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« Reply #175 on: 01/07/2011, 11:12 AM »
Welcome to Crema Buschy,

got to watch out for kiting injuries :( I have had some high speed outs from kite buggies over the years that have done some nasty damage 80km-0 hurts.

time for another morning coffee I reckon.  :)

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« Reply #176 on: 01/07/2011, 11:18 AM »
Fishing, coffee, beach, doesn't get much better than that
A bit nostalgic of it all as I was an ex beach fisherman and lived in Newcastle

I also kept marine fish in my younger days very successfully, still have my shell grit & coral in case I get back into it

Now I just have a fresh water aquarium and populated with goldfish 

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Yep, the finer things in life. Oddly enough, I can't remember when I last swam at a beach (live 10 minutes from Cronulla mind you) or when I last wet a line - I will have to change this. As for aquariums, I have a shed full of gear in storage since my last move... can't bring myself to move it on - "just in case"...
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« Reply #177 on: 01/07/2011, 11:56 AM »
Welcome to our friendly community Buschy

Never tried kite surfing but it sounds dangerously fun in a weird sort of way

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« Reply #178 on: 01/07/2011, 12:02 PM »
Welcome to the friendly forum Buschy and Muscles, always great to see new members. ;D
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« Reply #179 on: 01/07/2011, 12:41 PM »
Great to see another Townsvillite (although my wife and I escaped). Welcome Buschy and WOW... That is quite a roaster you have there!

Hello, I stumbled across this forum while searching for something on the net, read a few posts, enjoyed what I was reading, enjoyed the relaxed environment and decided to sign up. Mmmm... not really sure what to say...Well, Ok I was born and raised in Calgary, Canada and went to U of C where I graduated with a B.Ed. I taught for a couple of years, decided it wasn't really for me and went back and picked up a M.Ed in Educational Technology/Instructional Design. I worked for a software company developing training courseware for a few years and then had an opportunity to relocate to Australia in 1994. I worked at the Division of Distance Education at Central Queensland University for 2 years developing courseware for the uni and the coal mining industry. I met my wife-to-be while travelling in North Qld (Magnetic Island) and have pretty well been in Australia ever since. I was coerced into working for the in-laws structural engineering firm in Townsville and have been doing so for the past 13 years as a IT/WH&S/QA/HR/whatever Manager. I spent 5 years living on Magnetic Island and commuted by ferry to town each day for work, but eventually settled on the mainland. Have had an espresso machine(s) for about 20 years, but became more picky about producing a decent cup about 3>4 years ago when I became a member of CS. Enjoy home roasting and recently upgraded my Corretto to a 1kg Akaneks. A big thanks goes to member Vinitasse for all of his assistance. Besides roasting coffee I am an avid kite surfer (although not for the past 14 months because of injury... :'(). Also enjoy running, swimming, trekking, skiing, travelling and drinking too much nice wine. Ron
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« Reply #180 on: 01/07/2011, 09:50 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome.  Yes, Beanflying and KK, landing from almost 2 storeys onto your sacrum in less than knee deep water not good.  :'( Although I tried to keep reminding myself that bad stuff can happen if not vigilant, you do tend to get complacent and take things for granted after doing something for a while. But...almost fixed again.  :) Very lucky me thinks....

Yes Brett, new "home" roaster very shiny and I'm excited about getting to know it better! I haven't had much of a chance since it arrived. But tomorrow morning full steam ahead  ;D.


 
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« Reply #181 on: 02/07/2011, 06:09 PM »
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« Reply #182 on: 02/07/2011, 07:32 PM »
Hi Guys, I have to tell you that I should of guessed what my ???friend!!! AM would do with the response he got from sending me to another friend and not answering my original question.

I started the conversation re my not being happy with my Rancilio grinder.  You should have seen the look i got from that statement. They are the most popular ginder and the ones in most demand on eBay. Sell it then he says.

So this started a dialogue as to where to next?  I run a Sunbeam 6910 and by all accounts I can get a reasonable mug of coffee out of this machine now that i know a few things about making coffee.

Now please note I said MUG in other words i like a drink and when it's good I like it to last hence I always make a MUG of coffee.  Essentially I make a flat white and yes i do dust it off with some chocolate.  Lately though no sugar.

Now we hear the latest talk about notes.  The last time i knew anything about a note it was either a 5 pound note or else someone was singing a high note in some musical.

Who in his so called right mind associated notes with coffee?  The only note one gets from coffee is when the beans have been freshly gound and the aroma is lifting on the air and a gental breeze wafts the aroma across the room when people come and go opening doors.  Sorry i should have said SMELL!

Now to the other side of notes.  I had a coffee machine in my office, another 6910.  Most mornings 2 to 3 would venture into my inner sanctuary and make a brew and then venture off to their daily grind.  The remaining smell, very pungent, hung heavily in the air.

One morning after the said celebrations an executive secretary came in to see me and reeled back whilst still at the door saying, "What is that smell?"  Why its fresh coffee i replied would you like some?  "No way it smells like a mens urinal!"she exclaimed.  Now I leave you to wonder how she knew what a mens urinal smelt like! Really I said. And would you like a coffee? She left without saying another word.

Now my reason for telling this true tale is that we have a number of coffee desperardos who are now say that we need to smell the roses as we drink the coffee and hey I'm an expert because i can sense all the other notes (roses).  Well me thinks how can this judge know how it is I like my coffee? How can he determine what is good for me?  Well the answer is he cannot.  I am responsible for my destiny and hence it is up to me to choose to say that's great coffee or that's a pile of mud.  No one else can tell me otherwise. I mean i have to drink it not smell it. ???

