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« Reply #50 on: 15/11/2011, 08:00 PM »
And Aida and Shannon in at Nest had a little girl last Wednesday.

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« Reply #51 on: 15/11/2011, 10:11 PM »
Thanks guys.  That gives me something to go on.  The cafe Of choice out that way is Gloria Steams thus any hole in the wall selling mud is an improvement.  These are people who described the shot from their local GJs as bitter and offensive.  what was in that shot that cut through 250ml of milk, cream and sugar... And shouldn't have?  They are also Saeco double floor preground people at home (Merlos in a tin in the fridge).  I've had it and it's better than McCrappy and GJs.  AM, fancy starting a cafe at the back of beyond?  I'll sing at your launch gratis if I get o play on the Synesso...s!
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« Reply #52 on: 18/11/2011, 10:23 PM »
Neli Coffee


Well I dropped in and had TWO espresso shots..


1: They were advertising a MM SO  ;D


A:  Was not an unpleasant shot but lacking the body I would expect and have had on other occasions. Had a mild mouth feel but again lacking that, almost buttery texture I have had with MM.


Had a good rinse and drink of water and went for the next espresso.


2:  For the love of me I can remember what it was  :pan   


A:  Had a better mouth feel and was bright on the palet with out any outstanding acidity.  This shot also had more aroma and a light buttery texture...


I would have shot 2 again, but the MM one did not show the full qualities of a good MM and thus unless good reason to try, I would leave the MM so that my fond memories are not dulled.


What was also pleasing was that there was no driving need to flush any after tasts and thus enjoyed the coffee even after leaving.


The Ambiance was good and plenty to have a look at and nose around.  Two roasters in view and one was in operation.


If you up that way, worth the time to make an extra 5 min drive to have a shot or two.


Could almost be worth listing as a possible Crema visit re the next QLD round of best coffees in Brisbane.

Or a social!  Thanks for this info.  I'll pass it along.
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« Reply #53 on: 19/11/2011, 10:28 AM »
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?

Hi Brett

Best bet from an almost local is Cleanskin /Saint coffee at Brendale. La Marzocco GB5 & Mazzer  Roburs on the bench. No Food but good coffee.
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« Reply #54 on: 19/11/2011, 10:30 AM »
And Aida and Shannon in at Nest had a little girl last Wednesday.

Hi MP

I drove past Nest the other day and saw it closed, is it the result of baby and will be re opening, or are they closed for good?

Looked fairly vacant in passing
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« Reply #55 on: 19/11/2011, 12:50 PM »
Hi Brett

Best bet from an almost local is Cleanskin /Saint coffee at Brendale. La Marzocco GB5 & Mazzer  Roburs on the bench. No Food but good coffee.

Thanks mate... Advice greatfully received and passed on.  I will be driving through the north side occasionally in the coming weeks so will try to sample also.
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« Reply #56 on: 20/11/2011, 07:08 AM »
Anytime Brett.

PM me when going through and I'll try to meet you there.
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« Reply #57 on: 20/11/2011, 07:57 AM »
Anytime Brett.

PM me when going through and I'll try to meet you there.

Brilliant!
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« Reply #58 on: 22/11/2011, 12:17 AM »
I'll be heading over to Bezzera sometime this week if all goes to plan for a same-day service of my '09.

It means I need both good coffee nearish to Coopers Plains, hopefully somewhere that has free wi-fi so I can get some work done while I wait.

I also need to trek over to Keperra (might be better to do it on my way up from the Sunny Coast) to pick up my ultra-cheap pot set for the KKTO, so I guess I could also go to anywhere in between to hang for most of the day.

Any recommendations for those two locations?
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« Reply #59 on: 08/01/2012, 12:53 PM »
I still think that the best, most consistent coffee can be found at my place!!
Coffee Secrets Tokyo blend made on my Simonelli with Barambah organics milk - heaven.

But if heaven is closed I like to go to Elixir - even though they can sometimes be a little inconsistent.

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« Reply #60 on: 20/01/2012, 07:27 PM »
I enjoy Campos Coffee in Brizzy ;)

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« Reply #61 on: 20/01/2012, 07:48 PM »
I enjoy Campos Coffee in Brizzy ;)

Campos was in the top 5 of the last Crema review
You should give them a try if a chance presents itself

Brisbane's Best Cafes 2011 judged on their coffee:

1. Cup Specialty
2. Dandelion & Driftwood
3. One Drop
4. Campos
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« Reply #62 on: 29/01/2012, 05:03 PM »
I can recommend Hamptons Home Living for coffee and breakfast.

