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The Coffee Podcast is a podcast about coffee and people, hosted by Jesse Hartman. The Coffee Podcast unfolds the wonder behind coffee through conversations with people in and around the coffee industry. The show follows topics on sourcing, brewing, and roasting coffee but also dives deep into ethica… read more

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E152 | Coffee Science: Agricultural Research & Development

November 30th, 2020


We recently had a conversation with scientists in coffee about research generally. Now we dive into our first major topic, "Coffee Agricultural …

E151 | Coffee Science: Research

November 23rd, 2020


Last episode we discussed the question, "What is coffee science?" In this episode we dive into the fundamentals of research with Dr. Jennifer Ferreira and Dr. Jonathan Morris.

This episode is sponsored by Ember. Use the …

E150 | Coffee Science: What is coffee science anyway?

November 16th, 2020


Sure, we could jump into the conversation about sensory science or agricultural science, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. We need some context …

E149 | Spotlight: Phyllis Johnson and Anti-Racism in the Coffee Sector

July 3rd, 2020


Phyllis Johnson has overcome many obstacles in her life as a Black woman in the coffee sector. In this episode, she shares stories of her youth, her professional growth, and what she hopes for the future of the coffee …

E148 | Coffee Speak: Black Coffee

June 5th, 2020


A conversation with black coffee professionals and enthusiasts regarding how racism plays out in the coffee sector. (Edit: I made a grave error and misspoke George Floyd's name at the beginning of the original episode. …

E147 | Coffee Speak: Coffee People and COVID-19

April 10th, 2020


COVID-19 has had major implications for coffee people around the globe. This episode hands the microphone off to coffee people from Mexico, India, Slovakia, and the UK. Is there a way for coffee people to creatively …

E146 | Coffee Crisis Series Finale

December 16th, 2019


While, whether or not the finale of the current coffee price crisis has arrived, it is certain that the affects of an ongoing volatile coffee market …

E145 | Price Crisis & Colombian Coffee Growers Federation

December 9th, 2019


Is it possible to remove the human element from the Coffee Price Crisis discussion? CEO Roberto Velez of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation has …

Thank You! — 2019

December 2nd, 2019


Thank you!

You are going to think it is corny, and maybe it is, but I am being so serious.

E144 | Price Crisis & SCA Solutions, Real-Talk, Listener Response

November 25th, 2019


A short episode closing up our conversation with Heather Perry and honing in on some real-talk and listener responses to the series and the content within it.

E143 | Price Crisis & Specialty Coffee

November 18th, 2019


So far our series on the Coffee Price Crisis has discussed coffee in general. Now, we talk about the crisis and what impact it might have on Specialty Coffee with guest Heather Perry of the SCA and Klatch Coffee.

E142 | Price Crisis & Breaking From the C-Market

November 11th, 2019


Why doesn't coffee just "break away from the C-Market?" This is just one part of the conversation covered in our final episode with José Sette on the ICO and the current coffee price crisis.


International …

E141 | Price Crisis & International Coffee Organization

November 4th, 2019


The International Coffee Organization was established around coffee crises in history's past. On this episode, we are joined by current Executive Director of the organization José Sette for a discussion surrounding the …

E140 | Price Crisis & The Big Rust, Today, and Forward

October 21st, 2019


Do you know about The Big Rust? Moving from epidemic to pandemic, Professor Stuart McCook completes our conversation on the topic and proposes a few application items for all listeners.


World Coffee Research —

E139 | Price Crisis & Price and Disease

October 14th, 2019


What does a coffee plant disease like coffee leaf rust have to do with the coffee price crisis? Stuart McCook, author and History Professor, walks us …

E138 | Price Crisis & History and a Way Forward (Part II)

October 7th, 2019


Context is key in a conversation aiming to understand the current coffee price crisis. Join Professor Jonathan Morris one more time to reach the …

E137 | Price Crisis & History of Coffee Price (Part I)

September 30th, 2019


The Coffee Price Crisis is a real and serious issue facing coffee people today. This episode takes a global history angle with coffee historian Jonathan Morris to better understand the context of the problem. This is …

E136 | Producer Roaster Forum 2019: Coffee Auction and Producer Voices

July 29th, 2019


This is the final installment of our mini-series on the Roaster Producer Forum 2019. Listen in to hear voices of coffee producers and other coffee professionals share their insights and concerns about the industry.

