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    Northern NSW Snobs?

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    Hey folk!

    Just curious to know of ANY Snobs on the far north coast of NSW?

    Ballina, Lismore, Allstonville, Casino, Lennox Heads areas?

    IF your in the area please let me know so we can organise a get together :)

    Thanks
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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 60594749736B2C0 link=1259999862/0#0 date=1259999862
    Hey folk!

    Just curious to know of ANY Snobs on the far north coast of NSW?

    Ballina, Lismore, Allstonville, Casino, Lennox Heads areas?

    IF your in the area please let me know so we can organise a get together :)

    Thanks
    Luke
    I am in Brisbane *;D It that not far northern NSW ;D :D :o

    Get down to Lismore etc for work on occasions and Ballina for the odd fishing trip.


    But will not be down before Feb... Unless I have a special need *;)

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    well you already know me Luke, but I thought Id reply anyway

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    BTW a get together / roast off would be great if we can find some more snobs in the area.

    I guess we could allow people from north of the border to come too.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Not coastal, but were in Kootingal, that is just north of Tamworth. Too far for a get together sadly but if youre ever passing through (were just off the New England Hwy) wed welcome you.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    there should be a few around.

    If you get that speedster Luke, you shouldnt have any trouble rounding up the troops.


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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 162F313F051D5A0 link=1259999862/0#0 date=1259999862
    Just curious to know of ANY Snobs on the far north coast of NSW?


    Ballina, Lismore, Allstonville, Casino, Lennox Heads areas?
    Bugger, does this mean Grafton misses the cut? :exclamation [smiley=huh.gif]




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    Quote Originally Posted by 25100301071B620 link=1259999862/6#6 date=1260079582
    Bugger, does this mean Grafton misses the cut?
    Not at all Gracey! Actually i was down your way to do some training recently.

    All are welcome from far and wide!
    As soon as i get a few numbers up ill attempt to plan something for next year. Possibly including a barista jam also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53667577716D140 link=1259999862/6#6 date=1260079582
    Bugger, does this mean Grafton misses the cut?
    Good onya Gracey.

    I was born in Grafton but its a bit far from where I am at the moment.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    I dont remember seeing a hospital in Grafton? ::)

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    You should know by now that TG just appeared out of the fog with lightening bolt in his hand... ;)

    Hey Luke, if you put something together from March onwards, Id be happy to do a road trip down to it with my Maver , Macap and Gene in the boot (salary sacrificed vehicle, and very happy to put kilometres on to it!) Im sure I could probably bring a couple of fellow snobs with me if I leave the kidlets at home with Pete.

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    Excellente!

    I know of 2 other local barista that would be interested along with a young girl from work who is very keen now that i have opened up her eyes on good coffee and home roasting... i gave her a popper to play with too.

    Numbers are starting to add up... i guess ill start looking for a venue next..... MATT!?!?!?!?

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    I have a big car port we can roast in

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2C150B053F27600 link=1259999862/9#9 date=1260171549
    I dont remember seeing a hospital in Grafton? ::)
    It was demolished after I was born as they couldnt improve on perfection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F5346466D7A575E5E4B5340320 link=1259999862/12#12 date=1260191609
    I have a big car port we can roast in
    Thats an option as long as its cool with others? My shed is barely big enough for 2 ppl so its outa the question.

    I wonder if Mark would let us take over his premises for an afternoon? ill ask him next time im in.

    Quote Originally Posted by 665A475C565740555D56320 link=1259999862/13#13 date=1260191774
    It was demolished after I was born as they couldnt improve on perfection.
    OMG Thundergod! You really did break the mould...or is that mold?


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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Id be a starter , or more likely an observer......
    Alstonville , aka "villa" or Aville is almost the epicentre of this meeting of minds & caffeine passion.

    Thanks for the heads up to Matt..... the social pages are not something I usually follow.

    Also made myself known to Luke at the Riverfest in Ballina 2 weeks ago.....
    Much to the amusement of my wife...." hotshod meet LukeG also on a mission , secret handshake and speaking in tongues... DellaCorte-Corretto-BFC junior-Presso ... say no more "
    Wifey rolls her eyes.... you know the rest .

