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Roast! West Coast Coffee Podcast

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The Roast! West Coast coffee podcast shares the stories of coffee professionals as they tackle the entrepreneurship, creativity, passion, science and innovation required to succeed in the coffee industry. This show also shares coffee education with dedicated Coffee Smarter episodes in which host Rya… read more

140 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Coffee People: Caroline Manimtim, Cozy Canine Coffee

February 2nd, 2023

42:00

Thanks for listening to this Coffee People of the  Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring Caroline Manimtim. She is the Head Roaster and Founder …

Coffee People: Tanya Nanetti, Coffee Insurrection

January 26th, 2023

32:30

Thanks for listening to this Coffee People of the  Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring Tanya Nanetti. She is the Head Barista at Buna Specialty Coffee in Lisbon, Portugal, co-founder of Coffee Insurrection, and a …

Coffee People: A Pop-in with Erin Harper, Ascend Roasters

January 18th, 2023

22:02

Thanks for listening to this Coffee People episode of the Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring Erin Harper. She is the Founder and Head Roaster of Ascend Roasters in San Marcos, CA. Find Ascend online at

Coffee People: Becca Awld, Lil Baggins Coffee Roasters

January 18th, 2023

44:21

Thanks for listening to this Coffee People of the  Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring Becca Awld. She is the Founder and Head Roaster of Lil Baggins Coffee Roasters in San Diego, CA. Find Lil Baggins online at

Holiday Bonus Episode: Chris O'Brien, Coffee Cycle Roasting

December 27th, 2022

24:02

Thanks for listening to this Holiday Bonus Episode of the  Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring Chris O'Brien, Coffee Cycling Roasting in San …

Holiday Bonus Episode: Netty Taylor, Owner & Head Roaster of RayJen Coffee LLC

December 22nd, 2022

27:04

Thanks for listening to this Holiday Bonus Episode of the  Roast! West Coast coffee podcast featuring Netty Taylor, Owner & Head Roaster at …

Bonus Episode: Michael Barthmus, Owner & CEO of Sivetz Roasting Machines

December 19th, 2022

50:05

This Holiday Bonus Episode of the Roast! West Coast features Micheal Barthmus, CEO/Owner of Sivetz Roasting Machines in Hood River, OR. Find Sivetz …

S6:E20 - Jack Quint, Deltina Coffee Roasters

November 7th, 2022

45:00

The 20th (and last) episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features Jack Quint of Deltina Coffee Roasters. Find Deltina Coffee Roasters online at www.deltinacoffeeroasters.com and @deltinacoffee on Instagram.

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S6:E19 - David Yardley, MoonGoat Coffee

November 3rd, 2022

41:20

The 19th episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features David Yardley of MoonGoat Coffee in Orange County. Find MoonGoat online at www.moongoat.com and @moongoatcoffee on Instagram.

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S6: Coffee Break Interlude

October 27th, 2022

6:05

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast. Thanks for being here for a short coffee break.

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S6:E17 - Coffee Smarter: Flat White or Long Black?

October 13th, 2022

21:51

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 17th episode of Season 6, Siri Simran Khalsa, the Executive Director of Coffee returns …

S6:E16 - Coffee Smarter: Mistakes New Roasters Make

October 9th, 2022

21:31

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 16th episode of Season 6, Siri Simran Khalsa, the Executive Director of Coffee returns …

S6:E18 - Coffee Smarter: Water! Recap Episode

October 9th, 2022

40:09

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 18th episode of Season 6 we go back in time to revisit conversations about water …

S6:E15 - Christopher Owens & Doug Meils, Right Quick Roasters

October 6th, 2022

51:27

The 15th episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features Christopher Owens & Doug Meils of Right Quick Roasters in Los Angeles, CA. Find Right Quick Roaster online at www.rightquick.la and @rightquickcoffee on …

S6:E14 - Coffee Smarter: Tamping

October 2nd, 2022

38:39

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 12th episode of Season 6, Chris O'Brien, Founder of Coffee Cycle Roasting (San Diego, …

S6:13 - John Pierson, Servant Coffee

September 29th, 2022

42:43

The 13th episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features John Pierson, Founder at Servant Coffee in Denver, C. Find Servant Coffee online at www.servantcoffee.com and @servantcoffee on Instagram, and learn more about …

