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    CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th  

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    As mentioned elsewhere I am going to hold a cs day at the roastery. Im looking at a Sat/Sun after 8th Feb. Nothing firm yet lets just see what date gives people enough time to organize themselves. Initially thinking Feb 16 or 17, but Im not set on anything. Saturday we are open so if we held it on a Saturday we would be restricted to a small area in the shop. Sundays well be closed so might be better for using the espresso machine and plenty of grinders.
    Post thoughts, well try fix a date soon.


    DATE CONFIRMED

    Sunday the 17th February
    10am.



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    Sounds good, Saturdays Im working so a Sunday would be better for me.

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    Sunday but we have a coast weekend with boarding school on the second weekend of feb so i might be out of this one sunday souns good though so maybe ill have to check at school.

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    Count me in. Any day is OK but Sunday is best.

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    Ill join the road trip to Yandina, Jason. Either day is fine with me ...

    Cheers,
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    Bugger I would like to come as well but, I live in Perth. I will be in and around your area in June. Can I come and have a play then?

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer

    It looks like Sunday might be a better day then, Ill confirm a date this week.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1200947056/0#5 date=1200980799
    Bugger I would like to come as well but, I live in Perth. *I will be in and around your area in June. Can I come and have a play then?
    Of Course!!!

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer

    Lets have a poll,

    Sunday 24th or Sunday 17th

    Keep in mind that Scotty will be here on Sunday 10th serving coffee so that may require another trip up for many people.

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    whats happening on the 10th?

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    Can do either day though the 24th would be better
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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer

    Not having been to one of these before (if, indeed theres been one), Im not sure what it involves. Can you give us a hint?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatwhite link=1200947056/0#10 date=1201230054
    Not having been to one of these before (if, indeed theres been one), Im not sure what it involves. Can you give us a hint?

    Thanks
    Ive never been either, but Im sure it involves slurping copious amounts of espresso, and hopefully Jason will let us play with some shiny toys (err ... except for his roaster though ::))

    Jason, Im good for either day ...

    Tony

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    Ill set an agenda closer to the time, but these things are very informal and social. The day gives everyone a chance to play on some very nice commercial equipment, meet other like minded peope, discuss any and everything coffee related. Ill also put on a cupping and a byo beans to show off. Just come along for a bit of fun and some good coffee.

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    Thanks for that. Count me in - on either day...

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    Either date suits me.

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    Either date is good for Mr.& Mrs poddy + 2 kids

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    17th suits me better - its my husbands birthday on the 24th (well 25th actually but hes claimed the 24th as his day to choose what we do)

    But Im sure I could do some sweet talking if everyone else wanted the 24th.

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    Im only a possible for the 17th as Feb is pretty tight. The 24th is definitely out as Im on a plane that day.

    Its sure to be a great day in any case.

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    no sorry cant come anymore its not free travel to get there im out.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer 17th Feb

    I think the 17th is now a firm date as 24th requires family duties.

    I will roast some origins that week for a cupping, Im happy to add on any home or favorite roasts to the list. Maybe we can bully Andy into a sample of Wow for the day:)

    Of course the espresso machine will be on, and there are enough mazzers around if you would like to bring some beans.

    If anyone would like to bring a plate it would be welcomed for sure.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer

    Sunday the 17th February at 10am. See you all here.

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    Have a great day!

    Alas, I wont be able to make this one as I need to get a lot of work done this weekend.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    a pity Mark ...

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    Im pretty sure Ill be there:)

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    Gonna give it a miss! But Ill eventually order some beans from Pioneer one day!

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    It looks like Scrub Bull and his herd will take the short stroll south to be there.

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    Should be there :)

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    darn - Ill have to pull out :( Bloody mechanical probs means no wheels for the day >:(

    I trust everyone going has an absolutely wonderful caffeine fuelled day sampling Jasons great roasts.

    cheers,
    Tony

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    Have a good day everyone.

    Wish I could make it. Its a little bit too far from Mackay for a day trip though.

    Jason, I was in for a couple of coffes over christmas and will be back in the first half of the year for one of your Barista courses ( which I contacted you about a month ago). I will catch up with you then!

    Anyone sitting on the fence on this needs to get their butt to Pioneer coffee tomorrow. Well worth the trip!

    Cheers,

    Craig.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th &n

    Tony just bring the van :p

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    Im not going to make it, not happy

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th &n

    Quote Originally Posted by BrighterSide link=1200947056/15#29 date=1203195700
    Tony just bring the van ...
    I couldnt mate! My partner needed it for an all-day event ...

    Oh well, hope everyone had fun - theres always the next one to look forward to :)

    Tony

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    Thanks to Jason, a small group of Snobs enjoyed a very interesting and enjoyable session at Pioneer Roastery today. Jasons knowledge of coffee tasting is impressive and enlightening. The opportunity to *sample the characteristics of six different single origins and have them explained by Jason was terrific.

    An explanation of how to create latte art saw some very interesting results. Lots of photos were taken and lots of coffee drunk.

    Jason, a big thanks and I look forward to future gatherings on the coast.

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    Had a great day too. Agree it was very interesting and the opportunity to taste differnent types of SO and compare was awesome:)

    Also a big thanks to Jason!
    Got 1 photo of our coffee tasting cups on the camera, will post it up as soon as i get it off the camera.

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    Heres the only photo I took.


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th &n

    Danielle and myself enjoyed meeting our fellow coffee snobs and getting to know them better. The tasting session was fun with some Brazil, Ugandan, Colombian and Ethiopian amongst them.

    Only disappointment during the day was the turnout, alas though it allowed a more personal meet.

    As a side note its surprising how many others out there now have gene cafes or at least a pop corn roaster hidden away, it seems home roasting is the new accepted norm and essential piece of kit like tampers.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    Aarrgh, we had no computer for 2 weeks so I missed the final date posted & soddingwell could have made it, but logged on the evening of the coffee day....sob.
    Hope there is another one soon. Ready to try some new grinds.
    We do enjoy our longblacks at the maroochy airport pioneer (even if I have to bring my own cream) & were so looking forward to the roastery tasting day as have some strong likes/dislikes in the beans!
    :)

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    Ive been waiting for the photos to arrive on disk before I posted. It was a good day and hopefully everyone that came along had a good time.
    Here are some photos from the day thanks to official photographer Maura.

    Roger and Dannielle preparing some beans for cupping



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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    Look at my invisible baby...


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    Pouring plungers


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    staring at the espresso machine in disbelief


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs day out @ Pioneer - Sunday 17th *

    Sorry I didnt make it Jason over an hour away with a 4 week old baby it just didnt work out on the day which is a shame cause I wanted some more cups!!



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