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« Reply #300 on: 12/09/2011, 06:50 PM »
Welcome to the Crema forum Gary
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The act of posting pics is different here it seems. I guess it gets sent to the Gallery?
Will read the appropriate thread on that.

Gary on the link you will find the instructions to posting photos on the Crema Forum
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« Reply #301 on: 14/09/2011, 03:13 PM »
Thanks KK.

Have just uploaded a sample to your thread about the latte art.

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« Reply #302 on: 17/09/2011, 06:18 PM »
Hey guys and girls!

I'm not so much new here as i am revisiting.

I have come from THAT other site with the nazi-admin... you know what im talking about :)

Anyway... i got sick of dealing with the crap on that other forum so i think i might spend a bit of time here... i see some familiar faces(usernames) but i don't know if i will use my usual ID for now.

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« Reply #303 on: 17/09/2011, 06:43 PM »
You could always use your original one  ;)

We are trying to keep it fairly relaxed and positive here if we can. So welcome back  :)

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« Reply #304 on: 17/09/2011, 10:40 PM »
Been lurking for a while, stumbled across this place because of a sponsor.

I've been on the coffee journey for about 3 years now after discovering that instant is not coffee..

From large lattes with 3 sugars to now my daily double shot in the morning, a double/picollo/short mac in the arvo depending on the mood and whatever takes my fancy when I get home.

Roasting at home using the I-Coffee Roaster, I've stock piled about 20kg of green, I love beans from all regions and enjoy some more than others, my espresso pallete is still learning but I'm enjoying the road.

Taking a trip next month to KL / Phuket and my kyrocera / aeropress / roasted coffee will be travelling with me :D why drink coffee you won't enjoy when you don't have to.

Still learning everyday, It's true that if you catch the coffee bug it can consume your life and coffee is high on my list :D

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« Reply #305 on: 17/09/2011, 10:47 PM »
Welcome Extraction Point & Ros
Great to have you as our newest Crema members

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« Reply #306 on: 17/09/2011, 11:27 PM »
Welcome Ros and EP. We tend to be a friendly bunch who are actually here for the coffee as opposed to spruik a company line.  We do have sponsors but they tend to be the very best people, as well as being consummate business professionals.  Please get amonst the posts. I haven't yet read an uninteresting post on this forum yet!
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« Reply #307 on: 04/10/2011, 11:50 AM »
Hi all....

Well, you can all blame Brett H for my presence here! He and I studied together 20 years ago and just this weekend had a wide ranging discussion about espresso machines, grinders and cammo-coloured coffee forums. It was extremely pleasant to catch up with an old friend and discover that they share one of your passions.

That said, my faur
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« Reply #308 on: 04/10/2011, 01:35 PM »
Welcome Kelsey, great to see someone else living on the Sunshine Coast on the forums!

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« Reply #309 on: 04/10/2011, 01:38 PM »
Thanks, Lacehim.

I'm loving being back on the coast again.... If you have any recommendations for where to source local fresh-roasted beans, don't hold back! I've been heading up to Yandina fortnightly to get mine from Pioneer.
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« Reply #310 on: 04/10/2011, 01:52 PM »
Welcome Kelsey
Great to have you on this great forum

Its lucky that you have Lacehim close as he can roast you some for you on his home roaster
and if that is not practical you can visit Pioneer Roasters

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« Reply #311 on: 04/10/2011, 01:56 PM »
Welcome kelsey. If you are without means to make coffee right now, try cold processing a batch and strain through a paper towel in a sieve. Will provide the necessary coffee hit in the morning. Or alternatively try greek/turkish if your grinder goes fine enough.
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« Reply #312 on: 04/10/2011, 02:03 PM »
Welcome Kelsey
Great to have you on this great forum

Its lucky that you have Lacehim close as he can roast you some for you on his home roaster
and if that is not practical you can visit Pioneer Roasters

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Thanks KK - Brett H has graciously offered me some from his next home batch, which I'm looking forward to, but I'd never say no to a roasting demo either!

I've been visiting Pioneer every other week to pick up supplies. I'd just opened a fresh bag of their latest Kenyan - it was that shot that blew out the group seal!

Welcome kelsey. If you are without means to make coffee right now, try cold processing a batch and strain through a paper towel in a sieve. Will provide the necessary coffee hit in the morning. Or alternatively try greek/turkish if your grinder goes fine enough.

