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Steampunk Coffee - Behind the Beans

Steampunk Coffee - Behind the Beans

By Steampunk Coffee
Community, personal interactions and connection are behind all we do at Steampunk Coffee. Join us to chat all things coffee - get to know the team who serve you; the processes involved in making great coffee; and join us for some bigger picture conversations about the coffee supply chain, social justice and how we can all work together to do better.

Connect with us via Instagram:
@steampunkcoffee
@steampunkroast

Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk

www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and merch.

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Season 3: Episode 4 - Team Steam chats with our manager Lewis MacKenzie
Pete, Toby and Cameron get together (again, virtually) for a chat. This week our lovely manager and the Bearded Barista himself, Lewis MacKenzie,  joins them. They talk about what they are most looking forward to as lockdown eases as well as asking Lewis loads of questions about his long history with Steampunk - he has been with us for 6 years now! He also spills the beans about the current renovations going on in our bar. Hope you enjoy this little snippet of coffee shop conversation! Please do follow us if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too. You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch. 🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
44:05
March 2, 2021
Season 3: Episode 3 - Team Steam chats more about brewing coffee at home
Pete, Toby and Cameron get together (again, virtually) for a chat. This week Scotty joins them and they talk discuss the Aeropress, the Steampunk virtual cupping and what we are reading, watching and listening to this week. Hope you enjoy this little snippet of coffee shop conversation.  We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do follow us if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
41:13
February 18, 2021
Season 3: Episode 2 - Team Steam chats more about brewing coffee at home
Pete, Toby and Cameron get together (again, virtually) for a chat about brewing and what we are reading, watching and listening to during lockdown. This week they talk about a few of the different brewing methods they are using including the Moccamaster and the Aeropress. Hope you enjoy this little snippet of coffee shop conversation. We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do follow us if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too. You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch. 🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
35:44
February 11, 2021
Season 3: Episode 1 - Team Steam chats brewing coffee at home
Hello! Welcome back to another season of the pod! We have been in Lockdown 2 here in Scotland since Christmas eve and our cafe is closed. Although the roastery is still busy roasting and shipping online orders, we have all been working separately in order to reduce any risk of virus spreading and many of us are on flexi furlough. We have certainly been keeping busy though and have been brewing plenty of coffee at home, like the rest of the country. To kick off the new season, Pete, Toby and Cameron get together (virtually) for a chat about brewing and what we are reading, watching and listening to during lockdown. One of the things that we miss most about the cafe being closed are exactly these sort of chats that happen every day in the cafe - between the team and also with customers.  Hope you enjoy this little reminder of coffee shop conversation.  We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do follow us if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.   You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast   Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.   🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
44:00
February 3, 2021
Season 2: Episode 6 - The Team Steam Christmas Special
Join Peter, Toby, Scott and Cameron for a chat about all things Christmassy. What we love best about both hospitality and Christmas is the chance to  indulge in all sorts of interesting, funny and random conversations. Because everything is weird this year, and just getting weirder we decided we would just take it all online. The chat encompasses nut roast, Chippolatas and nativity roles (Jesus had a grandad??) and very little about coffee. Hope you enjoy it anyways... This is the last episode for 2020! Next year we will come back with further actual interesting coffee content.  Please do follow us if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.    You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast   Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.   🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
43:04
December 21, 2020
Season 2: Episode 5 The coffee supply chain and Bale Mountain with Kamba Coffee
