tickets ordered, bringgggg it on :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
CoffeeSnobs Beanology 2012
SUNDAY 18th MARCH
and the same sessions also on
MONDAY 19th MARCH
This year CafeBiz will be in Sydney at:
Australian Technology Park
Eveleigh NSW 2015
(easiest access is train to Redfern Station, Exit via Platform 10)
Sessions will be a mixture of presentations, questions and hands-on with plenty of interesting coffees and coffee making equipment available to play with during the day.
One of the most important aspects of coffee is the "Cup Profile" of a specific lot. In order to talk about good quality, you need to start digging into the story and history of that specific coffee. This doesnt stop on the country or the region; there’s a much broader range of variables and information you need to take into account like its complete traceability, process, drying method, and varietals involved. By having a clear picture of these aspects you can expect a certain profile or even have a sense of better blend development and roasting profiles.
Andres Latorre Canon
Latorre and Dutch Coffee Traders
Coffee Roaster Blending Techniques* *
Coffee is blended together by coffee roasters for a variety of reasons. Generally this is done to produce a better beverage than if the coffees were standalone but this is not always the sole intention and blending can be undertaken for a number of other reasons.
These sessions will focus on the reasons for blending coffee and the techniques that a roaster can use to optimise their blended coffee results.
Coffee Roasters Australia
Break --- 12:00 - 1:00 ---
Same Coffee, Different Results.
Using simple equipment and some good software you can get a much better idea of what’s happening inside the roaster and more importantly be able to replicate it next time. In this session we will look at the equipment needed to monitor the roast and will explore the same coffee roasted to different profiles. You will see and then more importantly taste the difference that profiling can make on the same bean during the hands-on component of this session.
Branding & Marketing
Not only does your business have a brand, you also need to identify what your own personal brand is and that should be explored, promoted and then marketed.* This session will be hosted by the founder of Di* Bella coffee, Phillip Di* Bella who has in 10 short years taken the Di* Bella brand to dizzy heights and has an amazing track record in the coffee business of knowing how to efficiently market and build product demand.
Phillip Di* Bella
Di* Bella Coffee
Stovetops aint stovetops...
Craig Hirons going to run a session showing in detail how and why Ottos brewing system is capable of pulling espresso shots, rather than the longer brew we all expect from a stovetop coffee machine. The session will involve detailed discussion around Ottos brewing system, with demonstrations of course.
Additionally, Craig will be demonstrating the new induction cooktop designed specifically for 0tto, and suitable for stainless steel kettles. The induction tops scheduled for launch in April this year.
The ticket provides access to one day of the Beanology sessions and onto the Cafe Biz trade floor both days.
Ticket price includes GST and a $1 FairCrack donation.
...and if that wasnt already amazing value [s] you also get steak knives[/s] every person that attends will get a showbag of goodies and...
One lucky Beanology attendee will win a
Otto Stovetop valued at $795
(thanks to Craig @ Otto for the amazing door prize)
Tickets only available from:
...until sold out.
It should be great fun again.
tickets ordered, bringgggg it on :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
The new venue in Sydney looks great and I think the room we have above the exhibition hall should be perfect for this.
The sessions on the Monday will be the same as on Sunday to allow people to see the competitions and the trade floor as well as spending a day in Beanology.
Its going to be a great couple of days.
Pleasantly surprised that Cafebiz is back in Sydney and I have a chance to participate in the much vaunted Beanology. Ive got my ticket.
almost worth buying a ticket just for a chance at the door prize ;)
The melbourne Beanology was an excellent event, dont miss out on this one
Brilliant - even saved me the expense of the "Shopping trip in Melbourne" bribe that I thought Id be up for :) The reports from last year make it sound like an opportunity too good to miss.
was thinking of going along to this years if it was in melb... looks like im waiting for the next melb one
I do miss celebrate the bean, one and only time i went it was great
Bugger! Im working both days :(
Thanks for putting Beanology on again.
I thoroughly enjoyed last years event and can recommend it to everyone.
Registering here http://www.cafeculture.com/register puts you in the draw for the expobar office control expresso machine
Looking forward to seeing everyone :)
Oh nice, ill take the day of work! Is the event centered around roasting and blending coffees? Or there be other more mundane things about grinding etc?
