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    World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    World Latte Art Championship
    World Cup Tasters Championship
    Coffee In Good Spirits
    World Brewers Cup
    World Cezve-Ibrik Championship

    June 22nd - 24th
    Maastricht, Netherlands
    www.worldcoffeeevents.org


    8-)

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Maybe we will need to start another thread for the Andy Freeman cheer squad. 8-)

    Good luck to you Andy in the Cezve-Ibrik section of the comp - WOW...Im sure youll be awesome!

    :)

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    I am particularly interested in the
    World Cezve-Ibrik Championship

    Its the style I grew up with

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Yes, should be interesting.

    Not many people know this form of coffee, so it should bring more exposure about Ibriks.

    Saw an earlier footage of Andys form on video.
    Will this event be shown on live streaming?
    If it will be on the same stream channel as the WBC, then would be great if we all join in the chat room to do the mexican wave.


    All the best in advance Andy.
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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 637974756771696363100 link=1307383868/3#3 date=1307431623
    Will this event be shown on live streaming?
    Not sure. The gotcha will be that with so many events on at the same time only one is likely to be live (if any).

    If I hear about anything Ill post it in this thread.

    The schedule is below. Maastricht summertime is GMT+2 so add 8 hours to the times in the schedule for east coast Oz and and 6 hours for WA.



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    Hello from hot and sunny Istanbul. Im sitting in my hotel in "old town" Sultanahmet, over looking the Blue Mosque and listening to the call for prayer.

    Istanbul is a great city, nice people everywhere and even the annoying scammers in the tourist areas are polite enough to leave you alone when told "Im not interested".

    Food here is great, easy to eat too much every day as the food is fresh and yummy. Even street vendor food is save and good.

    Weather is hot as you would expect, 30 degrees most days and around 20 overnight, similar to a Melbourne summer. Copped a bit of sunburn walking around yesterday, which is pretty alien after flying out of a wintery Melbourne airport at midnight.

    Coffee I hear you ask? Ive been hammering Turkish coffee everywhere, nearly all of it is very average but Ive found a couple of back street gems. The best so far was behind Sultan II tomb and maybe the only non Brazil that Ive tried. Seems the whole coffee trade has become run by 3 pre ground suppliers.

    Tea is huge here, 20 to 1 tea drinkers at a guess, and they will drink it all day unlike coffee that is only 1 in the morning and one at night.

    So a great place and ill be sad to leave tomorrow. From here I head to Brussels then a couple of trains to Maastricht. Lots more coffee hunting before then though....
    8-)

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    Maastricht is cold (15c), wet but very pretty.
    They tell me that April and May were warm but most if June has been like this.
    Im pretty sure Im the only one in town with sunburn. :)

    Looking forward to trying some local coffee today, something better than the nescafe gold in the hotel room. I hear a local roaster has a few cafes here so hope to check those out today or tomorrow.

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    So did you pick up anything from Istanbul that will assist you in your comp? A fez, for instance? ;D

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 060C190E0E011513600 link=1307383868/7#7 date=1308607311
    So did you pick up anything from Istanbul that will assist you in your comp? A fez, for instance?* ;D
    I like the way your mind works Flynn! ;D

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    i once had a shishkebeb in Istanbul (about 2001) from a street vendor the night before I got on the plane to Return to OZ.

    it just seemed the right thing to do.... IT WAS A BIG MISTAKE.... the plane ride home was a sorry state of affairs... I had a laugh i feel sorry for those siting near the toilet door...

    funny now i look back on it, an amazing city. Get down into the underground water viaducts if you can, amazing places and nice and cool

    edit: i see you have already gone from Turkey...

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    I feel sorry Maheel, for the fishes in the ocean that gobbled up your entrails thats expelled through the back of plane. ;D

    Dumb question time and i hope its not as dumb as "Whats an Ibrik?, didnt know Apple released a application for the handyman :-?" already asked somewhere, whats a fez Flynn?

