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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.
Hand grinders are often preferred over powerful electric countertop grinders, but why? Joe and Eric uncover the usefulness of their portability, durability, and other reasons you might want to add a manual grinder to your kitchen. And Joe makes shopping recommendations for those in the market for such a coffee accessory.
Eric and Joe introduce the new coffee beverage, Cascara, which is brewed with the coffee fruit’s pulpy cherry, and they help perfectionistic coffee enthusiasts take control of their angsty coffee brewing ritual. Whether you’re making tea-like coffee, or seeking nirvana in every cup, the guys have thoughts for you.
Fancy Gesha coffee beans sell for more than $70 a 12 oz. bag. Eric and Joe discuss how they feel about high-end coffees and what place they deserve on your shopping list. Also, Eric discusses the process he used to create Thrasher’s Christmas Blend, and Joe shares his first impressions of his new Kalita Wave dripper.
Eric and Joe enjoy an Irish coffee together and discuss its origins, how to perfect the recipe, find the right ingredients, use traditional Irish coffee mugs, and give some other tips for adventurous coffee enthusiasts to try at home.
Joe has bad news about his Chemex, Eric is weirded out by Joe’s observational skills, and together they discuss ways a listener of the show could upgrade his coffee at home.
For the big Four Zero, Joe and Eric discuss changes in Joe’s household that led him to switch from an AeroPress to a Chemex. In review, the guys debate the merits of a coffee-to-water ratio chart, and Joe names the factors of ‘Eleven Things Only a Coffee Snob Would Understand’, so you can grade yourself on your true level of eccentric coffee snobbery.
There are twelve Keurig coffee makers for sale at Joe’s local Target. People love these devices, so what do we make of them? Eight years ago, Joe’s java journey started with two of these machines. How did Keurigs lead him to artisinal coffee? Eric and Joe debate the pros and cons of K-cups and evaluate what coffee drinkers they serve best.
Believe it or not, Eric has never had a Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. So we sat down to have one of this year’s pumpkin-puree-infused recipe and give it our review while we cringe at the number of toxic artificial and “natural” ingredients Starbucks uses for their fancy beverages.
Joe returns from vacation in Panama City thirsty for craft coffee in Atlanta, so he gives a report of his first visit to Octane Coffee in Midtown. Also, Eric and Joe review Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s ‘brew kits’ intended for beginning to enthusiast levels of coffee prep at home and travel.