Bean Stuff Coffee Podcast
By Bean Stuff
Bean Stuff Coffee PodcastApr 26, 2021
Often the sense of smell is underrated when it comes to coffee. We all know how good coffee smells but many of us do not take the time to truly engage our sense of smell. In this episode, we talk about the sense of smell and how important it is as well as how can start to train ourselves to be better smellers.
In this episode, we talk through some "Unplugged Brewing" methods and give our thoughts on each. These are some great methods for anyone on their coffee journey, whether you are just starting out or have been a coffee snob for a while.
Here is a list of methods we will go through in this episode:Hario V60 Kalita Wave Chemex French Press Aeropress Moka Pot
Do You Have Superpowers?
Ever wondered why things taste so bland? Or do things have too much flavor? In this episode, we discuss what supertasters are and how to tell if you are one too.
Here is a link to the supertaster sheet mentioned in this episode - https://beanstuff.com/episode-54/
Yunnan Coffee, Eric Baden Part 2
Join us for part two of our interview with Eric Baden. Eric has explained the challenges of developing a coffee culture in China as well as the core values of the projects he is involved in. Eric is not only an incredibly talented coffee expert but is a truly passionate leader with a heart for people.
How to connect with Eric:
Coffee Commune - https://www.instagram.com/coffee.commune/
Project 86 + - https://www.instagram.com/project86plus/
From Chemical Engineering to Yunnan Coffee, Eric Baden Part 1
Eric Baden has done a lot. From being a chemical engineering to helping to train and teach people in impoverished areas how to make better coffee and to help create a sustainable living. We were so honored to have him as a guest on the podcast and are excited to share his interview with you. Please be sure to check out the various projects that Eric is involved in (see the links below)
Project 86 - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Agricultural-Service/Project-86-1931586420290840/
Coffee Commune - https://www.instagram.com/coffee.commune/?hl=en
Making an Impact: Running a Social Enterprise in China (Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWbObICrhi8
Short Bio on Eric from Golden Bean - https://www.goldenbean.com/eric-baden/
Ever wondered what milk alternatives are out there to add to your coffee? Which one is the best? How will it affect your coffee? Well, today we test soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk and give you our opinions.
Links from the episode:
Soy - https://www.kroger.com/p/simple-truth-organic-plain-soymilk/0001111042950
Almond - https://www.kroger.com/p/simple-truth-unsweetened-almondmilk/0001111089569
Oat - https://www.kroger.com/p/simple-truth-original-oatmilk-non-dairy-oat-beverage/0001111003844
Oatly Barista - https://www.oatly.com/int/products/oat-drink-barista-edition
Body vs. Clarity
Coming to you from the comfort of our own homes we talk about the difference between clarity and body in your cup of coffee. How do these affect the taste that comes from your coffee and what should you look for?
Coffee Items You Need
In this episode, we talk about some of the common coffee related items that we will always have a place in our cupboard.
Here are some links from the episode:
KoHi Link - https://kohilabs.com/kohi-filter-for-aeropress/
Able Brewing - https://ablebrewing.com/products/disk-coffee-filter
The Truth About Sumatran Coffee
We have all seen the words "Sumatran Coffee" in grocery stores and coffee shops but what do we really know about this country Southeast of India and Northwest of Australia called Sumatra? In this episode, we delve deeper into what makes Sumatran coffee unique to offer some background and history for the next time you take a sip.
Business, coffee expertise and the Chinese coffee industry with Adam Carpenter
Business, coffee expertise, and the Chinese coffee industry. These are all in the wheelhouse of Adam Carpenter. We were honored to have him on our podcast. Adam is a licensed Q grader and has a lot of experience working in the coffee industry all over the world.
Adam's Training Site:
Adam's Free Online Training Video's:
Link to YouTube Video:
Different Coffee Drinks Around the World
Today we look at what different coffee drinks look like around the world. We are all so used to what our local coffee shops offer or what we brew at home but how do others make their coffee? While we will not touch on every single drink out there we hope to bring some coffee drinks from other parts of the world to you.
Here are the drinks we talk about in this episode:Ethiopia: Buna Turkey: Kahve United States: Espresso/Gas station/Iced Coffee Ireland: Irish Coffee Mexico: Café de Olla Vietnam: Egg Coffee Spain: Café Bom-bón France: Café Au Lait China: Yuanyang Italy: Espresso New Zealand/Australian: Long Black/Flatwhite Finland: Kaffeost Greece: Frappe Vietnam: cà phê đá Brasil: Cafe-zinho Austria: Wiener Mélange Germany: Pharisäer Portugal: Mazagran
For more check out www.beanstuff.com
Watch the YouTube video here - https://youtu.be/vRscDuXgL2g
Improving Your Palate With Triangulation
One of the most important things we can do for coffee is to improve our palate. But how do we begin to hone in our sense of taste and ability to describe the flavor? Well... triangulation might just be the answer you've been looking for. Whether you have been in coffee for a while or have just started this is a skill you will want to practice. Join us as we talk about this method and how it can help you become a super taster!