E135 | Producer Roaster Forum 2019: Being Hosted by a Coffee Producer

July 22nd, 2019


Writing episode descriptions with this much sleep should be illegal. Anyway – this episode is about experiencing relationship coffee first hand. What …

E133 | Producer Roaster Forum 2019: Blockchain Coffee

July 5th, 2019


Blockchain is a popular word these days and you see it all over the news. What could blockchain mean for the future of coffee? Find out about this …

E132 | Coffee Myths: Series Finale

March 1st, 2019


Sometimes we don't see myths as myths because we joined the club when it was cool. What do I mean? Hmm...


Perfect Daily Grind Instagram

E131 | Coffee Myths: What is Direct Trade REALLY?

February 22nd, 2019


Direct Trade is a phrase tossed around in the Specialty Coffee sector. The line between what is and what isn't direct trade is so blurry, we are tempted to lump just about anything under the label. We have discussed it …

E130 | Coffee Myths: Turkish Coffee, Ibrik, Cezve, and New Zealand

February 15th, 2019


Our last episode with Matt Perger covered an interesting conversation about extraction and where we might be wrong. This week, we hear from Matt on Turkish Coffee with an impromptu guest appearance by "Coffee Historian" …

E129 | Coffee Myths: Extraction with Barista Hustle's Matt Perger

January 25th, 2019


Extraction is a hot topic on the consumer-facing side of the coffee industry. Are you over extracting your cup of coffee? What if we discovered we were thinking of extraction all wrong?

E128 | Coffee Myths: There is Super Specialty Coffee in California

January 18th, 2019


Jay Ruskey has been a tree farmer in California for years. He now grows super specialty coffee in California.


Frinj Coffee - Website


David Ramirez - Harder to Lie off of the album Fables

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E127 | Coffee Myths: Flat Whites, First Café Ever, and Cappuccinos Continued

January 11th, 2019

Coffee myths live on because we help them along. Some coffee myths of today are influential. For example, what do you think a Flat White was originally? I can tell you this, it is not what it is today! Learn more in …

E126 | Coffee Myths: Coffee Origin, Cappuccinos, and More

December 17th, 2018


It seems myths, misinformation, and falsehoods concerning coffee have been witnessed (or missed) in the timeline of coffee since the first sip. So what kinds of myths are out there? Well, how about myths around the …

Coffee Myths Fireside Chat

December 14th, 2018


Just a quick overview of what is to come this Monday.

E124 | Coffee Myths: Arabica vs. Robusta (pt. I)

November 30th, 2018


Welcome to our first episode in our current series Coffee Myths. There is a lot of "mythical" information out there about coffee, and we hope to push back the fog and bring out what is true. This episode starts with a …

E123 | Spotlight: Ethiopian Coffee Varieties

May 18th, 2018


What's in a name? No seriously, what goes into a coffee varietal name matters, and you might find you've been using the wrong one for Ethiopian coffee varieties. 

E110 | World Barista Champion 2017 (Part II)

December 15th, 2017


To finish off a year full of coffee talk we have none other than the 2017 World Barista Champion on the mic Mr. Dale Harris. In this episode Dale …

E109 | World Barista Champion 2017 (Part I)

December 15th, 2017


To finish off a year full of coffee talk we have none other than the 2017 World Barista Champion on the mic Mr. Dale Harris. In this episode, Dale …

E108 | TCP Reads: Grounded Coffee Book

November 24th, 2017


This episode is all about what we're reading right now: the newly-released Grounded Coffee Book! Authors Gregory Alford and Steven Eggert join us on the show to talk about what inspired them to create a simple, …

E107 | Wanna Be a Roaster?