S6:E12 - Coffee Smarter: Sugars and Dairy Fats

September 25th, 2022

41:03

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 12th episode of Season 6, Chris O'Brien, Founder of Coffee Cycle Roasting (San Diego, …

S6:11 - Andrew Scott, Inflection Point Coffee

September 21st, 2022

45:06

The 11th episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features garagepreneur Andrew Scott, Founder, Head Coffee Roaster at Inflection Point Coffee in San Diego, CA. Find Inflection Point Coffee at local San Diego farmers …

S6:E10 - Coffee Smarter: Gear Advice

September 18th, 2022

35:00

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 8th episode of Season 6, Alden Hozouri, Operator of Cafe La Terre and founder of …

S6:E9 - Part 2: Ryan Espi & David Elizondo, First Light Whiskey

September 15th, 2022

21:34

The seventh episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features Ryan Espi and David Elizondo, Co-CEO's of First Light Whiskey. Try their coffee whiskey …

S6:E8 - Coffee Smarter: The Efficient Bar

September 11th, 2022

33:26

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 8th episode of Season 6, Alden Hozouri, Operator of Cafe La Terre and founder of …

S6:E7 - Ryan Espi & David Elizondo, First Light Whiskey

September 8th, 2022

39:45

The seventh episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features Ryan Espi and David Elizondo, Co-CEO's of First Light Whiskey. Try their coffee whiskey …

S6:E6: Coffee Smarter: Common Mistakes New Roasters Can Avoid.

September 4th, 2022

43:34

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 6th episode of …

S6:E5 - Spencer Lambas, Wilder Coffee Roasters

August 31st, 2022

37:32

The fifth episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features Spencer Lambas, Head Roaster and Founder of Wilder Coffee Roasters in Coeur D'Alene, ID. Head to www.wildercoffeeroasters.com to learn more about the coffees …

S6:E4 - Coffee Smarter: Coffee Trees and Tangents.

August 28th, 2022

28:44

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 4th episode of Season 6, Jared Hales, Co-Founder & Green Coffee Buyer at Hacea …

S6:E3 - Eddie Alaniz, Coffee Conspiracy Company

August 24th, 2022

32:24

The third episode of Season 6 on Roast! West Coast features Eddie Alaniz, the Founder of Coffee Conspiracy Company, a bicycle-based cold brew cafe …

S6:E2 - Coffee Smarter: Coffee Spoons and Tangents.

August 21st, 2022

21:42

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring coffee professionals that help us get coffee smarter. In the 2nd episode of Season 6, Jared Hales, Co-Founder & Green Coffee Buyer at Hacea …

S6:E1 - Chris Vigilante, Vigilante Coffee

August 17th, 2022

56:21

We're back! The first interview of Season 6 features Chris Vigilante, the Founder of Vigilante Coffee, a bi-coastal company with cafes and roasters in Maryland and California. Head to www.vigilantecoffee.com to learn …

Roast! Classics - Bev Magtanong & Jelynn Malone, Mostra Coffee Company

July 27th, 2022

36:12

While we're between seasons, Roast! West Coast will be re-airing some Classics episodes with some new commentary provided by host Ryan Woldt from the …

Roast! Classics: Joe Bettinger, Cape Horn Coffee & Marea Coffee

July 21st, 2022

29:31

While we're between seasons, Roast! West Coast will be re-airing some Classics episodes with some new commentary provided by host Ryan Woldt from the …

Roast! Classics: Steve Rayle, Zumbar Coffee & Tea

July 14th, 2022

28:12

While we're between seasons, Roast! West Coast will be re-airing some Classics episodes with some new commentary provided by host Ryan Woldt from the …

S5:E19 - Mateo Nunez, Thoughts and Process Coffee

July 5th, 2022

1:05:18

The 19th episode of Season 5 features an interview with Mateo Nunez. He is the Founder and Head Roaster of Thoughts and Process Coffee in Orange, …

S5:E18 - Jen Byard, Communal

July 1st, 2022

40:29

The 18th episode of Season 5 features an interview with Jen Byard. She is the founder, owner, and entrepreneur behind Communal (formerly Communal Coffee). They have three locations in San Diego County—South Park, North …

