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    Weekly Open Cupping Sessions - Dimattina W.A.

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    First cupping for 2012 will be happening on Wednesday 25th at 1pm at Dimattina. Hope to see everyone there :)

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    Re: Perth, WA

    Quote Originally Posted by 242120213E2F3C252B3D4E0 link=1268286656/177#177 date=1327196110
    First cupping for 2012 will be happening on Wednesday 25th at 1pm at Dimattina. Hope to see everyone there* :)

    Jono
    First cupping for 2012-- :) :)-- roasted some beans today Jono, will bring on Wed, El Salv, Tanzanian and Yirg ;)
    c u on Wed :D :D :D :D

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    Should be there.. unless I have to make a last minute trip south..

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    Should be there. Looking forward to it!

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    Thanks to Jono for another great cupping session today, Nicaragua 2010 COE 94.14 pts, exceptional, Yirg Special Prep, Rwandan, El Sal Finca El Carman........CS was well represented by Inga51, McCartan, GaryS, Greenman, kiwijwa :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D :D

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    Amelie didnt make it this time either.. I was looking in the cafe section for people who might be Amelie but I didnt find anyone.

    Turns out I might be able to make next weeks session after all.. it is the week after thats a definite no.

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    Hi All,

    Unfortunately (or fortunately, perhaps?) I was at a spa having a full body massage which was a xmas gift. Only day I could get in. Always the way!

    I am determined to get to this weeks one.
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    Amelie

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    Next cupping is on for Wed next week at 1pm. Hopefully they will be fixed for Wednesdays from now on :) Looking forward to trying some amazing coffee with you all. Simon mentioned that he has a pallet of samples sitting in the warehouse in Melbourne so hopefully well get that over for either next week or the week after.

    See you all Wednesday,

    Jono

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    See you tomorrow Jono, roasted the JBM yesterday and will bring some to slurp ;) ;) ;D ;D

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    Might be able to make it.. returning home from down south.. :)

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    This Wednesday for the session I have a couple of market lane samples for us to try, one of which is a Bolivian 8 Estrallas. Yes we have had that one before but I thought I might roast some of our own greens of the same origin and see how mine stacks up against market lanes. There will also be the usual CoEs and all new cupping tables to break in. :D

    See you all there (1pm)

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    See you Wednesday Jono 8-)

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    ditto ;D ;D ;) ;) :) :) :)

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    Is this at Dimattina? Might pop in as well, not working for hte rest of the month =)

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    Hi Fractalsonfire, yes at Dims tomorrow @ 1pm.

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    enjoyed a great triangular cupping session today, some really exceptional coffee from Market Lane and Seven Seeds, the crew were pretty spot-on with choosing the odd one out, thanks once again Jono for giving all of us coffee freaks somewhere to meet and mix with like-minded obsessives, cranked out a couple of short machs as soon as I got home ;) ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Yeah the pick the odd one out was alot of fun. Needa do that more! Definitely come by if its like that.

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    Re: Perth, WA

    I have been watching this thread with great interest for some time, and I should (hopefully!!) be able to attend one in 2 weeks if its going to be on.

    Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but just wondering, what does this cupping actually involve? How does it work and what would I need to bring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6172746D616E000 link=1268286656/194#194 date=1328710672
    Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but just wondering, what does this cupping actually involve? How does it work and what would I need to bring?
    cupping is a method of assessing coffee flavours and attributes in a controlled setting. just come along and taste some great coffee in a relaxed atmosphere, no need to bring anything apart from YOU :) :)

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    That sounds like fun, sure hope nothing changes and I can make it, would love to give it a go.

    How is the coffee made, espresso?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 392A2C353936580 link=1268286656/196#196 date=1328760682
    How is the coffee made, espresso?
    not espresso--the traditional cupping method is used, 10g ground coffee with hot water added and left to steep for four minutes, then the crust is broken for the wet aroma and a few minutes later slurping from a spoon to aspirate the coffee onto ones palate to try and discern the flavour attributes of the coffees on offer, its a great way to develop your palate and discover all of the amazing flavours in the humble little coffee seed :) :)hope to see you there ;) :)

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    Wow, sounds like fun! Cant wait to give it a go.

    Cheers

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    Hi folks, sorry Ive been AWOL the last two weeks. Its been a tough life, picking up a new car last week and in Sydney for work this week just gone. But Im totally eager to see you all next week.

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    Hey everyone, cupping is on as usual this week (Wed 1pm). Just a heads-up, I may be changing the thread for the cupping sessions because Dimattina WA will soon become an official sponsor of coffeesnobs.com :) Look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday.

