64 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

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    • 4.9 • 24 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

    The road ahead for drive-thru coffee

    The road ahead for drive-thru coffee

    On the podcast today we're exploring the business case for drive-thru coffee and the potential for this highly-profitable format to expand across new market segments and geographies.

    • 36 min
    The never-ending quest for quality – A conversation with Ralf Rüller of The Barn

    The never-ending quest for quality – A conversation with Ralf Rüller of The Barn

    This week we’re chatting with Ralf Rüller, Founder, CEO and creative force behind The Barn - a curated specialty coffee business with a roastery and 10 coffee shops in Berlin, plus three international stores, spanning Mallorca, Dubai, and most recently Seoul in Korea.

    • 38 min
    The energy crisis

    The energy crisis

    On the podcast this week we're examining the impact of soaring energy prices and how café operators are navigating this unprecedented crisis.

    • 32 min
    Roland Horne – The vision and drive behind WatchHouse

    Roland Horne – The vision and drive behind WatchHouse

    On the podcast this week we’re bringing you a feature length interview with Roland Horne, Founder & CEO of WatchHouse – a boutique specialty coffee business with 10 locations across London, and five new UK sites already in design plus a flagship store scheduled to open in Manhattan in 2023.

    • 46 min
    A quiet achiever – In conversation with Anne Lunell

    A quiet achiever – In conversation with Anne Lunell

    This week we’re bringing you a very special bonus episode with Anne Lunell, a former Swedish Barista Champion, international coffee judge and the co-visionary behind Koppi Coffee Roasters - an internationally acclaimed coffee roaster based in the Swedish town of Helsingborg.

    • 21 min
    Spotlight on Melbourne's specialty coffee scene

    Spotlight on Melbourne's specialty coffee scene

    To celebrate the World Barista Championship taking place at Melbourne International Coffee Expo next week, we're turning the spotlight on this highly influential coffee city to explore the past, present and future of Melbourne's specialty coffee scene.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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.

btdhayes ,

Great info and guests

Really enjoy this podcast - especially the episode with Tim. Recommend to anyone with even the slightest bit of interest in coffee.

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