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Coffee at Simey's Cafe
Duncan
28/03/2010
8:47:24 PM
On 28/03/2010 ajfclark wrote:
>It's also not a whiskey
>but grain neutral spirit (which has most of the properties that make whiskey
>whiskey removed due to the high level of distillation).

Actually, what makes whiskey whiskey is the barrel it's matured in. It comes out of the still completely clear.
egosan
28/03/2010
10:02:14 PM
On 28/03/2010 wallwombat wrote:
>Sounds like putrid shit.

Nothing putrid about it. No smell at all really. Burns a bit going down. Then you fall over. If you are going for a lighter buzz you just swish gargle and spit with the stuff. Enough alcohol crosses your membranes to cross your eyes. But for real frat party fun, you pour the stuff down your buddies unconscious throat till he goes into a coma. If he comes out of the coma, you pledge him and he can join your fraternity. When you see the guys walking around with .34 or .52 tattooed on their arm you know what you are seeing?

ajfclark
28/03/2010
10:07:01 PM
On 28/03/2010 egosan wrote:
>When you see the guys walking around with .34 or .52 tattooed on their arm you know what you are seeing?

That Darwin was wrong?

ajfclark
28/03/2010
10:23:45 PM
On 28/03/2010 Duncan wrote:
>Actually, what makes whiskey whiskey is the barrel it's matured in. It comes out of the still completely clear.

True, a lot of the flavour of a whiskey comes from the cask, but not all, some comes from the grain used in the mash. If the mash is distilled to the purity of grain neutral spirit it looses all the flavour of the source mash and can't be turned into whiskey. That's what makes it grain neutral spirit, it tastes the same regardless of the mash used to make it. So, yes, I should've said loses some of the properties, not most of.

evanbb
29/03/2010
6:27:58 AM
On 28/03/2010 ajfclark wrote:
>On 28/03/2010 Duncan wrote:
>>Actually, what makes whiskey whiskey is the barrel it's matured in.
>It comes out of the still completely clear.
>
All of the scotch I drink tastes like burnt peat, which means some flavour must make it through the distillation.

ajfclark
29/03/2010
7:48:36 AM
On 29/03/2010 evanbb wrote:
>All of the scotch I drink tastes like burnt peat, which means some flavour must make it through the distillation.

A lot of Scotch whiskeys smoke the malt with peat but there are quite a few that don't have a strong peaty flavour. Have you tried The Balvenie Doublewood? It's aged in two different casks, one oak and the other a sherry cask. I haven't had that for a while but it sticks in my head as a non-peaty scotch (my memory could be failing me though, guess I should go buy another bottle to check).

Macallan might be another option too though again, I should check... ;-)

evanbb
29/03/2010
8:01:34 AM
On 29/03/2010 ajfclark wrote:
>A lot of Scotch whiskeys smoke the malt with peat but there are quite
>a few that don't have a strong peaty flavour. Have you tried The Balvenie
>Doublewood? It's aged in two different casks, one oak and the other a
>sherry cask. I haven't had that for a while but it sticks in my head as
>a non-peaty scotch (my memory could be failing me though, guess I should
>go buy another bottle to check).


Oh, I'm not complaining, it's the way I choose to drink scotch. Laphroaig and Ardbeg in the hip flasks at the moment. The Islay malts are the best by miles IMHO.

ajfclark
29/03/2010
8:12:14 AM
I misunderstood you there Evan. I used to have a solid dislike of that peaty flavour (I associated it with Johnnie Walker for some reason) but it's growing on me these days. Laphroaig is quite a tasty drop.

Anyway, back to the coffee... Is the café open?
widewetandslippery
29/03/2010
9:57:17 AM
On 25/03/2010 stugang wrote:
>M9 - in your last post I can't tell if you were talking to me cos I sure
>weren't talking to you.
>
> I was talkin to wombats 3 weeks and no beer. WWS do you realise you climb
>with someone that can go 3 weeks without beer?
>
>

Firstly stugang I think he is lying. Secondly have you seen google earth lately? There is this 17 metre high wall of debertolli lambrusco boxes heading to the heavans as a structure to outshine the tower of babel (once its finished no ones going to know what he is on about.)

On another note. I made it to araps for a few days but never made it to the cafe. Highlights of the trip were my incredibly bad climbing form, the poem in the south eastern cubicle of the composting toilets, good partner, being there. Sorry simon for not having a chance to check the renovated toilets out.

ajfclark
29/03/2010
10:22:55 AM
On 29/03/2010 widewetandslippery wrote:
>the poem in the south eastern cubicle of the composting toilets

That is magic isn't it?
widewetandslippery
29/03/2010
10:24:26 AM
The response about the glare is so on the money, I found myself standing to read as well.

ajfclark
29/03/2010
10:26:07 AM
Hang on, are we talking about the same poem? I think the one I'm thinking of is in the NE composting toilet... It starts off about someone trolling the pines?
widewetandslippery
29/03/2010
10:33:22 AM
You are right, NE.

wallwombat
29/03/2010
11:28:51 AM
On 29/03/2010 widewetandslippery wrote:

>Firstly stugang I think he is lying.

I'm not. Haven't had a beer since I was last in Redfern, with you.

ajfclark
6/04/2010
3:43:45 PM
On 18/03/2010 simey wrote:
>We are very proud of our renovated toilets. Even if the coffee is shit, the toilets will be good... sort of like McDonalds.

While the toilets are very nice, the place is nothing like McDonalds; both the food and the coffee are good.
egosan
6/04/2010
3:45:55 PM
I caught a grim Simon on Monday afternoon. Poor bugger. Talk about jumping in the deep end. New cafe working out the bugs on a major holiday weekend.

Best of luck, Simon. You have a good thing going.
Arlee
6/04/2010
3:54:12 PM
I thought the cafe looked great - good vibe and tasty coffee. Well done to all involved.
hipster
7/04/2010
8:03:38 AM
On 29/03/2010 widewetandslippery wrote:
>The response about the glare is so on the money, I found myself standing
>to read as well.



That poem was written onsight I tell ya. Was my highlight of that day, that week, and maybe the trip!

Nerm
13/04/2010
11:09:08 AM
http://whipper.com.au/2010/04/nati-cafe-do-believe-the-hype/
JDB
13/04/2010
12:56:16 PM
Finally had a coffee at Nati Cafe. I thought the ambience was great and the coffee was good rather than out standing. My personal preference is for a Latte to be a tad stronger, that aside both Simey and Steve have put together a good package of retro 'stuff', a magnificent archive of climbing mags and different niches to hang out.
I do hope that Simey gets to relax into the job, because he looked like a man on death row (not the climb)

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