November 17th, 2017


On today's episode Jesse is joined by Lee Safar of Elixir Coffee and Sumi Ali of YES PLZ Coffee to discuss an exciting upcoming event in California. Listen on to learn about careers in coffee roasting and how you can …

E106 | Coffee News 1.1

November 10th, 2017


This Coffee News episode features one particularly important story: the devastation of coffee farms in Puerto Rico. Natural disasters that destroy …

E105 | KitchenAid & Eden-Marie (SPONSORED)

November 3rd, 2017


This episode is sponsored exclusively by KitchenAid with a focus on their Home Coffee Machines through the lens of people-focused coffee talk. Guest Eden-Marie Abramowicz tells her story, from dish washer to coffee …

E104 | Coffee News 1.0

October 27th, 2017


This episode covers current events and topics relayed to coffee. Wondering about the world's most expensive cup? We cover it. New buyouts? You should …

E103 | Coffee in Space: Sip and Float

October 20th, 2017


First hand experiences are better than theoretical experiences wouldn't you agree? That's why we asked NASA to connect us with coffee lover and …

E102 | The Gap in Coffee Research

October 13th, 2017


We interrupt our regularly scheduled "Coffee in Space" programming for an important sidebar. Jesse is joined by guests Kraig Kraft of Catholic Relief …

E101 | Coffee in Space: The Launch

October 6th, 2017


Reboot! The Coffee Podcast turns a new leaf and starts a new series: Coffee in Space! Join Jesse and guest co-host Charles Nick of Third Wave Water as they introduce relevant coffee topics of the final frontier.

Links …

E99 | Counter Culture Coffee & Checkoff

September 1st, 2017


Jesse is joined by Green Bean Coffee Buyer Timothy Hill and President of Counter Culture Brett Smith to discuss the company's perspective on …

E98 | Avance: SCA Specialty Coffee Association Conference Discussion

August 25th, 2017


In this episode Jesse is joined by guest Kim Elena Ionescu, the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Specialty Coffee Association. Kim joins Jesse on the topic of Avance, the Specialty Coffee Association's newly …

E97 | Understanding the Coffee Market

August 18th, 2017


E97 | Understanding the Coffee Market

Judith Ganes (a Soft Commodities Specialist) joins The Coffee Podcast to discuss the Coffee Market asnwering questions like what affects the coffee market, what major historical …

E96 | The Perception of Price

August 11th, 2017


E96 | The Perception of Price
My grandfather doesn't want to spend $2.25 an ounce on Specialty Coffee. What does this have to do with the coffee chain? Find out in this week's episode of The Coffee Podcast.



E95 | goodboybob

August 4th, 2017


There's a new coffee shop in Santa Monica California and it is not your everyday coffee shop project. What makes a great coffee shop unique? What …

E94 | S01 Episode 2: The Keynote Speech

July 28th, 2017


E94 | S01 Episode 2: The Keynote Speech

Subtitle: Jeffrey D. Sachs and Sustainable Development

An overview of Jeffrey D. Sach's Keynote Speech at the World Coffee Producers Forum is necessary for understanding the …

E93 | S01 Episode 1: Introduction to the World Coffee Producers Forum 2017

July 21st, 2017


E93 | S01 Episode 1: Introduction to the World Coffee Producers Forum 2017

What is the World Coffee Producers Forum and why should you care? Jesse …

E92 | Who is Jimseven? (Pt. II)

July 14th, 2017


E92 | Who is Jimseven? (Pt. II)

Subtitle: An Interview with James Hoffmann


James Hoffmann

Instagram: @jimseven

Twitter: @jimseven



James Hoffmann —

James Hoffmann — The World Atlas of Coffee

E91 | Who is Jimseven? (Pt. I)

July 7th, 2017


E91 | Who is Jimseven? (Pt. I)

Subtitle: An Interview with James Hoffmann


James Hoffmann

Instagram: @jimseven

Twitter: @jimseven



James Hoffmann —

James Hoffmann — The World Atlas of Coffee

E90 | Hand in Hand: Authentic Fair Trade & Food Co-ops

June 23rd, 2017


E90 | Hand in Hand: Authentic Fair Trade & Food Co-ops

Subtitle: Interview with Phyllis Robinson and Amanda Sharland


Hanover Food Co-op





Equal Exchange





E89 | Milk Steamin' With Ben

June 16th, 2017


E89 | Milk Steamin' With Ben

Ben is a local Austin Coffee Professional who has it down when it comes to latte art. So I figured we should sit down …

E88 | Genetics & Coffee

June 9th, 2017


E88 | Genetics & Coffee

Subtitle: Interview with Hanna Neuschwander and Greg Meenahan of World Coffee Research


