With the launch of the revolutionary new Sette grinder in sight, we're honored to have Baratza's cofounder and mechanical genius Kyle Anderson join us on the show. This episode is packed with great information about Baratza's history, their current lineup, the unique technology and features of the Sette grinder, and some startling revelations about Baratza's plans for the Sette and future roadmap near the end.
On this episode we've bellied up to the slow bar for a rapid-fire chat about the science of coffee with Maxwell Mooney from Spotted Cow Coffee in Mill Creek, WA. We're going back to brass tacks about the nerdier points of extraction, ratios, batch sizes, roast levels, agitation, water temperature and much, much more.
How do coffee shops source green coffee? What does it mean that coffee is a seasonal product? Is there really such a thing as a good decaf coffee? We're honored to be joined on this episode by Mike Marquard and Evan Jones of Blueprint Coffee in Saint Louis, Missouri to answer these questions and many, many more.
Digging into the mailbag this week to answer a common question we get asked, "When you get a coffee in, how do you dial it in?" We cover what we're looking at when getting into a coffee and how we adjust different parameters to get the most out of a cup. Got a tip you enjoy? Be sure to reach out to us and share your experiences!
Hot on the heels of our AeroPress episode, this week we're focussing on three of the most popular pour over brew methods. That's right, we're talking about the Chemex, Kalita Wave and the Hario V60. We cover what makes each of these methods unique, what challenges one might face in getting started in pour over brewing, and also how we 'dial in' a pour over brew.
On this episode we're talking all about the AeroPress - a brew method created by Alan Adler, president of Aerobie, in 2005. Though brewing with the AeroPress can be quite simple, there are many features that make it a prime candidate for experimentation. Listen along as we discuss the fundamentals of brewing on the AeroPress, what's great (and maybe not so great) about it, and some fun ways to tinker with it at home.
We're excited to announce a new feature of the I Brew My Own Coffee website called 'Recommends'. Starting today, you can head over to http://ibrewmyowncoffee.com/recommends and sign up to receive monthly personalized coffee recommendations directly from us via email for free. Just tell us how you enjoy your coffee and we'll send you information about some beans we think you'd be into.
You have camping stoves in your truck bed, you have GORE-TEX® on your shoes. You can catch the aroma any direction you brew. You're on your own, and you know what you know, and these are the girls who's site is in the show notes. Today, we are pleased to welcome Megan O'Connell and Bethany Hargrove from theplaceswebrew.tumblr.com. While both working IN specialty coffee, they embrace the opportunity to disregard formalities for the simple ritual of brewing coffee. We talk about brewing outdoors, while traveling, some do's and don'ts, and some tips if you plan to do the same.
With the US Coffee Championships Qualifying Event starting February 2nd, we're honored to welcome Jess Steffy to the podcast to talk about coffee competitions and the important role they serve. Jess is the co-owner of Square One Coffee, a certified Q Grader, chair of the US Coffee Championships Competitions Committee and head judge for the Barista Competition and Brewer's Cup. We talked with her about the format of the events, what makes for a winning routine, and what the home brewer can learn from the competition.