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Barista Talk

By Laura Stewart

Barista Talk™ is hosted by an ex-barista and journalist sharing the secrets of what happens Behind the Bean™ in the coffee industry with a focus on sustainability. Interviews with baristas, coffee shop owners, coffee roasters, and customers.

This podcast is for those who enjoy stories and want to understand the coffee culture and lingo. You don't have to be a coffee lover (although it helps) to listen.

Have suggestions for coffee shops to interview? Email baristatalkshow@gmail.com.

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Episode 63: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Series Recap Episode
Episode 63: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Series Recap Episode
This is the recap episode for the 50 States, 50 Weeks and 50 Coffee Shop Series. I’m joined by Yemi Sonoiki as he asks me questions about my experience from my virtual travels through all 50 states. I learned a lot about how podcasting works from the structure of a podcast, asking consistent questions, varying follow-up questions so the interviews are more intriguing, and editing. From the coffee world, I saw the passion and humility of the coffee shop owners and how we as consumers can help their businesses succeed by buying local or ethically sourced coffee beans. Overall, I’m honored to get to hear and share all 50 of these stories with you. Thank you for following along on this journey. If you would like me to email you the full Google Maps saved list of coffee shops these shop owners recommended in all 50 states, email me at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
10:52
December 30, 2022
Episode 62: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wyoming - Aspire Coffee Roasters
Episode 62: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wyoming - Aspire Coffee Roasters
Scott Boeckner is the owner of Aspire Coffee Roasters in Greybull, WY. Scott started his coffee journey by roasting coffee beans in a bread maker with a friend. He started his shop about a year and a half ago and has enjoyed every moment since. One of the funniest parts Scott shared was how people in his area want coffee to look and taste so strong that “a horseshoe can float”. Follow along for Scott’s new adventure as he moves the roasting side of his business to Colorado. Looking for other shops to visit around Wyoming? These are the shops recommended by Scott: Beatific Coffee Roasters in Lovell, WY Hygge Hearth Coffee & Bakery in Sheridan, WY Pine Coffee Supply in Pinedale, WY Want to know of more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? This is the last of the 50 shops featured. Check out the past 49 episodes for a featured shop in every state. If you have questions you want answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com before 12/25/2022 and it might just make it into the final episode!
19:37
December 24, 2022
Episode 61: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wisconsin - Mercies Coffee
Episode 61: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wisconsin - Mercies Coffee
Mallory Orr is the owner of Mercies Coffee in Madison, WI. 13 years ago she started a job as a barista, and from that moment on she knew coffee would be in her world for the rest of her life. She is also passionate about fighting human trafficking, so she meshed her two passions (coffee and fighting human trafficking) together to create Mercies Coffee. Looking for other shops to visit around Wisconsin? These are the shops recommended by Mallory: Ancora Cafe and Bakery in Madison, WI Bella Goose Coffee and Roastery in Wisconsin Dells, WI Colectivo Coffee in Grafton, Shorewood, Mequon, Milwaukee, and Wauwatosa, WI True Coffee Roasters in Monona, WI Wonderstate Coffee Roasters in Madison and Viroqua, WI Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want to be answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com before 12/20/2022.
20:48
December 17, 2022
Episode 60: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - West Virginia - TipTop
Episode 60: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - West Virginia - TipTop
Cade Archuleta is the co-owner of TipTop in Elkins and Thomas, WV. He and his wife are very passionate about serving their customers and community. Anyone is welcome inside their shop. Cade shares the support he feels from the broader coffee community as he grieves the loss of his brother and sister. He’s thrilled to share their new storefront with customers and to know the locals are backing their shop too. Cade’s connections with the coffee industry extend to Due South Coffee Roasters and A&E Coffee who just so happen to be on this podcast series! Looking for other shops to visit around West Viriginia? These are the shops recommended by Cade: Mountaineer Roasting Co. Coffee & Bar in Morgantown, WV Mea Cuppa Coffee Lounge in Charleston, WV Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want to be answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
27:34
December 10, 2022
Episode 59: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Washington - Anthem Coffee
Episode 59: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Washington - Anthem Coffee
Bryan Reynolds is the co-owner of Anthem Coffee in Puyallup and Tacoma, WA. Bryan, alongside his wife and his parents, started Anthem Coffee with a dream to help his dad retire and care for his adopted siblings along with building a thriving gathering space for the community. This business venture allowed Bryan to do what he’s truly passionate about which is to help people step into their gifts. His zeal for life (and especially for coffee) is tangible in this episode. Thank you, Kirsten, for recommending Anthem Coffee for this episode! Looking for other shops to visit around Washington? These are the shops recommended by Bryan: 5 Stones Coffee Co. in Bellevue and Redmond, WA CRAFT.19 in Sumner, WA Ebony and Ivory Coffee in Lacey, WA Electric Coffee House in Sumner, WA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want to be answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
21:35
December 03, 2022
Episode 58: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Virginia - Cafe Kindred
Episode 58: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Virginia - Cafe Kindred
Jennifer Demetrio is the co-owner of Cafe Kindred in Falls Church, Virginia. She started out her career working in the food industry and found herself putting together coffee from her favorite shops and a baked good from a bakery to make the ideal pairing. But, she struggled to find a place offering both excellent food and coffee. So, she started Cafe Kindred with her husband. They source their coffee beans from Vigilante Coffee Company (listen to their story in episode 32 representing Maryland’s coffee). Looking for other shops to visit around Virginia? These are the shops recommended by Jennifer: Beanetics Coffee Roasters in Annandale, VA Goosecup in Leesburg, VA King Street Coffee in Leesburg, VA Rare Bird Coffee Roasters in Falls Church, VA SideBar in Leesburg, VA Weird Brothers Coffee in Herndon, VA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
27:31
November 26, 2022
Episode 57: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Vermont - Patio Coffee
Episode 57: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Vermont - Patio Coffee
Corey DiMario is the owner of Patio Coffee in Brattleboro, VT. Corey started out his coffee journey as a hobby coffee drinker while touring with his band as an upright bass player. He decided to take the leap and build his own coffee cart and open his business in 2019 right across from a stunning view in Vermont. He gets to pull in his skills as a musician to hone his craft, pay close attention to detail and perform the art of making coffee for his customers. Looking for other shops to visit around Vermont? These are the shops recommended by Corey: Carrier Roasting Co. in Northfield, VT Duchess Coffee in Brattleboro, VT MiddleState Coffee in Denver, CO The Soda Plant in Burlington, VT 1a Coffee Roasters in Wilmington, VT Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
