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Bean Stuff Coffee Podcast

Bean Stuff Coffee Podcast

By Bean Stuff

Coffee is the fuel for our modern society. Join Paul Allen, a coffee roaster of 20 years, published coffee writer, quality grader and general coffee snob along with Reed Allen as they discuss coffee and bring in others from the industry. Whether you want to deepen your understanding of coffee or are just starting your coffee journey we have something to share with you.
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Unplugged Brewing

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.

Jul 24, 202123:34
Unplugged Brewing

Unplugged Brewing

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
Apr 26, 202124:24
Do You Have Superpowers?
Feb 01, 202117:14
Yunnan Coffee, Eric Baden Part 2
Jan 19, 202125:44
From Chemical Engineering to Yunnan Coffee, Eric Baden Part 1
Jan 01, 202122:41
Milk Alternatives
Jun 08, 202019:32
Body vs. Clarity

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?

May 30, 202021:07
Coffee Items You Need

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 -

Able Brewing -

Feb 12, 202026:20
The Truth About Sumatran Coffee

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. 

Nov 25, 201921:28
Business, coffee expertise and the Chinese coffee industry with Adam Carpenter
Apr 30, 201937:02
Different Coffee Drinks Around the World
Mar 24, 201918:30
Improving Your Palate With Triangulation
Mar 18, 201920:01
Coffee Myths
Mar 11, 201920:15
Interview with Linsey Fan of RoastLog
Mar 01, 201938:11
Putting the "Q" in Coffee (Intro to Q-Grading)
Feb 22, 201933:35
Disease Proof Coffee (Kenyan Coffee Varieties)
Feb 15, 201923:15
What is milling? Do we need it?
Feb 08, 201925:08
What is Sensory Summit? (with special guests)

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." - 

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

Link to the YouTube Video for this episode -

Feb 01, 201926:60
Testing Coffee Substitutes
Jan 25, 201924:45
Bottled/Canned Coffee Throwdown
Jan 18, 201931:37
Wet Coffee? (Wet Coffee Processing)
Jan 11, 201929:46
Jamii Coffee and Kenya with Francis Kungu
Jan 04, 201920:29
Dry Processing Continued (Coffee Processing Part 2)
Dec 28, 201833:37
Christmas Coffee for a Crowd
Dec 21, 201828:06
From Cherry to Bean (Coffee Processing Part 1)
Dec 14, 201825:30
Gas Station Coffee Showdown
Dec 07, 201824:59
Interview with Cole Werfelman

Interview with Cole Werfelman

Cole Werfelman is a friend and well accomplished coffee professional. We were honored to sit down with her and catch up with all that she is doing. Between working at Elevator Coffee & Commons and traveling with Rancilio she is dismantling roasters and working with Pacific Foods. Cole has great insight and knowledge from first hand experience and working hard in the coffee industry. Instagram: Cole Werfelman - Elevator Coffee & Commons - @elevatorcc Rancilio - @rancilio.usa SCA - @specialtycoffeeassociation Buckman's - @buckmancoffeefactory Elevator Coffee & Commons 1033 Se Main St. Portland, OR 97214 Hours: M-F 7am - 5pm, SS 8am - 3pm Link to watch the episode on Youtube -
Nov 30, 201834:16
Battle Royale... Arabica vs. Robusta (What are they really?)
Nov 23, 201841:25
Digging in the dirt (Coffee Botany Continued)
Nov 16, 201829:06
Beginning to look at Coffee Botany
Nov 09, 201831:58
Starbucks, Dapper & Wise, Coffee Consulting and more with Michael Ryan

Starbucks, Dapper & Wise, Coffee Consulting and more with Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan has done a lot. He has worked as a barista for Starbucks, roasted coffee at Dapper & Wise, obtained his Q grader's license, become a green coffee buyer and is now adding coffee consulting to his repertoire. Not only is Michael extremely knowledgeable about coffee and influential in the industry but he is also a great person. We were honored to sit down with Michael at Dapper & Wise to chat about his story and coffee. Please check out what Michael is doing at Dapper & Wise and Threadbare Coffee. (Links below) Dapper & Wise: Instagram - @dapperandwise Twitter - @dapperandwise Facebook - Threadbare Coffee: Instagram - @threadbarecoffee Check out a full video of our interview here- For more details go to
Nov 02, 201847:03
Coffee Acidity (Cupping Series Part 5)
Oct 26, 201842:36
Coffee Body (Cupping Series Part 4)
Oct 19, 201840:04
Coffee Lexicon & The Taster's Wheel (Cupping Series Part 3)

