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.
On many of our previous episodes, we have alluded to many of the similarities that we see between the craft beer and cold brew coffee industry. On today’s episode, thanks to the help of an article on Perfect Daily Grind (Craft Beer & Specialty Coffee… More Similar Than You Realize), we get into a discussion outlining some of the similarities between the craft beer and the craft coffee industry.
In today’s episode, we once again chat with Denet Lewis from Beans N Barbells and we get schooled on coffee and the coffee plant a bit. We discuss the optimal location for growing coffee, the best climates and what really makes a coffee plant “tick”.
Today, we’re joined by Eric Johnson from Trident Coffee in San Diego. Prior to the show, we sampled about 8-10 different cold brews with Eric, so if we’re talking fast… that’s why. Eric stopped by the “studio” to catch up since his last visit when he joined us on Episode 10 where we talked about the importance of branding and some of the health benefits of cold brew. Then, Eric’s brother Matt joined us in Episode 12 to talk about the not-sexy, but very important topic of cleaning and sanitation and the importance of it.
We also select a new winner for the All-In-One Countertop Nitro Coffee Fridge… we’re really hoping that we get to give this away this time! We read discuss the new Dictionary.com definition of ‘cold brew‘.
Trident is planning to open up their cafe in mid-June to start serving on draft. In the meantime, make sure to check them out online at TridentCoffee.com
This is the 3rd and final episode of our series about cold brewing in shared spaces. In this episode, we’re joined by Jason Gershowitz from Coffee Counselor in Baltimore Maryland. We discuss cold brewing in a shared kitchen environment and all of the pros that come along with that. As the third episode in the series about cold brewing in shared spaces, we’ve learned that the pros far outweigh any cons that may come with brewing in a shared space.
If you’re looking for the previous episodes in the series, you can find them here:
- Part 1 with N7 Cafe and Forage from Eau Claire, WI
- Part 2 with Cafe Mule from Boise, ID who moved from donut shop to brewery
The release of our CoffHe video for April Fools yielded some great responses and a few negative responses. We read them all… while enjoying a nice tall glass of CoffHe.
CoffHe | Helium Infused Coffee (Trailer)
CoffHe | Helium Infused Coffee (Full Video)
Our one year anniversary episode was quick and dirty. We talk cold brew methods and terminology, we select a winner for the All-In-One Countertop Nitro Coffee Kegerator and we announce our new project – CoffHe. And of course, we enjoy a beer. Today, we have a homebrew called Ah Little Scotch in There, label artwork below.
In this episode, we’re joined by Matt Bishop from Café Mulé out of Boise, Idaho to discuss cold brewing in shared spaces. Many bakers, caterers and others in the food prep industry use shared kitchen spaces for making their products, and with the increased popularity of cold brew coffee, shared kitchen spaces have become a source for cold brew coffee companies to produce their coffee in. Matt’s approach with Café Mulé was a little bit different – they initially used space inside the kitchen of a local donut shop, and now, they are sharing space inside their local brewery.
In today’s episode, we talk with 2 of the 3 founders of Station Cold Brew based out of Toronto, Canada. We’re joined by Mitchell Stern and Mike Roy – Mitchell is the marketing guy, Mike is the brewer and Steve (who wasn’t able to join us) is the business guy. Together, the 3 of them have put cold brew on the map in Canada.
In this episode, we’re joined by Katy Stevens from N7 Cafe and Trish Cummings from Forage, both are based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. N7 is primarily a mobile based coffee company and Forage is a shared kitchen space where small business owners can rent space to produce their goods.