Skip to main content
Barista Talk

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.

Want to support this podcast? Buy us a cup of coffee at: www.buymeacoffee.com/baristatalk.
Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Episode 6: Redneck Coffee Snob - Todd Jones

Barista Talk

1x
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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