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At 3:39am on October 10, 2010, angela said…
My name is miss angela desmond i saw your profile today and became interested in
you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my
email address so i can give you my picture, for you to know whom i am.
Here is my email address( (
I believe we can move from here!
I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
At 6:14am on August 17, 2010, Alvaro Sanchez said…
duuuuddeeee :) cool!

check out my new website

need a bit of a touch up but getting there.

Peace love and Tanza Beans ;)
At 2:30am on September 30, 2009, Nat Paolone said…
Yees Mate was just going to email you.

I will arrive this saturday morning in Gold coast, and will come down to Sydney monday or tuesday. Please send me your mobile again. I will call you when I arrive Saturday.

I am so stoked Ben!!

At 9:56pm on September 3, 2009, Nat Paolone said…
Hey Ben that sounds awesome! I really want to come up to your place and endulge in all the good stuff you have there. Talk soon mate.

At 6:54pm on September 2, 2009, Nat Paolone said…
My dear friend Ben! Good news, I will be in Aus from Oct.3rd to the 10, flying to Gold Coast but I will fly down to Sydney and we must get together! Please make some time, I only have 2 or 3 days in Sydney. What is your mobile, and home phone number please. I may call you on Skype.
Will be great to see you dude.

At 4:10am on July 15, 2009, sam corra said…
ben i need some coffee!! i dropped you a msg today but i will try again tomorrow, but if you get this before then please try and give us a bell so when can have a chat, cheers
At 10:27pm on June 5, 2009, sam corra said…
hey ben,
yeah coffee was really good, everyone enjoyed it alot, what was what though? which was the silver and which was the black? i personally liked the silver a lot off our expo bar megacreme at work but i have a little expo bar Brutus at home and a mazzar major grinder and i had a play with the black last weekend and it was exceptional. at the moment what were working on is opening an exclusive coffee club that will run friday saturday sunday, it'll be by booking only, feature cakes and pastries from world renowned pastry chief, and we are looking at running two or so signature blends, we've told alot of people and its attracted alot of interest so hopefully we'll get it happening in the next month or so, i no it's not the 30 or so kg a week but it might be a start any way, but i will be in contact with you cause i would like to get some coffee for personal use plus in the coming months i have a comp and a demo so ill need some nice coffee, i might even push for one day a week we run your signature to attract interest for the club, but you'll here from me soon alright cause i want 2 buy a few more kg's of you
At 1:44am on June 2, 2009, Nat Paolone said…
Dude I hope asap! I am really happy for you Ben, goon on ya.
Your photo of the latte pour is nothing less than awesome.

I am busy as well but not with the high-end stuff, but instead created a barista culture from the ground up in Vietnam and Cambodia working with limited equipment.

The best machines I work with is the Wega Polaris and GB5. But the La Marzocco in Asia are fitted with large flow valves so the extractions are too fast even when grind is adjusted so its hard to get it right.

I'll write soon.

At 1:04pm on May 29, 2009, Nat Paolone said…
Hey my friend its great to hear from you! Yes its been too long!

I am in Hanoi this week training, then to a small city of Hue. We need to talk about heaps of stuff.....!Whats new?
At 6:30am on May 16, 2009, Gwen said…
Hello Ben! I'm sorry I missed you in Cleveland, I'm also sorry that you had a rough time locating good coffee in C-bus. It's really a lot of chains. And my friends in Cincinnati tell me they've lost their last neat local shop. Ohio is sadly Starbucks-riddled. I;m actually in NYC for a few days. My sister is graduating from Parsons and just installed her senior show yesterday. She made this enormous house with little rooms with bears in them. It's was very cool. I don't have any pics of the exhibit yet but if you want to peek into the rooms here's a link. Cheers dear. I'm gonna hop the subway to Gimme! coffee now.

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What a busy weekend! it all started Friday night with a Barista101Plus.. the plus standing for more individual time with the trainer - i.e me. I had a great time, as as always.. managed to drink heaps of coffee while doing so. Now, coming from a background where it was not un-common for me to knock back 20 coffees a day and passing out at the end of the evening, I thought I would have been fine drinking a few as I went.. Unfortunately, 3am shows-up and my mind is just refusing to settle down!… Continue

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