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.
June 2021 — J.R. Harris [EP24]
J.R. Harris is the Matchbook roaster for the month of June, and they've taken an approach to Matchbook that is totally unique.
May 2021 — Jiyoon Han [EP023]
Jiyoon Han is the featured roaster for the month of May here at Matchbook. She sources and roasts coffee for Bean & Bean, her family's coffee shop with four locations across the greater New York City area.
Bean & Bean sources coffee almost exclusively from women or women-led farms and cooperatives. Jiyoon believes coffee can be a tool and uses coffee sourcing as a way to address gender inequity across the coffee supply stream.
April 2021 — Julia Lancer [EP22]
Julia Lancer was roaster #7 when we first worked with her in October of 2017—and we're thrilled to work with her again.
Some things about Julia have changed, but some have stayed refreshingly the same.
March 2021 — Bianka Alloyn and Sabreen Naimah [EP21]
We're doing something we've never done at Matchbook—we're featuring TWO roasters for the month of March. Bianka and Sabreen are the team behind Cute Coffee, a roastery based in Oakland with its roots in Los Angeles. Bianka Alloyn and Sabreen Naimah met at a cafe, and since then have been exploring their shared love of all things coffee together. Learn about how they're keeping coffee cute in this episode!
February 2021 — Aaron Fender [EP20]
Aaron Fender is the co-founder of Portrait Coffee in Atlanta, Georiga, and the featured roaster here at Matchbook for the month of February. Aaron is interested in coffee as a conduit, a way to connect with people and build shared experiences, which you hear in this episode. Our conversation is more casual than most you've probably heard on the podcast because Aaron is incredibly easy to talk to. He's the type of person who asks questions, wants to know more about others, and can break the ice easily.
January 2021 — ChiSum Ngai [EP19]
Sum Ngai is the co-founder and roaster at Coffee Project in New York City. Sum originally started Coffee Project as a community hub—a place that folks in the neighborhood could gather and share a space that is non-judgemental and accepting.
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.