The Coffee Podcast
The Coffee Podcast
The Coffee Podcast
Are you a coffee lover? What if I told you there's so much more to coffee than just enjoying the ritual and drinking it? What if I told you there's a whole world to explore, and it all starts with looking beyond your cup? That's what The Coffee Podcast sets out to do. In the first 20 or so episodes, we discussed how to brew better coffee, but now, 8 years in the making, we focus on People-Focused Coffee Talk. Join us in the conversation as we learn about history, science, art, and more through the lens of coffee!Please remember to subscribe to The Coffee Podcast and leave a review to let us know what you've learned!Subscribe to our newsletter, called our Brewsletter, where you can keep in touch and win cool coffee gear: https://mailchi.mp/a910a2dc4ef0/lp_2020
E183 | The Farmer-Roaster Relationship
Xavier Alexander's perspective on the dynamic between coffee farmer and roaster goes further than typical definitions of "direct trade." Metric's philosophy on coffee sourcing focuses on economic sustainability for both farmer and roaster.Resources and ReferencesMETRIC20% OFF Discount Code: COFFEEPODContact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Nov 17, 2023
25 min
E182 | Scrappy Specialty
The story of Metric Coffee is compelling, inspirational, and challenges the status quo of the modern coffee company as they are “Guided by Quality, Radical Transparency and the Transformative Power of a Fair Price to Producers.” If you have had a cup of coffee from Metric you have tasted Metric’s rich decade old story. But the sensory experience does not reveal the full value behind the cup. In this conversation we sit down with Xavier Alexander and learn what it cost him and his loved ones to pursue their coffee dream.Resources and ReferencesMETRIC20% OFF Discount Code: COFFEEPODAd PartnersThe New Coffee Shop Welcome Box, by Fresh Cup MagazineMaxwell Dashwood's "The Business of Specialty Coffee"Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Nov 10, 2023
24 min
E181 | Rewarding Farmers and the Regenerative Society Foundation
Andrea Illy discusses how illycafé rewards coffee farmers annually through the Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award. We also get a look into critical topics in sustainability and how the Regenerative Society Foundation might play a role in a brighter future for all coffee people.Resources and ReferencesillyRegenerative Society FoundationIlly Sustainability ProjectsGlobal Leader Forum Document — The gap between sustainability investment and impactFor those of you very curious about data mentioned in this episode, here is a swath of info...DAILY COFFEE NEWSThe Forecast is Bleak: Inside the 2018 Coffee BarometerBY NICK BROWNThanks again to Niels Haak of Conservation International for the last minute data finding. Here are some of the articles we scanned through for more info:DAILY COFFEE NEWSMaking Coffee Fully Sustainable Could Cost $4B and Take Decades, According to New ReportBY NICK BROWNGLOBAL COFFEE PLATFORMCoffee Sustainability Catalogue 2016BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORSSUSTAINABLE COFFEE CHALLENGEThe Latest Commitments Hub ReportBY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORSGLOBAL COFFEE REPORTInside the 2020 Coffee Barometer ReportBY ETHAN MILLERCOFFEEBAROMETER.ORGCOFFEE BAROMETER 2020COFFEE BAROMETER 2023BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORSContact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Nov 3, 2023
41 min
E180 | Andrea Illy and illycaffè
The Illy family has been in coffee chasing the same dream for 90 years. Andrea Illy shares family stories, lessons learned, and more in this episode.Resources and ReferencesillyRegenerative Society FoundationIlly Sustainability ProjectsGlobal Leader Forum Document — The gap between sustainability investment and impactContact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Oct 27, 2023
33 min
E179 | Terraform
Propaganda tells the story of his incredibly artistic cold brew product Terraform Cold Brew.Contact PropInstagram @prophiphopReferencesIntro / Outro Tune — "I Like Me" from Terraform: The PossibilityTerraform Cold BrewTerraform Music & PoetrySponsor message:  Use code COFFEEPODCAST for 20% off Fiorenzato's AllGround All Purpose Home Grinder at fiorenzato-usa.com.Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Oct 11, 2023
29 min
E178 | It's Not Just Propaganda
While we terraform, let's learn about the soul behind Propaganda—where hip hop and coffee have a longtime mutual friend.Contact PropInstagram @prophiphopReferencesTerraform Cold BrewTerraform Music & PoetrySponsor message:  Use code COFFEEPODCAST for 20% off Fiorenzato's AllGround All Purpose Home Grinder at fiorenzato-usa.com.Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Sep 25, 2023
19 min
E177 | Culture Matters to Coffee Farmers
"Not all of life is economic." Do all coffee producers want what researchers want?Contact KarlCheap Coffee Website — http://www.cheapcoffeebook.comKarl on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlwienholdReferencesThe Embedded Agroecology of Coffee Agroforestry: A Contextualized Review of Smallholder Farmers’ Adoption and ResistanceSponsor message: Get the most out of your specialty coffee with Third Wave Water. Use COFFEEPODCAST for 10% off your first order at ThirdWaveWater.com.Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Sep 15, 2023
26 min
Brew Better Coffee
The fundamentals of brewing better coffee never get old.Beans — Buy gooder coffee. (Yes, "gooder" is me trying to be funny)Ratios — Get intuitive with ratios.Water — Don't you dare use your unfiltered faucet water.Our older episodes dive into these topics more, but even after ~8 years of this, I find these three in BRW to be the tried and true fundamentals.Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Jul 31, 2023
7 min
E176 | Cheap Coffee
An interview with the author of the book titled Cheap Coffee, Karl Wienhold.Contact KarlCheap Coffee Website — http://www.cheapcoffeebook.comKarl on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlwienholdReferenceshttps://dailycoffeenews.com/2023/03/30/fairtrade-international-makes-historic-raise-to-coffee-prices/https://dailycoffeenews.com/2023/07/06/fair-trade-usa-freezing-price-minimums-plans-to-revise-model/Sponsor message: Get the most out of your specialty coffee with Third Wave Water. Use COFFEEPODCAST for 10% off your first order at ThirdWaveWater.com.Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Jul 25, 2023
26 min
E175 | We Belong With Lucia Bawot: Part 2
The Coffee Podcast announces a new member and Lucia talks about some of the challenges of bringing We Belong to life.Contact Luciawww.luciabawot.comwww.instagram.com/luciabawotSponsor message: Get the most out of your specialty coffee with Third Wave Water. Use COFFEEPODCAST for 10% off your first order at ThirdWaveWater.com.Contact InformationEmail: info@thecoffeepodcast.orgSocial: LinkedInYouTube: @coffeepodcastSubscribe to the The Coffee Podcast BrewsletterSubscribe >
Jun 13, 2023
31 min
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