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Why So Silent?

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PF.net 045 - Kopi Luwak Cupping - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:20:00 -0800

On location at Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC. Cupping Kopi Luwak coffee from Animalcoffee.com with the boyz from the C.C.C.


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PF.net 044 - Happy Anniversary!!! - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 16:20:00 -0800

Happy First Anniversary! Special Guest: Jeff Givens, Southern Skies Coffee. A bunch of topics covered after Nick and Jay resume their torrid verbal jousting.


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PF.net 042 - La Marzocco, s.r.l. - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 28 May 2006 16:20:00 -0800

Lorenzo Carboni of La Marzocco Italy, takes us around the factory.


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PF.net 041 - Klaus - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 21 May 2006 16:20:01 -0800

An intimate chat with the newly crowned 2006 WBC Champion, Klaus Thomsen, Estate Coffee, Denmark


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PF.net 040 - 2006 World Barista Championship Finals audio - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 21 May 2006 16:20:00 -0800

In Bern, Switzerland. Order of competitors - Anne Lunell (Sweden), James Hoffmann (UK), Sammy Piccolo (Canada), Ingibjorg Siguroardottir (Iceland), Klaus Thomsen (Denmark), Matt Riddle (USA)


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PF.net 039 - SCAE 2006 - The Mercanta-Something - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 19 May 2006 16:20:01 -0800

Marcanta The Coffee Hunter's 10th Anniversary party. Highlights: Matt Riddle competes tomorrow, Barista Magazine's cover-girl, Portafilter Podcast ends... The Geoff Watts Show begins: Kintaro Maruyama (Maruyama Group, Japan), Marcanta-peoples (Flory and Stephen), John Willison (London School of Coffee, UK), Jeremy Torz (UK), Gloria Montenegro talks about how much coffee sucks in France... and she's from France, and a special NZ co-host to close out the show. Sorry about the misspelled names!


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PF.net 038 - SCAE 2006 - Hanging out with Ellie - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 19 May 2006 16:20:00 -0800

Walking the SCAE with Ellie Matuszak, Director of Training and Knowledge, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL. Highlights: Why is your name Instaurator? walking the SCAE World of Coffee show floor, Simon from Jura, Kent Bakke (La Marzocco) speaks no english, Uncle Junior from The Sopranos, Reg Barber (coffeetamper.com) shows Ellie some love, chat with Justin Metcalf about coffee in Australia, Sammy Piccolo (Caffe Artigiano, Canada) and James Hoffman (La Spaziale, UK) right before they compete.


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PF.net 037 - The Midnight Sessions - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Wed, 17 May 2006 16:20:00 -0800

Last show before Nick goes to Europe! Discussion topics: Coffee Wipes, WBC and the SCAE World of Coffee, "Jay Caragay Speaks," Hiring with Craigslist.org, Kopi Luwak?!? OPP (Other Peoples' Podcasts) Kitchen Confidential, and the chef vis-a-vis barista discussion


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PF.net 036 - Bullsh-t!!! - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:20:00 -0800

Jay and Nick in Timonium, MD again. Discussion topics: Mid Atlantic Roasters' Group, June 2-4 in Blacksburg, VA. USBC recap part deux. What is Peter Giuliano Thinking About Today? Third Wave in the news and on the blogs... and we close the show out with a phone call to Howard Schultz from Starbucks Corporation.


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PF.net 035 - SCAA Specials: Looking back on Charlotte - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:20:00 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series Finale - Jay and Nick look back on the weekend's debauchery. Also, they discuss USBC controversies, Intelligentsia Intimidation, and all sorts of SCAA talk. Yes, this one is out-of-sequence, but you'll sorta understand why.


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PF.net 034 - SCAA Specials: Aida - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 16:20:00 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series - Live from "Fox and Hound," Charlotte, NC, site of the 2006 SCAA Conference Roasters' Guild Party, hosted by Roast Magazine. An intimate chat (while surrounded by The New Kids On The Block) with Aida Batlle, coffee producer from El Salvador: Finca Kilimanjaro (Cup of Excellence El Salvador 2003 Presidential Award/#1 Winner), Mauritania, and Los Alpes. Also, Peter Giuliano, Director of Coffee, Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC, and Geoff Watts, Director of Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL. Happy 4-20, everyone!


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PF.net 033 - SCAA Specials: The Barista Bash - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:20:00 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series - Live from The Buckhead Saloon, Charlotte, NC. Guest co-host, Ken Olsen, Barista Magazine. Too many guests to mention, but highlights include The Intelligentsia Barista Team, Mike Ferguson (SCAA), Ken Nye (Ninth St. Espresso, NYC), Terry Z (Espresso Parts), Don Harrell (Monin), some dude from Siberia, Shanna Germain (Roast Magazine), Julie Beals (Fresh Cup Magazine), Ryan Dennhardt (Baristas' Daily Grind, Kearney, NE), and a few more. Just a few. And nobody's drunk. Really.