Fortunately my better half has made the trip up the coast to a supplier who has some group seals in stock. Phew!! I'll be back on deck this arvo.
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« Reply #313 on: 04/10/2011, 04:19 PM »
Hello there Kelsey.  When you are down our way next I can give you a popper and some greens.  They are a great way to examine all the changes that the beans undergo when going grommets green to brown.  Welcome and nice to read ya!
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« Reply #314 on: 04/10/2011, 04:22 PM »
Ah thanks Brett, that'd be great!
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« Reply #315 on: 04/10/2011, 06:08 PM »
Kelsey,
Pioneer is still my favorite place on the sunny coast.  The coffee is always spot in, and fantastic beans.  I got 4 bags for my birthday too!  lucky me! :)  There is also Costa Noosa, and Clandestino Roasters up this way.  http://www.clandestino.com.au/ in Noosaville.  It's very good, and they are the new kids on the block.  They do make syphon chemex etc which is different, and also sell beans (but I haven't purchased any because they have them in big buckets just in the right position for all the customer to cough and splutter all over!  ??? )  There is also Signature roasters and he will deliver to your door but I think you have to buy 1kg, and that was a bit much for me at the time http://www.signatureroasters.com.au/

I'm always up for a coffee and a chat so let me know if your up this way. :)

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« Reply #316 on: 04/10/2011, 06:15 PM »
Thanks for the info Michael - will do!
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« Reply #317 on: 09/10/2011, 04:13 PM »
Hi,

i am new to all things coffee even though i  have been drinking coffee at cafes for a long time.
i live/work between Newcastle and Sydney.

recently got a sunbeam grinder and sunbeam em 6910 espresso machine. also have acesss to a aeroprerss and pour over pot.

always up for trying new cafes and meeting new people.

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« Reply #318 on: 09/10/2011, 04:35 PM »
I have to ask, are you female? :D

I'm in (well out of at present) Newcastle, hence the question.

LMAO you have almost all the same things I have and I actually chose the EM6910 over more expensive machines :D
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« Reply #319 on: 09/10/2011, 11:45 PM »
That is great, i would like to learn on how to get the EM to perform at its best. currently making decent coffee, i am very happy with the milk frothing but my mate reckons it could be better if we adjusted it a 1-2 degrees higher.

i have had similar results with aeropress, pour over and an old Sunbeam too so maybe i will get better results once i am more capable of operating it. note: image taken from the web and not of actual machine.

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« Reply #320 on: 10/10/2011, 12:08 AM »
Oh dammit LOL

Don't get me wrong I love the guys on here, and that is a genuine comment, I'd just like to find someone local to have real coffee with and fiddle with roasting stuff and stuff, when I move into Newcastle I'll have to find someone to convert :D

Oh I'm female in case you haven't looked at the avatars so I wasn't being creepy and trying to pick you up :)

You can have a look at my blog if you like, it might give you some tips about the EM6910 as well as the actual EM6910 thread under 'espresso machines'.
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« Reply #321 on: 10/10/2011, 01:39 AM »
Its alright, i understand, sorry cant help you, my wife isn't into coffee otherwise i would have put you on to her, you are welcome to try and convert her though  :D

thanks for the link will try it out.


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« Reply #322 on: 10/10/2011, 10:46 AM »
Welcome AliG
From a former Novacastrian  ;)

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« Reply #323 on: 11/10/2011, 06:28 PM »
Hi all,
I am a newbie to here either.
Still a member in CS, but also found a lot of unbias info here too.
I have EM6910 for a while, and kind of upgrade to another machine which is not popular in Australia so far (GEE, made/design in Taiwan).
Start to be a home popper roaster for few month, just jump into Corretto(BM/HG) laterly since my friend has a broken one.

Hope to enjoy more here.

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« Reply #324 on: 11/10/2011, 10:12 PM »
Hi all,
I am a newbie to here either.
Still a member in CS, but also found a lot of unbias info here too.
I have EM6910 for a while, and kind of upgrade to another machine which is not popular in Australia so far (GEE, made/design in Taiwan).
Start to be a home popper roaster for few month, just jump into Corretto(BM/HG) laterly since my friend has a broken one.

Hope to enjoy more here.

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