Is this specifically for people who are in the trade (or wanting to start their own business), or is it for anyone who has an interest in coffee?
No way is Beanology just for the trade or business. Get those tickets and GO. We went last year in Melbourne and we are still learning (drooling) from the great seminar information. Andy put so much effort into the days. We are sure looking at the program for this year that he has it even bigger and better than last year. The speakers so knowledgable. Andy, Phil Di Bella etc etc. The hands on sessions with equipment, the interaction and meeting and greeting other C.Ss. The whole event. Magic. So amazing and mind blowing. You are up with the latest and greatest and some nostalgia. We learnt so much about the workings of our Otto from Craig. Andys gadgets.. the days will pass by so quickly. You will thirst for more. Due to moving to Brissie only 2 weeks ago we cannot go this year to CafeBiz (sadly :( :() but we have booked airfares and accomodation to attend the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in May and we are so looking forward to meeting more C.Ss. there and further increasing our knowledgeof all things coffee.
Go on buy those tickets now. Herbie and Herbiesmissus.
Missed out on last years event. Ordered my ticket and counting down the weeks ^^
Only* 32 Days to go until Cafe Biz Sydney / Beanology* :D
Cafe Culture Magazine is now at the printers. However it can be view as an online flipbook... FREE
Click the on the following link to find out more information about Cafe Biz Sydney,* Coffee Snobs Beanology and much more.
Attendees of Beanology will receive a copy of the Home Coffee Machine Review written by Sean Edwards
Nice showbag bonus!Originally Posted by 113F2C05193233362C3F28295A0 link=1328358469/15#15 date=1329729102
I should also mention to all those people that have already booked their tickets for Beanology...
All pre-purchased tickets will be collected from the door of the Beanology room.
(there wont be any ticket sales on site as the event will sellout)
Sunday is nearly fully booked, Monday has a few tickets left.
I ordered and payed for my tickets on the 6th Feb and had been waiting for them to arrive in the post.Originally Posted by 7659534E370 link=1328358469/16#16 date=1329730899
So we pick them up on the day. Any proof of purchase and/or ID required Andy?
I am really looking forward to this event AND the M.I.C.E in May.* :D
Bring your birth certificate (original) & Passport & 3 credit cards along with your last 2 power bills....
...or just tell me who you are on the day!
Tickets picked up on the day of the event saves a whole lot of hassle with "I left them at home" or "my dog ate my homework" issues on the day.
Its going to be fun, Im looking forward to a great event.
Only 24 Days until Cafe Biz 2012 / Beanology* :D
> Bring your birth certificate (original) & Passport & 3 credit > cards along with your last 2 power bills....
Yeah ... my passport and credit card are in the name of "speleomike" :-)
Perhaps I had better bring my Coffeesnobs membership card.
Ive been counting down the days to Cafe Biz/Beanology, looking forward to catching up with fellow coffeesnobs and lovers of the bean and attending the great seminars on offer. Last years event was utterly brilliant and I often reflect back on those brilliant two days of total coffeeology :D :D :D
see you in Sydney ;) ;) :) :) :) :)
Just to keep you guys entertained between one amazing speaker to another, come and play with the Di Bartoli toys at the Plug & Play area!
Many of you know that all year around, rain or shine, the shiny blinks in Di Bartoli can be taken for a test drive if you heart fancy buying one.
This year, we bring some of the toys to Cafe Biz so you can take a ride and pull a shot. Well showcase some of the the latest addition to our range:
1. The DB Magica: exclusive to Di Bartoli, the most affordable, Bezzera made, stylish E61 HX with the coolest lever taps for steam and hot water
2. The Vibiemme Domobar Junior, the smallest footprint E61 HX, can fit on any bench without compromise on performance
3. Mahlkonig Vario: German sophistication: ceramic blades grinder with 0 clumps and smart auto dose control
4. Mazzer Mini E: durability, precision, style and repeatability, all packed in this all time loved grinder
Fancy playing with a different toy and you cant make it to the store apart from Sundays? why dont you drop us a line and well see if we can bring it to Cafe Biz especially for you! :o
CS Special on the day, so stay tuned here or chat to us on our Facebook page!! :)
See you all there!
