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    Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

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    Not sure when the last sydney meetup/coffee crawl was, but does anyone have any interest in getting together for a coffee consumption / taste-off session or similar? Was thinking that the last one went very well, but the crawl part can be a bit exhausting. If we got some single origins + a few machines to a spot in the city (possibly my office) and did some tastings etc, got some sandwiches delivered........

    Thinking a saturday 10-4 thing....anyone interested?

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    I would definitely be interested! Saturday suits well.

    Lets make the first one at cuppacoffee this Friday night :D
    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1246407934

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Friday night is a bit too much short notice for me but I would be interested. From a quick search of CS am I correct that the last meetup was actually a roast-off organised or coordinated by Dennis of Cuppacoffee? If so, is this the intended format for the one youre proposing, Id?

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Im in Sydney for the school holidays...any chance of it being organised for then?

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    sorry to be an idiot, but when are the school holidays?


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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Okay,

    If we were to say next saturday 11th July, who could actually make it?

    If I can get a lift from Ashfield to Chippendale, I can bring the Galatea + Macap M4 and put them alongside a VDM Domobar Super + ECA KS.

    can anyone else bring a machine? or a syphon?

    /me looks at yeeza hopefully :D

    .........we could get half a dozen blends together and do blind tastings, or run single origins, do extraction/latte work or just sit around drinking and chatting about coffee. Im happy to chuck in $20-30 of beans, but we may need more to make the day work well - I suggest that we use it as a mix and match opportunity. Perhaps one of the sponsors wants to pop down with some single origins?

    As more people are interested and confirm interest, well get the shape of the day more sorted out.

    (My office is on Myrtle Street, Chippendale, which is directly round the corner from Tobys Estate on City Road - and has enough space for...up to 20 people at a push!). Probably wed have a wet area and a dry area as unfortunately its not an open space like denniss old warehouse! however, it does have the advantage of being very close to the CBD.

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Sorry John...the school holidays start for public schools as of Friday the 10th.

    Sadly, well be traveling down to Sydney on the 11th so I wont be able to join in.

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    John,

    Should we make it the Sunday so scoots can join??

    Ben

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    ill show interest to, not sure till day is confirmed

    not sure what day is better for me? :-?

    whats car parking like at the proposed venue?

    can / could bring
    brasilia grinder (rocky sized thing)
    rossy RR45 grinder
    and the Brasilia Lady *(silvia sized)
    could put the Lady up on a shot test against the others if wanted?
    happy to chip in $$ for beans or bring some from northern beaches area (north Sydney etc)

    the CariMali Gamma 2 group will not be up and running by then (i think?)

    Be good to get a silvia up against them to?

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    bjeck...dont make it Sunday just for me! Ive pretty much got that Sunday booked up already anyhow... ;)

    But, if you wanted to try for the following Saturday...thatd suit! :)

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    Could be a wired weekend with Aroma on the Sunday!!

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Oh yes...forgot about that!

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Quote Originally Posted by 4865646F75687578010 link=1246442547/5#5 date=1246549903
    * Identity looks at yeeza hopefully
    Would have loved to be able to make it, but Ive got a mates wedding on that day and then my soccer game in the arvo. And yeah, I would have brought <----------that, and a few other toys to play with.

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Hi all

    I can prob make most days, so just letting you know Im interested.

    Mike

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Okay, who can make Saturday 25th? or the weekend after?

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    Yep - either of those days work for me. If espresso kit is to brought along, do you have parking at your work place?

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    25th is perfect for me. Whos bringing what???

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    Ill check parking, but if I remember correctly all the on-street parking isnt limited on the weekends. Theres a loading bay right outside, also.

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    25th is OK for me but not 1st in Aug, thats Wombeyan caving.

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    im interested and have the 25th free. Could be just the therapy required after a week at SMPTE trade show.

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    I am interested and the 25th would work for me. The 1st is out though.

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    25th it is then. Theres all day on-street parking and a loading dock bit which means youll be able to get the coffee machines fairly close to the door. If people can PM me with email addresses, Ill send the address by PM or email. Thats 6 people so far so looks like a goer! (plus my wife, so 7).

    Ive got the following kit there:

    VBM Domobar Super Lever (pimped taps edition)
    ECA KS Grinder
    Espro Tamper

    can bring a:

    Bezzera Domus Galatea
    Macap M4 Dosered
    Random DB Tamper
    Stovetop (pah)

    but may need transport for it from Ashfield if Im not driving in (borrowed car)

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl

    Confirmed so far:

    speleomike (possibly +1)
    identity (john + lisa)
    brett

    - any chance a mod can change the title to reflect the date?

    haz, bjeck, flynn - will pm you with the address next week!

    haz, just noticed the K10 in your sig! you lucky, lucky man!

    mod edit- done ;)

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Hi John (and Lisa)

    If youd like a few SOs donated for the event would be happy to send a few your way. Just drop me a pm with your address details.

    Sorry for the non-commercial intention of the offer. ;D

    Hope you all have a fun day!




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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    That sounds wonderful Dennis! Hope to drop by and see you soon at your new place! Ill PM now

    J

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Beans donated by CuppaCoffee to the event turned up today! Thanks Dennis!

    We have the following SOs:

    Guatemalan Peaberry
    Honduras Marcala Organic
    Ethiopian Sidamo Koratie
    PNG Kimel Grade A

    The Kimel and Sidamo Koratie beans are two of the hottest green things in the country right now, and with roast dates of 13/7/09, theyll be about perfectly rested by the time Saturday 25th comes round!

