The MAP IT FORWARD Coffee Podcast is a daily video (Youtube) and audio podcast. The podcast consists of two types of discussions focused around the coffee industry and supply chain hosted by Lee Safar.
The first is The Daily Coffee Pro - short 15 minute daily musings to give you something to ponder about your career, life, and business as you move through your day. The main MAP IT FORWARD Podcast is made up of long-format conversations with respected industry professionals around interesting and topical subjects facing the entire coffee value chain.
Know The Coffee You’re Serving (The Daily Coffee Pro Podcast by MAP IT FORWARD) #490
An important part of working as a PROFESSIONAL barista is having a fundamental understanding of the product you're serving. This means (at the very least) being able to answer basic questions about the origin of the coffee you're serving and the processing methods of that coffee. In this episode of The Daily Coffee Pro by MAP IT FORWARD, we take a look at how awkward things get when this isn't the case.
Nawar Adra (Consumers and Coffee) #145 (The MAP IT FORWARD Coffee Industry Podcast)
Nawar Adra is the founder of ECRE (Formerly Collective Roasting Solutions) and Stitch Coffee based in Sydney Australia.
Find out more about ECRE at https://ecre.coffee and @ecre.coffee
Find out more about Stitch Coffee at https://stitch.coffee and @stitch.coffee
Should You Sell “Infused” coffees? (The Daily Coffee Pro Podcast by MAP IT FORWARD) #489
The terms "fake coffee" and "infused coffee" have been thrown around to describe green coffees where fruit and spices have been added to the fermentation tanks as food sources during coffee production. These are coffees are rapidly growing in popularity to consumers who are happy to pay higher prices for them over their usual coffees simply because they're more interesting. Recent conversations in the industry have hijacked that narrative to make it about the use of these coffees in competitions. Let's resist the urge to allow that to happen and think independently about the benefits of championing these coffees in the market and offering them to our customers.
Winter is Coming…Again! (The Daily Coffee Pro Podcast by MAP IT FORWARD) #488
Having just come to the end of our winter in the southern hemisphere, I can tell you that, thanks to the Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus, this has been a brutal season for small business owners. The summer that preceded it was pretty glorious - everything was open, cafes and roasters were doing well, and Australia was predominantly COVID-free. For those of our friends in the northern hemisphere coming into Autumn/fall...are you preparing your businesses to adapt to the potential for rapid changes that may be caused by COVID over the coming winter? How are you differentiating yourself to have a unique selling proposition to keep your customers engaged? Check out this episode of The Daily Coffee Pro for tips.
Latte Art is Fun But... (The Daily Coffee Pro Podcast by MAP IT FORWARD) #487
Latte art is a lot of fun! So are the gatherings that happen in our industry around latte art. Recently I got asked a question that has been ringing in my head for years so when someone else asked it I thought it was time to talk about it. "Why when we hold a latte art throwdown it's a packed event but when we hold educational events or talks with producers only a tiny fraction of those people show up?". Let's explore what happens when an industry focuses most of its socialising around these events, ignores other events, and what happens when all the events are taken away (e.g. if a pandemic were to happen).
Sebastian Vibe-Petersen (Automation in Coffee) #144 (The MAP IT FORWARD Coffee Industry Podcast)
Sebastian Vibe-Petersen is a part of the leadership team at Scandanavian company Scanomat (automated coffee brewing manufacturers), Topbrewer, and coffee roasting company Amokka.
Find out more about Scanomat at https://www.scanomat.com/
Great conversations with all stakeholders
The MAP IT FORWARD Podcast hosts discussions with guests of different expertise throughout the coffee industry. I’ve learned a lot from Lee’s short-form Daily Coffee Pro episodes as well. MIF also hosts educational webinars to promote professionalism and best practices in the coffee sector.
Coffee & Inspiration!
Lee and her incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on the coffee industry and the wonderful humans within it! Engaging, inspiring, and informative are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Lee - keep up the great work!
Interesting people/ interesting discussion
I enjoy getting to know interesting people in specialty coffee. lee does a great job picking fascinating guests and then helps them open up in discussions that are thought provoking.