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« Reply #325 on: 11/10/2011, 11:26 PM »
I am just going to say
Hello Colin & welcome to Crema forum (insert hand shake here)  ;)

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« Reply #326 on: 12/10/2011, 08:12 PM »
I'm with KK,

I think AM and Brett may have freaked Colin out a bit  :o  ;D

Welcome Colin, this place is a good read.

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« Reply #327 on: 12/10/2011, 08:54 PM »
The GEE seems to be going ok in the US, it's called a Crossland, someone tell me I'm wrong about this but it sure looks like the same machine to me.

We are an odd bunch so I'm sure you'll feel welcome, oh not saying you're odd or anything but as long as you are honest you'll fit in :)
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« Reply #328 on: 17/10/2011, 01:39 PM »
Welcome Colin, the more the merrier around here...  ;D
Have you had a read of the "Getting to know" member interviews?
Click here: http://www.bestcafes.com.au/forum/member-interviews/
PM me if you would like to participate

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« Reply #329 on: 20/10/2011, 11:16 AM »
While I've been on Home-Barista for quite some time, I came across this friendly spot while searching for a GS, and found Ronin up to his elbows restoring one. Right now, I'm living vicariously through his posts, trusting that a suitable machine will come my way when the planets align.

I'm in San Francisco and have great memories of spending time in Melbourne many years ago on a few business trips. Past my first "real" Guinness, a pair of R.M. Williams that fit like a glove and lasted me a decade, and the great hospitality, my most vivid memory is waking up, horribly jet-lagged, and making it to breakfast. There I could get with my eggs either bacon or "lamb cutlets." Little did I expect what I'm used to calling "prime lamb chops" as a side dish! I was sold...
 
Over the years, I've been through a range of equipment, with the current stable being mainly a K10, Bunn G2, Quick Mill Anita, La Pavoni Professional, and a not-quite-dialed-in Quest M3 roaster. Our Poodles love foam, and I'm hoping to get them to learn how to pull shots next.

Please forgive the hours of my posts or tardy replies, I'm clearly in the wrong time zone.

Thanks for the welcome,

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« Reply #330 on: 20/10/2011, 01:36 PM »
Welcome Jeff
We hope that you contribute to Ronins / GS restore thread
Both to ask questions or to solve a problem

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« Reply #331 on: 20/10/2011, 04:38 PM »
G'Day Jeff, looks like you have a way with words, looking forward to some interesting posts.
Welcome aboard. ;D
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Dry Bean.

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« Reply #332 on: 20/10/2011, 05:17 PM »
Welcome Jeff, great profile pic!  Welcome to the friendly forum!
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« Reply #333 on: 20/10/2011, 07:03 PM »
Good to have you here Jeff. I used to live down the road from you in silicon valley, so know the area a bit. Always liked San Francisco and north into Sonoma and surrounds.
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« Reply #334 on: 22/10/2011, 10:10 PM »
I may as well get in on the action :)
my name is Trevor and I have been a progressive coffee tragic for about five years..............
I began my caffeinated journey on a Via Venezia and (strike me down) supermarket pre-ground, then came a Sunbeam grinder and fresh beans (a whole new world materialised), fed by info from coffee forums the upgrade bug bit and along came Silvia and Rocky, PID kit, thanks to K Rudd a Mazzer Mini and then the arrival of an Isomac Tea II, during this time I also began roasting on a popper which I sent into meltdown mode after five consecutive roasts, thus corretto I and later on MkII were pressed into action--450 roasts later and a tempting offer from Mark at Coffeeroasters Oz saw a 2kg Torrefottore arrive on my doorstep.
I have involved myself on the Perth coffee scene attending cupping sessions, barista jams, assisting at state barista championships, I try and get to Melbourne once or twice a year to soak up the coffee culture and visit as many coffee hot spots as possible
I worked in the newspaper production industry for 25 years and for the past 20 years have operated a lawn/garden maintenance business which I am still operating on a part-time basis (more time to roast and drink coffee!!)
cheers  Trevor
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« Reply #335 on: 22/10/2011, 10:43 PM »
Welcome Trevor!  That's one serious roaster for the home coffee enthusiast!  Do you do markets or sell browns to subsidize that wonderful purchase?  Welcome to the friendly forum!
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« Reply #336 on: 22/10/2011, 11:53 PM »
Welcome Trevor!  That's one serious roaster for the home coffee enthusiast!  Do you do markets or sell browns to subsidize that wonderful purchase?  Welcome to the friendly forum!
Thanks Brett, I sell a few beans to friends and family to cover costs, roaster was a self present for reaching the grand old age of 60, a little indulgence and an interest for me  when I retire fully down the track :)
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« Reply #337 on: 23/10/2011, 12:27 AM »
Thanks Brett, I sell a few beans to friends and family to cover costs, roaster was a self present for reaching the grand old age of 60, a little indulgence and an interest for me  when I retire fully down the track :)

