We’re joined again by GhostlyRoaster in Part II of our discussion on home roasting machines. In this episode, we discuss DIY, or homemade roasting machines. We discuss the hows and the whys of building your own home coffee roaster.
In this episode, we’re join by Kyle, The Ghostly Roaster, who is an avid at home coffee roaster to discuss the different levels of at home coffee roasting equipment available. Roasting coffee at home has never been easier than it is today
In this episode, Cary and Brendan give a review their first time cold brewing tea in one of the Cold Brew Avenue cold brew systems. Historically brewing coffee in their systems, they found the results in cold brewing tea to be very pleasing.
In this episode, host Brendan Hanson is joined by 2-time U.S. Barista Champion Heather Perry and 2-time Brewers Champion Todd Goldsworthy from Klatch Coffee Company to discuss the award winning Klatch cold brew that took home 1st place in the 2016 Anaheim Coffee Fest America’s Best Cold Brew Competition.
Today we talk with Lisle Head from Fusion Cold Brew in Costa Rica. Lisle is a California native who became a Costa Rican resident after a 2 week trip opened his eyes to the “pura vida” way of life. We chat with Lisle about starting up a cold brew coffee company in a region and market that isn’t necessarily known for enjoying “good coffee”.
Today we talk with Katy Stevens from N7 Cafe in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In this episode, we discuss the ever popular “Pumpkin Spice” coffee, but this version is nitro rather than latte. We also discuss the potential to create a Christmas time flavored nitro coffee using peppermint and candy canes.
In this episode, we fire up our newly acquired Gene Cafe CBR-101 Home Coffee Roaster and we roast our very first batch of green coffee beans! We put the small home roaster to work roasting about a half pound of Colombia Supremo “La Valle Verde” green beans. And of course, as we were waiting for the beans to go through the roasting process, we enjoyed a couple beers along the way.
Today we talk butter coffee with Chad Galbreath from Coffee Blocks. If you haven’t directly heard of “butter coffee”, you’ve likely heard of it called by the heavily marketed name “Bulletproof Coffee”. Chad is one of the owners of Coffee Blocks a company who makes an instant butter coffee in handy to-go packets.
As long as we’ve been working with draft coffee, and more specifically, nitro coffee we’ve heard just about every question there is out there. However, one question we rarely get, if ever, is “What is the best glass to use for nitro coffee?” So why is it that the glass is often overlooked? A large part of the reason is that nitro coffee is still very “new” in the grand scheme of things, and the cup or glass is often the last thing that is considered. The biggest point of concern is the cascade effect and achieving the nitro head.
So I ask you…. Does the glass even matter? The answer of course, is YES. Look at all the different types of glasses for the different styles of beers. Look at the different types of glasses for the different styles of wines. The type of glass that you use can do a lot for the taste, smell and in nitro coffee’s case the appearance and presentation of your drink.
In this episode we review some of the different options when it comes to glasses and we discuss the best options and some of the not so good options when it comes to glassware for serving your nitro coffee. We also briefly discuss CoffeeFest and the inaugural America’s Best Cold Brew Competition.
If you are ever traveling through the area you’ll naturally want to find a great coffee shop in Boise, Idaho. But one of the best is not actually IN Boise – at least not all the time. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Café Mulé, an incredible coffee service that is focused exclusively on providing cold brew draft coffee for hikers on the trails around Boise, Idaho. The creators of Café Mulé had an amazing idea and kept working until they made it happen. Today I’m chatting with Matty and Andrea of Café Mulé about their unique approach to coffee, hiking, and the combination of the two.