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post #18106 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

thanks - i havent worked it out - are they made by them or by an indian factory?

Made in Bangalore I believe.
post #18107 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

A $700 tourbillon... Are you also in the market for a car? Can't go past the Great Wall Chery.

Except the watch won't kill you if it decides to malfunction.

I have read up on these tourbillons and they are quite capable. Obviously no where near in the same league as JLC master tourbillon and the likes, lacking in the precision and the finish of the pieces but they are certainly reliable enough. Plus, prices for Swiss watches are inflated on reputation alone. We all know, for example, Japanese movements aren't in anyway inferior to Swiss, Swiss is just more marketable.
post #18108 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I'd rather they were made in India.

ditto - india and china shirts at the right places can be fairly decent

post #18109 of 56008
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

Pink Socks, if you do end up visiting Charles Nakhle out parramatta way, be sure to check out Circa Espresso. nice little hidden cafe not too far away. a few great coffee places already mentioned; other places worthwhile checking out are the grounds (alexandria), double roasters (marrickville).

I do not give this information away lightly: The best place for Coffee in Sydney is Cafe Hernandez at 60 Kings Cross Road Kings Cross, the map says its in Potts Point WTF? Its small a very popular haunt of taxi drivers.

The two best blends to buy freshly roasted beans, which are still done on the premises are the African Blend and the Cronulla Blend, both fine if you like full bodied coffee with a natural sweetness.

I have been going there for the past thirty years and when ever I'm in Sydney I stock up on beans and put them in the freezer, sadly being in Canberra its a bit too far to go to for a quick expresso.
post #18110 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I do not give this information away lightly: The best place for Coffee in Sydney is Cafe Hernandez at 60 Kings Cross Road Kings Cross, the map says its in Potts Point WTF? Its small a very popular haunt of taxi drivers.

This is a public forum.

"Lightly" must have a broad definition wink.gif
post #18111 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Ohhh yes!! I know what you mean.
I think Granville does scare people a bit - Sydney is a city divided and I don't think many of my friends from the East or North would dream of going to Granville...or Auburn or Cab - but its their loss.
Sure there are shootings. But I have never had any problems and work on the assumption that 99% of the people shot at kind of know who and why...and I just don't have those kind of issues.

I work in Auburn and have never had a problem there.
post #18112 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Smudge View Post

Made in India. I had a few questions and chatted (online via their site) to someone and was very impressed with their response. I was told that since I am in Australia, best to send a shirt straight to "our factory in India" for them to get measurements from. No problem in my book...

+1

Makes no difference where the shirt is made as long as the quality is good.
post #18113 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I do not give this information away lightly: The best place for Coffee in Sydney is Cafe Hernandez at 60 Kings Cross Road Kings Cross, the map says its in Potts Point WTF? Its small a very popular haunt of taxi drivers.
The two best blends to buy freshly roasted beans, which are still done on the premises are the African Blend and the Cronulla Blend, both fine if you like full bodied coffee with a natural sweetness.
I have been going there for the past thirty years and when ever I'm in Sydney I stock up on beans and put them in the freezer, sadly being in Canberra its a bit too far to go to for a quick expresso.

Unfortunately you killed the credibility of your post right there smile.gif Although the taxi driver thing came close lol.
post #18114 of 56008
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

This is a public forum.
"Lightly" must have a broad definition wink.gif

This place was once reviewed by the SMH and then Hipsters started to go there thankfully they found it uncool and thought the coffee beans should have better packaging. eek.gif

Its one of those places off the radar whose existence is mostly unknown to the great unwashed.
post #18115 of 56008
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Unfortunately you killed the credibility of your post right there smile.gif Although the taxi driver thing came close lol.

Sorry but freezing coffee beans does not harm them.
post #18116 of 56008
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Sorry but freezing coffee beans does not harm them.

If you have perfected a method for freezing and, particularly, thawing beans without the slightest condensation then you might not do much harm, but you'd be doing well. I'd never recommend it unless there was no option to purchase fresh beans as needed. Each to their own though. I'm much more of a coffee snob than a clothes snob smile.gif
post #18117 of 56008
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it basically shows there is no difference between fresh and frozen under normal espresso making conditions. Ken never believed frozen coffee was worse. He designed a test that would have disproved his belief had a large, or even a minor but systematic, difference existed.

Now the ball is with the anti-freeze people, not to nit pick his results, but to announce something like "the difference between fresh and frozen is this, here's how you taste for it, here's how to set up a blind test." Any sort of "freezing is just bad—put some vague reason here—" is, after this test, simply BS. The test moves the debate to the realm of discussing narrow differences, precisely specified."
http://www.home-barista.com/store-coffee-in-freezer-details.html

A properly designed study
post #18118 of 56008
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

i go there for the cute waitress. food and coffee is secondary  biggrin.gif  food is still good.

El Jannah's is a must go if you love garlic sauce, charcoal chicken and more garlic sauce. Granville might scare a few people, foreign to that area (a few shootings of late in that area). there's another one in Punchbowl if that's any peace of mind.

Yum Cha at Vinh Phat (Cabramatta). you've gotta get there early because the queues are crazy long, and parking is a biatch. but worth it. good to go for a walk around too whilst sipping some sugar cane juice.

Back in Parra is my fav lunchtime Malaysian/ Singaporean food haunt: Temasek Restaurant. Used to go there all the time back in the day. Try the Laksa... it'll knock you out of your socks.
post #18119 of 56008
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


Back in Parra is my fav lunchtime Malaysian/ Singaporean food haunt: Temasek Restaurant. Used to go there all the time back in the day. Try the Laksa... it'll knock you out of your socks.

 

will give that a shot next week. i work adjacent to that place. the chicken shop out the front of Temasek ain't bad either.

post #18120 of 56008
Back home. Change out of suit and tie.
Home cooked Corned Beef sandwich, mustard - coffee (from freezer). On back deck in sun. Book arrived on verandah. Ivy Style - Radical Conformists. Quick squiz over lunch. I can say that coffee and crumbs wipe off the shiney pages well. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Ready to go back out in car. Changed into "Something Completely Different", Khaki chinos, OCBD unironed, brown belt, Brown suede RM chukkas/boots, white OTC socks. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by fxh - 9/19/12 at 8:25pm
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