CoffeeGeek Podcast
So, we missed doing a Christmas Eve podcast, we were just too busy having fun in a very serene and relaxing environment up on the Sunshine Coast. But we did record on the 27th! The last podcast of 2005!

Once again, a monumental thanks to Cindy for doing the excellent show notes! I can't believe the detail and research she goes into! She's amazing!

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Show Notes

Introduction (0:00)
- Hoops and Yoyo from Hallmark, Merry Christmas (to the tune of “Finiculi, Finicula?)

Beata and Mark recorded this podcast from the beautiful Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, where they spent the Christmas holiday. (1:04)

Coffee on Holiday (2:27)
- Newbie Segment: Beata shares her real-world experience with making press pot coffee during the trip, demonstrating the importance of grind (3:41)
- Mark and Beata discuss the reasons that most coffees do not include “roasted on? dates on their packaging. Mark’s tip for this podcast: demand coffees with roast dates! (5:33)

Podcasts Past and Future (13:35)
A quick look back at this year’s podcasts and a glimpse of the future:
- Videos: possibly product walk-throughs and/or how-tos (but not video podcasts at this point). Anyone in Vancouver have good video editing skills and equipment? (14:16)
- Improved podcast audio quality (thanks to the incredible generosity of Ira at Samson) (20:09)
- More podcasts with Beata! Potential topics include press pot coffee, Vietnamese coffee and Viennese coffee how-tos; summer drink recipes; etching; trade show reports (23:28)
- If you received any really unusual coffee-based holiday gifts, Mark wants to hear about it – send him an email, and he may read it on the podcast. (29:08)

CG Podcast Giveaways! (29:35)
- Please send suggestions for contests that will be super easy and not time consuming for Mark to administer, but at least a little difficult for listeners. Prizes include Grindenstein knockboxes, an Aerobie Aeropress, and possibly a Baratza Virtuoso grinder!

Outro (31:58)
Thanks to everyone for listening! We hope everyone had a great Christmas/holiday -- happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa, happy Festivus, and joy, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

Hoops and Yoyo, Jingle Bells
Direct download: cgpodcast_029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm PST

CG Podcast 028 - Holiday Top Espresso and Coffee Picks It's something I get asked for all the time - so I finally did it - Mark's top picks in espresso, coffee maker, grinder and accessories categories!

A HUGE thanks to Cindy for doing the excellent show notes!

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Show Notes

This is the first of two pre-Christmas shows. In this podcast, Mark lists his top recommendations in all things coffee and espresso for the folks on your gift-giving list!

Information on the following products and more can be found in the Coffeegeek review and consumer review sections of the web site. If you’d like to support the Coffeegeek web site, please use Coffeegeek’s amazon.com affiliate link.

Introduction
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby, Alexkid Remix - from the Merry Mixmas - Christmas Classics Remixed CD (0:13)

Coffee Makers (3:53)
- Krups Moka Brew: A hybrid between a drip coffee maker and a moka pot. Unfortunately discontinued, but that means it can be found at a good price. Available at: amazon.com, ~$60; and  zaccardis.com, $50. (4:12)
- Capresso Drip Coffee Machines: The best series out there. (5:26)
- The Capresso MT500 is beautiful. Nice filtration system, efficient thermal carafe. Brews at the proper temperature. $170-180. (6:04) The Capresso CoffeeTEC is essentially the MT500 with an auto-frothing system. $200. (6:43) The Capresso CoffeeTEAM is the only grind and brew system Mark recommends due to its conical burr grinder. All available at 1stincoffee.com. (7:09)

Grinders - The Central Core of Good Coffee (8:11)
- Bodum Antigua: Decent grinder, the lowest priced one that Mark recommends. Available at: amazon.com; zaccardis.com; 1stincoffee.com. $50-$70. (9:22)
- Solis Maestro Classic/Solis Maestro Plus: Well designed; the Plus has better features. Grinds into a bin or portafilter. Classic, $100-$110; Plus, $150. (9:59)
- Baratza Virtuoso: Just released 12/15. Beefy burr group design; no float in burrs. Powerful DC motor. $200. (10:32)
- KitchenAid Proline: Extremely even grind; perfect as cupping grinder for this price range. Looks great, although Beata thinks it’s a bit industrial. $150 (on sale) to $200 at amazon.com. (12:03)
- Rancilio Rocky: Fantastic grinder. Well built, very quiet, doserless model also available. $270 (black or white) to $300 (stainless steel). (12:59)
- Mazzer Mini: Full-blown (albeit slow) commercial grinder, fantastic build quality, infinite adjustable grind, the ultimate grinder for the home espresso enthusiast. $400. (13:27)

