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« Reply #25 on: 29/04/2011, 07:22 AM »
howdy, I'm here too now, got caught up in all the spam bots :)

Well obviously people are going to know me from 'over there', hopefully I won't get slammed as much over here though.  I'm all for passion but self-righteousness I just can't abide.

Anyway, I'm loving my coffee and my UCP which is now producing great roasts at times no one thought a popper could ever do and I'm looking forward to finding the quietest machine I can to get the most of my home roasted beans :D

Welcome, shape_shifter. You won't get slammed here.

Have you considered a lever machine??? You'd certainly need to use one in the flesh first to decide if it's for you though. I can't remember though - where are you located?
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« Reply #26 on: 29/04/2011, 11:28 AM »
Welcome Shape Shifter
Great to have you on board mate
Post regularly and the forum will grow with the added combined knowledge

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« Reply #27 on: 29/04/2011, 05:14 PM »
Thanks everyone :)

DB, we are definitely going to be trying machines out and listening to them 'in the flesh', never know we might find one that suits that isn't a rotary.

Richard, I actually want a Lusso, I even have one of the roasters numbers up here to be able to go and try his out, but my OH wants to be able to make coffee when I'm not home and he doesn't want to use a lever, he just wants to press a button or two, I have to take that into account.

KK, I hope so, as much as my OH and I are newbies to the coffee world, together we can really get things done and his design of my UCP - UnnecessarilyComplicatedPopper is something to be seen.  I don't think anyone thought that a popper would be capable of the roasts I'm getting :)
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« Reply #28 on: 29/04/2011, 09:27 PM »
Hello all,

Name finally got through after original name binned due to bots apparently,

Anyway, another refugee from a well known site...

Life has happened, was a Foreign Exchange Trader for many years, technology happened and found myself drifting to the motorcycle trade, due to a life long love affair with the things.

I'm older than Di....... :D

Have been teaching people for around 12 years on a part time basis, the last couple full time. Teach novices through to stupid stuff at race tracks.

In that interim period did a Bruce (Vinitasse) and lost wife 1.0 but after a while found wife 2.0.

She grew up as a missionary kid and is an absolute pleasure to spend time with.

Coffee really happened for us around 2 to 3 years ago through a few friends with nice gear and a similar penchant.

They are now amused by my obsession compared to their slightly more than mild interest  ;D

Have done the usual upgrade path, SB 6910 and 0480 (great learning ground), but eventually took the plunge and happily live with a VBM Domobar Super, Macap M4D, Scace 2, a couple of Behmors, Bread maker, Popper etc etc.

Like others have claimed, we are here for the coffee, along with forthright, honest information that we can hopefully give, as well as receive.

Anyway, enough twaddle, REALLY happy to be here guys n girls

Chris

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« Reply #29 on: 29/04/2011, 09:35 PM »
Well obviously people are going to know me from 'over there', hopefully I won't get slammed as much over here though.  I'm all for passion but self-righteousness I just can't abide.

Welcome we promise we will be nice  ;D

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« Reply #30 on: 29/04/2011, 10:02 PM »
Well about time I spoke up. Opted for a different username this time to my CS presence (flynn_aus).

My coffee journey over the last 3 years is a familiar one - from someone who was barely weaned off instant  to a full-blown snob (small s and big S) via the usual upgraditis path. I have the ever reliable Giotto P Plus & Mazzer Mini combo

I have more coffee prep equipment than time to use it but I have a preference for manual brewing methods these days - syphon, Clever Coffee Dripper and Aeropress whichever takes my fancy but mostly the CCD used at work.


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« Reply #31 on: 29/04/2011, 10:46 PM »

If you have not already had a good look around... Go for it...  Most of us are laid back and some more than others.....

PS. I can not see ya avatar ??  Small or me going blind ?


Been lurking for a while AM. Seen the lie of the land. Learned something new.

My avatar is an Ethiopian woman which will do until I find something better. Unlike you, my preference is for African coffee - 'specially Ethiopian. Mind you, Central Americans are running a close second.

Then again, I still have a fair bit of greens in my stash that I haven't tried yet.

Sorry you felt compelled to quit CS AM but happy to share another forum with you (even if reading one of your posts is an exercise akin to learning a new language  ;) )

I was up in Qld last week but on a short stay with family commitments absorbing all my time so sorry, I didn't have the opportunity to catch up with any of you.

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« Reply #32 on: 29/04/2011, 10:50 PM »
Hello Acog, sorry I missed welcoming you earlier it wasn't intentional

Also a big crema welcome to newbie Rider
And last but not least a hip hip hooray for hiphipharar (aka as Steve)
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« Reply #33 on: 29/04/2011, 11:03 PM »
Hello Acog, sorry I missed welcoming you earlier it wasn't intentional

Also a big crema welcome to newbie Rider
And last but not least a hip hip hooray for hiphipharar (aka as Steve)
Regards
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Thanks KK, appreciate it.

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« Reply #34 on: 29/04/2011, 11:38 PM »
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Thanks KK, appreciate it.

Chris (aka cksyd)

Ahh the penny drops  :D

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Life has happened, was a Foreign Exchange Trader for many years, technology happened and found myself drifting to the motorcycle trade, due to a life long love affair with the things.

I am into finance and mechanical things
And member Dry Bean is somewhat of a bike collector

So you will fit right in  ;)

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« Reply #35 on: 30/04/2011, 06:51 AM »
'Compelled' isn't necessarily passive AM but I think you get my gist.

Thanks for the welcome guys.

