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    Veneziano in The Age

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Check it out: todays Epicure

    My favourite quote, about Peter:

    If he were any more enthusiastic or passionate, hed burst into flames.
    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    yeah i saw that. coffeesnobs gets a mention too in that article!

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    Congrats on the new website Luca and the Veneziano crew- it looks terrific!

    Chris

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    Thanks, Chris. It took a lot of work to get it looking good, but adding content is easy now with the new back end. Im just going through now and adding in all of the news items that spring to mind to bring the archive up to date. The galleries are works in progress as we collate everyones photos. Im hoping to use the news section as a sort of Veneziano blog, putting new items up every week or two, including signature drink recipes!

    It was nice to see CS get a plug in the article, too. The bush to bin to cup course seemed to be quite fun - but I didnt get to hang around to see it that day.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    Great stuff guys [smiley=thumbsup.gif],

    And a great article to boot. I had no idea that Veneziano was somebodys surname :-? and it turns out that its the owners (naturally ::)). The whole venture just has to be successful with a pedigree like that,

    Mal.

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    It seems Im half of a couple looking at a new machine according to the article. Dont remember mentioning a new machine at all *shrugs*

    With regard to the new site, looks great. At least in firefox. Seems to keep crashing IE 6 sp2 at work :-/

    Did you get the feedback I submitted? Just wondering how I get my hands on one of those Koky grinders ;)

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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    Quote Originally Posted by dsgfh link=1182820664/0#5 date=1182922840
    . *Seems to keep crashing IE 6 sp2 at work
    My IE crashes on the Veneziano website too. *>:(

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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    mine too!!! are we not worthy ? :o

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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    Fine with my IE7 ;)

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I just pulled it up on IE6 (.029) without any problems. Ill flick an email across to the tech guys and see what they have to say about it.

    Just wondering how I get my hands on one of those Koky grinders
    Hehehe ... I hear that theyre not as good as Kornys.

    Cheers,

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    pfft... IE... no problems here as its not available in linux :P

    anyhoo, the venez guys are plenty busy with the publicity from epicure. first pour was buzzing last saturday (and it wasnt just the coffe :P) with super-luca holding down the fort.

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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    Here you all are

    The grand tour

    Leanne Tolra
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    What: The First Pour
    Where: 20-26 Bond Street, Abbotsford
    When: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat
    Cost: short black $2.50
    Check out: Coffee-addict paraphernalia

    EIGHT of us are standing around a long, stainless-steel table scattered with mounds of coffee beans from around the world. Were watching Peter Wolff frantically scribbling descriptions of each mounds characteristics beside it, straight onto the table with a black marker pen: "acidic", "chocolate", "fruity" . . .

    Were inside Veneziano Caffes roasting room and Wolff, the companys master roaster, is conducting one of his monthly roasting tours. If he were any more enthusiastic or passionate, hed burst into flames.

    With rapid-fire speech and bouncy good humour, Wolff talks us through coffee history, green-bean origins, grade sizes, geographic location, coffee trends and trivia.

    Theres a lot to take in, but the tour group, most of them here courtesy of the CoffeeSnobs website (www.coffeesnobs.com.au), are tucking titbits of knowledge into sharply tuned coffee memories. Any questions they can squeeze in between Wolffs coffee banter are sharp and purposeful: one young man is looking to set up his own roasting business; another a cafe; a couple is considering a new espresso machine.

    Venezianos roasting business has operated from this Abbotsford location for five years, but this year a trio of business partners set up an adjoining cafe and training school - The First Pour. The trio includes Wolff, business manager Craig Dickson and company founder Rocky Veneziano.

    The cafe is tucked away, but its growing reputation is attracting a steady stream of customers. The bare concrete floors and timber tables are simple enough, but the eclectic mix of caffeine-related paraphernalia lining benches and shelves cries serious coffee venue. And just in case you doubted that, look for the shiny new FB80 La Marzocco espresso machine (its the one used at the World Barista Championships).

    The cafe is staffed by Australian barista champion David Makin, who runs his own barista training school there; Cassie-Anne Lawry, the Danes Gourmet Coffee Institute champion in 2005 and third placegetter in this years Victorian barista competition; and Jesse Hyde from Queensland - Bean There reckons hes another star in the making - who had the company in his sights when he moved to Victoria.

    It is serving its Veneziano Estate coffee, an organic and Rainforest Alliance-certified blend (an eco-label given to farms that meet environmental standards) called Pure and also has the companys award-winning blends Forza and Bella Vita on offer. Theres a rotating range of specialty single-origin blends offered on a chalkboard, too, always expertly made and served with devotion.

    Off to one side theres a roast-your-own-coffee area, with a selection of more than 20 green beans to choose from. Staff are on hand to recommend what to blend and how to roast to budding roasters.

    Its a pretty complete, and very enthusiastic, package.

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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    Ive attached my IE About screen (for version #). It seems I can bring up the front page now, but when I click on a menu item it fails. Its most likely an IE bug, but may be something your developers can work around with the HTML.


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    Heres the crash details... appologies Mods for the size (figured it was justified for helping the guys debug the issue in this case). I can send you the crash txt file if your developers need it (not that it seems to contain much of value). Just PM me an email address.

    I can replicate this consistently in IE, but only on the work machines. My home machine is fine, as is firefox on anything. Happy to help with any other debugging you guys need to do.

    Cheers,
    Michael


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    Re: Veneziano in The Age

    get Mozilla fire fox you will never go back

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    Quote Originally Posted by bintang86 link=1182820664/0#14 date=1183558036
    get Mozilla fire fox you will never go back
    Yep, have to second that [smiley=thumbsup.gif]. Im a bit of a an old crusty when it comes to things computing but have been using Firefox since about version 0.71 hit the streets and I havent touched IE since. Firefox just does way more, is lots more secure and can be customised to suit the way you like to browse, as easy as..... Streets ahead of the M$ wannabe ;),

    Mal.

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    I had a laugh! I actually have firefox & before that I used netscape in preference to IE. But, as a business you cant exactly have a front page that says "if your IE crashes b/c our site triggers a bug in it, go download firefox & try again". Youd like to be able to say it, but your potential customers will just venture elsewhere.

    In this case I suspect the problem is limited to a handful of old IE versions, but I figured it was better to make the guys at veneziano aware of the problem so they could make a concious decision on whether to address it or not.

    So, now Ive said that... Go out & get firefox ;)

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    Thanks for that, Michael. We have set the IT gurus loose on the problem, but they think that it is probably to do with your work server.

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    Actually, it looks like your Windows Profile could be corrupted.

    c:/\/documents and settings/\/%username% This username you use. Id recreate your profile by logging in as an administrator and renaming the folder and relogging in again as your normal username, go back into the renamed "profile", go into Desktop folder and copy your shortcuts back to your new one.

    Then try accessing the site again. One of my biggest annoyances is Windows Profiles. Sooo unstable!

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    Its a bug with the way the specific version of IE renders CSS. Not all 6.0.2900s are created equal ;)
    As I said, probably not a big issue, but worth knowing the cause if anyone else ever has a problem.



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