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« on: 26/04/2018, 06:15 PM »
Have been monitoring the site for the past week or more and not a single new post to read...

Mysterious :question:

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« Reply #1 on: 26/04/2018, 10:27 PM »
Hehe g'day Mal, yeah things move a little slowly sometimes here, maybe it's cos we're so deep in thought and pondering the last post made that we're still recovering!

Will try to think of something to post methinks :)
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« Reply #2 on: 27/04/2018, 08:46 AM »
I am here but always working
Last 2 months its been up to 11pm days
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« Reply #3 on: 27/04/2018, 05:26 PM »
Yup been a bit quiet... guess that's the problem with a 'non-commercial' forum (more commercial forums have more active sponsors, who tend to be motivated to post more often!)... however I've found over the years that things tend to ebb & flow, so hopefully will have a few new topics to get the 'flow' side going again soon.

On that note, we used to be very active on Lever machines (our Londinium thread was at one stage the busiest one on Google) - wondered if anyone's bought/worked a lever machine in a while?

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« Reply #4 on: 27/04/2018, 07:18 PM »
I have... and a Robur.  I reckon my issue is being time-poor.  I am want to wax-lyrical about s things coffeebut between my work, young kids and a family business I monitor more than I contribute to this site. Now if I was retired and say, for instance a much loved and lauded electronics/electrical wizard well I’d be threading new material for the young and naive (me... ish... not do young) so they get great learnin’ and enthused about entering dialogues.

It’s true we ebb and flow here but we are here and we’re glad you are too!!
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« Reply #5 on: 27/04/2018, 10:14 PM »
Wonderful to hear from you all...  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: 27/04/2018, 10:19 PM »
Now if I was retired and say, for instance a much loved and lauded electronics/electrical wizard well I’d be threading new material for the young and naive (me... ish... not do young) so they get great learnin’ and enthused about entering dialogues.
Haha...  ;D

Point taken. Trouble is, some of us older guys need to be pointed at problems so as to come up with useful solutions. A bit Old School in that regard, I'm afraid.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: 28/04/2018, 10:07 PM »
Yep, many of us are too time-poor these days and there are also other reasons.
Coffee has peaked in Australia.......and it's become boring for the well informed.
The standard in Australia is arguably (along with our close allies in NZ) some of the best roasted coffee in the world (caveat, anyone can argue at length about purist espresso and it's many definitions).
There are only so many times you can bang on about coffee topics - after that it's rather tedious and boring.
I've got plenty to talk about but I don't wish to share these days as commercial and competitive pressures mean everyone's watching and only too eager to imitate someone else's hard work.

I reckon the future of coffee in Australia is going to decline, so that should give us plenty to talk about.

Escalated pricing warfare erupts as industry consolidation fails to move past the impossibly inflated egos of coffee company owners :stir
More beverage giants think they can buy up coffee companies - give them my number please. :coffee:
Micro-roasters hoisting up the white flag- too much capital is tied up in real estate, this damn sharing economy really sucks, utter crap cash flows and bad paying cafes doing the dodge on debts. :tearhair:
Single serve portion control starts to get a greater foothold as consumers show their true, lazy colors - giving up the coveted masterchef experience.....all too hard and time consuming in the morning as their facebook news feed algorithm shows bizarre and stale content, so they waste even more time seeking a type of genuine social media engagement. :rofl:
Cafes start to close down.......because they can't afford the rent, labour or compliance costs and suddenly developers/landlords stopped ridiculous rent-free incentives and the hipster coffee brands are not give out so much lovin....you mean I have to pay for espresso equipment.....surely no.........c'mon nobody pays for anything except for the coffee Bank (er. coffee company).  :head:
Consumers begrudgingly accept commodity coffee.......marking the death of the millennial snob  :pan
Suddenly, it totally uncool to know what a brew ratio is or how to spot channelling.  :coffee2:
Somebody wins the World Barista Championship.......with coffee that tastes just like coffee..........  :doh:

 

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« Reply #8 on: 28/04/2018, 10:17 PM »
Crikey Jeff... There's 15 new threads righ........ Hold on, I've got a new Facebook message from George Cloon.............
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« Reply #9 on: 28/04/2018, 10:19 PM »
Oh dear, I'm not finished yet Brett......just getting warmed up.

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« Reply #10 on: 28/04/2018, 10:20 PM »
Haha...  ;D

Point taken. Trouble is, some of us older guys need to be pointed at problems so as to come up with useful solutions. A bit Old School in that regard, I'm afraid.  ;)

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Nothin' wrong with Old School!  Some of my own teaching practices are from the 1600's :O
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« Reply #11 on: 28/04/2018, 10:22 PM »
Oh dear, I'm not finished yet Brett......just getting warmed up.

Like that flash new roaster eh! I'm loving the beans btw... Short back or French Press they're a real treat!
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« Reply #12 on: 28/04/2018, 10:34 PM »
Today I purchased an Akubra - Bogart urban hat
Does this mean it won’t turn me into a hipster

Based on Jeff’s answer - My new impressive hat & I have a few short years to hipster up to a cafe or 2

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« Reply #13 on: 28/04/2018, 10:36 PM »
Oh, did you partake in the special offer Brett - I did not see anything last week as it was just a blur...we sold more than a ton in the first couple of hours.......total insanity we think somehow it managed to break or hurt AusPost's parcel network with unexpected congestion....

You do know it was not specialty grade coffee, perhaps it was hidden in the small print

An interesting experiment to gain insight as to where the market may move Brett........

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« Reply #14 on: 28/04/2018, 10:39 PM »
Today I purchased an Akubra - Bogart urban hat
Does this mean it won’t turn me into a hipster

Based on Jeff’s answer - My new impressive hat & I have a few short years to hipster up to a cafe or 2

KK, a hat like that on a distinguished gentleman will only earn you more respect

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« Reply #15 on: 28/04/2018, 10:46 PM »
KK, a hat like that on a distinguished gentleman will only earn you more respect

Thank you for the kind words Jeff

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« Reply #16 on: 29/04/2018, 11:36 AM »
Oh, did you partake in the special offer Brett - I did not see anything last week as it was just a blur...we sold more than a ton in the first couple of hours.......total insanity we think somehow it managed to break or hurt AusPost's parcel network with unexpected congestion....

You do know it was not specialty grade coffee, perhaps it was hidden in the small print

An interesting experiment to gain insight as to where the market may move Brett........

Hi mate... yep!  The beans went to work with me but I couldn't help running some through the machine before they went.  Nicely roasted beans are nicely roasted beans and lets face it.... we've all had specialty fancy pants beans roasted appallingly from other purveyors.  They were in short great and extraordinary value for money.
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« Reply #17 on: 29/04/2018, 10:37 PM »
Hello chaps.

I'm going to Melbourne tomorrow.  Is there any recommended locations that sell coffee that tastes like coffee?

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« Reply #18 on: 05/05/2018, 08:26 AM »
Hello chaps.

I'm going to Melbourne tomorrow.  Is there any recommended locations that sell coffee that tastes like coffee?

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Well, this is a bit late - but if you're after traditional espresso flavours try somewhere that runs Proud Mary Humbler blend - Proud Mary (duh) and Aunty Pegs in Collingwood, Double Dutch in Brunswick, my place and probably many others...

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