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 …

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 …