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    Pickup Events - October 2009

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
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    QLD - Veneziano - West End
    NSW - Real Coffee – Newcastle
    NSW - "cksyd" - Kellyville
    NSW - Cuppacoffee - Sylvania
    NSW - Coffee Parts – Pagewood
    ACT - "Cruiserman" – Calwell
    VIC - Veneziano - Abbotsford (24/10/09 10:30-11:30)
    TAS - "Alistair1" - Launceston
    TAS - "rayzurhed" – Burnie
    TAS - "ParaM" – Hobart
    SA - The Coffee Barun - Sefton Park
    WA - "Caffeinefreak" – Wembley

    We hope to get beans to the pickup points by:
    31/10/2009

    This delivery date is a best guess as we are often at the whim of couriers around the country. Generally when the beans arrive at the pickup point someone will post in this thread to let you know the time/date that you should meet for the pickup.

    We will also post courier tracking info in this thread so you can see the beans moving around the country.

    Feel free to discuss pickup point pickups and get togethers in this thread.
    8-)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    It will be game on at Kellyville again.

    Last time was short notice / slap together but seemed well received. Others who didnt make it wished they could.

    Again, this is not only for those who buy beans. Any others in the vicinity (or who are happy to travel) are most welcome.

    Last time we had a corretto and a Hottop (thanks topshot [smiley=thumbsup.gif]), antipasto and a few beers, softies, water etc...

    Same again this time around, though I will word my PM so we get a better idea of people and moving times to suit.

    I am sure we will see at least one corretto with snobware attached, always fun to watch. And there will be my primitive setup :)

    And that is at the least. Lets see what rolls in.

    Initial plans will be the Saturday after bean arrival, barring work commitments which pop up at short notice.

    Chris


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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    All the below beans are being sent Star Track Express

    You should be able to track them on-line using the following "Reference Number" (tracking code)

    http://www.startrackexpress.com.au/Track_Trace/TTMain.htm


    Veneziano QLD - BB1009QLD
    The Coffee Barun - BB1009SA
    Cuppacoffee - BB1009NSW1
    Real Coffee - BB1009NSW2
    Coffee Parts - BB1009NSW3
    CKSYD - BB1009NSW4
    Caffeinefreak - BB1009WA
    ParaM - BB1009TAS1
    Alistair - BB1009TAS2
    Rayzurhed - BB0909TAS3

    I have just finished packing them and you should see them in the couriers tracking Monday night.

    8-)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Next CSs meet in Perth we are going to have a gene café demo.
    :-? :-?
    We need help. Who owns one or knows a bit about roasting with one, can you come along for support??? ;) ;)
    If the beans arrive Friday it will be Sunday this weekend. We will confirm time etc, Friday.

    Cheers 8-)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Hi Simon,
    Ric & Lyn have a Gene Cafe. I unfortunately wont be able to make it as we have my daughters birthday party :(
    Happy roasting!
    C

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    What a shame Newbee you cant join us. Simon was getting his video camera ready! ;)

    Yes, rynnlic will be bringing their gene cafe with the instruction manual!
    :)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Surely they havent got to The Coffee Barun already?? Status description is Item Delivered but I only got the email to say theyd been sent yesterday?!

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 2E3B2C2E393C2525242827490 link=1255317476/6#6 date=1256009067
    Surely they havent got to The Coffee Barun already?? Status description is Item Delivered but I only got the email to say theyd been sent yesterday?!
    Star Track are super quick. I think Andy sent them first thing Monday morning, Dennis got his this morning, so they could easily be at the Coffee Barun!

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 30383731396366520 link=1255317476/7#7 date=1256010655
    Star Track are super quick.
    Yeah amazing service. Sydney and SA should be a couple of days but I guess if all the truck changes run smoothly it can gain a day.

    Certainly have had none arrive late yet so they are certainly looking like a pretty good freight option.

    ...also happy we have managed to get everything freighted-out a week earlier than scheduled too. Enjoy!

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 634C465B220 link=1255317476/8#8 date=1256043820
    Yeah amazing service.Sydney and SA should be a couple of days but I guess if all the truck changes run smoothly it can gain a day.

    Certainly have had none arrive late yet so they are certainly looking like a pretty good freight option.

    ...also happy we have managed to get everything freighted-out a week earlier than scheduled too.Enjoy!


    Andy wins again!!! You are a legend!!

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Okay

    Beans are in and its on (we hope)

    ;D


    Pickup event 1st November 2009, for all those who have beans here, for others nearby (and afar) who are keen on roasting and general good times and laughs.


    The big news

    We have received a really generous donation of a bag of Ethiopian Kuza to use on the day for roasting :D.

    Thanks again mate [smiley=thumbup.gif]

    The plan (?) is to have 3 or 4 roasting methods and that way everyone can get a small sample from each to compare at their leisure.

