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Sorry if I sounded like I wanted to discourage people from going, quite the opposite, I think it's worth going once just to see what it's about. I'm just a grumpy lazy sod most of the time so take my above opinions with a grain of salt :)

 

T.


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Being I'm working next door to Truman Brewery I'll pop in on the Friday after work

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Being I'm working next door to Truman Brewery I'll pop in on the Friday after work

 

See you there Denis


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Sorry if I sounded like I wanted to discourage people from going, quite the opposite, I think it's worth going once just to see what it's about. I'm just a grumpy lazy sod most of the time so take my above opinions with a grain of salt :)

 

T.

 

I would thoroughly encourage anyone with an interest in coffee, not necessarily the gear to go. Realistically get tickets for a session and go an a hour or so after the doors open for it. That way most of the crowds have circulated way ahead of you leaving space and cooler air to breath.

 

In the two or so hours you will have, you can go and find out about how geography, processing, roasting all have an influence on what you are drinking. You might even get to chat with a coffee personality if that floats your boat, without the fanboy throng.

 

I have usually overstayed my time-slot too, frankly there was no way it was policed and I think the organisers just relied upon natural dispersion to clear the decks before the next session started (I usually have gone into the afternoon sessions). Of course that may be different since I last attended in 2017.

 

Overall I have found it very informative, but also can appreciate the earlier thoughts of dsc. To quote the recently departed Mark Hollis 'Life's what you make it'.

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I would thoroughly encourage anyone with an interest in coffee, not necessarily the gear to go... Realistically get tickets for a session and go an a hour or so after the doors open for it. That way most of the crowds have circulated way ahead of you leaving space and cooler air to breath....I have usually overstayed my time-slot too, frankly there was no way it was policed and I think the organisers just relied upon natural dispersion to clear the decks before the next session started (I usually have gone into the afternoon sessions). Of course that may be different since I last attended in 2017...

 

I would not rely on this - over the last few years there has been an efficient way of filtering people out. I suppose you could find a quieter bit, engage in conversation with someone on a stall and then gently merge into the next session. Anyway I have been thinking about this and I realised that what makes the difference for me is...

 

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wearing the Forum T-shirt.

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See you there Denis
You two should come find me and grab a drink

'it's all about the microbubbubbles'

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I would not rely on this - over the last few years there has been an efficient way of filtering people out. I suppose you could find a quieter bit, engage in conversation with someone on a stall and then gently merge into the next session. Anyway I have been thinking about this and I realised that what makes the difference for me is...

 

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wearing the Forum T-shirt.

 

Stop the press.

 

CoffeeForums t-shirts? Where have you been all my life..!


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[quote name='RazorliteX']Stop the press. CoffeeForums t-shirts? Where have you been all my life..![/QUOTE] This was [URL="https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.php?29090&p=387219#post387219"]then[/URL]...maybe @Glenn could be tempted to do a Forum T-Shirt 0.2. As I recall, the hardest part was deciding on the wording.

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I still have a couple of size L left from the original batch

 

Expression of interest below...


Home Barista Training - contact me to discuss your requirements

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May your dreams come true @RazorliteX [quote name='Glenn']I still have a couple of size L left from the original batch Expression of interest below...[/QUOTE]

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May your dreams come true @RazorliteX

 

Woohoo - M for me please.


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I will be there both Thursday and Friday this year. Regrettably went only for the Thursday last year and barely managed to see half the stands, found that on that first day you could have much more in-depth chats with the exhibitors and actually made some really good contacts.


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Due to the fact that I may have to travel to suffolk for business reasons, that weekend I've booked the Sunday brunch session.


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I'm there all day Sunday with the missus .. who isn't a coffee fan.

 

Should be interesting.


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I'm there all day Sunday with the missus .. who isn't a coffee fan.

 

Should be interesting.

 

She'll be fine: Plenty of tea, hot chocolate, chocolate and cakes...and a cocktail bar.

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If it's anything like last year then there will be plenty of stands exhibiting a variety of tea and an assortment of confectionary and food - it's never just coffee there!


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Home gear includes Nuova Simonelli Musica Lux + Eureka Zenith Club E

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Cocktail bar, sold already then.


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I highly recommend the Curve Colombian Gesha for you people still to visit!

 

Had a good Kenyan from Django, Small Batch had a tasty espresso as well - forgot where from! Common Coffee Roasters filter and espresso... too much coffee again basically.

 

Was nice today though, not too busy compared to sometimes I've been.

 

Apart from not meeting Dog & Hat I managed to find everybody that I wanted to and have a bit of a chat.


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I highly recommend the Curve Colombian Gesha for you people still to visit!

 

Had a good Kenyan from Django, Small Batch had a tasty espresso as well - forgot where from! Common Coffee Roasters filter and espresso... too much coffee again basically.

 

Was nice today though, not too busy compared to sometimes I've been.

 

Apart from not meeting Dog & Hat I managed to find everybody that I wanted to and have a bit of a chat.

 

Thanks Joe - always helpful to get a guide as to what to look out for and will definitely track down the Curve stand (roaster's village?).

 

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Very much.

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Even though I'm nowhere near their stand I can definitely recommend Curve, they kick some serious ass roastwise.

 

T.


Espresso: Londinium L1, ZR-71 grinder

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By the sound of it, I need to get to their stand as a priority before the Gesha runs out.

 

I'll miss Frank and Markus this year and full on grinder and machine mods porn - they're (for at least Frank is) in Shanghai.

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Thanks Joe - always helpful to get a guide as to what to look out for and will definitely track down the Curve stand (roaster's village?).

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Yes Roaster Village . Enjoy!


Everything my heart could desire (more or less). . .

 

https://cupperjoe.com

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Thanks Joe - always helpful to get a guide as to what to look out for and will definitely track down the Curve stand (roaster's village?).

 

I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Very much.

Look for the balloons

'it's all about the microbubbubbles'

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By the sound of it, I need to get to their stand as a priority before the Gesha runs out.

 

We had better not run out


'it's all about the microbubbubbles'

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