Home Espresso Machines (14:09)
- White Gaggia Carezza: All-brass portafilter, nice grouphead design, same internal parts as more expensive Gaggias. Sure, it has a cheap plastic exterior, froth aider and no cup warmer, but combined with a good quality grinder makes a great intro setup. Available at wholelattelove.com, $180.(14:19)
- Krups XP4000 Series: Quite capable for espresso, for brewing pod coffee on par with Solis SL70. Down side is no hot water ability, pressurized filter baskets, and Krups autofroth system. Looks good, heats up properly. Available at zaccardis.com, $200. (15:58)
- Saeco Gran Crema: Heats up fast to steam mode. Compatible with Panarello frothing system.  Visible water reservoir level; holds a lot of water. Good starter machine. $250. (19:06)
- Espressione Retro: Insider tip – If you’d like to own the famous retro-looking Francis Francis! X1 seen on “Will and Grace? and “Sex and the City? but don’t want to pay $650-$700, buy the Espressione Retro. Same cool retro look and 70-80% of the internal parts are identical to the FF!. Available at zaccardis.com, $379. (19:59)
- Solis SL70 Crema: Amazing steaming, brews great espresso. Does pod and standard coffee; good hot water ability. Recommend an unpressurized  basket for the portafilter. $380-$400. (22:42)
- Rancilio Silvia: A perennial favorite. ~$500. (24:31)
- Pasquini Livia 90 Semiautomatic: Mark’s first uber-serious machine. Not E61-based. Take off the froth aider, put on a standard froth tip,  and it’s a great machine. $1250. (25:02)
- Expobar Brewtus II: Mark has never used it, but there’s a lot of positive talk about this impressive dual-boiler E61 machine. Available at wholelattelove.com, $1700. (26:11)
- Innova (Ascaso) Arc: Specifically for Canadians - the Ascaso Arc sells for $500-$600 in the US, but is substantially less in Canada. Contact morala.com, and ask for Hamid to get the price. (27:21)
- La Pavoni Professional: A manual, direct piston machine. $750. (28:34)
- Elektra Microcasa a Leva: Beautiful spring piston lever machine. Some temp surfing is necessary to achieve the right water temperature for brewing, but if you can master it, you may be blown away by the quality of the coffee. $900 (29:12)

Coffee-Related Things
- Bodum Pavina Line: Double walled glass cups. So good at thermal insulation, they don’t need preheating. 2 oz espresso cups, 2 per box, $11 at amazon.com; 8 oz. cappuccino cups, $14 at amazon.com. (30:50)
- Caffeine molecule t-shirt: This t-shirt and other caffeine molecule merchandise will definitely make you out to be a coffeegeek. Available at thinkgeek.com. T-shirt, $15. (31:52)
- Ghirardelli sweet chocolate powder: Mark’s recommendation for chocolate lovers, available in bulk at coffeewholesalers.com, $5/lb. (32:22)
- Cupping wheel mousepad: For those who want to learn more about cupping. Available at the Specialty Coffee Association of America, scaa.org, $10 for non-members. (32:38)
- Aerobie Aeropress: Not quite an espresso machine, not quite an inverse press pot. Fun for the experimental espresso fanatic. $30. (33:01)
- Illy cups: Limited edition collector cups decorated by famous artists, a fantastic gift. Available in espresso and cappuccino sizes at 1stincoffee.com. (34:08)
- Capresso H2O glass kettle: Mark and Beata’s favorite kettle. Made from Schott glass. Plastic base, cordless, 48oz. Efficient, fast, looks gorgeous. Available at zaccardis.com, $60-$70. (35:23)

Outro (36:19)
The second pre-Christmas show should be recorded on the 23rd or 24th (featuring Mark and Beata sending out their holiday messages and reflecting on the past year), but in case you don’t tune in, a very merry Christmas, very happy holidays, and a prosperous and fun-filled new year to all of you!

Reprise: Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby, Alexkid Remix - from the Merry Mixmas - Christmas Classics Remixed CD.
Direct download: cgpodcast_028.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm PST

CG Podcast 027 - Tasting Intelly, SCAA and Restaurants Here it is folks - thanks VERY much to Cindy for doing the excellent show notes!

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Show Notes

Introduction (2:45)
- Co-Host Brad Ford, Co-owner of Wicked Café, Vancouver, distributor of Intelligentsia Coffee in Canada

Nick Cho (5:17)
- Will he run as for a position on the SCAA Board?  

SCAA Talk – Retailers and the SCAA (8:37)
- Mark gives a primer on the SCAA and describes the components of the organization. (8:37)
- Brad and Mark talk about what retailers want and need from trade organizations like the SCAA. (15:16)
- Mark details four things the SCAA could do to stop the churn of retailer membership: increase communication; provide retailers with continually updated consumer education tools; offer training/informational products to retailers on the business side of coffee; and organize small regional events. (18:57)
- Mark and Brad discuss how the SCAA could interact with SCAA consumer members. (25:44)
- Mark announces that the CG podcast may host a debate in January between the candidates for SCAA second vice-president (should someone choose to run against Mark Inman). (29:40)

Ambush Interview! (33:17)
- Doug Zell of Intelligentsia Coffee briefs Mark and Brad on the coffees they will be tasting later in the show. Doug also talks about how they acquired the Tres Santos Micro-Lots and about restaurants that are now offering customers a menu of Intelligentsia micro-lot/Cup of Excellence coffees to choose from.

Coffee Tasting
- Rwandan Musasa (45:23): Medium body with an initial kick, berry notes, a bit of acidity and smooth finish. Mark’s first pick among the three when served with cream.
- Cruz del Sur, Peru (48:20): Intelligentsia’s new exclusive coffee. The Peru buying trip with Geoff Watts is described on the Intelligentsia web site. Sweet juicy tomatoey flavor; cream brings out chocolate notes.
- Tres Santos Micro-Lot, Almaguer, Colombia (50:26): First pick for both Brad and Mark as black coffee. Sweet with a red licorice aftertaste and a lot of intensity. With cream, Mark describes it as a cacophony of fruit.

Restaurant Coffee (56:15)
- Mark offers to record a how-to podcast on amping up restaurant coffee service on location at the fabulous Aurora Bistro, Vancouver. Mark and Brad look at ways restaurants can elevate coffee service, including offering press pot service, offering a selection of four or five quality coffees paired to desserts, and expanding the job of the sommelier to include coffee. Equipment and cost issues are discussed and Mark lays out his dream setup for restaurant coffee service.

