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« Reply #975 on: 22/01/2015, 08:36 PM »
Welcome Chookz!  Get posting in the threads mate.  You'll be pleasantly surprised by the knowledge many of our members not to mention their generosity!
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« Reply #976 on: 22/01/2015, 09:23 PM »
Welcome Chookz

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« Reply #977 on: 22/01/2015, 09:58 PM »
Welcome to the forum chooky
I can't help you with large roasters but small ones not a problem

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« Reply #978 on: 16/02/2015, 08:11 AM »
Hi all,

Good new format - Ive been working a FIFo for the last 2 years  in the Gas fields of Roma, Injune, Miles and Chinchilla - so yes Ive been out of circulation.

AM helped me by rebuilding my Hottop for which Im truly grateful - apparently I was supposed to clean it occasionally..

Since Ive been away - Ive had to invest in a Nespresso machine at home so that my wife and daughter and their friendscan at least have a coffee that they can make themselves - so my Lelit has been relegated to the garage.

Anyway to remind you all - Born in Northern Rhodesia ( Zambia) many years ago - relocated to Johannesburg with my parents where I did some of my schooling and my studies and started my career as an Electrical Engineer - emigrated to Brisbane in 1999 with my family   - "Africa for the Africans" they say nowadays and they can have it... Im a happy little Vegemite here..

Miss the gatherings we have had in the past and when I get back to Brisbane full time hopefully we can meet up again - good to see a few familiar names here.

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« Reply #979 on: 16/02/2015, 09:07 AM »
Hi all,

Good new format - Ive been working a FIFo for the last 2 years  in the Gas fields of Roma, Injune, Miles and Chinchilla - so yes Ive been out of circulation.

AM helped me by rebuilding my Hottop for which Im truly grateful - apparently I was supposed to clean it occasionally..

Since Ive been away - Ive had to invest in a Nespresso machine at home so that my wife and daughter and their friendscan at least have a coffee that they can make themselves - so my Lelit has been relegated to the garage.

Anyway to remind you all - Born in Northern Rhodesia ( Zambia) many years ago - relocated to Johannesburg with my parents where I did some of my schooling and my studies and started my career as an Electrical Engineer - emigrated to Brisbane in 1999 with my family   - "Africa for the Africans" they say nowadays and they can have it... Im a happy little Vegemite here..

Miss the gatherings we have had in the past and when I get back to Brisbane full time hopefully we can meet up again - good to see a few familiar names here.

All the best..

Morning Springbok,

Thanks for taking the time to log in and give us an update.

Lets hear more from you in the near future. :)

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« Reply #980 on: 16/02/2015, 01:35 PM »
Great to see you mate.  Yes I agree I feel the need for a social too!  They were always a great idea to get together and put a face to a name and enjoy a coffee or 2.

Hopefully Chester will be ready for one.  His place is amazing but a bit of a drive from Brisbane.

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« Reply #981 on: 20/02/2015, 09:26 PM »
Hi Springbok,

Great to hear you again. How do you cope with FIFO coffee??
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« Reply #982 on: 20/02/2015, 09:35 PM »
Springbok got me hooked on Biltong
Good to see you posting again  :thumb:
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« Reply #983 on: 22/02/2015, 11:18 PM »
I am not new but been on hiatus for quite a while and a lot has changed. My head barista position pretty made me focus on rosters and ordering rather than actually making coffee which wasn't good for me at all. I'm now studying theology full time and unemployed for the moment.

Still keeping my skills in check on the Bezzera at home!
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« Reply #984 on: 23/02/2015, 12:04 AM »
Good to hear from you Michael, we are always heading where we are meant to be but sometimes we take the long way round. So seems you just needed a little push to get back on the chosen path.   :coffee2: :thumb:

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« Reply #985 on: 23/02/2015, 09:32 AM »
I am not new but been on hiatus for quite a while and a lot has changed. My head barista position pretty made me focus on rosters and ordering rather than actually making coffee which wasn't good for me at all. I'm now studying theology full time and unemployed for the moment.

Still keeping my skills in check on the Bezzera at home!

Morning Michael,

I certainly recall your name, perhaps from another forum, regardless, welcome back to The Coffee Forum.

Good luck with your studies and keep up the good work on your Bezzera. :)
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« Reply #986 on: 23/02/2015, 03:59 PM »
Being the boss isn't for everyone and managing staff can be difficult at times.    At least you realised it wasn't for you early on and chose a new path.  So many people just put up and shut up and keep going and them many years down the track realise it's not going anywhere or making them happy.

Good to see you back here to say hi again!

