Baltimore get together? - Page 7

Talk about your favorite cafes, local barista events, or plan your own get-together.
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Postby allon » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:53 pm

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Postby skittles_s » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:00 pm

Agreed: what a fun, informative, and tasty afternoon! Rafael, thank you for hosting and providing such an inviting environment for all of us to convene and chat. I second the call to do this again sooner rather than later. Everyone, it was quite a pleasure to meet you today!

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Postby jbviau » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:36 pm

skittles_s wrote:I second the call to do this again sooner rather than later...

+3. Thanks so much, everyone! Had a blast and wish I could have stayed longer.
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Postby Aaron » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:28 am

Lots of fun guys! Great food, great coffee and a wonderful time talking about coffee!
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Postby Arpi » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:30 am

It was ice to meet new faces and it was lot of fun. There were many different coffees and machines to play with. We did demos of drum roasting, air roasting and heat gun roasting (Allon, at the end - very good). Allon did excellent shots all day long. With so much coffee, my mind played me a joke and I was turning the adjustment of the K10 grinder to coarse instead of finer. I was blaming the basket/coffee je je.

Thank you all for participating/collaborating and hope to see you again.

Cheers

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Postby Arpi » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:46 am

The recipe for the desert was identical to this one:

http://almostveganchef.com/2011/01/22/t...n-blondie/

But I used a kitchen knife to flatten the 'dough' into squares instead of using a cup to make round shapes.

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Postby slybarman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:10 am

Arpi wrote:. With so much coffee, my mind played me a joke and I was turning the adjustment of the K10 grinder to coarse instead of finer.


LOL. That explains the gushers.

Thanks for hosting.

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Postby Javier » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:43 am

Arpi wrote:The recipe for the desert was identical to this one:

http://almostveganchef.com/2011/01/22/t...n-blondie/

But I used a kitchen knife to flatten the 'dough' into squares instead of using a cup to make round shapes.

Cheers

Thanks for the recipe! We will be preparing it at home soon.
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Postby GB » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Thanks to Arpi for hosting and to everyone for their contributions to such a great coffee event.

Being able to directly experience coffee roasting, grinding, and brewing from the many different machines and personal perspectives was a uniquely educational, a lot of fun, and most definitly a buzz.

Also thanks to Allon for "it is not the number of variables but how they interact!" and his late afternoon demonstration of hand roasting.

Cheers
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