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Roast! West Coast

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The Roast! West Coast podcast will introduce you to the premier coffee roasters, coffee experts and coffee innovators. Author, entrepreneur and host Ryan Woldt is meeting up the meeting up with West Coast roasters to bring you their origin stories, thoughts on the community of coffee and more. Suppo… read more

45 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Bonus Episode: Joe Bettinger, Cape Horn Coffee

July 30th, 2021

28:18

Roast! West Coast welcomes Joe Bettinger back to the show. Joe is a coffee broker for Cape Horn Coffee, Inc, and also a partner at Marea Coffee in …

Coffee Smarter Week 10 - Mic Drop

June 11th, 2021

50:20

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle back to the show as our resident Coffee Expert to talk about fair trade, his view on domestic coffee farming and our relationship with our cups of coffee.

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Roast! - Mike Arquines, Mostra Coffee

June 8th, 2021

32:26

This week Mike Arquines, Co-Owner, head chef and former head roaster at Mostra Coffee joins the show to talk about coffee and beer and how he fits in with the Mostra team. Check out his food projects on Instagram …

Coffee Smarter Week 9 - It Brings Me So Much Joy.

June 4th, 2021

1:12:27

Roast! West Coast welcomes Siri Simran Khalsa, Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee Co. back to the show as our guest Coffee Expert to to talk about environmental and economic sustainability to sexism and the hospitality …

Roast! - Dorian Escobar & Louis Elguera, Coatl Coffee

June 1st, 2021

37:02

Dorian Escobar and Louis Elguera, the founders of Coatl Coffee in Oceanside, California, join the show to talk about the rituals of coffee, and our spiritual connection to the drink and the many hands that help bring it …

Coffee Smarter Week 8 - It's a Gesha Party Up In Here.

May 28th, 2021

21:19

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle back to the show as our resident Coffee Expert to teach us what Geisha or Gesha coffee is, where it is from, and how it was developed.

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Roast! - Kyle Rosa, Bluetail Coffee Grove, Breakers Coffee & Wine

May 25th, 2021

42:01

Kyle Rosa, the founder of Bluetail Coffee Grove (San Marcos, CA) and the soon to be open Breakers Coffee & Wine (Del Mar, CA) joins the show to …

Coffee Smarter Week 7 - Trending

May 21st, 2021

20:00

Roast! West Coast welcomes Siri Simran Khalsa, Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee Co. back to the show as our guest Coffee Expert to to talk about …

Roast! - Jason Simpson, Camp Coffee

May 18th, 2021

44:01

Jason Simpson, the founder and owner of Camp Coffee, a cafe in downtown Oceanside, California joins the show to talk about his relationship with Bird Rock Roasting, the place of the cafe in a community, and what it was …

Coffee Smarter Week 6 - Brr! It's Cold (Brew) In Here!

May 14th, 2021

25:42

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle back to the show as our resident Coffee Expert to tell us all about cold brew, and why he …

Roast! - Luis Sanchez, Acento Coffee Roasters

May 11th, 2021

39:11

Acento Coffee Roaster founder Luis Sanchez joins this weeks show to tell his world-traveling story that led him into the world of coffee. His nano-roastery opened just this past year in the Bay Park neighborhood of San …

Coffee Smarter Week 5 - The Materials Matter & Hot Soup

May 7th, 2021

31:41

Roast! West Coast welcomes Siri Simran Khalsa, the Head Roaster & Executive Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee to the show to talk about all the different materials that we might brew coffee in or drink coffee out …

Roast! - Danny Iverson, Iverson Coffee Roasters

May 4th, 2021

35:55

Danny Iverson, of Iverson Coffee Roasters, joins this weeks show to tell his story, and for just a really great coffee talk. We also meet Citizen Coffee Correspondent Lora for the first time, and some fun behind the …

Coffee Smarter Week 4 - Kopi Luwak

April 30th, 2021

30:52

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle back to the show as our resident Coffee Expert to teach us about Kopi Luwak, the cat poop …

Roast! - Cheryl Guildner, Renegade Roaster Design Group

April 27th, 2021

30:50

Roast! West Coast welcomes Cheryl Guildner, one half of Renegade Roasters Design Group to the show. We talk about how she and her husband Boyd got started in the roaster building business, why their machine is better, …

Coffee Smarter Week 3 - It's All About The Decaf...or Not.

April 23rd, 2021

21:09

Roast! West Coast welcomes Siri Simran Khalsa, the Head Roaster & Executive Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee to the show for the very first time. We discuss how coffee can be made decaf.

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Roast! - Jay Ruskey, Frinj Coffee

April 20th, 2021

43:30

Roast! West Coast welcomes Jay Ruskey, the founder and CEO of Frinj Coffee in Goleta, California to the show. We talk about his motivation to start …

Coffee Smarter Week 2 - Espresso Machine Technology

April 16th, 2021

23:12

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle back to the show as our resident Coffee Expert to teach us about espresso machine …

Roast! - Stephen Crocker, Crowbeard Coffee

April 13th, 2021

31:34

Roast! West Coast welcomes Stephen Crocker, the founder and head roaster at Crowbeard Coffee in Encinitas, California to the show. We talk about the Crowbeard origin story, his passion for animals and what it takes to …

Coffee Smarter Week 1 - Kaldi The Goat Herder

April 9th, 2021

14:53

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien back to the show as our resident Coffee Expert to give us a history lesson about the origins of coffee, and update us on his shop Coffee Cycle

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Roast! - Brendan Abrams, Kayak Coffee Delivery

April 6th, 2021

41:53

Roast! West Coast welcomes Brendan Abrams of Kayak Coffee Delivery to the show to talk about what inspired him to start his new business during a pandemic, why he chose a boat name, and the very specific coffee that …

Roast! - Alden Hozouri, CAFÉ LaTERRE: Bonus Episode!

