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    Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

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    DiBartoli End of the Year Party Dec 12th 2:30pm-5:30pm


    We’re inviting all CS-ers to our End of the Year Party, celebrating Christmas and Hanukah with a special Hazels Christmas Blend, Hanukah donuts
    and lots of other coffee fun stuff!

    * * *
    We know, we know, December is a busy month. You Somehow have to keep your sanity and your smile. That’s why you need to take time out for an afternoon of socialising with people you actually have something in common with, and indulge in what you love best – coffee!

    Whats on?

    * Our Secret Gun Barista will pull shots on the G10 Americana with the new XMAS Blend
    * Challenge your taste buds and win! well have 4 grinders with 4 mystery single origins. The snob to guess most of the countries of
    * *origins, would win a Pullman Tamper of their choice! :o
    * Taste our entire range of Blends & Single Origins to be showcased in the demonstration area
    * Savor home-made pastries and Hanukah donuts
    * Meet like-minded Coffee Lovers, fellow Snobs, some of DB Suppliers and lots of Friends!
    * Craig Hiron, the Mastermind of OTTO will put his beauty to action and pull some shots for us too!
    *Take Home a show bag with Di Bartoli fresh beans

    ALL ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

    You can even have the excuse that you’re there for Christmas shopping from our Christmas specials. And did we mention there’ll be coffee?

    Everyone’s invited, so bring your friends & family, kids are welcome too!

    Volunteers for machines operation are needed!

    So who is coming? any suggestion for other competitions, DB will be happy to donate another prize! lets hear *your ideas!


    Where: DiBartoli store, 588 Oxford St Bondi Junction



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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Sounds like a great fun.

    What exactly do the volunteers need to do? may be able to persuade the wife to join for the whole afternoon...

    benfish

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Ill probably be there.

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Put Natalie and I as a probably...

    I have a weekend off :)

    Yippee :D

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Thats awesome guys!

    benfish, you can contribute with anything you feel adequate to do (apart from the usual non G rated stuff *;)

    Our machines demo area has our entire range of machines and grinders operating. We will feature 3 blends and few more single origins, and itll be good to get a helping hand with 1 or 2 beans demo...

    So if youre familiar with a bean of the following selection: www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=38 or with a machine from our range: www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=17, or simply confident enough to make great coffee for others, youre in!

    You can PM me with more info if you wish.

    Ofra

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    Hi guys , count me in :)

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Great raziel!

    Just a quick update:

    Were happy to announce an amazing Barista joining in us at the party, flying in specially from Melbourne: Genaro.

    Genaro is the author of the Coffee Art book: www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=182

    Recently joined St. Alis in Melbourne, Genaro has an extensive experience working as a Barista, as well as managing his own boutique roastery in Sydney. He is now taking aboard the exciting challenge of sourcing beans for St. Alis, lots of travelling ahead Genaro!

    We also have Charles from ECA and Ash from Espresso Warehouse joining! your chance to chat and query anything on your mind re the Vibiemme, Rocket & Elektra brands!

    Craig from OTTO will be with us from 2:30pm, so be ready for some serious stove top coffees!!!!

    So far we have CS joining:

    cksyd?
    thundergod
    raze
    recurve boy
    ZacS
    jonow?
    BJECK14?
    Caspa

    Did I miss out on anyone?

    Come on guys, need another creative fun idea for a competition, Latte Art show off maybe? :) will award the winner with Scottie Dosing Tools or Coffee Art DVD, any one for the challenge?


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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    any one for the challenge?
    Im willing to give it a go but already have the DVD so get my Dosing Tools gift wrapped.

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Count me in too. :)

    Ofra: Im happy to volunteer for whatever you need help with (machine operation etc).

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Quote Originally Posted by 665A475C565740555D56320 link=1259650949/7#7 date=1260240405
    get my Dosing Tools gift wrapped
    Great! 1 contestant for the Latte Art shoot-out. Any other takers? will take place with minimum 3 participants.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5357515D5E5E5B5C4103320 link=1259650949/8#8 date=1260242802
    Count me in too. Smiley

    Ofra: Im happy to volunteer for whatever you need help with
    Brilliant! Shall we go with the BZ07 this time too? ;) I had a laugh....you can choose any shiny toy with any bean from the demo selection, if you can make it 2:20 for tuning?!

    No jumpers are allowed to be left behind.....this time it may take a century before its returned. ;D

    Ofra

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Quote Originally Posted by 113C0A173427213A393C550 link=1259650949/9#9 date=1260244749
    Brilliant! Shall we go with the BZ07 this time too? ;) I had a laugh....you can choose any shiny toy with any bean from the demo selection, if you can make it 2:20 for tuning?!

    No jumpers are allowed to be left behind.....this time it may take a century before its retunrned. ;D

    Ofra
    Ill be staying WELL away from the BZ07! :P*A Giotto or similar would suit me just fine :D

    Ill be there at 2:20 or a bit earlier for tuning. Sounds great!

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Mmm pastries.

    Things are not getting quiter at work during Dec this year.

    Thisll be fun!

