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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:24am
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charrette is a french word pronounced shuh-RET

How would Sunday May 21st, 8:00am to 10:00am at Cafe Demitasse sound to everyone?
How would Sunday May 20th, 8:00am to 10:00am at Cafe Demitasse sound to everyone?

The following weekend is Memorial day, so the next date would be June 4th (not that I ever really do much on memorial day morning...but seems some people might)
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Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 12:14am
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It's a great idea. Thank you for putting this together Russel. I will try and join you but generally early weekday evenings or early Sunday morning will not work for me with a 60-90 minute drive time from Orange County.  If I can wrest it out of my brother-in-law's hands, I would be happy to bring the HC-600. I was using the grinder again this weekend and was still impressed by the quality of the grind. I love the home roaster exchange idea too.
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Posted Wed May 2, 2012, 9:15am
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OK,  Demitasse is on board for Sunday, May 20th 8:00am to 10:00am.  LA Coffee Club will be providing 20lbs of locally roasted beans for us to work with.  

I'm working on the equipement line up.  I'm trying not to let this become "Russel's coffee lab", and I'm looking for participants who can commit to bringing a grinder or a machine.  So far the gear is:

Machines
Gaggia Color
Pasquini Livia 90
La Pavoni Lever

Grinders
Baratza Vario
Anfim Super Caimano
Pharos


What I'm still looking for:

Silvia
e61 Prosumer (instead of my Livia 90)
Preciso/Lux/Rocky
Super Jolly
Compak K10

I'm working on providing as much of the necessary accessories myself so as to avoid confusion and to prevent participants from having their various little things walk away.  This includes cups, towels, knock boxes, pitchers, and possibly tampers (I'm not sure how to pull that one off, there's just no way that I'm brining my custom sized RB, and I wouldn't expect anyone else to either).

In general, if you plan on coming please post here or email me.  If you have any of the needed gear or some other bit of kit that you want to share, please get in touch so that I can get everything organized.  Demitasse and LA Coffee Club are really excited about this, and if we can make it work, it will set the stage for other such events.  I have an idea for a home roasting charrette(s) that would be killer.

-Russ
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Posted Fri May 4, 2012, 8:58am
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Thanks for doing all the planning work Russel.

I am going to try to make it, but I may end up bringing my daughter with me.

I have a few pieces of equipment I could bring:
gaggia factory
Ponte vecchio lusso
OE LIDO
Faema MPN 54mm stepped
Macap MXK 62 mm conical

Let me know if any of it is of interest.
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Posted Fri May 4, 2012, 6:04pm
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I am going to try.
Crossing my fingers.
Need to map it out and see how early I have to get up to get there ;)

 
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Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 7:19am
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For those of us from outlying areas, can you post address and if there are particularities of the area that we should avoid that time of the day

 
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Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 11:44am
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cerridwyn Said:

For those of us from outlying areas, can you post address and if there are particularities of the area that we should avoid that time of the day

Posted May 5, 2012 link

here's their address:
135 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

the building is kind of a wedge shape and demitasse is as the start of the wedge.  

At that time, there should be plenty of street parking and since it's sunday, you wont need to feed the meter.   There is also a parking lot but i think they only offer like 1 hour with validation.    If you want to use their lot, you'll have to enter into it through 1st street.  

here's a link to the map Click Here (maps.google.com)
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Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 3:23pm
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Traveling to Downtown LA on a Sunday morning between 7:00am and 8:00am should be very fast from just about anywhere in the greater LA area.
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Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 6:01pm
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thank you.

It's about a bit over an hour drive it says, so hopefully being Sunday morning, that will be accurate.

 
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Posted Tue May 8, 2012, 11:39am
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Sounds like a great idea. I've got a variety of vintage hand grinders, all of which can do espresso grind that I can bring along if folks are interested. Plus the Caravel Ursula if an open-boiler manual lever would be of interest. Or if we're overloaded on gear, I can save those for some future time.
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