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« Reply #36 on: 30/04/2011, 08:56 AM »
Hi guys - welcome to the forum - great to have you on board, and hope you have a fun & productive time here

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« Reply #37 on: 02/05/2011, 09:49 AM »
Hello all,

Name finally got through after original name binned due to bots apparently,

Anyway, another refugee from a well known site...

Life has happened, was a Foreign Exchange Trader for many years, technology happened and found myself drifting to the motorcycle trade, due to a life long love affair with the things.

I'm older than Di....... :D

Have been teaching people for around 12 years on a part time basis, the last couple full time. Teach novices through to stupid stuff at race tracks.

In that interim period did a Bruce (Vinitasse) and lost wife 1.0 but after a while found wife 2.0.

She grew up as a missionary kid and is an absolute pleasure to spend time with.

Coffee really happened for us around 2 to 3 years ago through a few friends with nice gear and a similar penchant.

They are now amused by my obsession compared to their slightly more than mild interest  ;D

Have done the usual upgrade path, SB 6910 and 0480 (great learning ground), but eventually took the plunge and happily live with a VBM Domobar Super, Macap M4D, Scace 2, a couple of Behmors, Bread maker, Popper etc etc.

Like others have claimed, we are here for the coffee, along with forthright, honest information that we can hopefully give, as well as receive.

Anyway, enough twaddle, REALLY happy to be here guys n girls

Chris
Morning and Welcome Rider, nice too know I have another bike rider here for support. ;) 
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« Reply #38 on: 02/05/2011, 09:50 AM »
Well about time I spoke up. Opted for a different username this time to my CS presence (flynn_aus).

My coffee journey over the last 3 years is a familiar one - from someone who was barely weaned off instant  to a full-blown snob (small s and big S) via the usual upgraditis path. I have the ever reliable Giotto P Plus & Mazzer Mini combo

I have more coffee prep equipment than time to use it but I have a preference for manual brewing methods these days - syphon, Clever Coffee Dripper and Aeropress whichever takes my fancy but mostly the CCD used at work.


G'Day hiphipharar/Flynn, good to see you over this way. ;D
Cheers,

Dry Bean.

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« Reply #39 on: 02/05/2011, 06:29 PM »
Morning and Welcome Rider, nice too know I have another bike rider here for support. ;) 

Thanks DB, I'm sure we will be able to amuse ourselves on a slow coffee news day  ;)

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« Reply #40 on: 05/05/2011, 05:55 PM »
Hi All

I joined this forum back in August 08, 2008, when I started searching for all things about Coffee been  a long time between posts ha! .. Glad to back and hope to contribute in the future with some of thing that  I picked up on the way  :)

Cheers Gra..
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« Reply #41 on: 05/05/2011, 06:06 PM »
Hi All

I joined this forum back in August 08, 2008, when I started searching for all things about Coffee been  a long time between posts ha! .. Glad to back and hope to contribute in the future with some of thing that  I picked up on the way  :)

Cheers Gra..

Let me be the first to "Re Welcome" you back to the Crema forum Graham

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« Reply #42 on: 05/05/2011, 07:46 PM »
It is time for me to say hi here.  I have just gotten home from a family holiday in New Zealand and wow there has been lots of changes here in the time I have been away.  I too came from the other site and have not been involved for a long time - it is nice to see many friendly "faces" here that I recognise.  I look forward to continuing my journey here!


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« Reply #43 on: 05/05/2011, 07:51 PM »
Hi All

I joined this forum back in August 08, 2008, when I started searching for all things about Coffee been  a long time between posts ha! .. Glad to back and hope to contribute in the future with some of thing that  I picked up on the way  :)

Cheers Gra..

Let me be the first to "Re Welcome" you back to the Crema forum Graham

KK
Been waiting for ya Gra....

A few more and it will be time for a Meet and Catch up again...

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Thanks for the welcome Guys looking forward to swapping stories ...

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« Reply #44 on: 05/05/2011, 07:51 PM »
Hi Meg  ;D
Whats a roasting & drinking

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« Reply #45 on: 05/05/2011, 08:05 PM »
It is time for me to say hi here.  I have just gotten home from a family holiday in New Zealand and wow there has been lots of changes here in the time I have been away.  I too came from the other site and have not been involved for a long time - it is nice to see many friendly "faces" here that I recognise.  I look forward to continuing my journey here!


Evening Meg,
Good to see you here, holiday in NZ sounds good. ;)
Cheers,

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« Reply #46 on: 05/05/2011, 11:08 PM »
Been waiting for ya Gra....

A few more and it will be time for a Meet and Catch up again...

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« Reply #47 on: 06/05/2011, 03:29 AM »
Hi Gra... great to see you here as well as there. Looking forward to more than a few informative chats.

Cheers

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« Reply #48 on: 07/05/2011, 03:29 PM »
Hi Gra... great to see you here as well as there. Looking forward to more than a few informative chats.

Cheers

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No worries Bruce I am just sorting out my Computers at the moment ..

Been waiting for ya Gra....

A few more and it will be time for a Meet and Catch up again...

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Only a matter of "Time Matt" ;D ;D

Cheers Gra..
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« Reply #49 on: 08/05/2011, 03:14 PM »
Been waiting for ya Gra....

A few more and it will be time for a Meet and Catch up again...

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Hello to all.
Must be time for another one AM.
Troy's again?

Seems my story is all to simmilar to others, searching for a better cup.
Hottop (that died this morning mid roast  :() Expobar Minore, Mazzer Kony E, Syphon, Chemex & other stuff.
Upgradis is hitting me hard at the moment, paddle machines are looking good.
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