S5:E17 - Coffee Smarter: Coffee Bloom and SCA Water Standards

June 28th, 2022

39:28

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the 17th episode of Season 5, Siri Simran Khalsa, returns to chat …

S5:15 - Nick Berardi, Mostra Coffee Company Part 2

June 24th, 2022

44:49

The 15th episode of Season 5 (part 2/2) features an interview with Nick Berardi. He is the Head Roaster at Mostra Coffee Company in San Diego, California, and was recently crowned the U.S. Roasting Champion. He'll be …

S5:E16 - Coffee Smarter - Nitro Coffee and Camp Coffee

June 24th, 2022

31:08

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the 16th episode of Season 5, Siri Simran Khalsa, returns to chat …

S5:E14 - Nick Berardi, Mostra Coffee Company

June 17th, 2022

50:55

The 14th episode of Season 5 (part 1/2) features an interview with Nick Berardi. He is the Head Roaster at Mostra Coffee Company in San Diego, California, and was recently crowned the U.S. Roasting Champion. He'll be …

S5:E13 - Coffee Smarter - Processing Coffee

June 14th, 2022

40:13

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the 13th episode of Season 5, Jared Hales, Co-Founder & Green …

S5:E12 - Coffee Smarter: Climate Change Impacts on Green Coffee Sourcing

June 10th, 2022

44:29

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the 12th episode of Season 5, Jared Hales, Co-Founder & Green …

S5:E11 - David Foster, Kiln Coffee Bar

June 7th, 2022

45:09

In the 11th episode of Season 5, David Foster, Co-Founder of Kiln Coffee Bar in Grand Junction, CO joins the show to talk baseball, being a twin, and …

S5:E10 - Coffee Smarter: Barrel-aged Coffees & Innovation

June 3rd, 2022

35:03

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. …

S5:E9 - Samir Benouar, Milka Coffee Roasters

May 31st, 2022

59:13

In the 9th episode of Season 5, Samir Benouar, Founder, CEO, and Head Roaster at Milka Coffee Roasters in Sacramento, CA joins the show to talk about …

S5:E8 - Coffee Smarter: Coffee Tasting Championships Experience

May 27th, 2022

39:32

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. …

S5:E7 - Karen Eland, Coffee Painter

May 24th, 2022

44:43

In the 7th episode of Season 5, Karen Eland shares her journey as a painter who uses espresso, coffee, and beer as her paint medium. Follow

S5:E6 - Coffee Smarter: Cowboy Coffee

May 19th, 2022

42:42

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the 6th episode of Season 5, Chris O'Brien (Founder of Coffee Cycle …

S5:E5 - Ian Nelson, Quality Control & Green Buyer, DOMA Coffee: An Interview

May 17th, 2022

51:08

In the 5th episode of Season 5, Ian Nelson of DOMA Coffee in Post Falls, ID joins the show to talk about his coffee journey and path to becoming a …

S5:E4 - Coffee Smarter: Cleaning Your Coffee Equipment

May 9th, 2022

46:08

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the 4th episode of Season 5, Chris O'Brien (Founder of Coffee Cycle …

S5:E3 - Carol and Eric Blanchett, Owner-Operators, Talking Crow Coffee Roasters: An Interview.

May 6th, 2022

52:54

In the 3rd episode of Season 5, Eric and Carol Blanchett, Owner-Operators of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters join the show to chat about their specialty …

S5:E2 - Coffee Smarter: The Coffee Cherry

May 3rd, 2022

33:41

Welcome back to Roast! West Coast, the premier coffee podcast featuring West Coast based coffee professionals, and helps us all get coffee smarter. In the second episode of Season 5, Chris O'Brien (Founder of Coffee …

S5:E1 - Kenny Fletcher, Owner & Head Roaster of Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters: An Interview

April 27th, 2022

52:18

In the FIRST episode of Season 5, Kenny Fletcher of Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters in Vancouver, WA joins the show to talk about his coffee journey, teaching other-abled students how to roast, and what it means to be a …

