67: Honey Doesn’t Roast Things

Joe and Eric explain why they missed an episode two weeks ago. On vacation at Saint Simons Island, Joe picked up some not-so good craft coffee. How do you know the good from the bad? Also, the guys chat about the Porlex JP-30 hand grinder, and the pros and cons of using this manual approach to your daily grind.

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64: Part of a Balanced Breakfast

Eric and Joe discuss JAB Holding Company taking ownership of Krispy Kreme, what a ‘balanced breakfast’ consists of, and review Joe’s new Baratza Encore conical burr grinder. How does it compare to the popular Bodum Bistro he used for the last two years? What does Eric think of the Baratza Virtuoso? Listen and find out.

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62: Add Its Voice to the Symphony

This week on the show, Eric and I discuss ‘The South - Home of Many a Great Soft Drink Company’. We also talked about white vs. green tea and taste test Counter Culture Coffee’s specialty grade Justina Ramos Bolivian coffee. Also, we want to give a huge shout out to Condesa Coffee. Thanks for the great coffeehouse experience!

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61: Don’t Flush Out Your Lightbulbs

61: Don’t Flush Out Your Lightbulbs

In this episode, we discuss why coffee sometimes upsets your stomach and what you can do to prevent it. Afterward, we review all-American gas station coffee from the local RaceTrac (which might upset your stomach for altogether different reasons.

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60: Hidden Meaning in Every Mug

60: Hidden Meaning in Every Mug

Joe is joined by our special guest, Aaron Dowd, known as ‘The Podcast Dude’ of the Seanwes Network. Aaron recently adopted the AeroPress, but it’s probably not what you're thinking. He uses a blender for mixing in butter and milk, 8 O'Clock coffee beans, and drinks 5+ cups a day. We debate low-cost beans, French press versus AeroPress, additives that can make you crash, the dangers of cold brew and much more.

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58: What Happens in Oz

58: What Happens in Oz

The guys go back to first things: their very own brewing rituals. Joe likes AeroPress, Eric likes Hario V60. And between the two, there’s a dozen other tools they use to perfect their handmade beverages each day. Learn all about their fussy — and sometimes not-so fussy — coffee setups.

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56: Invited to the Wedding

56: Invited to the Wedding

Joe welcomes our special guest, JT Manning from Moscow, Idaho, a former Starbucks’ barista. JT shares details about work life behind the counter, learning about craft coffee, the makeup of his home brewing ritual, and his general opinion of the Starbucks’ barista work experience.

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53: Where Are My Pants?

53: Where Are My Pants?

Eric and Joe tackle three important topics: the secret origins of Mama Darnell’s banana pudding, balancing Joe’s caffeine headaches with sleep deprivation, and review of Chick-fil-A’s regular cup of joe.

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52: The Coffee Kiosk in the Basement

52: The Coffee Kiosk in the Basement

Eric and Joe answer a listener message for how to roast coffee beans at home on the cheap with a popcorn popper, Joe describes the coffee situation at the county courthouse, and they share their general impressions of the reknown moka pot coffee maker (which is often mistakenly called an espresso maker).

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51: The Force That Awakens

51: The Force That Awakens

Eric and Joe answer listeners messages, involving burr grinders, the Chemex coffee maker, and banana pudding. Then, in discussion, the guys share their first impressions of Starbucks’ all-new piping-hot Latte Macchiato. “It’s a latte made using ‘the inverted method’.”

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50: The Face Buzzing Effect

50: The Face Buzzing Effect

For episode #50, Joe is joined by special guest Myke Hurley of the Relay.FM podcast network. They discuss how Myke, a British chap that prefers craft coffee over hot tea, enjoys his fussy coffee brew ritual. They also talk about how they started drinking coffee thanks to sweet beverages at Starbucks, how caffeine affects them, and where they get their fresh coffee beans in the United States and back home in England.

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48: Coffee in the Garden of Eden

48: Coffee in the Garden of Eden

Eric and Joe discuss French presses, what makes them special, why we use them, and why you may want to up your coffee brewing game with one. We consider the coarseness of the grind, water temperature and more in our subjective examination.

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47: GLaDOS Coffee is a Lie Too

47: GLaDOS Coffee is a Lie Too

Is there a tangible difference in craft coffee and what people typically call commodity coffee? Joe and Eric cypher the what’s noticeably different from the roaster’s and enthusiast’s perspectives, because you shouldn’t believe everything written on a bag of GlaDOS’ coffee. Commodity and craft coffee look the same in your cup, but came about completely differently. At the end of the show, the guys recommend some craft roasters that you should check out.

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