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    Coffee Experience at the Good Food & Wine Show 2010

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight

    So who went to the Coffee Experience at the Good Food & Wine Show today?

    http://www.goodfoodshow.com.au/attractions.asp?id=184
    http://www.beanscenemagazine.com.au/

    Dont forget to say hi to site sponsors Genovese Coffee , Pullman Espresso & Tonino Lamborghini Caffe while you are there.

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    Hi Andy and fellow C.Ss.
    We went to the Coffee Experience today. Got kicked out at 6p.m. Had a ball. Blotto on free coffees at C.E. Watched Gwilym do his thing and rubbed shoulders with him. Steve Agi did a great job of M.C. of events. We met and chatted with the talented Greg Pullman. We came away with fantastic beans to try and an Otto stove top. We were blown away with the demo by Craig Hiron and the beutiful coffee produced by this precision machine. Mrs Herbie enjoyed George and Gary. We had a fantastic time in the Coffee Experience. We said hullo to Tonino Lamborghini Caffe. Thank you to BeanScene for this great experience. [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]Genovese was very busy all day. Demonstrations galore of things coffee. Certainly worth experiencing. We will post some photos on Sunday when we are back in the boonies. Herbie :)

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    Re: Coffee Experience at the Good Food & Wine Show 2010

    Good stuff Herbie(s), sounds like a fun day and you are heading home with toys to boot!

    Look forward to seeing the photos too.

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    Was a really good day and great to catch up with a heap of people including Herbie and a few other CSers, as well as Gwilym Davies, the current WBC champion who was down for the weekend. Only person I didnt see there was Andy... cmon, Geelong isnt that far away! :D

    Steve Agi from BeanScene did a great job of MCing the events on the main stage. The green bean roaster got a showing and was quite interesting to see, basically a large fluid bed device aimed at restaurants and the like roasting their own beans to use in drinks for their customers. The guys did a good demo of this on the stage during the day.

    Toby Smith did a good demo of the Mypressi twist - if youre not familiar as I wasnt with this, its a portable manual espresso maker that takes ground coffee in filter baskets as usual, but gets its pressure from soda stream canisters. Interesting innovation and produced surprisingly good results, according to Gwilym who was called up for an impromptu tasting (though Id love to hear what he would have said if it was a really bad shot!)

    I ventured outside the cell of safety that is The Coffee Experience into the food and wine fair proper in which mere mortals endeavour to find fulfilment. In doing so I stumbled across the Nespresso stall. I was intrigued by this system, having heard about it over the years but having never seen one in action. The system is extremely simple - a capsule about the size and shape of one of those 15ml UHT milk containers you get on a Qantas flight goes into a slot, a cover is closed and you push a button. Coffee then comes out. Very simple. However looking at the coffee it produced from that simplicity, its market would seem to be someone looking for simplicity and little else. Without wanting to steal the thunder of the pictures below, Id say blonding started at about 3ml and the shot was probably 80-100ml long! Ill let you make up your own mind as to how it would have tasted, but the two who tasted it walked away saying to each other it was pretty strong. Tomorrow I may even throw on my civvies and take the tastebud challenge myself! :o

    All in all a great day and tomorrow promises to be even better!

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    Re: Coffee Experience at the Good Food & Wine Show 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by 233621233431282829252A440 link=1231509967/381#381 date=1275647026
    Only person I didnt see there was Andy... cmon, Geelong isnt that far away!
    Sorry, was too busy filling bags o beans for the next BeanBay.

    Quote Originally Posted by 233621233431282829252A440 link=1231509967/381#381 date=1275647026
    basically a large fluid bed device
    Im in the middle of putting one into the Snobbery as a "roast your own beans" roaster.

    Were they running a flue on the demo one?

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    Presuming it would be a traditional pipe-out-the-top thing, no, which was interesting because they said in the demo that they needed to be flued (and went as far as to say the necessary flue diameters for the different sized roasters). There didnt seem to be too much smoke, maybe they have an afterburner incorporated? Will ask them about it today unless you beat me to it ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3D283F3D2A2F3636373B345A0 link=1275631320/5#5 date=1275690984
    maybe they have an afterburner incorporated
    Nah, no afterburner, just a high roof there that hid the smoke!
    I asked because I was curious how smokey their demo got.

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    I did see the smoke pouring out from their demo from half-way across the hall at one point. Id seen they had a roast on earlier so knew exactly what it was. It actually surprised me to see they were allowed to run the roaster in there, but I guess there were plenty of other "cooking" demos going on which had no filtering on them either.

    Then again Ive seen them run motocross stunt demos in the same hall before, so I guess the fumes from the roaster arent the worst the place has seen.

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    Re: Coffee Experience at the Good Food & Wine Show 2010

    I went along to the Good food and wine show today and most importantly the coffee experience (where I spent most of my time). It was a great day, lots of coffee consumed along with a few glasses of red ;D

    Great to be able to put some faces to the names of our CS sponsors and got to meet the current WBC Gwilym. The guys at GBC (Jesse & Shannon) put on a great comp demo in the morning and then the Latte art smackdown hosted by Dave Makin was good fun to watch.

    So anyone thinking of going I highly recommend it.

    Ciao,

    IB

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    Asked them and yep they said its not a problem there as theres heaps of space above the stalls. But no afterburner or any smoke reduction system so internally it would have to be flued.

    Good second day, definitely more people than on Friday. Around lunchtime people were packed in like sardines! Can only imagine what tomorrow will be like!

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    I was on the GJ site 3pm - 6pm (most of that time playing with the siphon :D), and the whole experience was fantastic, it was great to see so many passionate coffee geeks in one location. I need to organise to get time off next year so I can be there for the entire event!

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    I am useless at photos. But had a great time on Friday, met Greg (Pullman fame) for the first time and was up on stage tasting one of Gwilyms coffee.

    Did a cupping session at Campos, I didnt even go near Gloria Jeans maybe I should have had a look.

    Not so many people around on Friday, Im pretty sure most of the action was Saturday and Sunday.

    I had fun though.

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    Hi C.Sers,
    Our pictures for you here of the Coffee Experience held last week in Melbourne. BeanScene magazine has posted some great pictures on their website. Memories of a truly fantastic event. We went on Friday and it was the quiet day. We were able to try plenty of free coffees and chat with folks so versed in the art of coffee. It was a magic day. Keen coffee fans were buying ready to plant potted coffee trees. We are enjoying some wonderful coffees from the roasted beans that we purchased. Remember that the World Barista Championships will be streamed live this year from London. June 23 is the start date. Being a C.S. is such fun. Herbie.










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    The pics are so amzing :)
    I like them.
    Im going to join a course learning how to make coffee. What do U think of this?

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    Hi Beankyu,
    You must learn how to make and enjoy a great coffee. There are so many sponsors linked to the C.S. page who will show you how. Left hand side of page is a good place to start. They are so keen and enthusiastic and their knowledge is mind blowing. Go for it. You will not be disappointed. :D The journey through the coffee world is amazing. It never ends. The C.S. website can also teach you so much. 10,000 + members. There is nothing like sitting and enjoying a really great coffee....out in a cafe where they serve such. You will soon learn what is a great coffee and what is a mediocre excuse for one. The home coffee scene is such a thrill too. Roasting green beans or buying brown beans from C.S. BeanBay is such fun. We have C.S. to thank for starting us on our never ending journey of coffee enjoyment. We started with a popper and Chris from Talk Coffee teaching us how at a coffee course at the Coffee Academy . The rest they say is history. Good Luck Herbie.



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