Ep 7. Matt Frozen Coffee, CQI and how did he get here

No this is not a remake of a Talking Heads song, this is Episode 7. Frozen green, CQI and … In this episode, we sit down with Matt from Tribeca. We chat about a green bean storage experiment he did recently, hear about how he got into coffee, talk a little bit about sustainability and quality control certification.   Sorry about the noise quality we tried to record in a quiet room and had a strange buzzing noise through out, which we tried to remove but it created a muted echo on the voices.

Ep 6. Phaedon Cape Coffee Beans online coffee

In this podcast we talk with Phaedon who runs CapeCoffeeBeans, an online coffee store. He describes his journey from buying his first burr grinder to purveying the finest roasts in the province. We get his perspective on brew methods, e-commerce, the local specialty scene and what he’d most like to find in his stocking at Christmas. Enjoy. Please rate us on iTunes / Stitcher and send comments. We are giving prizes away to those that do. Notes from a discussion with Phaedon From an entry level coffee burr grinder Phaedon’s love of coffee developed into what we know today as @CapeCoffeeBeans. Read More …

Ep 5. Cuth / Craig at AeroPress Comps

Recorded in the midst of the South African AeroPress completion. Be a sonic voyeur on the conversation between our own Zane Mattisson as he joins fellow ramblers Cuth Bland (Bean There) and Craig Charity (Lineage Coffee) as they waited for their first round of AeroPress comp drinks to judge. They cover topics as varied as how to get local support from Probat, the challenges of refurbishing a roaster in South Africa (i.e. the risk of working on a roaster if you are not Craig), not to mention tasting and Craig’s barista set at the recent National champs placing him 2nd Read More …

Ep 4. Zane: Barista Competitions – judging and benefits

With the Specialty Coffee Association of South Africa National Barista competition for 2015 about to happen this week and weekend in Durban, Zane talks about his experience with the competition, judging, competing, getting involved, or ignoring it totally. We chat generally about being a Barista (i.e. a person who brews and serves you coffee; and not Barrister’s who you contact when you are served with legal documents), and the competition. There is good info for those attending and watching the live streaming of the competition. Enjoy, with or without a diluted brew (listen further). Please rate us either in iTunes Read More …

Ep 3. Wayne, espresso, Nuova Simonelli and intro to SA Nationals

In this episode we talk to Wayne Oberholzer, 2015 Western Cape Barista champ, just before he heads off for the South African nationals. He talks about Wayne, espresso, makes us some espressos, and discusses which Nuova Simonelli would suit you as a domestic user. We also talk about his experience with other cafés and he shares his opinion about coffee in South Africa. Wayne is the Director of Coffee Affairs at The Portland Project – tweet him at @Portland_Proj   Category: brewing

Ep 2. V is for VST with Jono from Rosetta

We are joined by Jono from Rosetta Roastery, with whom we have a long, fairly thought-provoking chat. Jono posts a challenge to all in the coffee industry, what will be your response? Comment below or use: Facebook or Twitter.   Jono is not just a pretty face, he does know a thing or too about coffee. Especially how to make it go from green to brown in a way that makes it yummy.   Category: calibration   Addendum: What is VST, and why is it important read Matt Perger’s post: baristahustle.com/vstwtf-part-1

Intro episode, wtf and all that

In which we talk about what we’d like to do with the podcast as we set sail on this voyage. Listeners are introduced to the cast. Send us feedback to twitter: @coffeebrewmance or facebook: facebook.com/coffeebrewmance. Or leave a comment on the posts, or a review on iTunes or relevant platform.

About us

Coffee Brewmance is a South African coffee podcast, a showcase for the quality and diversity of the South African coffee scene. We are: Zane Mattisson – local coffee personality, all-round cool dude. Geoffrey Brink – apprentice roaster at Quaffee. Brewmance’s sound guy. Warren Machanik – some call him the grumpy old man of coffee (he used to be the angry young man of IT), others just don’t know him well enough yet. Take a listen to the casts and send us feedback on facebook or twitter. iTunes Podcast feed Check us out on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/za/podcast/coffeebrewmance/id1055652559 Stitcher Podcast feed or www.stitcher.com/s?fid=77294&refid=stpr Read More …