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    CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

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    Café Biz 08 – It’s on Again!

    Two days of café related products and services on display, under one roof in the impressive Randwick Pavilion.

    - Taste, test and purchase new products directly on the day!
    - Join one of the FREE Educational Seminars on specific industry topics and the latest technological advances.

    Now in its sixth year, Café Biz is the café industry’s premier annual exhibition - a café specific trade event.

    Dates: 13th and 14th of April 2008, Randwick Pavilion at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

    Sunday 13th – focused on the retail coffee market, allowing non trade visitors to also enter the exhibition.
    Monday 14th – Trade only day, consisting of all the regular and NEW Café Biz competitions.

    - Pura Milk Latte Art Competition
    - Da Vinci Trans Tasman Barista Competition (Heat One – 2008)
    - The first formal Team 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.

    The event will be FREE to all café owners and their employees.

    Transport: Easily accessible by public transport and car parking is available.

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    CafeBiz website and details:

    http://www.cafebiz.net/


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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Nice one Andy should be a good show

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    I think we should try and make a CS event of it!
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    Im keen to go to the city of the big coat hanger for a look at the show and Im fairly sure at least a couple of our site sponsors will be there too.


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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1201093969/0#2 date=1201165048
    I think we should try and make a CS event of it!
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    Im keen to come to coat hanger city for a look at the show and Im fairly sure at least a couple of our site sponsors will be there too.
    Talk Coffee is planning on being in coathanger town well- once again in cahoots with ECA 8-)

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Im panning on being there too!

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    Sounds like a plan!!

    Andy, Im gonna need heaps of coffee if i am going to enter the "baristaships"............do you get to have a runner like in

    cricket if your handicapped? (cant do latte art for nuts)

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Ive already talked to my boss about making this a business trip as well! ;)

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Unless there is a comp for wallies as well as Baristaroos!!

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Will you need an "employee" for the day Dennis?

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Sunday is open to non-industry folks.

    Should probably start discussing meeting up.

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney


    (the bunny moved I swear)

    Yes we should all meet somewhere.
    At the moment in the thread the interstaters equal the locals in numbers... a 1 to 1 ratio of tour guides!

    A quick check of the flights and I think I can be at Ranwick by 9am on the Sunday... is there somewhere close we can brunch prior to going for a wander?


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    Yeah, I dont know about the bunny moving, but its eyes are definitely following me. Im going to try and get there too... I guess I dont really have an excuse (not that Id need one), living 20 mins away.

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1201093969/0#10 date=1201185470
    (the bunny moved I swear)

    Yes we should all meet somewhere.
    At the moment in the thread the interstaters equal the locals in numbers... a 1 to 1 ratio of tour guides!

    A quick check of the flights and I think I can be at Ranwick by 9am on the Sunday... is there somewhere close we can brunch prior to going for a wander?
    There are stacks of cafes up at Randwick shopping centre though Im not familiar with the quality of coffee we might get there. Id be happy to be a taxi service for the day - can even pick up from the airport as its on my way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1201093969/0#12 date=1201215492
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1201093969/0#10 date=1201185470
    (the bunny moved I swear)

    Yes we should all meet somewhere.
    At the moment in the thread the interstaters equal the locals in numbers... a 1 to 1 ratio of tour guides!

    A quick check of the flights and I think I can be at Ranwick by 9am on the Sunday... is there somewhere close we can brunch prior to going for a wander?
    There are stacks of cafes up at Randwick shopping centre though Im not familiar with the quality of coffee we might get there. Id be happy to be a taxi service for the day - can even pick up from the airport as its on my way through.
    If im in Sydney and not in Las Vegas for a trade show, ill come along to this as well, and like Dennis Im happy to be a taxi too.

    Its not that far a drive from Single Origin back to Randwick ....

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Im all booked- cya there gang!

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney


    I love when a plan comes together.
    :)

    Thanks for the taxi offers, I might put my hand up for a chauffer from the airport a bit closer to the day.


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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    I am trying to convince the man of the house to go, take me away for the weekend.....

    ...still working on it. ;)

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Yay!! We are going!! Just booked the flights.

    Arriving on Friday for a couple of relaxing days and leaving Monday morning!
    Got to find a motel/hotel for the 3 nights we are there! It will be great to catch up with some of our interstate CSrs.

    See everyone there!!

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    Nice work Linda, I just booked my flights too.
    Silly o clock Sunday Morning till the last plane south on Monday night.


