Im there...along with my boss and one other... :)
CafeBiz 2009 is at the Royal Randwick Racecourse again this year and the really exciting news is that....
CoffeeSnobs will be there roasting
...in a similar setup to our "Wicked Sunday" event in Melbourne.
So CSrs, if you missed the fun of Melbourne then you better plan your trip to big coathanger and come and make some smoke and chaff out the front of CafeBiz. *The day should be a blast and we will be roasting on all sorts of devices, Hottop, Gene Cafe, Breadmaker, iRoast, iMex, popcorn poppers and even the trusty dogbowl.
SUNDAY 3rd May 2009 Public and trade day
MONDAY 4th May 2009 Trade only
Randwick Pavilion, Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
The Competitions throughout the expo: (subject to change)
- Pura Milk Latte Art Competition
- Da Vinci Trans Tasman Barista Competition (Heat One – 2009)
- Tea Infusion Competition attracting some of the country’s best tea makers who will perform under competition conditions
- The inaugural Café Cocktail Competition - a creative iced drink menu demonstration where baristas will showcase their favourite smoothie, frappe or iced beverage in a competition format
- Work Shops/ Seminars: an exciting line up of speakers who delve into topics on specific industry issues and latest advances.
Im there...along with my boss and one other... :)
Cool, that will nearly make-up for you missing Wicked Sunday.
So... thats 3 roasters taken or one roaster in split shifts.
Allowing for our stupidly full diary, we are hoping to be there.
Sunday 3rd is a bit up in the air at the moment but should know soon....
Looking forward to meeting you Andy along with hopefully a HEAP of Snobs...
I cant make it, sorry.
Would have loved to catch up with you too Taz. :(
Dont forget the Coffee Chain Challenge, Andy! ;)
Ive booked it in with hubby, so Ill be there!
If anyone from Newcastle/Maitland wants to tag along for the ride - Id love a bit of company, particularly since I have no idea about where anything is in Sydney, let alone the Royal Randwick Racecourse! - feel free to PM me...I have room for three extras, so the more the merrier!
:-?Originally Posted by 371513080F0513600 link=1238074450/5#5 date=1238243112
Im hoping Ill be able to get there.
Hoyks and Michelle...I am soo hoping you gals get there! :) Will be great to meet you both!
Im in walking distance ;D ;D ;D
See you there!!
Originally Posted by 6143455E595345360 link=1238074450/5#5 date=1238243112
What is a Coffee Chain Challenge?
Coffee Chain Challenge sounds like a great competition that is far more "real world" than most other comps.
3 in a team, 30 coffees in 15 minutes all in takeaway cups and all scored on taste and appearance with bonuses for speed.
The Coffee Chain Challenge is designed to reproduce the pressure of what happens in great espresso bars around the world. Under time pressure, baristas must co-operate as a team.
The three things which matter to espresso coffee customers around the world are:
1. Great Taste
2. Great Artistry
3. Great Speed
The Coffee Chain Challenge is a race! It is a race against time and your competitor. At the same time, the baristas must continually juggle whether it is better to gain or lose artistic points, in order to gain or lose bonus speed points. If you cut corners you lose points. It is exactly the same in a real espresso bar, except you lose customers!
• Three Baristas per team
MINIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS
• Two teams race each time, simultaneously using two separate machines.
• It is a RACE to serve the maximum number of drinks as quickly as possible with as much art and espresso taste as possible.
• 10 x Piccolo Latte’s*
• 10 x Regular Caffè Latte’s*
• 10 x Designer Lattes**
See attachments for details.
booked into my calendar, registered and ready to attend! Sounds like a good couple of days.
Ill be there on Sunday afternoon too! :D
Youll find me behind the Expobar stand pulling shots on the Ruggero. ;)
Sunday 3rd sorted out. Well be there!!
Me n the missus.....
Youll find me behind a machine pumping out 30 shots in under 10 minutes ;)
Well, I sure hope we get a chance to say hi too, David! :)
Pretty sure Ill be there this year too. Be good to catch up with some other CSs
This format comes directly from Transtasman. Transtasman 2009 will be on a totally new format.....and even more real world than ever with "order cards" in which the team has to make a set of different drinks, eg espresso, macchiato, flat white, picollo latte etc. Once served, they then pick up another order card.....until there are no more order cards.Originally Posted by 012E2439400 link=1238074450/11#11 date=1238597854
Bags being a judge for the Coffee Chain Challenge!
