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Adelaide Coffee – the blog

If you haven’t found what you were looking for on my blog – make sure you follow the link and check out Adelaide Coffee by Bobby.  He says:

A coffee a week for the next year in and around Adelaide. The easy bit is the drinking of the coffee, actually, not it’s not, some places may have me wishing I ain’t came, but others i’ll no doubt love what they do. This blog is simply about the coffee I drink at any place thats makes them. I’ll mostly be having 2 coffee’s – a cappuccino and a ristretto, one milk based, one not. Having these 2 coffee’s will give a good indication on the skill, knowledge, professionalism of the barista.

As a side note, please don’t soley rely on what I have said in the writeups, go and visit the cafe for yourself.

The most recent review is on “Coffee By The Beans” at Lockleys. Like me, Bobby is not paid for comments, nor do we accept free coffee in exchange for positive reviews – it is all our experience.

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Other blogs that smell like Coffee #2….

Since my passion and enthusiasm for this blog took on a new life – see the increase in latte reviews and subsequent posts circa Sunday July 11th and the registration of my new domain name and T-shirts…[pictures to come] – I have also been trawling the net looking for other people with similar passions, and while at first I thought I was the only one [think Shrek before he knew about Fiona’s night time activities], I am pleased and now a little daunted to know that there are heaps – amateurs like me, and wanna be professionals with their i-Phone Apps (hey Brenton…want to write me one??)

  • Chuggin McCoffee – seems to be an United States based coffee blog (judging by the references to Starbucks and Krispy Cremes) but I can’t tell if it is a professional or passionate blog.  I got onto it because they actually quoted a blog entry I had written and gave me my first ping-back.  Current articles include one about Healthy Coffee Scams and another about Café Bustelo coffee going mainstream after a corporate buyout. 
  • Wherespresso.com – is another coffee/café review website – similar to the Beanhunter and to the Urbanspoon.  Like the other two, Wherepresso is all about the individual consumer being able to share their coffee experiences with others – both good and bad – and then with the world, via a plethora of connection points with social networking – facebook, twitter, and feedburner.  Personally I found Wherespresso to be a tad ‘blog-like’ in appearance and not that user friendly – I tried a number of times to add a café and do a review, and each time….nada. I’m going to stick with the Beanhunter for now.
  • Backseat Baristas– is a wordpress blog with a similar raison d’être as mine, yet with a pure espresso focus.  From their own words: “his blog is a unique insight into Melbourne’s coffee scene by two ordinary blokes who are passionate about their espresso. We live in a city that is famous for its coffee and we aim to provide simple, straightforward views on the coffee we try. These are our personal opinions but hopefully give you, the consumer, honest and informed content. As such we write purely from a consumer’s point of view. We also encourage your comments and views.” Most recent reviews include: Keffa Han – Port Melbourne – but this is dated as November 2010 – so they may have stopped blogging (hopefully not stopped drinking coffee). Check it out!!
  • Melbourne – Caffeine City – similar to the above, and to this one – “Melbourne – Caffeine City” – is a coffee blog devoted to the cold and grey city by the bay.  In their own words, “Caffeine City is a simple attempt to provide another voice on the quality of coffee in Melbourne’s (Australia) cafe saturated laneways and suburbs.” Not quite as ‘professional’ in technique as the Backseat Baristas, but certainly user friendly (like I hope mine is) with great personal impressions listed, this is a quality coffee blog. Recent reviews include: Mister Close in Bourke Street dated 10th July 2011 – so the coffee is still being ground here!  Check them out.

Other blogs that smell like Coffee….

Last weekend I spent about 4 hours, and two cups of Coffee Barun latte blend [ordered whole beans – and prepared them myself] to upgrade all my tags and categories to try and align myself with other similar blogs.  The only problem was, that when I had finished – I could find hardly any similar blogs, despite the tags.  But today, with another latte in hand I discovered the following articles on other blogs – check them out, if you dare:

  • Odds and Em’s has a subsection of the blog devotted to coffee, and her (assuming it is a she, and she is called Emma, or Emily) more recent articles include:
  • Sharking for Chips and Drinks which is a cafe/restuarant review blog focussed upon Melbourne, also reviews and photographs some excellent coffee:
    • Liar Liar90 Kinkora Rd,Hawthorn VIC 3122
  • Arnoneumann – Thought Leadership has an interesting article about the 800 distinctive tastes and aromas that coffee gives off, in comparison to the workaday 200 or so from the wine industry – hinting at a future for coffee culture.
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