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    Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

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    Hi Everyone,

    Hazchem and I have taken it upon ourselves to make sure these monthly get-togethers happen, so put aside the last saturday of every month for caffeine-induced conversation and coffee-related mayhem.

    This time round will be @ Hazchems (Aarons) place in St. Peters, which has an outside area/garage.

    Were thinking theres the possibility of

    Roast-off
    Latte art smackdown
    Robur vs K10 grind-off

    if theres enough interest, but were leaning towards keeping stuff fairly informal. Weve also got ideas for things like a signature drink shootout (possibly judged by our significant* others) and

    Alongside a sausage/food sizzle on the BBQ for lunch, to prevent the "oops, 5.30pm and I havent eaten all day" problem.

    Hazchems Miss Silvia wont have enough grunt to get through the day, so if youd like to show and tell with your HX or DB, say so in the replies - otherwise youll get stuck with a galatea or domobar super again!

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    PM Hazchem or I for the address - its about a 2 min walk from the nearest bus stop on the Princes Highway & the closest station is Sydenham. NB: If youre stranded close (for transport, or just lost), Im sure someone will be able to come and find you!

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Well, Ill be there for sure ;D ;D

    As John mentioned, PM either of us for address details. Partners and kids are most welcome!

    No need to bring anything for the Sausage Sizzle unless you feel inclined.

    Also happy to hear from you what youd like to see happen at this or any future meetups.

    Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 29th! 8-) ;D

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    Great idea, and I will try to get to as many as I can. It is my daughters 3rd Birthday party on the 29th so I wont make this time around. Would be happy to host one down the track as well.

    I am sure it will be a great day.

    Brett

    Ps. who has the Robur to have the comparison with?

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    Grant - not sure if hes in Sydney but he mentioned bringing it to the last meet - and if we didnt snare him last time.....!

    Were hoping to keep mixing the venues up as long as they work for a few people, so your offer to host is appreciated!

    Also this:

    We want to...
    Quote Originally Posted by 68617A6368656D000 link=1249520545/1#1 date=1249522645
    hear from you what youd like to see happen at this or any future meetups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 517C7D766C716C61180 link=1249520545/0#0 date=1249520545
    the last friday of every month
    The Friday bit confuses me ?



    What time you going to kick off this one?

    i have to do a airport pickup of the wife in the arvo of 29th so St Peters is "on the way" :). Would have to bring my 2 year old along, but she knows her way around a coffee machine.

    Might be able to bring the Brugnetti for something diff? It needs a plumbed in tap of some sort, i have a few hoses.
    See what others might bring 1st to see if its worth it as it would be a bit of a challenge / drama.

    I have the rossi RR45 flat burr so could bring that easy

    I will put my hand up to host soon once we are in the new place in Mosman and settled a bit.

    I need to confirm flight times 1st but, so put me on the maybe list for now.

    Roast off would be good, i need to see some beans roasting by someone who knows what they are doing........

    Leeham

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2B272E23232A460 link=1249520545/4#4 date=1249529215
    i have to do a airport pickup of the wife in the arvo of 29th
    leeham, Im about 5 minutes from the domestic terminal, a bit more from international.

    When I travel domestic, I send Kathryn a text when I land, she leaves the house then to pick me up and generally were out the front of the terminal at the same time, sometimes she beats me there.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B272E23232A460 link=1249520545/4#4 date=1249529215
    Roast off would be good, i need to see some beans roasting by someone who knows what they are doing........
    yah, some real time feedback from someone whos done it more than a handful of times would be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7E535259435E434E370 link=1249520545/0#0 date=1249520545
    Alongside a sausage/food sizzle on the BBQ for lunch, to prevent the "oops, 5.30pm and I havent eaten all day" problem.
    Haha so true! I got home from Round 1, then spent the next 5 hours playing with the old machine in the garage - got to 10PM and I realised I hadnt eaten lunch! I think my stomach began eating itself

    Any way, disappointed I cant make this one, but count me in for Round 3!

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Quote Originally Posted by 505C555858513D0 link=1249520545/4#4 date=1249529215
    The Friday bit confuses me ?
    I stuffed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0E232229332E333E470 link=1249520545/7#7 date=1249534177

    I stuffed up.

    ;D

    Now thats what I call honest and to the point.

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Does that mean youll come? :D

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    Ill have to check with my social secretary to see if therea a vacancy on my calendar.

    I might bring the Expobar Leva along and if I clean up the Rossi Ill bring that too as youve all seen a Macap.

    Does anyone want me to bring the Sunbeam EM0450?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 466B6A617B667B760F0 link=1249520546/9#9 date=1249538773
    Does that mean youll come? *:D

    Hey ID

    Possibly but 2 factors - I could be working on weekends shortly and we are hillbillies ;D - No we live out in the Hills area.

    6 days fast camel ride to you inner city dwellers ;)

    We recently had a similar affair here, utilising a beanbay pick up (which is us) to make the same excuse. Having the roast off certainly gives the get together depth. Small but wasnt advertised either.

    Successful enough that the participants want to keep it going at future beanbay pick ups.

