Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The top ten scores for the Premier League Fantasy Football are as follows. Winner of 5 free coffees for the month of August is Matt Riches. Jeremy started off on top but kinda flopped last week, is the pressure getting too much for Team Dickson? Henry looks like he might be the one to watch in September but there's nothing daring about 5 in defense, more like Henry's Cautious Devils and also look out for the Kiss of Death. When you're in next ask Nitish what his inside tip is. It worked for him last week. I'm expecting more from the Hungry Weasel, maybe he's eating too well these days, all that fine food at Circa, maybe change your name to Content Weasel.. with scores like that Clarkey. 
Game on September!

Racking increased1the luciel ballsMatt Riches61193
Racking increased2Mutton ChopLuke Mutton56182
Ranking fell3Anoos UnitedSimon Boucher33176
Ranking stayed the same4El Toro Grande UtdKevin Wong52175
Ranking fell5oldbogotoniansJeremy Dickson37173
Ranking stayed the same6GoonersRyan Marks36153
Racking increased7henry's daredevilshenry preston58149
Ranking fell8teekaywhyKai Yau Teo51146
Ranking fell9Hungry WeaselAndrew Clark45144
Racking increased10Kiss of DeathNitish Kissoondhery62142

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Staff Wanted: We are currently seeking a full time waiter, barista and chef.  
Please email resume or apply in person. Not at lunch time, though I'm sure I don't have to say that!

Waiter - Efficient, speedy & punctual. Friendly.  
Barista - Experienced. Passionate about coffee and other brewing methods. 
Chef - Cool head. Interested in regional & seasonal produce. (Day time work only.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

There was a nice spread on us in the September edition of the Delicious magazine.  Not sure if there are any copies left, think Mum has bought them all.  It's great to be included in a mag that we buy and the exposure it generates.  We are somewhat in no-mans land, nestled amongst the brothels, near the freeway and away from the hub of Clarendon St and South Melbourne Market and so word of mouth and articles like this helps let people know where we are.  Good to see Nashy make it into another magazine.  We also had a mention in the latest Gourmet Traveller Wine mag as part of a guide to Melbourne by Matt Skinner.   Awesome.  Thanks Matt. 
From Market Lane Coffee this week served as pour over we have the Kenya Mtaro. Also from Seven Seeds we have Tanzanian Peaberry Songea, sweet with good acidity which is also in our Dead Man blend along with the Bolivian Cup of Excellence Lot 11 & Sulawesi Toarco. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Went to the Collingwood Farmers Market for the first time on Saturday.  There were a few meat producers I wanted to check out, like Warialda Belted Galloway Beef and Hook & Spoon.  Had read about Hook & Spoon and liked their ethos.  Would like to see these guys twittering more as we're interested in learning more about their produce and how their day is made up. 
Had my hands full with Bowie, so could only grab a few items.  Brought back some Mutton Backstraps which we tried as a lunch special today.  Man, the Mutton was so tender.  Also grabbed some Royal Blue Potatoes from Jones Potatoes(had a pretty good selection there), so Nitish whipped up a Mutton Forrest Garniture w Pepperberry Spice. The plan is to get to a farmers market each weekend and learn more about the regions & it's produce. Bring back some new goods and give it to our MacGyver in the kitchen, Nitish and see what we can make. 

Here's a little vid of the Collingwood Farmers Market. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Before we opened, almost a year ago, I spent a lot of time looking at design blogs as well as coffee and food blogs... and still do!  They're so addictive and there are so many out there and they're free.  Just like anyone I'd prefer a magazine or book but that's just not practical nor affordable.  It's tricky finding time to keep this blog alive which is a bit annoying as I wanted more for it. Twitter has been the saviour.  I don't do Facebook but Kylie does and I hate emailing but I swear by Twitter.  It's such a good learning tool. Instead of blogging I've found myself spending more time following peoples tweets.  If they've found something worth reading, say on coffee, they will tweet it and I'll read it.  So in a way I just let it come to me.  We seem to get  a few people asking questions about suppliers, furniture, coffee etc.  Some as customers, others as new business owners like us.  This is our first business and if we can pass on any information we are only to happy to do so.  We'll try to keep this blog up to date but if we get a bit slack come and get me from Twitter Land and drag me back here. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dead Man Espresso's Premier League Fantasy Football is about to kick off. Still time to join though, go to www.premierleague.com and register, then email me for code to join our private league. It doesn't matter if you sign up after the first game, you may just be behind a few points. But you'll probably still be ahead of Alex Lobov. All Dead Man customers are welcome and twitter followers. 5 Free coffee's to the highest score for the month(I know, I know, broke the bank on that one) and $100 cash prize for the overall winner.
Game on!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dear Blog, apologies for our absence as of late.... but we have something we think is great - Rainbow Chard w fig & walnut open sandwich...oh and a little blue cheese...yummmm!  Now wasn't that worth the wait!