Saturday, September 20, 2008

The review is UP....and it's good.

Finally, after what must have been over 50 visits to the Melbourne Coffee Review page, hitting refresh a million times over, it's up! And like I said in the title, it's good! Here's the link to the review

Thanks Steve for the great review...and you know what, I didn't even have to pay him for it! Glad that someone out there enjoys what we have to offer because what's the point if we try and try and not one really enjoys/appreciates it.

One another note, I dropped by the Brunswick East Project today for a coffee. It's a little roastery/cafe up on Lygon street in er...Brunswick East. They are the roasters of Padre Coffee. Anyway we had planned to got there for lunch only to realise that they do only coffee and muffins. Well that didn't phase be even though it did my friends who were hungry.

There was something about the place that I really liked. Not the Synesso they had or the bright setting or even the nice cup of coffee that I had, but it was the person who ran it and the passion that he had for it. His name is Marinus and he's the owner of Padre coffee. I spent a good hour there I believe and while my friends had moved onto Gingerlee for lunch, I was deep in conversation with Marinus about coffee, coffee accessories, his previous ventures, my previous ventures, etc. It was only till my wife gave me a nudge that I realised how much time had passed. I love it when I get to hae a good engaging converstion about something that we both have a passion for, even just to hear a person speak about his own passion about anything is enough to make me feel like I'm involved somehow.

All in all, today has been a great day. Great morning at Crema catching up with an old customer, then chatting with Marinus at Brunswick East Project, then lunch at Gingerlee with good friends, then I had a great time chatting with Dean from Vespa House and picking up my Vespa S LX 125 (sorry mum), and then coming home to find out that our review on Melbourne Coffee Review is up.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

A nice comment

Was on Coffeesnobs today and someone had posted this on a "Best coffee in Melbourne" thread.

"Had a nice ristretto in a cafe somewhere near the casino....just strolling by and loved the name (The Guava Bean) and great coloured machine at the front...but the coffee was good, if you are in that area." - Buff

That was before the moderator shut the thread down due to there being a strict rule on how members with less than 50 post not allowed to post reviews of cafes. Sad.

Nevertheless, it's great to see yet another person enjoying our coffee at Guava Bean. I do remember this person actually, he's probably the first and so far the only person that has ordered a ristretto.

Thanks Buff, whoever you are.

But on a sad note, I busted my thumb today trying to put stuff from Ikea into my car. I hope that it'll heal before I get to work on Tuesday. Otherwise my coffee making will definitely be affected. It's swollen now and I did hear and feel a crunch as I was trying to fit the pram into the car with some shelving stuff under it.