Coffee Smarter: Extraction

April 14th, 2022

40:31

In the last Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Jared Hales of Hacea Coffee Source joins the show to teach us about extraction. Jared is the Co-Founder and Coffee Buyer/Broker for Hacea Coffee Source in Anaheim, …

Roast! - Kevin Shin & Jason Walker, North County Roastery

April 12th, 2022

45:47

In the twentieth episode of Season 4, Kevin Shin and Jason Walker of North County Roastery in Oceanside, California join the show to share their journey into coffee, and how North County Roastery fits into Oceanside, …

Coffee Smarter: Green Coffee

April 8th, 2022

35:14

In the 19th Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Jared Hales of Hacea Coffee Source joins the show to give a have a Green Coffee For Beginners chat with me. Jared is the Co-Founder and Coffee Buyer/Broker for Hacea …

Roast! - Tyler Whitehead, Ignite Coffee Company

April 6th, 2022

52:37

In the eighteenth episode of Season 4, Tyler Whitehead, Founder & Head Roaster of Ignite Coffee Company in Oceanside, California joins the show–twice–to talk about his new roastery, growing up in an entrepreneurial …

Coffee Smarter: Espresso Roasts

April 1st, 2022

57:36

In the 17th Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Chris O'Brien (Coffee Cycle Roasting) joins the show to talk about what coffees taste best or, at least, are marketed as espresso roasts.

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Roast! - Chad Bell, Achilles Coffee Roasters

March 30th, 2022

45:35

In the sixteenth episode of Season 4, Chad Bell, the Founder and Head Roaster of Achilles Coffee Roasters in San Diego, California joins the show to share his entrepreneurial journey which took him on a long and winding …

Coffee Smarter: Barista Competitions

March 24th, 2022

45:01

In the 15th Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Chris O'Brien (Coffee Cycle Roasting) joins the show to talk about barista competitions. Of course, we veer into some unexpected territory, and cover the economic impacts …

Roast! - Jared Hales, Hacea Coffee Source

March 23rd, 2022

47:15

In the fourteenth episode of Season 4, Jared Hales, Co-founder and Coffee Buyer/Broker of Hacea Coffee Source in Anaheim, California joins the show to talk about working with family and the view from the middle.

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Coffee Smarter: Milk & Latte Art

March 17th, 2022

38:47

In the thirteenth episode of Season 4, Siri Simran Khalsa, the Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee Company joins the show to talk about milk and latte art.

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Roast! - Jay Freedman, Compa Coffee Roasters

March 16th, 2022

49:13

In the twelfth episode of Season 4, Jay Freedman, Director of Coffee at Compa Coffee Roasters in San Diego, joins the show to share his journey to coffee from fighting fires. Check out www.compacoffeeroasters.com.

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Coffee Smarter: Tasting Coffee

March 10th, 2022

42:32

In the eleventh episode of Season 4, Siri Simran Khalsa, the Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee Company joins the show to talk about tasting coffee samples and using all your senses when working through the tasting …

Roast! - Kayte Wetherington & Tom Hadix, Luckie Coffee

March 9th, 2022

49:34

In the tenth episode of Season 4, Kayte Wetherington & Tom Hadix, Founders of soon to be open Luckie Coffee join the show to talk about opening a …

Coffee Smarter: Developing Flavors During Roasting...Again.

March 3rd, 2022

32:29

In the ninth episode of Season 4, Siri Simran Khalsa, the Director of Coffee at Lofty Coffee Company joins the show to talk about how she develops flavor profiles during the coffee bean roasting process, and we just …

Roast! - Hollis Swan, Declination Roasting Company

March 2nd, 2022

44:25

In the eighth episode of Season 4, Hollis Swan, Founder & Lead Roaster of Declination Roasting Company in Soldotna, Alaska joins the show to talk …

Roast! - Erin Nenow, Ascend Roasters & Old California Coffee House & Eatery

February 23rd, 2022

1:00:33

In the fifth episode of Season 4, Erin Nenow, Founder & Head Roaster of Ascend Coffee Roasters and the Co-Owner/Manager of Old Cal Coffee House …

Coffee Smarter: Bulletproof Coffee

February 17th, 2022

37:10

In the second Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Chris O'Brien (Coffee Cycle Roasting) joins the show to talk about Bulletproof Coffee, the brand …

Roast! - Jeremy Hicks, Goose Bear Coffee Curiosities

February 16th, 2022

48:08

In the fifth episode of Season 4, Jeremy Hicks of Goose Bear Coffee Curiosities joins the show to talk about his coffee journey, live music, and being part of a family business. GBCC is based in Carlsbad, California.