There are quite a few numbers surrounding coffee and caffeine, from stunting your growth to sobering you up. In this episode, we tackle a few of these in hopes of uncovering the truth. So grab a cup of your favorite brew and settle in while we find out what is true and what is not about the caffeine in your coffee.
If we did not talk about a myth you were hoping for or if you think we got it wrong please contact us through the about section of our website - http://beanstuff.com/about-us/
And thank you for listening. If you would like to hear more check out our listen page at www.beanstuff.com/listen or search for us on your favorite podcast app.
Interview with Linsey Fan of RoastLog
Putting the "Q" in Coffee (Intro to Q-Grading)
Quality and coffee are two peas that we want in the same pod. But how can we ensure that the coffee we drink is consistently good? This is where Q-Graders come in. Q-Graders sift through green and roasted coffee to score coffee on its quality. The score given will determine if the coffee is considered "specialty" coffee or not. A score can help farmers understand if their crops are good or if they need some work and can inform roasters on which coffees to buy.
Quality Coffee Institute - https://www.coffeeinstitute.org/
SCAA - http://www.scaa.org/?page=license
Boot Coffee - https://bootcoffee.com/product/q-grader-training-exam/
YouTube video for this episode - https://youtu.be/b5gfVaEkwGw
For more information go to - www.beanstuff.com
Disease Proof Coffee (Kenyan Coffee Varieties)
Can we create coffee plants that resist disease, drought and taste amazing? Well the answer is kind of yes. We take a look at two Kenya coffee varieties, SL28 and Ruiru+Batian. How have they come to exist and why? This is a start but by no means that end as there is so much to coffee varieties.
Link to images from the episode - https://beanstuff.com/episode41/
Arabica vs Robusta episode - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/battle-royale-arabica-vs-robusta-what-are-they-really/id1382928692?i=1000424427542&mt=2
Stumptown coffee varieties article - https://www.stumptowncoffee.com/varieties/
World Coffee Research - https://worldcoffeeresearch.org/
Link to YouTube Video for this episode - https://youtu.be/kGD20yuFIQk
What is milling? Do we need it?
What is milling? Do we need it? Well as it turns out it is very important. This is the process that gets the bean cleaned up and ready to ship out all over the world to be roasted. But how does it get cleaned? Listen up to learn how.
Link to YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/5SAdYbc5RaQ
Find more at www.beanstuff.com
What is Sensory Summit? (with special guests)
"Sensory Summit is a two-day conference designed to educate, inform, and inspire the Specialty Coffee sensory professional." - www.sensorysummit.org
For people in coffee this is an incredible place to learn skills and grow in understanding. In today's episode we talk about it while Paul is in actually down there. Since we had a man on the ground in Sacramento we were also able to talk to other coffee people attending and gain their perspective on the event.
People interviewed in this episode:
Kyle Crawford - @sanfranroaster
Ronaldo Azzi - @azzironaldo
David Waldman - @jdavidwaldman
James Carter - @river_roast_coffee
For more check out www.beanstuff.com
Link to the YouTube Video for this episode - https://youtu.be/eCqeXQVc2Yc
Testing Coffee Substitutes
What if you need something other than coffee? Well, there are coffee substitutes, but how good are they? Today we dive into three coffee substitutes that we found at the store. We look at how good these are compared to the real deal... coffee!
Coffee Substitutes in this episode:
Cafix - https://worldfiner.com/cafix
Pero - https://www.gnc.com/energy-drinks2/110523.html?productId=92830636
Teeccino Dandelion dark roast - https://teeccino.com/product/dandelion-dark-roast-herbal-coffee-tea-bags-2/
Check out more at www.beanstuff.com
Link to YouTube video of this episode - https://youtu.be/O7ab6rKQTXI
Bottled/Canned Coffee Throwdown
There is a lot of variety when it comes to buying bottled or canned coffee at the store. in this episode, we wanted to know if they were any good. Join us while we test some of the common ones we found at our the local grocery store.