Mmmm, designer Lattes (whatever they are!)
Designer lattes are just lattes with flavoured syrups....must be da vinci
Dang, and I thought it might refer to the beans or the latte art on top!
Okay, not keen on syrups, so will throw myself on the sword and be a taste tester for the standard latte challenge... (Hey, Im a wife, I make a good martyr!)
I cant make it on the Sunday, can I still pick up green beans (get in) on the Monday even though I am not trade?
I dont think so. Im sure Andy will figure out something though.
If I cant get in, is there any one going from the Randwick/Coogee area??
This problem has been solved thanks guys :)Originally Posted by 525A55535B0104300 link=1238074450/24#24 date=1240181554
Andy,Originally Posted by 69464C51280 link=1238074450/0#0 date=1238074450
Any idea of what time are you roasting.
I expect that we will be roasting all day, both days for as long as the event is open and there are people around that want to see beans getting roasted!
We will have lots of different home roasting devices there and will bring a big pile of green coffee for roasting. Any CSrs are welcome to come and roast and keep whatever they turn brown if they want to.
Its always both fun and social when we do an outdoor event.
Now Im back from Atlanta Im really looking forward to the road trip north. Should be a great weekend.
(can someone please order some great weather?)
Originally Posted by 6B444E532A0 link=1238074450/27#27 date=1240546673
Well mate we can put an order in but Sidernee has been a bit random lately. This I can tell by the dust accumulating on our bikes... :(
Regardless is sounds like great fun and looking forward to seeing you and other snobs next Sunday :D
Hi all hope to see you all at Cafe Biz 09. It will be nice to smell that coffee roasting as people walk past at the front entrance. I will also be launching my New book "The Home Coffee Machine Review"and will have plenty of copies on hand.
See you Sunday
Myself and some of the Di Bella Team will also be there on our stand pouring espresso.....
We would love to meet some csers ... please come over and introduce yourself... and have a coffee of course...
these events are great for all in the industry.... workers and enthusiasts to meet, catch up and enjoy coffee...
We are really looking forward to the challenges that will also be running over the two days... especially with Di Bella Coffee being the coffee provider for the Australian Team in the Transtasman Challenge..... go the Aussies......
We might even look at giving your book a run in BeanBay for the CSrs that are keen to grab a copy but cannot get to Sydney. Are you signing copies on the day Sean?Originally Posted by 7D7F787B707B6A69716C757B6C1E0 link=1238074450/29#29 date=1240865818
For sure!Originally Posted by 5A775C7B72727F1E0 link=1238074450/30#30 date=1240983090
Im looking forward to hearing your talk on Sunday Phil (seeing we missed it at the Golden Bean)
...and Ill have to also have to remember to take the "Im inside, feel free to roast your own" sign for our stand so I can see it.
thanks andy... looking forward to catching up....
3.5 hours into the road trip and Im at Glenrowan. Traffic is light, weater fine but a little nippy as this is the edge of the Victorian Alps.
Thought I would share a picture of the van. Well loaded am complete with ECA Giotto, Robur , heaps of beans and even a hammock for that road-side kip.
Ahhh, travel in style.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
(I also see my new greens as well!!!)
All you need is a generator Andy and it would be complete!
Have a safe trip and looking forward to seeing you over the weekend. :)
Yep, thats yours... top left and down 3.Originally Posted by 7F77787E762C291D0 link=1238074450/34#34 date=1241138786
I did find myself looking at one during the week... I was tempted.Originally Posted by 59787373746E1D0 link=1238074450/35#35 date=1241138936
Well Im in the right state now, see pic 1 for proof. *
Crossed the border (without a visa) and the cloud disappeared, nothing but blue sky and about 10 degrees warmer.
A road-side sign said "ROADWORK NEXT 125KM"... groan, 60, 70, 80, 60, 80, 60kmh... speed-up, down. *sigh.
