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    BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    This thread is for discussions about the Sydney Pickup.

    We expect with prompt payment (by everyone) that the beans can be in Sydney after the 6th June.

    Previous pickups have been at site sponsors Di Bartoil and CoffeeParts so you could pick one of them or make another suggestion as to where the beans should go.


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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    Hi Andy,
    excuse my dimness in this matter, but how do I proceed- missed out last time! I filled out the form on my postal details this time etc, but when I clicked on green beans, no joy.
    Interested in:
    Guatemalan Huehhuetenago
    Ethiopian *Sidamo Gr 1
    Indian Monsoon Malabar AA
    Sulawesi Torajah Kalosi
    Where are price details, payment options etc?
    Not a stroppy letter, just confused.
    Thanks
    Brett

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    Bean Bay hasnt opened yet Brett- its at midday. Eveything should come up then.

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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    would there be a specified date/time for pickup from coffeeparts or DiB? Or is that a "sort that out later" kind of thing?

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    I dont even know if Coffeeparts or DiBartoli are the pickup points!

    That is really for you guys to sortout.

    It seems silly that someone 1000km away picks the date, time and venue that suits other people. Of course, if the Sydney siders cannot pick a place/time/date then we will make a best guess.


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    I like the idea of Coffeeparts (if theyre willing) - its just around the corner from work *:D

    Looking forward to my first BeanBay purchase :) :) :)

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    Why dont we just alternate each month? I vote for Di Bartoli.

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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    Maybe somewhere a bit more central may be appropriate?

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    central to who though? In all honesty, i live a similar distance from both Di Bartoli & Coffeeparts so Im happy to go with the flow. I know that not everyone is in the same situation!

    If there was any chance we could get the beans there on the 6th, itll be a nice little birthday present for me! :P

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    Although I havent chosen the pickup option this month - I was glad I didnt last month as Coffeeparts didnt look too easily accessible by public transport. When you dont have a car you dont really want to be lugging kilos of beans on foot and thats when Ill most likely choose the pickup option - when the weight of beans makes the express post too hard to justify. I did pickup from Di Bartoli a couple of months ago and that was very convenient - not too long a walk from the station. I guess theres always the option to PM someone who would be happy to pick-up for me and drop them to me at work or home in the future...

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    I vote CoffeeParts.
    Somebody set up us a poll ;)

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    Hi all
    It might be useful to indicate here for the Sydney folks where they work or live roughly. I work at the UTS near Central and live in Thornleigh. I dont drive to work. If CoffeeParts is at Pagewood that would not be good for me. DiBartoli at BondiJn would be better.

    If there are snobbers who can pickup the bags by car maybe they can pickup for themselves and some others. It all depends on what suburbs we live/work in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speleomike link=1179934855/0#11 date=1179974993
    Hi all
    It might be useful to indicate here for the Sydney folks where they work or live roughly. I work at the UTS near Central and live in Thornleigh. I dont drive to work. If CoffeeParts is at Pagewood that would not be good for me. DiBartoli at BondiJn would be better.

    If there are snobbers who can pickup the bags by car maybe they can pickup for themselves and some others. It all depends on what suburbs we live/work in.

    Mike
    Good idea. Im in south-west Syd, near Camden. Will likely pick up the beans by car w/in the week after delivery.

    -Paul

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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    Geographically, Parramatta is the centre of the Sydney Metro Area. Very accessible by public transport from most parts of Sydney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunu link=1179934855/0#13 date=1179976824
    Geographically, Parramatta is the centre of the Sydney Metro Area. Very accessible by public transport from most parts of Sydney.
    Id also be in for something around Para or northwest side of the harbour. Both Dibartoli and Coffeeparts are a long way from where I am in West Ryde. Though if I had to choose Dibartoli would be the better choice for me.

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    Somewhere near Parramatta Station would be ideal -- Im in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains and have to come down by train. But failing Para, Di Bartoli at Bondi Junction is reasonably accessible -=- CoffeeParts at Maroubra is totally out of the question for me.

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    Hi
    My parents-in-law are at Para so I can always drive out there on a w/end to pickup from someones house. West Ryde is not too far from me at Thornleigh either. Para sounds good.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by speleomike link=1179934855/0#11 date=1179974993
    Hi all
    It might be useful to indicate here for the Sydney folks where they work or live roughly. I work at the UTS near Central and live in Thornleigh. I dont drive to work. If CoffeeParts is at Pagewood that would not be good for me. DiBartoli at BondiJn would be better.