    ...so get your name down before the doors close *:P

    //edit for roasted/rested.

    pm me for the address if you need it.

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    where do we go for the Kimel?

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Quote Originally Posted by 312C2230372631312C2230372631430 link=1246442547/26#26 date=1247715002
    where do we go for the Kimel?
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A27262D372A373A430 link=1246442547/21#21 date=1246888933
    If people can PM me with email addresses, Ill send the address by PM or email.
    Either that or directly to Papua New Guinea. ;D

    Welcome to CS!

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Welcome to CS emeraldroaster!

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Quote Originally Posted by 705D5C574D504D40390 link=1246442547/25#25 date=1247714837
    Beans donated by CuppaCoffee to the event turned up today! Thanks Dennis!

    We have the following SOs:

    Guatemalan Peaberry
    Honduras Marcala Organic
    Ethiopian Sidamo Koratie
    PNG Kimel Grade A

    The Kimel and Sidamo Koratie beans are two of the hottest green things in the country right now, and with roast dates of 13/7/09, theyll be about perfectly rested by the time Saturday 25th comes round!

    ...so get your name down before the doors close *:P

    //edit for roasted/rested.

    pm me for the address if you need it.
    VERY generous Dennis! Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Awesome. Im not 100% but can probably make the first hour or so as I have a game on afterwards. Will let you know closer to the date. Things are pretty hectic as Im heading to Vancouver the following week. Ill bring some toys and some coffee to run through it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6F424348524F525F260 link=1246442547/22#22 date=1247386432
    haz, just noticed the K10 in your sig! you lucky, lucky man!
    I kept the box too to make it easier to move from place to place ... 8-)

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    If I whistle, will it come? ;)

    everyone who PMed me over the weekend - Ill PM/email back tomorrow! just been flat out with work today. Dan - can you talk Michelle into joining us?

    J

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0B26272C362B363B420 link=1246442547/32#32 date=1248078122
    Dan - can you talk Michelle into joining us?
    Hi John, and thanks for thinking of me :) Id love to come; however, as coffee took me away from home on Saturday and Sunday this weekend past, my chances of making it are slim to none.

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    I thought so - thats why I was hoping to get Dan to talk you into it :P Didnt realise you were all the way up on the central coast! not such a short trip!

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Hi all & John

    I will bring the Ibrik and turkish coffee as I can carry that on the train.

    1. Does the place have a stove top?
    If not I can bring the metho trangia to heat the Ibrik.

    2. Do I need to bring 6 small espresso sized cups for the turkish or will someone have some espresso cups we can use and re-use?

    There will just be me as my wife is going to a quilting thing with her mum on that day.

    Mike

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Hi Mike and all,

    Trying to remember if we have a stove-top, my memory says we dont! Ill bring a few espresso cups if you like, as I have easier transport!

    cheers,

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Okies the trangia goes in.

    Coffee on airline flights is so bad its undrinkable, I have always wanted to take the Trangia onboard with a small two-person ibrik. If passengers in 3rd world countries can cook on aircraft why cant we ? :-)

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    ok if i roll up after 11am?

    need me to bring anything?

    milk?

    thanks

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    sure, maheel no need to bring anything - just that if its after 2pm and people are dispersing, we might not stay til 4 ;)

    it is La Gonda House.

    milk wouldnt go amiss actually - especially if its A2 or suchlike - ill get a few L of whatever I can but itll be a stretch for me to cart much more than I have :)


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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    happy to get milk, where do you get A2?

    do big woollies have it ?

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    yeah all the main chains have it, and theres a corner store selling dairy farmers if that proves a problem! The pura Ive been getting lately has been a bit weird, as has the daisy fresh & the coles.

    DF, DF Crema and A2 all seem great though (though very creamy ;)) :)

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    ill bring some A2 but as i am late you may need some to kick you off.

    4 liters ? or more ?

    i have never tried it, be good to


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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    maybe 4L? dont think we have that many people coming (8-10 confirmed) so Ill grab 4 as well. If we have a latte art/milk technique time then we can always hop round the corner!.

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Okay, list of coffees is:

    CuppaCoffee Guatemalan Peaberry S.O.
    CuppaCoffee Honduras Marcala Organic S.O.
    CuppaCoffee Ethiopian Sidamo Koratie S.O.
    CuppaCoffee PNG Kimel Grade A S.O.
    Di Bartoli Central American Decaffeinated Organic S.O.
    Mecca Espresso Dark Horse Blend
    Paul Bassett Signature Blend

    and attendees is

    Identity+Identitys Wife (a bit later)
    hazchem
    speleomike
    thundergod
    maheel
    bjeck14
    Yeeza

    + anyone who turns up on the day. look forward to seeing you all there :)


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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    The list is quite impressive! Thanks to Dennis, Renzo et al.

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    May be able to make it. If so Ill bring the Robur along.

    Grant

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    I just got back home, after i went woolies

    i pull the 4l of A2 out of the bag, look at the label and notice that i have purchased

    NO FAT A2....... F@#$

    is it even usable for coffee?

    should i go get some more full cream?
    i dont thing they even had A2 full cream

    i think i know what your gonna say, ill just get my keys.........

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Could be used to experiment with full cream vs no fat microfoam?

    Grant

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    Re: Sydney Meetup / Coffee Crawl- Sat 25/07/09

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I hate to admit it, but Im a skim man. So no fat will do me quite nicely - 4L might be a little excessive though! ;D



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