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.