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CLR-E102: Can Your Water Be Too Hot?

In this episode, we attempt to address the myth that you don't want to brew with water that is too hot - that you can 'burn' your coffee. In order to test the water temperature myth, we also brew coffee at a lower temp so we can share just how important a high water temperature is in your brew. We brew 3 V60s, one at 190F, one at 200F, and one at ~210F (just off boiling). Is brewing just off boiling going to ruin your brew? Will it be better/worse? On the flip side, what happens when you...


CLR-E101: 14 Million Pounds of Coffee

Coffee is HUGE - it's bigger throughout the world than you can really imagine, even given that you can find it on every single corner. All of our individual experiences with coffee is through single cups. Just a bit of beans at a time, consuming a pound or two here and there. In this episode we explore one of the critical roles in getting coffee to you... We visit The Green Room, a massive coffee storage warehouse in Auburn Washington - in this space (which turns out to be half the size of...


CLR-E100: 100 Episodes of Coffee

Today we celebrate 100 episodes of Coffee Lovers Radio. We take you back in time a little bit, and share how we got started. We also finally reveal the secret of Fake John, and give some thanks to important people. Check out our new site - Also our new Patreon, where you can support the show directly, get extended show notes on each episode, access our new unfiltered aftershow we call The Third Crack, and more Special...


CLR-E99: At CoffeeCon Seattle + Q&A

Coming to you live from CoffeeCon Seattle 2018 - Jesse and Joseph go around the show asking people "why should you give a crop about your cup?" Join us in this exploratory episode of Coffee Lovers Radio where we discover all the varying and fascinating reasons why people care about their coffee. Check out CoffeeCon - a coffee festival for coffee lovers - Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Magazine - Jesse Nelson - Conduit...


CLR-E98: How to Know When You're a Coffee Nerd

With a lot of fun things happening in Coffee Lovers Radio world - as we approach our 100th episode - Jesse and Joseph thought it would be fun to talk about what really makes someone a coffee nerd. Hint: there's more than just enjoying great coffee, but that's a great start ;) Go on a Coffee Tour @ Conduit Coffee! Watch US Coffee Championship Competitions Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee...


CLR-E97: The 4:6 V60 Brewing Method

Recently, Hario released a video on the 4:6 brewing method for V60 by Tetsu Kasuya, World Brewers Cup Champion of 2016. In this episode, Jesse and I talk brewing techniques on the V60, our experiences with the brewer over the years, and then get into playing around with the 4:6 brewing method. Thanks to Fellow and their fine kettle - Also, thanks to Hario, check out the original 4:6 brewing method video here - Hosts: Joseph Robertson -...


CLR-E96: Making Espresso at Home

Espresso is one of those coffee brewing methods which looks awesome, and is delicious, but turns out to be a crazy amount of effort. Most of the time, we'll just go to a cafe to get our espresso, because the coffee will be freshest, and the trained baristas will prepare it the best. But on the other hand, there are ways to make pretty darn good espresso drinks at home - and that is one of the most satisfying feelings... I made an error in my price statement of the Barista Touch during the...


CLR-E95: Advancing Your Coffee Experience

We've talked before about getting into good coffee - but what happens next? Now that you drink and enjoy fresh roasted, well-crafted coffee on a day to day basis, how do you dive further down the rabbit hole? In this episode, we explore... Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Magazine - Jesse Nelson - Conduit Coffee -


CLR-E94: Iced Pourover vs Coldwave - Which is Better?

It's summertime and that mean's it's high time for iced coffee! Jesse and I take a look again at the Coldwave, this time we put it head to head against our traditional favorite iced coffee brewing method, the iced pour-over, also known as 'Japanese iced method.' While the Coldwave has stormed onto the scene as one of the favorites due to being able to make iced coffee from any brew with zero dilution, we discovered some surprising delights from the iced pour over that you just don't get in...


CLR-E93: Getting Into Great Coffee

We talk a lot about great coffee on this show - becoming a connoisseur, tasting coffee, exploring flavors. We drink a lot of delicious coffee and share with you our experiences. But how do you get there? On this show, we talk about what the average home coffee brewer can do to dive deeper into the world of great coffee. Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Magazine - Jesse Nelson - Conduit Coffee -


CLR-E92: What is a Coffee Connoisseur?

