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« Reply #25 on: 07/02/2011, 02:22 PM »
boy, that's got to be a record for the longest reply ever to a post!!

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« Reply #26 on: 07/02/2011, 02:46 PM »
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And that is where ?

Have Clients on hand and been told that we have little time free :-(  Also no transport.

PM me details on Twitter or FB and I can check later tonight.

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« Reply #27 on: 08/02/2011, 07:13 PM »
Ok guys - have taken this on board; will definitely look at doing Brisbane.

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« Reply #28 on: 24/03/2011, 02:16 PM »
just got back from a couple of days looking at cafes in Brissy & have to say I'm impressed - the cafe scene there is certainly buzzing and really not far off that in Sydney & Melb - in fact in terms of the passion for the bean I came away feeling things in Brissy were if anything, a little more 'happening' than I've found in Sydney recently...

thanks to our reviewers in Brissy - Tim Adams [ex Aust. Barista Champ], Kane Blaber - top brissy barista and Mark - alias our very own Anger Mgmt [and certifiable coffee geek], for their company and professionalism. Also special thanks to Mark for showing me around the inner suburbs of a city I wasn't all that familiar with on my arrival.

...results will come out in our Autumn issue [about 3 weeks away] but hopefully will make interesting reading!

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« Reply #29 on: 24/03/2011, 04:31 PM »
Bugga, I was available for a bit of a caffe hop
AM   ???

Admin glad you found our fair city has what it takes as we have relied on our own ingenuity  to shape the coffee scene to our lifestyle  :o
Just remember both the Corretto & KKTO home roasters were invented in Brisbane

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« Reply #30 on: 25/03/2011, 01:26 PM »
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PS. I should change my name to "The Customer From Hell"  TCFH 

ha, ha AM - although I know of one formerly reasonably well-respected [from another site] Brissy cafe that won't be laughing...

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« Reply #31 on: 28/03/2011, 02:55 PM »
actually in spite of earlier post, bottom line is I'd like to re-iterate: was blown away by quality of coffee in Brisbane & the passion of a whole new generation of great talent!

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« Reply #32 on: 30/03/2011, 12:08 AM »
I am honored to have been a part of the panel, and glad not everyone we could/should have put in the short list made it. Just proves the specialty coffee scene up here is larger than we all thought. :-) The top 5 I think will be good. And I know two espresso bars that won't like the the results, one because they let themselves down, and the other because they never made our shortlist. But they will next time. :-)
And yeah, head cold + 17 coffees = is not fun at all!!

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« Reply #33 on: 30/03/2011, 12:14 AM »
I want to be invited or recruited to be a coffee taster next time
Can I can I can I

AM put in a good word for me

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« Reply #34 on: 30/03/2011, 12:18 AM »
And would  like to say (publicly) if I went in and was charged (or in this case, my guest was charged) $4 a shot, even using a lever espresso machine (which was the selling point) I should not be able to drink an espresso for $2 and it be 10 times better.

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« Reply #35 on: 30/03/2011, 12:23 AM »
I want to be invited or recruited to be a coffee taster next time
Can I can I can I

AM put in a good word for me

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You designed the KK home roaster? Awesome! :-) I think next time we hit the cafes all at the same time. Reckon one more judge on the panel would work.

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« Reply #36 on: 30/03/2011, 01:10 PM »
so the top 5 have been decided? or is there more judging to be done?

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« Reply #37 on: 30/03/2011, 03:53 PM »
Hi Matty - yes, all done & dusted I'm afraid; KK - happy to look at additional panelists for next year.

A

PS the intention is that the final Top 5 will not be released until the Autumn issue comes out in around 2 1/2 weeks, so panelists please keep this secret [under pain of death]!

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« Reply #38 on: 31/03/2011, 09:42 AM »
Hi Matty - yes, all done & dusted I'm afraid; KK - happy to look at additional panellists for next year.

A

PS the intention is that the final Top 5 will not be released until the Autumn issue comes out in around 2 1/2 weeks, so panellists please keep this secret [under pain of death]!

Oh you mean I have to revisit a couple of SPECIFIC places and have a double :-)

Then I will help you with that task AM  ::)
We will see what next review time brings

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« Reply #39 on: 05/04/2011, 12:40 PM »
for those who were interested, this is the broad' shortlist that we considered for this year's feature:

Bellisimo
Blackstar Coffee
Blue Sky
Brother Espresso [Bulimba]
Bunker
Cup Specialty Coffee
Chic espresso
Caffeine Espresso
Campos
Cornerstore Cafe
Dandelion & Driftwood
Di Bella, Bowen Hills
Elixir
Fifth Battery
Mad Espresso
One drop Specialty Coffee
Pourboy Espresso
Veneziano First pour

Results for Top 5 will be out in Autumn issue in newsagents end of next week!

