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A behind the scenes look at what goes into making one of the world's favorite beverages. Lucia is a former winemaker turned coffee processing specialist. She consults with coffee growers and producer all over the world giving her a unique perspective into the what it takes to get a coffee from a seed to your cup.

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A behind the scenes look at what goes into making one of the world's favorite beverages. Lucia is a former winemaker turned coffee processing specialist. She consults with coffee growers and producer all over the world giving her a unique perspective into the what it takes to get a coffee from a seed to your cup.

    #28: Origin, Native, Indigenous and Local: Building Our Coffee Vocabulary

    #28: Origin, Native, Indigenous and Local: Building Our Coffee Vocabulary

    If you started the season with me in October you’ll remember that I started exploring the topic of what we lose when we take a plant from its native environment. Episode #25: A California Coffee Farm & Native vs. Local Yeasts looked at the...

    • 40 min
    #27: Searching for the Escape Velocity of Coffee–w/ Mark from Finca Rosenheim

    #27: Searching for the Escape Velocity of Coffee–w/ Mark from Finca Rosenheim

     We usually hear about coffee from roasters or even people like me, who work with coffee producers but we are not producers ourselves. One of my podcast goals is to bring you directly to the source. Whether it's scientific research or hearing directly...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #26: Do Coffee Trees Talk? How Underground Fungi Affect Coffee Quality

    #26: Do Coffee Trees Talk? How Underground Fungi Affect Coffee Quality

    What is left behind when coffee moves to new locations. What is the trade off for innovation?  This episode looks at what else we potentially leave behind when we introduce new plant material to non-native locations.The inspiration for this episode was...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #25: A California Coffee Farm & Native vs. Local Yeasts

    #25: A California Coffee Farm & Native vs. Local Yeasts

    This week I want to talk to you about where native coffee yeast come from.  If you are concerned about coffee flavor manipulation by yeast, I hope by the end of the episode you have a broader understanding of where "native" yeast originally came from.To...

    • 50 min
    #24: Tea and Coffee: Conscious Uncoupling w/ Aurora Prehn

    #24: Tea and Coffee: Conscious Uncoupling w/ Aurora Prehn

    Aurora is back for another tea chat.Unfortunately I think coffee and tea are often lumped together in similar categories but they have very different histories and I think it’s worth trying to de-couple these beverages.Join us as we discuss how:-tea is...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #23: Tasting Authenticity—When Different Countries Have Similar Flavor Profiles

    #23: Tasting Authenticity—When Different Countries Have Similar Flavor Profiles

    What happens when the best in the world can't tell if a wine comes from the Willamette Valley in Oregon or Burgundy, France? What happens when the experts can't tell if the bubbles are from Champagne or California.Does a place really have a taste? Can...

    • 51 min

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