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« Reply #1175 on: 11/02/2018, 06:40 PM »
Hi guy's,
I have been reading a lot of posts and love the site. Yes l'm a newbie to the coffee world and looking forward to finding answers to a lot of questions around starting a mobile coffee business.
Like many others, l'm tied of working for the man and l'm looking for a more satisfying move towards retirement.

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Nice one Rodney and welcome to the forum!

Im also in the process of setting up and managing a mobile coffee business for someone else - so we can compare notes!

I ran mobile coffee carts in Melbourne and my own cafes before that, so I feel like an old hand, but Im up for a new challenge!

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« Reply #1176 on: 13/02/2018, 09:42 PM »
Hey Pat,
I haven't worked in the cafe/retail industry before but have run my own horticulture business and survived.

To make sure I'm heading down the right path, I'm attending a barista course this weekend to get as much information and instruction I can to ensure this is what I want to pursue.

I am not too sure about the equipment side of things as I was originally looking at the Fracino duel fuel but by the sounds of things it may run too hot for the area it will be situated in the unit I'm using.
Can you suggest a good coffee machine that is suitable for a coffee van? The dimensions need to be similar to the Fracino and the power output that I could run off a reasonable generator.
Anyway, I hope your project goes well.

Rodney

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« Reply #1177 on: 14/02/2018, 12:35 AM »
Hello All...  ;D

Have been a member for a while but haven't posted until today.
Looks to be a very positive coffee community and one that I hope I can make worthwhile contributions towards, over time.

All the best,
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« Reply #1178 on: 14/02/2018, 01:47 AM »
 Hey Mal

Welcome to the forum yes we try to be as positive and helpful as possible here without pushing our own agendas, so please feel free to contribute and ask away with any questions that you might have

And Rodney there's plenty of machines with a similar footprint as the Fracino and indeed the Fracino is in my experience a well built machine that makes good coffee and you can just run it in electric only mode of the outside temperature is too hot

Also I'd swap out the baskets in the coffee handles for something that has been lazer cut as the ones that come with the machine tend to gush coffee which I found was improved greatly by changing to baskets with smaller holes that had been lazer cut such as the VST ones

In terms of other machines its horses for courses. I'd suggest going to a machine showroom if possible and having a look at what's out there

If you're going to plonk circa $10k down on a machine then you may as well go the extra mileage and take a good look around for yourself

Trade shows are also a good way to stay up to date with what's happening with equipment

You can't go too far wrong really so long as the build quality is good and you'll probably end up upgrading equipment in a couple of years time anyway as this is usually how it goes

Maybe have a chat with Paul from K Bean coffee he's on the forum and one of our site sponsors he sells machines for a living so he may be able to help you with the decision making process

Or feel free to hit up any of our other sponsors for an in depth discussion!

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« Reply #1179 on: 14/02/2018, 10:10 AM »
Welcome all.
It’s great to see more joining in and also, some old friends from other places.
I’m sure you’ll all enjoy this forum so please post away :)
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« Reply #1180 on: 14/02/2018, 11:18 AM »


Hello All...  ;D

Have been a member for a while but haven't posted until today.
Looks to be a very positive coffee community and one that I hope I can make worthwhile contributions towards, over time.

All the best,
Mal.

Ah G'day Mal! Awesome to see ya here :) welcome! Yeah I quite enjoy this forum too, lovely folk!
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« Reply #1181 on: 14/02/2018, 04:24 PM »
Thanks much for the greetings...  8)

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« Reply #1182 on: 14/02/2018, 04:49 PM »
Welcome Mal.
It's great to see you spending some time over here.
I know you have been an active, high contributor to coffee forums for more than a decade, with a special kind of patience to help those newbie's navigate through their early home roasting journey.
We hope you can share some of that considerable coffee wisdom.