    Cheers
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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 37302B2C37303B5F0 link=1259999862/15#15 date=1260218986
    Also made myself known to Luke at the Riverfest in Ballina 2 weeks ago.....
    OUCH! what a hot day that was!
    15 hour day in blistering heat and i was done...not was i was hoping for my 1st day back at work after a nice break.

    Was good to meet you Greg :)

    And the more the merrier i say.. come along and have look and hang out with the gang. Actually has Matt invited you to our monday night meeteings yet? If not, consider yourself invited :)

    Luke.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Yes he did mention the Monday night roasting sessions..... will definitely catch up sometime.

    Will these Monday nights continue over the Xmas period ?

    BTW what would this Northern Rivers social gathering do ?

    Greg


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    Quote Originally Posted by 595E4542595E55310 link=1259999862/17#17 date=1260517436
    BTW what would this Northern Rivers social gathering do ?
    Gather socially.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    and roast/drink coffee

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    well if it is going to be at my place, I now have a decent machine to pull shots with.

    What dates are people looking at?

    I think a saturday arvo/evening would be good.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Hey Matt!

    Nick dropped into work friday afternoon to say hi before going up to the gold coast for the QLD barista comp. He said he has mentioned a meeting at Nirvana to Mark and got the all clear?

    That would be a great place to hold it providing the other Mark is ok with that. Ill ask again on monday night.
    Ill have to wait till the Xmas rush is over before i can get a weekend off work so early in the new year is good for me. I"m sure Mark is gonna be busy leading up to his xmas break too :)

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    ok, sounds good

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F534E555F5E495C545F3B0 link=1259999862/13#13 date=1260191774
    It was demolished after I was born as they couldnt improve on perfection.
    That does it TG...youre definitely booked in for a homecoming weekend now. ::)

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A555C5E49765A555A5C5E565E554F3B0 link=1259999862/1#1 date=1260003953
    Get down to Lismore etc for work on occasions and Ballina for the odd fishing trip.
    OK AM, youre now in the official party so long as you promise to wear a blue beanie & scarf. ;D


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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Ive got a few weeks off.
    Has anyone picked a date yet?

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Hi Guys,

    I am also a resident of the "Villa" AKA Alstonville. A roasting day would be awesome....
    I was talking to Luke last night and the 14th Jan was thrown around.
    What does everyone think? Does this date suit for a roasting morning or arvo? :)

    Nick

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    The 14th is a Thorsday.
    ???

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Make that the 16th :-?

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    16th it is!

    But where I had a laugh

    Im thinking Matts place should be ok as he has previously mentioned.
    Matt?

    So whats everyone bringing?..ill bring my Hottop and maybe my Dalla Corte / Vario combo.

    Nick has the Behmor and Matt has his frankinroaster...Nick your friend from last night(soz! forgot his name) can bring his popper?

    Anyone else ???...

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    His name was Mike. Poppers, Behmor, Hottop, frankinroaster = AWESOME.

    Matts place would be good. He does have to move out at the end of Jan......so the 16th would be good.

    Nick

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    ok people, My place 16th of Jan, I think mid afternoon/evening, bring something to eat/share (something that goes well with coffee) we wont do a meal, just drink roast and snack.

    PM me if you are coming and I will PM my address to you.

    all snobs who can make it are welcome.

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    YAY!!!! All organised!

    I need your address though Matthew...unless i search for the smoke in the Goon Bah ?

    Got your new machine all set up and ready to pull some shots? Shall i bring the Dalla Corte or not?

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    The Grimac is all set up and tuned, bring your speedster if you have it by then.

    Ill PM the address.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 686471715A4D6069697C6477050 link=1259999862/32#32 date=1261482838
    bring your speedster if you have it by then.
    you might want to rethink that. Learn the lessons of history:

    On 13 July 2002, Fatboy Slim performed the second of his free, open air concerts on Brighton beach. Expecting a crowd of around 60,000 people, the event instead attracted an estimated 250,000 who crammed the promenade and beach between Brightons piers. Local police forced the event to end early amid safety concerns, overcrowding, and one death. After the music had finished and the crowd began to dissipate, traffic ensued throughout the Brighton area with many caught in traffic jams until the morning.

    Are you equipped to deal with a situation like that, Matt?