What is a Coffee Connoisseur? With the coffee industry bringing specialty coffee to more and more people, the average coffee drinker is starting to more easily realize that coffee can have a wide range of unique and fascinating flavors. In this show, Jesse and Joseph get into the idea of being a 'coffee connoisseur.' At the end, we ask, how do you view your experience in coffee? Do you think you are a connoisseur? Or would you use a different term? Let us know your thoughts -...


CLR-E91: Voila - Specialty Instant Coffee

Think instant coffee is gross? It might something you've only turned to in desperation, but times they are a changin. Voila is Specialty Instant Coffee. In this episode, Jesse and I sit down and try out this instant coffee. We experiment with a couple things, talk about instant coffee in general, and give our thoughts on Voila. Get Voila: Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Magazine - Jesse Nelson - Conduit Coffee -...


CLR-E90: Peru and the Global Coffee Expo

Having just gone through SCA's Global Coffee Expo - a massive coffee industry convention - we sit down and talk about our experience. We also welcome a wonderful guest on the show, longtime fan James Astuhuaman, from Peru. We first met James at last year's show, and finally, we have a chance to sit down with him, have him share his story working with Twin, and coffee farmers in Peru. Learn more about TWIN - Guest: James Astuhuaman...


CLR-E89: Coffee and Cheese Pairing

Jesse and Joseph sit down with a delicious coffee from Peru and some lovely 12 and 15 year Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese. Coffee pairs amazingly with all sorts of well-made things. Amongst the goodness, we talk up some of our favorite companies and share a little bit about the Specialty Coffee Expo. Note: I was late in getting this episode out, so it's airing just after the show - an update on the show and more will be following in episode 90. Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Magazine -...


CLR-E88: What Should Coffee Cost?

What should coffee really cost you? Jesse and I sit down over a cup of Yemen and talk about the price of coffee. Why does coffee cost what it costs now? Is $16 a cup a 'good' price? What should all coffee cost? And other questions/ideas on the subject. We also of course talk about the delicious Yemen coffee we are enjoying on this show - an Al-Jabal from Port of Mokha. You can check out their monthly subscription here: Hosts: Joseph Robertson -...


CLR-E87: ASMR Coffee Cupping

Join us on an ASMR Coffee Cupping Hosts: Chester the Coffee Tester Esquire Mr. Simon Spooner


CLR-E86: Trends in Coffee 2018

There's a lot going on in coffee now more than ever. In this episode we look back on 2017 and some of our favorite experiences, as well as talk about where we think coffee is going in the next year+. Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers Magazine - Jesse Nelson - Conduit Coffee -


CLR-E85: The Monk of Mokha

3 Years ago, I published an awesome story about a guy who had dedicated his life to saving Yemeni coffee. Through the years since, Jesse and I have enjoyed many opportunities to talk about and share Yemen coffee and the work of Mokhtar Alkhanshali. Now his story is immortalized in the work of Dave Eggers, in the book titles 'The Monk of Mokha.' In this episode, we recall the early years of sharing Mokhtar's story, meeting him, and our experiences with Yemen coffee. Get yourself a copy of...


CLR-E84: Does This Really Upgrade Your French Press?

In the wake of heightened attention on a particular coffee brewing video of Coffee Lovers TV, Jesse and I explore the 'polished' French Press brewing method. We do a side by side brew of a regular French Press and the augmented version, explaining what it is and how the coffee result differs. We also talk about people's attitudes towards this method. The particular video in question received a remarkably polarized reaction, with commenters either loving or hating it - so we explored this...


CLR-E83: Does Dark Roast Warp Your Sense of Taste?

In this show, Jesse and Joseph throw some ideas back and forth about the effect that dark roast has on your ability to taste. This is following a Cup of Joe episode where Joseph explored the idea that drinking exclusively dark roast for a long time can warp your ability to taste medium and lighter coffees. Find out what we both think on the subject in this back and forth episode. Watch the Cup of Joe episode here: Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Coffee Lovers...