Thanks again to Cindy for writing this up - very detailed!
Direct download: cgpodcast_027.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17pm PST

CG Podcast 026 - LM Open House, Emails and a Rant! Here it is, barely a week and a day after the last one (picking up speed!

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Show Notes

Mark talks briefly about the new mics he's been using, from Samson, which are really good quality. Mics used are the CO1 and the CO1U (USB condenser mic).

Details about the La Marzocco "Open House event featuring the GS3 prototype machine with amazing temperature profile control.
- held at Elysian Coffee and Tea
- Used coffee supplied by Intelligentsia (thanks Doug!
- Also, Mark pulled a "barista" shift at a charity event the day before, for the Starlight Foundation.
- GS3 really held up. 70+ drinks made at the charity event in 3 hours, and many at the open house.
- Mark details a speed test he did on the GS3, building 18 espressos (9 double shots) in 10 mins - 16 were serve-able.
- Feedback was awesome.
- Mark declares that "the machine is no longer a variable to worry about" when it comes to the GS3

Second segment - a Rant on Quality vs. Labels in coffee.
- Mark talks about how way too many cafes are bandying about terms like "shade grown", "bird friendly", "relationship coffee" and "fairly traded" without much to back it up.
- Suggests that the top 10 or 15 quality roasters in the US should start up a new council of ethics and quality for coffee, modeled loosely on the 1950's Comics Authority Code.
- Mark suggests that shade grown, fairly traded, etc, is being used to imply quality tasting coffee, when it's not - it's becoming the new "gourmet" coffee term.

Third segment -Emails!
- Mark reads some ridiculous claims on a Canadian website claiming coffee needs to be aged at least 15-30 days (after roasted), but ideally 4-6 months after roasted before drinking. Suggests trying it yourself to see if it's true or not.
- Email asking about what ratios of ground coffee to water. Mark suggests starting with 7g of coffee per 120ml of water (4oz), then experiment.
- Question about rating grinders purely by the specifications. Mark suggests finding out about the usability and real life production of grinders - reading some of CoffeeGeek's 753 Consumer Reviews of Grinders is a good start.
- Question about temperature curve (cooling water) used in brewing press pot coffee.
- Mark gets his pronunciation corrected.
- An email suggesting coffee "recipes" (ie, blending, but with a twist).


Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm PST

CG Podcast 025 - Huge Show! Latest and greatest is now online... it's late again, sorries!

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Show Notes

Coffees and Machines in the CG Lab!

- Coffee from Double Shot Coffee, who also have a podcast, which can be subcribed through iTunes. Great coffee.
- On the test bench - the Vibiemme Domobar Super, the Krups XP4020, and finishing up the Detailed Review on the Isomac Super Giada
- The La Marzocco GS3 has arrived. Mark babbles, because he's so excited. Several threads on CoffeeGeek (thread one, thread two) talk about the machine.

Tasting Batdorf and Bronson Coffee with Mark and Beata.

- Three limited edition blends, called latitudes.
- Ethiopian Yirgacheffe "Kello" was Beata's first pick as a black coffee, and it shows massive blueberry as it cools down and a tiny bit of cream is added.
- Panama Esmerelda Jaramillo was Beata's first choice with milk. It is a very acidic coffee that gets better as it cools, finishes with "table red wine" acidity. With a bit of milk, brings out big caramel, or a combo of vanilla and spice. Putting sugar in this (if you use milk) would be a criminal act.

- El Salvador Siberia is a surprise - Mark, who doesn't normally like acidic coffees, picks this one as his first choice. Amazing finish, very complex, pecan really starts to jump out. With milk, it goes chocolate spice.

News and updates with Jeanette Chan
- Jeanette and Mark talk about the CoffeeFest trade show, dink booth operators (some rude dude selling artsy coffeehouse tables), all the trinkets and stuff at the show.
- Some talk about the Clover espresso machine
- More talk about the La Marzocco GS3
- News, including beer coffee, (yikes), cancer fund raising in coffee, and much more.

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm PST

CG Podcast 024 - NWRBC, CoffeeFest and Tastings Hiya Folks - again sorry for the delays. Here's the latest!

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Show Notes
Brief, cuz I want to get to bed. ;)

- Lots of discussion about CoffeeFest, including some reports from some seminars.
- Discussion about the North West Regional Barista Championships
- Talk about the Clover!
- Talk about Nick and his lost podcasts (which really sucks)
- Talk about Mark's shift away from Latte Art
- No talk about the La Marzocco GS3 yet, cuz I didn't have it when these were recorded

Then a tasting of Victrola Coffees stolen from the show!

Enjoy folks.
Direct download: cgpodcast_024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24am PST

CG Podcast 023 - The Mega Email Episode A massive email answering session, with Beata reading the emails, and Mark attempting to answer them!
Direct download: cgpodcast_023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01am PST

CG Podcast 021 - SCAA, Email and News Details:

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Show Notes
Reading of the SCAA Bulletin from the Board, and the followup Notice
- SCAA is broke due to "financial irregularities" supposedly due to the previous financial officer's conduct.
- Mark Prince talks about how the SCAA can evolve and actually benefit and become more viable from this crisis.
- The SCAA has three problems that need to be addressed
- Needs to be completely transparent, and evolve into a 21rst century trade organization and stop being mired in the 1970s and 1980s "corporate mentality" that currently plagues it. And start sending out a monthly or bi-weekly electronic newsletter / networking letter to members via email.
- Needs to be a year round organization that isn't just about the annual trade show and conference.
- Needs to genuinely address why they have so many lapsed members. This organization probably has a lapsed membership roll of 7,500 or more members. Why? Fix it.
- Mark has problems with the SCAA using the term "first responders" - this should be reserved for those who take life-risks in aiding those who truly need help, ie, firefighters, hurricane relief workers, etc.