11km from Holbrook I see a sign in a paddock
Best coffee on the Hume - 11km
Hmmm... sounds like a dare to a CoffeeSnob.
6km I see another, and another at 3km, I had to stop.
Most of the staff were outside on a break when the SnobVan pulled into the car park. *Priceless looks of worry while they sorted between themselves who was going to make coffee for someone in a CoffeeSnobs van.
Turns out that they are using Genovese coffee. *I ordered an espresso to have now and a latte to go.
Both were good coffees and being the first coffee that I have had on the Hume they are correct... "Best Coffee on the Hume"... well so far anyway!
South side of Holbrook township NSW
Also a retail shop...
Morrisons of Euroa
(well I guess with the freeway bypass they are now Morrisons of Holbrook)
PS: *Holbrook is that wacky inland town with a submarine in the main street. *
I stopped at Morrisons cafe on one of my many drives to the Blue Mountains once. Needless to say I keep driving now. Glad you had a reasonable experience there.
Theres another place in Queenscliff (Victoria) that claims the best coffee in town - I went there once too.
Im fairly sceptical about such claims now. :-[
No truer words were ever spoken! :POriginally Posted by 58777D60190 link=1238074450/36#36 date=1241147558
If I can find some witches hats Ill put them out the front of cuppacoffee for reserved parking for the van. ;D
Better use some LARGE Road work signs and a speed limt warning... Those cheep witches hats just crumple, when a CS wants to pull in for a coffee ;DOriginally Posted by 26070C0C0B11620 link=1238074450/38#38 date=1241148743
Thats FUNNY!Originally Posted by 5C7379641D0 link=1238074450/36#36 date=1241147558
I know what you mean. many times I have seen something like "Try our World famous chocolate mousse" only to find that theyve NEVER heard of the place in France or Italy. I think somethimes they might be telling fibs. *:oOriginally Posted by 7C7E727A7A74736E1D0 link=1238074450/37#37 date=1241148096
Slightly off topic, but found out the other day that it was placed in Holbrook when the rest of the Oberon fleet was still in use. Turns out, one of the subs needed a spare part - the only part remaining was in the Holbrook sub! So a slight inland trek resulted in getting the new bearings (or what ever the part was) from a sub stuck in the middle of no-where!Originally Posted by 5C7379641D0 link=1238074450/36#36 date=1241147558
I recall an ABC documentary some years ago about this SubmarineOriginally Posted by 525A55535B0104300 link=1238074450/41#41 date=1241151245
They also reported that while filming they had seen navy engineers looking for spare parts
Its an endless cycle with spares and old machines be it submarines or espresso machines
I did take a shot of the sub when I drove past. Will upload for those that dont know what we are talking about when I get it off the camera.
Well I made Randwick ok. Woohoo. Spent the last hour star-fished on the bed, funny how sitting on your bum for 12 hours makes you tired.
Hey Sydney-siders, that M5 is a whacky road. Like a roller coaster, up over roads, underground, back up, back under and even tossed-in a jumbo jet on the road overhead. Not your average road for sure.
Now to go and grab someting to eat.
Really looking forward to a coffee at Cuppacoffee in the morning, hope to see lots of CSrs there.
Youll find a few roads like that. None of thos gun-barrel streets of Melbourne. Any fool can drive straight :POriginally Posted by 113E3429500 link=1238074450/43#43 date=1241175990
Good to hear you made it safely mate. Looking forward to catching ya at CafeBiz.
Sydney is a stupidly laid out city...no offence. The guys who designed Melbourne got it right. hahahaOriginally Posted by 38322730303F2B2D5E0 link=1238074450/44#44 date=1241177716
See you all in sh!t-knee.....I mean Sydney. I fly out in about 5 hours. I think I should pack my stuff!
You mean its that way on purpose??? :oOriginally Posted by 4B696F7473796F1C0 link=1238074450/46#46 date=1241191968
yeah Im not gonna lie, our roads suck.
You guys should try driving in Brisbane.
Road works are everywhere.
Takes me so long to get a good coffee Ive become a coffee snob and make most at home, well, atempt to anyway
Have a great time guys