29:15
November 19, 2022
Episode 56: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Utah - Publik Coffee Roasters
Episode 56: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Utah - Publik Coffee Roasters
Luna Santigo is the Barista Trainer and Coffee Educator at Publik Coffee Roasters in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a wide depth of knowledge when it comes to coffee. Her coffee journey started out working as a barista at a young age and now she does everything from roasting, training and even competing. When asked about her hobbies outside of work, she talked about wanting to participate in even more coffee competitions. Thank you Courtney Stewart for recommending this shop! Looking for other shops to visit around Utah? These are the shops recommended by Luna: Curiosity in Salt Lake City, UT Blue Copper Coffee Room in Salt Lake City, UT James & Joan Coffee Co. in Orem, UT Kings Peak Coffee Roasters in Salt Lake City, UT La Barba Coffee in Salt Lake City, UT Logos Coffee in Salt Lake City, UT The Bean Yard in Sandy, UT Three Pines Coffee in Salt Lake City, UT Urban Sailor Coffee in Salt Lake City, UT Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
17:54
November 12, 2022
Episode 55: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Texas - Palace Coffee Company
Episode 55: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Texas - Palace Coffee Company
From high school sweethearts to co-owners of Palace Coffee Company, Patrick and Krystal Burns learned how to lean into each other’s strengths in their marriage and in their business. Patrick is the front-facing people person and Krystal helps organize their vision into tangible steps. Both of them view coffee shops as a way to touch many lives and impact their community. So, Palace Coffee Company was born. Now, they help other shop owners evaluate and help their businesses become a success. Looking for other shops to visit around Texas? These are the shops recommended by Patrick and Krystal: Collective in Wichita Falls, TX Edison Coffee Co in Flower Mound, TX Fleet Coffee Co in Austin, TX Houndstooth Coffee in Austin and Dallas, TX Ironworks Coffee in Weatherford, TX Medici Roasting in Austin, TX Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
31:41
November 04, 2022
Episode 54: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Tennessee - Goodman Coffee Roasters
Episode 54: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Tennessee - Goodman Coffee Roasters
Ian Goodman is the owner of Goodman Coffee Roasters in Chattanooga, TN. He’s an experienced shop owner who already bought and sold a coffee shop. Since selling his business, he decided to start Goodman Coffee Roasters six years ago because he missed the world of coffee. Ian is the perfect person to speak to how Tennesee coffee culture expanded throughout the years as he watched coffee customers become more interested and educated. Looking for other shops to visit around Tennessee? These are the shops recommended by Ian: Barista Parlor in Nashville, TN Crema Coffee Roasters in Nashville, TN Good Citizen Coffee Co in  Antioch, TN Honeybee Coffee Co in  Knoxville, TN Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
23:26
October 29, 2022
Episode 53: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - South Dakota - Daylily Coffee
Episode 53: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - South Dakota - Daylily Coffee
Andrew and Ariana are the owners of Daylily Coffee in Sioux Falls, SD. They both started their coffee journey working in coffee shops. Actually, it’s a perfectly sentimental love story because they met in a coffee shop and recently got married. They’re excited to open a storefront coming in January 2023. Andrew and Ariana are generously offering you as my listener free shipping on your order when you try their delicious beans online. Use the code BARISTATALK at checkout and support these fantastic coffee roasters and soon-to-be shop owners! Looking for other shops to visit around South Dakota? These are the shops recommended by Andrew and Ariana: Barista Alley in Greer, SC Coffea Roasterie in Sioux Falls, SD Essence Of Coffee in Rapid City, SD Pure Bean Coffeehouse in Rapid City, SD The Source in Sioux Falls, SD The Breaks Coffee Roasting in Sioux Falls, SD Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
23:48
October 22, 2022
Episode 52: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - South Carolina - Due South Coffee
Episode 52: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - South Carolina - Due South Coffee
Ryan Hall is one of the owners of Due South Coffee Roasters in Greenville, SC. He started his career as a barista and quickly filtered into roasting and now running the shop. One of his favorite parts of coffee is hosting the customers as if welcoming them into his home. As he puts it, if coffee were a human, "I don't think it wants to be unapproachable." So, his goal is to treat anyone and everyone to a good cup of coffee.  Looking for other shops to visit around South Carolina? These are the shops recommended by Ryan: Barista Alley in Greer, SC Fork and Plough in Greenville, SC Green Laundry Lounge in Greer, SC Oak Hill Cafe in Greenville, SC Rise Bakery in Greenville, SC Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
28:05
October 15, 2022
Episode 51: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Rhode Island - The Nook Coffee House
Episode 51: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Rhode Island - The Nook Coffee House
Shannon Vincelette is the owner of The Nook Coffee House in East Greenwich, RI. She began her coffee journey as a student in college studying at coffee shops. She started to write down everything she enjoyed when she went into a new shop and asked questions of coffee shop owners. Shannon knew she wanted to own a coffee shop ever since she made business plans in high school and college for a shop. Alongside the thrill of going into new coffee shops, Shannon liked the people side of the business. Truly, people are what keep her coming back day after day to open her shop doors.  Looking for other shops to visit around Rhode Island? These are the shops recommended by Shannon: Bolt Coffee Co. in Providence, RI Borealis Coffee Company in Riverside, RI Fundati Coffee in Lincoln, RI Junk & Java in Westerly, RI New Harvest Coffee Roasters in Providence, RI Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
22:52
October 08, 2022
Episode 50: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Pennsylvania - Round Table Coffee
Episode 50: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Pennsylvania - Round Table Coffee
Jonathan Cunningham is the owner of Round Table Coffee in Pittsburgh, PA. Jonathan started his coffee addiction in college as he drank coffee and studied. He soon grew into roasting coffee at home. His dream to open a coffee shop finally happened in the fall of 2021 when Round Table Coffee opened its doors. The distance he felt in his corporate career was shortened between the product (coffee) and the customers - and he couldn't be more content. He overflows with thankfulness for his wife and staff for their efforts in building this business with him.  Looking for other shops to visit around Pennsylvania? These are the shops recommended by Jonathan: Commonplace Coffee in Pittsburgh, PA Constellation Coffee in Pittsburgh, PA Convive Coffee Roastery in Pittsburgh, PA Redhawk Coffee Roasters in Pittsburgh, PA Rothrock Coffee in State College, PA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
24:07
October 01, 2022
Episode 49: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Oregon - Nossa Familia Coffee
Episode 49: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Oregon - Nossa Familia Coffee