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« Reply #1183 on: 17/02/2018, 12:07 AM »
Thanks mate...  ;)

I really enjoy helping others to get the best out of this terrific pastime, and will definitely spend more time in Coffee Forum with the aim of doing that, and of course, learning plenty along the way for myself. Never stop learning things about coffee...  :)

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« Reply #1184 on: 17/02/2018, 07:15 PM »
Hi Dimal, welcome, good to have you on board!

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« Reply #1185 on: 16/03/2018, 10:27 PM »
Hello Rodney,
i am working at the company which builds this carts. Please feel free use as inspiration about connection and everything this page

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If you will need some advice how to build by your own, you can ask about anything. We will be happy to advise you.

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« Reply #1186 on: 17/03/2018, 01:17 PM »
I'm a bit slow on the uptake  being very busy with work... Welcome wonderful new members. Thanks in advance for your expertise and contributions.
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« Reply #1187 on: 31/05/2018, 09:52 PM »
Greetings! Happy to be here, my real name is Harry. I'm a coffee lover, but not a big specialist, searching currently for a new coffee machine.

I joined the forum, because I need advice to choose coffee maker and also I want to know more about different types of coffee beans. Frankly speaking, I don't drink often a standard coffee, but I prefer drink based on coffee. For example, irish coffee, bicerin, marocchino etc.

Old reader of this community I see a lot of interesting people here, so, I will glad to become a member. Thanks!       
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« Reply #1188 on: 02/06/2018, 12:51 AM »
Hi Kratos,

Good to have you here with us.

If you require any advice about coffee or machines - then get in touch. We have many years experience and can help you find what you are looking for.

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« Reply #1189 on: 02/06/2018, 09:26 AM »
Hey kratos

Welcome  to the forum

Let us kmow a bit more about yiurself like where yi are living so that we can point you in the right direction !

We're  all passionate  about coffee here so it would be good to here a bit more about your coffee journey also if you have a budget form your purchase that will help us to point yiu in the righ direction!

Best,

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« Reply #1190 on: 02/06/2018, 09:46 AM »
Hi Kratos and welcome!  Jump into the threads mate and ask questions... lots of folks here very keen to help.  Cheers!!
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« Reply #1191 on: 02/06/2018, 10:02 AM »
Hi and welcome Kratos / Harry

I can also help you with instructions to make coffee on an ibrik if you are looking for something different  :D

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« Reply #1192 on: 02/06/2018, 12:12 PM »
Welcome Harry, enjoy your time here and don't hesitate to post :)
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« Reply #1193 on: 22/06/2018, 12:33 PM »
Hi everyone!!  :D

I am new here.
havent been much of a coffee person until the past year and am keen to learn much more about it!

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« Reply #1194 on: 23/06/2018, 08:46 AM »
Hi everyone!!  :D

I am new here.
havent been much of a coffee person until the past year and am keen to learn much more about it!

John

Welcome to the forum John
No question is silly - so have a read at all the great content and then post away

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« Reply #1195 on: 23/06/2018, 09:07 AM »


Hi everyone!!  :D

I am new here.
havent been much of a coffee person until the past year and am keen to learn much more about it!

John

Welcome John :), ah you've come across a great hobby! We love talking all things coffee so feel free to post away and ask away, it's fun world :)
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« Reply #1196 on: 23/06/2018, 01:17 PM »
Welcome John!!

Jump into the threads and get reading mate.  It's a slippery slope!!

Cheers
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« Reply #1197 on: 23/06/2018, 03:13 PM »
Hi everyone!!  :D

I am new here.
havent been much of a coffee person until the past year and am keen to learn much more about it!

John
Welcome John...  ;D

A great bunch of like-minded people here mate, all happy to help you on your way to coffee nirvana...  :)

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« Reply #1198 on: 28/06/2018, 06:50 PM »
Welcome to the newbies.
Enjoy the forum :)
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« Reply #1199 on: 03/07/2018, 01:00 PM »
thanks everyone!  :D

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