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#19: The Science of Coffee Freshness

5/16/2018
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This week on the SCA Podcast, we feature a talk by Samo Smrke, Research Scientist at the Coffee Excellence Center of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Samo covers research he conducted in collaboration with the SCA on the effects of carbon dioxide degassing on coffee freshness and espresso extraction. Research by Samo and his colleagues at the Coffee Excellence Center can be found in the SCA’s newly published Coffee Freshness Handbook, a publication that contributes to the body of...

Duration:00:54:14

#18: Should Coffee Be Treated Like Wine?

5/7/2018
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This week on the SCA Podcast, Felipe Croce of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza, a coffee farm in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, talks about coffee fermentation and asks, “Should coffee be treated like wine?” Watch the video recording of this talk on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/udQNeGtdW_Y. This week’s episode was recorded at the Roaster Guild of Europe’s Roaster Camp, which took place in October of last year in the city of Poznan in Poland. Since then, the Roaster Guild of Europe and the...

Duration:01:00:40

#17: 10 Years of Re:co Symposium

4/17/2018
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This week on the SCA Podcast, we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Re:co Symposium, SCA's annual event dedicated to high-level discussions in specialty coffee. Peter Giuliano, SCA's Chief Research Officer and Director of Re:co, joins us to talk about the role of the event in the industry and to present two talks by Dr. Aaron Davis, a botanist and Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. In the first talk we’ll listen to from 2013, recorded at...

Duration:00:48:48

#16: The Building Blocks of a Cafe

4/9/2018
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This episode of the SCA Podcast features Ralf Rueller, speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017 about the essential factors to consider when planning a new cafe. Since 2010, Ralf and his team at The Barn Coffee Roasters have been doing pioneering work in Berlin’s specialty coffee scene, exploring how to build an audience, lower barriers, and make specialty coffee work in the city. Join the Barista Guild of Europe at CoLab: Bucharest this 29-31 May, 2018! Learn more and register here:...

Duration:00:37:25

#15: Don't Hire Your Customers

4/2/2018
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This episode of the SCA Podcast features Ben Szobody speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017 about the business and social benefits of hiring beyond the usual suspects. Ben leads an examination of employee retention in the industry and looks at what it takes to develop well-rounded employees who stay inspired and engaged. Join the Barista Guild of Europe at CoLab: Bucharest this 29-31 May, 2018! Learn more and register here: www.baristaguildofeurope.com/2018-bucharest/.

Duration:00:43:20

#14: The Culture of Fermentation

3/26/2018
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This episode of the SCA Podcast features Kathe Kaczmarzyck speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017. Fermenting food and drinks has a long history with a variety of methods rooted in different cultures across the globe. In her talk, Kathe regales stories of her explorations to discover how the culture of fermentation benefits our health and wellbeing. Kathe is an avid fermentor currently residing in London. She works teaching fermentation, experiments with various processes, and...

Duration:00:36:51

#13: Building a Roasting Plant

1/23/2018
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In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Andi Trindle, Director of Coffee at Philz Coffee (and member of the Coffee Roasters Guild Unification Committee) moderates a panel of coffee roasting professionals discussing the process of managing the building of a roasting plant. to manage the design, build out, and start-up of a roasting plant from experienced (a.k.a recovering) roasting companies. We'll review site and vendor selection, timelines, contractor...

Duration:01:06:38

#12: Coffee Botany 101

1/15/2018
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In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, SCA Coffee Science Manager Emma Sage talks about the scientific fundamentals all coffee professionals should understand about the coffee plant. Learn about how coffee genetics interact with environmental factors to influence yield and performance, the history of coffee breeding, the basics of coffee's anatomy and physiology, and listen to a lively discussion on the state of coffee research. This talk was presented live...

Duration:01:23:47

#11: Chemical Physics and Coffee

12/13/2017
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Coffee undergoes a series of complex chemical physics from the moment it's picked to the time it's brewed and consumed. In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Dr. Christopher Hendon discusses the chemical physics that impact the flavor, extraction, and consistency of brewed coffee. Dr. Hendon talks about improving espresso production with physics, and distinguishing the difference between qualitative and quantitative data. This talk was presented live at...

Duration:01:18:11

#9: Building a Sensory Program

11/27/2017
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In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Dr. Maya Zuniga provides an introduction to sensory science and the role it plays in the coffee industry. Dr. Zuniga explains how sensory analysis was used to build the coffee flavor wheel and lexicon, and how these tools can be used to obtain actionable information in understanding coffee flavor profiles. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty...

Duration:01:07:36

BONUS: Martha Stoumen at Bloom San Francisco

10/23/2017
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In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Martha Stoumen provides insights into the natural wine industry. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. The SCA Lectures podcast series is brought to you by Olam Specialty Coffee, connecting roasters to the finest specialty green coffees. Learn more about Olam at www.olamspecialtycoffee.com. Learn more about the presenter on our website:...

Duration:00:47:34

BONUS: Mokhtar Alkhanshali at Bloom San Francisco

10/17/2017
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In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Mokhtar Alkhanshali talks about the impact of disease on coffee production and how the coffee plant's past holds the key to its future. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. The SCA Lectures podcast series is brought to you by Olam Specialty Coffee, connecting roasters to the finest specialty green coffees. Learn more about Olam at www.olamspecialtycoffee.com. Learn...

Duration:00:45:59

#7: Opening a New Cafe?

10/2/2017
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Opening a new cafe? Design and build it right. This lecture explores the most critical issues (and mistakes) owners face during the design and build-out process when opening a new café. Learn about floor plan design, health and building codes, equipment needed to support your menu, cost estimates and time lines, and other important topics for new cafe owners. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee...

Duration:01:34:22

#6: Automation in Roasting

9/25/2017
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Coffee Roasting companies have important decisions to make regarding the use of automation in the roasting process. Even roasting plants that have implemented automation can struggle with how to evaluate its effectiveness. By automating, does one sacrifice creativity and quality for consistency and efficiency? This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals. The SCA Lectures podcast series is brought to...

Duration:01:18:47

#5: Changing Power Structures

8/28/2017
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Michelle Johnson and Tracy Ging moderate a panel on intersectionality, a term Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined as a cross-section where various forms of oppression exists (she explains the concept in this TED video). Women of color and those who identify outside of the CIS-normative, experience a unique set of challenges that often go unheard. This panel elevates those perspectives while discussing how to remove barriers, build influence, and foster the change needed for greater representation...

Duration:01:20:42

#3: Molding All Star Baristas

8/13/2017
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Anna Gutierrez on how specialty coffee business owners and managers can implement a training program to mold all star baristas. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals. The SCA Lectures podcast series is brought to you by Olam Specialty Coffee, connecting roasters to the finest specialty green coffees. Learn more about Olam at www.olamspecialtycoffee.com.

Duration:01:13:58

#1: Women's Coffee: Challenges & Opportunities in the Market, Part II

7/27/2017
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The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 2/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals, where panelists discussed the impact of women’s coffee and other market initiatives for women farmers. The SCA Lectures podcasts series is brought to you by Olam Specialty Coffee, connecting roasters to the finest specialty...

Duration:00:36:03

#1: Women's Coffee: Challenges & Opportunities in the Market, Part I

7/25/2017
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The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 1/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals, where panelists discussed the impact of women’s coffee and other market initiatives for women farmers. The SCA Lectures podcasts series is brought to you by Olam Specialty Coffee, connecting roasters to the finest specialty...

Duration:00:32:23

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