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    Macarthur area

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    OK all,

    I moved into the Macarthur area of Sydney last November :)

    Just wondering how many Snobs are in or around the area?

    Im looking at planning the odd get together in the coming months.
    All snobs will be invited whether you live in the Macarthur area or not :) ;)

    Just looking at a heads up at the moment, lets know!!!!

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    Warren.

    PS; Happy New Year *:) ;) ;D :D

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Hi Warren, Im only novice Snob, but I am here in Menangle, under Razorback, with my Ebay-sourced gear, and no more Sylvania beans left... struggling by with Vittoria from the supermarket, "Best before 22/02/11" so you know its good. Im hoping that the Coffee Barun hasnt gone on holidays for too long, because Im hanging out for my "pending" order.

    We need a good source of beans around here, Warren! Im much too impatient for mail order ;-)

    See ya,
    LBBB
    ps, and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Hi LBB,
    You must be loving the [s]Sh[/s]Vittoria >:(, I hope you can get some fresh beans very soon ;)

    Im planning the odd get together (monthly or bi-monthly), where we can talk cars, sport, coffee etc. Have a bite to eat, drink coffee ::), do some roasting and play with different machines/grinders :)

    So at this stage, Im trying to get a feel as to how many CSs there are in the general area and how many may turn up :)

    Also the offer is to any CSs from outside the general area to come along as well, as I have a large outside covered area for get to gethers (11m x 5,5m) :) :)

    Warren.

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Quote Originally Posted by 736877746F6873070 link=1262415937/2#2 date=1262512120

    where we can talk cars, sport, coffee etc.

    Wot?? >:(

    No bike talk?? ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 424A525845210 link=1262415937/3#3 date=1262515503
    Wot??

    No bike talk?? *
    That was part of the "etc"

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Hi there Warren. Im just over the hills (the ones Lee lives under ;D) from you. Would love to catch up.

    Viviane isnt too far away (Southern Highlands), Im not sure of too many others.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C75755252100 link=1262415937/1#1 date=1262432555
    no more Sylvania beans left... struggling by with Vittoria from the supermarket
    Im with you on Denniss beans, Lee - theyre hard to beat, but Vittoria!!??? I know there arent any retailers of quality around here, perhaps another sponsor while Dens on holidays? Andys very quick getting Brown Bay beans out via Express Post. Maybe its about time you got into home roasting?

    Anyway, itd be good to have a local get together.

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Hi Warren,
    Im in Wattle Grove so quite close and I already travel down to Narellan once or so a month for a beer forum get together, whats another for coffee!

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Im in the Macarthur area most weekends..

    Anyone know of a good coffee place in the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5B585A5154585757390 link=1262415937/7#7 date=1263244039
    Anyone know of a good coffee place in the area?
    Er... sorry, no. :-[

    If youre over in Picton, theres my place ::) or r. coffee co. (small Melbourne style cafe in the main street). Ryan really knows how to make a very good coffee, unfortunately hes held back a bit by his beans at present. As for the Campbelltown area, a coffee wasteland, in my experience.

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    Re: Macarthur area

    Thanks for the interest so far.

    I hope to get something organised early to mid February at this stage, as soon as I have a firm date Ill let you all know and PM my address to all who respond.

    I should have the new toys for all to have a play with :)

    Hopefully some different roasters (hints for some others) to see in operation as well.

    Warren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78637C7F6463780C0 link=1262415937/9#9 date=1263295356

    Hopefully some different roasters (hints for some others) to see in operation as well.

    Warren.
    Huh?? ::)
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    How does Sunday the 14th in the afternoon sound?

    PM me if you think you can come along, bring your roaster for a bit of fun. ( I live in Currans Hill )

    Also let me know if you would like to see one of the new Behmor roaters in action and I can have one displayed for you. :)

    Warren.

    PS. I should have the new Izzo DuettoII for a look and a play ;D

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    Hi Warren, *Im about 45mins away in Oatley. *I could bring a Gene Cafe and a mypressi twist (latest toy that I picked up from Dennis last Sat!)

    I could also bring some green beans and maybe LeeBB can take home a lolly bag *;D

    Will need to confirm that date with the wife, but I should be free!

    Cheers,
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    Im down in Wollongong and although I am usually very busy I would love to be a part of snobs events when I can.

    Would travel to Macarthur area when the days suit.