In this episode Catherine Franks chats with Bruna Costa from Kamba Coffee. Kamba is a fairly new importer who we have worked with since they set up in 2019. In fact Ludwika and Cath met Bruna on a visit to Ethiopia that year where our working relationship began. Our new release Bale Mountain is an interesting and rare example of a vertically integrated supply chain where Israel Degfai, who produced the coffee is also part owner of Kamba and is therefore directly involved at every stage of this coffee's journey to us.  Bruna herself comes from a third generation coffee producing family in Brazil and we have a really interesting chat about how coffee producers are portrayed in marketing, how value can be more fairly distributed throughout the supply chain, and what benefits certification (eg organic, fair-trade) do and don't actually have on producers. This conversation really reinforced to me how important it is to look past labels and images and genuinely respect people working at all points in the coffee supply chain. We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do follow us if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.   You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast  Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
44:15
December 4, 2020
Series 2: Episode 4 - Coffee Shop Customers
This week are are so happy to be joined on the podcast by a couple of our regular customers - Laura Cave and Gregor Milne. These guys kindly agreed to come in for a socially distanced chat about what coffee shops mean to them, the role they play in community and have just a general good quality conversation. This is exactly the sort of conversation that happens day in and day out here at Steampunk and in people's favourite coffee houses across the world. If you want to get a feel of what coffee shops are about and why they are important to so many of us, this is a great episode to join us for. We hope you enjoy it! Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.   You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast  Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
42:04
November 26, 2020
Season 2: Episode 3 - Three Roasters Collaboration with Dear Green and Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters
This week Catherine Franks is joined by Lisa Lawson from Dear Green and Fiona Grant from Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters. We are three female run coffee businesses who operate in different corners of Scotland. We have collaborated together for the past three years every Christmas to bring the Three Roasters Coffee Gift set which is a set of three coffees roasted from three different regions of the world at our three roasteries. This year's set is available again (in limited quantities) via Dear Green's website www.deargreencoffee.com. It was brilliant catching up with these incredible women. I have such admiration for them and their businesses and love how we are drawn together by our shared ethos of care (for our communities and how we source and roast coffee) into a collaborative relationship rather than a competitive one.  Find out more: Dear Green - www.deargreencoffee.com FB/Instagram @deargreen Glen Lyon - www.glenlyoncoffee.co.uk FB/Instagram @glenlyoncoffee We hope you enjoy this episode. Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too. You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch. 🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
38:59
November 26, 2020
Season 2, Episode 2: the Falcon Peru project with Line Cosmidis
In this episode Rachel Beebe, head roaster at Steampunk, talks with Line Cosmidis from Falcon Coffee. Line is an agronomist who is head of sales at Falcon Specialty. She talks to us about Falcon Peru a project they launched to link smallholder farmers in remote areas of Peru to the specialty market.  Steampunk has bought three lots of coffee through the project: La Huaca in 2018, which came from several regional farms, and this year, Freddy Bermeo and Herminio Raimirez. We just finished the last of the coffee from Mr. Raimirez, so hopefully you were lucky enough to try it while it lasted. After our conversation Line messaged to say that two of the farmers they work with have placed in the Peru Cup of Excellence competition. Eli Espinoza placed 8th and Fidel Huancas placed 4th. It’s really exciting for everyone involved with the project and it speaks to the quality of the coffee they’re producing and exporting. We are looking forward to tasting and roasting this Peruvian coffee for years to come.  We hope you enjoy this episode. Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast  Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧OG by night.
39:13
November 14, 2020
Season 2, Episode 1: The Cafe - No1 Peebles Road
Welcome back to the Steampunk Coffee podcast. In the last series we got to know Team Steam a bit better. In Series 2 we are looking outward in slowly expanding circles and will be having conversations with people in different areas of the coffee supply chain who we work with and have gotten to know over the years.   First up we are absolutely delighted to welcome Craig Anderson and Ema Perry from No 1 Peebles Road. Their cafe is a busy hub at the heart of mountain biking territory in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. We have supplied these guys with coffee since the day we started roasting 8 years ago and love the ethos, vibe, food and literally everything about their cafe. Find out more and reach them directly via Instagram @no1_peebles_road  Please follow our podcast if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast   Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk   www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.   🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day, 🎧 OG by night.
