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    I don't think he says Pod coffee is the "ultimate coffee". As I see it he basically says "This is good Pod coffee". I'm never going to know...
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    2 Days Ago
    Seems fair to say that a very large number of Australians use 'Pod coffee' when they drink coffee at home. I would imagine there are more Pod...
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    2 Days Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Them & Us in Off Topic
    Of course the whole business is shot through with hypocrisy. The widespread ownership of shares in the general community has created a conflict of...
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    4 Days Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    Another of my all-time favourites. The incomparable Ross Wilson, a true Aussie legend.
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    4 Days Ago
    That is very funny. I had to stop and think about that. So it is a petrol tanker with that advertising on the side (No, it's full of coffee,...
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    Rocky replied to a thread Them & Us in Off Topic
    "Pitch Black" - great sci-fi movie. The "beggar in the shadows" - makes you wonder what his story is. Ultimately it doesn't matter - he is going to...
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    Rocky replied to a thread Chinese Communist Plot? in Off Topic
    It isn't any different to the playground when you were a kid. There are the bullies who will intimidate you if they can. Sometimes you will have a...
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    1 Week Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Dark Side Encounter. in Off Topic
    OCD, maybe the issue of 'bullying' is a part of this ? There are people - bullies - who instinctively zero into vulnerability and try to exploit it....
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    Rocky replied to a thread Chinese Communist Plot? in Off Topic
    Whilst generally aware of this issue, I have no real insight to it. It would be good if someone could put it into context.
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    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    Alice's Restaurant was a part of my adolescence that I remember fondly. There was a group of us that used to sing it (with three part harmony) in...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Coffee Snob Pets in Off Topic
    Hi Yelta, she is 4 years old and an orphan and is cared for in Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in North Borneo. The Refuge is funded through...
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    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    Not a fan of HipHop/Rap but I don't mind that one.
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    Rocky replied to a thread Coffee Snob Pets in Off Topic
    This is our only claim to a pet. Beryl lives in Borneo and we make a contribution to her support.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    Here is just one song from a guy that is sadly no longer with us and who I consider a musical genius - Warren Zevon. If you are unfamiliar with his...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    ...and better imaginations probably.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    As a lifelong wine aficionado (age 17 yrs on anyhow) I have always been immersed in the quest to identify and describe what I taste in a wine. Even...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Good point Chippy, sensory overkill is a problem in all those areas. With maturity, a proportion of people eventually realise that they are being...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The single-origin El Salvador bean they were using at "The Espresso Room" in Tuggeranon when I was in Canberra was just at the end of the spectrum...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I think the term "third-wave" can be a bit confusing/misleading and I prefer to think about a bean in terms of it's drinking characteristics. I can...
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I thought I liked a 'dark roast' until my Daughter brought this back (more as a joke than anything) from Borneo. I will never forget the...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    Yes Mal, this is another perennial favourite of mine by Joan. I do wish she wasn't so much into "singalongs" however. Many of her best songs are...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Australia Day Awards. in Off Topic
    When I see some of the awards I realise that at a local level, people like me are to blame as we should be nominating the many worthy individuals...
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    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    Here is another Dylan song that I think is best rendered by someone else. "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts". It's long but I think the words...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Look, why not go the whole hog and send some Civets up with the rocket. They can 'sit on the can' as the expression goes and just add value to the...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Ceylon tea fsctory in Off Topic
    Sounds interesting NJD. I don't mind a cup of tea (not passionate about it like my coffee however) and we always have several different varieties of...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Would only work for the "Tinder set" - Baby Boomers would have a heart attack.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    The quality of the microfoam was 100% better than previous. Ridiculous level of improvement. Almost too much to be just technique. I'd like to...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Rocky replied to a thread Music in Off Topic
    You got me going now. Here is another of my all time favourites. Been covered by everyone. This is "classics" territory. Sing along and you'll...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Definitely a Barista with too much time on their hands, or maybe their hands on.... As someone who has never got into latte art I admire anyone...
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Well, I have now done two batches of milk using the new Thermometer and they have both been perfect. Hard to say why the thermometer would make that...
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About Rocky
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Currently retired. Previously Sociologist with Government Dept.
Into coffee, wine, sports cars, watches, art, rock music.
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Central Queensland
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Diadema Perfetta. Rancilio Rocky.
My Standard Coffee Order:
Piccolo Latte & Macchiato.

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