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    Thanks GregJW for throwing my name in there, Im most definitely a starter. :)

    Nothing very interesting to bring unless someone wants to see a rock bottom basic heatgun and whisk roasting setup.

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    Hi Guys,

    Im just in Mt Annan ;) Whenever it is, Ill try to make it, but I also
    dont like my chances..always too busy!

    Oh, and the 14th is Valentines Day, so definitely no chance Ill be
    there that day ;)

    Havent found any good coffee yet in Macarthur region, but havent
    tried many places either.

    Cheers,
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by 132C332C242B20450 link=1262415937/14#14 date=1263983873
    Nothing very interesting to bring unless someone wants to see a rock bottom basic heatgun and whisk roasting setup. *
    Bring it along, I have never seen beans done this way :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 29202027372A2A3F292020450 link=1262415937/15#15 date=1264035394
    Oh, and the 14th is Valentines Day, so definitely no chance Ill be
    there that day *
    Sorry about the date, its the only free afternoon I have untill March, then I might have a get to gether in March as well :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 21322D2C31232C20450 link=1262415937/12#12 date=1263977847
    I could bring a Gene Cafe and a mypressi twist (latest toy that I picked up from Dennis last Sat!)
    We like to look at new toys ;) :)

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    Thanks everyone who has replied :)

    We have had a change of date :-?

    Our planned get-to-gether is now planned for Sunday 21st February :)

    I hope this fits in a little better for everyone :) ;)

    Let me know.

    Warren.

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    Thanks Warren. New date is noted and should be fine.

    (The Valentines Day police got to you, eh? ::) Hope youre not missing out on an important competition or selection trial on the 21st. Whats the Commonwealth Games compared to coffee, eh? Btw, Id promised my wife a special afternoon for Valentines Day ::), Im gonna have to come up with something else now. Although you may have saved me getting into trouble again when she found it it was a CS get-together. ;D)

    Greg

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    Hi Greg,

    I figured It wasnt a good day, others ha commitments ;)

    Im not missing out on a competition on the 21st, I fly out to India the next day though.

    Ill PM everyone in the next couple of days to get numbers, then PM my address and rough time to show up.

    I hope Viviane can make it ( hint hint ) a few of us are looking forward to seeing the heatgun and whisk demo :) :)

    My wife Lee might make some Thai nibblies ;) :) ;) :)

    Warren.

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    We will be there mate.

    Ill bring the Behmor, and looking forward to Lees Thai nibblies *:)

    Oh, and how are the new toys?

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    We may be able to make it (yes, with KKTO)

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    That would be great Steve.

    Ill PM everyone in the next week or so to get an idea of final numbers. ;)

    Then Ill PM my address ;) ;)

    Warren.

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    New date sounds much better, looking forward to it unless something comes up but I just wrote it up on the other halfs calendar so she doesnt double book me!

    Will be good to catch up with others from here and extend my tastebuds - who knows maybe my coffees here that I like are nothing compared to whats out there! :P

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    I hope to be able to make the 21st, that date means Id be bringing a friend and I need to check with him first.

    Ill let you know in the next day or so.

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    Hi Everyone,

    I sent PMs to everyone who has replied with some details for our get to gether on the 21st.

    Sorry if i missed you, if I have, just PM me and Ill send you the details :)

    Warren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 393A3833363A35355B0 link=1262415937/7#7 date=1263244039
    Im in the Macarthur area most weekends..

    Anyone know of a good coffee place in the area?
    Not quite Macarthur area, but a bit further down over the hill, we now have a top quality cafe in Picton (at last!!!). "r coffee" - doing Campos beans, knows what hes doing too. Just back from having a ristretto and 2 double ristretto piccolos. Ahh. (Id better post in Good Coffee Where.)

    Looking forward to tomorrow. :D

    Greg

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    Thanks everyone for turning up and making a good ( even if it was hot ) afternoon :) :)

    It was good to see 5 different types of roasters (roasting methods) used, I think we were all taken with Megans (Viviane) whisk and heat gun 8-)

    Ill try to organise another one within the next couple of months :) :)

    Warren & Lee

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    Thanks Warren and Lee for your hospitality. It was a good afternoon (notwithstanding the high ambient temperature :P ). Great catching up with old, and meeting new, CSers.

    BTW - Thats a great setup there on your kitchen bench. Truly beautiful. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Greg

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    Thank you so much Warren and Lee for the afternoon. Its always great getting together with CSers and checking out equipment I havent seen before. Ill make sure I can stay a bit longer next time. :)



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