Augusto Carneiro is the owner of Nossa Familia Coffee in Portland, OR. Augusto likes to say his coffee shop journey started backward because he grew up with his family growing coffee in Brazil (since the 1890s), he started selling coffee, and then he opened his first shop. He started Nossa Familia Coffee with a $400 investment in August 2004. A piece of wisdom he heard and still finds true today is: “It always takes longer than you think and always costs way more than you think.” He used this wisdom to expand into three locations and a roastery. They even started a zero waste cafe and have a fully electric delivery fleet.  Augusto is offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 25% off your online order at nossacoffee.com. Looking for other shops to visit around Oregon? These are the shops recommended by Augusto: Grand Central Bakery in Portland, OR Petite Provence in Portland, OR Here are a few of my favorite coffee shops in Oregon: Black Ink Coffee in Oregon City, OR Coava Coffee Roasters in Portland, OR Good Coffee in Portland, OR Lionheart Coffee in Beaverton, OR Spoken Moto in Bend, OR Thump Coffee in Bend, OR Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
29:42
September 24, 2022
Episode 48: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Oklahoma - She Brews Coffee House
Episode 48: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Oklahoma - She Brews Coffee House
Tisha Boyd is the Wholesale Accounts Manager at She Brews Coffee House in Tulsa, OK. Tisha is naturally gifted in sales and found her passion in coffee after she spent five years in prison for selling drugs. Her life changed as she worked through the restoration program offered through She Brews Coffee House. As she says, “Instead of slinging dope now I’m slinging hope.” She worked her way from a barista to a manager and now sells their coffee beans. One of her favorite parts of her job is mentoring new women who join their team. Looking for other shops to visit around Oklahoma? These are the shops recommended by Tisha: Coffee Bunker in Tulsa, OK Laurannae Baking Co in Broken Arrow, OK Rattlesnake Cafe in Broken Arrow, OK The Boxcar Coffee in Moore, OK Here's a list on Google Maps of coffee shops I've added to my list of recommendations since moving to Tulsa, OK: https://goo.gl/maps/VCp4rHxVXCh8vkjb6.  Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Do you have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
23:11
September 16, 2022
Episode 47: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Ohio - High Grounds Cafe
Episode 47: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Ohio - High Grounds Cafe
Chuck Price is the owner of High Grounds Cafe in Sidney, OH. His journey began with a desire to help break the cycle of poverty in coffee. His cafe focuses on sourcing the highest grade coffee beans directly from farmers and supporting their farms with fair wages. His shop is a place for people to gather and “shops create their own sense of community.” Looking for other shops to visit around North Dakota? These are the shops recommended by Dexter and Nicole: Hemisphere Coffee Roasters in Mechanicsburg, OH The Depot Coffee House in Urbana, OH Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Do you have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
19:55
September 10, 2022
Episode 46: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - North Dakota - Thunder Coffee
Episode 46: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - North Dakota - Thunder Coffee
Dexter Dutton is the head roaster and co-owner and Nicole Dutton is a co-owner at Thunder Coffee in West Fargo, ND. Dexter began his coffee story with a french press on a rainy day in a Seattle coffee shop. He shared his newly found passion for coffee with his brother Skyler and sister-in-law Nicole. Nicole decided to follow in the footsteps of her entrepreneurial family and open a coffee business with Skyler. They invited Dexter along for the journey as they started Thunder Coffee in 2017. Two years later they opened their storefront and in 2020 started roasting their own beans. Now they're looking to open a second shop location in November. They have a Thunder birthday bash in October to celebrate five years of business. So, if you're in the area, go drop in and try their coffee or order beans online! Looking for other shops to visit around North Dakota? These are the shops recommended by Dexter and Nicole: Twenty Below Coffee Co. in Fargo, ND Young Blood Coffee in Fargo, ND Cafe Tenu in Grand Forks, ND Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Do you have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
20:12
September 02, 2022
Episode 45: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - North Carolina - Ultra Coffeebar
Episode 45: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - North Carolina - Ultra Coffeebar
Daniel Mueller is a barista and de facto trainer at Ultra Coffeebar in Asheville, NC. He began his specialty coffee journey with a french press from a shop in Seattle. He was hooked immediately and as he put it the coffee “blew his socks off.” He kept coming back for more coffee experiences and found coffee has the ability to change the path of someone’s life, including his own. If you visit their shop, try the Rick James drink (espresso, Mexican coke and vanilla bean syrup). Thanks to Ryan Hall from Due South Coffee for recommending Ultra Coffebar for this episode! Tune in for his interview as he represents South Carolina coffee in episode 52 (40th state of this series). Looking for other shops to visit around North Carolina? These are the shops recommended by Daniel: High Five Coffee in Asheville, NC Liberty House Coffee and Café in Asheville, NC Orchard Coffee in Waynesville, NC Rowan Coffee in Asheville, NC Trade and Lore Coffee in Asheville, NC Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Do you have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
19:23
August 27, 2022
Episode 44: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New York - The SisterYard
Episode 44: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New York - The SisterYard
Yami Correa is the CEO and co-owner with her sister of The SisterYard in Miami, FL, and Brooklyn and New York, NY. Yami has a background in culinary and her sister in nutrition. They combined their two passions to create their unique and healthy recipe of coconut cold brew. Their experience of growing up in Venezuela informs the way they approach their business and how they include a slower, more nutritious approach to coffee. Running the business together is teaching Yami to be humble and as she says, “It’s made us grow so much as sisters and business owners.” They are looking forward to opening a storefront very soon. Thanks to Devoción Coffee for recommending The SisterYard to represent New York coffee! Looking for other shops to visit around New York? These are the shops recommended by Yami: Café Integral in New York, NY Devoción Coffee in New York, NY (and across the world) La Cabra in New York, NY Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Do you have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
17:15
August 19, 2022
Episode 43: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New Mexico - Blackwater Coffee Co.
Episode 43: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New Mexico - Blackwater Coffee Co.
Maggie Lansford is the co-owner of Blackwater Coffee Co. in Clovis, NM. Her coffee story began when she studied abroad in Spain and drank café con leche beside her now husband and co-owner. A part of her vision for the shop is to set an example for their kids about how to run a business and serve their community well. Thank you Monique for recommending Blackwater Coffee Co.! Looking for other shops to visit around New Mexico and Texas? These are the shops recommended by Maggie: J&B Coffee in Lubbock, TX Monomyth Coffee in Lubbock, TX Black Bear Coffee Shop in Cloudcroft, NM Iconik Coffee Roasters in Santa Fe, NM The Haven in Clovis, NM Red Rock Roasters in Albuquerque, NM Also mentioned in this episode is Barista Magazine's article featuring Barista Talk's 50 states series: www.baristamagazine.com/podcast-embarks-on-audio-tour-across-usa. Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
27:27
August 12, 2022
Episode 42: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New Jersey - Boonton Coffee Co.
Episode 42: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New Jersey - Boonton Coffee Co.
