105 episodes

A forward-thinking interview series examining the business of progressive coffee culture.

The 5THWAVE Podcast is hosted by Jeffrey Young, Editor-in-Chief of 5THWAVE magazine and Founder of Allegra Group.

Each episode features inspiring stories, business lessons, and thought leadership from the entrepreneurs and industry experts blazing trails to success across the world of coffee.

The podcast will delve into the detail of achieving operational excellence, get to grips with green coffee sourcing and seek out the very best of global coffee culture. We’ll also examine the future of e-commerce and coffee at home, the changing face of cafés and coffee shops, and how to hone winning HR strategies – plus much more.

Get in touch and tell us what topics you'd like to hear by visiting www.worldcoffeeportal.com/5THWAVEPodcast

5THWAVE - The Business of Coffee and Hospitality World Coffee Portal

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    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

A forward-thinking interview series examining the business of progressive coffee culture.

The 5THWAVE Podcast is hosted by Jeffrey Young, Editor-in-Chief of 5THWAVE magazine and Founder of Allegra Group.

Each episode features inspiring stories, business lessons, and thought leadership from the entrepreneurs and industry experts blazing trails to success across the world of coffee.

The podcast will delve into the detail of achieving operational excellence, get to grips with green coffee sourcing and seek out the very best of global coffee culture. We’ll also examine the future of e-commerce and coffee at home, the changing face of cafés and coffee shops, and how to hone winning HR strategies – plus much more.

Get in touch and tell us what topics you'd like to hear by visiting www.worldcoffeeportal.com/5THWAVEPodcast

    Marta Pogroszewska Live @ The European Coffee Symposium

    Marta Pogroszewska Live @ The European Coffee Symposium

    Last week marked the 15th year of the Allegra European Coffee Symposium, held Barcelona. This high profile event welcomed leaders from across Europe’s coffee and hospitality industry for three days of networking, one-on-one meetings, thought leadership and the annual European Coffee Awards.

    As part of the conference programme, we were delighted to host a series of exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s most celebrated business leaders in the first ever 5THWAVE Podcast Live.

    And today, we’re bringing you the first of those interviews in full, and speaking with Marta Pogroszewska, Managing Director of GAIL’s Bakery. 

    GAIL’s is a highly successful boutique bakery chain with 127 bakeries in the UK and are renowned for their people-centric approach to business.

    In this conversation Marta shares stories from her incredible career and the secrets behind GAIL’s successful hiring and people development programmes.
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    • 21 min
    The Magic of Colombian coffee

    The Magic of Colombian coffee

    In today's episode we're continuing our series exploring the vast and diverse Colombian coffee market.
    In part one, Alejandro Cadena from Caravela Coffee, shared an overview of the country’s rich tapestry of microclimates and coffee varietals.
    And today we're immersing ourselves in Colombian coffee culture by speaking with Carolina Castañeda, Director for Europe, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia and Jaime Andres Moreno, COO, Café Quindío.
    In these conversations we discuss the latest trends in specialty coffee in Colombia and find out how coffee has become so closely connected to Colombia's national identity.
    Credits music: "Besos de Miel" by Marley in association with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective
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    • 26 min
    How to raise funds - with David Abrahamovitch, Grind

    How to raise funds - with David Abrahamovitch, Grind

    In today's episode we're exploring the investment trail to find out how hospitality businesses can prepare and execute a successful funding strategy.
    We'll speak with David Abrahamovitch, CEO and founder of Grind - a boutique hospitality group that has completed a number of successful multi-million dollar funding rounds.
    In this conversation, David walks us through each stage of the brand's funding journey - from individual investors to crowdfunding - and shares invaluable advice for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for growth.
    Credits music: "Streets of London" by Charlotte Campbell in association with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective
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    • 31 min
    Intro to Colombian coffee - with Caravela Coffee

    Intro to Colombian coffee - with Caravela Coffee

    In today's episode we're kicking off a new mini series on the Colombian coffee market, exploring the trends and future developments of this vast and diverse coffee growing country.
    First up, we speak with Alejandro Cadena, CEO & Founder of specialty green coffee exporter, Caravela Coffee, to get an overview of the market and Colombia's different growing regions.
    In this conversation, Alejandro unpacks Colombia's rich tapestry of microclimates and coffee varietals and discusses the impact of increasing coffee farm consolidation.
    Credits music: "Un Weekend Contigo" by Marley in association with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective
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    • 26 min
    Operational metrics - with Andrew Purcell, Always Bright Group

    Operational metrics - with Andrew Purcell, Always Bright Group

    In today's episode, we continue exploring the metrics and KPIs successful hospitality operators use to achieve outstanding results.
    Last week we heard from Colin Harmon of Dublin’s 3fe about the indicators he employs to maximise the performance of his coffee business. Next up, we speak with Andrew Purcell, Director of Always Bright Group and former Head of Operations for Central London at Soho House.
    In this conversation Andrew shares the simple but effective framework he uses to deliver operational excellence and a consistent and first-rate customer experience.
    Credits music: "Jack is Back" by Sonia Leigh in association with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective
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    • 21 min
    Business metrics - with Colin Harmon, 3fe

    Business metrics - with Colin Harmon, 3fe

    In the next two episodes we’re exploring the critical business metrics and KPIs successful coffee and hospitality operators use to achieve outstanding results.
    First up we speak with Colin Harmon, Founder and CEO of 3fe - an iconic chain of specialty coffee shops and roastery based in Dublin.
    In this conversation, Colin discusses the importance of taking a long-term view to achieve your goals and shares the metrics he tracks to maximise business performance.
    For more on how to build a coffee shop business you can buy "What I Know about Running Coffee Shops" by Colin Harmon here.
    Credits music: "Send Me" by Bobbie Harvey in association with The Coffee Music Project and SEB Collective
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

giraffecoffee ,

5THWAVE

So many great guests and thought-provoking topics

Smudge897 ,

Great podcast!

Super informative with good guests

jmpofjsnakfn ,

It’s alright

I listen now and then and like the topics covered but sometimes the balance is a little one sided. Take the most recent episode, none of the detail being mentioned by these brands was challenged. A pod machine having a lower footprint than a kettle, okay fine, but what goes into making that plastic machine that only brews one type of pod and has no other use and what’s its lifespan in comparison to a kettle. I just think a broader look into subjects could be better, rather than a sales pitch for those brands ya know.

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