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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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English


Episodes

#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


Farm Blend Coffee Revolutionizing Vietnamese Coffee

8/9/2016
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In this episode I interviewed Dietmar Vogelman 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 Dietmas story and coffee mission. Especially that he decided to do something different rather than cloning...

Duration: 00:57:11


#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


#18 Q&A with Rodolfo Ruffatti Batlle

1/14/2016
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Listeners questions about how to ask for green coffee samples, how to network and buy coffee directly from origin, how to create relations with coffee farmers and much more. We will also go a bit off topic and talk about interesting concept like Bulletproof coffee and not so interesting concept losing weight with green coffee. As always thank you for tuning in!

Duration: 00:40:20


#17 Coffee Direct Trade from El Salvador to Europe with Rodolfo Ruffatti Battle

1/5/2016
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Rodolfo has a great job. In winter he oversees harvest and processing of coffee and in spring and summer he helps European coffee roasters to get hold of his best lots. We will talk about his amazing job, discuss the quality of coffee at origin, but also the European coffee scene.

Duration: 00:53:35


#15 Creating an Award Winning Espresso with Mike Perry, Klatch Coffee

12/3/2015
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In this episode Mike Perry from Klatch Coffee talks about Espresso. Klatch won multiple national and international awards for their espresso coffees so I asked if single origin or blend is the way to go. Mike talks also about techniques to develop an award winning espresso blend, roast profiles for espresso blends, the ideal espresso machine for startups, coffee business in Asia and much more! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:32:21


#11 Listeners Q & A with Benjamin Myers - 1000 Faces Coffee

10/27/2015
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In this episode I am asking your question from Benjamin Myers from 1000 Faces Coffee. If you want to submit a question

Duration: 00:25:36


#8 Barista vs Roaster Thoughts on Coffee Roasting and Quality Standards

10/5/2015
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In this episode we will discuss roasting related topics with Gwilym Davies like our take on dark roasts, importance of solubility in lighter roasts for espresso. We will also discuss what is the specialty coffee industry’s market share and why it is so important to share and stick together if we want to succeed. We will also touch on problems with consistency during roasting. Gwilym thinks the problem is caused by the nature of the coffee roasters, which are notoricaly temperature...

Duration: 00:17:25


#7 Starting a Cafe with Gwilym Davies

9/16/2015
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Did the last episode motivate you to start a coffee cart? It certainly made my brain tick. What is the next logical step after a coffee cart? More coffee carts? In this episode, Gwilym Davies will talk about synergy, starting a joint venture with a business that shares your values but is in a different industry. This was one of Gwilym’s stops on the way to opening his Prufrock Coffee. We will talk about the importance of passion when building your coffee business. We will try to avoid...

Duration: 00:49:33


#5 Crowdfunding your Coffee Business with IndieGoGo - Ryan O’Rourke

8/26/2015
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Ryan will share his experience with crowdfunding his business. He raised $6000 on IndieGoGo, which will help him to start his coffee roasting business. Ryan will share also other perks of doing crowdfunding like letting the world know that you are coming or finding real estate or other potential investors. I will share Green Plantation's story of funding Handground on KickStarter. Join us and let's discover the power of crowdfunding. If you have personal experience with crowdfunding you...

Duration: 00:22:53


#4 Starting a Coffee Roasting Company #2 with Ryan O'Rourke

8/6/2015
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In this episode of coffeeis.me podcast we will talk about how to select your brand name. I will share a mistake I made when selecting the name of my company - Green Plantation - and how we fixed it. How to get an time proof logo for your brand starting from $5. Ryan will reveal what is he doing with social media before the launch. We will have a short discussion on how popups can help build your email list. Would they annoy your customers? Do you like this podcast? Review us on iTunes and...

Duration: 00:36:42


#3 Starting a Coffee Roasting Company #1 with Ryan O'Rourke

7/20/2015
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In this episode I will interview Ryan O'Rourke about how he prepared to start a coffee roasting company. Ryan is starting Ironclad Coffee Roasters in Richmond, Virginia. In this episode, Ryan talks in detail about how he selected his production roaster, how he goes about buying green coffee and selecting an importer, his portfolio and pricing policy. The AHA! moment for Ryan came through getting to know Has Bean and its coffee subscription service. Ryan also mentions his virtual mentor...

Duration: 00:48:27