbon bean blend - A dark roast and well into SC... Quite an oily bean and strong flavours with a solid acidic punch.

    Take care..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 464A4F5B424E59594E1B1D2B0 link=1253365556/37#37 date=1255458683
    Might bring some skorthalia along *
    I know what that is *;)

    See you in the morning boys & girls
    Thats Sunday 15th November

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    Hey AM

    Thanks for the much needed tutoring session, sometimes it is neccesary to let the wife blow off some steam and i thought both your wife and daugher were lovely and i might need to check out that comfy laundry chute next time im round.

    My partner is a councilor and is always is reminding me a good chat about nothing overly specific is a good way to relax and remember there is more to life than work work work.

    This is why i love CS and the friendship so many of us share even though for the most part it is from behind the screen of a computer it doesnt matter if we are labourers, lawyers, doctors, dole bludgers, ect we all share a caffine adiction and a true love for all things coffee.

    I hope to meet many more fellow CSs from around brissy on the 15th,

    thanks again AM

    cheers and see you soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 495C4C515F5A565B5F5A3E0 link=1253365556/41#41 date=1255810604
    Hey AM

    Thanks for the much needed tutoring session, sometimes it is neccesary to let the wife blow off some steam and i thought both your wife and daugher were lovely and i might need to check out that comfy laundry chute next time im round.

    My partner is a councilor and is always is reminding me a good chat about nothing overly specific is a good way to relax and remember there is more to life than work work work.

    This is why i love CS and the friendship so many of us share even though for the most part it is from behind the screen of a computer it doesnt matter if we are labourers, lawyers, doctors, dole bludgers, ect we all share a caffine adiction and a true love for all things coffee.

    I hope to meet many more fellow CSs from around brissy on the 15th,

    thanks again AM

    cheers and see you soon
    It was an absolute pleasure, so feel free to drop around any time ya in the area...

    Home made cookies etc will always get ya past the front door.

    PS. THE chute does have a number of very interesting stories to tell. It has a lid and is close to the throne *;D *Being under the weather and or in a rush to toss clothes can [s]bean[/s] mean that one makes the wrong choice *:o

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    Quote Originally Posted by 58777E7C6B547877787E7C747C776D190 link=1253365556/39#39 date=1255783368
    Let us know how the SO PNG AA turns out..Should have given you some of the Peru and Bourbon bean blend - A dark roast and well into SC...Quite an oily bean and strong flavours with a solid acidic punch.
    Just had a small cup of the PNG and mmmm do like it has alittle bit of soda still but quite nice with some nice acidicty to cut through the milk, but i will agree with you on the matter of you should have given me some of the Peru/bourbon as the crema was amazing and the punch of acid coming through the milk was great. Looks though i will now have to go out and formulate a plan of attack in designing an at home roaster.

    Cheers

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    I would love to come to this event, if there is room. What do you have to bring?

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    Just a little information as it has not been mentioned
    new people may not know where to come

    The address
    Coffee Guy
    85 Kent Rd Wooloowin *;)

    Google maps link
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    Hello All,

    I received an invitation to come along from Koffee Kosmo from a different thread. As a newbie I will undoubtedly receive more (in terms of information) than I will contribute. If this is OK Id love to come.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by 684955534154434055260 link=1253365556/46#46 date=1256782804
    As a newbie I will undoubtedly receive more (in terms of information) than I will contribute
    Thats what its all about Paul!, were all here to learn, more the merrier i say!, welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0D092F3636332C3B345A0 link=1253365556/47#47 date=1256784169
    Quote Originally Posted by 684955534154434055260 link=1253365556/46#46 date=1256782804
    As a newbie I will undoubtedly receive more (in terms of information) than I will contribute
    Thats what its all about Paul!, were all here to learn, more the merrier i say!, welcome!
    Yep... It is all about learning and sharing..

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    85 Kent Rd Wooloowin Wink

    Google maps link
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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Im just hoping to get teh KKTO done in time so the old hats can show me how to use the bloody thing! ;D




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