Episodes related to topic: podcast

Top Brew Bending Our Minds with Pumpkin Spice
Hosted by Joseph Darnell and Eric Rauch

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.

Techtonic What Would a Pixar Guy Do

User experience design is what exactly? The guys discuss the field with Sean Doran.

Top Brew Combination Coffee Grinder and Pencil Sharpener
Hosted by Joseph Darnell and Eric Rauch

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.

Techtonic It’s Not Serial’s Fault

Joe and our guest Tim Smith discuss college, web development, podcasting, and radio.

Top Brew Exploration of the Whole Coffee Game
Hosted by Joseph Darnell and Eric Rauch

Craft coffee is unique to different parts of the world, even on the East and West coasts of the United States. Our guest, Nick Jesch from outside Portland, Oregon, discusses with Joe his expertise in all aspects of the coffee process: from dirt to the cup. As a dealer, Nick is experienced with a wide range of equipment, roasting and brewing methods, and so much more. Nick has stories to share about coffee farmers and successfully transforming mediocre beans into exceptional roasts.

Top Brew The Cost of Fine Coffee and Your Standards of Taste
Hosted by Joseph Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the podcast, Eric and Joe talk about Thrasher Coffee’s new decaf and espresso roasts, coffee bag packaging, and debate how much coffee drinkers are willing to pay for their coffee. There are two kinds of coffee customers. Which one are you?

Techtonic ‘Karl the Fog’ App

Joe Darnell and John Saddington discuss technology in relation to our work ethic, John’s app projects, and creativity.

Top Brew Flavors that Make Coffee Great and Terrible
Hosted by Joseph Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the podcast, Eric and Joe talk about one of the most perplexing issues of coffee: the ever complex number of flavors we taste from any variety of coffee bean. From floral notes to delicate spices, coffee can somehow taste like… almost anything edible and sometimes unedible! We explores the top nine categories of flavor and pick our favorites and shed light on personal experience with their taste testing specialty coffees.

Techtonic Summon the Power of Thor

The new Apple TV is in review, and in general we’re not crazy about it.

Top Brew Opposite Ends of the Taste Spectrum
Hosted by Joseph Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the podcast, Eric and Joe reveal a little known scientific fact: Coffee does not dehydrate you! And another myth to bust: “Coffee is bitter”. The guys look at the differences that acidity and bitterness make to coffee flavor profiles, and weigh how much the bitterness comes from roasting coffees.