World Coffee Research

Instagram: @WCoffeeResearch

Twitter: @WCoffeeResearch


E87 | INTERVIEW: Swiss Water on Decaf Coffee

June 2nd, 2017


E87 | INTERVIEW: Swiss Water on Decaf Coffee

Subtitle: Don’t Hate Delicious Decaf


Swiss Water Social Links






More Info on Swiss Water Process



Perfect …

E86 | Coffee Tech Short with Mike of La Marzocco USA

May 26th, 2017


E86 | Coffee Tech Short with Mike of La Marzocco USA
Subtitle: Coffee Techs & Their Role in the Coffee Chain

What is there to know and learn …

E85 | INTERVIEW: 2017 Roasting Champion Mark Michaelson

May 19th, 2017


E85 | INTERVIEW: 2017 Roasting Champion Mark Michaelson

Subtitle: BOOM roasted!


Mark Michaelson

Instagram: @mark_michaelson


Onyx Coffee Lab

Instagram: @onyxcoffeelab

Twitter: @OnyxCoffeeLab


E84 | INTERVIEW: Department of Brewology

May 12th, 2017


E84 | INTERVIEW: Department of Brewology

Subtitle: Interview with David Salinas


Department of Brewology

Instagram: @departmentofbrewology


E83 | INTERVIEW: Scott Callender

May 5th, 2017


E83 | INTERVIEW: Scott Callender

Subtitle: Scott Callender + La Marzocco Home


La Marzocco Home

Instagram: @LaMarzoccoHome

Twitter: @LaMarzoccoHome

Website: La Marzocco Home



Scott RaoThe Professional …

E82 | INTERVIEW: President Juan E. Orduz

April 28th, 2017


E82 | INTERVIEW: President Juan E. Orduz

Subtitle: President of Colombian Coffee Growers Federation


Colombian Coffee Growers Federation


E81 | What Is Specialty Coffee

April 19th, 2017


E81 | What Is Specialty Coffee

Subtitle: An Interview With SCA Ric Rhinehart


Specialty Coffee Association

Instagram: @specialtycoffeeassociation

Twitter: @SpecialtyCoffee

Facebook: @SpecialtyCoffeeAssociation

E80 | INTERVIEW: Elixir Specialty Coffee

April 16th, 2017


E80 | INTERVIEW: Elixir Specialty Coffee


Elixir Specialty Coffee:

Instagram: @elixirspecialtycoffee

Twitter: n/a

Facebook: @elixirspecialtycoffee





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E79 | INTERVIEW: James McLaughlin + Greg Meenahan

April 14th, 2017


E79 | INTERVIEW: James McLaughlin + Greg Meenahan



Instagram: @intelligentsiacoffee

Twitter: @Intelligentsia

Facebook: @IntelligentsiaCoffee



World Coffee Research:

E78|Fixer Upper: Coffee Techs

April 8th, 2017


E78 | Fixer Upper: Coffee Techs


Pardon the audio quality on this one, Wes Skypes in Jesse who is sitting in a rustling café in the middle of Seattle WA. to talk about what a coffee tech is and why they play a vital …

E77 | NCA Debrief + Future Talks + Nut Butter

March 31st, 2017


E77 | NCA Debrief + Future Talks + Nut Butter


Wes asks Jesse about his experiences at the NCA Conference 2017, what he learned, and what is on the way for the podcast. Also, nut butter (listen and you’ll find out).



March 24th, 2017



Is there a new language for grind setting? Jesse meets with Adam and Marek of KRUVE Inc. to talk about why people should …

E75 | PERK Brewer Sneak Peek & Exporting Talk

March 17th, 2017


E75 | PERK Brewer Sneak Peek & Exporting Talk


Jesse and Wes bring on none other than Jakub, the brain behind the brainchild that is the PERK coffee brewer for a sneak peek at what seems to be a very promising home …

E74 | INTERVIEW: Selim Vural the Coffee Architect

March 10th, 2017


E74 | INTERVIEW: Selim Vural the Coffee Architect


Jesse and Wes have invited The Coffee Architect Selim Vural onto the show to discuss how design …

INTERVIEW: Brandywine Coffee Roasters

March 3rd, 2017


INTERVIEW: Brandywine Coffee Roasters
With Todd Purse

Jesse solos this episode in talks with Todd Purse, the Illustrator behind Brandywine Coffee …

E72 | INTERVIEW: Socratic Coffee

February 24th, 2017


Hey folks!