80 Latrobe Terrace  Brisbane QLD 4064

Barista Ben, former part owner of One Drop is working there, using St Ali beans.
Well worth the visit IMOP
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« Reply #63 on: 06/03/2012, 10:03 PM »
Quite surprised to see Bacano not get a mention here.

My pick as the best coffee in the CBD and is definitely worth a visit if your in town.

Some others worth a mention are Shucked and Divisione Tecnica both at newstead.


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« Reply #64 on: 09/03/2012, 08:54 PM »
Cup specialty coffee and bunker would be two of my favorites .. followed by One Drop and Dandelion and Driftwood. There are others around but these guys are the most consistant in quality.

Almost forgot Campos .. I try to get there at least once a month.




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« Reply #65 on: 09/03/2012, 08:56 PM »
I can recommend Hamptons Home Living for coffee and breakfast.

80 Latrobe Terrace  Brisbane QLD 4064

Barista Ben, former part owner of One Drop is working there, using St Ali beans.
Well worth the visit IMOP

Yeah .. another one I forgot .. Brisbanes only St. Ali account .. been meaning to go and say hello to Ben to.

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« Reply #66 on: 09/03/2012, 09:17 PM »

I was amazed at the Bunker... 


Not sure what coffee they are using now, but on more than one occasion when I have been. I have had great shots.  Yet I have had poor shots from many other places using the same supplier and almost come to expect a less than ideal cup from that supplier. 


Then again, we all know that while the bean is a good proportion of the cup the person pulling the shot can always make a mess of the best beans.

Bunker very recently switched to 5 Senses beans .. I am heading there tomorrow morning as a matter of fact.

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« Reply #67 on: 09/03/2012, 09:51 PM »
What time..... !!!!!

I have to drop of the border at the Queensland Ballet at West end about 8:30 / 9:00

So could always try to catch up...

Also an opportunity to see what the Bunker can do with a different bean  :coffee2:

I'll be there around 8ish

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« Reply #68 on: 10/03/2012, 03:42 AM »
I was at Bunker last week after hearing they switched to 5 senses.
Vast improvement IMOP but I think Black Star roast a bit dark for me.

They have 2 grinders running the Dark Hoarse blend I think as the house blend and a Yirgcheffe  in the second grinder when I was there.

I had to try both of course, and will be frequenting there more often now, as often as I can anyway
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« Reply #69 on: 11/03/2012, 06:40 AM »



The Yerg was nice as a piccolo, but I do tend to like a heaver hit...


And here I am thinking you don't like African beans AM   :rofl:
I'm surprised you had it
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« Reply #70 on: 26/05/2012, 03:44 PM »
Wife and I didnt want to drive to the city to any of the majors.  Stumbled upon Simply Beans on Logan Road past Garden City.  Joe Anapo has a Dietrich Roaster in a little boutique set up.  He made me the best doppio ristretto I've had .. Like ever ...!  Seriously!  He also asked if I wanted 50ml or 30ml before grinding!!!  This shot didnt come from a Slayeror a Sneezey!!! My wife's affogato was received with a gasp of delight (Martini glass) from all and sundry, and tasted spectacular.  This is a lovely and passionate guy who has opened his own dream little shop and his results are spectacular.  Not a compromise in sight. Someone pinch me and tell me it was all a dream.  QUEENSLANDER!
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« Reply #71 on: 26/05/2012, 08:46 PM »
Wife and I didnt want to drive to the city to any of the majors.  Stumbled upon Simply Beans on Logan Road past Garden City.  Joe Anapo has a Dietrich Roaster in a little boutique set up.  He made me the best doppio ristretto I've had .. Like ever ...!  Seriously!  He also asked if I wanted 50ml or 30ml before grinding!!!  This shot didnt come from a Slayeror a Sneezey!!! My wife's affogato was received with a gasp of delight (Martini glass) from all and sundry, and tasted spectacular.  This is a lovely and passionate guy who has opened his own dream little shop and his results are spectacular.  Not a compromise in sight. Someone pinch me and tell me it was all a dream.  QUEENSLANDER!

Thanks for sharing Brett
I must visit  :thumb:

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« Reply #72 on: 27/05/2012, 11:55 AM »
We'll have to have a mini meetup there when I come down to pick up Betsy.
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« Reply #73 on: 27/05/2012, 09:38 PM »
We'll have to have a mini meetup there when I come down to pick up Betsy.

Sounds good... Unlike my schedule :(

Fingers crossed !!!
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« Reply #74 on: 21/06/2012, 06:26 PM »
I like the way they make out that good coffee used to only be had in the city. Pffft, journos

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