Portafilter Podcast for Coffee Professionals and Fanatics
Summary: Part of Portafilter.net, a blog by and for coffee professionals. This podcast is a look inside the seedy world of the new generation of specialty coffee professionals: baristas, roasters, etc. If you're a barista, coffee professional, or if you're a coffee-lover who's ready for the "red pill," take a listen. Hosted by Nicholas Cho from "murky coffee," Washington DC, and Jay Caragay from "Jay's Shave Ice and Hawaiian Coffee" in Timonium, Maryland. Summary last modified 8/21/2005.
A straight-from-the-horse's-mouth interview with Getachew Mengistie, Director General of the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office in Addis Ababa, regarding the Ethiopian coffee origin names issue that's been in the press and on the blogs. It was a huge honor and privilege to have the gentleman at the core of the issue on the PF.net microphone. For more information about licensing agreements with Ethiopia, write Director General Getachew directly. The email address will be published at portafilter.net.
With Katie Carguilo in the back seat, Nick and Jay are P.W.D. (podcasting while driving). Topics include: Visit with Lindsay and Matt from Canada, Aida Batlle, the unnerving world of espresso blend development, a rant on coffee-blogs, and a non-update on PF2007.
An insightful conversation with the directors, cinematographers, and producers of the documentary film, "Black Gold - The Movie," Mr. Nick Francis and Mr. Mark Francis, along with Counter Culture Coffee Director of Coffee, Mr. Peter Giuliano. Check out their website at www.blackgoldmovie.com. The best part of this chat is that it becomes a true dialogue, not just an interview.
A shorter-than-normal show, but a definite eye-opener... and I certainly don't mean the political and tabloid jibber-jabber at the beginning. The highlight of this show is an illuminating call with Ken Nye, of Ninth Street Espresso in New York City, on the NY coffee scene, real estate, Martha Stewart, and the most bad-ass, ass-backwards way to grow a coffee business. I almost called this show "Our penises are small."
When Zoka's Director of Coffee, Trish Skeie, gets stuck in Washington DC en route to Brazil, what do you do? Answer: break out the microphones! Discussion topics: Why is Trish on the show, news and notes, skate board decks are cool, live audio from the NWRBC awards ceremony, recapping the SERBC, Portafilter 2007, the Celebrity-Barista discussion, and a little five dollar wager. Imagine that: another 2-plus hour podcast.
A fascinating and insightful chat with Bryant Simon, Director of American Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, who is working on a book about Starbucks Coffee. Enjoy the first stereo podcast we've uploaded.
From murky arlington. Calls in to Matt Milletto, American Barista and Coffee School about the NWRBC, a "mystery guest" from overseas, and Cindy Chang, Counter Culture Coffee, about the SERBC. The Cho Challenge. Milk. Weak coffee by choice? Random news bits, and a great chat with Jennifer Mulchandani, murky coffee barista and proprietor of Village Buzz Coffee and Tea, Arlington, VA (to open in 2009-or-something) about opening her shop (someday).
From Chestnut Hill Coffee, 8620 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19118, USA. A couple of words regarding Nick's rant on the last podcast, followed by a lovely chat with Mr. John Hornall, of Chestnut Hill Coffee, Philadelphia, PA, about his take on Seattle coffee history, barista competitions, baby strollers, the barista craft, advances in espresso, and buy-ten-get-one-free. An amazingly insightful chat with one of Seattle's coffee legends.
From Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA, Stately Caragay Manor. Discussion topics: News and calendar, other coffee podcasts, email bag, "The Cup of Excellence and the NCA" article by Susie Spindler on the front page of CoffeeGeek.com, Mark Prince = Rush Limbaugh, and coffeeshops that are so expensive that they're not supposed to make money.
From Timonium, Maryland, USA, Jay's Shave Ice International Headquarters. Discussion topics: Tribute to Ward Barbee (1938-2006), publisher and founder of Fresh Cup Magazine, including a phone call with Julie Beals, Fresh Cup's editor. Also, news and notes, mailbag, Billy Wilson's podcast, What's Peter Giuliano Thinking About Today? a conversation about porn, restaurant coffee roasters, and the etiquette for visiting coffeeshops. Also, a special appendix at the end of the show.
From the Piazza della Repubblica, Florence (Firenze), Italy. Special co-hosts: Mark Prince (CoffeeGeek.com) and Andrew Barnett (Ecco Caffe). Nick and his traveling companions recap the excursion through Switzerland and Italy. A continuation of a CoffeeGeek Podcast (soon, hopefully, to be released at CoffeeGeek.com).
LIVE on Skypecast. Call-in's from around the globe.
From Jay's Shave Ice, Timonium, Maryland, with Katie Carguilo, General Manager, murky coffee arlington. Jay and Nick go on and on about Sanford and Son, Geoff Watts in the New York Times, Nick asks for help from the pf.net listeners, a special coffee tasting, Peter Giuliano rocks the house, Trish Skeie's live parallel parking, a little contest, and we finish up with a chat about branding.
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