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Hi all,

    Ill be there!

    cya
    Mike

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Caspa, recurve boy, Mallen:

    No one is joining Thundergod for the Latte Art comp? :( I gues you all got the tools and the DVD then..... ;)

    Ofra

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E5365785B484E5556533A0 link=1259650949/6#6 date=1260236235
    Great raziel!

    Just a quick update:

    Were happy to announce an amazing Barista joining in us at the party, flying in specially from Melbourne: Genaro.

    Genaro is the author of the Coffee Art book: www.dibartoli.com.au/product_details.asp?pid=182

    Recently joined St. Alis in Melbourne, Genaro has an extensive experience working as a Barista, as well as managing his own boutique roastery in Sydney. He is now taking aboard the exciting challenge of sourcing beans for St. Alis, lots of travelling ahead Genaro!

    We also have Charles from ECA and Ash from Espresso Warehouse joining! your chance to chat and query anything on your mind re the Vibiemme, Rocket & Elektra brands!

    Craig from OTTO will be with us from 2:30pm, so be ready for some serious stove top coffees!!!!

    So far we have CS joining:

    cksyd?
    thundergod
    raze
    recurve boy
    ZacS
    jonow?
    BJECK14?
    Caspa

    Did I miss out on anyone?

    Come on guys, need another creative fun idea for a competition, Latte Art show off maybe? :) will award the winner with Scottie Dosing Tools or Coffee Art DVD, any one for the challenge?

    Ofra,

    You can take the question mark off us,

    Natalie and I will be there.

    Chris

    (who cant do latte art to save his life...)

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Great Chris!

    So current CS count:

    cksyd +1
    thundergod
    raze
    recurve boy
    ZacS
    jonow?
    BJECK14?
    Caspa
    Mallen

    Come on guys! Thundergod really needs his dosing tools ;) how about signing up for the Latte Art comp? rules and judging are handled by Genaro, so 100% objectivity is guaranteed!

    What do you say?

    p:s: did I mention that David would also try to fit a Siphon demo should time permits?

    Ofra

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Hey Ofra

    Im a maybe at this stage. Sure does look like fun!

    Cheers,
    Ben

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Hi CS’ers,

    Here we are, a night before DB party. You if you haven’t considered yet spending your afternoon tomorrow, 2:30pm-5:30pm in Di Bartoli store, here are 7 reasons why you should:

    :)Our ‘Rudolph Red Nose’ Blend has been specially ‘cooked’ by Hazel for Christmas, and you never tasted a blend so right for the occasion! Cupped this afternoon, this blend is all sweetness and fruits. Only 3 days old, and we’ve found thick layers of velvety mousse carried by the natural sweetens of the blend, which leaves fruit salad taste in your mouth with a silky, smooth finish. Wow!!! Thanks Hazel for another outstanding creation!

    :)Shop is cleaned & decorated, plenty of room for stools for the weary ones, toys are piled for the kids in the back and even the Hanukah Donuts were cupped for approval as it came straight out of the oven…

    :)Genaro flies in especially from Melbourne! We’re honored to have such a talented Barista and a coffee roaster joining us for this happy occasion. You’re an inspiration to us all! Genaro will pull shots, hand out origin tasting from his 4 grinders with mystery beans, and will judge the ‘blind tasting’ for your chance to win a Pullman Tamper as well as a Latte Art shoot-out later in the afternoon.

    :)Taste our entire range of beans: browse here www.dibartoli.com.au/products.asp?cid=38 and ask us tomorrow for a shot of whatever bean that’s catching your fancy…(or pull one yourself, all toys are free to use as usual…)

    :)Mingle and relax with likeminded people, all passionate about coffee: fellow snobs, DB suppliers, Industry personas, professional baristas and friends!

    :)OTTO demonstration by Mr OTTO himself! Taste what this beauty is capable of…

    :)Entrance, Coffee & Cakes are all FREE! Including a show bag with your own DB ‘Rudolph Red-Nose’ Blend bag!

    So where else would you rather be? wed love celebrating with you our love for coffee & sweets, share our hospitality and express our thanks for a great 2009 wich you all been such an important part of..

    Looking forward to welcome you all tomorrow, 2:30pm-5:30pm

    Ofra & Renzo

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Loads of fun, thanks so much Ofra, Renzo, Genaro and the super cool guy whose name we can never remember ;D

    Photos courtesy of Natalie coming...

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    Challenge your taste buds and win! well have 4 grinders with 4 mystery single origins. The snob to guess most of the countries of
    origins, would win a Pullman Tamper of their choice!

    Congratulations to coffeehorse for winning (my money was on him).

    Also thanks to Di Bartoli for my Scottie Callaghan dosing tools (I told ya Id win).
    Well to tell the truth it was easier than I thought.
    It seems my reputation preceded me and I scared off all the competition.
    Maybe the fact that Scottie has given me a few pointers in the past helped.
    Maybe the picture of the rosetta I pulled on the 69100 at work 6 months ago had them trembling in their boots?
    The cutoff time was extended in order to allow some talented baristi to take me on, but in the end they must have decided to defer to my talent and stay away to practise some more until they consider they are ready for the challenge; maybe next year. ;) ;D

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Quote Originally Posted by 6559445F555443565E55310 link=1259650949/19#19 date=1260660584
    Challenge your taste buds and win! well have 4 grinders with 4 mystery single origins. The snob to guess most of the countries of
    * origins, would win a Pullman Tamper of their choice!

