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    Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

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    Well its a sad day when I have to run a coffee course, but up here in the winterless north (Whangarei) I am just over complaining about lack of passion to make even a drinkable cup (dont get me started). Anyway so Mr know it all (me) decided Ill have a crack at it and I have got a local barista trainer/hospitality shop owner :-/ to help me with it. I am running 30 minutes on pour over and a 30 minute home roast demo and he is doing espresso and equipment sales and service. Got a questionaire/feedback form to find our what people would really like to learn about next so we can plan ahead.
    Even if we just end up with a club for regular meet ups, that would be awesome.
    Wish me luck, should be heap of fun ! and if anyone wants to come over and have a play that would be fantastic.

    Coffee Course:
    Crossroads Community Church, 10 Mill Rd, Regent, Whangarei, NZ
    Sat 17th October 1.30pm-3.30pm

    1) Manual Brewing methods
    2) Espresso making
    3) Home roasting
    4) Equipment sales and service


    Ill let you know how we go :D


    Chris

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Good luck with that Chris! I hope you get some people along!

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    Have 11 confirmed and 5 maybes, hoping for 25-30. Still a little way off so should fill the gaps. Cheers SG !

    Chris

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    Update: Over 25 registered, still got 10 maybes on the list and 3 people wanting a different date, so should be able to run another shortly after the first.
    Still a few weeks away yet :-/

    Chris ;)

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Allow plenty of time for questions, I have run a couple of courses with only 8 and we went over time massively due to all the questions. Good luck.

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Thanks Moto,
    The guy helping me says that too and wants me to stop accepting people. Hopefully we are just going to touch on 4 topics, drink some coffee and then run specific courses at another date. I have some questionaires for them to fill out to collect data on exactly they are interested in even if its just running a regular get together for coffee tasting etc.
    Thanks for that will take on board :)

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    All done, went well "I think" we ended up with 31 people including 2 fulltime baristas and a professional roaster !

    Heres a link from one of the participants :)


    http://www.paisleyjade.com/2009/10/coffee-heaven.html

    Cheers

    Chris

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    PS: Big thanks to my family (I think the baking may have overshadowed the coffee) also to Steve Agi for supplying a couple of boxes of the Bean Scene and to CS of course for the madness ;D

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    A couple of pictures..........first person 45 mins early (a good sign). Second picture, home roasting my second topic of the day.
    Even the local rag turned up, got a nice cheesy photo of me by all accounts and a bit of an interview over the phone today, so the old local rag must be a bit thin on events at present. ;D

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    Well done..

    Many CSs turn up for support OR to heckle ?

    Trust it all went well and that you will be in a position to do more..

    AM

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Cheers AM, only know of 3 CSrs in NZ, sad but true. Yep we are looking at what to do next time round.

    Chris

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Quote Originally Posted by 312627392C2D26727172430 link=1252617023/10#10 date=1255850108
    Cheers AM, only know of 3 CSrs in NZ, sad but true. Yep we are looking at what to do next time round.

    Chris
    Answer : Coffee Snobs New Zealand chapter

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    another Kiwi here

    does that make 4?


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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    At least ! :D

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Quote Originally Posted by 3621203E2B2A21757675440 link=1252617023/10#10 date=1255850108
    Cheers AM, only know of 3 CSrs in NZ, sad but true. Yep we are looking at what to do next time round.

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by 233132440 link=1252617023/12#12 date=1263849231
    another Kiwi here

    does that make 4?
    I is messed up now *;D

    1: 4 out of 3 people do not understand fractions, and

    2: *2 + 2 = 5 *( Where 5 is great coffee)..

    So does that mean you guys can make great coffee or ya can not do fractions *:D ;D ;)

    PS. *I gather things have quietened down u your war RedZone *:-?

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

    Quote Originally Posted by 153A33312619353A35333139313A20540 link=1252617023/14#14 date=1263850522
    PS.I gather things have quietened down u your war RedZone
    Only till I open my mouth again ;D

    Next course in Feb (hopefully) should be a little more interesting than the last one. Thinking of running it more as a club, the things that most people ticked on the feedback forms were more on "Manual Brewing" and sampling more coffee ::)

    We can do that :)

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    Re: Coffee Course in NZ all welcome !

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    Hi Redzone,

    sounds like your course went well. congrats! any chances of any courses happening in wellington? :-?

    P.S now it makes 5 CSers from nz. ;)



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