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    Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

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    Instaurators great book Espresso Quest will be officialy launched at Liar Liar on the 9th December.

    Time: 6pm
    When: Tuesday 9th December
    Where: Liar Liar, 90 Kinkora Road, Hawthorn, Vic.


    Come see the Espresso Quest book launch, see and maybe try some monkey parchment coffee and hear Nolan crank-out some tunes on those weird round flat black thingies.



    I hope we can get a pile of CSrs there

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    Andy, if unable to make the book launch, ie, live outside of Melbourne, how do we get our hands on the book prior to Christmas?

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    Thats an easy answer....

    <----- BeanBay
    http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au/ViewProduct.aspx?ID=213

    $60 inc GST to your door.
    (free freight and a $2 FairCrack donation)


    We have plenty ready for Santa to deliver all around Oz.

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    Quote Originally Posted by Whereyoubean link=1227449597/0#1 date=1227672058
    Andy, if unable to make the book launch, ie, live outside of Melbourne, how do we get our hands on the book prior to Christmas?
    Launch is a funny term for the event, given that the book has been available for quite some time. You can buy the book from a number of sources, including from CS itself - go into beanbay and click on other stuff.

    Im looking forward to the launch; should be heaps of fun. Instaurator rates the monkey parchment coffee ridiculously highly and has bought quite a lot of it. Hopefully he will be releasing it to the market soon.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Quote Originally Posted by luca link=1227449597/0#3 date=1227673228
    ..............*Instaurator rates the monkey parchment coffee ridiculously highly and has bought quite a lot of it. *Hopefully he will be releasing it to the market soon.

    Cheers,

    Luca

    "Prayers" answered......... https://www.barebean.com/

    Cheers,
    Simon.

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    Is this Monkey parchment like Kopi luwak?

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    ...yes, except it comes out the other end.
    ;)

    It goes something like....
    The monkeys select only the ripe cherry and hold it in their cheeks until their mouth is full. *The then return "home" to eat the fruit and drop the beans on the ground.

    Someone collects the beans from the base of the trees and then it is washed, roasted, sold.

    Monkey spit coffee seems a whole lot more palateable than Civit poo coffee.

    :)

    If there is enough interest in Monkey Parchment coffee then we might even see if we can get some to sell in BeanBay.


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    Hmmm... Need to have a couple of Monkeys myself, then put all my coffesnob beans next to them and get them to pick out the best ones... *;D ;D ;D

    Pity the launch is in Melbourne, anyone know whether theres a Sydney Launch?

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ujaRqLLqCDk


    try the above link, talks about monkey coffee.

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne


    I think I remember mention of a Sydney one but I dont know when (or if its already passed).

    If I hear Ill post it.

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    The Sydney launch has bean and gone.








    Such a bad pun *:P

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    This came around fast... its tonight!


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    What a great launch went well and thanks to Andy for turning up, ROKK ON DUDE!!
    Lets all support Inny and his efforts, definately worth a read and would make an awesome Christma present!!
    Keep on Caffeining on.......The CaFFiend!!!!


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    Yeah it was a great night, Liar Liar is a great venue and well worth a visit.

    Mick Keeley was was banging out monkey parchment coffees all night and a few Kopi Luwak shots on the Robur / Giotto combo.

    Nolan was making more "traditional" coffees for those not keen for "critter coffee".

    Well worth the trip,
    The Monkey parchment is available from: www.barebean.com
    The Espresso Quest is available from: http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au

    The Kopi Luwak is available from a Civit cats bum
    :)





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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    you crack me up Andy.

    "Critter coffee" - love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1227449597/0#12 date=1228883069
    Yeah it was a great night, Liar Liar is a great venue and well worth a visit.

    Mick Keeley was was banging out monkey parchment coffees all night and a few Kopi Luwak shots on the Robur / Giotto combo.

    Nolan was making more "traditional" coffees for those not keen for "critter coffee".

    Well worth the trip, *
    The Monkey parchment is available from: www.barebean.com
    The Espresso Quest is available from: http://beanbay.coffeesnobs.com.au

    The Kopi Luwak is available from a Civit cats bum
    :)

    I had a laugh - rather rough description, but effective

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    "Critter Coffee" was the polite version... I think I was heard calling it "Monkey spit" and "Cat bum coffee" last night.
    8-)

    BTW:
    The Monkey Parchment is very good and well worth trying... near zero acid, great body and full of chocolate and spice. *I think it would get lost in milk but a great espresso for those that dont drink espresso much. *

    The Kopi Luwak was very acidic and I think the two in a blend would be an excellent (albeit expensive) espresso.


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    Maybe its time to try "Human Parchment coffee" (I can be a volunteer for this one if someone can provide the fresh cherries" or "Kopi Human" (Hmm... maybe not this one :o). * ;D ;D

    Anythings possible these days...

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    So how was it?

    The monkey parchment coffee I mean.....

    Mind blowing I hope?

    The hype has been pretty huge, R. Miguel and Inny with the best coffee or
    most exotic, with some of the other coffees around I would be looking for a
    WOW....


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    Err... two posts back:
    ::)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1227449597/0#15 date=1228884673
    "
    ...snip...

    BTW:
    The Monkey Parchment is very good and well worth trying... near zero acid, great body and full of chocolate and spice. *I think it would get lost in milk but a great espresso for those that dont drink espresso much. *

    The Kopi Luwak was very acidic and I think the two in a blend would be an excellent (albeit expensive) espresso.

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    Just checking that there wasnt any WOWs out there...

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    Monkey Parchment = WOW!

    I was fortunate enough to be at the Maling Room on Sunday when Nim cracked open one of his tins for everyone to try. (BTW, the Maling Room have just renovated the coffee counter. It looks fantastic with the refurbished 3 group Synesso and new 2 group Synesso. Access to the pumps etc. is clever too - go and check it out!)
    Anyway, through the Robur & Synesso the MP had a lovely caramel aroma, with great dark red-brown crema. As for taste, it was smoooooooth and rich in texture, low acid, with mild caramel sweetness and mild spiced fruit - beautifully balanced. The finish was looooooooong and delicious - no nastiness at all.
    On Tuesday, through the Robur & Giotto, it was still good but lacked the body and richness, and the crema colour wasnt as deep. The caramel was subdued and the finish wasnt as long or as delicious. Ill repeat - it was still good - but not as good as through the Synesso. That surprised me because I expected more body from the HX, and I suspect it has been roasted with HX in mind. Perhaps the temp on the Giotto was a little low?

    I can thoroughly recommend this coffee (dare I say Im going "Ape" over it ;-P), but given the (justified) cost, make sure you dial your grinder in on a coffee of similar density so youre at least in the zone before you nail the grind with the MP.

    The "Kitty Crap" was ok but, as Mick acknowledged, the roast was a little underdone.

    Thanks to Nolan and his staff at Liar Liar for the yummy food too!

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    Its very interesting because the coffee SL 795 from that region is a good coffee but not outstanding. The picking of the coffee by the monkeys and the enzymes of saliva are claimed to make the product better? This would have far reaching implications for coffee processing in general. Enzymes and fermentation can be reproduced in controlled environments etc. Ill have to stop the questions and get some myself.... Sorry just thinking out Loud...

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    Re: Espresso Quest - Book Launch in Melbourne

    It truly was a fantastic night not only for trying the delightful monkey stuff but also the calibre of people that attended giving you the opportunity to mingle/shmooze...thnx also to Nolan and the Liar Liar crew...i might have to open up my cafe for the next launch/event :)



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