Mark answers emails
- Which is better to attend - Illy's Universita del caffe in Trieste, or the American Barista and Coffee School in Portland.
- What is the difference between doserless and doser espresso grinders and which is better
- Mention of the Espresso Glossary on CoffeeGeek
- A question on heat exchanger machines, why they may be too hot, and single boiler machines that don't have enough power.
- Reader would like a "quick tips" part of the podcast. Mark give a tip for good coffee: a good grinder.

News with Jeanette. You can contact Jeanette at news@coffeegeek.com
- Stolen cappuccino machine
- Tim Hortons stops the "Get Mugged" program
- Indonesia ramps up coffee production to create more instant Coffee
- Helping out Hurricane Katrina first responders
- IllyCafe opens in SoHo, NYC
- Email to the news editor, re Jura Capresso advertising super autos in Cargo Magazine
- Ramping up coffee stuff in NOLA - Mark mentions no specialty coffee comes in through New Orleans
- Pam Anderson and Espresso

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:17pm PST

CG Podcast 020 - Emails and Radio! Details:

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Show Notes

Emails Answered

- What makes a good home blend. Mark talks about Brasil, Guatamala, Sumatra, and Yemen
- Corrections on cafe locations: Coffee Klatch is in San Dimas, CA, not San Diego. Ecco Caffe is in Santa Rosa, CA, not Santa Barbara
- Listener from Nepal! Woot!
- Writer from Oslo talks about his progression in espresso.

Radio Interviews
Surpise content for CG Podcast 020 - Some radio interviews I've done in the past that contain good info, and show a snapshot of my espresso knowledge 3+ years ago.
- CBC Radio interview, talking about coffee, the romance of coffee, while doing a cupping
- This was the impetus for creating the Beginner's Guide to Cupping
- CKNW Interview - general discussion about coffee, how to get good coffee at home, and where good cafes are in Vancouver. I even brought in a balance brewer for her to check out.

A slightly shorter one today, but hey, you get two podcasts in only 3 days! ;)

Enjoy folks!
Direct download: cgpodcast_020.mp3
Category:upcoming podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm PST

CG Podcast 019 The latest one - an awesome round table with Inny.

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Show Notes

- Shout outs to a bunch of people who've been really supportive this past few weeks (hey, it's better than ranting about someone who's been a dink! LOL!)
- We have a new DAP player to record remote shows with - the iAudio U2, thanks to Nick Cho!

Roundtable discussion with Instaurator!
- Discussion about WBC - where Inny hoped it would go
- Background on who owns WBC (SCAA and SCAE)
- Australian competitions, and how BMW is a major sponsor (we wish, over here!)
- Australia "thinks outside the box" on lots of foodie and coffee issues
- Discussion about the Nordic Barista Cup
- Illy - an enigma!
- Baristas should learn about roasting
- Roasters should learn how to pull shots
- Falling in love with coffee... in France!
- How Australia is almost 100% espresso (no drip coffee) in retail cafes and restaurants
- Australian terminology for espresso (short black, flat white, etc).
- Espresso for kids?
- All about Michel's Espresso (in Australia)
- George Sabados, Emily Oak (sorry Emily!), Paul Bassett.
- WBC winning espresso (2003) had a Cup of Excellence Guat in it.
- Signature drinks with kangaroo meat! (hint - it's a savoury drink, not sweet!)

Enjoy folks!
Direct download: cgpodcast_019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm PST

CG Podcast 018 - News, Tastings and More Here it is folks - jam packed, and includes a sneak peak at a future CG article that's taking some time to write.

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Show Notes

Listener Emails 2:38
- Big Kudos email, but talks about wifi in cafes
- Listener asks about espresso machine choice, Mark points her to the Consumer Reviews section for good info on machines.
- Email on Mark Inman and his take on single origin espresso.
- Email on Vietnamese Coffee (the brewing style, not the beans)
- Discussion about Adam Curry and his lust for the Philips Senseo.
- Listener asks for a recommendation on a good small roaster for a startup - Mark mentions Ambex Roasters and praises Terry Davis.

Five Principles of a Good Espresso Blend 23:15
  1. The shot must look visually proper
  2. The blend should be tolerant of a wide variety of brewing conditions
  3. The espresso must taste good both straight and in as much as 1:3 ratio to milk.
  4. The shot should not be excessively bitter or sour.
  5. The espresso brewed must stand up to time, and age gracefully.

Mark says that only three espresso blends that he's tried in the last few years fit this profile. When the article is written, you'll find out which ones win, and which ones lose out.

News with Jeanette Chan 31:10
- Five news items, you can read them at "CoffeeGeek Resources"
- Discussion pieces mainly focus on Hurricane Katrina. Mark points out that one tiny silver lining is that small coffee farmers may benefit from as much as 1.5 million bags (over 200 million pounds) of coffee being damaged.
- Should CoffeeGeek put out press releases on important CG stuff? Email press@coffeegeek.com and let Jeanette know.