    Let me know if you guys would prefer to do more of the triangulations or the regular sessions (or alternating?) I enjoy both so Im happy either way.

    P.S McCartan, Alex is fixed and ready to go home whenever :) The guys told me it was just programmed wrong so it was about 5 degrees hotter than it thought it was.

    P.P.S Greenman, Joe is digging out the last of the green Guatemalan for you if you want to do a swap for the Yirg and then blend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3C3938392637243D3325560 link=1268286656/200#200 date=1329132761
    P.P.S Greenman, Joe is digging out the last of the green Guatemalan for you if you want to do a swap for the Yirg and then blend?
    Your on Jono, see you Wednesday ;) ;), we can cup the blend the week after :) :) :) :)

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    Thanks Jono, I should be there this week. Im happy to let more educated minds make the decision on triangulations versus regular sessions. Im happy either way and am just looking forward to learning and interacting with fellow coffee drinkers.

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    Hey Jono, just read your posts............see you shortly when I pick up "My Boy".

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    Lets alternate between the triangulations (i assume its the whole tasting/smelling thing) and the regular cupping.

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    Hi Jono,
    I have intended to come by and visit Dimattina when I can squeeze it in between work trips up to Osborne Park. I dont know that I can come today or even how you guys work your tasting sessions: would I be welcome to join if I can make it? Shall I bring anything? Samples of what Ive been roasting (such as there are)?

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    Hey ServingRoyalty - Jono might not reply, before the event.. but feel welcome to drop by :)

    Its great to see new faces at these cupping events we do!

    Unfortunately my work schedule has changed around a bit, but I am going to be able to make this one at the least.. then I think Ill only be able to do one a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4A5A46474B422E0 link=1268286656/205#205 date=1329263824
    I have intended to come by and visit Dimattina when I can squeeze it in between work trips up to Osborne Park.* I dont know that I can come today or even how you guys work your tasting sessions: would I be welcome to join if I can make it?* Shall I bring anything?* Samples of what Ive been roasting (such as there are)?

    Hi David,

    As Gary S said, please feel free to drop by.* The sessions for the foreseeable future are Wednesdays at 1pm every week.* You are very welcome to bring along anything youve roasted at home and Ill add it to the line-up, but apart from that just bring yourself.* We like to keep the sessions friendly and casual so dont worry if you havent done anything like cupping before, well explain it all.

    Thanks for the great session today guys, it was really great to get your opinions on those coffees.* Next week Ill do another triangulation and throw in some CoEs.* Ill also roast all the samples myself this time round so we can have a bit more of a mix around.

    See you then

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    Thanks, Jono and Gary for the welcome.* Now that I know the fixed schedule for it, I will try and attend as much as I can - I have a weekyl meeting at 1:30 but it is occasionally cancelled, so I will block this in as my alternate.* Very excited to sit down and learn how to taste coffee better.

    David

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    Woohoo, I can make it today, see you all at 1. [smiley=cheesy.gif]

    Cheers

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    Awesome! Jono, that was so cool and I wish I could have stayed longer, but work beckoned! VERY COOL! It was nice to meet the rest of you.

    Greenman, I welcome your comments on my burnt offering :). Though I wouldnt blame you if you left it for the weekend. The rest of that roast already went to a co-worker.

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    Had a blast doing my first cupping, managed 2 out 5 correct guesses, my palate needs some more development! I would describe them all as "very delicious"! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Thanks Jono and Simon for the opportunity, and it was great to meet fellow CSers!

    Hope to be able to attend again sometime in the future.

    Cheers

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    Also 2 out of 5 for me. Both the sets that contained a Brazil, which is the only origin I have much experience with on the table. I learned:

    1) Ive got a long way to go when it comes to cupping; and
    2) I like Rwandan coffee.

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    4/5 ./brag, though i think Chris and Trevor got 5/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3333233F3E323B570 link=1268286656/210#210 date=1329900181
    Greenman, I welcome your comments on my burnt offering Smiley
    way too dark for me, the roast flavours dominated, reminiscent of some of my earlier popper roasts :(
    great triangulation cupping with COE samples to tantalise the taste buds :)
    took a few happy snaps of session:--
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150587564012252.388059.520347251&type=3&l =a91cd47bfc

    PS: Just got latest Beanscene and low and behold artman is the star of the show :D :D

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    Thanks for coming along guys was great to see you all :)

    Next cupping session is going to be on Friday next week at 1pm (just a one off because I need to cover a shift in the cafe on Wed). Im thinking Ill continue with the triangulation format next week unless anyone has any objections. Its nice to have a bit of a challenge mixed into the sessions but if anyone would prefer a week to just focus on the coffee characteristics and general discussion let me know.

