39 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.

    The Last Pour - Thanks and Goodbye!

    The Last Pour - Thanks and Goodbye!

    It’s with a heavy heart that we - Jools, James, and Scott - have decided to bring The Adventures in Coffee podcast to an end.

    It’s been a wonderful four seasons! In this final epsiode, we have a conversation about the high points in making this podcast and share lots and lots of thanks.

    Thank you for listening and coming on the journey with us!

    If you want to follow us on our solo adventures, check out the links below:

    Jools

    Instagram - https://bit.ly/39VRGew
    Website - https://bit.ly/3Jw2DXL
    Newsletter - https://bit.ly/3kXjqZx

    James

    Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Mlkk0O
    The Science of Coffee podcast - https://bit.ly/3TdDnHO
    A History of Coffee podcast - https://bit.ly/2NArChO
    Filter Stories podcast - https://bit.ly/3zb5vnO

    Scott

    Caffeine mag Instagram - https://bit.ly/3oijQ91
    Caffeine mag website - http://bit.ly/3jnLzIS
    Bentley Creative Instagram - http://bit.ly/3YdLOox
    Bentley Creative website - http://bit.ly/40hnggn

    • 13 min
    Jools and Scott’s Coffee Cocktail Celebration

    Jools and Scott’s Coffee Cocktail Celebration

    Dear Listeners,

    How can this be the last episode of Series 4? We cannot believe the diversity and range of Series 4 and we owe so much of it to your fantastic input. Not to mention the lovely James, Jack, and Mijon! Thank you listeners and thanks guys!

    We are so grateful that we decided to celebrate the season and gift you with a deep dive into making the most delicious coffee cocktail that you’ve ever had! Recipes included! How is this possible?

    We reached out to two coffee cocktail mixologists:

    Dave Jameson, 2-time UK Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, a Q-Arabica grader and coach of the 2017 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion.

    Alexandra Hager Beverage R&D Specialist for US locations of the Korean Bakery Franchise Tous Les Jours and 2022 US Coffee in Good Spirits Champion and the first US competitor at the World Championships.

    On this episode, we pick their brains to learn about why they love coffee cocktails, how they create a balanced coffee cocktail, and how they create the perfect coffee cocktail based on a person’s particular tastes.

    Then, Scott and Jools create custom coffee cocktails for each other! Get ready for a coffee adventure that will tickle your taste buds on Jools and Scott’s Coffee Cocktail Celebration!



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    Enjoy the legendary experience of a Moccamaster Coffee Brewers: https://bit.ly/3ANRBqQ

    Become your own barista with Rocket Espresso: https://bit.ly/3RiBXeh

    Want to learn more about our wonderful guests and the products that were featured? Follow and check them out here!


    Alexandra Hager Website: http://bit.ly/3BnR8wE Instagram: http://bit.ly/3Fn0ZDZ

    Alexandra recommends Death & Co’s Cocktail Book: http://bit.ly/3Pq8vms / Kells Irish

    Restaurant and Bar: http://bit.ly/3FJ3GkL (especially, on Christmas Eve!)

    Dave Jameson’s Danelaw Coffee Website: https://bit.ly/3HxVNjH / Instagram: http://bit.ly/3W5Pjwg

    Asterly Bros Website: http://bit.ly/3iYVMe0 Instagram: http://bit.ly/3VReenJ

    Pophams Bakery: Instagram: http://bit.ly/3Huzc7C

    Lucid Coffee Roasters: Instagram: http://bit.ly/3Br7Uey

    Paradox Design and Coffee: Instagram: https://bit.ly/3DDdYSr

    Christmas Songs are courtesy of InAudio by infraction: http://bit.ly/3iWGRkN



    The Recipes!

    The Black Rabbit!

