The Matchbook Coffee Podcast is a way to shine a light on the folks we work with every month. We give creative control over to a different roaster, and they get to tell their story however they'd like. Tune in every month to learn more about how your favorite roasters think about and approach coffee.
October 2022- Adrian Lopez of Grand Coffee[EP36]
Today we are speaking with Adrian Lopez of Grand Coffee, he has roasted a delicious Ethiopia Abiyot Ageze for the Matchbook release this month. We discuss his budding coffee interest while a college student in New York as well as the way roasting coffee has evolved his understanding of this very special bean.
-All the best from the MCP crew
P.S. If you want to get your bag of his roast click here: https://matchbookcoffeeproject.com/products/mcp-066-adrian-lopez
P.P.S. To keep up with his work over at Grand Coffee head on over here: https://www.grandcoffeesf.com/
July 2022- Tanbrown Coffee [EP35]
Marissa & Ethan of Tanbrown Coffee are the featured roasters for this latest Matchbook release. Initially brought together by a shared Asian American experience Marissa & Ethan are firm believers in the qualities of the coffee coming from Asia, in this Podcast we talk about how they approach coffee and also what they chose to roast for Matchbook.
Check out more of the good work Tanbrown does at @ Tanbrown.coffee
If you want to grab a bag of what they roasted head over to: Matchbookcoffeeproject.com
July 2022- Marvin Duncan [EP34]
This month's featured roaster is Marvin Duncan, quality control manager at PERC coffee in Savannah Georgia. In our interview, we talk about Marvin’s Matchbook release, how a failed date at a coffee shop opened his eyes to how awesome Coffee can be, and what his preferred brewing methods are. WARNING to Chemex and Espresso lovers Marvin might make you question your preferred brewing method.
Check out more of the good work Marvin does at PERC @ Perccoffee.com
If you want to grab a bag of his roast check out Matchbookcoffeeproject.com before it's gone.
June 2022- Chelsea Thoumsin [EP33]
We are excited to feature Chelsea Thoumsin this month as our Matchbook Release and in this episode we discuss Chelsea's great work with "Get chu some gear" and why she thinks combining decaf with caffeinated beans is a winning combo for her Matchbook release
Chelsea competed and won in the Cup Taster’s Nashville Qualifier and currently is the green coffee buyer for Counter Culture in North Carolina.
Find out more about Chelsea on her Instagram @chelsea.tastes.things
February 2022 — Renata Henderson [EP32]
We're so excited to announce that Renata Henderson of Cxffeeblack in Memphis, Tenn., is the featured roaster for February here at Matchbook!
For Renata, roasting evokes history and connection that goes far beyond what's in front of her. We hope that you feel that magic as you listen.
January 2022 — Sara Gibson and Kimberly Zash [EP31]
2022 is gonna be a big year at Matchbook!
We're kicking things off with Sara Gibson and Kimberly Zash of Sightseer Coffee in Austin, Texas. They aim to work with women across the supply chain—from women farmers and women-led coops to exporters to importers—their goal is to empower women and honor the amount of work women do to keep the supply chain of coffee going.
Super conversational and educational listen! Love the deeper look into the humans behind the roast.
I loved hearing about Amaris’ job and all that she is doing to advocate for the women in coffee. You are an inspiration and you should definitely learn how to juggle agriculture too🥰🥰
I’m so excited about this podcast. The 1st one with Shelby Williamson was stellar. I learned a lot from her.