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    Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

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    I expect that the courier will have the beans into Brisbane 9th March.

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    Well, Im happy to host the event on 10th March again. If nothing else has been arranged of course ??



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    Yippee Belinda!

    I had a good time last time! And as I have managed to get some decaf... and I was getting desperate for some... Ill be there!

    Any cake requests for the 10th? Happy to do anything you like...
    Chocolate espresso? Ginger? Coconut? anything!

    Cheers,

    Meg

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March


    Meg, that espresso choc cake last time was pure diviness ::)

    You couldnt beat that :)


    Belinda


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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Okay then boss!

    Chocolate espresso it is!

    See you there! Any idea on times yet?

    Meg

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March


    Probably around 11:30 again Id say.

    Anyone interested in doing any roasting?? or any other type of demo??


    Oh yes, and a big thanks to Presso again for paying for freight ;D


    Belinda

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    MMMMmmmmm choc espresso, its was great, my flip top head only managed one slice, I will forego break fast this time and get there BANG on 11.30!!!!

    On the demo front: any ideas? Im really keen to work Belindas porter into the conversation.

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    Hmmm... if I send my own beans to Brisbane and fly up to get them can I have a slice of the espresso cake too?

    :)

    Sounds like you guys are getting it all sorted for the 10th. Ill make sure your bean orders arrive well before then.

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1172023229/0#7 date=1172325949
    Hmmm... if I send my own beans to Brisbane and fly up to get them can I have a slice of the espresso cake too?
    :)

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    You are more than welcome Andy :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Presso link=1172023229/0#6 date=1172310838
    MMMMmmmmm choc espresso, its was great, my flip top head only managed one slice, I will forego break fast this time and get there BANG on 11.30!!!!

    On the demo front: any ideas? Im really keen to work Belindas porter into the conversation.

    We can have a porter drinking demo.

    But a porter making demo will take a bit longer. About 6 hours longer :D


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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    hmmm....so whats the procedure?

    This is my first pick-up order so im not really sure what to do...or of the address.

    Can anyone fill me in?


    cheers,

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    Hi Zakal

    Not much to it really. You just come around between the given times on Saturday and collect your beans. You can stay for a chat and a coffee, or not :)

    Andy will send out an email in a day or so with the address to all who are picking beans up.

    Last time a big group got there about midday and had a coffee or 2 and a chat. (see Feb pickup thread).

    Belinda

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    What is the purchase and freight costs of a keg of the Corretto Porter shipped to WA. . .

    :p

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    Could be $000s I reckon :o

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Can you take kegs as carry on baggage? Id be willing to act as a mule!

    On a more serious note:

    I wont be able to make the pickup on Saturday, major agricultural remediation happening in the middle of what looks like devastating rain deluge(sorry everyone in drought) fo rthe rest of the week.

    Im sending number two PRESSO enthusiast Gabriel who will take delivery of as many bags of green been as he can put in his hatchback(maybe we should get a new 10kg bag size Andy?). He will be on his best behaviour, he is quite a busy young chap so he will probably be in and out before you know what has hit.

    My sincere apologies to all at the Bribane pick up. Thanks in advance to Belinda.

    See you next month!

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    Sorry to hear you cant make it Cameron.

    I was looking forward to playing with the Presso again.

    Oh well, next time.

    BTW whats rain? I cant quite remember what what word means.


    The beans have landed safely in Brisbane and shall be placed upon the Beanbay Bed.


    Belinda

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Did someone mention something about an email or PM containing an address. Ive never been before, and ill be sending someone on my behalf this time (had an appointment from last weekend reschedule to this weekend), so i need to know where im sending this person. hehe.


    If anyone can let me know, thatd be great.

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    Andy sent out an email on the 5th. If you missed it somehow you should PM him to resend it to you.


    Belinda

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Just emailed it through again.

    ;)

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    I couldnt make pickup, so hubby did it for me. Will look forward to meeting everyone next time though.


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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Thanks to Belinda for opening her house and holding the beans for us, Cameron for shipping them here and Andy for having a great selection of beans to choose from.

    Sorry i had to pick and run, had a few cat problems, if we only could teach our cat to roast beans instead of fighting the world (around here ) would be a better place, though the vet would be a few $$$$$ short.

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    This wasmy first BeanBay and I just wanted to thank Belinda again for hosting it as well as the coffee and beer. Next time I have to try the Espresso-flavoured beer though.

    And for those that want to know more about my X10 modded Giotto (able to switch on remotely via web/mobile phone)....http://www.coffeegeek.com/forums/esp...achines/265294

    See you all next month.
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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Hi Daniel - if Ive read the instructions on the Giotto correctly, the steam valve should be opened prior to turning on the machine. I guess this has something to do with allowing the boiler to fill correctly.

    How do you overcome this with your setup? Is this an issue?

