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.
In this episode, we chat with Gino Corrales. Gino has a culinary background, but has been a professional coffee roaster for the past 10 years. Gino is also a homebrewer who loves experimenting, so we discussed Fall beers, specifically pumpkin ales as well as adding coffee to beers and the best way to do so.
Episode 24 – State of the Brewnion is a short episode where we recap some recent happenings, make some requests for call-ins and guests and discuss a couple cold brew cocktails. We’re hoping to get an episode about cold brew cocktails going soon.