Show Notes This episode talks about some great coffees available this summer, a new Barista outreach program from the Cup of Excellence, and a feature interview with Carl Sara.
00:00 Start 00:45 Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters 03:29 World Barista Championship Recorded Streams 05:58 Great Coffees in the Summer Intro 06:37 Mainstream Media backlash against "culinary" coffee 07:41 Fox Business Video of Matt Milletto handling dump talking heads well 09:12 Chicago Tribune Article about Intelligentsia ending 20oz coffee sizes 12:29 Commodity / Utility Coffee and Culinary Coffee can co-exist 16:38 Consumers who like culinary coffee - less than 20%? 19:51 Breaking down the top 20% of coffee drinkers 25:38 The iced espresso debate 30:10 Commodity coffee and culinary coffee have their place. 32:27 Cup of Excellence Barista Program 37:43 Great Coffees for July and August! 38:08 Esmeralda Microlot Batch 8 from Counter Culture Coffee 39:40 Summer Solstace Blend and Kenya Gauriri Auction lot from Intelligentsia Coffee 41:17 Kenya AA Ruiru Auction Lot from Batdorf and Bronson 42:23 Sumatra Blue Batak Peaberry from Great Plains Coffee Roasters 43:55 Sponsored by 49th Parallel Roasters 44:16 Next episode - exclusive reviews of 49th Parallel Coffees 45:07 Interview with Carl Sara 1:22:29 Show Wrapup
Matt_D Senior Member Joined: 27 Oct 2007 Posts: 24 Location: Virginia Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Sun Aug 10, 2008, 9:31am Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
Mark! Thanks a lot!
You mentioned that doing the podcast was great, however the editing seems to have caused you more stress. This un-edited podcast (and Im about 1/2 way through, is fantastic! No need to edit. I enjoy the honesty that the occasional "um" or what-have-you rings to the mix.
Posted Sun Aug 10, 2008, 5:15pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
As someone that also listened to the pf.net podcasts, I don't think your podcast went long or felt sloppy ,because you didn't edit, at all. Just get em out to your eager fans please! To hear the coffeegeek himself admit that he uses coffee, even just occassionally, as a caffeine delivery device is, to be honest, shocking. You get the finest coffees out there for free! I would like to think that if I had that privilage, I'd feel obligated to enjoy my coffee every time. Maybe I'm over reacting. But that was shocking.
Man likes to play chess. Let's get him some rocks.
Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008, 5:56pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
Thanks for another terrific podcast, Mark. Your efforts at making my long morning drive way more interesting that usual are truly appreciated!
I didn't fine the "raw" podcast to be a problem at all. Speaking for myself (and hopefully a lot of others), I'm thoroughly willing trade the perfectly edited broadcast in exchange for more frequent ones. You did say you could pump out one every week, right?! ;)
Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008, 11:26pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
I didn't fine the "raw" podcast to be a problem at all. Speaking for myself (and hopefully a lot of others), I'm thoroughly willing trade the perfectly edited broadcast in exchange for more frequent ones.
laurajane Senior Member Joined: 19 Feb 2007 Posts: 23 Location: Ottawa, Ontario Expertise: Pro Barista
Posted Wed Aug 13, 2008, 5:15pm Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
The COE Barista program sounds great though it's just in the womb. More and more I'm falling in love with the fact that this industry links people from all over the world. At the same time though, there's a disconnect that cannot be avoided unless there are opportunities to go and meet farmers and producers, see the harvest, and experience origin.
I'm finding that with me competing, I'm getting asked a lot of questions from customers about the competition format, but also why compete? Why become a professional barista? What does that mean exactly?
Programs like this potential COE barista program could be a stepping stone for further education of cupping skills (we can't all go to an SCAA course) and it could further professional and personal development for baristas, not to mention form and strengthen bonds between the people farming the coffee and the people preparing the cup for the customer.
If the price was affordable ($60CDN/yr maybe?) and there was some sort of regular communication (newsletter, forum, course offerings) and it was accessible to many cities in many countries, I'm sure it would be a success :)
Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008, 10:40am Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
Please Mark, you are very good at articulating yourself and the "raw" podcast was great. I'm begging you, skip editing and put out more podcasts. I was a "newbie" about 1-1/2 years ago. I learned most of what I know about coffee from your podcasts. I would listen to you day after day as I started from the begining and listened through each and every podcast you had out. I felt like I had made a friend. When I was done, I waited eagerly for the next one. Every day I would check and the podcast would not be there. Mark Prince has just vanished from my life. I lost my friend. And then you came. But it was just a tease for you left again, for a long time. Please, stop teasing us Mark Prince, give to us raw, give it to us now!
Posted Thu Aug 21, 2008, 8:03am Subject: Re: CoffeeGeek Podcast 064 - Carl Sara Rocks
Mark...thanks again for a wonderful podcast. Just ordered the Kenyan from Batdorf & Bronson. Here's my 2 cents...skip out the editing process man! The quality was still great and I'd much rather get more podcasts than edited ones. Editing sucks anyway.
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