    If there are snobbers who can pickup the bags by car maybe they can pickup for themselves and some others. It all depends on what suburbs we live/work in.

    Mike
    Mike, I live behind UTS and work not all that far from Thornleigh (Ryde). Im not tied to my desk and I drive everyday. Unless im interstate i can easily make it to a Pickup and then drop the beans off to you. Im also happy to help out any other CSer who is in these general areas. I can probably include the Sutherland Shire as well as I go and visit my parents every couple of weeks or so and would be happy to drop beans off if need be.

    Plus itd give me an excuse to go down to Grind at Cronulla.

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    Thanks hazchem. I can give you a copy of the invoice so Im sure wherever the pickup place is theyll give you my bags and I can arrange something with you. At least anyhow we can arrange a coffee together. Ill send a PM and contact details to you closer to the pickup date.
    We Sydney siders are organised even if we are stupid enough to accept an APEC party :-)

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    Hi,
    I vote for Di Bartoli. Although I dont live close to it, I had plans to go there around that date anyway. Ill be driving back to the Carlingford-Epping-Beecroft area. If anyone in that area wants me to bring back their order, Ill be glad to pick it up for you. Just send me a PM.
    Cheers,

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    Ill raise my hand for another western towards Parra vote, accoring to NAVMAN Di Bartolis was 47kms from my place so its a 94kms round trip which is why i went postal! Maybe next time we could possibly have someone go pickup the western beans and we meet that person? I work a 4 day on 4 day off shift so might be able to help with some assistance.
    I can see it now... Hi Im here to collect beans... wheres your CS ID Card? oh crap I left it at home!...... AT HOME??? you dont deserve these they will be divided amongst the rest of us MUAHAHAHAhahahahah
    But Im up for ideas cos Im too lazy to drive to DiB or CP!
    Steve

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    Coffee parts is really convenient for me. Also, this may be a dumb question but wouldnt it be smarting to vote on a place before the polls go up and get it decided on? That way we can choose whether to post or not.....

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    SR it probably would be smarter, but as this is my first BeanBay an I live very west of DiB & CP I chose post. Maybe in next ones we can work out something better for all of us sydney folk/...

    going back to my sick corner......

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    Im in the inner west but Di Bartoli would be good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyRoaster link=1179934855/15#21 date=1180052983
    Also, this may be a dumb question but wouldnt it be smarting to vote on a place before the polls go up and get it decided on? That way we can choose whether to post or not.....
    Seems a logical thing to me! I guess that is up to us as members to do that though as Andy said previously on this thread. I decided to get mine posted this time. The advantage of Coffeeparts is that with it being at a commercial site there is parking at the door. I went there last month to get my beans and it hardly took anytime at all from Ryde area, just cost money for the tolls, which it would to Bondi anyway from here. So we should organise a poll for next month with all the suggestions available. Maybe even a cafe day somewhere? (like other states do) I am sure there are a lot of possibilities. We should compile a list of possibilites though in order to make a poll.

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    (nice post... much closer to the idea of the pickup points, CSrs getting together for a chat/feed/coffee and sharing/learning/meeting each other)

    No pressure but you guys have a couple of days to pick one... and a month for the next.

    ;)

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    Im happy with whatever site is chosen.....each is 10 minutes so Ill ride with the concensus.
    Like the idea for the next pickup being a sort of get together though.....

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    Id be happy to have a meet at my place which is in West Ryde, this or next time around. Im sorta wedged between Eastwood and West Ryde, about 1/2 hr walk from either Eastwood, Denistone or West Ryde stations or 15 min from Victoria Rd. Id also be happy to transport the loot (how may kgs are we talking here Andy?) to a local cafe but cant recommend any :(

    This time around tho if we have to chose between DB and CP I would pick DB, mainly as I can take my train nut of a son on a train trip. Looking forward to lugging 10kg of stash back..NOT ;D

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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    Sorry if I missed a post somewhere that says so, but is postage direct to your nominated address still available or is pickup the only option now?

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    Id also be happy to transport the loot (how may kgs are we talking here Andy?) to a local cafe but cant recommend any
    Circa 100 kg in total which might be 2 x 40kg boxes and a 20kg box... the courier pricing is weird... it is cheaper to send the above than it is to send 5 x 20kg to the same address... and if I was the courier moving them around I woud much prefer the smaller ones!
    Either way, its "only" 100kg so not too much for the back seat of someones car.

