Sweet Maria's Coffee
By Thompson Owen / www.sweetmarias.com
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
||CleanA conversation with John Karuru - Kenyan Agronomist||Coffee, charging hippos, smoking coffee leaves and more||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKenya Coffee with Mette-Marie Hansen||An insight into the African coffee trade||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 2||PART 2. This isn't really a podcast. It's a recorded Skype conversation. The quality is pretty low. But if you are dying to know details of the issues facing coffee farmers in Colombia, there's some nuggets of wisdom in here (if you can hear them over...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Cultivation in Colombia PART 1||PART 1. This isn't really a podcast. It's a recorded Skype conversation. The quality is pretty low. But if you are dying to know details of the issues facing coffee farmers in Colombia, there's some nuggets of wisdom in here (if you can hear them over...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMorning Sounds from my Coffee Travels||For many years I have recorded the ambient sounds I awake to while traveling in coffee-producing countries. Without many podcast ideas lately, and not really wanting to hear myself talk much, I thought these might be interesting to hear as ambient...||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFerment in Colombia with Leo||Thompson talks with Leonardo Henao about breaking the rules on coffee fermentation, and how a focus on microorganisms might alter the conceptual framework of what processing and fermentation are to coffee flavors.||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Burundi Coffee System||Tom describes the subjects of this podcast as "obscure details" but it's actually pretty interesting. We hope you enjoy his reflections on Burundi's coffee industry, production systems, colonial history, co-ops and other organizations.||7/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProcessing Coffee at Gitesi Rwanda||Here's what happens at Gitesi station||7/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCupping and Talking About The Taste Lexicon of Coffee||Tom share's his observations and thoughts||5/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTasting and Coffee Lexicons||Describing the basic flavors of coffee.||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Rust Fungus and Organic Production in Honduras||I made this recording in January this year, and thought I would share it as a new podcast because it addresses the effect of Roya (Coffee Leaf Rust) and the current crop. It's not a new problem, but is proportionally more important because it is so...||3/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocal Coffee Price and Competition||During a trip to Guatemala, Tom recorded his thoughts on the coffee market.||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHot Air Popcorn Popper Roasting||On New Year's Day 2014, Tom was out of roasted coffee and decided to solve the problem with his hot air popcorn popper.||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPity Needs a new Pair of Shoes||Some amusing conversations from Tom's travels||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEthiopian Amharic Pronunciation||Tom's language lessons in Ethiopia||2/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee Buying and Travel||What really happens when Tom travels to origin?||2/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
A great foray in the coffee world
Tom, congratulations this is great start. I envision this podcast becoming the audio equivalent of a coffee university. A forum where coffee enthusiasts can be educated, entertained,challenged. If you have the time and the energy you can make it a really worthwhile venture that will attract coffee lovers around the world who are thirsty for pertinent information.
Unpretentious window into the world of coffee
All I can say is wow. This is not some coffee snob talking about the details of the bean du jour. I've listened to all four podcasts so far, and have been fascinated to learn about the people who grow coffee, their language(s), what its like to be in the coffee business, and yes, how to roast coffee using a popcorn popper. Can't wait for the next one.
The Business Side of Coffee Growing
Tom's podcast on coffee prices was great! The business side of coffee growing is pretty complex, and it's interesting to learn a little bit about it.