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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.

Take your pick on how to listen:
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Choose your links for subscribing. Or if you prefer a direct download, here it is:
CG Podcast 064 MP3 File.
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Show Notes
This episode talks about some great coffees available this summer, a new Barista outreach program from the Cup of Excellence, and a feature interview with Carl Sara.

00:00   Start
00:45   Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters
03:29   World Barista Championship Recorded Streams
05:58   Great Coffees in the Summer Intro
06:37   Mainstream Media backlash against "culinary" coffee
07:41   Fox Business Video of Matt Milletto handling dump talking heads well
09:12   Chicago Tribune Article about Intelligentsia ending 20oz coffee sizes
12:29   Commodity / Utility Coffee and Culinary Coffee can co-exist
16:38   Consumers who like culinary coffee - less than 20%?
19:51   Breaking down the top 20% of coffee drinkers
25:38   The iced espresso debate
30:10   Commodity coffee and culinary coffee have their place.
32:27   Cup of Excellence Barista Program
37:43   Great Coffees for July and August!
38:08   Esmeralda Microlot Batch 8 from Counter Culture Coffee
39:40   Summer Solstace Blend and Kenya Gauriri Auction lot from Intelligentsia Coffee
41:17   Kenya AA Ruiru Auction Lot from Batdorf and Bronson
42:23   Sumatra Blue Batak Peaberry from Great Plains Coffee Roasters
43:55   Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters
44:16   Next episode - exclusive reviews of 49th Parallel Coffees
45:07   Interview with Carl Sara
1:22:29   Show Wrapup

Enjoy!
Direct download: cgpodcast064.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05 AM

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 MP3 Feed; RSS Enhanced Audio Feed (NEW! iTunes / iPod only) Choose your links for subscribing. Or if you prefer a direct download, here it is: CG Podcast 064 MP3 File. Apple iTunes direct link (this is the enhanced feed) Show Notes This episode talks about some great coffees available this summer, a new Barista outreach program from the Cup of Excellence, and a feature interview with Carl Sara. 00:00   Start 00:45   Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters 03:29   World Barista Championship Recorded Streams 05:58   Great Coffees in the Summer Intro 06:37   Mainstream Media backlash against "culinary" coffee 07:41   Fox Business Video of Matt Milletto handling dump talking heads well 09:12   Chicago Tribune Article about Intelligentsia ending 20oz coffee sizes 12:29   Commodity / Utility Coffee and Culinary Coffee can co-exist 16:38   Consumers who like culinary coffee - less than 20%? 19:51   Breaking down the top 20% of coffee drinkers 25:38   The iced espresso debate 30:10   Commodity coffee and culinary coffee have their place. 32:27   Cup of Excellence Barista Program 37:43   Great Coffees for July and August! 38:08   Esmeralda Microlot Batch 8 from Counter Culture Coffee 39:40   Summer Solstace Blend and Kenya Gauriri Auction lot from Intelligentsia Coffee 41:17   Kenya AA Ruiru Auction Lot from Batdorf and Bronson 42:23   Sumatra Blue Batak Peaberry from Great Plains Coffee Roasters 43:55   Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters 44:16   Next episode - exclusive reviews of 49th Parallel Coffees 45:07   Interview with Carl Sara 1:22:29   Show Wrapup
Direct download: cgpodcast064.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04 AM

New podcast is online:

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 MP3 Feed;
RSS Enhanced Audio Feed (NEW! iTunes / iPod only)
Choose your links for subscribing. Or if you prefer a direct download, here it is:
CG Podcast 063 MP3 File.
Apple iTunes direct link (this is the enhanced feed)

Show Notes

00:00   Intro
00:40   Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters
02:09   SCAA Minneapolis Post Show Report
02:28   Show Reports on CoffeeGeek
03:39   Elektra Nino at SCAA
05:04   Baratza Vario Grinder at SCAA
12:18   Great grinder for restaurants
13:22   Hottop Coffee Roaster
16:14   Ascaso Espresso Machines
19:32   Whole Latte Love at the SCAA
20:57   Handpresso Manual Espresso Maker
22:34   Mark goes on a USBC RANT!
28:45   SCAA Wrapup
29:03   49th Parallel Roasters
29:34   Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail, a Photo Book
31:57   Interview with George Howell
32:42   George talks about Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail
39:14   Vacuum packing green coffee, a growing trend
43:50   Wine analogies with coffee
46:36   "Blends hide the farmer" - George explains
51:13   Can espresso blends ever celebrate the farmer as much as s/o does?
57:19   Cup of Excellence discussion
58:24   Trends in coffee - farm names vs. brand names
1:01:09   Terroir Coffee - New coffees
1:09:48   Show wrapup - did Mark get punked?

