63 episodes

Barista Talk™ is hosted by an ex-barista and journalist sharing the secrets of what happens Behind the Bean™ in the coffee industry with a focus on sustainability. Interviews with baristas, coffee shop owners, coffee roasters, and customers.

This podcast is for those who enjoy stories and want to understand the coffee culture and lingo. You don't have to be a coffee lover (although it helps) to listen.

Have suggestions for coffee shops to interview? Email baristatalkshow@gmail.com.

Want to support this podcast? Buy us a cup of coffee at: www.buymeacoffee.com/baristatalk. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/baristatalk/support

Barista Talk Laura Stewart

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Barista Talk™ is hosted by an ex-barista and journalist sharing the secrets of what happens Behind the Bean™ in the coffee industry with a focus on sustainability. Interviews with baristas, coffee shop owners, coffee roasters, and customers.

This podcast is for those who enjoy stories and want to understand the coffee culture and lingo. You don't have to be a coffee lover (although it helps) to listen.

Have suggestions for coffee shops to interview? Email baristatalkshow@gmail.com.

Want to support this podcast? Buy us a cup of coffee at: www.buymeacoffee.com/baristatalk. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/baristatalk/support

    Episode 63: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Series Recap Episode

    Episode 63: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Series Recap Episode

    This is the recap episode for the 50 States, 50 Weeks and 50 Coffee Shop Series. I’m joined by Yemi Sonoiki as he asks me questions about my experience from my virtual travels through all 50 states.

    I learned a lot about how podcasting works from the structure of a podcast, asking consistent questions, varying follow-up questions so the interviews are more intriguing, and editing.

    From the coffee world, I saw the passion and humility of the coffee shop owners and how we as consumers can help their businesses succeed by buying local or ethically sourced coffee beans.

    Overall, I’m honored to get to hear and share all 50 of these stories with you. Thank you for following along on this journey.

    If you would like me to email you the full Google Maps saved list of coffee shops these shop owners recommended in all 50 states, email me at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.


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    • 10 min
    Episode 62: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wyoming - Aspire Coffee Roasters

    Episode 62: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wyoming - Aspire Coffee Roasters

    Scott Boeckner is the owner of Aspire Coffee Roasters in Greybull, WY. Scott started his coffee journey by roasting coffee beans in a bread maker with a friend. He started his shop about a year and a half ago and has enjoyed every moment since. One of the funniest parts Scott shared was how people in his area want coffee to look and taste so strong that “a horseshoe can float”. Follow along for Scott’s new adventure as he moves the roasting side of his business to Colorado.



    Looking for other shops to visit around Wyoming? These are the shops recommended by Scott:

    Beatific Coffee Roasters in Lovell, WY

    Hygge Hearth Coffee & Bakery in Sheridan, WY

    Pine Coffee Supply in Pinedale, WY



    Want to know of more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? This is the last of the 50 shops featured. Check out the past 49 episodes for a featured shop in every state. If you have questions you want answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com before 12/25/2022 and it might just make it into the final episode!


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    • 19 min
    Episode 61: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wisconsin - Mercies Coffee

    Episode 61: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Wisconsin - Mercies Coffee

    Mallory Orr is the owner of Mercies Coffee in Madison, WI. 13 years ago she started a job as a barista, and from that moment on she knew coffee would be in her world for the rest of her life. She is also passionate about fighting human trafficking, so she meshed her two passions (coffee and fighting human trafficking) together to create Mercies Coffee.



    Looking for other shops to visit around Wisconsin? These are the shops recommended by Mallory:

    Ancora Cafe and Bakery in Madison, WI

    Bella Goose Coffee and Roastery in Wisconsin Dells, WI

    Colectivo Coffee in Grafton, Shorewood, Mequon, Milwaukee, and Wauwatosa, WI

    True Coffee Roasters in Monona, WI

    Wonderstate Coffee Roasters in Madison and Viroqua, WI



    Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want to be answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com before 12/20/2022.


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    • 20 min
    Episode 60: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - West Virginia - TipTop

    Episode 60: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - West Virginia - TipTop

    Cade Archuleta is the co-owner of TipTop in Elkins and Thomas, WV. He and his wife are very passionate about serving their customers and community. Anyone is welcome inside their shop. Cade shares the support he feels from the broader coffee community as he grieves the loss of his brother and sister. He’s thrilled to share their new storefront with customers and to know the locals are backing their shop too.

    Cade’s connections with the coffee industry extend to Due South Coffee Roasters and A&E Coffee who just so happen to be on this podcast series!



    Looking for other shops to visit around West Viriginia? These are the shops recommended by Cade:

    Mountaineer Roasting Co. Coffee & Bar in Morgantown, WV

    Mea Cuppa Coffee Lounge in Charleston, WV



    Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want to be answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.


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    • 27 min
    Episode 59: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Washington - Anthem Coffee

    Episode 59: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Washington - Anthem Coffee

    Bryan Reynolds is the co-owner of Anthem Coffee in Puyallup and Tacoma, WA. Bryan, alongside his wife and his parents, started Anthem Coffee with a dream to help his dad retire and care for his adopted siblings along with building a thriving gathering space for the community. This business venture allowed Bryan to do what he’s truly passionate about which is to help people step into their gifts. His zeal for life (and especially for coffee) is tangible in this episode.

    Thank you, Kirsten, for recommending Anthem Coffee for this episode!

    Looking for other shops to visit around Washington? These are the shops recommended by Bryan:

    5 Stones Coffee Co. in Bellevue and Redmond, WA

    CRAFT.19 in Sumner, WA

    Ebony and Ivory Coffee in Lacey, WA

    Electric Coffee House in Sumner, WA

    Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want to be answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.


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    • 21 min
    Episode 58: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Virginia - Cafe Kindred

    Episode 58: 50 Coffee Shops, 50 Weeks, 50 States - Virginia - Cafe Kindred

    Jennifer Demetrio is the co-owner of Cafe Kindred in Falls Church, Virginia. She started out her career working in the food industry and found herself putting together coffee from her favorite shops and a baked good from a bakery to make the ideal pairing. But, she struggled to find a place offering both excellent food and coffee. So, she started Cafe Kindred with her husband.



    They source their coffee beans from Vigilante Coffee Company (listen to their story in episode 32 representing Maryland’s coffee).



    Looking for other shops to visit around Virginia? These are the shops recommended by Jennifer:



    Beanetics Coffee Roasters in Annandale, VA

    Goosecup in Leesburg, VA

    King Street Coffee in Leesburg, VA

    Rare Bird Coffee Roasters in Falls Church, VA

    SideBar in Leesburg, VA

    Weird Brothers Coffee in Herndon, VA



    Want more great places to get coffee (or tea) as you're visiting new states across the U.S.? Follow along as we feature one coffee shop a week in all 50 states. If you have questions you want answered for the recap episode of this series, send us your ideas at baristatalkshow@gmail.com.


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    • 27 min

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Roo-e-racer ,

Loving Podcasts!

Seriously enjoying these podcasts and learning so much about coffee! I have never been serious about coffee but have enjoyed listening to family and friends discuss all the details.
Now I find myself really loving all this coffee talk!

You do such a great job!
Thank you

Hdyevs ,

Very Insightful

I’ve been around coffee for a long time, mainly they roasting side. I don’t know the shop or barista side as well. This podcast really helps me understand that! Ya’ll do a great job, keep up the good work!

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Really enjoyed this podcast. Great, thoughtful questions and cool incite!

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