17 episodes

Adventures in Coffee is a BBC / NPR-style show where we take you around the world to hear surprising stories about your cup of coffee.

We never get too geeky, you're guaranteed a laugh every episode and you'll never see your cup of coffee the same way again.

Join us on our Adventures in Coffee!

Adventures in Coffee is a collaboration between Scott Bentley, founder of award-winning magazine Caffeine, Jools Walker, best selling cycling author, and James Harper, creator of critically acclaimed documentary podcast Filter Stories.

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Adventures in Coffee is a BBC / NPR-style show where we take you around the world to hear surprising stories about your cup of coffee.

We never get too geeky, you're guaranteed a laugh every episode and you'll never see your cup of coffee the same way again.

Join us on our Adventures in Coffee!

Adventures in Coffee is a collaboration between Scott Bentley, founder of award-winning magazine Caffeine, Jools Walker, best selling cycling author, and James Harper, creator of critically acclaimed documentary podcast Filter Stories.

    Scott's Secrets to Finding a Great Coffee Shop

    Scott's Secrets to Finding a Great Coffee Shop

    Every high street now has at least five great looking coffee shops. But chances are only one or two actually make a truly great coffee. But how are you supposed to know which without trying them all out first?

    In this episode Scott, Jools and James are quite literally putting in the work to help you understand how to identify a good coffee shop, and hack your way to café nirvana!

    Self-crowned King of Caffeine Scott has what he believes is the ultimate hit-list of what to look for when trying out a new place for the first time: 1) beans 2) milk and 3) service.

    Scott swears by this framework, but Jools and James aren't going to just take his word for it. So where better than a mystery tour of East London to see just how well Scott’s framework holds up?

    Will our favourite Coffee Snob come out on top or will Scott have to eat (or should that be drink) his words on this one?!

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    Come join our Patreon Community to support the show: https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Discover how much CO2 is produced in each litre of Oatly compared to cow's milk: http://bit.ly/3aidSA3

    Help other people find the show by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/39iTRdk

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Scott Bentley / Caffeine Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Jools Walker / Lady Velo: http://bit.ly/39VRGew
    James Harper / Filter Stories: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

    • 31 min
    Coffee Pods: The Espresso Killer?

    Coffee Pods: The Espresso Killer?

    Pods promise the seductive smoothness of an espresso, just minus the faff! But is this for real? And should you buy a pod machine for your relatives this Christmas?

    We look at the case for pods from every possible angle. We cut them up, time them, try to recycle them and taste them!

    Jools is open to the idea of pods, but can she convince Scott, the planet’s biggest pod-hater, that pods might actually have a place in our kitchens?

    To help settle the bickering, James speaks to Nathan McCarley-O'Neill (Assistant Food and Beverage Director and co-author of Claridge's The Cocktail Book) and carries out a taste-test experiment between a pulled shot vs pod coffee.

    We pick up the phone with sustainability journalist David Burrows and try to untangle the massive recycling mess us poor consumers face every time we puncture one of these small capsules.

    And to cap things off, we decamp to Casa Bentley for an especially ridiculous espresso drag race!

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    Come join our Patreon Community to support the show: https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Discover how much CO2 is produced in each litre of Oatly compared to cow's milk: http://bit.ly/3aidSA3

    Help other people find the show by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/39iTRdk

    Click to buy Claridge's The Cocktail Book by Nathan McCarley-O'Neill and Denis Broci: https://bit.ly/3qiKFOM

    Try the Volcano coffee pods we tasted on the show for yourself. Nespresso compatible, and commercially compostable: https://bit.ly/3H0RryE

    Read David Burrows’ writing on sustainability here: https://bit.ly/3qqBnQK

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Scott Bentley / Caffeine Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Jools Walker / Lady Velo: http://bit.ly/39VRGew
    James Harper / Filter Stories: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

    Elevator Muzak: Royalty Free Music from Bensound.com

    • 43 min
    3 steps to coffee heaven with the Aeropress

    3 steps to coffee heaven with the Aeropress

    We’re quite literally firing on all cylinders in this episode, as we show you how to brew incredible coffee at home with an Aeropress!

    Like many of us, Jools loves filter coffee but isn’t sure how to get that cafe quality at home - or how ro recreate it when she’s away from her kitchen. We're using the Aeropress because it has infinite brewing possibilities, and it'll transform your coffee making experience forever.

    Starting with their classic Espresso Style recipe, Scott guides Jools on how to make an Aeropress tailored to her tastes, by tweaking three simple elements: dose, heat and time.

    You’ll be amazed at the differences they make!

