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Explore coffee through history, science, music, and other vaguely-related topics. Join Brian Franklin from Tulsa-based DoubleShot Coffee Company and co-host Mark Brown from Argentfork.com as they meander around coffee-inspired ideas and engaging interviews.

AA Cafe Podcast Brian@DoubleShotCoffee.com

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    • 4.2 • 19 Ratings

Explore coffee through history, science, music, and other vaguely-related topics. Join Brian Franklin from Tulsa-based DoubleShot Coffee Company and co-host Mark Brown from Argentfork.com as they meander around coffee-inspired ideas and engaging interviews.

    Cristina and Ariel

    Cristina and Ariel

    Cristina Garces and Ariel Montoya visited DoubleShot for the first time the week of Independence Day. After visiting Washington, D.C., they hit the coffee capital of the world, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cristina is the daughter of Don Ernesto, who was once the largest independent producer of coffee in Colombia. Ariel was the owner of Hacienda El Boton, producer of the very first natural out of Colombia: our very own Maduro. This episode is probably the longest in AA Cafe history, but it's packed with compelling content. Listen in bits, but listen twice. Shoot us an email with your comments and questions: sales@doubleshotcoffee.com.
    Get the coffee here: DoubleShotCoffee.com

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Nicaragua 2024

    Nicaragua 2024

    DoubleShot roastmaster, Brian Franklin has just returned from another trip to Nicaragua. He and Mark talk about what coffee farms are really like and the difficulty of getting to Dos Manzanas and Finca Massif. While en route to Finca Massif Nueva Segovia, Brian interviewed Luis Miranda about the farms and how he got into coffee. It's worth a listen. And worth thinking about. Buy the coffee they're drinking at DoubleShotCoffee.com.

    • 47 min
    Birthday Stories

    Birthday Stories

    Mark and Brian keep it brief this time and let the DoubleShot regulars talk. It's a lengthy cast of eighteen characters, all with something interesting to say. Quite a range of voices and stories and memories of DoubleShot history. Listen to the end for some juicy, intimate content where the tables are turned and Brian spills the beans on his private life. Thanks to everyone who participated in this episode, to everyone who didn't but still has a story to tell, and to everyone whose lives have been touched in any way by the DoubleShot. You are the reason DoubleShot exists.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Gemini Project

    Gemini Project

    With the DoubleShot's 20th birthday just around the corner, Mark and Brian reconvene to taste one of the two coffees Brian sourced and roasted for the occasion. It's sold as a box set called The Gemini Project, which is available at DoubleShotCoffee.com. 
    The coffee jolts their memories and they spend the majority of the episode talking about the past. A few of the things they remember from twenty years of coffee and hijinks. 
    Talk to Mark and Brian in person at the 20th birthday celebration March 5. All day and half the night.

    • 38 min
    DoubleShot 20th Birthday

    DoubleShot 20th Birthday

    Brian Franklin opened DoubleShot Coffee Company on March 5, 2004. On March 5, 2024 we celebrate its 20th birthday. And there's a lot to celebrate. In this episode, Mark and Brian talk about the theme of this year's party and walk through an entire day's event schedule. There will be commemorative cups, a commemorative beer, unusual coffees, and a game to keep you entertained. Listen up, you don't want to miss this.
    More at DoubleShotCoffee.com
    Download the new DoubleShot app here.

    • 44 min
    La Minita 2024

    La Minita 2024

    January 20-25 Mark and Brian traveled down to Costa Rica to visit Hacienda La Minita. It was Mark's first foray into coffee territory. And La Minita was Brian's first origin trip in 2005. Here they chronicle some of the details of the trip, observations, and takeaways. To purchase a pound of La Minita, go to DoubleShotCoffee.com.
    Read more about the trip at DoubleShotCoffee.com/blogs/newsletter

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Okie Dokie Jen ,

Good Coffee = Good Podcast.

This is a very informative podcast. Although the host is a little cocky at first, Brian Franklin talks intelligently about coffee and espresso.I really enjoyed the podcast where he talked about being held at gunpoint when he went to origin. I'm so glad to finally have a down to earth podcast that isn't two hours long and actually airs podcast on a regular basis. Keep drinkin' great coffee.

DoktorDro ,

This Podcast needs to be heard by more people

I am by no means a coffee snob nor a coffee connoisseur, but I have recently learned that I spent most of my life drinking bad coffee. But more importantly, that I have participated in making coffee what it should never have been. An isolated experience. Stick your iPods in and drink bad coffee while typing on your laptop. Coffee is a social drink. To be shared with people who have one thing in common with you: that you both drink coffee. And that’s enough to start a conversation. I love how this podcast emulates the experience of sitting at a coffee shop and being a part of a conversation. Nothing better than that. Great job Brian and Mark. Keep up the amazing work!

Life is too short to drink bad coffee isolated.

Katie Joy B. ,

Not Your Average (cup of) Joe

Brian, Mark, and their fascinating guests have a plethora of knowledge surrounding all things coffee. Add in the fact that they're funny and engaging and you've got all the makings of an awesome podcast. Thanks for putting out such a wonderful show guys - keep up the great work!

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