    I have a Corretto and a popper, and I know of one or two Correttos with snobby software that we can also have here on the day. There is a chance of a Hottop (its been here before) but cannot confirm just yet. I also think there may be a chance of a Gene Cafe to round out the variations.

    A few of us have a couple of hundred kilos of beans between us so there should be other stuff available as well, or, bring some beans along.

    There will also be some roasted stuff to try, albeit out of my 6910, but hey, feel free to bring a machine and make me want to spend money I dont have ;D. Could be fun. Or bankruptcy...

    There will be food, beers, etc also on for the afternoon as well.

    Starting at 1pm and going until whenever.

    As stated, this is open for anyone who feels like dropping in.

    PM me for address and so that I can get an idea of numbers.

    I will PM those who have beans to pick up.

    Cheers

    Chris

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Damn, Ill be overseas when the CKSYD pick up is on :(

    Anyway I will be at the next months pick up with the Hottop for anyone intersted again ;)

    Warren.

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Just wanted to bring up an old subject again:
    Returning used calico bags.
    I finally remembered to go through my stash last week and I am ready to return a bunch, but wanted to ask Andy (or mods):
    Should we wash them before returning?

    Ive only got 30 or 40 of them.
    Including some historical reference bags.

    Brett.

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009


    Wash before returning? No, we can do that in one big batch (thanks anyway).

    Its still a good topic and I still dont have a magic answer for how best to do this for the rest of the country without the freight companies making a packet. Melbourne pickup is easy though.


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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Hunter Beans are In!

    Pickup from Real Coffee in Lorn, as per normal.

    Ill be there at around 10.30am to 11.00am if anyone is interested in a quick catch up: Ill have William, the 3.5 year old groper with me (Pete & Emily are going camping for the weekend) so Ill probably make it brief but I will probably stop for a coffee is someone else is there. If no one else is, Ill probably make it a drop in and take away event due to the little groper.

    ;)

    Cheers
    Di

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Veneziano West End QLD Beans are in

    Just picked mine up this morning

    KK

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    No delivery of beans today in Perth. :( :( :( :( :( :(

    So we will plan for next weekend meet. We will keep you posted.
    ;)



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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 60626565666A6D666571666268030 link=1255317476/16#16 date=1256287935
    No delivery of beans today in Perth. :( :( :( :( :( :(

    So we will plan for next weekend meet. We will keep you posted.
    ;)



    bummer :-/ :( >:( >:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
    at least Beanscene arrived this arvo!!!! :) :)

    *

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    No delivery of beans today in Perth. * * *

    So we will plan for next weekend meet. We will keep you posted.
    Shame about that :(
    Unfortunatly I wont be in Perth next weekend but Ill pm you regards to my pick up :) Cant wait to try the Kuza!

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Yes it is a Bummer, :( Star Track said the guy ran out of time...I reckon the weather was so good today, he went to swanbourne beach instead! ;D ;D

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 507B7E6B7C77666677120 link=1255317476/18#18 date=1256295052
    Unfortunatly I wont be in Perth next weekend but Ill pm you regards to my pick up
    Please remember that the posted pickup date when you selected the pickup point was next weekend just for this very reason.

    ...so the delivery isnt really late until after next Friday!

    ;)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Not a problem, Andy :) I have made arangements for a CSer to collect my order anyway, would have been a bonus to get there in person but all is good :) :)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B233B312C480 link=1255317476/10#10 date=1256120163
    Okay

    Beans are in and its on (we hope)

    ;D


    Pickup event 1st November 2009, for all those who have beans here, for others nearby (and afar) who are keen on roasting and general good times and laughs.


    The big news

    We have received a really generous donation of a bag of Ethiopian Kuza to use on the day for roasting *:D.

    Thanks again mate *[smiley=thumbup.gif]

    The plan (?) is to have 3 or 4 roasting methods and that way everyone can get a small sample from each to compare at their leisure.

    I have a Corretto and a popper, and I know of one or two Correttos with snobby software that we can also have here on the day. There is a chance of a Hottop (its been here before) but cannot confirm just yet. I also think there may be a chance of a Gene Cafe to round out the variations.

    A few of us have a couple of hundred kilos of beans between us so there should be other stuff available as well, or, bring some beans along.

    There will also be some roasted stuff to try, albeit out of my 6910, but hey, feel free to bring a machine and make me want to spend money I dont have *;D. Could be fun. Or bankruptcy...

    There will be food, beers, etc also on for the afternoon as well.

    Starting at 1pm and going until whenever.

    As stated, this is open for anyone who feels like dropping in.

    PM me for address and so that I can get an idea of numbers.

    I will PM those who have beans to pick up.