    Come join our Patreon Community to support the show: https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Click here to buy The Lady, the delicious coffee roasted by our friends Girls Who Grind Coffee: https://bit.ly/3pePrwq

    Follow Aeropress’ colourful Instagram channel: https://bit.ly/3jbbSi2

    Discover how much CO2 is produced in each litre of Oatly compared to cow's milk: http://bit.ly/3aidSA3

    Help other people find the show by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/39iTRdk

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Scott Bentley / Caffeine Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Jools Walker / Lady Velo: http://bit.ly/39VRGew
    James Harper / Filter Stories: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

    • 25 min
    Single Origin - Coffee's fairytale debunked

    Single Origin - Coffee's fairytale debunked

    You’ve definitely bought “single origin” coffee before, and probably spent extra for it too. But what if you’ve been wasting your money this whole time?

    We’re going to take you on a fun and bewildering journey back in time and through philosophical loop-the-loops to understand where on earth our obsession with the term “single origin” comes from.

    This episode has more layers than a tiramisu! We start off unwrapping the story of coffee blends, but, the deeper we go, we realise that it’s actually a story about language and the very specific yet highly questionable principles that hold a community together.

    Strap in!

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    Discover how much CO2 is produced in each liter of Oatly compared to cow's milk: http://bit.ly/3aidSA3

    Help other people find the show by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/39iTRdk

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Scott Bentley / Caffeine Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Jools Walker / Lady Velo: http://bit.ly/39VRGew
    James Harper / Filter Stories: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

    And our wonderful guests:

    François Knopes: https://bit.ly/2YpWdV0
    Victor Robelo: https://bit.ly/3Be69z9
    Laura Meunier: https://bit.ly/3mtNbOP
    Akshay Dashrath: https://bit.ly/3A5Qctq

    • 38 min
    Milk Magic: The beginner's guide to pouring perfect latte art

    Milk Magic: The beginner's guide to pouring perfect latte art

    Prepare to make milk magic in your kitchen ... we're taking you on a journey towards becoming a latte art pro at home!

    The best bit? You won't need loads of fancy equipment to achieve this - the tools you have in your kitchen right now will get you there... even a bottle of dishwashing detergent is your friend on this one!

    First, Jools hops on the line with ‘friendly internet barista’ and coffee social media megastar Morgan Eckroth (aka @Morgandrinkscoffee) to get the lowdown on how to froth your milk to microfoam perfection.

    Then, Scott calls up Heidi Philip-Smith, a four-time UK Latte Art Finalist, to find out how to pour your now perfectly frothed milk into simple yet stunning patterns.

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    Discover how much CO2 is produced in each litre of Oatly compared to cow's milk: http://bit.ly/3aidSA3

    Help other people find the show by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/39iTRdk

    Follow us on Instagram!
    Scott Bentley / Caffeine Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Jools Walker / Lady Velo: http://bit.ly/39VRGew
    James Harper / Filter Stories: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

    And our lovely guests:
    Morgan Eckroft on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3nuXO6e
    Heidi Philip-Smith on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3CdnqZn

    • 31 min
    The Secret to Tasting Coffee

    The Secret to Tasting Coffee

    Coffee tastes like coffee.

    ...or does it?

    Scott, our resident “flavour-naut”, takes us on a journey into the world of coffee flavours and where they come from.

    How can we actually 'taste' coffee? And what does it mean if you’re not getting the flavour of strawberry that is written on your coffee bag?

    Scott starts off by calling up his very own dad - Ian “coffee-tastes-like-coffee” Bentley - and tries to convince him that coffee doesn’t just taste like coffee using a special trick.

    We then hop on the line with Freda Yuan - Head of coffee at Origin Coffee Roasters and UK Cup Tasters Champion to give us a framework for identifying flavours.

    And we finish with Diana Johnston Ledezma, Head of Quality Control at DRWakefield and UK Roasting Champion, who explains where coffee flavours actually come from and how they make their way into our coffee beans.

    We're giving you a toolkit for your tastebuds and helping you crank up your confidence in coffee tasting... so prepare yourself for a tasty trip!

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    Discover how much CO2 is produced in each litre of Oatly compared to cow's milk: http://bit.ly/3aidSA3

    Help other people find the show by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/39iTRdk

    Pick up a copy of Freda Yuan’s book to learn more about coffee tasting: https://bit.ly/3sYq0Pj

    Use the SCA’s Flavour Wheel next time you’re enjoying a coffee: https://bit.ly/2Wuyd2b


    What are the craziest coffee flavours you ever tasted? Tell us on Instagram!

    Scott Bentley / Caffeine Magazine: https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Jools Walker / Lady Velo: http://bit.ly/39VRGew
    James Harper / Filter Stories: https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O

    Diana Johnston Ledezma on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3mPa9Sa

    Freda Yuan on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3ytzfbE

    • 39 min

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