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    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Although weve started trading, its taken a lot longer than I thought it would to organise a "Grand Opening", so apologies for the delay.

    Weve decided on Saturday, the 10th May as the date, between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

    Therell be...


    Scottie Callaghan pouring the shots from our Bezzera Ellisse. *

    Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other treats to eat

    Hopefully well have our new espresso blend, "Defibrillator" ready for the day, but either way, youll get to take some coffee home to enjoy


    It would be great to see as many Snobs and families there as possible, and for catering purposes, it would be appreciated if you would post in this thread if you intend to come along.

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    Re: cuppacoffee grand opening!

    Hey Dennis,

    Looks like youve organised a great day there.

    A new Bezzera Ellisse, eh? Dont think weve seen pics of it yet. 2 or 3 group?

    And getting Scottie Callaghan in to play with it! (You should charge admission. ;))

    Will bring my wife over from our shire to yours for the day. (Hopefully get a few other potential customers there too, see how I go.)

    Thanks Dennis, very much looking forward to it.

    Greg

    PS - "Defibrillator"?!! Wow - sounds like what I need first thing every morning. The TShirt Slogan comp may take a new tack - eg Beans with Spark; Its all right nurse, Im a coffee roaster, etc. (Before you brew, do you have to say "clear!"?) ;D

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    Thats great Dennis, I bit far for me to travel though.

    Hopefully well have our new espresso blend, "Defibrillator"
    You do realise that a defibrillator is designed to STOP the heart, or is that your plan ;D

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    Congratulations Dennis:

    Sorry that we can not go I have to open the store that day, we will catch up soon.

    Good luck that day


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    Renzo, Ofra and Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1206436322/0#2 date=1206487513
    Thats great Dennis, I bit far for me to travel though.

    Hopefully well have our new espresso blend, "Defibrillator"
    You do realise that a defibrillator is designed to STOP the heart, or is that your plan *;D
    Yes, I did know - but you have to stop it to get it started again! ;D

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    A bit slow in reading this, but Ill be there - looks like it will be a great day.

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    MMmmmm...... been waiting for the announcement. Lets see, 2nd child due in the first week of May, wife and bub in hospital for a week, get out and head straight to the roastery so that my sons 1st outing is coffee related...... cant beat that :D ;D

    Seriously though, depending on earlines, lateness etc, we might make it, but I am not holding my breath. Lets face it as much as we dont like to say it, there ARE more important things than coffee ;)

    Im sure it will be a great day, and maybe we might join the fun.

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    I am in a very similar situation to Shannon, as you would know Dennis. So depending on when our second child decides to enter this world (due on the 12th of May) will effect whether Anne and I are there, or how many of us there will be there ;)

    So we are planning to be there!

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    Wow, two new little snobs due so close. Best of wishes, I hope everything goes well for you Brett, Shannon and families!

    Well plan on being there Dennis. Sounds fun.

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    wont miss it, a good cup of coffee to kick start the day.

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    Had a visitor fly in from the ACT today (paid his own way)...said he missed me at the 2020 summit and wouldnt leave till we had a photo taken together.

    Never know who you might see at the opening...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppacoffee link=1206436322/0#10 date=1208853275
    Had a visitor fly in from the ACT today (paid his own way)...said he missed me at the 2020 summit and wouldnt leave till we had a photo taken together.

    Never know who you might see at the opening...
    Gees... wish I knew he was going up.. wouldda bludged a ride with him. Darn!!!

    Great photo though Den! Is that Dudley there with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remy link=1206436322/0#11 date=1208854549

    Great photo though Den! Is that Dudley there with you?
    Yes...isnt that him standing behind Dennis to his right? ;D ;D :D ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoota gal link=1206436322/0#12 date=1208855449
    Quote Originally Posted by Remy link=1206436322/0#11 date=1208854549

    Great photo though Den! Is that Dudley there with you?
    Yes...isnt that him standing behind Dennis to his right? ;D ;D :D ;)
    Does he emit much hot air? ;D ;D

    Gas fired? ;D

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    I think Dudley outshines both of us. ;D

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    Dudley for PM?

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    Why is he smiling? I dont see his other hand.... hmmmmm

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    No! Weve already got a Dudd for PM...;D ;D


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    Re: cuppacoffee grand opening!

    Quote Originally Posted by scoota gal link=1206436322/15#17 date=1208861232
    No! Weve already got a Dudd for PM...;D ;D
    And with the exception of Sir Robert Menzies.... they all have been!!!

    (and even Menzies sold pig iron to the Japanese during the war to make munitions which could be used to kill Australian and Allied soldiers ::))

    Its just the colour of their tie that changes!!!

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    Re: cuppacoffee grand opening!

    If you hadnt guessed already, sparro took the pic. I think he took some more while he was there too...stay tuned...and come along to the opening! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppacoffee link=1206436322/15#19 date=1208864732
    If you hadnt guessed already, sparro took the pic. *I think he took some more while he was there too...stay tuned...and come along to the opening! ;)
    I kneeeeeeeeeeew it!!! That pesky rotten sparro!!! ;)


    8-)sparro 8-)

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    So, this guy comes into the roastery with a big grin on his face and laughed at everything I said.

    Nice bloke, but again, another pic was requested before hed depart...


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    Darn uploader, *>:( >:(..... looks like some of the pixels in your pic were corrupted in the upload. *

    Sokay though,...I fixed it for you. No need to thank me Den. *The pleasure was all mine,........no really.


    hmmm....scary resemblance there................................. *runs*

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    Nice work Remy - that very scarily doesnt look strange.....

