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« Reply #950 on: 11/11/2014, 03:06 PM »
Welcome Gavin.

The Colombian decaf from Beangreen green bean suppliers are great to roast.
Some customers in my restaurant can,t believe they are drinking decaf.
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« Reply #951 on: 12/11/2014, 06:33 PM »
Thanks GaryatGala and Koffee Kosmo for the suggestions and advice:)

I'm in the process of roasting Mexican Mountain Water Organic decaf at the moment, which to me is of equal standard to (if not better than) most cafe quality caffeinated coffee I've tasted .... and I'm a newbie roaster.:)

Maybe I'm a bit bias.:) Still, I know from firsthand experience that my wife doesn't suffer from this bias and has no problem letting me know if a roast tastes average. After 6kgs into this roasting experiment, I have a couple of roasting profiles that consistently produce good to very good coffee. I'm now ready to branch out to a new bean.

It's difficult enough sourcing good decaf beans, but to complicate things ... I prefer organic coffee if possible. The Columbian organic decaf (both SW and MW) seem to fit the bill and might be needed for my next roasting experiment - especially to compare/contrast and similarities/differences between the different decaf processes. A future project (although not organic), might be a couple of varieties at the ministry grounds ... looks like there a couple of interesting beans there as well.:)

Exciting stuff.:)
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« Reply #952 on: 12/11/2014, 08:46 PM »
forget decaff

now you can  get normal beans with only like 2% caffeine  they have been breed  that way rather then being raped
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« Reply #953 on: 12/11/2014, 09:22 PM »
Hi C-Man

Good info mate. I read somewhere that there were Ethiopian varieties with very low decaf ... I think they were called "C arabica". I haven't been able able to find much more about them. Would you have any recent info or know anyone that sells them?

This would be the preference for decaf by far.

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« Reply #954 on: 14/11/2014, 06:50 AM »
I can't remember but when my sister was prego I would buy low cafe for her and they lasted much longer and tasted better than decaf

I think green bean has a Brazilian one maybe.
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« Reply #955 on: 14/11/2014, 08:18 PM »
Thanks C-Man:)

I had a look and the only info I found was about a Brazilian scientist that had developed beans from Ethiopia in 2004. Apparently, his decaf coffee strains taste good, but it wasn't suitable for cultivation. Then something about the project being taken away from him.

I'll ask greenbean too.


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« Reply #956 on: 17/11/2014, 01:27 PM »
Brendan from GreenBean got back to me ... nice fella.

He said the coffee was a Brazilian from Daterra Estate, named Opus 1. He also mentioned that the caffeine percentage was just low enough to be labelled as a decaf coffee.
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« Reply #957 on: 29/11/2014, 08:08 AM »
Brendan from GreenBean got back to me ... nice fella.

He said the coffee was a Brazilian from Daterra Estate, named Opus 1. He also mentioned that the caffeine percentage was just low enough to be labelled as a decaf coffee.

Opus 1 is a beautiful coffee.  I highly recommend it it you can get any!
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« Reply #958 on: 04/12/2014, 07:34 AM »
Thanks for the welcome.  :coffee2:
Im very much a newbie and would love to learn a lot more.
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« Reply #959 on: 04/12/2014, 06:04 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  :coffee2:
Im very much a newbie and would love to learn a lot more.
Naomi.

Hi Naomi,

Welcome to the forum, tell us a little about yourself and your coffee aspirations, equipment etc, as well as likes and dislikes.

Dry Bean. :)
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« Reply #960 on: 04/12/2014, 08:45 PM »
Hi Dry  :)
Our family household has a sunbeam cafe series machine which is approx 7 years old.  Starting to use the machine now again and its playing up. 
Our family is looking into buying a mobile coffee van / coffee kiosk / coffee cart.  We are now looking to buy a semi automatic commercial machine for home so we can perfect our coffee making.

Dislikes - the fact that I thought I knew what I was doing years ago when using the home machine. I pity the family and friends that got served that muck.   :stir
Dislikes also paying good money for bad coffee.
Likes -  that I am developing my coffee knowledge and making skills.  Zarraffa's coffee drive thru's after a busy day.