(I think he did).
Direct download: cgpodcast063.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59 AM

New podcast is online:

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 MP3 Feed;
RSS Enhanced Audio Feed (NEW! iTunes / iPod only)
Choose your links for subscribing. Or if you prefer a direct download, here it is:
CG Podcast 063 MP3 File.
Apple iTunes direct link (this is the enhanced feed)

Show Notes

00:00   Intro
00:40   Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters
02:09   SCAA Minneapolis Post Show Report
02:28   Show Reports on CoffeeGeek
03:39   Elektra Nino at SCAA
05:04   Baratza Vario Grinder at SCAA
12:18   Great grinder for restaurants
13:22   Hottop Coffee Roaster
16:14   Ascaso Espresso Machines
19:32   Whole Latte Love at the SCAA
20:57   Handpresso Manual Espresso Maker
22:34   Mark goes on a USBC RANT!
28:45   SCAA Wrapup
29:03   49th Parallel Roasters
29:34   Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail, a Photo Book
31:57   Interview with George Howell
32:42   George talks about Connecting Worlds: The Coffee Trail
39:14   Vacuum packing green coffee, a growing trend
43:50   Wine analogies with coffee
46:36   "Blends hide the farmer" - George explains
51:13   Can espresso blends ever celebrate the farmer as much as s/o does?
57:19   Cup of Excellence discussion
58:24   Trends in coffee - farm names vs. brand names
1:01:09   Terroir Coffee - New coffees
1:09:48   Show wrapup - did Mark get punked?

(I think he did).
Direct download: cgpodcast063.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57 AM

Mark interviews Michaele Weissman in this feature interview of the author of the book God in a Cup.

Michaele's blog is at http://michaeleweissmanwrites.com/godinacupofcoffee/
Direct download: cgpodcast062.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16 PM

Getting Caught Up - Mark talks about the last two months in the world of coffee, about Phuong Tran's visit to Vancouver, the January - February run to raise money for CoffeeKids, the upcoming WBC Machine certifications, and the continuing redesign of CoffeeGeek.com

00:00   Start
00:40   49th Parallel Roasters
01:22   CoffeeGeek.com
02:29   CoffeeFest
05:53   Phuong Tran visits Vancouver
07:16   Recording woes, switching to iMac and GarageBand
07:50   Enhanced Podcast Comments
08:42   Channel 4 Link
11:50   Italy vs. N. America - the Results
12:51   World Barista Championships
15:32   Other bodies already trying to set espresso and barista standards
16:24   49th Parellel Coffee Roasters
16:52   Contest - Tell us your favourite coffee moment!
18:35   Tell us about your favourite barista! Some emails.
19:16   Saluna Cafe, Paris
20:02   Intelligentsia
20:38   YouTube Video of Sean
21:10   Intelligentsia Coffee
21:40   Profile of Anthony at Terra Keramic website
22:16   BJava Coffee and Tea
23:02   Octane Espresso Blog
24:06   Cafe de Troit - RIP
25:39   Trans Canada Adventures
27:00   Rebuilding the Faema
28:25   Coffee at the Moment
31:13   World Barista Championship Espresso and Machine Grinder Certification
36:25   49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
37:20   Further information about the Enhanced version of this podcast (compatible with iTunes / iPods / Apple TV only)
Direct download: cgpodcast060.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13 AM

Getting Caught Up - Mark talks about the last two months in the world of coffee, about Phuong Tran's visit to Vancouver, the January - February run to raise money for CoffeeKids, the upcoming WBC Machine certifications, and the continuing redesign of CoffeeGeek.com

00:00   Start
00:40   49th Parallel Roasters
01:22   CoffeeGeek.com
02:29   CoffeeFest
05:53   Phuong Tran visits Vancouver
07:16   Recording woes, switching to iMac and GarageBand
07:50   Enhanced Podcast Comments
08:42   Channel 4 Link
11:50   Italy vs. N. America - the Results
12:51   World Barista Championships
15:32   Other bodies already trying to set espresso and barista standards
16:24   49th Parellel Coffee Roasters
16:52   Contest - Tell us your favourite coffee moment!
18:35   Tell us about your favourite barista! Some emails.
19:16   Saluna Cafe, Paris
20:02   Intelligentsia
20:38   YouTube Video of Sean
21:10   Intelligentsia Coffee
21:40   Profile of Anthony at Terra Keramic website
22:16   BJava Coffee and Tea
23:02   Octane Espresso Blog
24:06   Cafe de Troit - RIP
25:39   Trans Canada Adventures
27:00   Rebuilding the Faema
28:25   Coffee at the Moment
31:13   World Barista Championship Espresso and Machine Grinder Certification
36:25   49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
37:20   Further information about the Enhanced version of this podcast (compatible with iTunes / iPods / Apple TV only)
Direct download: cgpodcast060.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09 AM