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    Ha ha...how about this...


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    Whhhhhaaaaaaaaahaahaahaha thats awesome!! freaky..but awesome!

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    I like Remys one.
    It looks like theyve swapped jumpers after a footy game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1206436322/15#26 date=1209122520
    I like Remys one.
    It looks like theyve swapped jumpers after a footy game.
    Oh yeah.. I see it too,...Dens sporting a Brisbane footy jumper under his robe. You go Dennis!!

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    Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous...

    ;D ;D ;D

    Very funny folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viviane link=1206436322/15#23 date=1209118568
    Nice work Remy - that very scarily doesnt look strange.....
    I know.. Id be worried of I was Dennis. *snort*

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    Re: cuppacoffee grand opening!

    Theres just a little over a week to go till "Defibrillator" is served at the roastery!

    Snobs who attend will need to give me the secret snobby handshake, or something like that, to receive a free pack to take home.

    Approached my banker today with an idea for some additional sponsorship, but he wasnt sure if this would take off....but the crowd seem to think so....


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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppacoffee link=1206436322/30#30 date=1209622796
    Theres just a little over a week to go till "Defibrillator" is served at the roastery!

    ....
    Wow thats interesting news Dennis.
    Next time Im in Sydney Ill have to visit and see if this brew will set mine ( ICD ) off.
    I certainly hope not or youll be chasing me all over the shop.

    Cheers,
    Ken.

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    Hi Dennis,

    Sounds like its going to be a great day. Im a local in the area so plan to drop by and also meet up with some fellow CSers.

    Cheers, Andrew

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    Just a reminder that the opening and launch of "Defibrilator" is on this Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

    Krispy Kreme doughnuts - check!
    Mini Brownies - check!
    Teeny cupcakes - check!
    Strawberry pastries - check!
    Defibrillator coffee - check!
    Scottie Callaghan - check!

    :)

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    All the best for the Grand Opening and launch of Defibrilator Den,.. sounds like a fun time to be had. Wish I could be there!

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    Would love to be there but its a long walk from Adelaide to Sydney.

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    You should have walked Cindy.
    If only to see Scottie juggling.
    Balls not coffee.

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    Dennis, hopefully everything went wondefully well!

    my hat off to you both...raise your glasses/espressos to an exciting, caffeine- fuelled sea-change!

    enjoy the ride! ;)

    L

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    Thanks to all the snobs who showed up today. I hope you all had as much fun as we did, and enjoyed the Defibrillator and Scotts great latte art.

    We had about 100 visitors through the day and it was a great success, so I spent most of my time chatting rather than taking pics. At the end of the day when things finally got quiet, I did manage to take this one...


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    Well, I had a fabulous time at the opening, Dennis and Sue are great hosts, though they didnt have time to stand still very much. Caught up with snobs Id already met and found a great bunch of "new" ones. Scotties coffees were wonderful, and he very obligingly kept them coming.

    Oh, and Dennis new Defibrillator blend is great - well worth coming back for. :)

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    Dennis, thanks for the great coffee, the food and bringing Scottie out... maaaan, he makes pouring latte art so effortless! It was great to finally get the chance to meet some fellow CSers as well so overall an awesome day.

    My wife doesnt drink coffee but given the combination of Dennis new Defibrilator blend and Scottie doing his pours, she had to have one... so thats saying something!

    We had a great time and certainly look forward to seeing more of you guys. Best wishes and success to you and Sue!

    Cheers, Andrew

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    What a wonderful day, thank you Dennis. The blend was great and certainly deserved a big unveiling. Scottie was amazing. Add the scrumptious food and what more could a snob ask for... free beans? Got them too :) I even had a rosetta poured for me by Dennis. 8-)



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    Glad the day went well, coffee, food and friends (new and old)...
    doesnt get much better than that.

    Happy zeroth birthday cuppacoffee!


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    Im glad to hear that the day went well guys. I wish the timing was better so that I could have made it, but alas no rest for the new father!
    Sounds like scottie was a hit, and the new blend might get a bit of a workout which is good.

    I hope that things continue in the fashion for you Sue and Dennis and I hope to be their for the 1st anniversary party!

    BTW if anyone else took pics posting them for the poor souls who couldnt make it would be much apreciated.

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    Thank you very much for the great day, Dennis and Sue. Julie and I enjoyed it your hospitality and the GREAT coffee. And great to meet some more CSers.

    Scotty Callaghan was brilliant, it was a real education to just watch him in action and to listen to him. Such a nice man too. And when he said to someone "Do you wanna know the secret of good latte art?" the whole room suddenly became silent. Ha ha.

    The new Defib blend is a ripper, Dennis. (Goes great with Krispy Kreme donuts too ;D)

    Back to reality, Ive lost my mantle at home for best coffee. Scotty Callaghan has really set a new benchmark as far as quality of whats in the cup and latte art (damn you Scotty!). Ive got some work to do!

    Greg

    PS Sorry, no pics.


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    Re: cuppacoffee grand opening!

    Another pic, as requested.



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    What can i say, the mans got skill.


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    Re: cuppacoffee grand opening!

    Sounds like it was a great day Dennis! I so wanted to make it... but ...sob, I volunteered to host Mothers Day at the last minute... and I had "chores" to do.

    Any more pics?

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    Sorry sparro - I was kind of preoccupied talking to people and forgot to take more pics!

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    Congrats on the great opening, Dennis, sounds like a lot of fun and a foundation on which to grow the business. :)




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