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    Thanks to Di Bella

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Last Thursday I attended Di Bellas coffee appreciation course with Anne Cooper. Its an excellent course and Id thoroughly recommend it to any CSs in and around Brisbane.

    Ive found I could get so far with reading forums and practicing at home however once I was shown by a professional I could see a marked improvement in my pours.

    Thanks again :)

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    Great to hear!

    CS sponsors and their staff are certainly amoung the best in the biz and training with Anne (competition Barista and competition Roaster) is a great way to turbo learn anything coffee.


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    Ill second that, every sponsor i have been in contact with on this site is almost too helpful!, quite a pleasant change from some of the retail tards you come in contact with day to day, great selection of site sponsors andy, im sure youve turned down a few in your time! I had a laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6662445D5D5847505F310 link=1245133704/2#2 date=1245156623
    im sure youve turned down a few in your time!
    All too often we have to say "thanks but no thanks"... and boy do I get some grief for that. Even threatened with being taken to consumer affairs a couple of months ago when I said no to a Sydney company and the CEO of an Italian coffee company is stalking me.

    The way I see it, its our sandpit and we can pick who gets to play. Its always great to hear positive feedback on our friendly supporters though.

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5679736E170 link=1245133704/3#3 date=1245320964
    Even threatened with being taken to consumer affairs a couple of months ago when I said no to a Sydney company
    :o

    I guess that just goes to show you made the right decision Andy. ;)


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    On the Di Bella note: Mike and the rest of the staff at North Melbourne were so nice when I did my free class with them. Im not really sure what they get out giving free classes (other than our eternal gratitude of course)... So much fun, thanks again Di Bella.

    I love the beauty in a cup of coffee that is made by someone who loves to do it and whose expertise is in the art of coffee. I am a lot more selective now about the places I get my coffee. Coffeesnob phase #1 complete I had a laugh.

    Andy: Out of curiosity, what do you consider when selecting sponsors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3227352E2F23460 link=1245133704/5#5 date=1245399861
    On the Di Bella note: Mike and the rest of the staff at North Melbourne were so nice when I did my free class with them. Im not really sure what they get out giving free classes (other than our eternal gratitude of course)... So much fun, thanks again Di Bella.

    I love the beauty in a cup of coffee that is made by someone who loves to do it and whose expertise is in the art of coffee. I am a lot more selective now about the places I get my coffee. Coffeesnob phase #1 complete I had a laugh.

    Andy: Out of curiosity, what do you consider when selecting sponsors?
    ...and whats your blood type and what was on your dinner table last night :-?

    With all due respect Tashie, I reckon thats solely Andys business...

    2mcm

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    Re: Thanks to Di Bella

    ah, coffee made with love is the best!

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    Re: Thanks to Di Bella

    Quote Originally Posted by 3A2F3D26272B4E0 link=1245133704/5#5 date=1245399861
    Andy: Out of curiosity, what do you consider when selecting sponsors?
    Hmmm,

    Should have thought that was obvious tashie... Or havent you had the opportunity and pleasure of dealing with some of our Sponsors as yet?

    Mal.

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    Re: Thanks to Di Bella

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C41454944280 link=1245133704/8#8 date=1245406142
    tashie wrote on 19.06.2009 at 18:24:21:
    Andy: Out of curiosity, what do you consider when selecting sponsors?

    Hmmm,

    Should have thought that was obvious tashie... Or havent you had the opportunity and pleasure of dealing with some of our Sponsors as yet?

    Mal.
    Too right, Mal. Goodwill goes a long way and I cant think of a better way to hook budding coffee snobs than offering free lessons on their newly prized espresso machines. It certainly won me over!

    Happy Di Bella Squirrel

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    Re: Thanks to Di Bella

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    thanks for the great feedback and generous plugs.... cannot do a great job without a great team... and i am very lucky to have one of australias best teams in the coffee industry..... :)



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