    We will see how we go. You and I had better organise not to clash ;D

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    i hear a couple of people may be coming down from the Central Coast, so dont think of Kellyville as being so far away! speaking for myself - I dont home roast so theres not much point me turning up to a beanbay pickup atm, but if we end up with fortnightly meetups etc Ill still make all the ones I can.

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    John, Im in Melbourne atm but does sound good. I think Ill be back for that.

    CK, Kellyville is just up the road so keep me informed ;)

    Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by 113C3D362C312C21580 link=1249520546/12#12 date=1249621458
    i hear a couple of people may be coming down from the Central Coast, so dont think of Kellyville as being so far away! speaking for myself - I dont home roast so theres not much point me turning up to a beanbay pickup atm, but if we end up with fortnightly meetups etc Ill still make all the ones I can.
    Ch, ID, Im confused :D

    Anyway as I said John my bigger issue is the likelyhood of weekend work :(. Still, work is work.

    We have been keeping an eye on the thread though, dont worry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E2A31363F3D073C2F3D34343D2A580 link=1249520546/13#13 date=1249625702

    CK, Kellyville is just up the road so keep me informed ;)

    Grant
    Hey Grant, for sure, pretty much had worked out you were local. All good clean (chaffy) fun.

    But if you want to sit that Robur next to my poor little Sunbeam... ;D

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Quote Originally Posted by 614C4D465C415C51280 link=1249520546/12#12 date=1249621458
    speaking for myself - I dont home roast so theres not much point me turning up to a beanbay pickup atm
    Sure there is!!

    Get your hands on some greens and we can roast them for ya!!

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Ive added this to my calendar, looking forward to it.

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    looking forward to seeing you again Viviane!

    re beans - i might see if i can sneak into some of hazchems stash if he agrees ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0F222328322F323F460 link=1249520546/17#17 date=1250079827
    sneak into some of hazchems stash
    stash? what stash? 8-)

    theresssss no stasssssh here, jusssssssst my preciousssssssssssss >:( ;)




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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    if i bring some greens can someone roast em for me.

    pweeeessssseeee ?

    i had to drink some supermarket coffee today, it was so bad i am going to return it. i was (still am) full on desperate for any sort of average coffee right now. I had a laugh

    maybe i will try the plunger with it or take 2 neurofin / panadols to ease the pain

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    leeham, saw your post, where are you? email me your mobile phone # and if youre interruptible during your day I can probably take the edge off your thirst!

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    So what time are we starting? If its early enough I can make an appearance with a few toys.

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    We usually start @ 10am, but Hazchem & I might be happy to finesse this, especially if it means we get to have coffee with you :D

    also want to interrogate you on your pourover technique if you feel like it sometime....and Im not even gonna ask if you had a good trip! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 262A232E2E274B0 link=1249520546/19#19 date=1250113261
    if i bring some greens can someone roast em for me.
    if you bring greens you can roast em in my Gene.

    Quote Originally Posted by 022F2E253F223F324B0 link=1249520546/22#22 date=1250697753
    Hazchem & I might be happy to finesse this
    yep, we can be flexible on times, no problem.

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Count me in.

    Should I bring anything?

    Id like to run some Kimel through the Gene.
    What batch size haz?

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    Whooo hooo Wife is only in Africa till Thursday....

    I am IN :) for the day

    I was thinking i should bring the 6900 for a test against the BIG GUNS!!

    also if anyone who comes was thinking of buying a silvia / 6900 / ikon / ??? they can have a play..... to compare a range of $$$ machines

    the Lady sold on the bay so i cant bring that....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 615D405B515047525A51350 link=1249520546/24#24 date=1250746613
    Count me in.

    Should I bring anything?

    Id like to run some Kimel through the Gene.
    What batch size haz?
    30kg should do it. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5965786369687F6A62690D0 link=1249520546/24#24 date=1250746613
    Id like to run some Kimel through the Gene.
    What batch size haz?
    I run 225g batches at the moment while I get my head around what is going on, but I think you can run up to 300g.

    Quote Originally Posted by 49686363647E0D0 link=1249520546/26#26 date=1250757644
    30kg should do it.
    one day sir, one day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7C5D5656514B380 link=1249520546/26#26 date=1250757644

    30kg should do it. *;D

    What Dennis, dont you like seeing it? ;D

    [picturing a poor little Gene with 30kg of greens dumped on it] ;D ;D

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    Alright Sydneysiders, our next meetup is at my house this Saturday from 10am until 4-ish *:)

    Im located in the glorious Inner West of Sydney, very close to Sydenham Station and just off the Princes Hwy (BTW, the M5 can spit you out a couple of suburbs away in Tempe) with a bus stop at the end of the street. There is also usually a fair amount of on street parking available. Please PM me or coffeehorse for address details.

    Coffeehorse and I have arranged for some coffees already, but if you have a fave that youd like to share please bring it along.

    In terms of hardware, of course I will have Miss Silvia and the K10 on the bench, along with Coffeehorses BNZ Conical and VBM Domobar or Bezerra Domus Galatea. Maheel mentioned his 6900 earlier in the thread and I have asked that he bring it along too. Again if you have machinery that youd like to bring and show off, please do!