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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Hi all,

    Di Bartoli is engaged these days in a discussion with suppliers and industry alliances on the likelihood and format of exhibiting at the Cafe Biz 08. As you were all so creative, enthusiastic and helpful at the Aroma fest (as well as already signed up for next year -no excuses.. :P), I thought I should drop a line and hear your thoughts about pulling something together? feel free to share any idea comes to mind (as long as its PG rated..were likely to have our 3 years old son pulling shots on the stand ;)...)

    Ah yes, you can also pm, call, email, mail, YouTube or flickr your ideas if too creative...

    Cheers, Ofra

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    Well, looks like I wont be able to go after all. Off to Las Vegas via Tokyo on 9th April and then out of Vegas on the 18th. I am looking forward to the NAB trade show, but would have liked to go to CafeBiz as well!

    Cant be in two places at once though. Dag nabbit.

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    Hi all we are calling for all Baristas who want to enter the Pura Latte art Competition. We decided to run the Competition early this year and are going to run the Comp on the Sunday 13th of April at Cafe Biz. Pura has kindly put up $2000 prize money for the winner. We are expecting around 20 of Australia best Lartist to compete.

    See you there

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Could some one post a list of companys that are dispalying on the day.

    cheers.

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Hi Peppino we are expecting to get around 100 exhibitors.

    Companies so far are: Withams Coffee, ARC, Pura, Vitasoy, Global Coffee, ECA, Swiss Water Decaf, Cafetto, Equal, Teadrop, Smoo, Da Vinci, Makin Espresso, Sugar Australia, HA Bennetts, Fair Trade, Label Power, Pod, Dibella, MYOB, PNA Legal, Hospitality insurance, Blendtec, Kings Fiberglass coffee trailers, Boema, Diamond services, Barista Techniques, AVA Cuppa, Italian Syrups, Cosmorex, Brewtopia, Totally Fudged, Priestleys, Job Find, Peak.

    Their are many more to sign up so it will be a real good mix for Cafe owners and Coffee lovers.

    We are pleased with the resopnse so far and plenty of cafes have already booked on.

    See you there.

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney


    Only a month to go... boy that went fast!


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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Hi all any tea makers out there? Cafe Biz 08 is having the first tea infusion competition and are looking for entrants. The science of tea making is nearly as tricky as espresso if done well. We have some great prizes so if you are interested email justeen@cafebiz.net or download entry off www.cafebiz.net

    see you all in a few weeks


    Sean :P

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    Hmm. My Coffee Snobs Darjeeling could be a winner.

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    Well, that will be the problem - getting good, fresh tea to start with. Apart from CS tea (when it comes up), has anyone ever found good tea in Oz?

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    :( Jealous, jealous, jealous, (Goodie throws himself on the floor chucking a tantrum hoping someone gives in and tells him he can go to CafeBiz as well this year.) alas it is a bit far for me to go for a couple of days. Maybe one year Ill get there.

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Hi All, I am new to this site, I am so glad I registered, can you tell me on Sunday will there be beans for sale?? I am looking to purchase Di Lorenzo or All Press for my home brew, not sure where to get it from??
    I have a brand spanking new machine, firing on all cylinders but no beans!!
    Where art thou beans?? I am so excited, I wake up and my tall latte is ready available in my own kitchen, lush!!

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    Hi tall-latte girl and welcome to coffeesnobs!

    Id be very surprised if you couldnt find roasted beans at CafeBiz this Sunday, though dont know if those you specifically mentioned will be available.

    Many of the sponsors (including us) are specialty coffee roasters offering a wide range of quality products and quick delivery (see the left of the page). Why not take a browse and make your selection from there and you wont have to wait till the weekend to enjoy a cuppa!

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by tall-latte girl link=1201093969/15#29 date=1207521483
    Hi All, I am new to this site, I am so glad I registered, can you tell me on Sunday will there be beans for sale?? I am looking to purchase Di Lorenzo or All Press for my home brew, not sure where to get it from??
    I have a brand spanking new machine, firing on all cylinders but no beans!!
    Where art thou beans?? I am so excited, I wake up and my tall latte is ready available in my own kitchen, lush!!
    Welcome tlg.
    Do tell what machine you have and what grinder.

    Seconded about grabbing some fresh beans before the weekend.
    What suburbs are you in for home and work so we can recommend someone close.

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    Can you tell me which bean is the best on this site???

    Alternatively I will wait until Sunday and see whats available.

