Ep 17. Ben Carlson: Sustainability of Specialty Coffee?

The second session of a Talk by Ben Carslon from The Long Mile Project. This talk is the audio of the video taken on the day. It starts with a summary of the the Long Mile Project and then addresses the real issues behind sustainability. Real sustainability that address living and growing conditions. Ben discusses the need for the South African industry to distinguish itself and look at offering coffees other than the bulk imported Commercial Grade and Commercial Grade+. Specialty grade coffee is coffee that cups at least at 80, and hence the lots need to be separated and Read More …

Ep 16. Ben and Kristy Carlson: What makes coffee special?

Contents of the talk given Oct 25 at The Vineyard by Ben anfd Kristy Carlson from Long Mile Project. Items covered: 1. Burundi : Looking in at the country it’s coffee and challenges 2. Coffee.People.Potential. A look at Long Miles Coffee Project 3. Impacting a nation one cup at a time. Why your choice of coffee matters 4. Processing Styles. What are they and why should you care. 5. Coffee & Wine. Cupping to find flavour 6. Taste and Talk You can also watch the video on YouTube here: youtube.com/watch?v=FwT2moJXBIk  

Ep13. Catching UP – London Coffee – Origin Trip

In this long awaited episode, by whom we know not. We catchup with Zane to see what he has been up to in the UK, what he enjoyed at London Coffee Fest (LCF). We also talk about Warren’s experiences at origin in Brazil and Colombia. We cover: What surprised Zane in LCF What impressed him What he was able to paly with Warren’s perspective and summary of coffee farms in Brazilian and Colombia And then back to Zane

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 …