In this episode, we look taste test the following canned/bottled coffee:
Peet's Black and White Iced Espresso - https://www.peets.com/coffee/iced-espresso/black-and-white-iced-espresso-12-count
Chameleon Cold Brew Espresso - https://www.chameleoncoldbrew.com/product/ready-to-drink-espresso-10-fl-oz/
La Columbe Draft Latte Mocha - https://www.lacolombe.com/pages/draft-latte
Starbucks Cold Brew Vanilla and Fig with Cream - https://www.starbucks.com/menu/drinks/bottled-drinks/starbucks-bottled-cold-brew-vanilla-and-fig-with-cream
Stumptown Cold Brew - http://www.coldbrew.com/
Stumptown Nitro Cold Brew - http://www.coldbrew.com/
Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee Espresso - https://dunkinanytime.coca-cola.com/products/espresso-iced-coffee/
High Brew Double Espresso - https://www.highbrewcoffee.com/products/double-espresso
For more episodes check out Beanstuff.com and please consider subscribing
Link to YouTube Video of this episode - https://youtu.be/EwE3cTh1w60
Wet Coffee? (Wet Coffee Processing)
There are many unique ways to process coffee. In this episode, we cover the wet process. This process involves cleaning everything off of the bean, removing the cherry and mucilage. Some say this helps deliver a cleaner cup. But how does it actually affect what is in your cup? Dig a little deeper and discover another method for coffee processing.
Other episodes you may also enjoy:
From Cherry to Bean (Coffee Processing Part 1) -https://anchor.fm/beanstuff/episodes/From-Cherry-to-Bean-Coffee-Processing-Part-1-e2ofk0
Dry Processing Continued (Coffee Processing Part 2) - https://anchor.fm/beanstuff/episodes/Dry-Processing-Continued-Coffee-Processing-Part-2-e2rde6
Beginning to look at Coffee Botany - https://anchor.fm/beanstuff/episodes/Beginning-to-look-at-Coffee-Botany-e2henb
Digging in the dirt (Coffee Botany Continued) - https://anchor.fm/beanstuff/episodes/Digging-in-the-dirt-Coffee-Botany-Continued-e2iuqf
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Here is a link to the YouTube video of this episode - https://youtu.be/0EXJuLaF0tY
Jamii Coffee and Kenya with Francis Kungu
“If we can’t touch the farmer, we don’t touch the coffee” - Jamii Coffee. We sit down with Francis of Jamii Coffee. Francis and his team at Jamii Coffee are doing incredible work in Kenya to help coffee growers establish the tools necessary to make coffee farming sustainable with a high level of quality. Their work is helping to secure the future of not only Kenyan coffee farmers but the communities around them.
Jamii Coffee links:
Link to YouTube Video of the episode:
Dry Processing Continued (Coffee Processing Part 2)
In this episode we pick up where we left off in episode 32. We continue to walk through the dry process used to get the coffee bean from the coffee cherry. There is so much in just the processing that can affect the flavor of the what is in your cup. Join us while we continue to dig deeper into one of these methods, the dry method.
If you'd like to listen to the first episode click this link - https://apple.co/2Sos93L
Link to the YouTube video for this episode - https://youtu.be/mUg6WLaQzo0
Christmas Coffee for a Crowd
Christmas means time with family and groups of people we love. But how do we supply good quality coffee to all of these people? Well, have no fear because in this episode we will walk you through the does and don'ts of group coffee. Our goal is to give you the ability to provide top notch coffee to any group.
Technivorm Coffee Maker - https://technivorm.com
12 cup French Press - https://amzn.to/2QGfNr3
Chemex - https://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com
Link to the YouTube Video of this episode - https://youtu.be/lzx5ux9ruJQ
From Cherry to Bean (Coffee Processing Part 1)
Gas Station Coffee Showdown
Gas Stations Tested:
Thank you to Nico and Allison for the suggestion that we taste gas station coffee on the podcast! We had a lot of fun and love making episodes that come from suggestions.
Link to YouTube video of episode - youtu.be/DtbXNSGr-ww
For more go to www.beanstuff.com
Interview with Cole Werfelman
Battle Royale... Arabica vs. Robusta (What are they really?)
Links from the episode:
Coffee Chemistry Pictograph - https://www.compoundchem.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Coffee-chemistry-–-arabica-vs-robusta.png
Coffee Obsession Book - sprudge.com/coffee-obsession-book-square-mile-coffee-anette-moldvaer-57999.html
Link to root structure info graphic - beanstuff.com/episode-29/
Borer Beetle video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKwkj_2Bbhw
Coava Specialty Instant Coffee - shop.coavacoffee.com/collections/coffee/products/voila-specialty-instant-coffee
Link to YouTube video of the episode - youtu.be/Uk4hZ5AcGnM
Digging in the dirt (Coffee Botany Continued)
Here is a link to the images mentioned in this episode - beanstuff.com/episode-28-digging-in-the-dirt/
Link to YouTube video for this episode - youtu.be/AIACe0pS7XI
As always check out beanstuff.com for more
Beginning to look at Coffee Botany
Check out our other episodes at www.beanstuff.com/listen
Video for the episode found here - youtu.be/R5UNQFZG_nw
Starbucks, Dapper & Wise, Coffee Consulting and more with Michael Ryan
Coffee Acidity (Cupping Series Part 5)
Links from the episode:
SCA Cupping form - academy-of-coffee-excellence.myshopify.com/products/cupping-form-sca-and-academy-of-coffee-excellence
YouTube video of the episode - youtu.be/h7hBIOva1zI
Coffee Body (Cupping Series Part 4)
SCA Cupping Form - academy-of-coffee-excellence.myshopify.com/products/cupping-form-sca-and-academy-of-coffee-excellence
YouTube video of the episode - youtu.be/Wjd3MoUAeIo
Coffee Lexicon & The Taster's Wheel (Cupping Series Part 3)
Cupping Procedure (Cupping Series Part 2)
Cupping Coffee Amount Calculation - Cup Size / 150 x 8.5 = Amount of coffee for each cup
SCA Cupping Forms - coffeestrategies.com/coffee-cupping-form/
SCA Cupping Protocol - sca.coffee/research/protocols-best-practices/
Olfactory Smell Image - beanstuff.com/cupping-procedure-episode-22/
YouTube Video link - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcCsi9Inexk
What Is Cupping? (Cupping Series Part 1)
YouTube video link - youtu.be/qQmWYWIwvr4
In the next several episodes we will get into more details on the different aspects of cupping. Please let us know if you have any questions and feel free to reach out on our about page at beanstuff.com/about-us/
We really appreciate that you chose to spend your time listening to our podcast and look forward to share more episodes with you.
