141 episodes

The Coffee Roaster Warm Up Sessions podcast covers all things coffee including roasting, brewing, tasting, and business. This is a glimpse into real discussions between two brothers Sergei and Mark Kutrovski who are co-owners of Mirror Coffee Roasters.

Coffee Roaster Warm Up Sessions Mirror Coffee Roasters

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Coffee Roaster Warm Up Sessions podcast covers all things coffee including roasting, brewing, tasting, and business. This is a glimpse into real discussions between two brothers Sergei and Mark Kutrovski who are co-owners of Mirror Coffee Roasters.

    141 | Is A Food Menu Necessary In A Coffee Shop?

    141 | Is A Food Menu Necessary In A Coffee Shop?

    Most coffee shops offer pastries with their beverages, and it's becoming popular to have a breakfast food menu as well. Is having a food menu necessary? In this episode, we talk about some of the great experiences we've had at coffee shops as well as what are some of the businesses pros and cons of serving a food menu.

    • 31 min
    140 | Modeling Excellence in a Coffee Shop with Alex Sciarrotta of Narrative Coffee

    140 | Modeling Excellence in a Coffee Shop with Alex Sciarrotta of Narrative Coffee

    Narrative Coffee, here in WA, models excellence very well. Everything from their coffee program to their food menu is refined for a very pleasant experience. Alex Scariotta, the new owner of Narrative Coffee, shares more about what it they're doing at Narrative, his personal story of growth in coffee, and how important it is to build an exceptional team in coffee.

    • 1 hr
    139 | Starting A Coffee Shop vs Starting A Coffee Roastery

    139 | Starting A Coffee Shop vs Starting A Coffee Roastery

    Starting a coffee shop or a coffee roastery are both challenging and a risk. After having started a roasting company and helped owners start cafes, we've noticed some of the differences between these two coffee businesses. In this episode, we take apart the pros and cons of starting both a coffee shop and a roasting company.

    • 28 min
    138 | This Changes Everything For Decaf Coffee

    138 | This Changes Everything For Decaf Coffee

    This past week, decaf coffee got the spotlight and it happened to be at the US Brewers Cup Championship. The 2024 USBrC winner, Weihong Zhang, wins first place competing with a decaf coffee. This is a huge turning point to see decaf crush at a competition and it wasn't even a Gesha!
    In this podcast episode, we talk about decaf, where we see this going, and some of our favorite decaf coffees we've had in the past.

    • 27 min
    137 | How To Grow As A Coffee Content Creator With Jimmy The Barista

    137 | How To Grow As A Coffee Content Creator With Jimmy The Barista

    A special episode with Jimmy The Barista where we talk about what his journey has been like creating content around coffee, how he started in coffee, and his mindset in growing as a creator. Listen until the end because there are so many insightful pieces of information for creatives, coffee shop owners, and roasters.

    Subscribe to Jimmy: https://www.youtube.com/@jimmythebarista

    Jimmy's IG: https://www.instagram.com/jimmythebarista/



    Shop Our Coffee: https://bit.ly/36gPLRU

    • 54 min
    136 | How Coffee Roasters and Coffee Shops Can Succeed Together

    136 | How Coffee Roasters and Coffee Shops Can Succeed Together

    As a coffee roaster, offering wholesale to coffee shops is core to our business model. For us, however, it's not just about getting more coffee out the door. Coffee roasters and coffee shops should be working together to help each other thrive and succeed. In this episode, we talk about how we set coffee shops up for success when they partner with us.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Chris Deferio ,

Thoughtful and needed

Real coffee talk from real coffee people. I love the candor and the curiosity in these conversations. The world of coffee roasting is often a confusing one and these guys make more accessible. Great work!

DrProctor ,

I’d enjoy hanging with these guys

I’m an avid home coffee roaster and find this podcast to hit the right notes: extremely informative without being snooty or elitist, yet not dumbed down. These guys know that anyone can learn to become a skilled roaster no matter the demographic. Their discussions are relatable, funny, thoughtful, socially aware, honest and helpful. Excellent work.

Konnor K Lessard ,

Fun and Informational

Just discovered these guys and found out they’re local to my area! Really been diving into the deep end of roasting, starting to home roast, and plan to start a roastery. The variety and simplicity that they explain things with, while having a great enjoyable time, makes this a top notch podcast in my tool kit! 10/10

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