Frankie McDonald is the owner of Boonton Coffee Co. in Boonton, NJ. Frankie is originally from Scotland and uses his experiences from traveling all over the world to inform the way he roasts his coffee for his shop. He moved from working in the corporate world into coffee - a dream career switch for him. He's continued to expand Boonton Coffee Co. for over six years now.  Drop by his shop or order their coffee beans online. Support a small business and try delicious coffee as you pass through New Jersey! Looking for other shops to visit around New Jersey? These are the shops recommended by Frankie: Boxwood Coffee in Summit and Westfield, NJ Heavenly Temptations in Boonton, NJ Paper Plane Coffee Co. in Montclair, NJ Sunday Motor Co. Cafe in Madison, NJ Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
15:52
August 06, 2022
Episode 41: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New Hampshire - A&E Coffee and Tea
Episode 41: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - New Hampshire - A&E Coffee and Tea
Emeran Langmaid is the owner of A&E Coffee and Tea in Amherst, Manchester, and Nashua, NH. She went from studying textiles to purchasing green coffee which she found was a more sustainable way to provide for other economies. Her focus when she started selling coffee beans in 2001 was serving different coffees at house parties. She opened her shops with the purpose of reliving what drew her into coffee as a “place for people to gather and treat themselves.” Drop by one of their locations and or order their coffee beans online and use BARISTATALK at checkout to get 25% off your order. Support a small business and try delicious coffee as you pass through New Hampshire! Looking for other shops to visit around New Hampshire? These are the shops recommended by Emeran: Brothers Cortado in Concord, NH Kooks Cafe & Beach Bar in Rye, NH Cup of Joe Cafe & Bar in Portsmouth, NH Frontside Coffee Roasters in North Conway, NH Mad River Coffee House in Campton, NH Revelstoke Coffee in Concord, NH Wayfarer Coffee Roasters in Laconia, NH Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
25:60
July 29, 2022
Episode 40: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Nevada - DST Coffee
Episode 40: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Nevada - DST Coffee
Jake Wartgow is the co-owner of DST Coffee in Gardnerville, NV. His friend made him a pourover and he converted from drinking only tea into a coffee fanatic. He started working as a barista about seven years ago and five years ago opened the shop with his sister. They wanted to create a similar coffee culture to the one they experienced in Reno, NV, by creating a place for people to gather in their hometown. Thank you Ryan Eustice for recommending DST Coffee!  Looking for other shops to visit around Nevada? These are the shops recommended by Jake: Coffee Bar in Reno, NV Drink Coffee Do Stuff in Reno, NV Hand Craft Coffee Company in Reno, NV Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno, NV Magpie Coffee Roasters in Reno, NV Old World Coffee in Carson City and Reno, NV Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
21:34
July 23, 2022
Episode 39: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Nebraska - The Coffee House
Episode 39: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Nebraska - The Coffee House
Mark Shriner is the owner of The Coffee House in Lincoln, NE. He started out as a barista and was given the opportunity to buy The Coffee House once he turned 18 years old. He's passionate about supporting local, small businesses and taking good care of his employees by offering them more responsibility while they work. "The store is a representation of you." Looking for other shops to visit around Nebraska? These are the shops recommended by Mark: Cultiva Coffee in Lincoln, NE Lasso Espresso Co. in Gothenburg, NE Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso in Lincoln, NE Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
16:05
July 15, 2022
Episode 38: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Montana - Treeline Coffee Roasters
Episode 38: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Montana - Treeline Coffee Roasters
Natalie Van Dusen and Deejay Newell are the co-owners of Treeline Coffee Roasters in Bozeman, MT. Their coffee stories began with watching how coffee was curated abroad and wanting to share their experience with people in the U.S. Natalie started the business and the opportunity opened up to run the business with Deejay. They joyously stepped into another level of friendship (dubbed sisterhood) and trust to run this successful business together. Their goal with roasting is to highlight the original taste from where the coffee is grown and to help perpetuate responsible coffee sourcing.  Natalie and Deejay are offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 15% off your online order. Looking for other shops to visit around Montana? These are the shops recommended by Natalie and Deejay: Black Coffee Roasting Company in Missoula, MT Shred Monk Brewery and Coffeehouse in Bozeman, MT Wild Coffee Company in Whitefish, MT Steele Pressed Juice + Java in Big Sky, MT Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
25:55
July 08, 2022
Episode 37: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Missouri - Blip Roasters
Episode 37: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Missouri - Blip Roasters
Ian Davis is the owner of Blip Roasters in Kansas City, MO. He began working in the coffee world as a barista at a small shop in Kansas City. Even before working as a barista, he enjoyed frequenting coffee shops with his friends. He got deeply involved in coffee when he started roasting coffee beans at home. He started Blip Roasters in 2014 and this shop continues to be an essential gathering place for motorcyclists and daily coffee drinkers alike.  Ian is offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 30% off your online order.  Looking for other shops to visit around Missouri? These are the shops recommended by Ian: Broadway Roasting Company in Kansas City, MO Sump Coffee in St. Louis, MO The Roasterie Factory Cafe in Kansas City, MO Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
22:04
July 01, 2022
Episode 36: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Mississippi - Coffee Prose
Episode 36: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Mississippi - Coffee Prose
Dane Lott is the General Manager at Coffee Prose in Jackson, MS. She worked at a local coffee shop, a larger chain and now at a used book store/coffee shop. Dane stepped into the essential role of training new employees and connecting with the community. They now have two shops after being open for a short three years.  Looking for other shops to visit around Mississippi? These are the shops recommended by Dane: Cups Espresso Cafe in Ridgeland and Jackson, MS Native Coffee in Jackson, MS THE BEAN in Jackson, MS Thunderhead Coffee in Flowood, MS  Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
19:29
June 25, 2022
Episode 35: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Minnesota - Fika Coffee
Episode 35: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Minnesota - Fika Coffee
Josh Lindstrom is the owner of Fika Coffee in Lutsen, MN. He began his coffee career as a barista during college and quickly transitioned into learning more about roasting coffee. Josh views coffee as a starting place for conversation. A place where business is planned, countries are formed and relationships are mended. People are involved in coffee from start to finish. In other words, "Coffee is people." Looking for other shops to visit around Minnesota? These are the shops recommended by Josh: St Paul Roastery in Thunder Bay, ON Duluth Coffee Company Cafe & Roastery in Duluth, MN Dream Cloud Coffee Roasters in Duluth, MN Underwood Coffee in Duluth, MN The Back Alley in Duluth, MN Roundtable Coffee Works in St Paul, MN FRGMNT Coffee in Minneapolis, MN Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
18:42
June 18, 2022
Episode 34: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Michigan - Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
Episode 34: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Michigan - Ferris Coffee & Nut Co.
