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    Cup Speciality Coffee

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight

    85 Russell st West End

    Definatly worth a visit to check out the Slayer.
    The coffee is pretty darn good too, Ill be stopping in whenever Im over that way. The piccolo was so good I had another :) and the 2nd one had a double rosetta on it.

    Best Coffee on the West End cafe strip IMOP.

    Custom blend with a Probat roaster going in soon to roast their own.

    Highly recommend a visit.

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    dropped by cup specialty coffee today....great coffee served off the slayer. Highly recommended.

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    Ill throw my hat in to this one as well. Dropped by yesterday and had two very delicious coffees. Love the space too, clean, uncluttered and not afraid of its semi-industrial heritage/zoning.


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    Popped in the last week, good espresso and a nice layout. Really looking forward to the Probat L5 arriving.

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    sitting in Cup right now .. free wireless and great espresso from the slayer .. one of my top 5 cafes in brisbane now.

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    Definitely top 5 in brisbane... easily the best at West End. This is going to be my new lunch time coffee spot.

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    Word on the street is that the L5 is up and running!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 233827303D6960510 link=1264234229/6#6 date=1267915270
    easily the best at West End
    big call with venezianos down the road :o, dying to get down there for a brew and check out this slayer! 8-)

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    Cup Coffee are now having public cuppings every second Thursday night from 6pm. Next one is on April 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 435847505D0900310 link=1264234229/9#9 date=1269383638
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    Are you sure????????? ;D

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    As a disclaimer, Ive worked with Josh in the past at Veneziano.

    Im one of those negative nobodies who looks at the pricetag of a slayer/synesso/LM and goes, OMFG #)@%)$(*%$#)%& I wasnt convinced for a little while and found that Cup was a bit inconsistent at the beginning too.

    However, this has become a thing of the past and its great to see the shop grow and the brewing knowledge expand to accommodate the slayers peculiarities (also nice for them to have a fully functional slayer and their own roaster). The past 3 or 4 visits have been pretty spot on, and the last time I was there, the coffee was absolutely superb.

    Its hard to put a price on an experience like this, at first I didnt understand why Josh would lay down the cash to open up his own cafe but I am definitely seeing the light and Im really happy to have it so close by.

    Its an interesting time in Brisbane with smaller cafes and microroasteries able to match and in some areas outdo the big boys in town. Yay Brisbane!

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    Cupping last night was fantastic. There were around 12 people around the table. Everything was set up ready to go when i arrived. Unfortunately i couldnt stick around for drinks afterwards. Maybe next time. Most people were relatively new to coffee so Josh and Mark patiently explained the entire process from start to finish and answered plenty of questions on everything from roasting to the cup of excellence auction process.

    Last night we cupped:

    Los Altos (Nicaragua)
    My notes: Bright acidity, lighter fruits (orange stand out), lingering aftertaste

    El Borbollon (El Salvador)
    My notes: Caramely, very sweet, well balanced, more body than the Los Altos but a little less acidity, clean aftertaste, this was the favoured origin for many people, though i preferred...

    Finca Santa Clara (Guatemala)
    My notes: Dark berries, choc, molasses, interesting complexity, strong body, pleasant aftertaste


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    Cup was rockin this morning, even without the slayer in action. Pourover and espresso were both great. Lovely bunch of guys too.

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    They seem to go from strength to strength... now serving Maleny Dairy gold top milk too, which i believe taste wise is the best milk ive ever had. I dont drink anything else at home. If youre yet to try it, i highly recommend stopping by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 475C4354590D04350 link=1264234229/14#14 date=1300326022
    They seem to go from strength to strength... now serving Maleny Dairy gold top milk too, which i believe taste wise is the best milk ive ever had. I dont drink anything else at home. If youre yet to try it, i highly recommend stopping by.
    Ill definately have to stop in there. Maleny milk is just wonderful and I am annoyed that my local Deli has stopped stocking it!

