I would be interested in a Sunday meet. :)
Do not have a date in mind nor a place (My back yard could work out) but I am interested in a gathering of sorts.
1: New and old hands
2: Parts and other crap to swap / sell / talk about
3: Roasters -
- a: KKTO / HT etc welcome to run and show off / assist others
- b. Bean swap for those into that sort of thing..
4: A coffee or two... *I understand GJ will deliver if we ask *;)
We could hit up a park, but power can be an issue *::)
If some one has contacts and can get access to power at a park or other *suitable grounds and enough are interested... *
Then who knows... * Could start of out own CS Coffee meet.. * Not unlike the Computer markets.
Anyway... Make your intrest known and if a Sat or Sunday is preferred.
AT the end of the day... If its just me... *Thats ok *:-[
NOTE: My place is about 75M from Melrose Park, so if the others want to come with you... Ya can drop them off at a safe place... My yard will be fully of hot equipment and may not be safe for little ones.
I would be interested in a Sunday meet. :)
Yes me too.
I am easy with both days as long as its not to early or B/4 - 9.00am
However I am on 24 hour call if an emergency comes up
(but I have been lucky as I havent had one call this year)
Originally Posted by 587C757576764C587C607E7C130 link=1248858519/3#3 date=1248868804
KK Saturday is not a good one for me either ;)
As for B4 10:00am Well, if we get a few interested then depending on where it is... Any earler would be an impost on many...
I mean, I have to do teh washing / make breakfast / hang the cloths out / Make a coffee and clean up B4 I am allowed out... ;) Let alone the other non G Rated duties I have to perform of a Sunday morning :-[
Thus I would suggest a start at about 10:am and if there is about 10 - 15 people ... I can do here at home / back yard...
Any more than that, and we will need to find a Hall or some other place were we can gather... Or meet here and discuss if we should work on something more substantial in teh future ?
I am interested - but working this weekend. free next weekend.
Originally Posted by 00233636234C0 link=1248858519/5#5 date=1248870185
Would suggest a Sunday and in about 2 or 3 weeks time... Say the 9th or 16th of August.
I may be in town the week of the 24th of August. If you can wait until then I can try and be there on the sunday. if Im invited, being a melbournite nall......
I am not working the weekend of the 9th August - so would suit me.Originally Posted by 507F7674635C707F7076747C747F65110 link=1248858519/6#6 date=1248902273
Looking forward to anyhting going on. I enjoyed meeting the few members at Veneziano last Saturday.
Id love to come, any weekend except the weekend of the 22-23th, my sons 5th Bday!, maybe we could bring a plate of food each too, have a feed, drink some coffee, relax.....just brilliant! AM your backyard would prolly be the way to go.....promise we wont mess teh house ;)
I could make the 9th
Epic, as you may be in town and coming from so far away..Originally Posted by 6D58414B1F1E280 link=1248858519/10#10 date=1248916138
I am going to try to make a call and lets call it the 9th..
Originally Posted by 494B474F4F41465B280 link=1248858519/7#7 date=1248905249
You said it ;) Southerners ;)
As per above... Epic has been a staunch supporter of CS and our Coffee team that went to the USA... In addition, unless he is moving back to QLD... I guess this is a chance to catch up with a few of us.
However, I am sure we can arrange a Coffee etc on the 24th, just for you ;)
Drop me a pm etc and we can work something out.
So at this stage;
Well then...Im sure therell be a gloria jeans open the weekend Im up. :(
At our meet, I am sure that;Originally Posted by 282A262E2E20273A490 link=1248858519/12#12 date=1248933077
Will be happy to toss a few cents in the jar to get you a *syrup or two to be added to the swill of your choice *;)
I think Vs are open on a Sunday and the local is; but my daughter would be likely to be on duty and charge you double *;D
PS:Id love to come, any weekend except the weekend of the 22-23th, my sons 5th Bday!, maybe we could bring a plate of food each too, have a feed, drink some coffee, relax.....just brilliant! AM your backyard would prolly be the way to go.....promise we wont mess teh house
Was going to suggest to the wife that she does all the food and snacks... Then thought about it and shut my trap ;D
As per the first post.. Only 75M from Melrose park, so for those not into coffee; they can go and enjoy their time just around the corner.
Unfortunately, I cant make it on the 9th as Ill be representing a Govt department at the EKKA. doh.
