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    Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

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    Hi All,

    The ABC will be held on Sunday the 29th at the Adelaide Wine Centre. Details are here. There will also be an open heats on Saturday the 28th ... I believe that it will be in Rundle Mall, much to the chagrin of the competitors! I hope that everyone will enjoy the show.

    First Pour in Melbourne will be closed on the 28th - well all be in Adelaide :P

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    I heard the repecharge wasnt being held at Rundle Mall?

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    Aaah; correct - the webpage says that it will be at the TAFE in Regency Park. Yay! No outdoors to contend with!

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Quote Originally Posted by Veneziano Caffe link=1177212987/0#0 date=1177212987
    First Pour in Melbourne will be closed on the 28th - well all be in Adelaide *:P
    Has the beanbay pickup for that day changed to another location Luca?

    -Linda

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Quote Originally Posted by Maccas_chicka link=1177212987/0#3 date=1177218497
    Quote Originally Posted by Veneziano Caffe link=1177212987/0#0 date=1177212987
    First Pour in Melbourne will be closed on the 28th - well all be in Adelaide :P
    Has the beanbay pickup for that day changed to another location Luca?

    -Linda
    Sorry about that, Linda! Whilst theres always an open invite to all CSrs to have a beanbay pickup at FP, I forgot to check this time around. I will make a few calls and organise an alternate venue ... now!

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    The ABC sounds like fun but yes, its a whoops for the BeanBay!

    We will sort another venue and notify everyone.
    (sorry)

    Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1177212987/0#5 date=1177251102
    We will sort another venue and notify everyone.
    Hi All,

    Just to make sure that yall heard, the pickup will be at:

    Cafe Beelzebub
    353 Smith Street
    FITZROY 3065

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    hehehe...short stroll from my gfs house

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    As Andy has said, those that dont catch up with him outside Veneziano are welcome to drop into Cafe Beelzebub to meet him from 1ish...or earlier if youre hungry, just let us know that youre a snob and well look after you with our premium preground stuff ;D

    Drop in Dave, im sure you could teach me a thing or two!


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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Fiend!

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Im very keen to hear news from the ABCs open heats today - if youve been to watch or are there now and on wireless - post yer updates!

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    Yeah bring it on! Go Ness! :D

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    Hey Greg - give them a call!

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    JUST IN! Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29

    Latest news: A good result for Vic!

    At the close of the heats on Saturday the results were as follows:
    1st: Con from Seven Grams whos also a Veneziano barista: 191 points
    2nd: Erin from HQ (a chain of 10 stores in Melbourne): 186 points
    3rd: Cassie from First Pour: 178 points
    (99th: Greg from home with Silvia: 3 points for thinking of turning up! :D)

    This means Con goes into the finals tomorrow and lines up against each of the state winners. Erin will calibrate the machines prior to the comp but doesnt compete.

    Bring on the finals!

    Greg

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Any news on how Sebastian or Ben went? I saw them both at the NSW comp both were going to compete in the open heat...

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    giggled like a schoolgirl top 3 in the open heats were all Victorian baristas. Hope Erin didnt have to restart 3 times like in the Vic finals.

    An awesome result for Con as he was upset he didnt make the top 3 places in the Vic finals only a month ago now.

    Good luck Dave and Con! ;)

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    The ABC is today!!

    Has anyone got the latest news or the names of the finalists yet?? I would love to here how Queensland barista chick Anne Cooper is going - or any news for that matter!

    Hopefully someone there can post some news for us at home.

    Cheers
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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Just in...Cupping competition. Competition details and format at http://www.aasca.com/55.html

    1st - Hazel
    2nd - Luca
    3rd - Wolffy

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Just in...

    Australian Barista Champion is.......Scottie Callaghan!!!!

    2nd - Dave Makin.

    3rd - Anne Cooper.

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Way to go Hazel!

    Good onya Luca.

    Congrats Wolffy.

    EDIT:

    Congrats to all!

    Im glad now that I got to see Scottie perform a few weeks ago.

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Congrats to all those who have competed! Youre pushing the envelope professionalism in Australia.

    I think Emily Oaks article in Crema Magazine Spring 2006 is spot on about how Australia has become complacent about good coffee.

    Lets hope Scottie can add 2007 World Barista Champion to his 2006 World Latte Art Champion title.

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Anne came third!! Wow!!
    Congratulations to all - well done!
    And thanks to Wushoes for giving us the news :-)


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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    It was all relayed to me by Luca via SMS

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    Well then, thanks to Luca too! It was very much appreciated.

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Congrats to all and a big thanks to Wushoes and Luca for keeping us in the loop. Its been fun following it (nearly) live.

    Next year we might have to webcast it from a judges lapel pin cam.
    ;)


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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Should be possible.
    They had cameras at the NSW event with a few laptops around the room for spectators further back to look at.

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Same at the Vic championships...they had 2 large lcd tvs hooked up to a live camera feed. On 2 smaller LCD screens they had espresso shot cams....cool!

    Heres a photo of the shot cam


    Heres a photo of one of the 2 large LCDs


    NB: these were not from the ABC but from last months VBC

    I think I remember from one of the Portafilter.net podcasts, they had a live audio or video feed from the USBC finals.

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    cool photos mate, did anyone take any photos from the comp? i am in the states and missed the competition. does anyone know what position Doug placed?
    cheerz

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Congrats to all and a big thanks to Wushoes and Luca for keeping us in the loop.
    And to Luca and Greg for the update after Saturdays heats! ::)

    ;)

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    Ahh yes, give yourself a pat too Greg.

    :)

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    I had every intention of going and saying hello, until I got the dreaded lurgy...

    snuffle snuffle hack cough hack...

    grumble grumble...

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    Re: Australian Barista Championships - 29th April

    Congrats to Scot, Dave and Anna. Dave set up a nice pour on my machine this afternoon so say cheers to him for me, Veneziano people. :P Also, will just Scot move through to the World Barista championship now?



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