AJ Willet is the Director of Retail Operations at Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Lansing, MI. He started his career working in cafes and quickly learned of his passion for excellent coffee and refined his craft. Much of his role includes educating vendors about coffee and what goes into the process. He enjoys leveling the playing field between coffee experts and coffee drinkers. "Own what you like and never be ashamed to drink what you like...but also don't be afraid to expand your palate and try new things." Drop by their shops or order their coffee beans online. Support a local business and try delicious coffee as you pass through Michigan! Looking for other shops to visit around Michigan? These are the shops recommended by AJ: Field & Fire Cafe in Grand Rapids, MI Littlefoot Coffee Roasters in Grandville, MI Madcap Coffee in Grand Rapids, MI  Outside Coffee in Grand Rapids, MI Squibb Coffee and Wine Bar in Grand Rapids, MI Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
26:11
June 10, 2022
Episode 33: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Massachusetts - Broadsheet Coffee Roasters
Episode 33: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Massachusetts - Broadsheet Coffee Roasters
Aaron MacDougall is the owner of Broadsheet Coffee Roasters in Cambridge, MA. He worked in finance for 20 years and was mainly a tea drinker until he moved to Hawaii and encountered delicious island-roasted coffee. He took his knowledge from home brewing and roasting into starting a cafe in Massachusetts where specialty coffee was majorly lacking. Aaron has since gained his Q Grader certification and placed seventh place in the 2022 US Roaster Championship. Drop by their shop or order their coffee beans online. Support a local business and try delicious coffee as you pass through Massachusetts! Looking for other shops to visit around Massachusetts? These are the shops recommended by Aaron: Curio Coffee in Cambridge, MA  George Howell Coffee in Acton, Boston, and Newtonville, MA Little Wolf Coffee in Ipswich, MA Tokava in Jamaica Plain, MA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
24:56
June 03, 2022
Episode 32: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Maryland - Vigilante Coffee Company
Episode 32: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Maryland - Vigilante Coffee Company
Chris Vigilante is the owner and green buyer of Vigilante Coffee Company in Hyattsville and College Park, MD, and in Oceanside, CA. Chris started his coffee journey working at a Hawaiian cafe and roastery. He always daydreamed about what changes he would make if he ran the shop. Soon after, he moved back to the east coast where he devised to open Vigilante Coffee Company in Maryland. Recently, they expanded to California. Chris describes his journey as a way to live out his passion. "Find a pursuit that you look forward to going to work every day."  Drop by one of their locations or order their coffee beans online. Support a local business and try delicious coffee as you pass through Maryland (and California)! Looking for other shops to visit around Maryland and California? These are the shops recommended by Chris: Ceremony Coffee Roasters in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Bethesda, MD Pitango Gelato with several locations in VA and MD Swing's Coffee in Alexandria, VA Somewhere Cafe in Washington, DC Bird Rock Coffee Roasters in La Jolla, CA Revolution Roasters in Oceanside, CA Verve Coffee Roasters with several locations in CA and Japan Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
28:50
May 27, 2022
Episode 31: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Maine - Coffee By Design
Episode 31: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Maine - Coffee By Design
Mary Allen Lindemann is the co-founder and Jeremy Ravar is the director of coffee at Coffee By Design in Portland, ME. Mary and Jeremy work diligently to focus on the people behind coffee from coffee farmers, roasters, baristas, and customers. Coffee By Design was started in 1994 with the mission to support the local community and the global impact of coffee. They proudly serve "specialty coffee without the attitude" to ensure everyone is welcome at their shops. Now they evolved into a roastery and several shop locations. Drop by one of their locations or order their coffee beans online and use BARISTATALK at checkout to get 10% off your order until 5/31/2022. Support a local business and try delicious coffee as you pass through Maine! Looking for other shops to visit in Maine? These are the shops recommended by Mary and Jeremy: Bard Coffee in Portland, ME Coffee ME Up in Portland, ME Speckled Ax in Portland, ME Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, ME Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
28:12
May 20, 2022
Episode 30: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Louisiana - Mojo Coffee House
Episode 30: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Louisiana - Mojo Coffee House
Demian Estevez is the owner of Mojo Coffee House in New Orleans, LA. He worked part-time at a coffee shop while doing computer repair before Hurricane Katrina hit the area and after the storm hit he decided to pivot his career. He bought the coffee shop where he worked and the rest, as they say, is history. Demian didn't know a lot about coffee but he knew how to run a successful business. He gained more experience and knowledge over the years which allowed him to open the coffee roasting part of Mojo Coffee House. Now his business has three locations and continues to push for better coffee and customer service. Demian's goal is to have every customer leave with a smile on their face.  Drop by one of their locations and try their spring favorite - Avery Island Iced Tea (ginger ale over ice, a squeeze of lemon and lime, and a double shot of espresso). Or order their coffee beans online and use BARISTATALK at checkout to get 15% off your order. Support a small business and try delicious coffee as you pass through Louisiana! Looking for other shops to visit in Louisiana? These are the shops recommended by Demian: Cherry Coffee Roasters in New Orleans, LA Coffee Science in New Orleans, LA Courtyard Cafe in Hammond, LA Exile Coffee Roasters in LA (online) Luma Coffee in Hammond, LA Mammoth Espresso in New Orleans, LA Pond Coffee in New Orleans, LA Rêve Coffee Roasters in Lafayette, LA Rhino Coffee Uptown in Shreveport, LA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
16:41
May 13, 2022
Episode 29: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Kentucky - The Amsden
Episode 29: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Kentucky - The Amsden
Emily Schmidt is the co-owner of The Amsden in Versailles, KY. Her coffee journey began as a passion for selling thrifted clothing in a coffee shop/clothing boutique. She transferred her skills into running the retail portion of The Amsden. Their location is a historic building they restored to house a coffee shop, yoga classes, an esthetician, children's books, and other retail items. Her story is one that says anything is possible. Try their maple and chai tea this spring! Support a small business and try delicious coffee as you pass through Kentucky! Looking for other shops to visit in Kentucky? These are the shops recommended by Emily: Coffee Times Coffee House in Lexington, KY Monos Coffee Roasters in Nicholasville, KY Please & Thank You in Louisville, KY Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
21:53
May 07, 2022
Episode 28: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Kansas - Reverie Coffee Roasters
Episode 28: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Kansas - Reverie Coffee Roasters
Andrew Gough is the owner of Reverie Coffee Roasters in Wichita, KS. His story started when he first tasted fresh coffee beans from a roaster. A $15 dollar purchase that changed his life. Andrew compares his journey with owning Reverie Coffee Roasters to modeling clay. It's always changing and is never finished. Alongside coffee, he is very passionate about developing sustainable businesses. He's involved in the Witchita business scene and will continue to push the norms of the coffee world. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee as you pass through Kansas! Get 20% off their first order over at www.reverieroasters.com/products by using the code BARISTATALK at checkout. This is valid for shipped orders only. Looking for other shops to visit in Kansas? These are the shops recommended by Andrew: Fairmount Coffee Company in Wichita, KS Fresh Seven Coffee in St Francis, KS Leslie Coffee Co. in Wichita, KS Patrick Dugan's Coffee House in Garden City, KS PT's Coffee in Kansas City and Topeka, KS Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
24:08
April 29, 2022