Hopefully I can make it next time :)
Im actually a New South Welshman....dont mention it though. I did once but I think I got away with it ;)Originally Posted by 02000C04040A0D10630 link=1248858519/7#7 date=1248905249
Im humbled and most appreciative. *Its a whirlwind tour through BNE and SYD but the 9th is now booked. *Thanks AM!Originally Posted by 7D525B594E715D525D5B59515952483C0 link=1248858519/11#11 date=1248932486
Bugger.. *I was once a FT Qld Health employee and the EKKA was always on the cards..Originally Posted by 797C6F74686E751D0 link=1248858519/14#14 date=1248950359
Any way... Feel free to make ya self known at any time..
No probs... If ya have any special requests or *what ever, *just let us know.. *I am only 10 min by Train / Road from the Airport...Originally Posted by 586D747E2A2B1D0 link=1248858519/15#15 date=1248951697
Am in for both...the 9th, and the 23rd if it happens...just dont mind if i fall asleep mid sentence, will be coming off the end of my shift for the night.
Have a coffee :DOriginally Posted by 0C00051108041313045157610 link=1248858519/17#17 date=1248954390
Count me and the missus in for sure!, shes keen!, im getting her addicted to coffee! she asked for a piccilo this arvo! ;)
Damn, six months too early for me, but we are definitely moving up there in early January, so please put my name down for the next one, or I will help organise it...
Have a great day!
Ill be away on the 9th but let me know next time.
Hey yeah.... ;D. Fine deduction, Watson.
Your offer has been unanimously Accepted.. And there were no dissenters.... :oOriginally Posted by 4E697F6D75060 link=1248858519/20#20 date=1248988623
If Hoyks is the sort of person I think she is... *You will know when the next one is on... :)Originally Posted by 6C6F6B6B7F64060 link=1248858519/21#21 date=1248989931
This was a bit of a last minute "Why Not" as a few people who catch up at Vs offten want to see other equipment and or play with home developed roasters etc.
As Epic76 is in country, an ideal opportunity to test the waters with a high profile CS from OS..... *;)
It could be a hoot or a disorganised squabble... *;) :D :o ::) :-? 8-) *:-/ *[smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]
However if all that attend feel another one / would be worth while, we will all be in a better position to know what works and what is needed. The ground work for Hoyks will be done... ;)
PS. *If wives and kids turn up and can make use of teh park.. *Then even better...
Could have arranged to stay down here for the weekend if I had known earlier - as it is Im flying back tonight
Im not liking my chances of getting green past Quarantine but are there any non-prohibited imports I can bring along??
Nothing that comes to mind.....Originally Posted by 16233A306465530 link=1248858519/25#25 date=1249004022
We are snobbers after all, so long as ya turn up with an open mind... What ever you have will be fine.
Thats not to say some one may have a special request...
I might be working that sunday. But until I find out otherwise put me down.
Originally Posted by 2D01121409010C3F2D0F0E0B0519600 link=1248858519/27#27 date=1249006110
If we put you down... Who is to get all your coffee stuff ;) and do you want green or brown beans; scattered to the wind ?
If you mean, you may be able to attend... Great... Thats a different story ;D
Damn, my reputation precedes me! Thats the problem you have when half your job on a daily basis is organising training courses, booking venues, organising catering, making sure recalcitrant members turn up to the course, etc!Originally Posted by 230C0507102F030C0305070F070C16620 link=1248858519/23#23 date=1248992701
Talking of which, if anyone has any jobs going for a Training Coordinator or HR Assistant in January, give me a tingle! The only pre-requisite is that you must have a decent coffee machine, grinder and beans in your office!
I had a heart attack when Epic talked about quarantine and getting greens there and started calculating my stash and think about how I would have to reduce it, then realised he meant International Customs Quarantine, nor Border Quarantine! *phew*
I may be able to make it.
Sounds life good times to be had.............. :D
Yea but we can put in a special request - Al greens to be collected and distributed to current QLD members ;)Originally Posted by 6C4B5D4F57240 link=1248858519/29#29 date=1249006749
As it stands.
Martial Monkey, and
The date is always a problem, at work when we try to schedule meetings, conferences and training we can never please all.
Just make a date and who ever can make it does.
Yep agree, thats why I hate Phone calls and people those do not use their calendar in their e-mail system...Originally Posted by 36233D383F27540 link=1248858519/32#32 date=1249074246
A quick search and or Auto booking and you know up front.. Those that can not; *get a CC: and no one is put out.
THUS * 9th August 2009 *at 10am
As it stands.