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Dennis, that is correct. However the instructions only list this step when starting the machine up for the very first time. Meaning, when the boiler is empty, well, full of air. But since the boiler is a closed system it will still be full once you shut the machine off after operation. So there is no need to fill up the boiler once you turn it on again the next time. At least thats what I believe and have observed so far. Feel free to correct me if Im wrong, but for the past 3-4 months that the X10 switch has been installed its been working like a charm. The only thing Im worried about, is the machine is switching off while Im making a coffee. If I happen to do so at precisely 11pm, that is.

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Quote Originally Posted by dcalde link=1172023229/15#23 date=1173569938
    Dennis, that is correct. However the instructions only list this step when starting the machine up for the very first time. Meaning, when the boiler is empty, well, full of air. But since the boiler is a closed system it will still be full once you shut the machine off after operation. So there is no need to fill up the boiler once you turn it on again the next time. At least thats what I believe and have observed so far. Feel free to correct me if Im wrong, but for the past 3-4 months that the X10 switch has been installed its been working like a charm. The only thing Im worried about, is the machine is switching off while Im making a coffee. If I happen to do so at precisely 11pm, that is.

    Daniel
    Thats correct Daniel...

    2mcm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2muchcoffeeman link=1172023229/15#24 date=1173570054
    Quote Originally Posted by dcalde link=1172023229/15#23 date=1173569938
    Dennis, that is correct. However the instructions only list this step when starting the machine up for the very first time. Meaning, when the boiler is empty, well, full of air. But since the boiler is a closed system it will still be full once you shut the machine off after operation. So there is no need to fill up the boiler once you turn it on again the next time. At least thats what I believe and have observed so far. Feel free to correct me if Im wrong, but for the past 3-4 months that the X10 switch has been installed its been working like a charm. The only thing Im worried about, is the machine is switching off while Im making a coffee. If I happen to do so at precisely 11pm, that is.

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    Thats correct Daniel...

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    note to self - read instructions more carefully; drink more coffee

    thanks guys!

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March


    It was nice tostay and have a chat for a while. Thanks again Cameron for sponsoring the pickup.

    Im getting a nice African collection to play with... once I get my coretto setup going. Belinda had a really nice Indonesion/Bali blend which had me thinking I should get moving on the corretto setup.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Thanks again Belinda!

    Your hospitality is so warm and generous!

    Im sorry I (and my cake) arrived a little later and I missed a bunch of people but you just cant rush babies, sleeps and feeds!

    There was talk on Saturday about a bean swap and a roasting day for brisburbians and I (foolishly?) offered the underneath of my house for the occasion. There are some pros and cons to this... but I will start a new thread to discuss.

    Cheers,

    Meg

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    Thankyou Meg, you are too kind.

    Of course a great beanbay pickup cannot happen unless you have great people there, which we did :)

    Was a fun time for sure.

    Looking forward to next time [smiley=evil.gif]


    Belinda

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    As per the general consensus at the beanbay pickup I shall start the Brisbane Beanbay Swap, aimed solely at people in the Brisbane area. So it will be a local thingy really.

    Ill start it in this thread so it wont get lost too easily and well see how it goes.


    Im hoping to swap, an amount, probably ~ 500 grams of each, to get the beans rolling of:


    Ethiopa Ghimbi Organic - from June 06 Beanbay
    or
    Panama Volcan Baru - from Nov 06 Beanbay
    or
    Ugandan Bugisu AA - from May 06 Beanbay

    FOR

    PNG Marogogipe AA
    or
    Zambia AA Lupili Estate
    or
    Honduras Marcala SHG Organic from the this and the previous Beanbay




    Belinda

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Cool Belinda,

    And I just posted the roasting day thread (in news and events) so people can use this day to do their exchanges as well.

    Cheers,

    Meg


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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Hi Corretto,
    I have the Zambia AA Lupili Estate and the Honduras Marcala SHG organic.
    Id be happy to swap 500g of each for some of yours at the roastaganza next weekend.
    Ill post a full list of my holdings soon in case anyone wants anything else.

    Cheers,
    Ken

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    Is there a reason why the beanbay banter thread goes away then comes backa after a while?

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    It always seems here to me (I think) but if I am wrong then perhaps it comes back when a new bean bay is imminent?

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    I had a laugh - its there all the time...just that people only post to these threads at beanbay time

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    I mean when your at the home page you only see 3 things under market square and sometimes 4

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    Re: Brisbane BeanBay Pickup Point - March

    oh, sorry..canthelp with that query other than to say I always see 4

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    Ahh I see... It doesnt show it when im not logged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1172023229/30#37 date=1174906396
    Ahh I see... It doesnt show it when im not logged in.
    sneaky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee Kid link=1172023229/30#37 date=1174906396
    Ahh I see... It doesnt show it when im not logged in.
    Prevents non-member gatecrashers ;)

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