Episode 17: John Cannon pt. 2

October 7, 2017

The second part of our conversation with John Cannon!  More of John's unique perspective, more of Rochester's unique community, and Wade has a minor outburst.

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Episode 16: Andrew Cayer

September 29, 2017

This week we sit down with Andrew Cayer of Joe Bean Coffee Roasters.  Andrew spent 9 weeks at Finca Idealista in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, learning about and working with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, a social enterprise developing coffee quality, sustainability, and economic/social development in Matatgalpa.


You can read more about Andrew's adventures here (and we highly recommend you do so).


Also, check out Joe Bean's benefit throwdown, October 28, to fund a year of college for the daughter of one of Gold Mountain's farmers.


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Episode 14.1: Cold Brew Bonus

September 17, 2017

We told you it was coming! One last thought: cold espresso.

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Episode 15: John Cannon pt. 1

September 17, 2017

This week, we talk to John Cannon, Wholesale Director and Roasting Assistant for Glen Edith Coffee, here in Rochester.  John has a unique position in the Rochester coffee community, which gives him a valuable, 360 perspective on the processes of production, training, and coffee service.

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Episode 14: Cold Coffee Field Report

August 21, 2017

This week, a field report on cold coffee in the specialty coffee community of Rochester.  Hear some thoughts, goals, menus, and debate on how our very unique coffee community approaches this seasonal product.

Special thanks to Paul Wright of Fuego Coffee Roasters for audio engineering and equipment.

Special thanks to Ugly Duck Coffee, Meraki Coffee, Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, Fuego Coffee Roasters, and Glen Edith Coffee Roasters for the interviews and insights.

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July 12, 2017

Where we've been...

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Episode 13: Ryan Baker pt. 2

June 26, 2017

In this last segment of our conversation with Ryan Baker of Meraki Coffee, we talk staying inspired on the bar, small business development in Rochester (apologies, in advance, for Wade's little outburst) and Ryan gives us his best advice for anyone about to start their own coffee company.

Be sure to catch Ryan at Cheesy Eddie's Tuesday-Saturday and at the Southwedge Farmers' Market Thursday nights.

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We are always excited to hear from our beloved Western New York coffee community, so please keep in touch.  Enjoy the episode!


Episode 12: Ryan Baker pt. 1

June 18, 2017

This week  we talk to Ryan Baker, owner/operator of Meraki Coffee, a pop-up at Cheesy Eddy's and the Southwedge Farmers' Market in Rochester, New York.  Ryan shares his inspiration for the concept of Meraki and the journey he has been on over the last year, getting open, gathering an audience, and meeting new demand.  You can check out Meraki on Instagram: merakicoffeeroc.  Get after it.

In the way of announcements, the Rochester Coffee Society will be hosting a FREE ASL for Service Workers workshop at Ugly Duck Coffee June 19th, 6-8 pm.  Please get in touch with us if you are planning to attend, so we can plan accordingly.

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Episode 11: Alex Mockbee and Renee Colon pt. 2

June 12, 2017

This week, we continue our conversation from two weeks ago with Alex Mockbee of Ugly Duck Coffee and Renee Colon of Fuego Coffee Roasters.  We talk more about all the on-ramps in coffee, all the different personality types taken in by the coffee industry, and how much we coffee professionals love to drink coffee made for us by someone else.

Don't forget to come out to Ugly Duck Coffee Monday June 19th, 6-8 pm for our FREE ASL for Service Workshop.  Info on the Rochester Coffee Society Facebook group.

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Episode 10: Clinton Hodnett pt. 2

June 8, 2017

This week we're continuing our dialogue with Clinton Hodnett, Head Barista of Public Espresso and Coffee and founder of The Intersection in Buffalo. We dive into topics like training, enthusiasm, empathy, and the origins of The Intersection. 

Be sure to check out the first part of our conversation from two weeks ago!

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