Cody the Coffee GuyMar 28, 2022
A Follow-up on Cup Zero with Michael Cyr
Last April, I spoke with Michael Cyr about his early-stage startup, Cup Zero, an innovative solution to cut down on disposable cups. In this episode, nearly a year later, I meet with Michael again to hear about the progress that Cup Zero has made. Listen in to hear about the launch of their app and how they have scaled from beta to onboarding fourteen shops in just a short time, all while dealing with the hurdles of a pandemic.
The Buzz Coffee & Cafe with Jasmine Branum
In this episode, I meet Jasmine Branum, co-owner of The Buzz Coffee & Cafe and Better Batter Waffles. Jasmine has the true heart of an entrepreneur. Listen in to hear the story of how she took over The Buzz Coffee & Cafe and navigated the difficult transition of bringing her vision for the business to life. You can check out the cafe here. THE BUZZ COFFEE AND CAFE – Where people are inspired by coffee – be woke. stay buzzed.
Follow-up with Cold Brew Consultant Randy Anderson
Randy and I had a great time discussing cold brew on our last episode, so I decided to invite him back for a second to dig a little deeper into the future of cold brew. You can reach Randy at https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-anderson-a4842276?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BXtrB2t3SQaCb69Mb0g1EEA%3D%3D
The Future of Cold Brew with Randy Anderson
In this episode, I discuss the cold brew coffee industry with Randy Anderson. Randy is a top consultant in the cold brew space who specializes in brewing and packaging technology. I was blown away by Randy's knowledge. This was a really fun talk. To those who have an interest in entering the cold brew business, you can reach Randy here. https://www.linkedin.com/in/randy-anderson-a4842276?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BiFWL6myhRcG01ibMBsJcuA%3D%3D
James Oliver Coffee Company with David Shock
In this episode, I am joined by David Shock, co-owner of James Oliver Coffee Company. Listen in to hear the story of how David and his wife Miranda took on the challenge of taking over Miranda's father's coffee business and moving it across country from New Hampshire to Detroit. This was a really fun interview, and I got to learn a little about how Miranda's father, James Oliver, was an early pioneer in really taking specialty coffee quality to the next level through the use of technology and carefully controlled processes. You can check out the James Oliver Coffee Company here. Our Story — James Oliver Coffee Co.
Perfecto Coffee with Bruce Long
In this episode, I am joined by Bruce Long, founder of Perfecto Coffee. Bruce's story is amazing. After serving 15 years as a marine, he launched Perfecto Coffee to provide high quality coffee kiosks to locations like large offices or campuses. The problem was, he launched it in February of 2020. Most probably would have walked away from such a young business facing the challenges that the pandemic brought when the whole business model was turned upside down. But Bruce didn't do that. Instead, he pivoted. And now he's coming out stronger for it. Listen in to find out how Bruce navigated Perfecto Coffee through the chaos that the pandemic brought. You can check out Perfecto Coffee here. Perfection In Every Cup - Perfecto Coffee Inc. | Mobile Coffee Solution
David Page - Creator of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Author of Food Americana
In this episode, we expand a little beyond coffee and talk American cuisine and the post-COVID food industry with David Page, creator of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We also discuss David's new book, Food Americana and hear a couple of his stories from his days in journalism. You can learn more about Food Americana at his Facebook page here. (2) Food Americana | Facebook
Coffee and Gaming with Matt French of FPS Coffee
In this episode, I talk with Matt French, founder of FPS Coffee. Matt is passionate about two things, gaming and coffee. He personally has set aside the typical chemical filled energy drinks that are popular in the gaming community and is going with top quality coffee for his gaming energy needs. Through FPS Coffee, he aims to redefine how gamers are staying energized. You can check them out here. Premium Coffee | FPS Coffee
Cup Zero with Michael Cyr
In this episode, I meet Michael Cyr, co-founder of Cup Zero, an ambitious startup looking to tackle the waste problem that comes with disposable cups. Check them out here: Cup Zero. I learned a lot in recording this episode including some very unfortunate truths about why simply recycling isn't enough.
The Kawa Project
In this episode I meet Aaron Feigelman, founder of The Kawa Project, a new business focused on upcycling used coffee grounds to produce a variety of products such as vegetable oil alternatives, candles, soaps and skincare products . You can learn more about The Kawa Project, their mission, and their products here. Home (thekawaproject.com)
Paper Moon Coffee & Coffee Housing with Wendy Warren
In this episode I sit down with Wendy Warren, founder of Paper Moon Coffee and Coffee Housing, the non-profit dedicated to affordable housing for baristas. Listen in to learn about the challenges that have faced cafes over the course of the pandemic and the steps that Paper Moon has taken to overcome those challenges. We also dig into the struggles that come with the housing market in Silicon Valley and how Wendy hopes to tackle those problems for those working in the coffee industry.
You can check out Paper Moon Coffee and Coffee Housing in the links below.
In just a few short years Thunder Coffee went from a pop-up coffee cart to a coffee shop, roastery, and cold brew wholesaler. Listen in to hear their story as I sit down with Dexter Dutton, roaster and co-founder of Thunder Coffee. You can also learn more about them in the link below.
Attention zombie lovers! We found your coffee! In this episode, we get to learn about the new coffee startup out of Pittsburgh, Zombie Koffee. Plus, the owner, Seth, is offering a special shipping discount to all of our listeners. Use this link to check them out and get that special deal! https://zombiekoffee.com/discount/Cody
P6 Coffees with Wago Figueira
In this episode, I am joined by Wago Figueira, founder of P6 Coffees. Listen in as we dive into an inside look at the coffee industry in Brazil and how P6 Coffees is adding transparency to the supply chain in order to promote sustainability and better compensation for producers. Learn more about P6 Coffees here. P6 Coffees | Responsible Coffee Sourcing
The Coffee Ride
Fresh roasted coffee delivered by bike. Does it get any cooler than that? In this episode I have the pleasure of talking with Josh Crane, founder of The Coffee Ride. This is a great episode for anyone who is thinking about getting into the coffee roasting industry as we cover Josh's early start into his business, how he developed the community around his brand, and how he structures his day by day activities in running the business. This one was a lot of fun.
Paper Plane Coffee
In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Jonathan Echeverry, owner of Paper Plane Coffee. Listen in to hear us discuss Jonathan's vast coffee experience from his family's coffee farms to founding Paper Plane Coffee. We also dive into the challenges that COVID 19 has brought, and how Paper Plane tackled these challenges.
Salvador Sanchez and A Cup of Common Wealth
In this episode, I talk with Salvador Sanchez, owner of A Cup of Common Wealth, Magic Beans Coffee Roasters, and Chocolate Holler. We had a couple audio issues in this one, but bare with us. Salvador has a very interesting story and shares with us how he was introduced to coffee, how he picked his first shop location, and how he has managed his business through the difficulties that came with the 2020 pandemic.
TK Coffee and Commodities
In this episode Tom Kilty of TK Coffee and Commodities dig into green coffee buying. Tom has decades of experience in the coffee space and knows how to connect roasters with the best coffee bean sources.
For this episode, I had the opportunity to interview Rob Bathe, founder of one of my personal favorite coffee brands, Folly Coffee.
In this opening episode of the Cody the Coffee Guy podcast, I have the opportunity to talk to Don Mastrangelo, founder of what I believe is going to be one of the next big coffee franchises, Parlay Cafe. Parlay Cafe takes a unique approach to combining the traditional coffee shop with with co-working space for remote and traveling workers.