Martial Monkey, and
Finishes... *When the last one leaves...
WHERE.... *Now that information will cost you Green Beans *:D ;D [smiley=dankk2.gif]
Cnr Kent Rd and Melrose Lane...
Bring ya self / Partner (I do not discriminate) / Kids (there is a park *;D) and any thing that is to do with coffee... *It may just be yourself *and a plate of *dunking shortbread ;D
I am tossing up as to teh side yard or the back.. *So expect to turn up to a mess and disorganisation... *And dont be surprised if I am found to be just on teh Deck having a coffee...
Originally Posted by 5D727B796E517D727D7B79717972681C0 link=1248858519/33#33 date=1249075347
An unexpected house move is now on the cards for SAT, but will do my best to have some time off from unpacking.
Sounds good t me AMOriginally Posted by 5D727B796E517D727D7B79717972681C0 link=1248858519/33#33 date=1249075347
Wife says we all welcome to use teh back deck....
I think it might be a combo of Deck and outside etc for those with items to play with..
Any way, it will depend on the weather and how cold as the back or side yards..
Looking forward to catching up and have a few yarns with every one..
I guess some one will have a camera :D
I am really looking forward to it - can`t wait. :) ;DOriginally Posted by 46696062754A66696660626A626973070 link=1248858519/35#35 date=1249206919
Well I am half looking forward to it and half in a PANIC ;)Originally Posted by 0E2D38382D420 link=1248858519/36#36 date=1249209366
1: Need to have some tables etc and power for those who want to bring stuff along
2: EST and other tools for any on the fly mods etc
3: Have my temp meter and a number of probs... Someone commented they were having issues with their HT / Temp measuring / data logger.
4: Beans.. Shit need to roast.. They will be a little green on the resting time..
5: Food... Sort that out ya selves ;D
6: Cups etc ... Have a few..
7: Milk.. Bugger... Shops just up teh road ;)
8: Background music.. forget it :o
Oh, and I have to sort out all my own crap... ;)
Sound like your in ya element AM!, looking forward to it, is there anything else i can bring? PM me if required
I`ll bring some beans i roasted yesterday.
Java Washed grade 1 Robusta
Indian Plantation A (roasting tonight)
These were done in a popper as i am having issues with the paddle construction on my KKTO build.
I`ll also bring something sweet *to have with the coffee.
See you there!!
Bring what you have of the KKTO and we may be able to finish it..Originally Posted by 5A796C6C79160 link=1248858519/39#39 date=1249374828
Im trying to talk the "BOSS" around with a bit of luck I might make it .
Looking forward to meeting every body .. :)
Home civilities always come first ;)Originally Posted by 6A5F4C2D0 link=1248858519/41#41 date=1249388542
If ya make it great... If not, then Hoyks will follow up for teh next one ::)
Remember... Partners etc welcome.. If their not into coffee... They can enjoy a walk in teh park, teh bike way and or a coffee and a bite just down the road..
Oh... They can always play on the.... Dont go there ;)
Yah AM! You spelled it correctly that time! ;D 8-)Originally Posted by 705F5654437C505F5056545C545F45310 link=1248858519/42#42 date=1249389810
Apologies folks...we should have moved this one and another like it up ages ago... :-[ :)
Hi AM, would love to be there, but I work every Sunday, so Sundays are out for me. I hope to meet up with the Brisbane CSers (and friends!) on another occasion...
Maybe one of the next Saturday mornings at Venezianos...
Hiya, Longtime barista keen to join. You probably know my face, I work VERY close by. I also love to pull apart and build various machines and am amazed that Ive found a gathering down the road about to brew! Is this a fairly exclusive thing or are newcomers welcome?
Very exclusive....Originally Posted by 0A150C1A19600 link=1248858520/46#46 date=1249462146
So exclusive that all GJ drinkers are forbidden to attend in case they become corrupted and learn some real coffee tricks ;) ;D :D
The Coffee Guy is close ;) But I doubt that D would be turning up on a day off ;)
Dont be shy.. Drop around... If ya dont like the look of us.. Feel free to leave. Who knows... I may yet sneak away when some of teh long term hard core CSs turn up :-)
At the end of teh day, while coffee is a common ground we are all different and some of us will get along like a house on fire and others will be happy to remain a little distant. The thing is that we are here to learn and support each other when teh need arises.
See ya Sunday 8-)
Great idea AM. Would love to come but have to work this weekend. :( :(