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    What Luwaks said

    PLUS... i dont think i want to spend half the day plumbing it in to your house *:o

    Im sure the Dalla Corte will do fine :-?

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    ok, bring the dalla corte if you like, but I think my machine will handle the traffic. unless we get 250,000 people coming.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    So what are we all gonne be roasting? The same bean for comparo or different for non comparo reasons?

    I have a few kgs of the Costa Rican Tarrazu and PNG Peaberry if you guys want to put them all back to back to back?..to back?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5C697A787E621B0 link=1259999862/23#23 date=1261135339
    Quote Originally Posted by 6F534E555F5E495C545F3B0 link=1259999862/13#13 date=1260191774
    It was demolished after I was born as they couldnt improve on perfection.
    That does it TG...youre definitely booked in for a homecoming weekend now. ::)

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A555C5E49765A555A5C5E565E554F3B0 link=1259999862/1#1 date=1260003953
    Get down to Lismore etc for work on occasions and Ballina for the odd fishing trip.
    OK AM, youre now in the official party so long as you promise to wear a blue beanie & scarf. ;D
    AND

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F736E757F7E697C747F1B0 link=1259999862/24#24 date=1261143379
    Ive got a few weeks off.
    Has anyone picked a date yet?
    Ya dates... So us long distance people can plan ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D525B594E715D525D5B59515952483C0 link=1259999862/37#37 date=1261649529
    Ya dates... So us long distance people can plan *
    see above posts

    16th of Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by 457C626C564E090 link=1259999862/36#36 date=1261648157
    So what are we all gonne be roasting? The same bean for comparo or different for non comparo reasons?

    I have a few kgs of the Costa Rican Tarrazu and PNG Peaberry if you guys want to put them all back to back to back?..to back?...
    I like the idea of all roasting the same bean so that we can check out the differences in roasters. I would recommend PNG peaberry as it tastes quite good straight out of the roaster. I will try to get some too. Is yours Kimel?

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    Yeah mines the Kimel also...ill bring enough for a couple of roasts in el hottopo.

    I might have to come straight from work in the afternoon so ill take it with me...not the DC though but like you said...we can give your new beasty a shake down.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Hey all! I live in Byron Bay, pretty close to all you folks, wondering if I could join in this meeting?

    Im just 17 and getting into coffee/barista etc, but I would love to meet other snobs and watch you guys roast and possibly get some tips on improving my coffee...?

    :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7D716867716A6A71100 link=1259999862/41#41 date=1261981109
    Hey all! I live in Byron Bay, pretty close to all you folks, wondering if I could join in this meeting?

    Im just 17 and getting into coffee/barista etc, but I would love to meet other snobs and watch you guys roast and possibly get some tips on improving my coffee...?

    :D
    We would be glad to you you coffeeshotter :)

    PM Mathew Hellyar for his address details and see you there.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 053C222C160E490 link=1259999862/7#7 date=1260092169
    Possibly including a barista jam also? *
    Ive come across home made orange jam [marmalade?], but whats "barista jam" *[smiley=rolleyes.gif]

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 172231333529500 link=1259999862/43#43 date=1262000167
    Quote Originally Posted by 053C222C160E490 link=1259999862/7#7 date=1260092169
    Possibly including a barista jam also? *
    Ive come across home made orange jam [marmalade?], but whats "barista jam" *[smiley=rolleyes.gif]
    Its a little sweeter than barista marmalade Gracey *::)

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Hey all,

    Thanks for the invite but as my contract wasnt renewed Im going to have to count all my pennies, so cant afford the indulgence of a trip north.

    Ill have to wait until Im employed again and make it to a future gathering.

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    AWWWWWW

    I was looking forward to seeing THE Thundergod in his material form :(

    All good TG, you going to the finals of the Aus barista champs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59607E704A52150 link=1259999862/46#46 date=1262047624
    you going to the finals of the Aus barista champs?
    Hadnt thought about it.

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    Re: Northern NSW Snobs?

    Hey is anyone coming from Byron Bay that could possibly give me a lift?? I do have car but I am pretty short on the moniez :P

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    I will look forward to catching up with this band of misfits in the New Year..!!!

    Till then , wishing all CS a great 2010.

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