157 episodes

Released every Sunday at 6am central
Hosted by Rob, the owner of Folly Coffee Roasters, the Folly Coffee podcast is focused around Food & Beverage and has four episode categories: Small Business, Coffee, People, Business and Stories. Follow along our journey as a small business startup, hear stories and advice within the Food and Bev industry, and interviews with other interesting people. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/follycoffeepodcast/support

The Folly Coffee Podcast Rob Bathe- Folly Coffee Roasters

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Released every Sunday at 6am central
Hosted by Rob, the owner of Folly Coffee Roasters, the Folly Coffee podcast is focused around Food & Beverage and has four episode categories: Small Business, Coffee, People, Business and Stories. Follow along our journey as a small business startup, hear stories and advice within the Food and Bev industry, and interviews with other interesting people. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/follycoffeepodcast/support

    Ep142 Category: Coffee/Business- Will Forsman, Owner Cafe Steam & Colorway Coffee Roasters

    Ep142 Category: Coffee/Business- Will Forsman, Owner Cafe Steam & Colorway Coffee Roasters

    In this episode, Folly Rob sits down with Will Forsman, Owner of Cafe Steam and Colorway Coffee Roasters in Rochester, MN. Will launched Cafe Steam in 2015, and has since grown to three locations. In late 2021, he launched Colorway Coffee Roasters. They discuss the decision process to launch the coffee roasting business, the challenges of launching a new brand and roaster, and discuss the direction specialty coffee is headed. Enjoy!

    @cafesteam

    @colorwaycoffee


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep141 Category: DTF! (Define the Food) w/ Chef Yia Vang, What is pizza

    Ep141 Category: DTF! (Define the Food) w/ Chef Yia Vang, What is pizza

    In another edition of DTF!, Folly Rob sits down with Chef Yia Vang to discuss, what is pizza? They run through the definition of pizza, the history of the classic dish, and attempt to clearly define what is and isn't a pizza. Enjoy!

    @yiavang70


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    • 57 min
    Ep 140 Category: People/Stories- Eric Pfaff, Food & Beverage Manager Hewing Hotel

    Ep 140 Category: People/Stories- Eric Pfaff, Food & Beverage Manager Hewing Hotel

    In this episode, Folly Rob sits down with Eric Pfaff, the AM Food & Beverage Manager at Hewing Hotel in the North Loop of Minneapolis, MN. Eric is also the owner of Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast outside of Philadelphia, PA. Hear how he went from being a theater actor, getting a show cancelled after moving out east, and purchasing an historic bed & breakfast. His passion for hospitality and learning continues at the Hewing Hotel. They also discuss the challenges of small business ownership, balancing work and mental health, and mindset to creating building and maintaining a brand & reputation. Enjoy!

    @the_young_innkeeper


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep139 Category: People/Stories- Grant Nelson, Executive Chef W.A. Frost & Co

    Ep139 Category: People/Stories- Grant Nelson, Executive Chef W.A. Frost & Co

    In this episode, Folly Rob sits down with Grant Nelson, Executive Chef at W.A. Frost & Co in St. Paul, MN. In a full circle moment, Grant was a line cook at W.A. Frost & Co nearly a decade ago. Since then, he has worked in many of the Twin Cities best kitchens. Hear his approach to building a new menu, and building skills as a chef to get where he is today. Enjoy!
    @chef_pony

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    • 53 min
    Ep138: Coffee- Predicting 2023 Coffee Trends

    Ep138: Coffee- Predicting 2023 Coffee Trends

    In this solo episode, Folly Rob is making predictions about 2023 coffee trends. This includes coffee trends in cafes & restaurants, grocery/retailers, online, and business. Enjoy!

    @follycoffee


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep137 Category: People/Stories- Sonny Side of the Best Ever Food Review Show

    Ep137 Category: People/Stories- Sonny Side of the Best Ever Food Review Show

    In this episode, Folly Rob sits down with Sonny Side of the Best Ever Food Review Show, the most watched travel food show on YouTube. Hear how he went from growing up in St. Cloud, MN, moving to South Korea, then Vietnam, and growing a YouTube channel with over 9.5 million subscribers since it's launch in 2015! 

    @besteverfoodreviewshow


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

consciousdave ,

Great podcast for those in coffee/hospitality

Rob is a good host and does a good job of finding and selecting guests that are active in either the coffee or restaurant industry. He’s laid back which also allows for the personality and humanity to come out of guests. Sometimes does get a bit long for me but still enjoy it. Definitely recommend to those in the coffee industry

Spanaran ,

Fantastic

Great guests and an energetic host make for a fantastic podcast, week after week.

spalmerto ,

Learning so much

So great to hear insights on the coffee industry! So much great coffee going on around Mpls!!

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