    To all you Sydney lurkers and new members out there, youre welcome too! Please dont be hesitant, we dont bite too hard *;) , plus there should be a bit of a range of kit for you to have a look at and play with. If any interstate members are in town this weekend you are, of course, welcome too.

    We will also have a roasting area set up, so if youve never tried youre welcome to do a roast on the day. For me, Ive never seen a Coretto in action so if someone wants to bring one along, thatd be great too.

    Finally, well also have a sausage sizzle so that we dont forget to eat, but if someone wants to bring along some suitable sweet things thatd be great too.

    Really looking forward to catching up with you, or meeting you for the first time on Saturday *:)

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    Sounds awesome guys - looks like youll have a fair bit of kit across the board! Hope you have a wicked day

    Looking forward to Round #3! 8-)

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    I might be struggling to get there as I have to work in the morning and then Ive got my last soccer game on afterwards. Ill see how I go. If I do make it, Ill bring a syphon, Driver brewer, Chemex, cloth filter and whatever else I can round up. Not sure what coffee I have that will still be fresh by then.

    cheers,
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    just saw this.. looks like fun but ive already got something on this saturday. Cant wait for the next one. I need to watch people texture milk cause i suck so bad at it. I had a laugh

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E766E64791D0 link=1249520546/28#28 date=1250762263
    Quote Originally Posted by 7C5D5656514B380 link=1249520546/26#26 date=1250757644

    30kg should do it. *;D

    What Dennis, dont you like seeing it? *;D

    [picturing a poor little Gene with 30kg of greens dumped on it] *;D *;D
    I have 30kg on hand but it would take a while to roast and I wouldnt manage to drink it all by myself.

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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    Just a reminder this is on tomorrow @ Hazchems place - and weve got these things going on

    - Sausage Sizzle
    - Home Roasting
    - Titan Grinders

    & coffee from Epic Espresso & Coffee Alchemy (thanks to Hazel for her generous donation of some brand new single origins)

    look forward to seeing you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5E737279637E636E170 link=1249520546/34#34 date=1251423193
    - Titan Grinders
    Confirmed are Compak K10, BNZ Conical & Mazzer Robur (Thanks Grant!)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E737279637E636E170 link=1249520546/34#34 date=1251423193
    coffee from Epic Espresso
    a huge shout out to Corey from Epic who also donated his coffee for tomorrow and did a big favour shipping to me in plenty of time.

    Really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow, better do some cleaning tonight! *;D ;D

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    - Titan Grinders
    We are having a "do" tonight for my wifes birthday but if it doesnt finish up too late Ill try give the Gino Rossi a final clean and bring it along too.

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    A quick note to thank everyone who came to the meetup yesterday for an awesome day. Its always a great time when CSrs get together and it was great to meet some of you for the first time yesterday.

    I certainly had a lot of fun and already looking forward to next month. Should be some photos and a more in-depth post to follow, i had a VERY late night (Pink was amazing BTW!) and am heading back to bed ...

    Thanks again!

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    Thanks Hazchem was a really good day, thanks for all your and CHs efforts. Good to see a few more faces, these events might get bigger and bigger?

    so many grinders.... lots of coffee and great to see your genecafe in action (and be allowed a go!)

    great fun !

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    Hazchem, thank you for your hospitality yesterday, its always a lot of fun to catch up with CSers again, and it was great to meet some new folk.

    Im looking forward to the next one. :)

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    Thanks for opening your house Aaron, was a good day.

    Perhaps next time we could try a cupping session?

    Grant

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    Thanks haz.

    Im looking forward to the photo of the grinder lineup.

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    Thanks Hazchem for such great day!!

    It was great to meet all you guys on the day!

    Here some pics of the line up of grinders

    And a hot off the Gene a batch of Ethiopian Yirg ( so much Chaff!!!)




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    YeeZa demonstrating siphon technique at the meetup




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    Re: Sydney Coffee Meetup - Saturday 29th August

    The grinder bench - left to right:

    Robur-E (fringe_dweller)
    Gino Rossi RR65 (Thundergod)
    BNZ MD-74 (coffeehorse)
    BNZ MD-74 (coffeehorse)
    Compak K10 WBC (Hazchem)

    & a pour of Epic Espressos house blend provided by Corey Diamond, showing classic conical distribution/flow.




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    lunch (the savoury part), and some beans fresh from the Gene experience the best colander cooling technique.




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    See you all at the next meetup!

    (ps. cant help but apologise for the colour balance - someone needs slapping @ work for it, calibration is way off.)



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    Photos look fantastic - pretty amazed at the grinder lineup. How did they perform??

    Looking forward to Round #3!

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    Hello Sydneysiders! Just a quick update, coffeehorse and I are running late with the details of the next meetup, but expect a new post tomorrow. Event will be within the fortnight, we have ideas already on what we think well do, and have also got plans for the next 2 events in October & November that will cover suggestions you have all made. Let us know if there is anything specific you want out of this month and well incorporate it!

    Keep your eyes peeled on News and Events for details of the next meetup tomorrow!

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    new meeting post is up at http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1253414055



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