I wonder what one of these judges would say when going for a pee in a mens urinal?  Perhaps they could detect what the previous peeer had for lunch. :-*

Now my question is if you were considering replacing ones 6910  what would you buy and why? It's a simple questions is it not and doesn't set off any Opera singers now does it?

Smile its bean a good day!

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« Reply #183 on: 02/07/2011, 07:40 PM »
Wow. This thread is doing my head in!
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« Reply #184 on: 02/07/2011, 07:57 PM »
Hi Richard, Do'n your head in??? Then go make a magic brew of the liquid tar they call coffee. That will set your head straight. And don't be a tippler, that's hoding it in one hand, get both hands around the MUG! Feel it , taste, smell it and make sure you drink it whilst it's hot.

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« Reply #185 on: 04/07/2011, 03:47 PM »
Hi Muscles & Buschy - a warm welcome; Muscles - great to have another photography [as well as coffee] -lover on board;  Buschy - for those of us who didn't know you before, any chance on an update on the username; beard, surname, location ['out bush' near T/ville] or other?

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« Reply #186 on: 05/07/2011, 12:30 PM »
Whoa, there's someone I haven't seen for a while.....

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« Reply #187 on: 05/07/2011, 01:53 PM »
thanks guys, does that mean someone else wants to introduce me?  ;)

I'll check back later and see what you said :P
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« Reply #188 on: 05/07/2011, 02:03 PM »
Welcome new oldbie :) that should have been my name, my two favourite things  ;D
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« Reply #189 on: 05/07/2011, 08:29 PM »
thanks guys, does that mean someone else wants to introduce me?  ;)

I'll check back later and see what you said :P

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« Reply #190 on: 05/07/2011, 09:07 PM »
I am offering my welcome but oblivious to who you are

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« Reply #191 on: 05/07/2011, 09:39 PM »
Welcome John!  I hear you like Plunge's espresso blend.

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« Reply #192 on: 06/07/2011, 02:52 PM »
First post on the forum, am a newbie to the cafe industry, worked in a few kitchens, cafes, restaurants, resorts etc... but am now starting my own place - I'm a coffee lover and glorified 'coffee maker' - I'm the first to admit I'm no crack 'barista' which is partly the reason for me joining this forum to learn as much as I can from all the discussion - I'm 26 & I live on the mid North coast... Thanks in advance for all the tips, advise and info from everyone,
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« Reply #193 on: 06/07/2011, 03:07 PM »
First post on the forum, am a newbie to the cafe industry, worked in a few kitchens, cafes, restaurants, resorts etc... but am now starting my own place - I'm a coffee lover and glorified 'coffee maker' - I'm the first to admit I'm no crack 'barista' which is partly the reason for me joining this forum to learn as much as I can from all the discussion - I'm 26 & I live on the mid North coast... Thanks in advance for all the tips, advise and info from everyone,
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« Reply #194 on: 06/07/2011, 08:31 PM »
Welcome John!  I hear you like Plunge's espresso blend.

and why wouldn't he?  ;D
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« Reply #195 on: 06/07/2011, 10:20 PM »
I gotta pay a visit sometime when I have a free day off.  They're currently all booked out until September.  Maybe I can sneak in some weekday morning...

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« Reply #196 on: 07/07/2011, 06:14 AM »
I gotta pay a visit sometime when I have a free day off.  They're currently all booked out until September.  Maybe I can sneak in some weekday morning...

you're welcome anytime. hopefully you'll notice an improvement since the ropey espressos I first served you earlier this year!  ;)
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« Reply #197 on: 07/07/2011, 08:57 AM »
Welcome ARC
Hope you stay a while and we can solve the problems of the world over a nice coffee   ::)  ;D

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« Reply #198 on: 09/07/2011, 06:07 PM »
I'm John, was Identity then coffeehorse on the CS board, which I left due to regular run-ins over dodgy sponsor behaviour and moderation of stuff that didn't need moderation.

A few people there were getting banned because moderators couldn't unbundle their panties, which drove me onto Twitter to say what I mean (though I don't always mean what I say)

Got into coffee as the biggest fix for my stunning trigeminal neuralgia/cluster headaches I could find at less than $65/dose.

I've got a 'notes' background - tasting notes may come from wine, where my palate is a bit more average than I'd like, but I used to be the largest seller of incense in the UK - over 1000 different products, some with up to 15 'scent' ingredients in them. That's a lot of notes for your nose to pick up - especially on the japanese incense which is known for purity of scent and quality of aroma. Having 700 japanese incense products really helped train my nose, and selling aromatherapy oils also helped.

I also ate some raspberries.

I got roped into coffee judging by Luca and have am an AASCA Judge (like hazchem, but not as awesome) and will (sensory) judge barista comps whenever asked. I won't do tech because it sends me into caffeine withdrawal, and I spend too much time judging the notes to judge the grinds.

KK you should remember me - try harder  :P

I've got a Bezzera Domus Galatea, heavily modded, a Vibiemme Domobar Super & 2 BNZ MD-74 Conicals, a Hario hand grinder & a whole heap of beans - I'll review anything drinkable on twitter & am currently privately reviewing coffees to provide feedback for a number of australian roasters - hopefully they're getting as much out of it as I am.

Really good to see familiar and unfamiliar faces - if anyone wants to talk notes, I'm all nose ears.

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« Reply #199 on: 09/07/2011, 06:35 PM »
Leave the man alone AM  :P 
Give him time to settle in

Yea I remember you now Coffeehorse / John
You went off the radar for a while as I did from around Nov 2010 for other reasons

Again welcome and we are glad to have you on Crema

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