    Sorry if I missed a post somewhere that says so, but is postage direct to your nominated address still available or is pickup the only option now?
    The "checkout" of BeanBay will give you all the available options based on your order weight but to answer your question, YES, you can still get them delivered to your door via Australia Post express.

    Express Post costs (to anywhere) are:
    $10.00 - 3kg
    $15.00 - 5kg

    The pickup point freight costs are:
    $1.00 - 1kg (SYD, CBR, BRI, MEL, ADL)
    $1.50 - 1kg (PER,TAS)

    Express post is an outstanding service but does cost 3 times the slower courier price.


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    I like the idea of a general get together while we collect our beans, in the greater west of Sydney to accommodate everyone.

    Looking back over the posts this time, there seems to be a majority willing to collect from Di Bartoli, and Mr Macchiato has kindly offered his house as a central collection point. I am also prepared to collect the greens and bring them to a get together, my thought being that Ablas Pastry in Granville could be a good meeting place. Plenty of room, parking in the area and yummy pastries!

    So I guess our choices are narrowing, Di Bartoli or a get together/collection in western Sydney.

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    Hi all

    Albas is probably fine for me too on a weekend if Im home. I presume it would be a Saturday when the place is open.
    I see there is an Alba Pastry at 17 George St Granville and 48 Railway Pde Granville.

    Mike


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    I like the idea of a get together.
    Most places mentioned suit me.
    I didnt but any beans this month, can I still turn up?

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    Does the forum software support a poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyRoaster link=1179934855/30#33 date=1180350753
    Does the forum software support a poll?
    Yep! You can start a poll under one of the other topic headings. Hmm, just noticed you might better be called shireroaster ;)

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    Im confused now...where is the real pick up point, any consensus yet?

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    HD, no, I dont think weve reached a consensus yet.

    In light of that, and to make this easier for Andy, I am prepared to ferry beans from Di Bartoli to a get together if we plan one in the coming days. If we dont then we can all enjoy Renzo & Ofras hospitality when we collect our beans from Bondi Junction.

    How does that sound fellow Sydneysiders?

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    Yes that would be fine, Thanks for offering that hazchem.
    That way Andy has a firm place to ship to and we can work some get together thing in the next week.

    Mike

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    do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazchem link=1179934855/30#36 date=1180400418
    HD, no, I dont think weve reached a consensus yet.

    In light of that, and to make this easier for Andy, I am prepared to ferry beans from Di Bartoli to a get together if we plan one in the coming days. If we dont then we can all enjoy Renzo & Ofras hospitality when we collect our beans from Bondi Junction.

    How does that sound fellow Sydneysiders?
    Thanks Hazchem. Thats mighty neighbourly of you. The pastry place sounds like a nice idea and dangerously tempting too. If you are happy to do that then we should put together a list of names for the West Sydney Drop (new thread?).

    Cheers,

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    Either pickup location is okay with me. Thanks hazchem for infusing some organisation into this...lets hope we can do it soon as Im itching to cup them beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1179934855/30#34 date=1180351019

    Yep! You can start a poll under one of the other topic headings. Hmm, just noticed you might better be called shireroaster ;)
    Thats true... are you from round here too? maybe I need to recruit some locals for a shire pickup point!

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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    After 3 pages of banter in the BeanBay Banter area have you guys settled on site sponsor Di Bartoi for the pickup?


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    Yes please Andy, that would be great.

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    I live in Concord. Id like to see a pickup point further west.

    My first post. :o I finally broke my silence and stopped lurking. :P

    By the way this is a fantastic, informative, supportive forum. Well done Admin Group!


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    Welcome aboard Ali.

    You might want to make your second post in the following thread...

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1180265824

    (next months Sydney pickup)

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    Re: BeanBay June - Sydney Pickup

    Does anyone know where this months beans are going to Di Bartoli or Coffee Parts??

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    Excellent question NB.
    It seems from a couple of posts ago, that Andy will be delivering them to DiBartoli. If not, by all means Im at a loss. If anyone has definitive info, pls let us know.

    Regards,

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    I had just spoken to Olfa and she hadnt been advised so she assumed that they would be going to Coffee Parts......I think our indicission has confused everyone!!

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    GGRRRRRRR.
    Dont annoy DiBartoli and Coffeeparts please.

    The initial post in this thread said:

    The beans can be in Sydney after the 6th June.
    and we do everything we can to make that delivery date.

    People proding and annoying the drop off points will only make it less likely that they will accept deliveries in the future.




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