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« Reply #40 on: 08/04/2011, 01:37 PM »
one final point - we always like to have a 'peoples choice' when we do Bestcafes for a city - have put up a poll of our [tight] shortlist - if you're a Brissy-based person, please feel free to vote [& pass on to friends] - see home page [or click] www.bestcafes.com.au

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« Reply #41 on: 14/04/2011, 08:34 PM »
Ok guys - our official Best cafes of Brisbane going up early afternoon tomorrow - watch this space!

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« Reply #42 on: 15/04/2011, 11:16 AM »
Ok here it is - Brisbane's Best Cafes 2011 judged on their coffee:

1. Cup Specialty
2. Dandelion & Driftwood
3. One Drop
4. Campos
5. Bunker

Best 'up-and-coming': Corner Store

We'll be putting up our full story on the Crema home page later today; congratulations to all the Top 5 and in particular Josh Russell of Cup Specialty!

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PS  we spent a lot of time on this, including multiple visits by multiple judges and a pretty sophisticated judging process - more about this in a later post.

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« Reply #43 on: 15/04/2011, 11:50 AM »
Ok here it is - Brisbane's Best Cafes 2011 judged on their coffee:

1. Cup Specialty
2. Dandelion & Driftwood
3. One Drop
4. Campos
5. Bunker

Best 'up-and-coming': Corner Store

We'll be putting up our full story on the Crema home page later today; congratulations to all the Top 5 and in particular Josh Russell of Cup Specialty!

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PS  we spent a lot of time on this, including multiple visits by multiple judges and a pretty sophisticated judging process - more about this in a later post.

Great list and I am sure that they were very deserving

Congratulations to all the winners

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« Reply #44 on: 16/04/2011, 10:42 AM »
Quick note on methodology - we made multiple visits over a period of several weeks, with a panel of experienced coffee people. Results were submitted by judges and averaged to get our result. For the record, there were a couple of the cafes where we expected different results [one prominent roaster/cafe was struggling because their roaster had broken down] but to follow our strict judging criteria, we had to stick with the results we found when we did our visits...

Most importantly, judging was undertaken purely on the basis of the quality of the coffee; thanks again to our reviewers in Brissy - Tim Adams [ex Aust. Barista Champ], Kane Blaber - top brissy barista and Mark Watts [alias our very own BlIss on the Crema forum].

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« Reply #45 on: 18/04/2011, 07:31 PM »
I will be visiting sometime this week an establishment in West End Brisbane
its called
West End Coffee House
80 Vulture Street,
West End,
QLD, 4101,

It was recommended by a bloke I had contracted him to make me some cabinetry products
He has a La Marzocco GS3 and a Robur at work
I gave him a sample of my KKTO roasted beans

Anyhow this cafe has a slayer running
So In will report back after my visit

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« Reply #46 on: 15/08/2011, 09:49 PM »
I finally got to Campos for brunch on Sunday.  The food was wonderful, the coffee excellent and the service outstanding.  I can't wait to try the rest of the list if this is the benchmark!
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« Reply #47 on: 25/08/2011, 10:16 PM »
Well we were just passing through brisvegas today and didn't have time to stop at more than one cafe - so we chose Dandelion and Driftwood

Needless to say we weren't dissapointed - I personally had five coffees but my favourites would have to be the Tanzania SO piccolo, and a Nicaraguan cold drip filter coffee - both of which were excellent

So great to see a coffee focused cafe with a great well thought out fitout, not dominaed by the coffee equipment

Admittedly the food menu is pretty limited but the offerings are good - even so it's all about the coffee here and the food merely serves as a backdrop to the stunning array of coffees on offer - which are available in a variety of ways including espresso based, Trifecta, chemix, cold filter, and syphon

All in all a great coffee experience - made my self imposed lack of coffee consumption in Byron all the more worthwhile as I made up for lost time!

Well done to Peter and crew!
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« Reply #48 on: 15/11/2011, 06:13 PM »
I have friends at Bracken Ridge who are in need of a good local cafe or good local coffee without driving to the valley.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #49 on: 15/11/2011, 07:38 PM »
I thinjk I have heard that Cleanskin at Brendale have a cafe as well as selling roasted.

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