Naomi  :coffee2:

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« Reply #961 on: 05/12/2014, 09:49 AM »
Hi Dry  :)
Our family household has a sunbeam cafe series machine which is approx 7 years old.  Starting to use the machine now again and its playing up. 
Our family is looking into buying a mobile coffee van / coffee kiosk / coffee cart.  We are now looking to buy a semi automatic commercial machine for home so we can perfect our coffee making.

Dislikes - the fact that I thought I knew what I was doing years ago when using the home machine. I pity the family and friends that got served that muck.   :stir
Dislikes also paying good money for bad coffee.
Likes -  that I am developing my coffee knowledge and making skills.  Zarraffa's coffee drive thru's after a busy day.

Naomi  :coffee2:


Morning Naomi,

The Sunbeam sounds like it served its purpose, introduced you to better coffee and gave you an insight into the fact that there are better options available, obviously if your looking to start a small coffee related business there are a lot more skills needed than simply being able to make a decent coffee, buying a decent home machine and grinder is certainly a good start though.

The fact that you recognise your skills need improving is certainly a good beginning.

I don't think any of us like paying for below average coffee.

Plenty of experience and advice available here and on similar forums.

Good luck,

Dry Bean. :)

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« Reply #962 on: 28/12/2014, 06:24 PM »
Hey guys just signed up thought i'd say hi
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« Reply #963 on: 28/12/2014, 09:48 PM »
Hey guys just signed up thought i'd say hi

Welcome mate!  It's a bit quiet around here at the moment with many of us on holidays or spending quality time with alcohol (I meant family)! Nonetheless if you get amongst it, we'll no doubt be dragged out of the woodwork!  Welome again!
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« Reply #964 on: 28/12/2014, 11:34 PM »
welcome aperfectcoffee.

Let us know a little about your coffee journey. Enjoy the forum and get involved and as BrettH said, quiet through the Christmas period but they will soon return.

Have a safe new years

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« Reply #965 on: 01/01/2015, 02:10 PM »
Howdy,

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

I'm guessing a lot of people will be needing their caffeine hit this morning particularly, myself included.

A bit about me... I live in Brisbane. Have been involved in the hospitality industry since I was 4 years old. Yes 4 omg child slavery;) When it comes to restaurants I'm an all rounder or let's just say it's a comfortable environment for me, but I'd like to specialise and learn more about the cafe industry now as I have an opportunity to open up a hole in the wall, neighbourhood espresso bar in West Brisbane, April this year.

I look forward to picking your brains :)

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« Reply #966 on: 01/01/2015, 04:10 PM »
Howdy,

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

I'm guessing a lot of people will be needing their caffeine hit this morning particularly, myself included.

A bit about me... I live in Brisbane. Have been involved in the hospitality industry since I was 4 years old. Yes 4 omg child slavery;) When it comes to restaurants I'm an all rounder or let's just say it's a comfortable environment for me, but I'd like to specialise and learn more about the cafe industry now as I have an opportunity to open up a hole in the wall, neighbourhood espresso bar in West Brisbane, April this year.

I look forward to picking your brains :)

Well mate you've come to the right place.  Welcome and ask lots of questions. 
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« Reply #967 on: 01/01/2015, 04:28 PM »
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« Reply #968 on: 01/01/2015, 06:51 PM »
Welcome macchiatome, great to see you on the forum.

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« Reply #969 on: 13/01/2015, 10:54 PM »
Hi Everyone,

A bit about my self and why I am here.

I am not a cafe owner, altho I do hope to own one in the future. I am a proud coffee addict and study the cafe restaurant industry daily. I am looking forward to chatting with many of you and learn a great deal.

Currently I am a business owner, we develop mobile apps for cafes and restaurants and provide free mobile / online marketing advice. I am not going to pitch it to you, if you have quests just ask.

I am here to learn from this great community but I also want to help. So if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask and I will do my best to contribute quality to this forum.

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« Reply #970 on: 14/01/2015, 07:40 AM »
Welcome Jade!  We look forward to your contribution.
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« Reply #971 on: 14/01/2015, 10:10 AM »
Hi Everyone,

A bit about my self and why I am here.

