In today’s episode, we’re joined by John Aitchinson from Tavern Service Company. In addition to owning the Tavern Service Company, John is also a BJCP beer judge and the VP of the Maltose Falcons (the longest running homebrew club in the US). Our conversation explores the world of beer judging, brewers guilds and homebrew clubs and we touch on how some of these ideas and organizations would be beneficial in the coffee world.
On today’s episode, we’re joined by Aaron and Brendan from Filament Coffee out of Perth, Australia. We talk about the cold brew scene in Australia as well as starting a small business on the side while working a other jobs. This episode is the first in our Australian Cold Brew Series.
Well, if you’ve listened to the show for awhile, you’ve heard this episode teased a few times over the past year. The day has finally come. We’re taste testing some year old cold brew that we made back on May 21, 2016. We’re tasting a couple days early since it’s only May 18 at the time of this recording, but we just couldn’t wait any longer. The suspense has been killing us.
In today’s episode discuss the ever-important topic of cleaning and sanitizing cold brew equipment and cold brew draft systems. Using many of the same principles as the beer industry, cleaning and sanitizing cold brew equipment should be a routine step for all those who are making cold brew. As cold brew becomes more and more popular, the process of cleaning and sanitizing cold brew equipment will become more important than it has ever been. Additionally, cleaning and sanitizing equipment is going to help cold brewers produce a more consistent product.
Today, we catch up with Blake Widmer from Deaf Can! Coffee in Jamaica – a not-for-profit venture seeking to engage, equip and empower Deaf youth. Blake joined us way back on episode 7 to talk about their non-profit venture and since then, they’ve expanded and grown into new products and new markets.