In their weekly coffee discussion, Eric Rauch and Joe Darnell plunge into the depths of the world’s favorite bevereage. It’s all about recipes and brewing techniques, roasting beans to perfection, counter culture, and the fun we have together over a hot cup of joe.
76: Thanksgiving Coffee’s a Thing?
Gobble gobble! The guys discuss coffee traditions, seasonal roasts, Starbucks’ Thanksgiving and Fall blends, how commercialism in America ignores a perfectly good holiday, and offer first impressions of the — get this — a car espresso maker. Happy Turkey Day everyone!
75: It's a Happy New Year Trick
Joe and Eric are back in action to talk about LEGO coffeemakers, R2-D2 coffeemakers, Houndstooth coffee house in Austin, Texas, and more. Ask yourself the question: How often should *everyone* clean your coffee mug? The guys answer this and more on today’s episode.
74: It’s Either Soylent or Lighter Fluid
Joe and Eric find the time to sit down over not one but two cups of coffee and a bottle of Soylent. Joe experimented on himself when Soylent was on sale. Thrasher coffee supplied several roasts for the guys to taste test, so they analyze two Ethiopians. Then, Joe and Eric highlight some of Alec Baldwin’s interview with Howard Schults, the CEO of Starbucks.
73: Let it Sing
Eric and Joe discuss three things: Left Hand Brewing Company craft beer (our first “craft brew” tate test on the show), how genetics and caffeine influence our caffeine intake, and whether a taste test can prove that people prefer cheap coffee over gourmet coffee, like — ahem — Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Listen, drink and enjoy!
72: The All-New Cold Brew Pouring iPhone
Eric and Joe discuss some naming conventions: why are we calling cold brew and iced coffee the same things? Speaking of which, iced coffee has taken a back seat to cold brew over 2016. And in other news, the world’s first cup of joe that’s 80 times stronger than the rest of them is available in Australia, and Coca Cola is getting into the bottled coffee business. Listen, drink and enjoy!
71: False Positive of Caffeine
Eric and Joe are back at their desks and this time sipping something from
fresh coffee cups. They discuss Tim Hawkins’ complicated mug and the
plain-jane white mug from Publix and why it’s special to Joe. Topics of the
week: a green tea alternative to coffee that won’t leave you feeling the
jitters, Soylent’s new Coffiest (?!) and a worthy mention of the book ‘The
Supper of the Lamb’. Listen, drink and enjoy! Van Halen.
I discovered this podcast a few weeks ago when I first started drinking coffee regularly each morning. I have learned a lot about coffee through Top Brew and its be great! Still haven't caught up to the most recent episodes! I'm working my way up through the archives. Thanks for doing the podcast keep them coming!!
For coffee beginners, enthusiasts, and drinkers!
Joe and Eric do a great job of explaining all sorts of coffee related business including brewing tips and methods, coffee roasting, tasting notes, and roasters. This finely grinded coffee podcast is a great way to break yourself into the world of specialty coffee or even just coffee education in general. Whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, you will definitely learn a lot. Also, they are very responsive to their fans -- I asked a question about the $75 Geisha coffee from Stumptown and they gladly answered on their next episode. Matter of fact, they inspired me to up my brewing game, so now I have a brand new chemex! Thanks for the inspiration and education, guys!
Great tips and great insights on coffee. Well worth listening to.