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.

EP 8. What is an ester? And what are they doing in my coffee.

In this podcast we explore the world of esters. What are they in wine, and why are they even in coffee. We discuss esters concentrating on wine and then apply this to coffee. It is a journey of discovery that we went on with Thinus that we think everyone interested in the science of taste will want to listen to (and we are not biased in anyway, no not us). With Thinus Botha from Buitenverwachting Links: Peter Giuliano – an experiment with yeasts: A long overdue report on some coffee fermentation experiments. James Hoffman talks to Peter Giuliano: Episode Five Read More …

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 …