    This site cracks me up, thought I was one of few that was addicted to the daily grind.

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    I bought the EM3800 Sunbeam. Its just a small machine for home. Thought I should just try a cheap one to start with, I have to buy a grinder next.


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    Hi i am still learning how to use this site, to respond to each message indivually I select quote button? To respond to all I press reply??

    Id be very surprised if you couldnt find roasted beans at CafeBiz this Sunday, though dont know if those you specifically mentioned will be available.

    Many of the sponsors (including us) are specialty coffee roasters offering a wide range of quality products and quick delivery (see the left of the page). *Why not take a browse and make your selection from there and you wont have to wait till the weekend to enjoy a cuppa![/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by tall-latte girl link=1201093969/30#32 date=1207537859
    Can you tell me which bean is the best on this site???

    Alternatively I will wait until Sunday and see whats available.

    This site cracks me up, thought I was one of few that was addicted to the daily grind.
    Theyre all good!
    Seriously, all of the sponsors are committed to coffee of an exceptional standard. I can happily recommend BrownBay, cuppacoffee and DiBartoli. Find out what you like. Theres sooo much to try!

    Enjoy the journey (and get a good grinder ASAP, itll improve your coffee exponentially!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tall-latte girl link=1201093969/30#34 date=1207538124
    Hi i am still learning how to use this site, to respond to each message indivually I select quote button? *To respond to all I press reply??
    Nope, quoting makes that green box. Reply will reply in the thread. If you want to respond to someone personally, you can click their name, then click send personal message to...

    Hope that helps.

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    Were geting off topic here tall-latte girl so have sent you a pm in answer to your query.

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    6 days to go! :D


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    Or less (5 sleeps till Sydney!)

    Im flying up Saturday morning and planning on heading to "Wine of the Bean" for brunch or lunch and then working my way back south to Ultimo tafe to checkout the Barista comp.

    Then Sunday at CafeBiz (which should be huge this year).

    I heard today that Les from coffeeroasters.com.au will have a new toy there to poke at too... Gotta love new toys!

    :)

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    Im hoping to get up to Sydney for it, still not sure though.

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    Wooo, looks like im heading up to Sydney for the weekend this week so with all going well im hoping to head on over for a look & hopefully meet a few of you guys.
    The event will be FREE to all café owners and their employees.
    Its probably here somewhere but whats the cost for a non owner/employee? & what time does it kick off?
    Last question(for now...I had a laugh) Is anyone meeting up somewhere before going in?

    Ill be going in from The Concord/Strathfield direction & have room in the car if anyone would like a lift in... just let me know if thats any help to anyone.
    Cheers
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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    $10 for the public.

    Or in a slightly weird move you can buy tickets for $1 plus $3 postage on that large auction site that shall remain unnamed for fear of editorial retribution.



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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1201093969/30#39 date=1207580385
    Or less (5 sleeps till Sydney!)

    Im flying up Saturday morning and planning on heading to "Wine of the Bean" for brunch or lunch and then working my way back south to Ultimo tafe to checkout the Barista comp.

    Then Sunday at CafeBiz (which should be huge this year).

    I heard today that Les from coffeeroasters.com.au will have a new toy there to poke at too... *Gotta love new toys!

    :)

    Hey, Im flying up Sat morning as well, maybe Ill catch you on the plane! Manage to talk the wife into going to Sydney for a quick getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so will definitely head to Cafebiz on both days.

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    Re: CafeBiz 2008 - 13th & 14th April - Sydney

    So how are we supposed to know whos a CSer on the day - Im not really going to be carrying around my orange Gaggia... CS name tags? CS badge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1201093969/30#44 date=1207698051
    So how are we supposed to know whos a CSer on the day - Im not really going to be carrying around my orange Gaggia... CS name tags? CS badge?
    Ill be easy to find as Ill be on the ECA stand for the overwhelming majority of the time....

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    If you do get it, can I bring my screwdriver to pop the hood? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1201093969/30#44 date=1207698051
    So how are we supposed to know whos a CSer on the day - Im not really going to be carrying around my orange Gaggia... CS name tags? CS badge?

    I will be wearing my bright yellow CS tshirt....You wont miss me *;D

    This will be my last posting here until Monday after I come back.
    Hope to see and get to meet some interstate CSers.

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    2 more sleeps until I fly out!

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    Ill keep my eye out Linda!

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    If anyone wants a lift in from the Strathfield area or anywhere inbetween, yell out. Itd be nice to have some CS company on the way in.





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