We’re so excited to be joined on the episode by Matt Perger, founder of Barista Hustle and World Brewers Cup champion, talking all about approachability, coffee geekery, cafe vibes, keys to making better coffee at home, and the exciting new roadmap for Barista Hustle. Do NOT miss this episode!
Grind size remains one of the most challenging and inconsistently communicated aspects of coffee brewing. Despite having a consistent language to communicate temperature, water chemistry, brew ratios, etc. it's often frustrating to nail down a repeatable grind size and share that information with others. Today we're joined by Karol and Adam Krupa from KRUVE to talk about how their coffee sifter solves that problem, allowing every cup to taste its best. They explain how the KRUVE came to be, who it's best suited for, and some tips and tricks to getting the most out of it.
We're wrapping up our series of interviews from this year's SCA Expo with four quick conversations with some of the top brands in specialty coffee for the home brewer. We're talking with Baratza about the Sette 30, Third Wave Water about some upcoming new formulations, Acaia about their Orion and scale updates, and Fellow about the STAGG Electric Kettle!
At the Global Coffee Expo in Seattle, we sat in on a truly inspirational panel called "Intersectionality, Building Influence, and Changing Power Structures" moderated by Michelle Johnson & Tracy Ging. The panel was focussed on gender, race, and inequality, and how to remove barriers and foster change within the coffee industry.
At the Global Coffee Expo in Seattle, we were able to interview some amazing folks in specialty coffee. The first episode in a series of those interviews, we're talking about the cost of coffee with the producer of some of the worlds most expensive and prized coffees - Graciano Cruz, as well as a long-time veteran of the coffee industry in LA who recently started selling cups for just $1, Tonx.
In case you hadn't heard, one of our own, Mr. Brian Beyke, is has qualified to compete in this year's national Brewers Cup competitions in Seattle, WA. We're talking at length about his road leading up to the qualifiers as well as what he's doing to prepare for brewing on the big stage. Lots of goodies in this episode ... we hope you enjoy!
We’ve been talking about talking about water for a while, but we’re excited to start a discussion on the topic with Taylor Minor and Charles Nick of Third Wave Water. We talk about the importance of water for brewing, regional water preferences, and how their product can help equalize such an important factor like water.
When it comes to combining coffee culture with great design, there’s no one working harder to fill the void than The Department of Brewology. We’re honored to welcome longtime friends of the show, David Salinas and Brett Cannon, to talk about how the company's inception, their current and past projects, and much much more. Listen along for a few juicy spoilers about what’s coming up next year!