Coffee Lexicon & The Taster's Wheel (Cupping Series Part 3)

It is important when tasting coffee for us to all be on the same page. This is why both the Sensory Lexicon and the Coffee Tasters Wheel exist. Join as we describe how these are useful and how to use them practically when tasting coffee. Through these tools, we can speak a common language while expanding the flavors we use to describe our coffee. Sensory Lexicon (it's FREE) - Interactive Taster's Wheel - SCA Taster's Wheel - FlavorActiv Sensory Kits - YouTube Video Link -
Oct 12, 201840:23
Cupping Procedure (Cupping Series Part 2)
Oct 05, 201840:58
What Is Cupping? (Cupping Series Part 1)

What Is Cupping? (Cupping Series Part 1)

The first in our series on cupping where we look at cupping in general and give an overview of what it is and how it can be used by professionals or at home.

YouTube video link -

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

We really appreciate that you chose to spend your time listening to our podcast and look forward to share more episodes with you.
Sep 28, 201843:28
Making Coffee With Socks
Sep 21, 201832:12
Talking Espresso with Brandon Luthy
Sep 14, 201841:16
What is White Coffee?

What is White Coffee?

White coffee is not just regular black coffee with a lot of milk. We explore what white coffee is, discuss the hype around it and reveal some facts about it. This is a topic that peaked our interest and is something you should try. Our Youtube video of this podcast - Sweet Maria's video on white coffee -
Sep 07, 201837:28
Interview with Nick Walton of Flag & Wire

Interview with Nick Walton of Flag & Wire

Nick Walton is the co-owner of Flag & Wire, a Q Grader, coffee roaster, entrepreneur, business owner and a friend. We are so honored to share our conversation with Nick Go check out Flag & Wire and grab a cup of coffee Open daily from - 7am - 3pm 755 Northeast Alpine Avenue, Suite 100, McMinnville, Oregon 97128 Instagram: @nickwalton - @flagandwire - Facebook - Website -
Aug 31, 201847:45
Perfect Coffee Extraction
Aug 24, 201840:06
Ethiopian Coffee with Mike & Emily McIntyre
Aug 17, 201835:40
Different Espresso Drinks
Aug 10, 201838:38
Let's Talk Espresso Machines
Aug 03, 201835:46
Brazilian Coffee

Brazilian Coffee

Take a journey to Brazil with us and discover what Brazilian coffee is like.
Jul 27, 201835:06
All About Chemex
Jul 20, 201841:13
Coffee As Medicine
Jul 13, 201833:34
How to Taste Coffee
Jul 06, 201833:01
Supermarket Coffee

Supermarket Coffee

In this episode we talk about how to increase your chances of finding quality coffee at your local supermarket. It is possible and we want to help give you the best chance to find a new favorite coffee.
Jun 29, 201836:24
Roasting Coffee at Home - Featuring Tim Almquist

Roasting Coffee at Home - Featuring Tim Almquist

In this episode we talk about roasting coffee at home with our special guest Tim Almquist.
Jun 22, 201836:01
Camping With Coffee

Camping With Coffee

Can you go camping and still enjoy excellent coffee? In this episode we talk about how to make great coffee while you camp. No more stressing about what the coffee will be like while you are out in nature.
Jun 16, 201832:21
Can You Store Coffee?

Can You Store Coffee?

In this episode we talk about how to store coffee and if you even should. Can you get better coffee just by storing it properly?
Jun 13, 201831:02
History of Coffee

History of Coffee

We begin to explore and understand where coffee came from.
Jun 01, 201835:27
The Mystery of Decaf Coffee

The Mystery of Decaf Coffee

We decode the mystery of how decaf coffee is made as well as talk about its quality and flavor
May 25, 201839:37
Does the Grinder Matter?

Does the Grinder Matter?

In this episode we talk about how important a grinder is when making good coffee.
May 19, 201833:10
The Perfect French Press

The Perfect French Press

We dig into what makes up the perfect French Press
May 09, 201830:60