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.

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  

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 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 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