April 2nd, 2021

19:41

Roast! West Coast welcomes Alden Hozouri of CAFÉ LaTERRE and Crossings Coffee Roasters to the show to talk about what it feels like to be in the …

Roast! - Breanna Briggs, Leap Coffee Bonus Episode

February 3rd, 2021

19:55

Roast! West Coast welcomes back Breanna Briggs-the Director of Coffee at Leap Coffee in Carlsbad, California-back to the show as our first repeat guest. Some major changes are occurring at Leap Coffee as they are …

Roast! - Grayson Adams, Joe Bettinger, Reyjay Solares, Marea Coffee

January 12th, 2021

35:46

Roast! West Coast welcomes the team from Marea Coffee based in Solana Beach, California to the show. Founder Grayson Adams, Marketing Director Reyjay …

Coffee Smarter: Coffee Comes in Waves

January 8th, 2021

21:51

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all about first, second and third wave coffee, and shares his own personal experiences with the power of coffee.

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Roast! - Eric Medina, Libra Coffee

January 6th, 2021

35:44

Roast! West Coast welcomes Eric Medina, founder and head roaster of Libra Coffee in Oceanside, California to the show. Libra Coffee is unique in that they are a subscription-only based service. Libra Coffee is for the …

Coffee Smarter: What's Up With All Those Fancy Drinks?

January 1st, 2021

21:21

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all about fancy drinks..

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Roast! Bev Magtanong & Jelynn Malone, Founders & Owners, Mostra Coffee

December 29th, 2020

37:44

*This episode is sponsored by Steady State Roasting in Carlsbad, California! Check them out! (https://www.steadystateroasting.com/)

Roast! West Coast welcomes friends and business partners Bev and Lynn to the show. They …

Coffee Smarter: All about the Grind

December 25th, 2020

17:00

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all about how coffee grinders and coffee grind size can impact your morning cup (or cups) of coffee.

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Roast! - Sam & Weston Nawrocki, Manzanita Roasting

December 22nd, 2020

32:14

Roast! West Coast welcomes Sam and Weston Nawrocki, Owners and Head Roaster of Manzanita Roasting Company (https://manzanitaroasting.com/). They are the husband and wife team behind Manzanita Roastery of Rancho Bernardo …

Coffee Smarter: Strength and Freshness

December 18th, 2020

17:00

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all about how coffee is processed right at the source, the farm, before it is shipped to your favorite local roaster.

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Roast! - Breanna Briggs, Leap Coffee

December 15th, 2020

30:04

Roast! West Coast welcomes Breanna (Bre) Briggs to the show. She is the head roaster and essentially the all coffee everything at Leap Coffee (www.leap.coffee) in Carlsbad California. In our conversation we discuss the …

Coffee Smarter: Processing Coffee Beans

December 11th, 2020

11:10

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all about how coffee is processed right at the source, the farm, before it is shipped to your favorite local roaster.

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Roast! - Inbal Kalin, Stache Coffee Co

December 8th, 2020

21:55

Roast! West Coast welcomes Inbal Kalin, CoFounder & Head Roaster of Stache Coffee Co. in Oceanside, California to the show. Check out StacheCoffeeCo.com to see all the different roasts they offer, and to purchase …

Coffee Smarter: Cupping

December 4th, 2020

10:01

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all the traditional coffee tasting technique known as cupping.

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Roast! - Siri Simran Khalsa, Lofty Coffee

December 1st, 2020

33:19

Roast! West Coast welcomes Siri Simran Khalsa, Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee in Encinitas, California to the show. Check out loftycoffee.com to shop for beans. Lofty Coffee roasts coffee and runs a from scratch …

Coffee Smarter: The Flavor Wheel

November 27th, 2020

13:01

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle (www.coffee-cycle.com) joins the show to talk all about the flavors found in coffee, how to use the

Roast! - Matt Delarosa, Ironsmith Coffee Roasters

November 24th, 2020

27:40

Roast! West Coast welcomes Matt Delarosa, founder, owner and head coffee roaster at the award winning Ironsmith Coffee Roasters in Encinitas, California to the show. Check out www.ironsmithcoffee.com to shop for beans.

Coffee Smarter: All about water.

November 20th, 2020

10:43

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle joins the show to provide advice about how water impacts our morning cup of coffee including a quick chat on temperature, brew time and ratio of water to coffee bean.

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Roast! - Elliot Reinecke, Steady State Roasting

November 17th, 2020

25:13

ROAST! West Coast welcomes Elliot Reinecke, Founder & Header Roaster of award-winning coffee roastery Steady State Roasting. Steady State is in the heart of Carlsbad Village, and widely considered one of the premier …

Coffee Smarter: Advice for first time coffee drinkers.

November 13th, 2020

6:43

Coffee Sensei, Chris O’Brien of Coffee Cycle joins the show to provide advice for first time coffee drinkers on how to get started.
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Roast! - Steve Rayle, Zumbar Coffee and Tea

November 10th, 2020

28:12

In the first ever episode of ROAST! West Coast I interview Steve Rayle, Founder & Header Roaster of acclaimed coffee roastery Zumbar Coffee & Tea. Zumbar is one of the original San Diego area craft coffee …

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October 15th, 2020

0:34

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October 14th, 2020

0:54

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October 7th, 2020

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