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    CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

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    CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 18th

    The May CoffeeSnobs Café Day at bean ground & drunkwas a great day out and members are still talking about it (Thanks Chris!). *This month we have something completely different.

    Jill Adams from the Coffee Academy (at William Angliss Institute in Melbourne) has offered to guide 12 CoffeeSnobs members through a session of cupping our 2 favorite roasts.

    Members will need to bring with them 2 x 250gm samples of their favorite (or just interesting/unusual) home roasted single origin coffees. We should have a few beans of the same origin and will be able to cup and compare our different roasting techniques. *It should be a great day out for the local CS’rs and in the future we hope to have similar get-togethers in other capital cities.

    We suggest that you do your roasting for the session on Thursday 16th June so that all the samples are the same vintage when we cup them.


    WHEN:
    2:00pm, Saturday June 18th

    WHERE:
    William Angliss Institute
    555 La Trobe Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia


    BRING:
    2 x 250gm roasting samples. (roast them 16th June please)
    BRING A SPOON

    HOW:
    [s]Due to the limited places, please send a message to me to reserve your place ONLY if you will be there.[/s]
    All places taken for this event.





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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    The Coffee Academy offers a range of coffee making courses from coffee @ home to the nationally accredited Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee THHBFB12B

    The first step to becoming a ‘barista’ is ABC of Espresso. Follow this with Advanced Espresso and a practice session and you will be well on your way to making great coffee on the espresso machine.
    You can undertake the nationally accredited course – Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee or you may just want to learn some latte art….

    For skilled coffee makers we are now offering a technical workshop, which will give you a greater understanding of the coffee machine and grinder.

    If you just love coffee we have Coffee @ Home and/or an opportunity to visit Coffee plantations in far north Queensland later in the year..


    http://shortcourses.angliss.vic.edu.au/training/coffee_f.html

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Superb idea Andy! I am really looking forward to this. Perhaps we could list the beans were thinking of bringing?

    Im thinking of bringing a PNG Sigri, into second crack. And a Indian Tiger Mountain - just into first.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Cant wait to learn how to properly cup coffee.

    I will bring along Ethiopian Harar Mao Horse and Colombian Pensilvania, both just shy of the second crack.

    Dan

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Sounds great! Im bringing Brazil Macaubas and PNG Purosa organic, both just into 2nd crack ... havent decided if Ill do popcorn or pan roast yet ...

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    OK - I will go for a Tiger Mountain and a Brazil Macaubas. Probably to 2nd for both.

    Andy - let me know if youd like me to do a different combo. Ive just chosen these 2 as there will already be at least one other roast of the same bean there.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Mao Horse & PNG Sigri

    30 secs inside 2nd

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Pablo and Vittoria (left over from the competition)
    ;D


    Andy - let me know if youd like me to do a different combo. Ive just chosen these 2 as there will already be at least one other roast of the same bean there.
    I like the thought but I think we would all be upset if you didnt do a peru! ;)

    Seriously though Brett, which ever you choose is fine my me.

    Im sure that 2muchcoffeeman or Jill will comment here to steer us in the right direction.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1117507637/0#5 date=1117604719
    OK - I will go for a Tiger Mountain and a Brazil Macaubas. Probably to 2nd for both.
    In fact FB, Id dig on you doing the Tiger Mountain particularly - I have had real trouble attaining a roast I really like as a shot with this bean. Would be very happy to compare notes/beans.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    --- All places are full --- It should be a great day out.

    I should have also said in the original post...

    BRING A SPOON.
    (soup spoon or similar slurp-spoon for cupping)


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Aloha (Ive been in Hawaii ;D),

    I will also bring along some Kona (bought pre-roasted) to taste.
    Not sure how old it is, but it has at least been packed in a sealed one-way valve pouch (which I will be opening in about 10 minutes!)

    Looking forward to it!

    Mahalo.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Welcome back Brett!

    Just a reminder to the CSrs attending....

    Today is Thursday ROAST DAY.... so get your best roast efforts happening for the cupping and playing on Saturday.

    Should be a top day out thanks to Jill and Chris from the Coffee Academy.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Another question, we talking 2 x 250grams of Green beans which have been roasted, or 2 x 250gram roasted beans?

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Personally, I was working on 250g once roasted.
    However, since its a bit wet tonight, my roasts might be from the Imex. Well see. Going out to roast now.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Sorry for the lag in reply gents... I got onto the site late tonight.

    The figure of 250gm was just a suggestion from Jill... it wont matter too much either way..... and we will all have a better understanding of the process next time we do this. *;)

    I roasted my beans earlier tonight too... in the Hearthware not the Mezzo due to the small amount needed.


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Yeah - no sweat Andy, I knocked mine out in the popper. In fact I got a new popper because someone at work left one in the kitchen. So I fired them both up last night!