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    My local Coles stocks it.... but its one of only a few.

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    One of my favorite cafes in Brisbane .. and if youll notice on a Saturday its where all the other cafes barristas go for coffee .. always a good sign!

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    Im definitely going to have to check out Cup. I dont suppose these cuppings are still going?

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    Check the website or call.
    BTW now with a new KVW sprit on the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 456077686539010 link=1264234229/18#18 date=1338273108
    I dont suppose these cuppings are still going?
    Just got an email back from Josh, and no, the cuppings are no longer running unfortunately.

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    Definatley one of the best in Brisbane...Highly Recommended

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSullivan View Post
    big call with venezianos down the road , dying to get down there for a brew and check out this slayer! 8-)
    Well. I dropped in at Cup a few weeks back. And I must say I prefer Venezianos. Granted I have only been once, and I frequent Veneziano's a lot more. So I will have to check at Cup again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David8 View Post
    Well. I dropped in at Cup a few weeks back. And I must say I prefer Venezianos. Granted I have only been once, and I frequent Veneziano's a lot more. So I will have to check at Cup again soon.
    I live within throwing distance of both, in fact, closer to V. I've found over the last say 6 months that Veneziano has dropped off quite a bit. On a quiet day, when your order is taken for a SO Chemex and food. To have a Chemex made with their forza blend "Sorry, we didn't have any filter roast coffee left so we used this" and the food not show up at all, that was enough to make me walk out in disgust.

    The staff at Cup in contrast are friendly, outgoing, and lately, there's a much, much better vibe.

    My .02c anyway.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RisingPhoenix View Post
    I live within throwing distance of both, in fact, closer to V. I've found over the last say 6 months that Veneziano has dropped off quite a bit. On a quiet day, when your order is taken for a SO Chemex and food. To have a Chemex made with their forza blend "Sorry, we didn't have any filter roast coffee left so we used this" and the food not show up at all, that was enough to make me walk out in disgust.

    The staff at Cup in contrast are friendly, outgoing, and lately, there's a much, much better vibe.

    My .02c anyway.

    Cheers,

    Steve
    I have been frequenting West End area alot lately as I am looking to move in there at the end of the year. Would have to agree that Veneziano has dropped off (IMHO) and Cup consistently produces an awesome espresso. If you are there you should definately try there small custard tart...It was to die for! I have frequented both numerous times and the staff at Cup are way more engaging.

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    So is the slayer gone? Or they run two machines now? The best coffee ive ever had has come from that slayer. Although since moving to the city pourboy has kept me from making a lunch time trek back to west end. Josh is a great guy who is very passionate about coffee. I would often walk down from work to check out whats in the roaster at the time, and he would happily sit there talking about the details with all and sundry. I do feel sorry for his wife though because i suspect he would be talking coffee in his sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matlennon View Post
    So is the slayer gone? Or they run two machines now? The best coffee ive ever had has come from that slayer. Although since moving to the city pourboy has kept me from making a lunch time trek back to west end. Josh is a great guy who is very passionate about coffee. I would often walk down from work to check out whats in the roaster at the time, and he would happily sit there talking about the details with all and sundry. I do feel sorry for his wife though because i suspect he would be talking coffee in his sleep.
    Pretty sure it's just the KVDW Spirit. Sexy machine. Not sure what happened to the slayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David8 View Post
    Pretty sure it's just the KVDW Spirit. Sexy machine. Not sure what happened to the slayer.
    Was up there very recently. Very impressive setup, great coffee.

    3gp Spirit on the bench, LM Mistral sitting out the back with the Probat. Apparently the Slayer is on Josh's kitchen bench!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregJW View Post
    Was up there very recently. Very impressive setup, great coffee.

    3gp Spirit on the bench, LM Mistral sitting out the back with the Probat. Apparently the Slayer is on Josh's kitchen bench!!!
    Lucky Josh. That is quite a machine to have in a domestic environment.



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