Ep 17. Ben Carlson – Sustainability of Specialty Coffee?

The second session of a Talk by Ben Carslon from The Long Mile Project. This talk is the audio of the video taken on the day. It starts with a summary of the the Long Mile Project and then addresses the real issues behind sustainability. Real sustainability that address living and growing conditions. Ben discusses the need for the South African industry to distinguish itself and look at offering coffees other than the bulk imported Commercial Grade and Commercial Grade+. Specialty grade coffee is coffee that cups at least at 80, and hence the lots need to be separated and Read More …

Ep 16. Ben and Kristy Carlson – What makes coffee special?

Contents of the talk given Oct 25 at The Vineyard by Ben anfd Kristy Carlson from Long Mile Project. Items covered: 1. Burundi : Looking in at the country it’s coffee and challenges 2. Coffee.People.Potential. A look at Long Miles Coffee Project 3. Impacting a nation one cup at a time. Why your choice of coffee matters 4. Processing Styles. What are they and why should you care. 5. Coffee & Wine. Cupping to find flavour 6. Taste and Talk You can also watch the video on YouTube here: youtube.com/watch?v=FwT2moJXBIk  

Two Videos worth Watching one on Water one on The coffee seed

In the last 2 weeks two very good videos have been posted, including their documentation. We recommend you take a listen / watch. Water for coffee – by TamperTantrum Link to podcast: TamperTantrum.com/water-for-coffee-extraction/ Reco Symposium – Hanna Neuschwander | The Coffee Seed: A Forgotten Technology You Tube channel: http://Youtube.com/user/SCAASymposium Hanna Neuschwander of World Coffee Research gives an illuminating talk on our most fundamental of coffee technologies: the plant itself. She calls attention to the disparities in innovation between the coffee plant and other technologies, and the critical need for more research and development. Document mentioned: Worth read! VARIETY INTELLIGENCE Creating the first-ever Read More …

Ep 15. Coffee Roaster modification by Craig

In this podcast we chat to Craig Charity who recently took an old Probat 12 kg coffee roaster and made so serious mods: Converting from electric burners to gas; Modification that help get a better roast; Teflon coating; Double walling a barrel; Discussing  issues with hertz; What mods every roaster should have. Are some of the items discussed.

Ep 14. Finding a good coffee shop when traveling

Wayne travels overseas a lot so we thought we should publish this chat between Cuth and Wayne about coffee away from home. Some of the things you will hear: Getting a vibe for a coffee shop Research, Ask those in the know Social media The good, the bad and the not so tasty, experiencing it all. Milking it Reading through the paid for posts. Talking to the locals Take away cups Cost of coffee Filter coffee And a short intro to worlds.

Ep13. Catching UP – London Coffee – Origin Trip

In this long awaited episode, by whom we know not. We catchup with Zane to see what he has been up to in the UK, what he enjoyed at London Coffee Fest (LCF). We also talk about Warren’s experiences at origin in Brazil and Colombia. We cover: What surprised Zane in LCF What impressed him What he was able to paly with Warren’s perspective and summary of coffee farms in Brazilian and Colombia And then back to Zane

Ep12. Cup-A-Long Cupping

Ever wanted to cup along with other people that are used to cupping? Well… that is what this episode is about, and it has 6 parts, that will be release one at a time: On your Marks First however you will need to order the coffees. We are fortunate to have Cape Coffee Beans on board to do the order fulfillment of the coffees. You can order them here: capecoffeebeans.co.za/coffeebrewmancecupping. OR click below and order now: Buy Coffee Brewmance Blind Cupping Bundle Get Set Then while you wait for your order to get to you take a listen to Part a, Read More …

Ep11. Mike MacDonald – Manual Brewing and CoE experience

Welcome to Episode 11 of Coffee Brewmance. Zane was man alone with this one. Enjoy the episode, remember it is recorded in town at Origin so there is a little background noise, some of these noises are reduced but not removed. In this Episode we talk to Mike about coffee, brewing and his experience as an observer judge to The Rwandan CoE. Some of things covered: Stealing coffee out of cooling trays, is it guilt free, or quality control? Why tiled fermentation tanks are preferred. Quick fire questions: When would he drink an Americano. SL28 or Geisha? African or South American? Federer or Clooney? Flat Read More …

Ep10. Legado Cropster, before and after (BC and AC)

Have you ever heard of Dunn Meters, or wonder what happens to coffee roasters Before Cropster (BC). Or any of the following: What Craig Charity prefers to wear? Roasting by sensors (human and electronic). Ramp rate and roasting. Why Cropster? What you need to install Cropster? Stock control as a feature. The Cropster Hub. Are you a Roast and Taste repeat kind of roaster. Who is in charge of what at Legado. What changes when you use Cropster. How the Mississippi influences your roast? What makes coffee great. And echo mumblings by Craig Charity  

Ep9. Cuth Bland – Learning about QGrade, Ethiopia and…tasting coffee.

What happens when you have had too many brewmances? Before we even start with introductions we get lost in discussion with Cuth, Zane and Warren, we then cover things like: QGrade Cupping coffee Tasting coffee Water Salt in you coffee The Lexicon Le Nez du Café Garden Peas and Cuccumber Terrior and Processing How to get Cuth to drink natural processed coffees How Zane got into coffee Who uses a tire iron with their coffee The ECX floor And much more in the just over 41 minutes of banter.