Tasting Notes, Victrola Coffee
- four coffees tasted
- Ethiopian Harrar Horse
- Panama Kotowa Finca Duncan
- Guatamala Hue Hue Tenango
- Brasil Fazenda Shalon, #4 in the Cerrado Cup, 2004.

Donate to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina Relief today.

Enjoy folks!
Direct download: cgpodcast_018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am PST

CG Podcast 017 - The Hines Interviews Well, we didn't talk specifically about Hines Public Market Coffee as much as I wanted to, but we did get some discussion in ;)

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Show Notes

Intro, discussion about Hines Public Market Coffee, and their plans for the future
- includes a possible scoop on their new location

Roundtable with Kyle and Tony from Victrola Coffee
- www.victrolacoffee.net
- Tony's blog is at www.tonx.org
- discussion about Hines and John Sanders
- discussion about competing in barista competitions, training "on the street"
- discussion about collab efforts amongst small roasters to help promote farms and get good coffee to customers
- discussion about competitions and how what we learn at them can translate to shops
- discussion about what would be good things to see on a show about coffee on the Food Network.

Interview with Kent Bakke, President, ESI.
www.esi-online.com
- talk about the early days of espresso machines in Seattle
- how Bakke started selling machines to Starbucks
- how the 1990s were awesome for ESI and Starbucks
- talk about the Swift Grinder
- discussion about the new home machine from La Marzocco


Enjoy Folks!
Direct download: cgpodcast_017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm PST

CG Podcast 16 - Emails Galore and Phone Call 19.8mb, 69:14 mm:ss. 40 kbps bitrate, 44.1Hz sample rate, mono channel.

Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line (NEW!) at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the "CoffeeGeek" username.

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Show Notes
Mark Intros 16 of the CoffeeGeek Podcast, is joined  by "Personal Assistant" Beata Siwinski for the show.

Show Sponsor: Kades Coffee who are offering Podcast listeners a 15% off discount and free shipping with every order, if you use coupon code "coffeegeek" (without the quotes).

- Discussion about how there's not going to be any kind of rivalry between the CG Podcast and the Portafilter Podcast.

- A coffeegeek member in our forums has lost everything in a fire. We're running a Paypal donation link until Friday to raise money for TwoMartinis.

- News Editor Jeanette Chan will be back very soon on the podcast

Emails!

- Question about how to measure an espresso shot. Mark talks about WBC Standards, personal prefs.
- Question asking about home roasters, including Mark's fave - the Hottop.
- Question about tampers, about their cost. Mark talks about artisan tools for woodworkers, and baristas.
- Question about finding good espresso in Kansas City and San Diego. Mark lists a bunch of good cafes to check out.
- Question about difference between semi-auto and automatic espresso machines. Mark gives a primer on the four classes of espresso machines - manual, semi automatic, automatic, and super automatic.
- Question about decaf and decaf espresso. Mark talks about caffeine levels (again!) and two decaf coffees he likes - a decaf Peru Organic (buy green here) and decaf Black Cat from Intelligentsia
- Beata reads a bunch of comments from Podcast Alley
- A email about the dark underside of the crappy beans that the Big Four buy from the world market - a primer on defects and "foreign objects" the coffees have. (visit the ICO Site for more info)
- Questions about CO2 levels in coffee differing around the world
- Question asking about how to get more "single estate" coffee recognition.

Audio Call from a surprise USBC Finalist.
Mark and Beata surprise-callback that same USBC Finalist!

Enjoy folks! Remember our sponsor, www.kadescoffee.com - they brought you this podcast. Visit them and try out their coffees - use coupon code "coffeegeek" to get 15% off your order and free shipping.
Direct download: cgpodcast_016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm PST

CG Podcast 015 - Ken Davids, Pt II Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line (NEW!) at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the "CoffeeGeek" username.

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Show Notes

- Introduction, ref to "it's about the quality, not about the buzz" thread on CoffeeGeek.
- New editor for the content section on CoffeeGeek is starting up - more articles soon?
- Podcast Alley ranking rocks - 24th as of this podcast!
- No emails or audio mails this show, but don't worry, they will be back next episode.
- Shout out to EatFeed who promise a new show very soon!
- Portafilter.net has a new podcast out - bad audio quality, great content.
- Mark talks about respecting the heck out of Chris Tacy while almost never agreeing with him.
- Mark harps on Engadget promoting a Nespresso machine when a few weeks before they got plenty of advice that dissed said nespresso.
- Mark talks about getting coffee from Ecco Cafe in Santa Rosa, and talks up the coolness factor of Andrew Barnett.

Ken Davids Interview
- Home roasting discussion - how Ken started home roasting
- Discussion about the history of home roasting since 1976
- Discussion about a patent lawyer who stymies the development of consumer home roasting products (his name is Howard Gells)
- Ken remembers "prior instance" of popcorn poppers used for home roasting, (between 1976 and 1981), long before Gells' patents were filed.
- Talk about roasters available in the 1990s
- Ken tells us that the future may have some good new products
- Discussion about drum roasters - the Alpenrost, the Hottop, roasting with BBQs
- Mark talks about newest trend - using indoor rotisserie products (like the Showtime Rotisserie) to roast coffee
- Talk about cupping - how Ken started
- Cupping's purpose
- Cupping in the home for information purposes
- Cupping in the home for entertainment purposes. Mark talks about the Cupping Guides on CoffeeGeek.
- Ken gets some new ideas for the next editions of his books ;)

Closing song by Smallfish called Smoothie King, from the Podsafe Music Network.

