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    Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

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    2008 Sydney Aroma Festival

    Date: Sunday 6th July
    Place: The Rocks

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1204698257/0#0 date=1204698257
    2008 Sydney Aroma Festival

    Date: Sunday 6th July
    Place: The Rocks

    8-)
    Yay! Cant wait....

    Talk Coffee will be there as usual 8-)

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Well, I guess I now know what Ill be doing on my birthday! :)

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    Hiring a stripper?

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1204698257/0#3 date=1204712422
    Hiring a stripper?
    & naked PFs then ...

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Wine_of_the_Bean link=1204698257/0#3 date=1204712422
    Hiring a stripper?
    ;D ;D ;D Stepped into that one, Dennis.

    Starting the build up to this event early, although definitely worth putting down in bold black ink on the calender.

    Will make the trip in and toast Denniss birthday with a latte or two.


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    Obviously I meant I would be at Aromafest. Hiring a stripper is not my style - for any purposes.

    No matter, I have thick skin...must be why I have a fat belly ;D

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    Ill be there too, except this time around I might actually say "HI" to our fellow CSs. I was too scared last time :-[ :-[ with my lack of coffee knowledge. I feel a little better equipped this time around :)

    Really looking forward to it though. Im guessing most of you guys (Sponsors) will be in the upper deck again?

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    Most certainly we will Yeeza! and I have the feeling youd be a perfect candidate for one of our machines demonstrator rolls with your upgraded coffee making skills...

    This is the time fellows, to pm me with your thoughts of contributing to this exciting day...last year, we were fortunate to have CSs volunteering, sharing their time, energy and coffee passion with us and with the public. Thanks again to: Hazchem, Thundergod, recurve boy,mwatt & nakedbean to be of such a great help and making that day a success!

    Looking forward to a bigger, better Aroma fest this year!

    Ofra & Renzo

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    nice one nunu.
    had to pick myself up off the floor after that one.

    Mal

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Di Bartoli link=1204698257/0#8 date=1205222159
    Most certainly we will Yeeza! and I have the feeling youd be a perfect candidate for one of our machines demonstrator rolls with your upgraded coffee making skills...
    hmmm I could be very tempted... Ill let you know closer to date. ;)

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    3 weeks and counting *8-) 8-)

    It must be about that time for a rollcall for who is planning on being there?
    I am hoping to make it - it has been diarised and as long as the little fella remains well, I will be OK for a day out. The rest of the fam wont be making the journey this time around though, too cold, too crowded. Although this year I feel that we would be spending a lot more time just upstairs hanging out.
    thought Id do the ugly mug thing again to show you who to avoid on the day *;)
    Hope to see some old faces and meet some new ones.


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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon link=1204698257/0#11 date=1213487983
    3 weeks and counting *8-) 8-)

    It must be about that time for a rollcall for who is planning on being there?
    I am hoping to make it - it has been diarised and as long as the little fella remains well, I will be OK for a day out. The rest of the fam wont be making the journey this time around though, too cold, too crowded. Although this year I feel that we would be spending a lot more time just upstairs hanging out.
    thought Id do the ugly mug thing again to show you who to avoid on the day *;)
    Hope to see some old faces and meet some new ones.
    Ill be there with my ECA/Talk Coffee hat on, at the ECA stand all day. Hopefully, Ill be driving a new VBM dual boiler PID bling workhorse! *8-)

    Pop in and say hi if you can...

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    Ill be there upstairs where itll be nice and warm at the Di Bartoli stand with the other dual boiler, Minore II (c/w fridge temp controler, not quite a PID - doh), not so bling, but a workhorse.

    Along with Renzo, Ofra, Michelle and Ben! And a few others too I think. Im so pumped!

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1204698257/0#13 date=1213490820
    Ill be there upstairs where itll be nice and warm at the Di Bartoli stand with the other dual boiler, Minore II (c/w fridge temp controler, not quite a PID - doh), not so bling, but a workhorse.

