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« Reply #475 on: 18/02/2012, 07:26 PM »
Hi All,

I'm currently living in Melbourne.

Own a Breville BES860 and absolutely love my coffee now. Very interesting topic, and in fact, I'm so in love with my coffee that I'm looking into home roasting!

Nice blog btw, coffee guy.

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« Reply #476 on: 18/02/2012, 07:31 PM »
Hi All,

I'm currently living in Melbourne.

Own a Breville BES860 and absolutely love my coffee now. Very interesting topic, and in fact, I'm so in love with my coffee that I'm looking into home roasting!

Nice blog btw, coffee guy.

A cheery welcome Eric
Welcome to the Crema forum and may you expand your knowledge and impart some of yours on us

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« Reply #477 on: 18/02/2012, 08:52 PM »
Welcome ES,
Depending whereabouts you are, I might be able to help you out with beginner roasting gear. I am in SE suburbs, Glen Waverley.
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« Reply #478 on: 20/02/2012, 05:19 PM »
Hi all

Seriously, how do you do it? Some very interesting people out there. I wanted to join the forum to get some feedback from time to time but this site offers so much more than that!
I'm almost 51 and live in Bunbury WA. I'm married and between my wife and I we have three kids, if you can call them kids at 23, 21 and 19. We've been married almost 4 years.
I work with a mining company and have done for over 30 years (yeah I know sad isn't it)
My wife (Kylie is 43 and is gorgeous) and I like to eat out, go to the movies, go to concerts and travel. Our travels are mostly to Bali. I love to fish, enjoy all sorts of music and if the Blues win the AFL flag this year and Bruce Springsteen tours Oz as some are suggesting he will, then my life will pretty much be complete.
Kylie and I enjoy our coffee but I have to honest,  we're not in the same league as some of you.
We have owned manual and semi automatic machines and we're in the process of deciding on buying a San Marco 85e for use at home.
We're a little disappointed at how long some of our machines have lasted and so we're looking to invest in a machine that hopefully will last many years.
I hope the robust nature of this model is worthwhile. It is a manual machine but i think the art of coffee making is enhanced when you have more input yourself.
Anyway, if any of you out there have any advice on this particular machine then please feel free to share your thoughts.
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« Reply #479 on: 20/02/2012, 06:17 PM »
Hi and welcome to the Crema forum Wally
We have some members with similar interests such as fishing and movies  ;D

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We're a little disappointed at how long some of our machines have lasted and so we're looking to invest in a machine that hopefully will last many years.
I hope the robust nature of this model is worthwhile. It is a manual machine but i think the art of coffee making is enhanced when you have more input yourself.
Anyway, if any of you out there have any advice on this particular machine then please feel free to share your thoughts.

I am a supporter of pro-sumer or small commercial machines for home use & in fact currently own 2
The main thing is to get a brand that is
1) Trusted and luckily you have a broad choice
2) Reliable
3) Parts and service - even if that's self service, - if you are in a remote area

Have a look at our for sale section as many members will at some time upgrade and great bargains can be had on well looked after machines

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« Reply #480 on: 21/02/2012, 10:24 AM »

Kylie and I enjoy our coffee but I have to honest,  we're not in the same league as some of you.


Not all of us are equally experienced, which is a good thing as we are all learning - sometimes a fresh perspective is helpful. You probably have more coffee making experience than me.

Glad to have you here, don't be shy about posting.
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« Reply #481 on: 21/02/2012, 06:02 PM »
Welcome Wally!  Get posting mate.. All are welcome here!
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« Reply #482 on: 24/02/2012, 06:41 PM »
Thanks, I'm here to learn a bit more about machines and making good coffee.

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« Reply #483 on: 03/03/2012, 08:36 PM »
Thank you for the welcome guys,

Yes AM,

My recollection might be a little hazy, but a wise man did tell me that: "If you haven't roasted your coffee to 3rd Crack, then you'll never know how good coffee can be" .. he did rather look quite elongated in features and rather hairy .. I'm sure he was a man .. well, come to think of it, maybe he was a Llama ... ? The Dali Llama perhaps? most probably not though.

3rd Crack: the elusive point of no return, spontaneous combustion, so much energy, you can't stop it. If it ain't on fire, it ain't worth drinking!

So yes again AM .. 3rd Crack is my new venture into this wonderful world of coffee. After a very memorable 18 months at Supreme Roasters and 10 Golden Bean Medals later, I'm ready to retire from roasting as I now realise that aiming for 3rd Crack on my roast profiles may just be pushing coffee too far? mmmm .... pushing coffee beyond limits .. I'm convinced there's goodness beyond 3rd Crack. I have been known to be wrong before though.

Where's my Green Tea?


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« Reply #484 on: 03/03/2012, 10:06 PM »
I'll be pulling shots all day at No Name Lane tomorrow (Sunday the 4th March). My coffee features alongside their regular blend roasted by Black Sheep Coffee Roasters (Mark Gloftis - Brisbane). .. .. No Name Lane - a shop with two roasters.