I am not a cafe owner, altho I do hope to own one in the future. I am a proud coffee addict and study the cafe restaurant industry daily. I am looking forward to chatting with many of you and learn a great deal.

Currently I am a business owner, we develop mobile apps for cafes and restaurants and provide free mobile / online marketing advice. I am not going to pitch it to you, if you have quests just ask.

I am here to learn from this great community but I also want to help. So if anyone has any questions please feel free to ask and I will do my best to contribute quality to this forum.

Regards

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Morning Jade,

Welcome to The Coffee Forum.

Thanks for your early posts, as you have gathered, we're certainly looking for contributions from new members, your posts and thoughts are most welcome.
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« Reply #972 on: 22/01/2015, 05:38 PM »
Hey guys,
Chookz here. I've joined up because I can't start a day without a good coffee (or 3) and lately I've been thinking that it's what I want to pursue as a career. I live in Melbourne and work full time, but am looking to get a small roaster and start experimenting on the side. Who knows what could come of it?!? So just swung by to say hi. I guess to get the ball rolling here's some info I'm after to make a start on my journey:
- What are some good roasters to start off with? How much am I looking at spending? I'm the type of person loves to have the best of everything so would rather pay a little extra to get a good machine as opposed to something cheap to start on. Pay a little extra, not go too crazy - perhaps looking for a range of machines from cheap to the cream of the crop and I can see where my budget fits.
- Next up would be size. I'm thinking 1 kg as I'll be learning to roast from scratch and experimenting with different roasts. So expecting a few mistakes along the way and 1 kg would have the least wastage. So what do you guys think? Good to start at 1 kg? Or save a little more and grab a big boy?
- Lastly to get the conversation going, can anyone point me to a good source of information for beginner roasters, and also if anyone knows any good sources of info for setting up a roaster/coffee shop business.
I'm only very new to this site and am conscious of clogging up this introduce yourself thread with all my questions, so please point me in the right direction if any of these questions have their own threads on the forum.
Thanks guys, speak soon

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« Reply #973 on: 22/01/2015, 06:37 PM »
Hey guys,
Chookz here. I've joined up because I can't start a day without a good coffee (or 3) and lately I've been thinking that it's what I want to pursue as a career. I live in Melbourne and work full time, but am looking to get a small roaster and start experimenting on the side. Who knows what could come of it?!? So just swung by to say hi. I guess to get the ball rolling here's some info I'm after to make a start on my journey:
- What are some good roasters to start off with? How much am I looking at spending? I'm the type of person loves to have the best of everything so would rather pay a little extra to get a good machine as opposed to something cheap to start on. Pay a little extra, not go too crazy - perhaps looking for a range of machines from cheap to the cream of the crop and I can see where my budget fits.
- Next up would be size. I'm thinking 1 kg as I'll be learning to roast from scratch and experimenting with different roasts. So expecting a few mistakes along the way and 1 kg would have the least wastage. So what do you guys think? Good to start at 1 kg? Or save a little more and grab a big boy?
- Lastly to get the conversation going, can anyone point me to a good source of information for beginner roasters, and also if anyone knows any good sources of info for setting up a roaster/coffee shop business.
I'm only very new to this site and am conscious of clogging up this introduce yourself thread with all my questions, so please point me in the right direction if any of these questions have their own threads on the forum.
Thanks guys, speak soon

G'Day Chookz,

Welcome to The Coffee Forum.

Lots of options available for roasting, I started roasting years ago with an aluminium bowl, a wooden spoon and a heat gun,from there I progressed to a Coretto and have been roasting weekly 750 gram batches ever since.

The Coretto is a simple setup, cheap to make, excellent results and will give years of service.

The dog bowl works OK as well, the wrists get a little tired after a while.
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« Reply #974 on: 22/01/2015, 07:02 PM »
Welcome Chookz

Like to make an entrance with the big questions hey, can I point you to the roasters thread.

http://coffeeforum.org.au/roasters-different-roasting-equipment/

Lots of good information on the many roasters that you can get with budgets from what's in your kitchen to $30k upwards and everything in-between.

For advice on setting up cafes I would be looking at the information that mycuppa posts, amazing amount of knowledge on the industry and well worth listening too.

Enjoy the forum.

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