AA Cafe Podcast
By Brian Franklin
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Explore coffee through history, science, music, and other vaguely-related topics. Join Brian Franklin from Tulsa-based DoubleShot Coffee Company and co-host Mark Brown from Argentfork.com as they meander around coffee-inspired ideas and engaging interviews.
||CleanEpisode 100||It's our special holiday episode. Mark and Brian talk about several new products at the DoubleShot, as well as the three special limited holiday coffees. And then launch into a long list of 10 things that give them contentment. Listen up. And make your ow||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Edition - Ghosts||This episode of AA Cafe is a departure from our regular episodes. An employee and a customer of the DoubleShot tell stories about encounters with the paranormal. Hope you enjoy this fun little project. Happy Halloween.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 98 - Heat||In our continuing effort to explore each variable in coffee brewing, we delve into the inner-workings of heat. With the addition of Julie Watson, Mark Brown and Brian Franklin chat about various aspects of heat from body heat to coffee roasting. DoubleSho||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 97 - Time||Professor Jerry McCoy at the University of Tulsa explains time from the physicists point of view. What is time? What is it REALLY? We live our lives by time, measuring our birth, death, seasons, days, weeks... seconds for the bloom of a pourover... steep||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 96 - Happy Holidays||Happy Holidays. Mark and Brian get together for a quick podcast to talk about happiness. It was supposed to be a holly jolly podcast, but it ended up talking a lot about the idea of happiness. But we did talk about things that make us happy, and a lot of||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 95 - El Erizo||El Erizo is an amazing Costa Rica honey process coffee that we are roasting for the holidays. Hear all about the coffee and some history on the name and the fantastic sequence of events that took place in the mid-1800s, as well as the fantastic sequence o||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 94 - Kyya Chocolate||The new MADURO BAR is now available! I went to Elm Springs Arkansas to visit with the owner of Kyya Chocolate, Rick Boosey. He tells us all about how chocolate is made and how he got into the business. Mark and I ramble about other related issues, includi||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 93 - Nicaragua||Earlier this month, I went to Nicaragua for the first time. It was a journey into the unknown, as I wasn't sure where I would be going or what I would find out when I got there. As it turned out, I learned a lot about the coffee culture there and experien||5/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 92 - The DoubleShot Holiday Edition||For the first time ever, we recorded a live event that took place at the DoubleShot. During this event, I talked about the background for our big holiday package of this year, Brazil Sitio Serra Natural. The DoubleShot pastry chef, Shelly talked about the||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 91 - Jim McEnaney of La Minita Coffee||Jim McEnaney, who is a coffee quality manager at La Minita Coffee, visited us some time ago and I sat down and listened to him talk about La Minita and some of the other coffees they produce and source. Mark and I talk through the longest preamble ever, f||11/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 90 - Colorado||Mark and Brian both took trips to Colorado in August, both took DoubleShot Coffee and the new DoubleShot Coffee Concentrate. It's adventure and awakening and brewing and tasting life in the mountains. In this 90th episode of AA Café, Mark and Brian||8/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 89 - Savoy Restaurant||The Kelamis family has been in the restaurant business for almost 90 years in Tulsa, and operating under the Savoy Restaurant banner for 60 of those years. Evan Kelamis, the fourth generation in the restaurant lineage, sat down to tell us about his||6/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 88 - Ariel Montoya||Ariel Montoya, the owner of Hacienda El Boton, from Bolivar Colombia is the guest on this episode. Ariel talks about the farm, how he processes our coffee, and the importance of the rainforest at El Boton. Join Mark Brown of Argentfork and Brian Franklin||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #84||The Freshness Test! Brian and Mark discuss coffee freshness with some audio of Michael Sivetz speaking at an SCAA conference, and Miguel Wickert explaining a fool-proof way to test and see if your coffee is fresh. Thanks also to Ann Money from the Oklahom||3/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #87||Brian and Mark celebrate the 10th birthday of DoubleShot Coffee Company with a conversation about the history of the DoubleShot; lessons of being 10, 40, and 50; and a new set of coffees available online, called The Decade Collection. Music for this podca||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Journey: Panama||An audio excerpt from a short story written by Brian Franklin about his trip to Panama, visiting a pair of coffee farms. Learn about the people, plants, animals, the history, and the coffee of this beautiful place. To read the entire story and||10/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanepisode 85 - the future of coffee brewing||This episode of AA Cafe is a little different. My editing went a bit off from normal. Mark and I discuss the future of coffee brewing, along with a little reminisce of our personal coffee histories. DoubleShot baristas chime in with their ideas for the co||7/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #83||The Perci Red Podcast! Co-hosts Brian Franklin (DoubleShotCoffee.com) and Mark Brown (Argentfork.com) sing the praises of Perci Red, backed up by music from Brian Haas (jfjo.com). Don't miss this podcast, and don't miss a chance to taste the P||12/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #82||AA Cafe cohosts, Mark Brown (Argentfork.com), and Brian Franklin (DoubleShotCoffee.com) discuss DoubleShot Coffee Company's new 2 Barrel Project and the two Gesha coffees that will lead off the project. This episode's guest, Steve Holt from Ninety P||11/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #81||It's the BIG podcast. The podcast about mystery and cryptids and the hunt for the unknown. Mark Brown of Argentfork and Brian Franklin of DoubleShot Coffee Company explore the depths people will go in order to make a new discovery. Featu||7/25/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #80||In the Volcan region of Panama, on the "world's largest Gesha estate," Steve Holt of Ninety Plus takes us on a tour of the farm. Brian Franklin of DoubleShot Coffee Company and Mark Brown of Argentfork provide commentary in the AA Cafe Fancast stud||6/13/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #79||Extraction! Chris Girouard of Girouard Vines, which produces Tulsa Deco Wines (www.TulsaWine.com), gave me a tour of his facilities and told me all about his father's 45 years of work producing a new grape variety, and his work in making that grape into w||4/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe LXXVIII||Mark Brown and I continue to discuss the shape of things. This time I interview Chris Large of Eco Vino Wines, and he tells us about how the shape of wine glasses affect our wine drinking experience and why certain wines are in certain shaped bottles. Of||2/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #77||One of Tulsa's greatest musicians and most interesting persons, Brian Haas from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey tells us about the way shape affects sound and taste and how the five senses work together to give us each a unique experience. Mark Brown and I talk a||1/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAA Cafe #76||Jason Perry of JasonPerryPhotography.com tells us about how cameras work and I try to understand them by relating it all back to coffee. Mark Brown, writer and editor and publisher of the Argent Fork quarterly helps us get through it all. And of course, i||12/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
I was just randomly sampling podcasts and stumbled over this one. I'm not a real coffee snob but these guys are really funny/entertaining. You'll laugh and you'll learn somthing about your brew.
Honest guy who cares about his coffee.
Brian Franklin is a guy that really knows his stuff. I love this podcast because he's not afraid of what people think. Some think he's a jerk but I think that anyone who pushes you to grow is vital to society. Sure, you can go somewhere else and they will be all snuggly (and fake), but DoubleShot Coffee expands your view of coffee and they just tell it like it is. Don't get upset with AA Cafe Podcast, take time to consider what Brian is saying. Great podcast for both amateur coffee sippers and world class baristas!
Good Coffee = Good Podcast.
This is a very informative podcast. Although the host is a little cocky at first, Brian Franklin talks intelligently about coffee and espresso.I really enjoyed the podcast where he talked about being held at gunpoint when he went to origin. I'm so glad to finally have a down to earth podcast that isn't two hours long and actually airs podcast on a regular basis. Keep drinkin' great coffee.