Episode 27: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Iowa - Tru Coffee & Threads
Episode 27: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Iowa - Tru Coffee & Threads
Haley Kesterson is the owner of Tru Coffee & Threads in Iowa City, IA. Her story is one of the most inspirational I've heard. Between grieving the loss of her mother and starting the shop during the pandemic, she shows true grit and compassion. She also has a passion for "community over competition" when it comes to the way she views the coffee industry in Iowa. It's through her collaborative and creative efforts she's able to thrive in her business and community. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee as you pass through Iowa! Looking for other shops to visit in Iowa? These are the shops recommended by Haley: Dash Coffee Roasters in Cedar Rapids, IA DayDrink in Iowa City, IA (where Tru Coffee's espresso comes from) Horizon Line Coffee in Des Moines, IA Kismet Coffee & Bloom in Cedar Rapids, IA Swed & Co. in Fort Madison, IA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
16:41
April 23, 2022
Episode 26: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Indiana - Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company
Episode 26: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Indiana - Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company
Jeff Litsey is the co-owner with his father of Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company in Indianapolis, IN. Jeff's career started when he was teaching English in Kazakhstan. He wanted to bring the same sense of hospitality he experienced when he went into new cultures into their coffee shop. People want to be known and this is the main focus of how they run their business. Jeff knew very little about coffee before they opened the shop but he's expanded his knowledge and they added on the roasting side of their business. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee as you pass through Indiana! Looking for other shops to visit in Indiana? These are the shops recommended by Jeff: Bee Coffee in Indianapolis, IN Blue Mind Roasting in IN (coffee shop location opening soon) Commissary Barber & Barista in Indianapolis, IN Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. in West Lafayette, IN  Hopscotch Coffee in Bloomington, IN Kodachrome Coffee in South Bend, IN Lincoln Lane Coffee Co. in Indianapolis, IN Rabble Coffee in Indianapolis, IN Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
20:48
April 15, 2022
Episode 25: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Illinois - Caffe Paradiso
Episode 25: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Illinois - Caffe Paradiso
Alexander Rogers is the Assistant Manager at Caffe Paradiso in Urbana, IL. Alexander's journey with coffee began with memories encircled around a cup of coffee with friends. He now gets to share the same sense of community with his customers. He welcomes everyone in every stage of their coffee journey whether they enjoy drinking a mocha with whipped cream or a single-origin pour over. As he says, "Whatever coffee makes you smile is what I want to serve you." Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee as you pass through Illinois! Looking for other shops to visit in Illinois? These are the shops recommended by Alexander: BakeLab in Urbana, IL Colectivo Coffee in Chicago, IL (and Wisconsin) Goddess And The Baker in Chicago, IL Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago, IL (and all across the country) Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. in Peoria, IL Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
13:04
April 09, 2022
Episode 24: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Idaho - Brie'sta Coffee
Episode 24: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Idaho - Brie'sta Coffee
Brie Thomason is the co-owner of Brie'sta Coffee in Mountain Home, ID. She always enjoyed coffee since working as a barista and one day her husband, Kasey, suggested Brie should chase her dream and open a coffee shop. The rest, as they say, is history. Now they have two locations and are working on opening a third. Listen to how Brie stuck it out through the first few months of working crazy long hours every day to make her dream a success. Also, Brie and Kasey started a YouTube channel called The Funtrepreneurs to help other beginning coffee shop owners build successful coffee shops, so go check them out! Also, she's offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 20% off your order. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee! Looking for other shops to visit in Idaho? These are the shops recommended by Brie: Push & Pour in Garden City, ID Slow by Slow Coffee in Boise, ID Neckar Coffee in Boise, ID Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
21:09
April 01, 2022
Episode 23: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Hawaii - Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Episode 23: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Hawaii - Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Alex Hollis is the Business Manager/Director of Customer Engagement at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm in Holualoa, HI. She is extremely passionate about the coffee process from start to finish and protecting this precious crop that grows so well in Hawaii. She also is studying to become a certified Q Grader. If you're passing through the area, make sure to stop by and try their freshly roasted (roasted daily) coffee beans. Also, she's offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 10% off your order until the end of 2022. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee! Looking for other shops to visit in Hawaii? These are the shops recommended by Alex: HiCO - Hawaiian Coffee in Kailua-Kona, HI Kona Coffee & Tea in Kailua-Kona, HI Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
21:54
March 26, 2022
Episode 22: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Georgia - Alma Coffee
Episode 22: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Georgia - Alma Coffee
Leticia Hutchins is the co-owner of Alma Coffee in Canton, GA. She understands what it means to take coffee from farm to table (literally). She is the 5th generation of coffee farmers in her family and the first to start roasting their beans. Part of her mission is to help people in the U.S. have a direct connection to those farmers who put so much love and labor into growing and harvesting the coffee beans. As Leticia says, "Care about where your coffee is coming from." If you're passing through the area, make sure to stop by and try their freshly roasted (roasted daily) coffee beans.  Also, she's offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 10% off your order. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee! Looking for other shops to visit in Georgia? These are the shops recommended by Leticia: Bellwood Coffee in Atlanta, GA Hoschton Coffee Company in Hoschton, GA Noble & Main Coffee Co. in Cartersville, GA Portrait Coffee in Atlanta, GA Swift & Finch Coffee in Rome, GA Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
18:05
March 19, 2022
Episode 21: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Florida - River Road Coffee and Popsicles
Episode 21: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Florida - River Road Coffee and Popsicles
Elizabeth Fiegle is the owner of River Road Coffee and Popsicles in Cocoa, FL. She melds the uniqueness of decadent popsicles with carefully crafted coffee in her one-of-a-kind shop. She went all-in while working as a barista and learning all she could about the industry before starting River Road three years ago. As a leader, she puts her community and the care of her customers and employees first. If you're passing through the area, make sure to stop by and try their special combinations called a popogato (a popsicle dipped in espresso - similar to an affogato).  Special thanks to Tanya Elling for recommending this shop to me! Also, she's offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 15% off your order. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee! Looking for other shops to visit in Florida? These are the shops recommended by Elizabeth: Buddy Brew Coffee in Tampa Bay and Sarasota, FL Community Loaves in Jacksonville, FL (delicious pastries and coffee) Copperline Coffee in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL (Elizabeth's next stop on her bucket list of coffee shops) Craft & Common in Orlando, FL Deeply Cafe and Bottle Shop in Orlando, FL Lineage Craft Coffee Roasters in Orlando, FL (known for their pour over coffee)  Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
25:04
March 11, 2022
Episode 20: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Delaware - Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co.