This weeks release has been highly anticipated by the guys from the podcast and perhaps some of you listeners out there who follow the …

INTERVIEW: Coast 2 Coast Roast

February 17th, 2017


INTERVIEW | Coast 2 Coast Roast

Join Wes, Jesse, and Cristina as they talk about Coast 2 Coast Roast---a pen pal social experiment for specialty coffee lovers. 

Coast 2 Coast Roast Instagram
Coast 2 Coast …

INTERVIEW: Huckleberry Roasters

February 10th, 2017


INTERVIEW | Huckleberry Roasters

Join us today as we dive deep into the heart of Denver Colorado with the folks from Huckleberry, Koan and Mark!

INTERVIEW: Third Wave Water

February 3rd, 2017


INTERVIEW | Third Wave Water

Wes and Jesse join the folks from Third Wave Water. Taylor Minor and Charles Nick are the brains and brawn behind this …

INTERVIEW: Chef Bryan-David Scott

January 27th, 2017


INTERVIEW | Chef Bryan-David Scott

Join Wes, Jesse, and Chef Bryan-David Scott as they jump into Chef's perspectives on Luxury Coffee and his brand Cup of Luxury. 

Chef Bryan-David Scott's Instagram
Cup of Luxury Website

E67 | Hipster Coffee Agenda (Part I)

January 6th, 2017


E67 | Hipster Coffee Agenda (Part I)

Wes and Jesse raise the question, "What is traceable coffee and what is the motivation behind it?"

Share your …

E66|Rotating Roasters Continued

December 30th, 2016


E66|Rotating Roasters Continued

Wes and Jesse continue the conversation from Episode 65 about the pros and cons of a rotating roaster. What are your …

E64 | Holiday Coffee

December 16th, 2016


E64 | Holiday Coffee

What is Holiday Coffee? We're happy you asked. Wes and Jesse talk about what is on the market and why. They also cover what they …

E63| Are You A Caffeine Junkie?

December 9th, 2016


E63| Are You A Caffeine Junkie?


Caffeine indexes really do exist on the internet
Caffeine Informer
Caffeine Content of Drinks

You have a …

E62 | Trinity One Live Action

December 2nd, 2016


E62 | Trinity One Live Action

Wes and Jesse unbox the very anticipated Trinity One brewer live on the podcast for potentially one of the strangest, silliest, most outrageous episodes yet. Hang on to your V60s, this one …

E61 | Thankful Coffee 2.0

November 25th, 2016


E61 | Thankful Coffee 2.0



E60 | Coffee Is Changing

November 18th, 2016


E60 | Coffee Is Changing

Sometimes it is refreshing to state the obvious. What are ways you have seen coffee change over the years? Where do you think it is today and where do you think it is going?


E59 | Starbucks Reserve® & Sustainability

November 11th, 2016


E59 | Starbucks Reserve® & Sustainability


Starbucks and sustainability


E58 | Death Before "Death Before Decaf"

November 4th, 2016


E58 | Death Before "Death Before Decaf"

What is more dangerous than going against the mantra "Death Before Decaf?" Coffee from the Congo.



Dangerous Coffee

Wall Street Journal (Alexandra Wexler)

The Most …

INTERVIEW: KitchenAid Craft Coffee

October 28th, 2016


INTERVIEW | KitchenAid

Join Wes and Jesse in an interview with Dan and John, representatives from KitchenAid to talk about the new craft coffee line.

KitchenAid Home Page
KitchenAid Craft Coffee Line
Episode 1: Get …

E56 | Growing Coffee Empire JAB At It Again

October 21st, 2016

E56 | Growing Coffee Empire JAB At It Again References:

JAB is grabbing up all it can get its hands on

Bloomberg (Leslie Patton) -

The Company Taking Over Breakfast In America

Hide yo kids, hide yo donuts

Reuters …


October 14th, 2016


E55|Interview: Scott Rao

Join Wes, Jesse, and Scott Rao through a series of questions that bring about stories and "gold nuggets" of coffee …

E54 | Don’t Keep Believing, Don’t Hold on to That Feeling

October 7th, 2016


Taste buds, tongue maps and bigfoot. We cover all of that and more in this weeks episode! ALSO we announce the winner of the giveaway!