Roast! - Keri Elliot, Elliot & Murrey Coffee Roasters

February 9th, 2022

58:39

In the third episode of Season 4, Keri Elliott, Founder & Head Roaster of Elliott & Murrey Coffee Roasters joins the show to talk about her coffee journey, being surrounded by entrepreneurial examples as a kid, …

Coffee Smarter: Developing Coffee Flavors During the Roasting Process.

February 9th, 2022

39:33

In the second Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Chris O'Brien (Coffee Cycle Roasting) joins the show to talk about how he develops flavor profiles during the coffee bean roasting process.

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Coffee Smarter: Refractometers and Welcome Back!

February 2nd, 2022

37:03

In the first Coffee Smarter episode of Season 4, Chris O'Brien (Coffee Cycle Roasting) joins the show to talk about refractometers and how they can help us make a better cup of coffee, or at least, help a coffee shop …

Roast! - Dani Riggins, Ultreya Coffee & Tea

February 2nd, 2022

54:05
In the first episode of Season 4, Dani Riggins of Ultreya Coffee & Tea joins the show to talk about her coffee journey, the mental health toll of entr

Roast! West Coast Classics: Brewing and Drinking Vessel Impacts on Flavor

January 19th, 2022

31:41

Roast! West Coast is on holiday until Season 4 drops in February 2022, but don't worry. Until then we'll be checking in once a week with some coffee …

Roast! West Coast Classics: The Origin Story

January 13th, 2022

11:48

Roast! West Coast is on holiday until Season 4 drops in February 2022, but don't worry. Until then we'll be checking in once a week with some coffee …

Roast! West Coast Classics: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Wave Coffee

January 7th, 2022

23:25

Roast! West Coast is on holiday until Season 4 drops in February 2022, but don't worry. Until then we'll be checking in once a week with some coffee …

Roast! West Coast Classics: Strength, Freshness, & Grind

December 29th, 2021

32:55

Roast! West Coast is on holiday until Season 4 drops in February 2022, but don't worry. Until then we'll be checking in once a week with some coffee …

Roast! West Coast Classics: Cupping & Processing

December 22nd, 2021

21:48

Roast! West Coast is on holiday until Season 4 drops in February 2022, but don't worry. Until then we'll be checking in once a week with some coffee …

Roast! West Coast Classics: Water & Flavor

December 15th, 2021

23:44

Roast! West Coast is on holiday until Season 4 drops in February 2022, but don't worry. Until then we'll be checking in once a week with some coffee …

Roast! - Season 3 Wrap-up

December 8th, 2021

41:23
Roast! West Coast wraps up season three by checking in with California Roasting Collective, Leap Coffee and Camp Coffee Company, plus what the future

Roast! - Chris O'Brien, Coffee Cycle Roasting Part 2/2

December 2nd, 2021

57:08

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle Roasting to the show. We talk about single origin espressos, the support he's received from the cycling community, receiving a 94 point score from Coffee Review, …

Roast! - Chris O'Brien, Coffee Cycle Roasting Part 1/2.

November 30th, 2021

1:09:12

Roast! West Coast welcomes Chris O'Brien of Coffee Cycle Roasting to the show. We talk about what it feels like to try and pull 1200lbs on a bicycle, …

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Coffee Nightmares

November 25th, 2021

28:10

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Siri Simran Khalsa, Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, to the show for the last time in season three to talk about Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, coffee nightmares, and …

Roast! - Alden Hozouri, CAFÉ LaTERRE & Crossings Coffee

November 23rd, 2021

52:52

Roast! West Coast welcomes Alden Hozouri of CAFÉ LaTERRE & Crossings Coffee to the show to talk about fixing brains and mending hearts. Follow …

