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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2006, 1:00pm
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SCAA 2006 Charlotte - Day -01 Blog Report
Road Reports article by Mark Prince

Updates from the day before the day before the opening of the SCAA. A look at how judges' certification is going for the USBC, and much more.
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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2006, 2:59pm
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"Apparently, the competition is not open to the general public... except for the last (finals) day."

So, only the judges are going to be able to watch the USBC until Monday?  Did I read that correctly?  I was looking forward to getting to see some of that.

 
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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2006, 11:10pm
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I'm going to be watching this thread like a hawk.  

Thanks for writing out these Charlotte blogs, Mark.  It's very appreciated.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2006, 12:22am
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Anyone know anything about the Compak grinders?  Are they using the K-10 Conic?  That would be sick.  Good exposure for Compak.  I'm not very familiar with them and would love to get some feedback from some of the Baristi.  (Hey Gabe, maybe after you win this thing you can post some comments?)  ;->

Check 'em out here:
http://www.compak.es/en/home/frames.htm

 
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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2006, 1:54am
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javaj Said:

Anyone know anything about the Compak grinders?  Are they using the K-10 Conic?  That would be sick.  Good exposure for Compak.  I'm not very familiar with them and would love to get some feedback from some of the Baristi.  (Hey Gabe, maybe after you win this thing you can post some comments?)  ;->

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I would love to see the K-10 Conic out there.  

.. I'm sure I'll get lots of reviews from it afterwards.

If you look at the metal under the hopper.. the K10 is the only grinder in their higher end line without that part being plastic.

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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2006, 10:47pm
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You have my rapt attention this week... thanks for keeping us all up to date.

does anyone else wish these posts were plugged into RSS feeds?
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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006, 3:53pm
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A surprisingly high number of competitors were using the K10 Conic. Good stuff.

I did poll a few Baristas about the grinder. The biggest knock is how huge the cap is on the doser (they have to constantly remove it to check grinds and clean it out, and its awkward). But overall, I think the grinder was very well received.

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