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« Reply #987 on: 23/02/2015, 05:13 PM »
Wonderful to see you back MW!  We've all suffered dodgy parish coffee in our lives so your coffee skills will do you and your parishioners proud someday soon. 
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« Reply #988 on: 02/03/2015, 12:49 PM »
Hi all, new here and reasonably new to coffee.

I am currently plugging away with DeLonghi Icona, laugh and snigger if you must, get it out of your systems :laugh: and a Smart Grinder Pro.
However....an upgrade is in the not too distant future, I just need a few more $$ and more importantly I need to decide once and for all what I want so until then I'll keep on keeping on with the Icona  :P.

I look forward to nosing about.

Sue :).
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« Reply #989 on: 02/03/2015, 01:03 PM »
G'Day Sue,

Welcome to the Coffee Forum.

I can assure you no one will laugh or snigger, we've all been through a similar learning experience.

Have a look around and don't be afraid to ask questions, we're a small and friendly band.

Just noticed in your profile, your from SA, what part of the state do you live? we're up at Moonta. :)
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« Reply #990 on: 02/03/2015, 01:30 PM »
Hi Dry bean and thanks for your reply. If no-one sniggers I may as well mention Master 16s coughDolceGustocough then as well  :D.
In all seriousness a nice shiny piece of stainless steel is planned, I just need to work out what I want but I am getting there.....slowly.

I am almost on the Fleurieu Peninsula in the Woodcroft/Reynella area  :).

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« Reply #991 on: 02/03/2015, 01:40 PM »
"DolceGusto" once again, all part of the process Sue, I've had much worse than pod coffee.

Re the machine, when your ready ask for advice in the Espresso Machines forum http://coffeeforum.org.au/espresso-machines/
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« Reply #992 on: 02/03/2015, 01:50 PM »
Will do Dry bean thanks.

I have a reasonable idea of what I want although I would like a couple of other options to check out but they are proving rather elusive here  :-[.
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« Reply #993 on: 02/03/2015, 01:58 PM »
Will do Dry bean thanks.

I have a reasonable idea of what I want although I would like a couple of other options to check out but they are proving rather illusive here  :-[.

What is it that your finding elusive Sue? :)
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« Reply #994 on: 02/03/2015, 02:08 PM »
I had to fix that typo, it was bugging me  :D.


I have pretty much narrowed my choice down to either the Isomac Tea or Millenium.

I would love to have a look at some Diadema and VBM machines before making a final decision but can't find any stockists in Adelaide- so if you know of any, shout out.

I'll check back here later, typing with a sleeping 2 yr old over my shoulder is too much like multi tasking for me  :).
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« Reply #995 on: 02/03/2015, 09:11 PM »
Hi Sue

Nobody here would dare snigger at a multi-tasking Mum who autocorrects while providing toddler sleep and coffee research.  You're my new favourite acronym BTW: MTMWAWPTSACR!  It'll roll of the tongue of any 2 year olds who take a sneaky sip of your espresso!

When you do research proper start a thread and ask the question what do I need!?  There are things like water filters and back flush solution that cost a tiny bit more upfront but save a lot of money later.  When it comes to shiny Italian machines (they're the best ones) the one to get is the one you like the most.  It is fun to ask the question however and see the opinions fly!!

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« Reply #996 on: 02/03/2015, 09:21 PM »
Welcome.  Great to see someone new.

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« Reply #997 on: 02/03/2015, 09:28 PM »
Hi Brett :).

Ha, ha, sometimes these things just have to be done as no-one else will do them  :P.


I know I will need a few bits and bobs, particularly the water filter as Adelaide water is notoriously, well, crap to put it bluntly.

I have started a new thread in the section that Dry bean suggested but am yet to get a bite. Perhaps the mere mention of the Icona scared them off  ;).


Hi Lacehim and thank you, it's nice to be here  :).
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« Reply #998 on: 21/03/2015, 08:03 PM »
Hey guys, my names Lachy and i have really discovered a passion for coffee. Always wanting to learn and better myself. Currently working at 'Ballarista' in Ballarat, Victoria. I enjoy experimenting with new techniques and machines. Just bought a Cold Drip system and wanting to get that up and running. Any guidance or tips or general info will always be appreciated!
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« Reply #999 on: 21/03/2015, 10:29 PM »
Hey guys, my names Lachy and i have really discovered a passion for coffee. Always wanting to learn and better myself. Currently working at 'Ballarista' in Ballarat, Victoria. I enjoy experimenting with new techniques and machines. Just bought a Cold Drip system and wanting to get that up and running. Any guidance or tips or general info will always be appreciated!

Evening Lachy'

Welcome to the Coffee Forum.

Sorry, I'm of no use re advice on the cold drip process, strictly espresso myself, I'm sure there are others here who will be only to pleased to offer assistance. :)
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