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Coffee Review & Coffee Jobs

November 19th, 2021

30:42

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Siri Simran Khalsa, Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, to the show to talk about coffee reviews and working in coffee. We also check in with Katie Hendrix of Aspen St. Coffee …

Roast! - Jeff Taylor & Maritza Suarez-Taylor, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

November 16th, 2021

1:08:20

Roast! West Coast welcomes Jeff Taylor and Maritza Suarez-Taylor to the podcast to discuss selling quality coffee, the acquisition of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters by their company PT's Coffee Roasters five years ago, and …

Roast! - Coffee Smarter: Roast Profiles and Brewing Methods

November 11th, 2021

24:56

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Siri Simran Khalsa, Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, to the show to talk about developing a roast profile for a green coffee and ways to help dial in our brewing methods at …

Roast! - Ruben Enriquez, Origen Coffee Roasters

November 9th, 2021

34:55

Roast! West Coast welcomes Origen Coffee Roasters (Vista, California) Founder and Head Roaster, Ruben Enriquez to the podcast to discuss his coffee journey, coffee's connection to his birthplace, and working with …

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Don't Be Afraid - Regional Characteristics

November 4th, 2021

28:29

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Chris O'Brien, founder & head roaster of Coffee Cycle Roasting to the show to discuss the why we …

Roast! - Taylor Fields, Nostalgia Coffee Roasters

November 2nd, 2021

1:00:43

Roast! West Coast welcomes Nostalgia Coffee Roasters founder and coffee disrupter, Taylor Fields to the podcast to discuss her coffee journey, and why her goal is creating the biggest coffee company in the world.

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Climate Change

October 28th, 2021

34:34

Roast! West Coast welcomes Jay Ruskey (Frinj Coffee & Good Land Organics) to the show as our Coffee Smarter expert to discuss climate change's impacts on farming and coffee.

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Roast! - Visitor Coffee Roasters

October 26th, 2021

32:33

Roast! West Coast coffee podcast welcomes the braintrust of Visitor Coffee Roasters to the show. CoFounders and Co-Head Roasters, Seth Wellens and …

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Moooo! All About Milk & Milk Substitutes

October 21st, 2021

28:47

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Chris O'Brien, founder & head roaster of Coffee Cycle Roasting to the show to discuss the most common of coffee additives: milk.

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Roast! - Marc Wortman, Make Good Coffee Company

October 19th, 2021

29:16

Roast! West Coast welcomes Marc Wortman of Make Good Coffee Company. Marc was an online gambling entrepreneur who turned his attention to coffee after starting the Make Good Coffee blog, and eventually got into home …

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Level Up!

October 14th, 2021

27:25

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Siri Simran Khalsa, the Executive Director of Lofty Coffee, to the show to discuss how to take your coffee drinking experience and education to the next level.

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Roast! - Dan Romeo, TRVLR Coffee Roasters

October 12th, 2021

44:33

Roast! West Coast welcomes Dan Romeo to the show. Dan is the founder and head roaster at TRVLR Coffee Roasters. He is also the founder and head …

Roast! Coffee Smarter: Pumpkin Spice

October 7th, 2021

28:04

Roast! West Coast welcomes coffee expert Chris O'Brien, founder & head roaster of Coffee Cycle Roasting to the show to discuss our favorite fall coffee flavor, Pumpkin Spice.

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Roast! - Jimmy Silva, Jaunt Coffee Roasters

October 5th, 2021

36:34

Roast! West Coast welcomes Jimmy Silva to the show. Jimmy is the founder and head roaster at Jaunt Coffee Roasters in the Mira Mesa neighborhood of San Diego.

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Roast! West Coast Coffee Podcast is Back! Teaser Trailer.

September 28th, 2021

2:07

Season 3 of the Roast West Coast coffee podcast is back!

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Season 3 features 10 new interviews with coffee roasters and entrepreneurs on the West Coast and the return …

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

37:06

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

21:23

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

42:05

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

20:04

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

44:05

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..

ROAST! West Coast (www.roastwestcoast.com) is a new podcast the community of coffee roasters and coffee …

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.

ROAST! …

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.

ROAST! West Coast (www.roastwestcoast.com) is a new podcast the …

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.
ROAST! West Coast is a new podcast the community of coffee roasters and coffee …

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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