39:23
November 6, 2020
Episode 6: Team Steam's everyman Toby
In this final episode of series 1 Peter Mackie hosts a conversation with Toby Jeffries. If you have been in Steampunk recently you will have no doubt chatted with Toby about how your day is going or your favourite movie. Toby keeps us cheery and the conversation flowing even on the darkest of days and we think he embodies what is great about hospitality in general and coffee shops in particular. Cameron joins in too for a chat that encompasses random thoughts on temperature fluctuations at Steampunk, ideas for a new team uniform and what keeps the heart of hospitality beating.  This is one of my favourite episodes to date and is a great one for finishing off season 1 which was all about getting to know Team Steam. We are so lucky to have the most wonderful team here and we hope you have enjoyed getting to know us better during these podcasts.  In series 2 we will be continuing the conversation with people who work in different areas of the coffee supply chain and looking more closely at different aspects of our favourite beverage.  Please follow our podcast if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast  Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day, 🎧 OG by night.
36:33
October 30, 2020
Episode 5: Behind the Espresso machine with Scotty
In tonight's episode Peter Mackie chats to Steampunk long timer Scott Nicolson about beards, tunes and the perfect flat white. Scotty started working at Steampunk 6 years ago and is a much loved member of the team, a local boy who has progressed through the business from waiter to Head Barista. We hope you enjoy this episode!  Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast (as always) is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧recording OG by night. 
30:37
October 23, 2020
Episode 4 - Behind the Roaster with Team Steam (Part 2)
In this episode Catherine Franks continues the conversation begun last week with Steampunk's Head Roaster Rachel Beebe and Production Roaster Ludwika Kopczynska.  We discuss flavour, favourite coffees ... and the mortuary rumour. We hope you enjoy this episode!  Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast  Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast (as always) is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧recording OG by night.
34:29
October 17, 2020
TRAILER: Welcome to our podcast!
Why are we podcasting? A little bit about our motivation behind starting a podcast and where we hope to go with it. Please join the conversation. Ask questions, suggest topics, share with your friends. Contact us: roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk Instagram @steampunkcoffee www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk 🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day, 🎧 recording OG by night.
03:22
October 11, 2020
Episode 3 - Behind the Roaster with Team Steam (Part 1)
In this episode Catherine Franks chats with Steampunk's Head Roaster Rachel Beebe and Production Roaster Ludwika Kopczynska. They share their experiences as women roasters in Specialty Coffee, their own personal coffee journeys and what their day looks like from behind the roaster. This was a long conversation, Part 2 will follow next week. We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  www.steampunkcoffee.co.uk for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast (as always) is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day,🎧recording OG by night.
37:26
October 3, 2020
Episode 2 - Behind the bar with Team Steam
In this episode Catherine Franks takes the yellow chair and chats with Peter Mackie and Cameron Smith, two of Steampunk's baristas. We talk about their coffee journeys, how they like to make coffee best and what their passions are outside of work. The best thing about Steampunk Coffee is the people behind it and viewers have asked to hear more about what makes Team Steam tick. Here is the first instalment. Find out more about Pete's project at www.tellmeatime.com
36:25
September 25, 2020
Episode 1 - How Steampunk Coffee began and where we are now.
In this introductory episode Peter Mackie hosts a conversation with Catherine Franks (founder) and Rachel Beebe (head roaster) of Steampunk Coffee.  We answer questions sent in by Instagram followers and talk a little of the setting up of Steampunk and the ways in which we are trying to negotiate these tricky Covid times. We also discuss our motivation behind recording these podcasts and the sorts of things we will hope to cover during the course of these conversations.  We hope you enjoy this episode! Please do follow if you would like to hear future episodes and share with others who may be interested too.  You can reach us via Instagram: @steampunkcoffee @steampunkroast Or email roast@steampunkcoffee.co.uk  Click here for online coffee, subscriptions, brew gear and sick merch.  🎙This podcast is made possible due to tech genius Cameron Smith ... mild mannered barista by day, 🎧 recording OG by night.
33:58
September 18, 2020