    Ingredients:
    1 oz (1 part) Aperol
    1 oz (1 part) Gin ( Preferably Light on the juniper ex. recommend Hendrick’s or the like)
    1 oz (1 part) "Red Vermouth" - Cocchi Americano or Cocchi Rossa or Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
    1 dropper (0.7g) saline solution (1 part salt to 5 parts water)
    15g ground Rwandan coffee on a medium-fine setting (ideal for a pour-over), which I got from.....

    To Prepare it, you…
    Start with ground coffee in a decanter or container.
    Add alcohol.
    Add ice and stir for 45 seconds.
    Srain into separate decanter or container stir until coffee is combined.
    Let it sit for 2 min.
    Place...

    • 38 min
    Women’s Underappreciated Role on Coffee Farms

    Women’s Underappreciated Role on Coffee Farms

    When you picture a coffee farmer, who do you have in mind? For many people, it will be Juan Valdez, the symbol of Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers, with his thick moustache, sack of beans and trusty donkey.

    But women play a crucial role on coffee farms which often gets overlooked. This week, Jools is diving into the responsibilities they take on, some of the struggles they face and how we can hope to overcome them.

    She will speak to three women about their stories and experiences: Ana María Donneys and Paula De Rosenzweig, two women growing coffee themselves, as well as Blanca Castro at the International Women’s Coffee Alliance.

    Why is there a lack of representation at higher levels in the industry? How are traditional gender expectations holding women back? How might things change in the future?

    These are some of the questions we’ll be asking. So join Jools and James as they strap in and prepare to break the glass ceiling. Or perhaps the glass coffee cup…



    Join our Patreon to support the show! https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Enjoy the legendary experience of a Moccamaster Coffee Brewers: https://bit.ly/3ANRBqQ

    Become your own barista with Rocket Espresso: https://bit.ly/3RiBXeh

    Want to learn more about our wonderful guests? Follow them here!
    Paula De Rosenzweig / Café Mono Azul - Website: http://bit.ly/3V7clTi Instagram: http://bit.ly/3XySRbR
    Ana María Donneys / Café Primitivo - Website: http://bit.ly/3gv6dWa Instagram: http://bit.ly/3V3bfbb
    Blanca Castro / IWCA - Website: http://bit.ly/3gvvoYs Instagram: http://bit.ly/3EDAvhp

    Take a screenshot and tell your friends about Adventures in Coffee!

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

    • 30 min
    Ethiopia's Gift to the World

    Ethiopia's Gift to the World

    In Ethiopia, the birthplace of Arabica coffee, Ethiopians spend hours roasting and brewing coffee in their living rooms.

    But, have you ever heard of the Ethiopian coffee ceremony? If not, you are not alone.

    Get ready, dear listeners, because James is going to take you, Scott, and Jools out of your regular coffee routine to see how coffee can be drunk quite differently.

    First, we travel to Italy as James roasts coffee beans with his family’s long-time friend and family helper, a lovely Ethiopian woman named Elisa.

    Then, Jools and Scott get treated to a coffee trader at the Ethiopian Embassy with the ambassador and Jame’s friend Ethiopian coffee exporter Michael Haile.

    And, we also hear from an Ethiopian expat, Mekdes, who grew up with the ceremony at home and still practices it herself.

    Get ready, because your morning coffee might just get a little more savory!



    Join our Patreon to support the show! https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Enjoy the legendary experience of a Moccamaster Coffee Brewers: https://bit.ly/3ANRBqQ
    Repair your Moccamaster in the UK with Bella Barista: http://bit.ly/3UFHCfS

    Become your own barista with Rocket Espresso: https://bit.ly/3RiBXeh

    Want to learn more about our wonderful guests? Follow them here!

    Mesfin Tadesse’s Book ETHIOPIA - Home of Arabica Coffee: Early Use, Folklore, Coffee Ceremony, Origin, and Biology - Website: https://bit.ly/3tqNdeh
    Michael Haile’s Ethiopia Coffee Exhibition - Website: http://bit.ly/3EwrBn3
    Mekdes' recommendation Gwada Kitchen - Website: http://bit.ly/3g0txuF

    Take a screenshot and tell your friends about Adventures in Coffee!