    Along with Renzo, Ofra, Michelle and Ben! And a few others too I think. Im so pumped!
    You may well get bling YeeZa...http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1213486059/0#0 ;)

    Chris

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    For some reason or other Ive missed it in previous years but this time Im determined to make it. Ive seen the ads that are out and at $1 a cup I think Ill be buzzing at the end of the day.

    Hope to spot some familiar faces in the crowd and stands. Looking forward to it.

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    Hi all

    My wife and I will be attending for the first time. Ill be wearing my CoffeeSnobs card around my neck. If all the snobs there do that well be able to recognise each other in lieu of a secret handshake. So if you see someone with a snobs badge say Hi :-)

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1204698257/0#13 date=1213490820
    Ill be there upstairs where itll be nice and warm at the Di Bartoli stand with the other dual boiler, Minore II (c/w fridge temp controler, not quite a PID - doh), not so bling, but a workhorse.

    Along with Renzo, Ofra, Michelle and Ben! And a few others too I think. Im so pumped!
    Yep, Ill be there hanging out with Di Bartoli and a Giotto.

    Cant wait! *:D


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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Ill be there hanging out at the Di Bartoli stand for the whole day... hope to meet more of you in person! Its been a while since I last saw CSers - think it was the August Cafe crawl... or was it earlier?

    This is me at last years Aroma Fest... Thats THE Andy Freeman on the left and me standing next to him trying to bribe him or something... ;)





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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    I went last year and will try and make it again.

    All I can suggest to potential newbies is GET THERE EARLY!. The crowds by midday are mad because everybody in Sydney thinks they are all coffee connoisseurs and will turn up. ECM and Di Bartolli stands are definitely worth several visits as I have found they serve the best coffee. ;)

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    Ill see you all there.

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Hi All,

    Ill be back in the Country 8-), Ill try to be there. ;)
    It will be good to catch up and meet fellow CSs :)

    Warren.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Jetblack Espresso is very excited to be exhibiting for the first time, so come and say hello, wed love to chat!!

    Deb, Charlie & Irene

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Silly question, but what time does it start/finish on the Sun??

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by fleery link=1204698257/20#23 date=1213746921
    Silly question, but what time does it start/finish on the Sun??
    Not the silliest question as the Rocks website doesnt even have it.... as far as I can tell....

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by YeeZa link=1204698257/20#24 date=1213748433
    Quote Originally Posted by fleery link=1204698257/20#23 date=1213746921
    Silly question, but what time does it start/finish on the Sun??
    Not the silliest question as the Rocks website doesnt even have it.... as far as I can tell....
    If my memory is correct, something like 10am until 5?pm...

    Get in early. The later the day, the crazier it gets.....

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Im hoping that this is not an invite only things... because I really really want to come down for this.

    yes?

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    It is amazing how crowded these Sydney cultural events get. Sydney folk seem desperate for these sort of get togethers. The Italian festival was like turning up at an Inter Milan soccer final, which wasnt much good for us with a jogger pram in toe.

    I believe there is scope for 12 Aroma festivals a year, eg one in Randwick, one at BJ one in Leichardt etc. The paper cups and queues of coffee desperados kind of kills the quality of the coffee.

    Tell me it wont be as crowded as the Italian festival.

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    If the weathers decent its an absolute madhouse.

    If the weathers crap, the overseas passenger terminal is a madhouse.

    Take your pick.

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarz link=1204698257/20#26 date=1213953905
    Im hoping that this is not an invite only things... because I really really want to come down for this.

    yes?
    Fortunately Sarz its not an invite only thing... but just incase - "Youre invited". Good to see you there!

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    The Rocks website now rocks with Aroma

    http://www.therocks.com/sydney-Things_to_do_in_Sydney_at_The_Rocks-Aroma.htm

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    At some point in the Aroma day, therell be a little shoot out happening on the Di Bartoli stand. Itll be a little different to last years.

    So far, Dan (Yeeza), Ben (benandfaith), Renzo and myself will be participating. Were still working out some of the finer details, but its looking like each shooter will take turns to be be given a 5 minute window, in which they produce an espresso and a piccolo and serve them to our judge.