    Congratulations to coffeehorse for winning (my money was on him).

    Also thanks to Di Bartoli for my Scottie Callaghan dosing tools (I told ya Id win).
    Well to tell the truth it was easier than I thought.
    It seems my reputation preceded me and I scared off all the competition.
    Maybe the fact that Scottie has given me a few pointers in the past helped.
    Maybe the picture of the rosetta I pulled on the 69100 at work 6 months ago had them trembling in their boots?
    The cutoff time was extended in order to allow some talented baristi to take me on, but in the end they must have decided to defer to my talent and stay away to practise some more until they consider they are ready for the challenge; maybe next year. *;) *;D
    Haha, good for you TG! So, did you actually have to pour any art on the day?

    If so, maybe you could put up a few pics to show contenders what theyre up against! 8-)


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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Quote Originally Posted by 436269696E74070 link=1259650949/20#20 date=1260660946
    Haha, good for you TG! So, did you actually have to pour any art on the day?
    ;D Nope; not one pour. Milk remained in the carton; didnt even get as far as the jug.

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Quote Originally Posted by 5468756E646572676F64000 link=1259650949/21#21 date=1260662639
    Quote Originally Posted by 436269696E74070 link=1259650949/20#20 date=1260660946
    Haha, good for you TG! So, did you actually have to pour any art on the day?
    ;D Nope; not one pour. Milk remained in the carton; didnt even get as far as the jug.
    ;D ;D ;D


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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Hi Folks,

    Thanks Chris, Natalie, Theodor, Mike, Mark, John & Lisa, Paul & wife, Adam and anyone else I may have missed out (still under the caffeine influence from yesterday.... :)) for joining us and making this party such a fun event!

    Sorry if we didnt get around to have a long chat, I had to stick to Genaro trying to prevent another major milk spill on his nice Italian leather shoes... ;D

    Congrats Coffeehoarse for the Pullman Tamper win! John was the closet one to guess our 4 mystery beans: Sulawesi Toraja, Rudolph Red-Nose Blend (Brazil & Ethiopian), Peru Cooparm & Nicaragua Santa Rita. Happy it turned up to be a perfect gift for your Birthday!

    Thanks also to Charles, Ash, Will, Andrew & Craig whove shown up and shared their import knowledge with the rest of us!

    Big thanks to Genaro who despite the foreign environment tuned in so quickly and did with it magic like with its own!

    Thanks also to other regulars and friends who stopped by for coffee, had a bite and a chat and conveyed their wishes.

    Biggest thanks to our Team: David, Karen & Eric for their constant contribution to make Di Bartolis events coming alive!

    Pics? well... :-? I was hoping Natalie would post few, as its all in Karens camera at the moment...will put some up tomorrow.


    Have a great week guys!

    Ofra

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    thanks Renzo, Ofra, Karen, David for hosting such a nice event!

    I didnt come just for the custard tarts and custard donuts & free coffee & sparkling water ;D but saying that might mean i get less next year :)

    the spro tasting comp. was such a close call - we were all miles out on some of them, and I dont think anyone actually scored more than 0/4 (or 1/4 if we count one of the countries in the rudolph blend, in which case 3 of us tied for first!). thanks to genaro for putting up with us winding him up while pulling some awesome shots. its also the first time in my life Ive won anything, and Im not a good winner. So /\/o/ and good luck next year!

    Mike - sorry I didnt get a chance to talk to you - wasnt ignoring you and hope to get to chat at the next CS meet! was just in a bit of a daze

    ..and man, that otto is a surprisingly capable little tool. Id love to review one side by side with a MyPressi - the mypressi being cheaper to buy, but more expensive to use and incapable of doing milk, and the otto being a significant wallet hit for camping! its not what Id define as espresso, but it still tastes like espresso and has crema + body like an espresso. Id love to grab a kilo of something with great oils like Beloya #16 and really put this to the test. FYI - itll steam milk faster than an EM6910.

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    aha, cksyd - were you the guy in the white shirt? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 634E4F445E435E532A0 link=1259650949/28#28 date=1260745385
    aha, cksyd - were you the guy in the white shirt? :)

    Nope - the red shirt


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    aha! enjoyed talking to you!

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    And you

    Would have preferred to have beaten you to the tamper though ;D

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    Re: Di Bartoli End of the Year Party Saturday Dec 12th

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Hi Guys,

    Di Bartoli End of the Year Party pics are now available on:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibartoli

    Thank you all for all the support and encouragement throughout the year, it means the world to us!

    Have a relaxed Christmas and a great 2010.

    Drop by on Boxing Day for a cuppa if the better half is busy shopping for specials... ;)

    Ofra & Renzo




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