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    Perth Gathering for CS - All Welcome!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Cafe Day Saturday April 14th 2pm

    I was pleased with the response I got to my earlier thread so Ive decided to post an invite for a Perth Cafe Day. *

    This isnt a CS Official event just an opportunity for interested forum members to get together.

    The venue is 20 Ashton Rise, Woodvale and I can be contacted on 0433102277 or emailed at wattgn@bigpond.net.au.

    The brief is simple just bring yourself and some freshly roasted beans. *If you arent a roaster please dont be put off as there will be plenty of coffee on hand.

    I will have some tasting sheets and notes for coffee tasting so we can all learn a bit more about coffee.

    One person suggested a demo of the Hottop roaster which I think is a good idea. *Once everyone is there I will start a roast which takes about 20 minutes.

    I have a commercial single group Bezzera so it is a superb machine and I am happy to go through making espresso for those of you who would like some guidance.

    Bringing a snack would be appreciated although again, it is optional so dont feel obliged.

    It should be a relaxed day and a lot of fun. *I decided on 2pm so that people can do their saturday morning shopping as many places close by midday.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    You can reply to this thread or email or phone me as you wish.

    Regards,
    Grant

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    I might be able to come to this, sounds great as this is my weekend off. Have to check with the family to make sure nothing else has been pre-booked. If not then count me in.

    Ill have to roast a few different varieties from my Starter Pack.

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    Goodies, goody goody gum gum.

    Youre most welcome to come and any encouragement to use your starter pack can only be a good thing!

    Grant

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    aaah, what a great way to down ones own coffee at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, logging on to Coffeesnobs and finding that in 7 days... hang on, its Friday! OK, in 8 days, I may repeat the process, with company, and probably of higher standards and morals too :)

    I look forward to sharing my interest without being called a homebody nobody and told to go eat worms :D

    Grant, is it OK if among Perth Pressites we organise a Presso to be present? Id be keen to have you brew my same roast/grind as I do my best on the Presso, to compare with all other variables eliminated, how the machine makes or breaks the cup.

    So far Ive tried to keep things simple (cheap) and repeatable. Im getting through 10kg of green Eth. Yirg. Regarding brewing, Im looking to find if it is like a racing analagy of F1 (80% car, 20% driver), or MotoGP (20% bike, 80% rider).

    Or is it all about soul as Billy Java Joel sang?

    nb: totally fabricated nickname for billy joel, any similarity to truth is merely coincidence, and not intended to promote billy joel record sales through viral marketing of coffee snobs forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoveboy link=1175512126/0#3 date=1175840436
    Grant, is it OK if among Perth Pressites we organise a Presso to be present? *Id be keen to have you brew my same roast/grind as I do my best on the Presso, to compare with all other variables eliminated, how the machine makes or breaks the cup.
    The Presso is an interesting device. Feel free to bring it along, just dont spray the curtains with coffee juice from the pressings...:)

    It should be a good day and nice to have you along!

    Grant

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    Ill be there - cleared my calendar for it!

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    grendel:

    Excellent!

    The event is shaping up well. Ive always been impressed with the bon homie and general enthusiasm of people who attend these events and it is what makes the day.

    It is this positive energy that keeps the planet spinning...:)

    Grant

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    That, and the constant supply of coffee beans. . .

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    rotation of planet earth => continuous supply of CS Green Beans

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    hi id like to be there
    can I just ask if woodvale is near osborne park or furthur up the freeway?

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    Heres a map for you. You have a pretty decent train service between those two spots. One at Glendalough, and one at Woodvale.


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    Wow! *A roasting and Presso demo - what more could a Newbie ask for?!!? (afterall, theres only so much one can learn waching it on You-Tube *;))

    Definitely count me in!

    Ill be heading up from Canning Vale so if anyboday wants / needs a lift, feel free to PM me.

    Cheers,

    Sam

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    Will the lift be provided in a Partridge Family kind of party bus, singing on repeat:
    A whole lot of coffee is what well be drinkin, cmon on get happy!


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    OH MY GOD, the partridge family has escaped!

    I thought the box was locked and at the bottom of the sea!

    He he.

    Should be a good day.

    All are welcome.

    Looking good. Hottop demo, Presso demo and some coffee tasting.

    Excellent.

    Grant

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    All we need now is for Greg to come and show off some of his coffee tampers and we should be set.

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    Im really spewing that I didnt get to make it for the CS day out (and literally spewing I was) I fell very ill the night before and stuff that shouldnt be coming out was coming out at both ends. Im normally a sharing and caring person, but this time Im sure nobody would want me to share this with them.

    I hope to catch up with the rest of the Perth CS at the beanbay pickup though. By the way, how did today go?


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    Twas a great afternoon!

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    Sorry I missed it, was already triple-booked!! :(

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    *:) *Thanks for a lovely afternoon, Grant, great coffee, company and conversation... it was a pleasure to meet all these CSs!

    Next time i will get someone to drive me, so i can help you evaluate the bottle of port!! *;)

    L

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    Hi:

    Well the weather for the cafe day was perfect.

    We had eight visitors

    Sam
    Nigel
    Liz
    Terry
    Andrew and Valeska
    David
    Mike

    We started off with some of Lizs special blend done to perfection in a breadmaker!

    Mike did a demo of the Presso which produced some pretty good coffee albeit with a little bit more elbow grease required than using the Bezzera. *Then again, how well would the 40P fit in your hand luggage?

    I did a demo of a roast on the Hottop which performed well as always. *It is very easy to use and does everthing including cooling the beans to room temperature very effciently.

    We had some lovely snacks brought along and I have just eaten the last of those ginger cookies(burp), thanks Mike! *

    Lots of coffee got made and drunk and the day went really very well.

    Thanks again to all those who made it!

    Grant


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    A great arvo Grant - thanks for the hospitality!

    With everyone there obviously so passionate (and seasoned!) at home-roasting and Barist-ing (if thats a word?) it was an excellent opportunity for a Newbie like me to scamper a little further up the learning curve!

    Thanks again *;)

    Sam.

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    Sam:

    My pleasure I really enjoyed hosting it and will do it again soon!

    When we get a sponsor then it might take place at a shop but there are some advantages too having at someones house.

    It was a pretty convivial gathering and I think it is an event anyone can enjoy whatever their level of knowledge.

    The port helps. Any port in a storm they say. Hell, port any time I say.

    Grant

    PS. Liz the chocolates were/are very tasty. thanks.

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    Grant,

    Thanks again for hosting the day - I had a great time catching up with snobs I knew and meeting those I didnt - I forgot to write down my details on the bit of paper so I might have to send you those in an email.

    It was very interesting trying all the different blends - especially on that Bezzera of yours - what a machine!

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    Mike,

    Nice to have you along. It was a great day and every one who came added to the day in their own day.

    The Presso went well too.

    The Bezzera is a lovely machine. I am attached to it and it has been very easy to live with and it does great espresso for sure.

    Send me your email, I would like to keep in touch.

    Grant


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    Hey,

    Someone left an aluminium tamper at my place on Saturday.

    Grant

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    Thatd be my cheap double ended tamper. . .

    If it is OK with you Terry may swing by and pick it up for me - hell catch up with me at Epic later in the week.

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    Usually there is someone home in the evening but phone first on 93096221

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