Episode 20: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Delaware - Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co.
Olivia Brinton is the co-owner of Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co. in Newark, DE. She uses her unique skill set as a past bartender to inform the way she crafts specialty beverages for her customers at her coffee shop. The small state of Delaware welcomed her coffee shop with open arms as her shop was one of the first in her area to serve local, specialty coffee. She's a "hot black coffee sort of girl." If you're passing through the area, make sure to stop by and try their Coco Loco drink (espresso and sweetened condensed milk that is shaken and drained and topped with cinnamon and cardamom). Looking for other shops to visit in Delaware? These are the shops recommended by Olivia: Sleeping Bird Coffee in Wilmington, DE Brandywine Coffee Roasters in Wilmington, DE The Little French Cafe in Newark, DE (they serve excellent crêpes)  Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
20:32
March 04, 2022
Episode 19: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Connecticut - Shearwater Coffee Roasters
Episode 19: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Connecticut - Shearwater Coffee Roasters
Ed Freedman is the owner of Shearwater Coffee Roasters in Trumbull, Connecticut. He's one of the pioneers bringing organic, locally roasted coffee to his area. Shearwater Coffee Roasters started when Ed began venturing out beyond his career in IT and roasted coffee at home. His resilient and community-driven approach allowed him to overcome the challenges of running his business for over nine years. The passion to share good coffee with his community drove him to open the shops and roastery. As Ed says, "Everyone deserves to drink good coffee." If you're passing through the area, make sure to stop by.  Or you can purchase their coffee beans online and use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 15% off your online order. Support a small business and try new, delicious and organic coffee! Looking for other shops to visit in Connecticut? These are the shops recommended by Ed: ECO Coffee House in Hampton, CT Java Hut in Guilford, CT DORO Marketplace in West Hartford, CT Raphael's Bakery in Greenwich, CT Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
24:45
February 25, 2022
Episode 18: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Colorado - Dandy Lion Coffee
Episode 18: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Colorado - Dandy Lion Coffee
Duc Huynh is the co-owner (alongside his wife) of Dandy Lion Coffee in Denver, Colorado. He got to have front-row seats to Colorado's coffee culture and how it's changed over time as he grew up there. His experience with the Colorado small business scene is that it's friendly, supportive and overall a pleasant place to be. Dandy Lion Coffee is a coffee and plant shop blending the artistic background of Duc and his wife. If you're passing through the area, make sure to stop by their shop. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee! Looking for other shops to visit in Colorado? These are the shops recommended by Duc: Amethyst Coffee Company in Denver, CO  Crema Coffee House in Denver, CO Corvus Coffee Roasters in Denver, CO Huckleberry Roasters in Denver, CO Steam Espresso Bar in Denver, CO (excellent decor) Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters in Lakewood, CO Looking for more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
14:10
February 18, 2022
Episode 17: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - California - Hi-Top Coffee
Episode 17: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - California - Hi-Top Coffee
Celebrating Barista Talk's one-year anniversary with a special interview with Spencer Suvanto (the co-owner of Hi-Top Coffee in Fresno, California). He has a unique perspective on the coffee world with his background in finance and interest in sustainability practices. He found a sustainable packaging option of Hi-Top Coffee and shares his "why" for no longer using plastic packaging. Check out Hi-Top coffee's website! Also, he's offering a special discount to you, my listeners, to try their coffee at half price. Use the promo code BARISTATALK to get 50% off your order. Support a small business and try new, delicious coffee!  Looking for other shops to visit in California? These are the shops recommended by Spencer: Dayglow Coffee in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA and Chicago, IL (showcases spectacular coffee roasters) Menotti's Coffee in Venice, CA (a creative approach to coffee and drinks) Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco/Menlo Park, CA (sourcing sustainable coffee) Cat&Cloud Coffee in Santa Cruz, CA (one of the best places for excellent service/culture) Looking for more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
22:41
February 12, 2022
Episode 16: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Arkansas - Round Mountain Coffee
Episode 16: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Arkansas - Round Mountain Coffee
Scott Forbush is a co-owner of Round Mountain Coffee in Conway, Arkansas. Scott elaborates on his journey in coffee working at Starbucks to running a coffee shop/roastery. His goal is to demystify the coffee process by offering education to anyone who walks into his shop. Check out Round Mountain Coffee's website! Want to try their coffee but you don't live nearby? By being a listener of Barista Talk, you get a special offer of 10% off your order by using the promo code: BARISTATALK! Try it out. Support small businesses! Scott mentioned the interview I did with Todd Jones as the traveling coffee expert in Arkansas. Listen to our interview here! Looking for other shops to visit in Arkansas? These are the shops recommended by Scott: Big Cuppa in Morrilton, AR Confident Coffee Roasters in Fayetteville, AR Airship Coffee in Bentonville, AR Onyx Coffee Lab in Fayetteville, Rogers, and Bentonville, AR Fidel & Co Coffee Roasters in Little Rock, AR Blue Sail Coffee in Conway, AR Zetêo Coffee in AR  Pink House Alchemy for their Mexican chili syrup in Fayetteville, AR RobinHood Honey for their honey in Sherwood, AR Looking for more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
29:28
February 04, 2022
Episode 15: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Arizona - Top Cup Coffee
Episode 15: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Arizona - Top Cup Coffee
Mackenzie Seitz is the assistant manager of Top Cup Coffee in Gilbert, Arizona. Mackenzie started out her coffee career in Washington in a faster coffee scene. She's found a sense of home at her new location in Arizona working with friends at this family-owned business (Top Cup Coffee). This shop offers a variety of food options and the usual coffee beverages (plus a unique milk option). Check out Top Cup Coffee's website! Looking for other shops to visit in Arizona and Montana? These are the shops recommended by Mackenzie: Mythical Coffee in Gilbert, AZ  Mountain Mudd Espresso in Billings, Montana City Brew Coffee in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming  Classy N'Sassy in Billings, Montana Florence Coffee Co. in Missoula, Montana (offers huckleberry flavoring) Looking for more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
13:27
January 28, 2022
Episode 14: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Alaska - Sentinel Coffee
Episode 14: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Alaska - Sentinel Coffee
David Thomas is the owner of Sentinel Coffee in Juneau, Alaska. David describes coffee as "a ritual that pulses through your daily life here." He's found his favorite place in Alaska after owning two coffee shops - one in Vermont and the other in Oregon. He wanted to focus on his favorite part of coffee which is the flavors and community. So, he landed in stunning Alaska and uses his roastery as a way to connect people with the coffee process and the importance of choosing organic coffee. Check out Sentinel Coffee's website! Looking for other shops to visit in Alaska? These are the shops recommended by David: Title Wave a location of Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Anchorage, AK (a sweet book shop/cafe) SteamDot in Anchorage, AK (a classic stop in Alaska) Fish Eye Coffee in Sitka, AK (delicious crepes and espresso drinks) The Green Coffee Bean Company in Ketchikan, AK (go for their coffee tasting) Sunsprout Cafe in Fairbanks, AK (hippy vibe attached to a natural foods store)  Looking for more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.