A thoroughly deserved and enjoyable indulgence no doubt.  And for a hobby that can generate some funds to help sustain it to boot!  Fantastic! 
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« Reply #338 on: 30/10/2011, 03:06 PM »
G'day.

I'm Divey. I'm an old fart who has just found out that you can roast coffee at home with a popcorn popper and I'm hooked.  :)

I was asked if I would like to join this forum by another member here after swapping several personal messages on another forum. We were both unimpressed after a personal message was accessed, altered and then forwarded on. Very poor form in my books.

I'm a lover and not a fighter and I'm here to learn more about the finer art of roasting coffee at home. Pretty simple stuff eh!!


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« Reply #339 on: 30/10/2011, 06:36 PM »
Welcome Divey, you'll find this a pretty open place. Nice to have you aboard.

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« Reply #340 on: 30/10/2011, 08:31 PM »
Yeah, I'm keen, but, somehow I did not start off too flash. I'm in the corner at the moment copping body blows.

I'll stick in there and see what transpires.

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« Reply #341 on: 30/10/2011, 08:57 PM »
We were both unimpressed after a personal message was accessed, altered and then forwarded on.

Tell me you are joking right!?  :tearhair:

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« Reply #342 on: 30/10/2011, 09:27 PM »
Hey there Lindsay... it's nice to see you made it

Welcome!!!

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« Reply #343 on: 30/10/2011, 09:54 PM »
Welcome Davey

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« Reply #344 on: 31/10/2011, 04:52 AM »
Tell me you are joking right!?  :tearhair:

Unfortunately 100% correct.  >:(



Hey there Lindsay... it's nice to see you made it

Welcome!!!

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Bruce

Yeah mate, came in with a bit of a crash landing. I'm in recovery mode at the moment. We'll have a look around and see what is happening.




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« Reply #345 on: 31/10/2011, 08:13 AM »
Good to have you here Divey, nice to see you aren't shy about posting.

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« Reply #346 on: 31/10/2011, 12:32 PM »
Welcome Divey,

We don't get the traffic through here that the other place gets but I guarantee that the posts are more considered, insightful and interesting.  Thank you for posting the JBM link as I was unaware that they existed.  It is a credit to the guys who keep this site running that your post was considered, allowed and not modified.  Quite rare for Aussie coffee forums in my own experience.  I too had PM's tampered with on the other site!!!

Welcome to Crema mate... get amongst it!
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« Reply #347 on: 31/10/2011, 01:00 PM »
I guarantee that the posts are more considered, insightful and interesting. 

A rather glib statement don't you think? How could you possibly guarantee that?

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« Reply #348 on: 31/10/2011, 03:11 PM »
A rather glib statement don't you think? How could you possibly guarantee that?

Yes it is isn't it... I can guarantee it because I can sight a reference off the interweb... mine  :rofl:

It is merely my subjective opinion gained by reading most if not all of the recent posts, and having also read thousands of posts on other forums going back to our alt.coffee days.  I enjoy the fact that many of the newbie questions and ideas on this forum are out of my depth; posted, by people with more experience than me.  We seem to get far fewer of the 'my $50 expresso machine won't make a nice cupofchino with this premium grade antique preground coffee... why?'  We also seem to have very few posts that are answered with 'google is ya friend!'  The membership retention/contribution rate of such posts and interactions seems to me sadly small... how many CS members have had their enquiries answered and are never heard from again?  There is possibly an MPhil or Phd for someone interested in Group Dynamics and Web2.0 data collection... but it's not me!

CS like Crema seems to have a core of passionate people who contribute regularly.  At Crema I look forward to these peoples posts.  I didn't experience this to the same degree previously.  Subjective... sure but like all opinions easily enough qualified and time permitting quantified.  But why bother... time for a coffee.

Welcome Divey... I'm enjoying your posts on other threads very much... as I do yours Hiphipharrar.
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« Reply #349 on: 31/10/2011, 03:22 PM »
btw welcome. :)

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