E53 | Home Brew Series: Yesterday's Coffee

September 30th, 2016


E53 | Home Brew Series: Yesterday's Coffee

Don't be caught drinking yesterday's coffee. Puttin' on the ritz. Steppin on some toes tonight. Who does …

E52 | Home Brew Series: Strength vs. Extraction

September 23rd, 2016


E52 | Home Brew Series: Strength vs. Extraction

In this episode we bust the misconceptions surrounding coffee and strength. We also dive into …

E51 | Home Brew Series: Choosing Your Coffee

September 16th, 2016


E51 | Home Brew Series: Choosing Your Coffee

Don't know where to start when choosing your coffee for some good old country home brewing? Do not …

E50 | Home Brew Series: Extraction (Part II)

September 9th, 2016


E50 | Home Brew Series: Extraction (Part II)

The second install to our revamped home brew series. Extraction is an important topic when it comes to brewing delicious coffee. Tune in to get the basic scoop on extraction.

E49 | Home Brew Series: Extraction (Part I)

September 2nd, 2016


E49 | Home Brew Series: Extraction (Part I)

The second install to our revamped home brew series. Extraction is an important topic when it comes to brewing delicious coffee. Tune in to get the basic scoop on extraction.

E48 | Haters Gonna Hate (Part 1)

August 26th, 2016


E48 | Haters Gonna Hate

What about the people who HATE coffee? What do you make of them and how do you handle situations where people do not want to drink your coffee? Personal experiences and introspective thought on …


August 19th, 2016


E47 | INTERVIEW | Chat With Traders: J. Morales

Do you ever wonder what coffee traders do? What is the difference between Rain Forest Alliance (RA) and Fair Trade (FTUSA + FLO)? J. Morales has over 6 years of experience …

E46 | Home Brew Series - Part 1 - Where To Start

August 12th, 2016


E46 | Home Brew Series - Part 1 - Where To Start

All of us coffee lovers have been there or are there, at home, wondering how to brew like those hipsters at the local shop. The Coffee Podcast is dedicated to bringing …

INTERVIEW: Argyle Coffee Roasters

August 5th, 2016


E45 | Argyle Coffee Roasters


For this weeks episode we had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing folks from Argyle Coffee Roasters. We talk …

INTERVIEW: Prisma Cold Brew Coffee

July 29th, 2016


E44 | 10 Minute Cold Brew

What if you could make cold brew at home? What if you do make cold brew at home in 10 minutes? What if I told you someone …

E43 | Pidgey, Get Off My Coffee Cup!

July 22nd, 2016


E43 | Pidgey, Get Off My Coffee Cup!

Seeing how this episode has nothing to do with Pokémon GO, we decided to name it after Pidgey because that thing keeps hopping in Weston's mug! (CHECK INSTAGRAM)

Listen for coverage …

E42 | Real Talk

July 15th, 2016


E42|Real Talk

It is good to remember your coffee roots and look ahead to why we might continue on the path of pursuing and brewing delicious coffee. …

E41 | Coffee Pairing

July 8th, 2016


E41 | Coffee Pairings

Why is it that fine dining restaurants put so much energy into the environment, the ingredients, and even the silverware at their restaurants but slap coffee onto the end of an experience without …

E40 | Cat Poop Coffee Brexits The Building

July 1st, 2016


Cat Poop Coffee Brexits The Building

What does Cat Poop Coffee and the recent Brexit have to do with one another? Find out on this episode of The …

E39 | Coffee Lore: Freezing Coffee & The Halo Effect

June 24th, 2016

E39 | Coffee Lore: Freezing Coffee & The Halo Effect

In this episode, Wes and Jesse talk up freezing your coffee. Is it a myth, is it a mere coffee legend? What does freezing coffee have to do with preserving …

INTERVIEW: Sustainability with SCA Kim Elena Ionescu

June 17th, 2016


E38 | Interview: Kim Elena Ionescu

Wes and Jesse join the Specialty Coffee Association of America's Director of Sustainability Kim Elena Ionescu for …

E37 | Immersion VS. Filtered [LIVE]

June 10th, 2016


E37 | Immersion VS. Filtered [LIVE] 

Wes and Jesse record this episode live(ish) in the kitchen in order to bring the feel of coffee experimentation to your earbuds. Which wins out, filter or no filter? Other topics …

E36 | Kenya Not?

