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    Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I snuck a couple of hours at Fine Food today, like all these events there are good bits and bad bits but mostly its a social day out where you get a chance to catch some interstaters and locals for a good chat about life, the universe and of course... coffee!

    8-)

    I hope to drop back into the show later in the week to see the other three quarters that I missed. *

    Here are a couple of pics from today...
    (spent too much shooting mouth, not enough shooting shots)


    First up...

    CS Site Sponsors Bombora - Megan and Bernard with loads of shiny toys!



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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Filters and cleaners...




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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Even more including knock boxes and tamps....



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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Knock-boxes, a huge range of jugs, cupping supplies and the "groovy" bean scoops that CSrs were talking about...



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    Site Sponsors Bombora sell wholesale to many of of our other sponsors, you can see the range of gear on Bomboras web pages...

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1206336082



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    The hard working Chris and Peter at it again on the Cafetto stand!






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    Cafetto gear and the very trick bench saving jug mats,
    silicone rubber and in a range of colours.




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    Most if not all the Cafetto products are available from lots of our site sponsors.




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    Nuova Simonelli had a stand, pretty quick to plug their WBC machine...

    (as you would!)




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    Nuova Simonelli Ardurino
    (I still like the look of this one)



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    Nuova Simonelli grinder with gear-stick tamp.




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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Nuova Simonelli Aurelia behind...



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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Nuova Simonelli Aurelia the business side...




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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Walking past the Tonino Lamborghini Caffe stand I was offered a coffee.

    Overdue for one, I said yes and although I try really hard not to pre-judge a bean by the label... I already knew it was imported, prob stale and didnt expect much.

    Ordering a dopio I was impressed to see "mouse-tails" coming off the NS group handle. *In the cup the crema looked good and the taste? *I was shocked, very sweet, front palate darn good coffee and I think the best Italian import coffee I have ever had.

    I fessed-up to Antony de Fina (co-owner) that I expected it to be 3 months old, stale and disinteresting with more money spent on licencing fees than on the beans. *He told me they work on 20 days from roaster to Oz so its far from old and certainly blended to stand the 3 week period. *

    If you see it around give it a go and let me know if I just got lucky but I suspect its pretty good coffee.




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    Re: Fine Food 2008 - Melbourne.

    Hey fellow caffiends,
    Steve AGI here from Melbourne Coffee Review.
    It was my pleasure to bump into Andy at Fine Food yesterday, actually@ the Tonino Lamborghini stand.
    Not only must I agree with Andys recommendation of the coffee, as I too was sceptical to begin with, but have found that it is quite decent and very enjoyable, well done to Antony and the team for bringing over such a quality product.
    Hats off to Andy though, you really are a TOP BLOKE and KUDOS to you for the whole coffeesnobs concept, truly Im glad to call you a friend and even though you may be a coffeesnob, you are anything but a snob.
    Melbourne Coffee Review are BIG fans of your work!!! Keep it up and keep on caffiening on.........



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