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm PST

CG Podcast 014 - Emails and Instaurator! 17.6mb, 60:29 mm:ss. 40 kbps bitrate, 44.1Hz sample rate, mono channel.

Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line (NEW!) at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the "CoffeeGeek" username.

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Show Notes

Intro, song by Small Fish, called "Coffee Shop" from the Podsafe Music Network.

Emails
- Joe explains how Co2 transports oils, lipids and aromatics in ground coffee to your cup.
- Jason writes in about the OneSixtyBlue restaurant in Chicago doing coffee right.
- Mark explains why Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters is CoffeeGeek's official coffee supplier.
- Jason also asks about if its okay to freeze coffee, because George Howell said so. George only talked about freezing green coffee.
- Ottawa listener writes in about Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa also doing good coffee.
- Donald writes in about vac pots. Mark tells a bit, and promises an entire podcast on vacpots.
- Liam from Belfast writes in about espresso being a "whole life experience"; Mark talks about God shots and the ever moving bar of quality.
- Drew writes in asking about refurb machines and the Capresso C3000.
- Email about Starbucks and super autos.
- Audio mail about finding a good tamper for a Krups combo machine. Mark talks about the Staub Tamp
- Audio Kudos, Mark talks about the role of the podcast

Mini Round Table with Instaurator.
- you'll have to tune in to find out what was talked about. It's good stuff! And more to come from Instaurator!

Wrap up, don't forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley!

Enjoy folks!
Direct download: cgpodcast_014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03am PST

CG Podcast 013 - Heaps o' News, Tasting Coffees It's new. It's fun. It's got new audio equipment! It's the CoffeeGeek Podcast!

Details:

18.4mb, 65:35 mm:ss. 40 kbps bitrate, 44.1Hz sample rate, mono channel.

Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line (NEW!) at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the "CoffeeGeek" username.

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Show Notes
Intro music: The Groove, by Audiopharm, from Podsafe Music Network

Introduction, props going out to the EatFeed podcast, and a plea from Mark for them to start doing the show again.

Comments on new audio setup for the CG Podcast (including what appears to be one bum microphone :( ). Let us know how you like the audio: podcast@coffeegeek.com.

We're on Sirius Radio this week! Thanks to Tim Henson of the Distorted View show for featuring  our podcast in his guest appearance, taking over for Adam Curry on Sirius!

News with Jeanette Chan. Heaps of it! ;)
- contact Jeanette at news@coffeegeek.com or visit the Resources section at CoffeeGeek.

- Too much news to list - go to the Resources section to see it all.
- Nice discussion by a professor on equating a jar full of stuff (incl. coffee) with life.
- Discussion on Maxwell House "lowering prices for consumers" and how Kraft Foods should instead keep prices level, pay farmers more, and increase the quality of their drink.
- Discussion on Starbucks not going into black neighbourhoods, but Mark talks about how Starbucks is becoming McDonalds, and how the Washington Post parroted coffee blogs and CoffeeGeek.com by saying so.
- 90 second rant on premade, prepackaged coffee beverages

Coffee Evaluation
- Coffees evaluated from CoffeeEmergency: the CBX Dark Espresso and the Panama Berlina Organic.
- Evaluation with Beata and Mark
- Jeanette phones in comments on the Panama
- Instaurator (Inny from Australia) and Mark evaluate the Panama.

Wrap up, reminder to go to Podcast Alley to vote for us, or to subscribe to the show in iTunes.

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:27pm PST

CG Podcast 012 - OpEd, Emails and Ken Davids Interview Pt1 Show Notes
Vote for us at Podcast Alley! New Month, New Votes!
New number to contact us: 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the "CoffeeGeek" username.

Opinion / Editorial
- Hines Public Market Coffee - closing? Not closing? Wolf!
- KitchenAid Proline Grinder controversy followup.

Emails:
- Murky Coffee not offering espresso blends for sale? (update: apparently not - maybe Nick will answer why); wants to know what beans are "espresso" and what are "coffee". Mark explains all.
- What is the difference between steam driven and pump driven espresso machines.
- What coffee brewers brew coffee at proper temperatures. Answer, not many, but Mark mentions some specifics, including the Capresso MT500, the Capresso CoffeeTec, and the Technivorm coffee maker.
- What is the proper way to drink espresso. Mark mentions Chris Tacy's segment in the Portafilter Podcast; discusses that there is not just one proper way to drink espresso.

Interview with Ken Davids
- Discussion about Ken's early involvement in the business of coffee
- Discussion about Ken's books, Coffee, a Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying, and Espresso: Ultimate Coffee, and Home Coffee Roasting.
- Discussion about Ken's favourite roasters and coffee blends.

Two more interviews from Ken coming down the road.

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

CG Podcast 011 - Promos, Emails and News! Snakeeyes is up. Listen to me burn several bridges! ;) (but who knows - instead of being pissed off, maybe certain parties will learn from the dissatisfaction expressed). I'm talking to you SW and MF! :D

Details:

16.4mb, 55:35 mm:ss. 40 kbps bitrate, 44.1Hz sample rate, mono channel.

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Show Notes

- Promo played on Daily Source Code (www.curry.com)
- Promo played on Distorted View Daily (www.distortedview.com) - Adult content
- Big shout out to GrapeRadio.com for their all about port episode.