June 3rd, 2016


E36 | Kenya Not

Do you enjoy corny coffee humor? Do you sit at your roaster bored just waiting for the next cup? Well, you're gonna love this …

E35 | Millennial Coffee

May 27th, 2016


E35 | Millennial Coffee

Millennials get a bad wrap for a lot of things these days but certainly not for the way they influence the coffee industry. Tune in to catch this and more on this week's The Coffee Podcast …

E34 | Cold Coffee Is So Hot Right Now

May 20th, 2016


E34 | Cold Brew is So Hot Right Now

Why is cold brew SO HOT right now? Find out on this week's episode of The Coffee Podcast.



E33 | Empire Strikes Back: JAB vs. NESTLÉ

May 13th, 2016


E33 | Empire Strikes Back: JAB vs. NESTLÉ

What would you do if someone was trying to take over your empire and they were quietly building up their …

E|32 Aeropress Impress

May 6th, 2016


E|32 Aeropress Impress

Follow along as Wes and Jesse try to recreate the 2015 Aeropress Championship recipes right at home. 

- Aeropress …

E31 | The Big Picture & WCR

April 29th, 2016


E31 | The Big Picture & WCR

Do you ever wonder, "Will coffee always be around?" Has it crossed your mind that without sustaining this wonderful …

E30 | SCAA, Specialty Coffee & QC

April 22nd, 2016


E30 | SCAA, Specialty Coffee & QC

Wes and Jesse talk about what standards are in place to make sure Specialty Coffee is specialty and dive into what that really means and how it might play a part in how we look at …

E29 | Light, Medium, Dark?

April 19th, 2016


E29 | Light, Medium, Dark?

Wes and Jesse take the French Press on for yet another interesting experiment. Does a coffee's roast have a direct affect on how it tastes? Which coffees seem to brew better fresh off roast? …

E28 | How Does Roast-Date Affect Your Brew?

April 8th, 2016


E28 | How Does Roast-Date Affect Your Brew?

Wes and Jesse contemplate how roast-date (when the coffee was roasted) affects the brew of a coffee. What …

E27 | Do You Even Brew?: French Press

April 1st, 2016


 E27 | Do You Even Brew?: French Press

It's time at last that Wes and Jesse tackle the French Press and launch their series on home brewing. This is very experimental, very focused on the brew method, and very …

E26 | So, You Want to Open a Coffee Shop?

March 25th, 2016


E25 | So, You Want to Open a Coffee Shop?

Maybe you, like us, have been to that magical place in your mind while sipping on your favorite coffee at one of your favorite coffee shops. What does it take? What are some …

E25 | Hey You, The Coffee Market Matters!

March 18th, 2016



E25 | Hey You, The Coffee Market Matters!

Wes does most of the talking this episode as Jesse chimes in with general questions about the coffee …

E24 | Specialty Coffee: Quality VS. Experience

March 11th, 2016


E24 | Specialty Coffee: Quality VS. Experience

Weston and Jesse are at it again, that is, the question of, "What exactly IS Specialty Coffee and what does it mean when speaking to quality and experience?" Can you have …

E23 | The Growing Demand For Convenience

March 4th, 2016


We are fortunate to live in a time where convenience is, well, convenient. Advances in Technology allow for complicated tasks of labor and …

E22 | Direct Trade Gone South

February 26th, 2016


E22 | Direct Trade Gone South

What exactly are the pros and cons of direct trade? Could direct trade ever be a bad thing? Wes talks the ups and downs.

E21 | Education And The Market

February 19th, 2016


E21 | Education, The Consumer, And The Market

Wes and Jesse bring a coffee conversation onto the air about coffee education and its influence on consumers'' tastes and their influence on the market.

- Educating the …

E20 | Pulp Fiction

February 12th, 2016


E20 | Pulp Fiction

Wes and Jesse talk about processing. What does washed, natural, and honey-processed even mean? Also, a bit of controversy on the …

E19 | What Is Specialty Coffee?

February 5th, 2016


E19 | What Is Specialty Coffee?

