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    Coffeesnobs in todays Age

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Theres a full page article with our head coffeesnob in todays Age.

    Well done, Andy! 8-)

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    The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008


    A big welcome to the readers of todays Age Epicure "A lot of passion for a little bean"

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/epicure/a-lot-of-passion-for-a-little-bean/2008/05/19/1211049119862.html

    Enjoy having a look around our little corner of the Internet, Im sure you will find something you didnt know about coffee and its best process previously.

    Enjoy!

    *Andy.

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    http://www.theage.com.au/news/epicure/a-lot-of-passion-for-a-little-bean/2008/05/19/1211049119862.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

    Great picture Andy ;)

    I like this bit: Yet its impossible to define the typical Coffee Snob. Some are conservative suburbanites, others are grungy students. All it takes, Freeman says, is internet access and a passion for coffee. Still, there are a few telltale Snob traits. They tend to order machiatto or ristretto (an ultra-short short black). When at friends houses, they stick to tea. And they never patronise a cafe just because its trendy.

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    Re: Coffeesnobs in todays Age

    Maybe someone could make a pdf of it for us interstaters?

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    Hmm, theres actually quite a few coffee-related articles in there today...

    This one has another few well known names :)

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/epicure/the-true-brew/2008/05/19/1211049119877.html

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    Re: Coffeesnobs in todays Age

    Nice article on Andy.
    The picture is good, but I think the roaster and the heat gun were the only things missing a CS logo.
    Get on that right away!

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Great article! didnt plug the brown bean section even though youre standing in front of your pride and joy :(

    60 hours a week on the website? wow, thanks again a million times..

    I think were about to get about a million new members 8-)

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    Re: Coffeesnobs in todays Age

    good article mate!! Very well said all round :)

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Great pic Andy! I see at least 4 visible CS logos nice! Good to see youre representing!

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    Terrific article, Andy, very nice work. :)

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Youre a "latte-sipping elitist." haha love it.

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Hi Snobs and Age readers ,great article Andy.
    Look at the Mountaintops estate photo on page 5 (Epicure) , some of that coffee is making its way to CoffeeSnobs roasters soon (only 4 sleeps!).
    Can we get a number 1 ranking on Coffeehits.com (bottom of page) this week - vote now , we were 2 at one stage last week !
    Time to fire up the espresso machine and the oven ( epicure page 11 !!)

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Andy,

    Nice congratulations.

    Renzo

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Andy

    nice one!

    It would seem youve just won the 5000th Coffeesnobs Competition with the superb exposure this article gives.

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Congratulations Andy - a great read and exposure for CS!

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    GOOD ON YA ANDY!!
    Looks like youve stitched up the 5000 member comp though...!
    Im Happy that epicure is finally paying some real attention to specialty coffee, and even happier that you got a real look in in the process.
    Cheers, Anthony

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    The Epicure includes a full page advert from a well known commercial Italian coffee brand that seems to be taking a bit of a dig.

    Included in the ad is the following statement:

    Its not about when or where the coffee was roasted, but how.

    It also mentions how long the company has been around and asks something along the lines of how many local roasters will still be around in 2121!

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    Wow, Andy, thats really getting the word out, you bike-riding, latte-sipping elitest, you. And, whats more, the journalist seems not to have misrepresented things too much... Congrats indeed! I dont think most of us realised just how much time you put into this site of yours. For us, its just here, as if by magic! But our appreciation is fathomless Andy.

    One quote I really liked: "Somewhere along the way, we forgot that coffee is a fresh food," Here, here!!

    I was also interested in the other article michelle linked above. I might start a new thread about that, so as not to distract from this one.

    Thanks again Andy,
    matt

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by _moby_ link=1211236455/15#16 date=1211249436
    The Epicure includes a full page advert from a well known commercial Italian coffee brand that seems to be taking a bit of a dig.

    Included in the ad is the following statement:

    Its not about when or where the coffee was roasted, but how.

    It also mentions how long the company has been around and asks something along the lines of how many local roasters will still be around in 2121!
    Ahhh.. the benefits of only reading this stuff on-line.
    I only get the articles and very little of the advertising.

    Their slogan sounds hilarious to us, but it will no doubt work for many Brand Snobs.

    Spam (the alleged meat product-not the e-mail) has been around for a long time too. There still appears to be a market, but not with lovers of good quality meat!

    Peanuts - 40 million monkeys cant be wrong!

    Or can they?

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by _moby_ link=1211236455/15#16 date=1211249436
    It also mentions how long the company has been around and asks something along the lines of how many local roasters will still be around in 2121!
    ...and how many people in 2121 will still be drinking their coffee roasted in 2008...?

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by _moby_ link=1211236455/15#16 date=1211249436
    The Epicure includes a full page advert from a well known commercial Italian coffee brand that seems to be taking a bit of a dig.

    Included in the ad is the following statement:

    Its not about when or where the coffee was roasted, but how.

    It also mentions how long the company has been around and asks something along the lines of how many local roasters will still be around in 2121!
    Yeah- lets see what happens in coffee by 2121....or even 2021...

    If the big companies think that this is a mini trend, I suspect that they may well find themselves sadly mistaken.

