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#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

#10: Effective Strategies for Green Coffee Buyers

12/6/2017
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This episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo features Mark Inman and Rob Stephen, two former coffee roasters/business owners, Past Presidents of the heritage Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and current green coffee buyers and traders. Mark and Rob bring 25 years of experience to the table as they guide coffee buyers through basic coffee trading terms, describe common buying mistakes, and impart strategies to create a winning coffee buying plan. This...

Duration:01:31:17

#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