Making Coffee With Socks
This is a very versatile method that is also cost effect. We would recommend trying it out if you get the chance.
Here is are some link to get coffee socks:
Brewing with a coffee sock:
Thank you all for being apart of Bean Stuff. This is our 20th episode and we are honored that you listen to us.
Link to the YouTube video for this episode - youtu.be/dcuE2QDRF-I
Talking Espresso with Brandon Luthy
Brandon is currently a barista at Lion Heart Coffee in Beaverton Oregon and has both a rich understanding of coffee as well as a deep passion for it. We are so excited to have him on the show.
We would definitely recommend that you stop by say hi and grab a cup of coffee from Brandon when you can.
Lion Heart Coffee is located at 11421 SW Schools Ferry Rd in Beaverton Oregon.
Monday – Friday: 6am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm
If you have any questions or ideas please reach out to us at beanstuff.com/about-us/ or on Instagram @bean_stuff
Thank you for listening.
What is White Coffee?
Interview with Nick Walton of Flag & Wire
Perfect Coffee Extraction
Some great articles on extraction:
Hand Ground - handground.com/grind/an-intuitive-guide-to-coffee-solubles-extraction-and-tds
Clive Coffee - clivecoffee.com/blogs/learn/how-coffee-extraction-works
Barista Hustle - baristahustle.com/blogs/barista-hustle/coffee-extraction-and-how-to-taste-it
Perfect Daily Grind - www.perfectdailygrind.com/2017/06/coffee-extraction-brewing-concepts/
Ethiopian Coffee with Mike & Emily McIntyre
What they are up to:
Catalyst Coffee Consulting - www.catalystcoffeeconsulting.com
Instagram - @catalyst.coffee (https://www.instagram.com/catalyst.coffee/)
Crema Co. - crema.co/
Instagram - @crema.co (https://www.instagram.com/crema.co/)
Different Espresso Drinks
Drinks mentioned in this episode:
6. Caffe Latte
Chart of coffee drinks - www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/espresso-chart_n_3247215.html
Coffee Obsession (book) - www.amazon.com/Coffee-Obsession-DK/dp/1465419551
Let's Talk Espresso Machines
Wemo Switch - www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F7C027/
Original Espresso Machines - www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-long-history-of-the-espresso-machine-126012814/
Rancilio Espresso Machines - www.ranciliogroup.com/1-Rancilio-Homeline--Silvia
La Cimbali Espresso Machines - www.cimbali.com/
ECM Espresso Machines - www.ecm.de/en/products/espresso-machines/
All About Chemex
Hario Scale - www.hario.jp/pickup.html
Acaia Scale- acaia.co/collections/coffee-scales
Chemex - www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/
Able Kone Filter - ablebrewing.com/products/kone-coffee-filter
Kone Brewing Video - vimeo.com/93412495
Pour Over Kettles - amzn.to/2JpRR2y
Stagg Pour Over Kettle - fellowproducts.com/shop/stagg/
Great Article on Chemex - www.perfectdailygrind.com/2015/05/chemex-the-history-brewing-guide/
Coffee As Medicine
Caffeine chart- neurobonkers.com/2012/06/19/where-does-your-energy-drink-fall-on-the-caffeine-spectrum-and-does-that-taurine-actually-do-anything/
How to Taste Coffee
Coffee Tasters Wheel - notbadcoffee.com/flavor-wheel-en/
Coffee Tasting Notebook - www.33books.com/products/33-coffees
Acaia Brewing Apps - acaia.co/pages/apps
Angels Cup App - angelscup.com/coffee-app