Only 12 Days to go until Cafe Biz Sydney.
Still a few spots left in the Beanology workshop :D
heres the latest news
Whats in the showbag of goodies? :D
a Phantom comic....!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;DOriginally Posted by 41055340350 link=1328358469/24#24 date=1331205267
Hey, it aint a proper showbag unless it has one of them! ::)Originally Posted by 647166666D6E626D030 link=1328358469/25#25 date=1331212020
And either a Redskin, White Knight, or Choo-Choo bar.
Or all 3! Preferably with a use by date of over 1 year ago for authenticity.
one week to go... free ticket to cafebiz for all Coffee snobs members... just remember to register at www.cafeculture.com
Cafe Biz Sydney... not long now
:( :( I was really looking forward to going, but now cant... Sunday I have football. (I take photos for the club..) Monday I have Tafe - and Its important to go because its restaraunt class.
Have fun guys!
edit: But on the upside I get to practice my milk and drink a helluva lot of coffee at Tafe!! (cant be wasting the precious coffee now, can I? :D) It aint all bad! ;D
one more sleep and Ill be Sydney bound, the seating layout for Beanology looks great with all attendees having great vision and close to the action--see you on Sunday :) :) :D :D :D :D
Yeah, I really like the U shaped layout, its expensive on space but will work far better than rows of seats.
The Snob Van road trip starts today...
Really looking forward to getting the room setup and ready for Sunday. Should be a blast.
Well I made it... and heres proof.
Building 8 is the entrance to ATP.
Beanology is in the door, up the stairs to the right and follow the signs to room 6A. Ill see you at the front.
The stands in Cafe Biz were bumping in today.
Mark from Coffee Roasters Australia was setting-up his stand and unpacking roasters and Greg Pullman was putting the polish on his display too.
How much stuff can stuff into a Snob Van?
All of this is the answer, from the Tables at the left to the bag grinder on the right all this was in the van. 500kg odd at a guess.
The trip home will be much lighter!
We have what might be the youngest machine in the world at Beanology. Its certainly the youngest in the southern hemisphere.
Greg from Boema has given us a Boema single group and Gino Rossi grinder to use for the two days.
THREE CHEERS FOR BOEMA
This machine was built yesterday!
Fresh off the production line and its pulling some great shots.
Here is the brew area.
The brand new Boema pour over brewers will be making the coffee for my session using the World Cup Tasting ratio of 60g per litre coffee.
Im really looking forward to everyone having a play/taste of some profile differences.
Last pic for now...
This is how the room looked when I left at 8pm.
(it looks like the CoffeeSnob U.N.)
Woo hoo, its ready to go!!!
I hope everyone that got tickets to Beanology have a great couple of days and Im looking forward to seeing how the Cafe Biz floor came together... looked like a lot of trade stands getting ready and the comp area was looking slick too.
Just one sleep to go!
Congrats Andy on a brilliant first day of Beanology, informative and entertaining sessions with plenty of coffee at close hand, Phil DiBella gave an enlightening and passionate address, Cafe Biz down stairs had a vast array of coffee and food displays with plenty of tasty samples on offer ;) :) :) :)
Looking forward to drinking copious amounts of coffee and testing some of Renzos shiny toys in the playroom today :D :D :D :D :D
Double Ditto to that! What an informative and inspiring day!* :DOriginally Posted by 332631313A39353A540 link=1328358469/39#39 date=1332101151
You could have warned us about the weight of the "show bag" though Andy.
Almost took me over the train boarding limits with my 5 kg Beanbay pick up and a Hario Cold Drip from Di Bartoli.
Trekking up and down those platform stairs at Redfern Station took some effort, but the contents and the body got back to Maitland safely.* :P
Thanks again for a great Beanology. :D* :D
Hear, hear. Lots of good info provided. Phils talk, which I thought would be least relevant to me as a home barista, turned out to be one of the most informative.
The Boema worked really well. Good to see that there this Australian marque is still surviving in a GFC world and made quiet a pleasant brew assisted by the Gino Rossi.
The Boema pourovers produced a good smooth brew, enough to discern differences between the various profiles Andy had used. I would suggest one of these and a few airpots you can see in the photo of the pourovers would be the answer to the question about how to cater for large groups without the inconvenience and expense of an espresso machine. Probably good for an office environment as well.
