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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

South Australian AASCA Meeting (11th March 2009)

The next meeting for the South Australian arm of the Australasian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA)is scheduled for next Wednesday, 11th March 2009 from 6:30pm, to be held @ Bar 9 - Specialist Coffee Boutique (that's here!), 91 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood, SA.

Now I should point out that Bar 9 is no where near the point of completion (or opening) but under the ambient glow of floodlights and lamps (still having issues with power to the main half of the site) the meeting will go on, and be the first real coffee event to christen the walls of Bar 9.

For those of you who don't know what AASCA is, it's basically the governing body behind specialty coffee here in Australasia (and by specialty, we mean quality coffee).  Their job essentially is to promote the specialty coffee industry and offer a place of reference for individuals and businesses wanting to find out more about quality coffee, rather than commodity based, mass produced rubbish.

So if you're a member please come along, or if you're not a member, but are still interested in popping your head in to see what we're all about please contact Bill (SA's head honcho) on 0407 714 560

I'll also have the Rancilio z9 Lever Piston setup for espresso and something else for milk based coffee's.  I'll probably bring along some alternate brewers (Syphon, Drip, Turkish, Viet etc) in case any one's interested in having a bit of a play around.

I should also mention that I'll be unavailing the launch of 100% Directly traded Bar 9 Blak, Bar 9's non milk based coffee blend, so it will be interesting to get your thoughts.

Hope to see you there!


Anonymous said...

OOOOOooo bar 9 blak, Can't wait!!!

Bar Nine Espresso said...

Go in with low expectation's and you're bound to be impressed! lol.

Anonymous said...

This is all very interesting... but when is Bar 9 opening exactly?

-Interested local

Bar Nine Espresso said...

Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately many hiccups have happened along the way, putting back our initial speculated opening date of mid to late march. It's still hard to guess an official open date (waiting to hear back from ETSA regarding some power issues). Having said that, hopefully soon! I'll put a post up shortly about our progress so far.

Anonymous said...

Before Easter or after?