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Ohhhh.... double barreled poppers at 10 paces!

    ;D

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    To Jill and Chris,
    Thanks for hosting today’s cupping, it was an eye opening experience. Certainly along way to go, like develop a palate, I don’t know about anyone else, but I was hanging out to actually drink one when I got home.

    Good to see a lot of new faces too. I was beginning to think Andy was making names up. ;D. Thanks for the delivering the last of the Coffee Club to Andy, I appreciate that.

    To think, this time last year, coffee was dirt out of a jar.

    cheers

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Ditto Boris comments,
    Jill & Chris:
    Thanks for your time, care and patience yesterday.
    Andy:
    Great Event!
    Just underlines the saying: "You dont know what you dont know"!
    I hope we can do repeats of these on a periodic basis, I had a great time!
    (I think on the sophistication scale, my palate ranks just behind "cricket bat" )

    :D

    Tim

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    again, thanks to Chris and Jill. It has been excellent just having the chance to discuss things, and experience other peoples ideas and roasts.

    Great day!

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Id also like to add my thanks to Jill, Chris and Andy. :-) It was a fun afternoon and very informative indeed! Plus it was good to put a few snobs faces (and roasts) to names. ;-)

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Yeah... I would like to second, third and forth that motion. *It was great to catch-up with some more CS faces (over a slurping spoon) and WOW... Chris and Jill were really great teachers. *:D

    Im sure everyone who was lucky enough to be there learnt something that adds to their coffee experiance.

    I took a camera but was so involved in the whole cupping thing that I only got it out at the end of the day when we were all discussing our notes, thoughts, opinions and guesstimates on the 12 coffees...



    Jill attempts to get sense out of 14 CoffeeSnobs who were all fairly wired (even after spitting) 12 coffee samples.



    At the end we all traded beans with each other so we could try some shots at home.

    It was a really great day and we all behaved we enough to get invited back ;D *(we might aim for August)

    I think Ill be booking myself into one of the Coffee Academy courses before then though... great venue, great staff and a wealth of knowledge.

    THANKS!


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Thanks very much for Chris, Jill and Andy for making this event possible, it is a wonderful learning experience for me.

    What are your favorite beans at the cupping? Mine:
    no. 10 (PNG), no. 11 (Bolivia), and no. 4(Harrar Horse).

    The robusta (no. 9) certainly rate a mention too -- surprisingly good!!

    slow

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Glad that you enjoyed the afternoon, fellow coffeesnobs! Hope there can be more.... There are lots of courses to do and things to learn for those wishing to further their coffee education. Have a look at http://shortcourses.angliss.vic.edu.au/training/coffee_f.html and feel free to drop me a line if youd like clarification on any of the courses we run. Another possibility would be a full day (evening or weekend) Advanced Espresso Coffeesnobs only session if we could get together a quorum ;). My newie is pulling shots.....cant wait to get it off the ground *;D

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    Hi all!

    Ill keep the chain going with the Thankyous.

    Another possibility would be a full day (evening or weekend) Advanced Espresso Coffeesnobs only session if we could get together a quorum .
    Sounds like a great idea! Id definately be in!

    Thanks again!

    James

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs Melbourne Café Day June 05

    I have known Andy for a long time and in that time we have ventured into many new paths (wont mention them here ;D)

    One day arriving at his house all I could smell was something burning and smoke coming up from what looked like a popcorn machine with black popcorn ;)

    I bought a popper and suggested to Andy about the jam setter to go on top, that helped.

    So you can see we have been involved in many things and when I got the invite to come last Saturday I was excited.

    I have to tell you that I did a beer course once at the Ballarat University and I was totally useless in telling what had a cabbage smell to another with a grassy smell.

    So here I am standing around a table with around 14 people who had the worst table manners I have ever heard. Me who hates Guiness is expected to judge black coffee ::)

    Asking the gent next to me if they was any milk brought a funny response, couldnt understand why he rolled his eyes and went up the other end of the table :-/

    So by observing what was going on I decided to knuckle down to this black liquid tasting thingy.

    Surprise suprise, I voted mine the lowest. Actually Andy gave mine a high rating so that was good.

    Let me tell you what coffer snobbers do whilst they drive....they eat coffee beans ???

    Here were the two of them comparing roasted beans in a language that I totally didnt understand ???

    Anyway enough of that, I really enjoyed myself. Tasting other fellow roaster coffees was a highlight and I though what a high standard we have here, even though there was no milk!!!!

    Thanks to Jill, who at one stage was going to put her house on the fact that she had identified some obscure black beans as Robusta, she was marvellous and so generous with her thoughts and suggestions.

    A really top day, Im glad I did make it because at one stage I was not going to able to get there..thanks again



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