Specialty coffee is arguable the fastest growing trend in the coffee market. But what is it? Jesse and Wes lay out …

E18 | Sonic Seasoning and Perspectives

January 29th, 2016


E18 | Sonic Seasoning and Perspectives

Have you ever wondered, "Why does my coffee smell better than it tastes?" Join us as we discuss Sonic Seasoning, a topic explained by an Oxford researcher and mentioned in a recent …

E17 | All The Hands: El Salvador (Part II)

January 22nd, 2016


All The Hands: El Salvador (Part II)

Thinking Proactively   On a personal level.   On a community-wide level.   On a national level.   Being …

E16 | All The Hands: El Salvador (Part 1)

January 15th, 2016


All The Hands: El Salvador (Part 1)

Join Wes and Jesse as they discuss the Three C's and what this means for El Salvador. This is part 1 of the series "All The Hands: El Salvador."


Daily Coffee News

E15 | Coffee Trends 2016 (NOT BORING)

January 8th, 2016


Coffee Trends 2016

Wes and Jesse discuss coffee trends. Sound boring? No! It's not boring. It is interesting. This is not your average coffee shop conversation. So get your ear buds ready, get your mug in hand, and join …

E14 | Happy New Year 2016!

January 1st, 2016


Happy New Year 2016 

Join Wes and Jesse as they discuss what it means to make coffee goals and resolutions for the new year.

E13 | Christmas Special

December 25th, 2015


Christmas Special

Join Weston and Jesse in the Christmas Special episode of The Coffee Podcast. They clearly had too much eggnog before the episode, but that doesn't stop them from tackling the hard issues faced in the …

E12 | Coffee JAB

December 18th, 2015


The Coffee Podcast is not just a place for friendly brew talk and coffee technique, it is also a place to discuss the trends in the coffee market and the world at large. There is something a'brewin' out in the coffee …

E11 | Coffee Snobs

December 11th, 2015


Episode 11: Coffee Snobs

Jesse and Wes do not hold back on this controversial topic. Why is specialty coffee labelled with this stereotype? How true …

E10 | Holiday Coffee - Don't Be THAT Person

December 4th, 2015


Holiday Coffee

Wes and Jesse tackle what it means to be a humble brewer this season. Get your coffee ready, this may hit a little too close to home.

E9 | Black Coffee Friday

November 27th, 2015


There is plenty to be thankful for - especially in the Coffee World! 

  • Cafés 
  • Baristas
  • Roasters
  • Importers
  • Exporters
  • Producers
  • Coffee Pickers
  • Coffee …

E8 | Coffee Shop Stereotypes

November 20th, 2015


Coffee Shop Stereotypes


That's right, we've dug ourselves a hole by opening the big can of worms that is coffee shop stereotypes. In this episode …

E7 | Coffee Pickers and Grinders

November 13th, 2015


All The Hands

Pickers and Grinders

This is the first episode of "All The Hands" and the topic is coffee pickers. Who picks your coffee? What does the …

E6 | Coffee News v. 1.0

November 6th, 2015


Coffee News

Version 1.0

This is the first Coffee News episode to date on The Coffee Podcast. Weston Peterson and Jesse Hartman take on some major …

E5 | Spooky Coffee

October 30th, 2015


Spooky coffee. It's spooky... it's fun, and sometimes we love it.

E4 | Coffee Basics EXPANDED

October 23rd, 2015


Series: Home-Brewing

Foundations (Expanded)

This is the second episode in a series Wes and I are calling Home-Brewing . This episode covers a lot indeed, but the most important topic covered here is extraction. Do not …

E3 | What's In Your Hopper?

October 16th, 2015


Series: Home-Brewing

What's In Your Hopper?

This is the first episode in a series Wes and I are calling Home-Brewing. This episode takes you through coffee origins and their relationship to tasting notes. While drinking …

E1 | Coffee Basics

October 9th, 2015


In this episode of The Coffee Podcast, Jesse and Wes discuss an overview of coffee and the basics of home brewing.

Topics covered:

  • What is a coffee …

Premiere Episode

October 5th, 2015


We are LIVE!

Thanks for all the support thus far, we are excited to have you along for our first podcast of the series! As mentioned in the episode, please feel free to contact us with feedback and we hope you enjoy.

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