    Our little shoot-out will be judged by the lovely Hazel de los Reyes.

    Not yet sure of the time, but if you are there on Sunday, you could just drop by and ask us ;)

    Ill add more details when I can ...

    Cheers, Michelle

    P.S. Mods, any chance this could get its own thread?

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    Any chance I can have another shot at Ben this year seeing as he beat me last year?

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    Ill get back to you TG ... :)

    Just trying to sort a few details ...

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    Hi all

    I presume DiBartoli and others will be in the "Domestic Coffee Machine Expo" marked D on the map from the Rocks website. D is near the Oversea Passenger Terminal. I havent been to these before.

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by speleomike link=1204698257/20#34 date=1214787956

    I presume DiBartoli and others will be in the "Domestic Coffee Machine Expo" marked D on the map from the Rocks website. D is near the Oversea Passenger Terminal. I havent been to these before.
    Correct, in fact it will be IN the Passenger Terminal. According to Renzo, he will be moving his entire shop there.

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    wow

    I know its always a lot of work to exhibit at these places, and its not cheap for the vendors too.

    Ill prob be able to look at some Macap & Mazzer and other grinders if they are there :-)

    Mike

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    I was supposed to be up for Aromas...but Im going bush bashing with the boys! :(

    Hope you all have fun.

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    I really wanted to be at Aroma but the day job has got in the way and Ill be working on Sunday making it the first one I have missed for years.
    :(

    Hope all the CoffeeSnobs meet-up with each other during the day, dont forget to say gday to all our site sponsors who are exhibiting and staffing stands....

    Bombora, Cafetto, Coffee Parts, CosmoreX Coffee, Cuppacoffee, Diamond C Services, Di Bartoli Coffee Centre, Espresso Company Australia, Jetblack Espresso and Talk Coffee should all be at the rocks on the day.

    ...and please take lots of pictures for this thread so those of us that couldnt get there can see what we missed.

    :)

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    Well really miss you Andy! :(

    When I have some of the chilli/chocolate coated coffee beans (Ive run out of them at the roastery) Ill think of you! ;)

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    Apart from catching-up face to face with CSrs and sponsors (which is always the highlight for me) the gem of last years Aroma was the chilli chocolate beans for sure!

    Most CSrs arrive all excited only to be disappointed with the coffee (not a great environment for anyone to exhibit their best brew) but the social aspect and the toys are always a highlight.

    Enjoy it guys!


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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Well I hope to see some of you guys there tomorrow. If the family (ie the 8 week old and his mum) get a decent nights sleep, and the weather is as good as todays then the entire clan might make it. If not it will be me and maybe Trinity - she is really digging the whole latte art thing!!!

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    Is parking even a possibility? I have to drive as well be on the way to the airport. :-/

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by smokeydeck link=1204698257/40#42 date=1215259191
    Is parking even a possibility? I have to drive as well be on the way to the airport. :-/
    Coming from the Northern Beaches, maybe youd be better off parking on your side of the bridge near a train station, eg. Milsons Point, then take the train across the coat hanger to the Quay, then a quick double back and youre on your way again! ;)

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    Yeah Im wondering too where Im gonna park my car for the whole day without paying a small fortune.

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    I think Ill have to park far away and pack the skateboard in the back and roll to the O/S Passenger Terminal.

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    last year we parked on Harrinton st (under the key west building) it was a $20 flat rate for the day and is about 1 blocks walk from the action.

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    cya all there - ill be inside the terminal all day - slim tall bloke with a slight afro if you dont know me, probably by a Bezzera machine.

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    tap tap tap.....
    so how was it?

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    Re: Sydney - 2008 Aroma Festival - Sunday 6th July

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1204698257/40#48 date=1215336893
    tap tap tap.....
    so how was it?
    How was it? Pant, pant, pant... wait till I catch my breath.

    It was HUGE! Out on the streets, there were squillions of people, queuing up to pay their one dollars for something ordinary at best.








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