43 episodes

Opposites Extract is a show dedicated to exploring specialty coffee through lively, reasoned, and civil debate about a whole range of topics relevant to anybody who works drinks, loves, hates, dreams about, thinks about, works with, or is simply curious about coffee.

(In other words, you don't have to be pro to be pro or con.)

In each episode, debaters will square off and argue from assigned sides, as determined by a random coin toss. Participating debaters pledge to honor and represent the position they are assigned, regardless of their personal opinions and perspectives. At the end of each episode, debaters will have an opportunity to discuss their actual thoughts about the topic, and their process in formulating their arguments.

Things might get a little heated sometimes, but hey, we're brewing here.

Opposites Extract: A Debate Podcast about Coffee Cafe Imports

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Opposites Extract is a show dedicated to exploring specialty coffee through lively, reasoned, and civil debate about a whole range of topics relevant to anybody who works drinks, loves, hates, dreams about, thinks about, works with, or is simply curious about coffee.

(In other words, you don't have to be pro to be pro or con.)

In each episode, debaters will square off and argue from assigned sides, as determined by a random coin toss. Participating debaters pledge to honor and represent the position they are assigned, regardless of their personal opinions and perspectives. At the end of each episode, debaters will have an opportunity to discuss their actual thoughts about the topic, and their process in formulating their arguments.

Things might get a little heated sometimes, but hey, we're brewing here.

    Ep. 35: Season Finale!

    Ep. 35: Season Finale!

    What better way to end the first full season of "Opposites Extract" than by surrounding ourselves with friends and coffee family from all over? In this year-end show, Joe and Meister bring in their colleagues on the sales teams both at HQ in Minneapolis as well as based in Europe and Australia. It's a multicultural extravaganza! Plus, Meister and Joe reflect on the whirlwind of season one, sneak-peek some of what's to come, and hopefully spread a little caffeinated cheer. We'll be back in March for season two, with a new format, more fantastic guests, and of course plenty of laughs and surprises.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 34: Suddenly Everyone Wants Instant Coffee with Kalle Freese

    Ep. 34: Suddenly Everyone Wants Instant Coffee with Kalle Freese

    Kalle, a former Finnish barista champion, coffee-shop owner, and now cofounder and CPO of Sudden Coffee, joins us for a conversation on how his new company is revolutionizing instant coffee for a specialty market.

    • 32 min
    Brief: Interview with Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval of "The Coffee Man"

    Brief: Interview with Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval of "The Coffee Man"

    In this short interview, Meister has a chat with director Jeff Hann and producer Roland Fraval, whose feature-length documentary "The Coffee Man" follows former World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic around the globe in search of interesting coffees and a fascinating story. Roland and Jeff speak about their filmmaking careers thus far, what's down the road for them, and how their work on this movie turned them both into bona fide coffee obsessives.

    • 23 min
    Ep 33: The Dirt on Dirt with Andrew Timko

    Ep 33: The Dirt on Dirt with Andrew Timko

    Urban gardener and co-owner, coffee-buyer, and roaster for St. Louis, MO's Blueprint Coffee, calls in to the show to argue the merits of natural or biological farming, an agricultural technique that uses native ecosystems to encourage farm health and success. Joe and Meister use this opportunity to "beta test" a new show format, as they consider what Season 2 will look (well, sound) like.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 32: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Detroit, MI

    Ep. 32: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Detroit, MI

    Opposites Extract was recorded live in Detroit, MI where Joe and Meister were honored to be masters of ceremonies for six unique, thought-provoking, and illuminating presentations by coffee professionals from throughout the region. We gather the speakers around a table to talk about their topics, ask one another questions, and continue the conversation that was started during the program.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 31: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Columbus, OH

    Ep. 31: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Columbus, OH

    Opposites Extract was recorded live from the Vue in Columbus, OH, where Joe and Meister were honored to be masters of ceremonies for six unique, thought-provoking, and illuminating presentations by coffee professionals from throughout the region. We gather the speakers around a (tiny) table to talk about their topics, ask one another questions, and continue the conversation that was started during the program. Tune in next week for the second part of the two-part series, recorded live in Detroit, MI.

    • 49 min

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