    Cheers

    Chris
    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for the invite, I should be able to make it, mind if I bring along another Coffee Snob?
    Could be 2 couples, Ill confirm when I speak to them.
    I can also bring my roaster along if you want.
    Roger

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Hi Perth Css the beans have arrived nice and early for the weekend meet. *;) ;) ;)

    Saturday 31st at 1pm. *:)

    rynnlic is bringing her Gene Cafe for a demo. If any one has a popper they are welcome to bring it along as well. Andy has kindly given us some Kuza to play with so we can do the same bean on each roaster. Even if you havent got beans to pick up, you are all welcome to drop in. :D You too ozbevnet. *;) ;)

    On the subject of roasting, Greenman is looking for roasters to come down to the Barista Championships on Nov 7th and 8th. Preferably a Genecafe/Hottop and a popper for some variety. He is taking his Corretto and will be down there for both days, its a great event.

    If you are intersted, please PM Greenman or come to the bean pickup and talk to him.

    Ill try and get Sue to whip some biscuits >:(

    ;D ;D


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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    The beans have arrived in Hobart, *:) if you have not received your beans PM me to arrange pick up or delivery

    Simon ( ParaM )

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    ...just to get my posts past 0.

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Just bumping this one back up -

    Quote Originally Posted by 020A121805610 link=1255317476/10#10 date=1256120163


    Pickup/roast event 1st November 2009 Kellyville, for all those who have beans here, for others nearby (and afar) who are keen on roasting and general good times and laughs.



    Starting at 1pm and going until whenever.

    As stated, this is open for anyone who feels like dropping in.

    PM me for address and so that I can get an idea of numbers.

    Cheers

    Chris
    We have -

    flynn_aus
    ajayro
    hazchem
    skycam
    Addicted
    with respective partners (or not). Still waiting to hear from a few others as well.

    We will have popper, corretto x 2 (my basic one and one with snob software), Gene Cafe and Hottop

    Food, coffee, drinks etc

    Anyone interested in backyard hack roasting or just curious is welcome to join us on Sunday.

    Chris

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Heading into Veneziano to pick up my beans tomorrow after hitting the West End markets in Brissy.

    Cheers

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Herbie pick up day finally arrives, should be another great pickup at caffeinfreaks this arvo, see you there Perth Snobs ;) :) :) :)

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Another great get-together S & S thanks for the great hospitality--check out the pix

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=122833&id=520347251&l=9136072ff0

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Thanks Trevor, another good turn out. Look forward to catching up with you and a few other WA CSs at the WA Barista Championships at the Mt Hawthorn Community Hall next weekend.

    Thank you Lynn for bringing the Gene Cafe for the demo. Next time we will crack that bottle! ;) ;)

    Cheers

    S & S

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Count me in for this arvo too, cksyd - Ill bring the VBM and Macap along for anyone thats interested.

    Mark

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E7F2124130 link=1255317476/31#31 date=1257021906
    Count me in for this arvo too, cksyd - Ill bring the VBM and Macap along for anyone thats interested.

    Mark

    Hey Mark

    Fantastic mate

    Looking forward to it

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Ill be there with my Corretto + CS DMM and software.
    Ill bring along my La Sorrenta Atomic as well

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    This is getting big.....

    See you at 1 Steve

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F574F45583C0 link=1255317476/34#34 date=1257024630
    This is getting big.....

    See you at 1 Steve
    Reading all of this makes me want to jump on a plane and head on over :o :o :o :o :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by 435641414A49454A240 link=1255317476/35#35 date=1257030481

    Reading all of this makes me want to jump on a plane and head on over :o :o :o :o :o

    Love that Greenman

    If you are ever over this way........

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    Re: Pickup Events - October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F6D6A6A696562696A7E696D670C0 link=1255317476/30#30 date=1256987973
    Thanks Trevor, another good turn out. Look forward to catching up with you and a few other WA CSs at the WA Barista Championships at the Mt Hawthorn Community Hall next weekend.

    Thank you Lynn for bringing the Gene Cafe for the demo. Next time we will crack that bottle! ;) ;)

    Cheers

    S & S

    Oh, I think the thanks are all ours to you both for being fantastic hosts!
    I value everyones comments and suggestions.

    Looks from the photos that I might have to start having skinny lattes ;D >:(

    It was great to be able to roast the same cofffes by 2 different methods - thanks to Andy for the beans.

    bye for now & enjoy the event next weekend - bummer that I am working.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Had a great time this afternoon at Kellyville. Thanks Chris (cksyd) and Natalie for your generosity and friendliness. Met a few other CSers too. Its great to put faces to the names. We had fun roasting Ethiopian Kuza (thanks Andy) by various machines:- Hottop, Gene, BMs and even a crazy popper. A great time was had by all. Cheers!

    Andrew.



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