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    Hah. If I can make it anything is great since Im starting at zero. I like the triangulation because I think I need to be able to differentiate between flavours before I can properly identify them.

    Jono, once again: amazing experience!

    Greenman, cool pics. Also, thanks for the roast input. I know people keep saying its all down to personal preference, but that isnt going to help me if Im roasting fo others as much as for myself. If I make it next week, Ill bring my Daterra Sweet Collection which I took just into 2nd crack. Itll be at 9 days, then. It wont compare with what you brought - wish Id been able to stay and taste coffee of a bit higher calibre than mine!

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    Thanks again guys for the great session on Friday, lots of talented palates around I think. Also thanks to those who came along to our barista jam later on, I hope you enjoyed yourselves :) We are planning on making this a regular event (either monthly or 6-weekly) which you are all invited to should you wish to come. For those of you who werent there its basically just a chance for us to have a play on the La Marzocco FB-80 make up new latte art designs and drink beer :D

    Cupping will be on Thursday (1pm) next week because I have to be in the cafe again on Wednesday. I think this time round Ill try not to make the triangulation so tough (no same country, same region, same score ones).

    Hope to see you all then

    Jono

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    Jono, Im sure that means that youll find some other way to make it tricky... I think Im detecting a pattern.*

    For example: perhaps 4 random cups will have had a tablespoon of Cafe Aurora Medaglia Oro sprinkled at the bottom of the cup before pouring the other grounds in...

    Just to mix things up...


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    Hi Jono, see you Thursday. Glad to hear it may not be as difficult as last week...........not sure if I trust you completely on that.
    Great time on Friday evening, really enjoyed it.

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    Ever since attending my first cupping session, I now always sniff my ground coffee. Its amazing how you can pick up certain tones by sniffing the grounds. The looks I get from other "non snobs" is priceless!! They just shake their heads! [smiley=cheesy.gif]

    If anyone has not done it yet, I thoroughly reccomend it, its great fun and a nice learning experience.

    Cheers

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    Re: Perth, WA

    Hey guys, back to Wednesday this week for the cupping :)* Last one before the cupping competition next weekend so Im a little bit nervous.* My sample roaster decided to give up on me mid-roast last week so for this next session McCartan and greenman have kindly offered their services as guest roasters.* Theyve been loaded up with several CoEs including a #1 ranked sample (no pressure guys).

    Once again, anyone is welcome to attend regardless of experience.*

    Thanks

    Jono

    P.S There was talk at the last session about a CS Sunday lunch get-together. Im keen for that (though not next weekend due to the comp). Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3C3938392637243D3325560 link=1268286656/221#221 date=1331446966
    My sample roaster decided to give up on me mid-roast last week so for this next session McCartan and greenman have kindly offered their services as guest roasters.* Theyve been loaded up with several CoEs including a #1 ranked sample (no pressure guys).
    Jono, I will do a few extra sample roasts.* Will try for a mix of origin.* See you Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5779597B686E7B741A0 link=1268286656/222#222 date=1331448278
    Jono, I will do a few extra sample roasts. Will try for a mix of origin. See you Wednesday.
    will roast COE samples on Tuesday night Jono, see you on Wednesday ;) ;) ;)

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    another great cupping session today--triangulation with eight COE samples, a few easy ones but the rest were challenging, Jono starred with 7/8 with a couple of us with 6, the Honduran No. 1 was the standout coffee of the session. Some a.................le sideswiped Nicholass car while we were inside, luckily a cafe patron wrote down the number plate~!~
    Good luck in the cupping comp at the States on the weekend Jono ;) ;) :D :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by 697C6B6B60636F600E0 link=1268286656/224#224 date=1331728034
    another great cupping session today--triangulation with eight COE samples, a few easy ones but the rest were challenging, Jono starred with 7/8 with a couple of us with 6, the Honduran No. 1 was the standout coffee of the session. Some a.................le sideswiped Nicholass car while we were inside, luckily a cafe patron wrote down the number plate~!~
    Good luck in the cupping comp at the States on the weekend Jono ;) ;) :D :D

    Sigh such a hassle, what a bastard. I wonder if itll happen again if i park in the same spot >_>

    Triangulation was definitely a challenge this week, i hope we dont have 8 samples again... So much trouble :(

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Five samples for cupping next week. Jono will probably have were tired taste buds by then!!!
    Have a great time in Sydney Greenman, so sorry I cannot be there this year. Counting on you to absorb everything. See you Wednesday.

    M



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