Listener Emails
- Reader "gets it" on grinding, asks for tips on the Mazzer Mini
- Reader asks about long term storage of roasted Coffee. Mark says just say no. Mentions Derek Powazek's blog where he gets one thing wrong.
- Reader asks about Solis SL-70, asks for tips on avoiding "blond crema".
- Restaurant espresso feedback from last episode - Mark suggests a grass roots effort to politely demand better coffee and espresso from fine dining restaurants.
- Reader talks about caffeine levels in various consumer items - Mark talks about caffeine levels in espresso and brewed coffee
- Reader writes in and asks if you can "cheat" the large C02 amounts in just-roasted coffee by leaving ground coffee sitting for a while.

News with Jeanette Chan
- news articles can be found on CoffeeGeek in the Resources section Jeanette can be reached at news@coffeegeek.com
- News on Cancer Fundraiser involving coffee
- Disease resistant coffee in Africa
- Dunkin Donuts Robber Stopper keeps his coffee intact
- Dude on horse rides through drive through window at a Timmy Ho's, and gets charged!
- Specialty coffee consumption is up - SCAA mentioned. Mark goes on a rant tear about the SCAA. Says the real reason why specialty coffee consumption is up is the Internet and the myriad of coffee information sites.
- Starbucks knockoff in Ethiopia. Go Fake Starbucks!
- 90 second rant, Jeanette talks about department store espresso machines.

Close out talk, News about upcoming podcasts
Mark plays a song written by Sandy Andina, a CoffeeGeek member.

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast_011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm PST

CG Podcast 010 - Restaurant Coffee, Port talk, and Emails CGP 010 is online!

Details:

15mb, 53mins. 40 kbps bitrate, 44.1Hz sample rate, mono channel.

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Show Notes

- No roundtable again. It's a bitch to edit.
- Discussion on Restaurant Coffee, and how the best restaurant in the US (French Laundry - website) doesn't even "get it", serving illy pod espresso.
- Suggestion that somelliers at fine dining establishments learn about high end coffee and espresso, take advanced barista training courses, and add it to their repetoire.
- Talk about port wine, and how it is the "espresso" of the booze world (apologies to whiskey and wine drinkers).
- Mark's picks on the best bargains in port wine right now
- Listener emails answered:
 - How to know you're getting a good shot of espresso in a cafe
 - How important the quality of espresso is in milk drinks
 - More on ristretto as a "crutch" drink
 - Coffee brewers for the physically disabled.

Enjoy folks! Next wednesday, news with Jeanette Chan and maybe a round table ;)
Direct download: cgpodcast_010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm PST

CG Podcast 009 - Tampers and News Show Notes

Cool intro music sent in by Martin Boiselle
Send in your CG Podcast intro promo / tune to podcast@coffeegeek.com

No roundtable yet - editing nightmare

Audio Question - what's Mark's opinion on the Thor Tamper (www.thortamper.com)

Long discussion on the Thor Tamper and why tamping is important.

News with Jeanette Chan (and guest Beata Siwinski!)  news@coffeegeek.com
- "CoffeeGeek Resources" for more info
- Detailed Article about farms working to get fair wages for their labourers
- Coffee Carts make big business
- Failed attempt to sneak a sheep article in ;)
- Proposed Nairobi sales of Coffee
- Discussion: Tully's Losing money. Mark talks about the Tully's trainer being a last minute USBC entrant.
- Discussion - a new balance brewer on the market (www.espressovero.com). Mark gives a tiny primer on vac pots and balance brewers, and says the Espresso Vero offerings are too expensive. Mentions Hario (www.hario.com).
- 90 Second Rant - messy coffee!

This podcast is sponsored by www.1stincoffee.com and we really appreciate their sponsorship. If you like this podcast, please consider 1st in Coffee the next time you're in the market for anything coffee and espresso related.

Woot! Enjoy! Comment! We don't live in a vacuum! Only good coffee does, occasionally.
Direct download: cgpodcast_009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm PST

CoffeeGeek Podcast 008 - Mark flys solo! ... but you would know that if you are subscribed through a program like iTunes or iPodder, wouldn't you ;)

But for those who just like downloading the MP3 raw, here you go:

12.5mb, 43:48 (mm:sec) 40 kbps bitrate, 44.1Hz sample rate, mono channel.

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Show Notes
Shownotes

Funny intro, created by Louis Counter www.brokendrumrecords.com
Send your creative intro (30 seconds to 2 minutes) for the show to podcast@coffeegeek.com

Iced Americano Recipe:
- 12 oz glass, fill with 4 oz water, four ice cubes
- brew double shot of espresso
- pour into glass, stir
- add sugar water and milk or cream to taste

Hosting Mp3s on Liberated Syndication. Check out our blog at Libsyn
Passed 1,000 regular subscribers, and an average of 1800 downloads per show (and climbing)

Discussion about how the CG Podcast is made
- Sony ECMMS907 Microphone
- Sony VGN-T250 Notebook Computer
- Audacity used to record.
- File saved as OGG Vorbis, 8 quality, then converted to a 32-40kbit, 44.1khz Mono MP3 file
- iTunes used to create ID2 tags, insert "album art"

Rant about email to CoffeeGeek - averaging nearly 200 a day now.
Mark asks listeners to do their legwork first before emailing questions that are not podcast related
- use Google
- research our CoffeeGeek Forums for answers to your questions
- use our Consumer Reviews section to find out about machines.

Mark doesn't want to discourage emails, but asks that you do some research on your own first before you email him.