Great effort with the setup. I couldnt stay to the end, but picked up a lot of info.
Also managed to see a lot of sample roasters which may be my next step from my Behmor. I didnt realise there were other variables such as drop in temp, airflow etc.
Your experiment was pretty interesting too Andy. Ive never tried side by testing with different temperature profiles (mainly to the hassles and time it takes to carry out such experiment).
Thanks Andy for the CoffeeSnobs Beanology, although I was there for three hours but it was a very informative three hrs, especially your session .. one bean with four roasting profiles . I am going to get more busier with my HotTop, hope the power bill wont go up too much and neighbour might look over the fence to check why I bake bread late at night often than before. Cant wait for next year Beanology 2013.
Loved Beanology. It was my first coffee conference and I thought it was fantastic. It was especially good to see coffee from different perspectives across the industry. As a home brewer I dont often have the chance to hear the stories of industry people or even the behind the scenes perspectives of cafe owners. Although none of the presentations were specifically about any one occupation in the industry, I thought it was really interesting that they all touched in some small way on the wide range of people that make coffee what it is. I definitely feel like I have an even greater appreciation for coffee! It was also nice to meet other coffee snobers and play with some different equipment.
By the end my wife was even excited about different types of bean processing and espresso machines. I knew shed find it interesting but I was impressed that she got converted!
First thanks Andy for the excellent Beanology. It takes quite a bit of organising to run something like that and everything seemed to run very smoothly. The show bag and the talks were well worth the money.
I stayed for the entire session and learnt so much. Id second flynn_aus comments about Philip DiBellas talk. My wife and I have started up a small business and many of his insights into marketing were helpful to me. I had not expected something that relevant to something else non-coffee related.
Thanks from Mike
Big thanks to Andy, hellofalottawork.
Loved Andys approach to coffee and his discussion on Art vrs Science....enjoyed his humor, approach and reality check, full stop. Little said,a lot learned.
Now for the learning.....one coffee, four,well at least three different flavours, and all four the same colour ????* HOW?
Andres Canon gave a great presentation on cup profiling speciality coffee, and Mark Beaties blending session was structured and super informative. Craig Hirons beautifully designed otto espresso is a credit to his committment and drive.
The chance to catch up with Greg Pullman (Hottop) and sample one of his roasts (delightfully sweet) added to a great day.....not to mention the terrific gear on display and freebie food/drinks.
Thanks again Andy....wish I knew more coffee snob attendees, perhaps next year.
Big kudos to Andy for bringing this to Sydney!
The passion the speakers have for this industry is evident in presentations. It was a shame I could not stay for Craig Hirons presentation.
Great catching up with Renzo and was in awe of this gentleman next to the Di Bartoli stand showing off his wizardy on the siphon!!
Ditto JL! Hope to see the return of Beanology next year! ^^
Throwing my 5c in to say I enjoyed the day as well.
Im not roasting at home but am interested in all things coffee and enjoyed the info.
PS - theres a coffeesnob pen in the bag! I was folding the bag up to use again and the pen fell out - understandable to miss it when theres all that coffee to drool over :)
Awesome feedback, thanks everyone!
It was a great trip for me.* 5 days, 500kg of gear and more than a 2000km road trip from home to home but it was all worthwhile and I look forward to the next one already!*
Huge shout-outs to:
[list bull-greencheck][*]Beanology Presenters: Andres, Mark, Phil and Craig who put in heaps of effort to ensure that the presentations had something for everyone. [*]The wonderful audience that didnt throw rotten fruit when I did my session[*]The* people that traveled from New Zealand, Perth, QLD, Tassie, Victoria, SA and from all over NSW in planes, trains and automobiles.[*]Cafe Biz for hosting the event[*]Cafe Biz staff (one big family really) who were never stressed, were always nice and super helpful from pre-planning till packup[*]Australian Technology Park staff and security who helped with the bump-in[*]CS Site Sponsors who looked after all the CSrs on the weekend[*]All the great CSrs that came with an open mind and left with a few new perspectives and some ideas to try.[/list]
Well done everyone!
A montage of CoffeeSnobs Beanology 2012