16:57
January 21, 2022
Episode 13: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Alabama - Grounded Coffee
Episode 13: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Alabama - Grounded Coffee
Chris Moore is the co-owner of Grounded Coffee in Madison, Alabama. We joked about how not all baristas in Alabama wear overalls but instead are up-to-date with the latest trends in the coffee industry. They serve everyone from military personnel who like their coffee as dark as it can get and others who want a dessert in a mug. Check out Grounded Coffee's shop!  Other Alabama shops recommended by Chris:  Angel's Island Coffee in Huntsville, AL Honest Coffee Roasters in Huntsville, AL Looking for more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states.  Have shops you want to share with friends (and the world)? Send us your suggestions at baristatalkshow@gmail.com. 
14:11
January 14, 2022
Episode 12: Introduction to 50 Coffee Shops, 50 States, 50 Weeks
Episode 12: Introduction to 50 Coffee Shops, 50 States, 50 Weeks
2022 is here! With a new year comes a new purpose. This year we are hitting the road and are talking with coffee shop owners, workers and customers about what makes coffee different in their state. Learn about what to expect if you're visiting a new coffee shop and mark down the top places to stop by in each state as we highlight the local flavor. Who knows, you may find your next favorite shop by listening!  Send us your favorite shop in your state or your must-see shops across the country to baristatalkshow@gmail.com. 
00:59
January 07, 2022
Episode 11: Coffee Shop Business Owner's "Boot Camp" - Coffee Fest
Episode 11: Coffee Shop Business Owner's "Boot Camp" - Coffee Fest
Erika and Holly serve the greater coffee community by helping independent coffee shop owners get training, resources and connections in the coffee world through Coffee Fest. Coffee Fest could be called a "boot camp" of sorts for coffee shop owners, baristas, coffee roasters, and really anyone in the coffee business community. They put on four events a year across the country to support and educate independent coffee shop owners. Erika and Holly understand the highs and lows of being in the daily grind of serving coffee. They share what it's like to look ahead and help business owners get the training they need to be successful.  What do you want to learn more about with coffee? Share your ideas in the comments!
18:36
December 17, 2021
Episode 10: Free Resource for Coffee Shop Owners - Keys to the Shop Podcast
Episode 10: Free Resource for Coffee Shop Owners - Keys to the Shop Podcast
Chris is the founder of Keys to the Shop podcast which helps coffee shop owners get free resources through listening to this podcast and consulting services. He shares about themes in the coffee industry and what he's learned from his 22 years of coffee experience. Go check out his podcast if you're a coffee shop owner or just starting your journey in the coffee industry. What do you want to learn more about with coffee? Share your ideas in the comments!
24:16
November 19, 2021
Episode 9: Is your morning cup of coffee in jeopardy? - Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
Episode 9: Is your morning cup of coffee in jeopardy? - Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
Ben is the founder of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers which connects coffee farmers with coffee roasters. He shares about the time, effort and process it takes to grow coffee. He started Gold Mountain Coffee Growers out of his passion to help end poverty for coffee farmers. Coffee growing is at risk of dying out and with it our morning cup of coffee.  What do you want to learn more about with coffee? Share your ideas in the comments! 
15:51
October 15, 2021
Episode 8: Coffee and Goods - Honey & Roses Coffee Co.
Episode 8: Coffee and Goods - Honey & Roses Coffee Co.
Ella is the co-founder of Honey & Roses Coffee Co. She shares what it looks like to start a business from the ground up to support small-batch coffee roasters and bakers. She began her business journey right before the world of coffee started to make a major shift to selling online. https://honeyandrosescoffee.com/
17:12
September 17, 2021
Episode 7: Small Batch Coffee Roaster - Elliott & Murrey Coffee Roasters
Episode 7: Small Batch Coffee Roaster - Elliott & Murrey Coffee Roasters
Keri, the owner of Elliott & Murrey Coffee Roasters, talks about the nuances of roasting beans, why she uses single-origin coffee and blends, and what it takes to open a business during a downswing in the economy.
33:23
August 20, 2021
Episode 6: Redneck Coffee Snob - Todd Jones
Episode 6: Redneck Coffee Snob - Todd Jones
Todd (see if you can guess where his accent is from) shares his experience with coffee as he grew up in the southern part of the U.S. and how coffee culture seems to transcend state lines. He is also a contributor to the "Common Grounds: An Entrepreneurial Guide to the Coffee Shop Office" book. 
27:28
July 17, 2021
Episode 5: On the Go Coffee Cart - 360 Coffee
Episode 5: On the Go Coffee Cart - 360 Coffee
AZ, co-owner of 360 Coffee, shares his story about building and running his coffee cart business out of Portland, Oregon. 
28:44
June 18, 2021
Episode 4: Homemade Coffee Done Right - Sarah Nelson
Episode 4: Homemade Coffee Done Right - Sarah Nelson
What is the best way to make delicious coffee at home? An ex-barista and coffee connoisseur shares how she keeps her homemade coffee regimen consistent. 
20:20
May 14, 2021
Episode 3: Fast Coffee Culture Part 2 - Starbucks
Episode 3: Fast Coffee Culture Part 2 - Starbucks
Two baristas from Starbucks share what it's like to work in a fast-paced environment and to be in the lives of their customers. 
35:58
April 16, 2021
Episode 2: Fast Coffee Culture Part 1 - Dutch Bros
Episode 2: Fast Coffee Culture Part 1 - Dutch Bros
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at Dutch Bros? In this episode, I talk with my good friend Abbi about her experience working at Dutch Bros. The pros and cons of working at a fast-paced coffee stand and the heart behind the owners at Dutch Bros.  Barista talk is a show created by baristas to talk about coffee, behind the scenes in coffee shops and comical customer stories.
26:09
March 12, 2021
Episode 1: The Love of Coffee - Taylor Galbaugh
Episode 1: The Love of Coffee - Taylor Galbaugh
This month we celebrate Valentine's Day and how coffee brings people together. Taylor, a past barista, shares her experience working in a small coffee shop and watching people bond over coffee.  Barista talk is a show created by baristas to talk about coffee, behind the scenes in coffee shops and comical customer stories.
28:40
February 13, 2021