The original blend I designed for Peter Gloftis (owner, No Name Lane) was called EPIC and was awarded a bronze at the most recent Golden Bean. It featured the Tanzanian Blackburn Estate 'pick of the harvest' crop. The next blend featured another Tanzanian, this time from the Tarakea Rural Cooperative Society of Kilimanjaro and known in the shop as KING KILI . ... and of course coffee being seasonal .. and the tides of change coinciding with the creation of 3rd Crack, a little secret was learnt : SAN JOSE'S LITTLE SECRET to be precise. Now being showcased in store and extracted by yours truly every Sunday (until they get sick of me) .. so, if you're around Broadbeach, Gold Coast, please drop on in and let me make you a coffee or two or THREE. I can't promise that I'll actually have time for a chat, but will do my best to say hello !!!!

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« Reply #485 on: 03/03/2012, 10:09 PM »
I have been there (No Name Lane) and met young Mark - aka 3rd crack

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« Reply #486 on: 03/03/2012, 10:22 PM »

My recollection might be a little hazy, but a wise man did tell me that: "If you haven't roasted your coffee to 3rd Crack, then you'll never know how good coffee can be" .. he did rather look quite elongated in features and rather hairy .. I'm sure he was a man .. well, come to think of it, maybe he was a Llama ... ? The Dali Llama perhaps? most probably not though.

Where's my Green Tea?

Oh no! Another one of AM's acquaintances that requires us to take  a mental 'jump to the left, then a step to the right' to understand their posts.

Welcome 3rd Crack.  I'm sure I'll make the necessary mental adjustments in time. At least the learning experience will be quirky and interesting.

Edit: Actually, I'm just wodnering if it maybe lack of caffeine on my part that causes the mental disconnect. Best check that as it is an easy test.

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« Reply #487 on: 03/03/2012, 10:51 PM »
Oh no! Another one of AM's acquaintances that requires us to take  a mental 'jump to the left, then a step to the right' to understand their posts.

Welcome 3rd Crack.  I'm sure I'll make the necessary mental adjustments in time. At least the learning experience will be quirky and interesting.

Edit: Actually, I'm just wodnering if it maybe lack of caffeine on my part that causes the mental disconnect. Best check that as it is an easy test.

I'm still getting my head around 3rd Crack... So any inferences so few of the appropriate or tasteful.  Welcome Mark, I look forward to your posts with eager anticipation and some green tea at the ready....
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« Reply #488 on: 05/03/2012, 02:13 PM »
Nothing too interesting about the user name, just a name acronym that has stuck.

Just your regular passionate prosumer coffee type although I have recently been thinking more and more about getting into the commercial coffee scene as a little side project from my usual line of work.

After having traveled a bit I do feel quite lucky to live in Brisbane, it is nice to see more and more people from all sectors becoming educated and passionate about good coffee. Not something I have experienced in too many other cities.

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« Reply #489 on: 06/03/2012, 04:54 PM »
I enjoyed some of your wares at No Name Lane early Sunday morning Mark. Was it the black or white blend?

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« Reply #490 on: 06/03/2012, 04:55 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys  :)

Looking forward to getting to know you all better!

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« Reply #491 on: 06/03/2012, 05:02 PM »
Hi AM

I'm lucky enough to work at D&D, we've met a few times there  ;)

I get to play with lots of toys, FB80, old school GS2, Mazzer E's. Really enjoying my chemexs at home while I save my money for an espresso machine at home.

Looking forward to coming to watch the throw down in a few weeks. See you there!

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« Reply #492 on: 06/03/2012, 05:10 PM »
Hi Everyone :)

I'm a long time lurker, but thought it was time I said hello!

I've been making coffee for about 6 years. Learnt my trade over in Wellington, loved it so much I ended up co-owning 2 cafes over there. Packed up just over a year ago to move back so the kids were closer to the grandparents.

I'm lucky enough to work in a cafe at Hendra, and get to play with a whole range of toys. I'm really enjoying manual brew methods at home at the moment, until I find myself a nice lever machine to sit on the kitchen bench.

Looking forward to getting to know you all better.

Cheers,
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« Reply #493 on: 06/03/2012, 05:13 PM »
Welcome to the Crema forum Matt   :thumb:
Hope you can visit often and share about all things coffee

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« Reply #494 on: 06/03/2012, 05:37 PM »
Hi there, I'm from Brisbane. Have been in the industry for 5 years. Now spend majority of my time training & consulting...
Off to have a look around...  :)

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« Reply #495 on: 06/03/2012, 05:39 PM »
Hi AM,

That's where I work :) I know Scott, JP and Tim quiet well. I'll see you there!

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« Reply #496 on: 06/03/2012, 05:51 PM »
Hi there, I'm from Brisbane. Have been in the industry for 5 years. Now spend majority of my time training & consulting...
Off to have a look around...  :)

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« Reply #497 on: 06/03/2012, 06:06 PM »

Welcome...


So the Training and Consulting is in Coffee or another field ?


AM

Thanks for the welcome KK & AM

AM, yes sorry I should have been more specific..

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« Reply #498 on: 06/03/2012, 06:10 PM »
Hey Matt, always seem to miss you when I go to D&D.. We have spoken briefly on twitter.. (Leigh) :)

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« Reply #499 on: 06/03/2012, 06:10 PM »
So matt, are you kiwi, or did you just have the good fortune to live there for a while?
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