    Andy should be well and truly getting settled into the event. In the meantime im trying to get a website that streams live of the event. :P

    Gary at G

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Google is your friend Gary

    ibrik is a copper or brass pot with a handle used to brew coffee in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries.

    A fez is a Turkish hat

    Sorry, too tired to come up with some smart@ss answers. ;)

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Hm, I remember long ago enjoying turkish coffee with cardamon.

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    I nearly bought a fez, but thought it would clash with the Akubra.

    I did grab some stunning coffee gear in Istanbul though, you will have to wait till Thursday to see it.

    I expect there will be some live footage, not to sure what events are covered. I was at the venue an hour ago and it is still very much under construction. Tomorrow it will look very different. I spoke with one gent who was setting up the projectors for the stage, serious gear and it should come up a treat.

    Practice is set for about this time tomorrow and comp for me starts 2pm odd on Thursday (10pm AEST)
    8-)

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    Wow, what a busy day. We had the briefing then spent most of the day doing practice and setting grinders. A great lot of friendly competitors and at least half I know from London last year and Colone the year before. Feels like family.

    Ive just got back to the hotel (near 7pm) and the rest of the night will be spent polishing all the gear I used today, ready for a big day tomorrow.

    Did anyone find the internet feed?
    Seems to be plenty of cameras around all the time so it must be getting streamed somewhere.

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    No luck so far finding live streaming.

    Is there a way you can ask anyone there Andy?

    Gary at G

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    For the live video feed:

    Channel 1 (http://www.livestream.com/WCE1)
    WCE Channel One, featuring the World Brewers Cup, World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship


    Channel 2 (http://www.livestream.com/WCE2)
    WCE Channel Two, featuring the World Cup Tasters Championship, and World Cezve/Ibrik Championship

    Happy viewing! :)

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Thanks Dr Beer,

    Spent last few days looking for it. Was a PITA. :P

    Looking forward to it.

    To try and make it easier for those who are watching this, the schedule is in Netherlands (Amsterdam) time, so depending on where you live, if youre in Sydney or Melbourne, add 8 hours. Perth viewers can add 6 hours to that time. Ive copied and paste the schedule here.

    Thursday, June 23
    8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast for Baristas (ticketed event with Former Champions) Plein 1992, Coffeelovers De Annex
    9:00am – 11:00am Brewers Cup Practice Time Art Bar
    10:30am–12:00pm World Cup Tasters Championship – Semi Finals Round Stage 2
    10:00am – 2:00pm World Latte Art Championship – Round 1 (Part 2) Stage 1
    1:00pm – 5:00pm World Cezve/Ibrik Championship Stage 2

    Friday, June 24
    10:30am – 11:30am World Cup Tasters Championship – Finals Stage 2
    12:00pm – 2:00pm World Latte Art Championship – Finals Stage 1
    2:00pm – 4:00pm World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship – Finals Stage 1
    4:00pm Awards Ceremony Stage 1

    Good luck to aussies Kirby Berlin in the latte art,
    Luca Costanzo in the cup tasting,
    and Mitch Faulkner in the coffee in good spirits.

    Gary at G

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    Wow, today was stress filled. My presentation was nowhere near as good as my 100s of previous run throughs and I was devistated when I left the stage. I got rattled with a grinder problem prior to the start and never really retained my composure.* I then spent the next 12minutes watching all the hours of prep unravel.
    Full credit to any performer who can recover and get back on track, I knew what I needed to do and tried to pull it back but the clock is your enemy when things turn pear shaped.

    Punchline is I came 5th!
    Im very proud to have represented Australia and promise that if I ever get the chance to do it again Ill improve on that performance and result.

    Top Eight in final order...

    1 South Korea
    2 Hungry (a fan of coffeesnobs too)
    3 Greece
    4 Turkey
    5 Australia
    6 Netherlands
    7 UK
    8 Columbia

    Congrats to all the competitors, everyone put in 100% and all were friendly and helpful to one another.* The judges and in paticular Sherif were excellent, supportive and all great for the specialty coffee industry.
    All of the people involved I will consider my friends forever, great coffee people with a huge passion for improving coffee everywhere.

