By Coffee Awesome
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The aim is to interview people who are experts in their field, giving firsthand information on the chosen topic. The main emphasis will be on background information (portraits/ reports/ field trips/ interviews etc), shedding more light on some of the aspects in coffee that we often assume everybody knows. Coffee Awesome wants to take one step further to understand the basics. Coffee Awesome is for everybody, who has been introduced to specialty coffee. Website: coffeeawesome.net Copyright Note: Audio tracks are used under license by Audio Network with explicit permission for use in this podcast.
||CleanMay 2017: Darrin Daniel, Cup of Excellence||Darrin Daniel’s (right) took the Executive Director role at Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc. in January 2017. In this interview, recorded on April 22nd 2017, we talk about his extensive back ground in coffee and Darrin’s future work with Cup …||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 2017: Trish Rothgeb||Trish Rothgeb is a licensed Q grader and has been teaching Q grade classes for years. Until recently she served as Director of Q and Educational programs for the CQI. Trish has served on Roasters Guild Executive Council, has served … Continue reading||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 2016: Tim Wendelboe, Finca El Suelo||In this episode Tim Wendelboe talks about his work on his coffee farm El Suelo. Finca el Suelo is a 7 hectare farm located in El Vegon, in the municipality of El Pital in Huila, Colombia. The altitude is 1650 … Continue reading →||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 2016: Matt Perger, Barista Hustle||Matt Perger is a barista and boundary pusher. Everything he does is focused on consistency, accuracy and deliciousness. He was the barista who popularized using the EK43 grinder for espresso, sieved coffee grinds for uniform particle size in the World||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 2016: One day in Cauca with Geoff Watts||Geoff Watts has spent the last 20 years in pursuit of better coffee as a co-owner of Intelligentsia. He’s served as an official judge in over 30 international coffee competitions and is a well-known and outspoken advocate for quality in … Continue r||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 2016: James Hoffmann, jimseven.com||James Hoffmann has been involved with the specialty coffee industry for more than 12 years, and throughout has been motivated to make speciality coffee more accessible to consumers. Being the 2006 & 2007 UK Barista Championship,||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 2016: Morten Wennersgaard, Nordic Approach||Morten Wennersgaard is the managing director of Nordic Approach, a Norwegian coffee importing company with focus on sustainability and traceability. Before that Morten had a back ground in food science and had worked as a restaurant manager in Oslo unt.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApril 2016: Gilbert Gatali, Rwanda||Gilbert Gatali was born in Kenya by Rwandan refugees. 12 years old his parents moved to Toronto, Canada where he grew up. At age 21 he visited Rwanda for the first time, and felt a sense of belonging. Today Gilbert … Continue reading →||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarch 2016: Peter Giuliano, SCAA / Re:co||Peter Giuliano began his career in coffee in 1988 working as a barista. Since then, Peter has worked in a variety of coffee occupations, including roaster, cupper, manager, trainer, and coffee buyer. From 2000 to 2012 Peter was the Director … Continue||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 2016: Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia (3)||Geoff Watts has spent the last 19 years in pursuit of better coffee as a co-owner of Intelligentsia. He’s served as an official judge in over 30 international coffee competitions and is a well-known and outspoken advocate for quality in … Continue r||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecember 2015: Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia (2)||Geoff Watts has spent the last 19 years in pursuit of better coffee as a co-owner of Intelligentsia. He’s served as an official judge in over 30 international coffee competitions and is a well-known and outspoken advocate for quality in … Continue r||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 2015 – Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia Coffee||Geoff Watts has spent the last 19 years in pursuit of better coffee as a co-owner of Intelligentsia. He’s served as an official judge in over 30 international coffee competitions and is a well-known and outspoken advocate for quality in … Continue r||7/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 2015 – Tim Wendelboe (part 2)||Tim Wendelboe runs his own roastery, espresso bar and coffee school in Oslo and specializes in importing and roasting some of the best coffees grown around the world. This 2 episode of the interview with Tim we will be talking … Continue reading →||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 2015 – Tim Wendelboe (part 1)||Tim Wendelboe runs his own roastery, espresso bar and coffee school in Oslo that specializes in importing and roasting some of the best coffees grown around the world. Tim was the 2004 World Barista Champion and the 2005 World Cup … Continue reading||1/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDRIP: Tim Wendelboe: It started when I…||Tim Wendelboe runs his own roastery, espresso bar and coffee school in Oslo that specializes in importing and roasting some of the best coffees grown around the world. Tim was the 2004 World Barista Champion and the 2005 World Cup … Continue reading||1/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDecember – Stephen Vick, Blue Bottle Coffee||Stephen Vick is the green coffee buyer for Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland, California. Stephens back ground is in Intelligentsia Coffee as national quality control manager and Sustainable Harvest as the quality control project manager,||12/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDRIP Stephen Vick: I got into coffee by…||Stephen Vick is the green coffee buyer for Blue Bottle Coffee in Oakland, California. Before Blue Bottle Stephen worked as national quality control manager for Intelligentsia Coffee and spent around 2 years in East Africa,||12/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember – Colleen Anunu||Colleen Anunu is an independent contractor for Fairtrade USA. She works with their Coop-link programs in Uganda and Sumatra and on project assistance with a price risk management program. On the side she is finishing her studies International Agricultu.||11/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOctober 30 – Aleco Chigounis||Aleco Chigounis is the owner of Red Fox Coffee Merchants in Oakland, California. His job is to travel and find great coffees and sell them to roasters. Aleco is “dedicated to uncovering rare and unique green coffees in the harder-to-reach,||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 30 – Expereince and design in your coffee shop||In the early days of the coffee houses people came to talk and engage in conversation. The writers, poets, artists and free thinkers discussed politics, philosophy and art. The café houses fostered democracy, they say.||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 31 – Erna Knutsen: a portrait of a coffee pioneer||In the 1950’ies Erna Knutsen moved to San Francisco – and started looking for a job. From being a secretary at a coffee company Erna Knutsen worked her way through a challenging coffee world, where she became a pioneer for … Continue reading →||8/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 25 – Brian Jones: The Value of a Distinct brand||Brian W Jones started his coffee career by working at Starbucks while in high school. Since then a lot has happened and today he is a respected designer and blogger within the coffee community. His blog Dear Coffee, I Love … Continue reading →||7/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 17: Brian W. Jones, How I got into coffee||Brian W Jones has a blog Dear Coffee, I Love You about design and coffee and how they play together. Brian has designed logos and worked on branding for G&B Coffee, Go Get Em Tiger, Coffee Common, Workshop Coffee and lately … Continue reading →||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJune 30: Chido Govera, The Future of Hope||Chido Govera’s story is amazing and inspirational although she is only 28 years. At the age of 7 she became an orphan and was mothering her younger brother and caring for her nearly blind grandmother. She knew only poverty and … Continue reading →||6/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMay 21: Hacienda La Esmeralda||Rachel Peterson is the director of marketing and sales for Hacienda La Esmeralda farms in Panama. In this portrait of the Esmeralda farm she talks about the work on the farm, her first cupping, the auction and the future … Continue reading →||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Interviews in every podcast.
Friendly and relatable. This podcasts is full of amazing interviews and great conversations for those interested in the coffee world.
I really learnt a lot about the major green coffee buyers and their journey in coffee.
Highly recommend for anyone looking to learn about green bean coffee buying.
Thank you for the great podcast and asking your speakers tough, uncomfortable and outside the box questions.