CoffeeGeek Podcast

A special edition of the CoffeeGeek Podcast is a feature interview with Carl Sara of Crafted Coffee Company in Christchurch New Zealand.

We discuss Carl's efforts to set up a virtual online cafe to raise funds to help out the coffee community in Christchurch impacted so heavily by a devistating earthquake on February 22, 2011.

Visit ChristChurchCafe today to help out.

Direct download: cgpodcast070.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

The CoffeeGeek Podcast, Episode 69:
The History of Espresso, Part One

In this episode, we go all the way back to 1820 to see the first uses of steam to aid in brewing coffee.

  • Inventions by Rabaut, Caseneuve, Romershausen and Parker are very similar to the modern day stovetop moka pot.
  • Mme. Vassieux's invention and production of the siphon coffee brewer
  • Early developments in the recirculating percolator
  • Edouard Loysel's Hydrostatic Coffee Maker
  • Development of the Press Pot
  • Explosions, limits of steam in both temperatures (excessive) and pressures (1.5bar average)
  • Gustaf Kessel's big single-coffee brewing boiler system
  • Angelo Moriondo's precurser to the Bezerra / Pavoni design
  • Luigi Bezerra's patent and early "Giant Type with Double Tap" coffee maker
  • Pavoni enters the scene, buys Bezerra's patents, and improves on them
  • The design of the disperson system and pressure relief valves
  • The Pavoni Ideale, the first machine marketed as an espresso machine
  • Pier Teresio Arduino's involvement in espresso
  • Marketing of espresso by Arduino
  • Experiments with screw down pistons and air pumps
  • Illy's work with the Illeta automatic espresso machine
  • Marco Cremonese's patent for pistons
  • Rosetta Scorza and Gaggia
  • Achille Gaggia's revelation moving from screw piston to spring loaded piston
  • Modern day espresso is born.

This is the iTunes Enhanced version, .m4a file.

 

Direct download: cgpodcast069.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

The CoffeeGeek Podcast, Episode 69:
The History of Espresso, Part One

In this episode, we go all the way back to 1820 to see the first uses of steam to aid in brewing coffee.

  • Inventions by Rabaut, Caseneuve, Romershausen and Parker are very similar to the modern day stovetop moka pot.
  • Mme. Vassieux's invention and production of the siphon coffee brewer
  • Early developments in the recirculating percolator
  • Edouard Loysel's Hydrostatic Coffee Maker
  • Development of the Press Pot
  • Explosions, limits of steam in both temperatures (excessive) and pressures (1.5bar average)
  • Gustaf Kessel's big single-coffee brewing boiler system
  • Angelo Moriondo's precurser to the Bezerra / Pavoni design
  • Luigi Bezerra's patent and early "Giant Type with Double Tap" coffee maker
  • Pavoni enters the scene, buys Bezerra's patents, and improves on them
  • The design of the disperson system and pressure relief valves
  • The Pavoni Ideale, the first machine marketed as an espresso machine
  • Pier Teresio Arduino's involvement in espresso
  • Marketing of espresso by Arduino
  • Experiments with screw down pistons and air pumps
  • Illy's work with the Illeta automatic espresso machine
  • Marco Cremonese's patent for pistons
  • Rosetta Scorza and Gaggia
  • Achille Gaggia's revelation moving from screw piston to spring loaded piston
  • Modern day espresso is born.

This is the MP3 version

Direct download: cgpodcast069.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

CoffeeGeek Podcast 068 - Looking Back at 2010 (MP3 version)

A look back at 2010 in coffee and espresso, including a special feature interview!

Topics include

  • CoffeeGeek Lab
  • Pourover Coffee
  • Commodity Market
  • Pressure Profiling
  • Extract Mojo
  • Jimseven Blog

Also, a special feature interview with James Hoffmann on how his blog has really pushed forward some amazing discussions about coffee and espresso.

Direct download: cgpodcast068.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51am PST