    I have had so many coffee newbies reject my offer of a cup based on their previous experiences. We here would identify those cups as most likely underextracted from old, stale low quality beans.

    When pressed to try the good stuff, newbie often has an epiphany and finally understands why we are all so passionate about good specialty stuff....

    The percentage of population not prepared to drink garbage coffee is only going to increase. Good thing that we have CS to help us source the good stuff....

    2mcm

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    For those who would like to keep the article about a stocky bearded man who has a passion for coffee, it can be downloaded from the link below..

    http://fromthebeanbag.com/downloads/...re20080520.pdf

    Cheers.

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Love the picture Andy! Good stuff...

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Good one Ftbb 8-),

    Got to have a copy of this for posterity.....

    Thanks mate [smiley=thumbsup.gif],
    Mal.

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008


    Thanks for the congratulations CSrs but you KNOW the real congrats go to everyone that makes CoffeeSnobs.com.au tick.

    The friendly CS members that politely help total strangers improve their coffee roasting and making processes, the site mods that do such a sterling (and often thankless) job of keeping the forum nice and the site sponsors that are happy to help support our coffee habit.

    CoffeeSnobs.com.au is the culmination of EVERYONES love of the bean, it was just The Age chose to stick my furry-faced mug shot in the paper.

    As for it being an entry in the 5000 member competition, I agree but I think the reporter Michael Lallo and on-site photographer Eddie Jim are the ones that just scored an entry with that page full.
    :)

    PS: To those coffee companies that still think pretty market umbrellas are more important than the contents of the cup... just look around here to see what the coffee drinkers on your local street think!

    ;)

    Lets all improve the planets average coffee, one cup at a time!

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1211236455/15#24 date=1211260790
    PS: To those coffee companies that still think pretty market umbrellas are more important than the contents of the cup... just look around here to see what the coffee drinkers on your local street think!

    Lets all improve the planets average coffee, one cup at a time!

    Inspirational..!

    Congrats on the article, "Epicure" is always good but an exceptional edition this week. Because of the CS write up and coffee news in general and also the cafe i work at got written up! Good stuff!!

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Great Article Andy.
    Some very susinct comments throughout.
    My hat off to you Andy

    Lets hope people sit up and take note! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Mal

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Member numbers are climbing!!!

    Time to send in those last minute entries for the contest!!

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Andy, nicely done. Agree, all the members and the quest and love for great coffee is what makes this site great. But ultimately it was your idea that created the vehicle that brought us all together. So a big thanks to you. Congratulations!

    Cheers, Andrew

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    great article, Andy! and good pic too ;)

    L

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Congratulations mate,
    a well deserved piece of literary recognition.

    Craig.
    GO PIES.

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    Congrats Andy - you deserve it. Seeing you in the paper today made my day.

    Thanks for bringing us Coffeesnobs.

    Javabeen.

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008


    Made your day?
    It really made my day too!

    After a pretty lousy month today was spent walking with a spring in my step, lots of smiles and standing taller than I have for a long time.

    It might just be a page in a paper to some but it has been a huge injection of spirit to me.

    I look forward to seeing where we drive the CoffeeSnob train from here. Rest assured, it will continue to be a fun trip.


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    Hey I reckon that was one of my bag of beans on the table. ;D

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008


    Because it was a cotton bag with our logo on it Goodies?

    We have a few of those bags (9500+ of them last count)
    ;)

    FYI, the bags on the table were the Harrar Longberry... quickly scooped into some cotton for the picture so they would be about 3.5kg each at a guess so maybe not yours...but close!

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1211236455/30#32 date=1211291322
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    I look forward to seeing where we drive the CoffeeSnob train from here. *Rest assured, it will continue to be a fun trip.
    And I have my ticket!! :D

    Excellent article Andy, this is the start of big things to come.

    -Linda

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Congrats to all on the article!

    Lets hope the site can stay afloat if we get an influx of hits :)

    Otherwise this will be an 80 hour week for poor Andy!

    Cheers
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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    ahhh yes... the 60 hours in the article was website and Snobbery (which is where I am now)... a total of coffee time in a week if you like but it lost something in the translation.
    ;)

    80 hours? *Sure I can do it! *"another doppio coming up".
    although I might have to taper the I.T. off a little to get 80 to fit.

    :)

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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by _moby_ link=1211236455/15#16 date=1211249436
    Its not about when or where the coffee was roasted, but how.
    Did they really say that??
    Is that their attitude? Anything to try and justify selling beans that are stale / old / tired by the time they hit the grinder.
    Sums up what I have believed for a while about many coffee shops that sell beans that were roasted then imported.
    With my Breville 800ES (modified basket) and some freshly roasted beans I can make a nicer coffee than anything you can buy around here.
    Now I have my Domobar and things are taking a quantum leap forward. Serious!
    Buying roasted coffee? NO THANKS!

    Andy, a great article. Well done & keep up the good work!



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    Re: The Age - Epicure - 20th May 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by _moby_ link=1211236455/15#16 date=1211249436
    It also mentions how long the company has been around and asks something along the lines of how many local roasters will still be around in 2121!
    They may boast that theyve been around since the late 19th century - some examples of this coffee Ive had over the years taste as though it dates back to then too! :P



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