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    Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

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    A friend shouted me a Kopi Luwak at the Coffee Laboratory this morning. (I had it as a short black). I apologise if Im covering old ground here, but could not find this Cafe mentioned as its own subject when I did a search.

    29 Bishop St, Kelvin Grove, 4059
    Open: Mon - Fri 7AM until 3PM ,Sat 9AM until 1PM

    I realise I have probably been a bit slow in visiting the cafe, but other than the fact the Kopi Luwak was a lot nicer than I expected, based on all the hype around it, its a great place to visit just to check out his roaster collection and great stuff he has there.

    Troy was very passionate about the roasters, gave me a run down on quite a few of them, and has a great old French one he is restoring and wanting to get up and running in the near future. The Kopi Luwak is the genuine article, as he has a long history of collecting them personally etc. Due to import restrictions, he brings them in already roasted, and explained what a hassle it became trying to bring them in in their raw state. Apparently most of his supply currently going to Merlo, so we were lucky he had some.

    I wont expose my cupping "greeness" by trying to describe the Kopi Luwak, except I detected a lingering smokey aftertaste. Troy mentioned he really likes the Kopi Luwak Robusta.

    I also had a great slice of toasted Banana Bread, my cafe staple.

    I definately will be going back there again, probably on a Sat morning when he apparently drags out another smaller antique French Roaster onto the pavement, and roasts outside.

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Quote Originally Posted by 7144575E575B7D360 link=1292991808/0#0 date=1292991808
    Troy mentioned he really likes the Kopi Luwak Robusta.
    Did Troy also mention to you that many civets are kept in small cages and force fed just so that they can produce coffee like the one you enjoyed?

    Personally, I think we should boycott this coffee and any establishment that sells it. >:(


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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Ease off off the high horse there Dennis. That is one of the issues we discussed, but thats apparently not the case with his coffee, as they do not use any brokers etc, but pick it up themselves, and have been doing it for a number of years, as he stayed in the region. Apparently brokers are selling so called Kopi Luwak using green beans just rolled in the poo, and making it look like the real thing, but it has not been "processed" as well. So there are obviously a number of issues over and above the one you are unhappy about.

    Anyway Im sure this is a controversial subject, and Im not all that qualified to comment, and neither did I intend to detract from the overall aspect of Cafe.

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A3F2C252C20064D0 link=1292991808/2#2 date=1293003050
    Ease off off the high horse there Dennis.
    Never!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A3F2C252C20064D0 link=1292991808/2#2 date=1293003050
    but thats apparently not the case with his coffee
    Man, if I had a dollar for every time Ive heard someone say something along these lines...

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A3F2C252C20064D0 link=1292991808/2#2 date=1293003050
    but pick it up themselves, and have been doing it for a number of years,
    I didnt realise he flies over to pick it up himself.

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A3F2C252C20064D0 link=1292991808/2#2 date=1293003050
    So there are obviously a number of issues over and above the one you are unhappy about.
    And with so many issues surrounding its production I will continue to refrain from consumption and urge others to do the same.


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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Quote Originally Posted by 6E5B4841484462290 link=1292991808/2#2 date=1293003050
    That is one of the issues we discussed, but thats apparently not the case with his coffee, as they do not use any brokers etc, but pick it up themselves, and have been doing it for a number of years, as he stayed in the region.
    Troy and his farm is FREE Range - Just like teh option for many other things we all buy every day... Eggs or Bacon any one ?

    And yes many of teh places that offer this "Bean" have now jumped on teh FAKE and Caged process to allow them to meet supply and demand. Is that not the way of our Culture ? Eggs or Bacon any one ?

    However just like every thing else including and lets include special rare coffee here....

    It does not mean that every one involved is a crook or that all teh products are rubbish/fake.

    What it means is that if $$$ can be made, then some one will try to take a short cut or water it down or slip in some lower quality items....

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Point taken AM, and for what its worth, my eggs and bacon are either free range or organic, and dont come from producers who also sell caged.

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Quote Originally Posted by 44656E6E6973000 link=1292991808/5#5 date=1293012097
    my eggs and bacon are either free range or organic, and dont come from producers who also sell caged.
    If only I had a dollar for............ *;)

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Quote Originally Posted by 685D4E474E42642F0 link=1292991808/6#6 date=1293013411
    Quote Originally Posted by 44656E6E6973000 link=1292991808/5#5 date=1293012097
    my eggs and bacon are either free range or organic, and dont come from producers who also sell caged.
    If only I had a dollar for............ *;)
    ...youd probably have enough for a cup of your kopi luwak.

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Anyway-----, as I was saying an interesting Cafe to visit, lots of old roasters and coffee related gadgets to look at.

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Quote Originally Posted by 2411020B020E28630 link=1292991808/8#8 date=1293051688
    Anyway-----, as I was saying an interesting Cafe to visit, lots of old roasters and coffee related gadgets to look at.
    YEP...

    Coffee can be at time hit and miss if really busy... But the ambiance and eye candy is worth repeat visits as well as the conversations.

    AM

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    Which roasters are for sale there? Not interested in kopi luwak.

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    Re: Coffee Laboratory - Kelvin Grove

    More a case of antique Roasters on display. Troy appears to collect old roasters, quite a few from Europe and of various sizes. I do not believe they are for sale, but I cant be certain of that. Quite a few are those shown in the "Coffee Sinks, Tea Floats" book. Great little one which has some similiarities with the current "Baby Roaster" currently available, except it has its own heat source and a Clockwork mechanism, rather than a motor. Also the drum is corrugated. Quite a few in working order.

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