Sweet Maria's Coffee
By Thompson Owen / www.sweetmarias.com
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Tom's recordings about coffee from regions abroad and at home in California's SF Bay Area.
||CleanKenya Coffee PART2: Growing, Trading and Marketing||Tom chats with Kenya coffee experts about the Kenyan coffee trade (Part 2 of 2)||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKenya Coffee PART 1: Growing, Trading and Marketing||Tom chats with Kenya coffee experts about the Kenyan coffee trade (Part 1 of 2)||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoffee and Microorganisms: Los Palomos Colombia||Here is the audio from a video that Tom shot on a trip to Colombia. "This is a long form talk with Leo and Jenni Henao at the farm in Urrao Antioquia, Colombia. Maybe of interest to farmers and gardeners more than coffee. Leo and I are friends and I'm..||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndonesian Coffee with Coffee Trader, David Shewmaker||Tom and David chat about the Indonesian coffee trade||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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.
Terrific primer, microeconomics of coffee production!
Re: Local Coffee Price and Competition.
This is one of the best primers on how markets really work I've ever heard. This podcast should be part of real world microeconomics curricula. I've forwarded this reference to a retired economics professor friend of mine in the hopes it will make its way into academe. Encore!