Primer on CoffeeGeek Site - Forums, Guides section, Resources Section, more.
Teaser on the forthcoming gargantuan Espresso Guide

Machines undergoing final processes for their Detailed Reviews
- Innova Arc Espresso machine, from Morala Trading in Ottawa, Canada (>$400 Cdn)
- Innova Dream Espresso machine, also from Morala Trading, about $650 Cdn
- Jura Capresso S9 Super Automatic, from 1st in Coffee
Also mentioned, Solis SL-70

Shoutout to Chris Tacy, found at http://godshot.blogspot.com
Also listen to the Portafilter Podcast, found at www.portafilter.net

Next podcast should be online tomorrow. I am (still) manually updating the links on the front page and here in forums. Subscribe, and you'll never miss a podcast, even if I am slow in posting these manual changes ;)
Direct download: cgpodcast_008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm PST

CoffeeGeek Podcast 007 - News, Mail Call and Tips for Newbies Hola Folks! CoffeeGeek Podcast 007 is online, and we had a lot of fun with this one. Where else can you go from Aretha Franklin, to Bach, to Marilyn Manson all in the same podcast? Oh, and a little Bond too.

MP3 Format: 16.2mb, 71:03 (mm:sec) 32 kbps bitrate, 32Hz sample rate, mono channel.

Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call toll free and leave an audio question at 1-800-332-9477.

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Show notes:
Introduction
Little Bond Clip
Talk about Danny, the England Espresso Guy
Farmers Markets rock - can be hidden places to find good espresso

Listener Mail
What are CoffeeGeeks' fave drinks?
Why doesn't Mark like ristrettos?
Audio Question - including segments that cover definitions of basic terms in coffee and espresso

News Segment
Quick news - company with organic coffees; roasting company beats folgers, dean & deluca in blind taste test; Drink lots of coffee and reduce type 2 diabetes.
Discussion news - Jamaican Blue Mountain - scammers worried about scams? Kopi Luwak discussion - yes it is real, and Mark talks about how he got 5 pounds; Cafe Culture and "hanging out" making a comeback?
90 Second Rant: Magazines and TV never show good design incorporating espresso and coffee makers.
news@coffeegeek.com

Coffee and Espresso Tips for Newbies
Beata wonders why the macchiato she gets at Mark's house or at good cafes is different from the macchiato Starbucks makes
Mark details the basic drinks made with espresso, including americano, ristretto, cappuccino, latte, mocha, cafe au lait (technically, a moka pot based drink) and more. Rants quite a bit ;)

Iced decaf triple grande cinnamon no fat mocha..... extra hot. (grin)

Sites mentioned:
www.dannyscoffee.com
www.smithfarms.com
Click Here (www.portafilter.net)
"CoffeeGeek Resources"

Enjoy, leave feedback, call the toll free!
Direct download: cgpodcast_007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm PST

We have lots of podcast plans for down the road, but for now, I want to hear what you would like in the CoffeeGeek Podcast. Here's some of our suggested segments; Tell us if they suit, and if we're missing anything.

- Roundtable discussions with experts in the coffee and espresso business.

- Interviews with coffee and espresso experts around the world

- Discussions with people just discovering the joys of fine coffee

- Coffee as a cultural and artistic thing

- How-to segments teaching the art of coffee and espresso

- News from the world of coffee and espresso

- Product Reviews

- Editorial pieces, including discussion on ethical coffee issues and more.

Category:upcoming podcasts -- posted at: 10:21pm PST

CoffeeGeek Podcast 006 - Passion for Coffee, Mail Call, Tamper Review and Roundtable

Intro - what is the podcast all about; Coffee as a passion, and not as a fuel; Read Usenet: groups.google.com and search for alt.coffee Portafilter.net shoutout (www.portafilter.net)

Vote at PodcastAlley.com for the CG Podcast

Mail Call Segment
Mail 1 - what about a $100 setup: Get a grinder. Get good coffee. (Bodum Antigua)

Finding cheap prices: www.froogle.com
Yama Vacpot: www.baratza.com
Mail 2 - Coffee as a ritual for beginners Pointer to www.coffeegeek.com/opinions/newbiecolumn Newbie Revelations
Mail 3 - Recommend a machine to me.
Two machines mentioned - Gaggia Carezza, Solis SL-70
Mail 4 - How many beans in a cup

Mini Review, Reg Barber Tamper Review / Interview with Matt, Prado Cafe www.pradocafe.com
Reg Barber all metal anodized tamper, www.regbarber.com . Highly recommended.

Roundtable Discussion with Alistair Durie (www.elysianroom.com), Sammy Piccolo (www.caffeartigiano.com), Mark Prince and Aaron DeLazzar (Coffee Missionary) Camping coffee. Mentioned products: Peugeot Grinder, Zassenhaus Grinders, Press Pots Cafes with culture: Victrola Coffee (www.victrolacoffee.net), Shoutout to Tonx' website (www.tonx.org)

Wrapup. Email questions to podcast@coffeegeek.com

Direct download: cgpodcast_006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

CoffeeGeek Podcast 005 - News and Coffee on a Budget The fifth installment in the CoffeeGeek Podcast features an expanded news section from Jeanette Chan; a new segment we're tentatively calling "Advanced Coffee and Espresso Techniques for the Coffee Newbie"; this week we talk about good coffee on a budget.

This is definitely a consumer-oriented podcast. The roundtable I was hoping to have in this issue will wait until the next podcast.

MP3 format 9.0mb, 39:03 (mm:sec) 32 kbps bitrate, 24 kHz sample rate, mono channel.

Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call toll free and leave an audio question at 1-800-332-9477.
Direct download: cgpodcast_005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:29am PST