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Podcast for coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Valerian interviews emerging and established coffee professionals who are ready to reveal their secrets so you can use them to improve the quality of your coffee and boost your coffee business. Valerian works on online coffee education projects from his home in Northern California. Originally he is from Central Europe where he co-owns a third wave coffee roasting company called Green Plantation. Join him on the path to discovering the newest trends in the coffee industry.

Podcast for coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Valerian interviews emerging and established coffee professionals who are ready to reveal their secrets so you can use them to improve the quality of your coffee and boost your coffee business. Valerian works on online coffee education projects from his home in Northern California. Originally he is from Central Europe where he co-owns a third wave coffee roasting company called Green Plantation. Join him on the path to discovering the newest trends in the coffee industry.
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Podcast for coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Valerian interviews emerging and established coffee professionals who are ready to reveal their secrets so you can use them to improve the quality of your coffee and boost your coffee business. Valerian works on online coffee education projects from his home in Northern California. Originally he is from Central Europe where he co-owns a third wave coffee roasting company called Green Plantation. Join him on the path to discovering the newest trends in the coffee industry.

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Episodes

#42 Starting a Coffee Brand - Sales - Where to sell your product

8/21/2017
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Where to sell your coffee? What shall be your wholesale price? Is Amazon or grocery stores the answer for your sales? We decided to share our experience from our first year trying to find the best sales channels for our brand Unleashed Coffee.

Duration:01:25:26

#41 Starting a Coffee Brand - Logo and Packaging

4/4/2017
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In this episode, we are going to talk about logo and packaging design. When it comes to the logo design we used plenty of services like Fiverr, 99 Designs and we will describe you the good and the bad about them. We ended up with a local designer. Was it a good idea? We think so. We will describe also the process we went through when ordering our bags. We had to order them from China via Alibaba, but it was not a very smooth ride. Finally, we are going to talk about the importance of...

Duration:01:15:24

#40 Starting a Coffee Brand - 1. The Idea was born, lets name it.

3/15/2017
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This is a promised episode where we try to inspire through our experience of building a coffee brand. After I introduce William - the coffee farmer and the CEO of Unleashed Coffee we will give you few tips how to select the perfect business partner for your project. We also did a small exercise and asked each other our strong points and our weaknesses. This part was unrehearsed and we had a blast to evaluate each other. Selecting the name for our company was pretty challenging and long...

Duration:00:59:10

#39 Cold Brew and Butter in Your Coffee ... a Coffee Biz Idea Under $10000

2/6/2017
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Denet Lewis from Barbell Coffee will reveal how can you start a coffee business under $10000 and how did they find their crowd in the crossfit niche. In this episode we will also talk about different ways to make cold brew and also how to bottle cold brew. With Denet we will discuss their buttered coffee derivative which is based on the bulletproof coffee.

Duration:00:56:03

Is Running a Cafe in the Overpriced Paris a Good Idea?

12/20/2016
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In this episode I have a very exciting guest all the way from Paris. Jana Bukovinova opened a cafe/bistro in Paris called Thank You My Deer. She is the business owner, barista, baker and chef. As I mentioned previously I truly believe that coffee roasters and baristas who know how to cook, bake, how to develop flavors have a serious advantage over the rest of the crowd. Jana is one of few who can do that and it does not stop there. She does it extremely well creating buzz all over...

Duration:01:18:04

#37 What Does a Rwandan Barista Dreams Of?

11/29/2016
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I think I am not wrong when I say that most coffee professionals dream of going to the origin, tasting the coffee cherry and frolicking on the coffee farm like Kaldi’s goats in 15th century in Ethiopia. But have you ever wondered what do baristas from the origin dream of? We know that 10-20y ago in many coffee producing countries, drinking coffee was not something what was done. Many of the coffee farmers did not even taste their own coffee. This is rapidly changing and origin countries...

Duration:00:46:07

#36 Episode #2 with Michal Molčan. Is Intelligentsia Coffee a Sellout? Is Failing Fast a Good Thing?

11/22/2016
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Second episode with Michal Molčan from the Standart Magazine. In this episode Michal will describes his ideal cafe, elaborates on the idea behind Peet's acquisition of Intelligentsia's coffee and debunks the Silicon Valley spirit on failing.

Duration:00:18:34

#35 Standart - The Coffee Magazine

11/22/2016
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Standart Magazine is a coffee lovers intellectual feed. Great stories, tips by the crème de la crème of the coffee industry, ultra cool design making this publication unique. All this achieved only in one and half years. Yes, Standart magazine are still newbies on the coffee scene. It scares me and scares me what is next! With my country man Michal Molčan I was discussing success behind their magazine hoping to reveal the secret of the “amazing”. I got inspired plenty and I hope you will...

Duration:01:01:32

#36 Michal Molčan - Episode #2 is Intelligentsia Coffee a sellout? Is failing fast a good thing?

11/20/2016
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Second episode with Michal Molcan from the Standard Magazine. In this episode Michal will describes his ideal cafe, elaborates on the idea behind Peet's acquisition of Intelligentsia's coffee and debunks the Silicon Valley spirit on failing.

