CoffeeGeek Podcast
CoffeeGeek Podcast 059 - Freezing Green, Great Coffees and More Show Notes coming soon!

Brought to you by 49th Parallel Roasters


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CG Podcast 058 - Post WBC, Radio and Esmeralda Podcast 058, brought to you by 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

Show Notes coming soon.
Direct download: cgpodcast_058.mp3
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CoffeeGeek Podcast 057 - Grab Bag and WBC WBC Preview with interview with Tim Wendelboe
Show notes coming soon.
Direct download: cgpodcast_057.mp3
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Show Notes

Intro (0:06)
- "300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues", by The White Stripes

CG News (2:56)
- Rancilio Silvia First Look and video (3:08)
- New articles coming: Detailed and Quick Shot Reviews (5:03)

Emails Answered! (5:31)
- John Brinkman of baristaunderground.com writes in regarding a South African barista champion (Willem Pienaar) competing in the WBC this year (5:34)
- Brian Marshall sends in his thanks, leading Mark to talk about "benevolent coffee snobs" (8:25)
- Andrew Levine of Hamburg, Germany, sent in a long email with many, many newbie questions about making espresso with the Rancilio Silvia; see Mark's video, Rancilio Silvia Shot Walkthrough (12:47)
- Miles Spathelf asks for a comparison between two multi-purpose grinders for french press coffee, the KitchenAid Pro Line and Baratza Virtuoso (28:18)
- Laurel Clark asks if espresso can be made with single origin beans as well as espresso blends (37:26)
- Don Grafum wants to know what "pure Arabic coffee" is (43:57)
- Sheridan Adams asks about the Rancilio Jacky and the "upside down" brewing method for the Aeropress (48:28)
- Chris Mossop wants to know how restaurants with 3 Michelin stars - such as The Fat Duck - can serve pod coffee! (53:12)
- Patrick Smith wants Mark to settle a debate about freezing coffee (57:25)

Wrap Up
- "300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues", by The White Stripes (1:05:25)
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CoffeeGeek Podcast 055 - Aussie Coffee Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the CoffeeGeek username. Take your pick on how to listen: RSS Feed link for subscribing, or CG Podcast 055 MP3 File for straight downloading. Apple iTunes direct link. Show Notes Intro (0:03) - "Black Coffee", by Everlast featuring Merry Clayton Espresso in Australia, with guest co-host Luca Costanzo, Melbourne, Australia (0:46) - About Luca: working at First Pour (retail showroom for Veneziano coffee roastery) and moderating the CG Australasia forums (1:56) The coffee scene in Australia - Market saturation and the status of specialty coffee (2:42) - Lawsuits and the coffee market (4:39) - Drip coffee in Australia (7:41) - The consumer experience in commercial cafés (9:58): drink sizes (10:08), milk drinks (12:56) - Coffee at home in Australia (15:56): Sunbeam in Australia (17:17), drip coffee makers and vac pots (20:14), comparison of North American and Australian markets for home equipment such as grinders (21:08), high-end equipment for sale in cafés(25:55) - Michel's Espresso and the $50 a pound coffee (27:49) The CoffeeGeek Australasian Forum Community (35:05) - The Australian attitude from the American perspective (35:47) - Luca's memorable moments in the forum (41:23) Luca's review of Mark's article, "How to Buy an Espresso Machine" (46:38) Australian Barista Championship (ABC) (49:52) - Data entry, scoring, judging and "The Controversial WBC" (50:59) - Signature drinks at this year's ABC (1:07:10): David Makin's palate cleanser plus sig drink (1:07:46), a signature drink that could be made at home - Erin Sampson's signature drink (1:13:21) - Signature drinks with Vietnamese-style coffee; movement to have a Vietnamese entrant in the WBC; and new entrants from Africa (1:16:49) Wrap Up: Thanks to Luca and a quote from pstam (1:18:30)
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Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the CoffeeGeek username.

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Show Notes

Intro (0:05)
- "Bleed It Out", Linkin Park

Interview with Tatiana Becker, Trabant Coffee, Seattle, WA (1:43)
-  Interesting things from the trade show floor: Espro Toroid frothing pitcher (2:22) and  Elektra, Ditting, La Marzocco grinders (4:33).  
-  Favorite coffees on the show floor: 49th Parallel; the Clover and blogging (13:09)
-  People highlights: friends and family, microbrewers (25:05).
-  Mark's observations from the show floor: push-button spring piston machine, pressure profiling and temp stability; Bodum press pot/mug; Tiamo vacuum brewers; dual boiler Gaggia consumer machine; Jetsteam Ai-1; Good Cow milk dispensers (34:00).
-  US Barista Championship and Tatiana's performance (50:34): Tatiana's theme (51:45); signature drink (54:00); motivation (55:30); assessment (1:02:28); ideas for changing the competition (1:12:56).

Wrap Up (1:36:53)
- Visit Tatiana at Trabant, 45th Street between Brooklyn and University, Seattle, WA.
Direct download: cgpodcast_054.mp3
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CoffeeGeek Podcast 053 - UKBC And SCAA Elections Questions or comments podcast@coffeegeek.com or call the voicemail line at 1-206-965-8185, or Skype to Skype - search for the CoffeeGeek username.

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Show Notes

Intro (0:06)
- "Jennifer Grey," by Christa Couture

Interview with James Hoffman, 2006 UK Barista Champion (2:07)
- Mark and James discuss differences in regional competitions (4:07)
- Cafés in London to check out: Monmouth Coffee House, Flat White (7:03)
- James' signature drink: the "liquid doughnut" (8:24)
- The UK Barista Competition (11:54)

SCAA Election (16:29)
- The possibility of serious representation for retailers and baristas… (16:40)
- What it means for consumers (16:58)

Interview with Ric Rhinehart (17:40)
- Candidate for 2nd Vice President, SCAA
- President of Groundwork Coffee, a roaster/retailer
- One of the questions posed to Ric: Is there a good connection between the SCAA and consumers? (23:57)

Interview with Ellie Matuszak (47:59)
- Candidate for SCAA Board of Directors
- Wholesale rep, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea; Chair, Barista Guild of America
- One of the questions posed to Ellie: Do you think the C-membership program (SCAA consumer membership) should be revived? (59:14)

Interview with Jeff Taylor (1:14:50)
- Candidate for SCAA Board of Directors
- Co-founder, CEO, and Director of Coffee, PT's Coffee Company
- One of the questions posed to Jeff: How can the SCAA make the SCAA brand valuable to retailers and significant to consumers? (1:32:07)

Next podcast: Café culture with Christa Couture! (1:45:44)

Outro (1:46:35)
- "Jennifer Grey," by Christa Couture.
Direct download: cgpodcast_053.mp3
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CoffeeGeek Podcast 050 - the Big Five Oh Show notes coming soon
Direct download: cgpodcast_050.mp3
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