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

    • 38 min
    How To Reduce Your Coffee Waste

    How To Reduce Your Coffee Waste

    Our morning cup of coffee creates a lot of waste, ever wondered what to do with it all? If so, then this episode is for you. Join Scott as he examines three areas of coffee waste and talks to some very clever people about how to reduce our impact on the environment.

    The Grounds - Soil scientist Linda J Brewer speaks with Scott about whether it’s a good idea or not to use our spent grounds in the garden.

    The Packaging - Scott rummages through his compost bin, and speaks to Ollie Sears of North Star Coffee about an innovative new form of biodegradable packaging.

    The Equipment - Scott Butler from Recycle Your Electricals tells (our) Scott how to dispose of all the broken grinders and coffee equipment he’s accumulated over the years.

    So join Scott as he immerses himself in the world of coffee waste… and even buys an old Moccamaster filter coffee brewer online to reduce his carbon footprint. We all love our morning cup, so why not make sure you’re enjoying it in the most sustainable way



    Join our Patreon to support the show! https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Enjoy the legendary experience of a Moccamaster Coffee Brewers: https://bit.ly/3ANRBqQ

    Become your own barista with Rocket Espresso: https://bit.ly/3RiBXeh

    Want to learn more about our wonderful guests? Follow them here!
    Ollie Sears / North Star - Website: https://bit.ly/3gRRAvQ Instagram: https://bit.ly/3NhLEsf
    Scott Butler / Recycle Your Electricals - Website: https://bit.ly/3SNPBFU
    Linda J Brewer / Oregon State University - Website: https://bit.ly/3zsUlKy

    Take a screenshot and tell your friends about Adventures in Coffee!

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

    • 29 min
    Opening a Coffee Shop: Fantasy vs Reality

    Opening a Coffee Shop: Fantasy vs Reality

    The exquisite latte art. The warm, smiling baristas. The deep, inviting armchairs… If you’ve ever taken a look around your favourite cafe and thought ‘What a wonderful place to spend a day, maybe I should open somewhere like this’, you’re not alone. But is this fantasyland?

    With guest co-host Chris Deferio (Keys to the Shop Podcast), we dive into the three key aspects of running a coffee shop, to help you better understand the realities behind the dream.

    The Money - Chris speaks to Michael Idov, author of the legendary Slate article ‘My Coffeehouse Nightmare’, about the financial areas which are often overlooked by those opening a cafe.

    The Scene - Scott heads to Caffè Culture and chats with Ben Eames of Bubbly Batch Coffee about Ben’s plans to bring something fresh to the coffee scene.

    The Dream - James catches up with his friend Hiyam Abdulla about her experience leaving her corporate job to follow her dream and open a cafe in North London.

    Chris brings many years of advising and consulting coffee shop owners, and offers fascinating insights into each of the three aspects. Will you be inspired to open a trendy cafe or your local high street. Or end up running for the hills?



    Join our Patreon to support the show! https://bit.ly/3vrispx

    Enjoy the legendary experience of a Moccamaster Coffee Brewers: https://bit.ly/3ANRBqQ
    Taste a delicious Moccamaster brew in London at Paradox Design Coffee: https://bit.ly/3DDdYSr

    Become your own barista with Rocket Espresso: https://bit.ly/3RiBXeh

    Want to learn more about our guest co-host Chris Deferio? Check out his website and podcast, Keys to the Shop here (https://bit.ly/3yMJtGX) and follow him on Instagram (https://bit.ly/3eHlOkf)

    Want to learn more about our wonderful guests? Here is how!
    Michael Idov - Twitter: https://bit.ly/3D6gTmg
    Ben Eames - Instagram: https://bit.ly/3eDqms1
    Hiyam Abdulla - Instagram (https://bit.ly/3gfB34w) and her cafe website (https://bit.ly/3MCaO4c)

    Take a screenshot and tell your friends about Adventures in Coffee!

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

    • 34 min

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