Duration:00:18:34

#35 Standard - The Coffee Magazine

11/16/2016
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Standard Magazine is a coffee lovers intellectual feed. Great stories, tips by the crème de la crème of the coffee industry, ultra cool design making this publication unique. All this achieved only in one and half years. Yes, Standard magazine are still newbies on the coffee scene. It scares me and scares me what is next! With my country man Michal Molčan I was discussing success behind their magazine hoping to reveal the secret of the “amazing”. I got inspired plenty and I hope you will...

Duration:01:01:32

#34 The Future of Coffee Roasting - Co-Roasting with Floy Andrews

11/1/2016
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Podcast about the future of coffee roasting business. Are co-roasting facilities the future? There are multiple benefits which are very attractive to the new coffee businesses. - very easy start - low investment - low risk - professional growth within community of like minded professionals and much more. With Floy we will also talk about the most important properties of a successful roasting business, about other trends in the coffee industry and also she will tell us about women in the...

Duration:01:12:12

#33 Mistobox Grinders, Portfolios and Q&A

9/20/2016
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In the second episode of the interview Seth Mills -- director of coffe at MistoBox will talk more about the MistoBox business model, and will also reveal how do they select coffees for their portfolio and what kind of coffee rosters they like to cooperate with. Finally Seth will answer questions you asked Coffee is Me Facebook group.

Duration:01:03:36

#32 MistoBox - The Coffee Subscription Business which Survived Shark Tank

8/31/2016
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Seth Mills the coffee expert at MistoBox will talk about a very interesting business model - coffee subscription. Mistobox is one of the first coffee subscription services in USA and except the very interesting business model I was intrigued that they were launched using Kickstarter and they also were pitching in Shark Tank. As you will hear in the interview Mistobox did exceptionally well on this show. They got funded by Mark Cuban and they refused the offer by Kevin O'Leary aka Mr....

Duration:00:56:24

#31 Revolutionizing Vietnamese Coffee - Farmers Blend Coffee

8/9/2016
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In this episode I interviewed Dietmar Vogelmann from Farmers Blend Coffee. He is a German coffee lover living in Vietnam who decided to change the reputation of Vietnamese coffee. Yes snooty specialty coffee lovers this episode is about robusta! :) Whether you like it or not you have to realize the robusta still rules our coffee industry and is preferred in many cultures. I love Dietmar's story and coffee mission. Especially that he decided to do something different rather than cloning...

Duration:00:57:11

#30 How to do a Successful Kickstarter Campaign with Daniel Vitiello from Handground

5/23/2016
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How to do a successful Kickstarted campaign? Daniel Vitiello is behind Handground the revolutionary hand coffee grinder. The guys got funded via Kickstarter. Their initial goal was $35 000 but at the end they they raised over $300 000. How did they do it? I asked myself in this “golden” episode.

Duration:01:00:02

#29 Coffee with Gail Williams - Seattle Coffee Gear

5/2/2016
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Did you ever wonder what is the most popular brewing method in USA? How do Americans drink coffee and do they prefer light roast or dark roast? Gail, start of YouTube videos from Seattle Coffee Gear will give us and idea how do their customers approach coffee. Do you plan to do YouTube videos? Gale will tell you what it takes to be a YouTube coffee star.

Duration:00:53:20

#28 Big Island Coffee Roasters 2 - The Farmer-Roaster Duo from Hawaii

4/12/2016
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Kelly and Brandon are lucky to grow, process, roast and serve their coffee. They are in full control over the quality from the seed to cup. In this two episodes they will tell their fascinating story starting a coffee farm and a coffee roasting company in Hawaii. As always I use special interrogation techniques to extract plenty of wisdom about their branding, website, Instagram, social media also how to roast properly Hawaiian coffee and finally how to purchase a coffee roasting company.

Duration:01:07:58

#27 Big Island Coffee Roasters 1 - The Farmer-Roaster Duo from Hawaii

4/12/2016
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Kelly and Brandon are lucky to grow, process, roast and serve their coffee. They are in full control over the quality from the seed to cup. In this two episodes they will tell their fascinating story starting a coffee farm and a coffee roasting company in Hawaii. As always I use special interrogation techniques to extract plenty of wisdom about their branding, website, Instagram, social media also how to roast properly Hawaiian coffee and finally how to purchase a coffee roasting company.

Duration:00:50:01

#26 Stephen Leighton - Listener Q&A

4/1/2016
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Stephen Leighton answers your questions about roast profiles, the new flavor wheel, barista skills and much more.

Duration:00:51:04

#25 Videos and Coffee Business with Stephen Leighton - Has Bean

3/23/2016
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In this episode we are continuing having fun with Stephen Leighton from Has Bean -- one of the pioneers of specialty coffee in Europe and also one of the pioneers of coffee videos on YouTube. How does it feel to make your first videos? How does it help your brand and whether it helps all the time. Also in this episode I will ask Stephen how would he start a coffee company if he would not have Has Bean. Interestingly his answer is not what we are accustomed to.

Duration:00:41:25