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    Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hazbean and I have just had a wee chat and were discussing whether there would be any Adelaide CSs who would be interested in some sort of pick up to keep the cost of beans down as postage takes up a lot of the cost.

    We are both in Belair, but can easily arrange to meet somebody in town etc.

    Not sure of the way we would do this yet but if it cuts down on cost I am sure we could try and work something out with Andy if there is enough interest.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Lucinda

    Im in Adelaide and would love to see a pickup point. The city would be my preferred option, but Id also be prepared to take a trip into the hills if required.

    As this is my first post, Id like to thank the site sponsors and contributors to this forum for such a great resource.
    Since getting into this espresso coffee game (With help from Chris Natoli), Im roasting with the patented "Corretto" setup and absolutely loving it.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Welcome to coffeesnobs Dougie. It seems that all the other states have a pick up point so it would be good for us to have one too.

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    Yep, lets do something about poor old Adelaide getting the short straw.

    I would prefer the hills but hey, anywhere in Adelaide is better than no where.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    poor old Adelaide getting the short straw
    No short straw, just slower than other states to get a few members together to make it happen.

    Find a place, (a home or business that can meet a courier and/or host the pickup day and/or deliver the beans to cafe that you all agree to meet at)

    Get enough people together to order a "bulk amount" (eg: 25kg-50kg)

    and we will create a SA pickup point in the next BeanBay.

    Easy as that.

    :)

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    I am happy to have beans delivered to my house. If we get anough interest than we can sort out a meeting place.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Please PM me also if you are interested in this. If we can arrange a pick up point it will keep our costs down.

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    Sounds like a plan Lucinda!

    Keep the ball rolling and we should be able to get it off the ground for the next BeanBay.

    :)

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    Yep, people can have the choice of the hills pick up at Belair or we can arrange for pick up in the city so no probs there.

    I can just picture myself standing on some corner with my shopping basket serruptitiously handing out calico bags of beans like some drug dealer ;D

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    ...which is what I do each month at a roaming Melbourne venue too.

    Looks very suss.

    :)


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    Late in on this one, but Id recommend Simply Coffee in Kent Town as a suitable place if hes accepting to the idea. Only thing is that he sells greens too so hopefully he doesnt feel hes being commercially disadvantaged by distributing someone elses greens. Peters a bit of a lurker on CS and Ill be seeing him later this week so maybe Ill have a chat to him.

    Ironic how CS Adelaide suddenly gets off the ground once I leave; perhaps I was holding the side back? :)

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Thanks for highlighting this one Greg. I must have missed this one earlier.
    I am a definite green bean at being a coffee snob as I only got my first machine just before Xmas.
    I have not tried roasting beans yet but am seriously thinking of trying it.
    I have even been given permission by my wife to use our Mistral Popper as it has only been used twice. Plus I told her it would be much cheaper to roast my own. Would love to try a Corretto roaster but our breadmaker is missing its paddle and is a Panasonic which I have read is too smart. ;) Might have to check out some Garage Sales or Evilbay for one.
    I have been thinking about getting the starter pack and some greens in the next bean bay.
    I work in the city so that would be my preference as a pick up or Simply Coffee as it is only 15 min walk from town. I am thinking about checking out Simply Coffee on Wed as I have the day off. Or else might wait for a cooler day and go for a walk there.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Well Ill be heading in there Thursday during the morning at this stage so maybe well bump into each other!

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    Ahh well, Thurs morn Ill be back at work and its a bit too far to just sneak out for a bit. :)

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Wouldnt you know it - I have hospital appointments in town wednesday and thursday mornings so cant meet up with either of you then - though Thursday afternoon may be a goer if they get me through the line up fast.




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    Well first login in two weeks and I see there is some Adelaide action!

    When Lucinda and I discussed the idea a while ago, we thought of
    SC, but were reluctant to suggest it due to aforementioned
    potential conflict of interest etc. But if Peter is interested, it would
    certainly be an excellent place to collect beans, meet, and enjoy
    a few coffees in the process.

    Grey: I started roasting with poppers, found without too much trouble
    at op shops or Crime Converters; my wife found two, total of $20. Not
    hard to find a BM that way either. HG was more difficult, so had to
    buy that new, which hurt, but it was only $40. Now completely
    convinced that roasting is the only way to go, not just to save
    money, but to get beans roasted however you want them. Makes
    things a bit easier in this city of over roasted beans :)

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Like I said Ill have a chat with Peter when Im there on Thursday and see what he thinks about the idea. As those who have been there will know, hes passionate about what he does there and his establishment supports this. Im sure if the red tape is dealt with itd be an ideal place, if hes willing.

    Greg

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Thanks Greg -- will be most interested to hear the outcome.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Grey maybe you can make a new paddle for your BM.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    "... maybe you can make a new paddle for your BM"

    which reminds that I have seen a picture in a CS thread of
    a BM with a new paddle, unfortunately cant remember who or when ...

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Thanks Greg for that.

    Hazbean, love the nickname by the way. I had already thought about Cash Converters and we do have one near by so that might have to be on my visit list soon. Have to try and find one that has a decent dough making stage. Already have a Heat Gun, so one less thing to worry about. :)
    I am trying to decide what to do about cooling. So many different ways people use from simpleness of new colanders, to buckets with fans or vacuum cleaners.

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    Did cross my mind but I think it would get me in trouble with my lovely wife. Plus like I said I was a bit worried about using a Panasonic as I have read on here they have issues from stopping when it gets too hot for dough to intermittently stopping during the knead.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    " I am trying to decide what to do about cooling ... "

    Yes there are lots of ways to do it, but keep it simple to start with.

    If youre doing a typical popper batch, say 120g, just dump it
    quickly into eg a shallow metal pan, and toss the beans around.

    Or toss them between two pans or colanders.

    Works fine. Just do a couple of "dummy runs" to figure out
    the technique so you can do it quickly without getting burnt.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Thanks went into Harris Scarfes today and looked at colanders but they only them with short handles and I would have thought moving the from one to other would be easier and less chance of getting burnt if the handles are longer.l

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Quote Originally Posted by hazbean link=1169170850/15#19 date=1171972136
    "... maybe you can make a new paddle for your BM"

    which reminds that I have seen a picture in a CS thread of
    a BM with a new paddle, unfortunately cant remember who or when ...
    Think I recall the poster... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1161066962/45#45 :)

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    ;D
    Dont think I have your skills Greg.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Grey - I have a Breville Country which is an older model of BM - often to be found for sale second hand - they have a 23 minute kneeding cycle and a lack of annoying cutoff features - I have found it ideal.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Thanks for that Grendel thats very handy to know.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey link=1169170850/15#23 date=1171977026
    Thanks went into Harris Scarfes today and looked at colanders but they only them with short handles and I would have thought moving the from one to other would be easier and less chance of getting burnt if the handles are longer.l
    You can pick up cheap strainers (all mesh) from $2 (junk) shops easy enough.
    No handles, but holding them by the rim was never a problem when I used them.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Thanks TG, I just thought handles would make safer and easier.

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    Re: Adelaide CSs Bean bay pick up

    Point taken but shouldnt be a problem.



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