    With any luck we can host them in Australia one day and share with them our love for the bean!

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 5F707A671E0 link=1307383868/18#18 date=1308852107
    Wow, today was stress filled. My presentation was nowhere near as good as my 100s of previous run throughs and I was devistated when I left the stage. I got rattled with a grinder problem prior to the start and never really retained my composure.* I then spent the next 12minutes watching all the hours of prep unravel.
    Full credit to any performer who can recover and get back on track, I knew what I needed to do and tried to pull it back but the clock is your enemy when things turn pear shaped.

    Punchline is I came 5th!
    Im very proud to have represented Australia and promise that if I ever get the chance to do it again Ill improve on that performance and result.

    Top Eight in final order...

    1 South Korea
    2 Hungry (a fan of coffeesnobs too)
    3 Greece
    4 Turkey
    5 Australia
    6 Netherlands
    7 UK
    8 Columbia

    Congrats to all the competitors, everyone put in 100% and all were friendly and helpful to one another.* The judges and in paticular Sherif were excellent, supportive and all great for the specialty coffee industry.
    All of the people involved I will consider my friends forever, great coffee people with a huge passion for improving coffee everywhere.

    With any luck we can host them in Australia one day and share with them our love for the bean!

    Well Done Andy!!!! You are a total legend and a credit to our country! I for one am proud and honoured to have you representing Australia, and to have done so well under that pressure is amazing.

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Well done Andy (but you should have bought the fez).

    #5 Ibrikker in the world is something you can add to your coffee CV

    Its possibly of some consolation that the only other competitor in the Asia-Pacific zone is at the top of the list.

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    Great effort Andy, onya mate!!
    saw you sneak in and take a photo while Kirby was competing!! :) :) :)

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by 6748425F260 link=1307383868/18#18 date=1308852107
    Wow, today was stress filled. My presentation was...
    Youre a class act Andy. Congratulations! :)


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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    You still ended at the pointy end even with a hiccup well done Andy you do us proud [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

    Cheers gra..

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    Wow!

    That is a great result Andy. Proud of you mate.... [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Fifth best in the world out of millions who drink coffee like this every day - Nothing wrong with that.... ;)

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    Nice going Andy! 5th in the world is nothing to shake a stick at!!!


    Java "Congrats!!!" phile

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    Congrats to Luca for his third place in Brewers Cup :) :) :)

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    Excellent job, Andy and Luca, you are both World Class champions!!!

    [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]

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    Congratulations Andy and Luca. Certified legends!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0B2C3A2830430 link=1307383868/27#27 date=1308901574
    Excellent job, Andy and Luca, you are both World Class champions!!!

    [smiley=tekst-toppie.gif]
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    Nothing to sneeze at Andy, congrats :)

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    Excellent result for you too Luca - 3rd place on the planet Earth..... :o

    Pretty darn impressive in my book.

    Boy, have we got some talented people here at CS or what.... 8-) 8-) 8-)

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    Congrats to all who competed for Australia and had fun along the way. Made us proud that this country can be recognized as coffee enthusiasts.

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    Congratulations Andy and Luca!!!!!!!! Very well done!!!!!* :-* You both made us so proud!!!!

    @Andy, May I try your sig drink!!! ;D


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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Thanks all, Ive just checked out of the hotel and am about to start the 3 train and 2 plane trip home. If it all works Ill be home Monday night.

    Roasting Tuesday and some time after that Ill try and get some shots up on the site.

    Sig drink? Sure I expect it will be a regular at the Snobbery for a while.
    ;D
    I made myself one after the comp and if the cezve wasnt packed I would be making one now too
    :)

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    Well done Andy...great stuff! :) ......Man I would have been sweating up on that stage :o

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    Re: World Coffee Events (WCE) Maastricht 2011

    Having difficulty trying to find video archives of this years latte art/cupping/coffee in good spirits and turkish coffee championship.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    Thus far i can only find some random ones from livestream, but nothing that displayed our aussie stars.

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