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PF.net 032 - SCAA Specials: More Show Floor With The Hardcore - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 16:20:00 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series - Nick surfs the show floor again, this time with Tonx, Kyle Glanville, and Alistair Durie. Some interesting conversations with a Burundian dude, Arthur from Rwanda, Terry Davis from Ambex, Kimberly Easson from Transfair USA, Ken Davids and Matthew from Coffeereview.com, Dr. Joseph Johns from Josuma Coffee Company, Zander Nosler from Coffee Equipment Company (Clover), and dueling Andrew Barnetts.


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PF.net 031 - SCAA Specials: Counter Culture and Volcafe Party - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 16:20:03 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series - Good times at Counter Culture Coffee's Charlotte training center. Dropping names: Prince, Trindle, Zell, Giuliano, Chapdelaine, Watts, Sorenson, Hamilton, Inman, and Hailu Gebra Hiwot.


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PF.net 030 - SCAA Specials: Have You Met Amber? - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 16:20:02 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series - Nick walks the SCAA Show Floor with special co-host, Amber Sather, barista trainer at Intelligentsia and a USBC competitor. Way too many guests to list them out here, but highlights: Funky pump on a Synesso, Amber meets an old friend-of-a-friend, Nick meets Nick, Ethiopian coffee is good, Ward Barbee from Fresh Cup Magazine on the SCAA, and much, much more.


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PF.net 029 - SCAA Specials: Dinner with Zoka - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 07 Apr 2006 16:20:02 -0800

2006 SCAA Charlotte Series - No hanky-panky... it's all just dinner. Chit-chat, reminiscing, and love. Special guests: Jennifer Prince, Trish Skeie, Chris Davidson, and Jeff Babcock, all of Zoka Coffee, Seattle, wA, also: Sandy Hon, Bronwen Serna, and Gee Barger.


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PF.net 028 - Jay Flies Solo - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Wed, 29 Mar 2006 16:20:02 -0800

In this episode of the fabulously short Portafilter.net Podcast 28 Jay goes solo as he takes on the 2006 United States Barista Championship with a brief overview of the competitors, their scores and some expectations on who might become the 2006 US Champion. Discussion Topics: Quick News (Christian Asylum, Hamas Cabinet, Student and Wal-Mart, Entertainment), Doubleshot Takes On Big Green, Portafilter.net Podcast Comments, Forum Chats - Grinders, SCAA, 2006 USBC Competitor Scores and Standings


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PF.net 027 - The Angry Show - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:20:02 -0800

Special guests: Danielle Joray (former murky barista), a surprise phone call from a secret admirer, Dean Cycon from Dean's Beans, Orange, MA, Ryan Jensen, murky coffee. Discussion topics: Brazil CoE tasting from Ecco Caffe, Danielle is angry, Secret Guest must be angry at us, Dean Cycon with all about Fair Trade, Pirates of the Caribbean II, chit-chat about SCAA Conference, USBC, and porn. See y'all in Charlotte!!!


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PF.net 026 - Rob Stephen - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 16:20:02 -0800

Special guest: Mr. Rob Stephen, Coffee Solutions, and 2006 SCAA Conference Chair. Discussion topics: TV talk, No blueberries in coffee?!? Talk with Rob about his history in coffee, Dunkin Donuts, SCAA Conference, and SCAA drama. A (typically) long show, but chock full of goodness.


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PF.net 025 - Nick's House - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 06 Mar 2006 16:20:02 -0800

Podcasting from Nick's house Special guests: Bronwen Serna, Hines Public Market Coffee, Ellie Matuszak, Intelligentsia, Madeline Cho, Suzy Cho. Discussion topics: Bronwen made Nick's dad a cappuccino (a.k.a. Bronwen's barista posture), Aftermath of the MARBC ("Some of us are better off as number two..."), Barista Guild of America stuff, Being starstruck by baristas, Ellie on Chicago TV, We love Mr. Krups, Recap of the Great Lakes Regional Barista Competition, The Storminator, Nick's wife Suzy tells all, Coffee Corps


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PF.net 024 - Coffee Fest DC and the MARBC 2006 - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 27 Feb 2006 16:20:02 -0800

Discussion topics and special guests: Sarah Allen, Barista Magazine Matt Milletto, Bellissimo Infogroup and the ABC. Kevin Dupree, The Cup, Bel Air, MD Heather Perry, Coffee Klatch, San Dimas, CA Bombay Sapphire Tonics, Kate LaPoint (To the Point Business Imaging) and Eric Bass, Stirling Gourmet Flavors talk about the place for syrups in specialty coffee Elizabeth Charrow, murky coffee Mandy Catron, murky coffee Marcus Boni, Intelligentsia Coffee Amber Sather, Intelligentsia Coffee talks about "Espresso L'ARANJA." Chris Deferio, Carriage House Coffee, Ithaca, NY, talks about the superficiality of latte art, and career moves Spencer Turer, Kerry Food and Beverage, Ryan Jensen, murky coffee, Holger? From Germany? Michelle Campbell, Director of Community and Events, SCAA, Alison Trowbridge, Espresso Supply, Sandy Hon, Java Jazz, Overland Park, KS, Ken Olsen, Barista Magazine, Peter Giuliano, Counter Culture Coffee, on cupping at Coffee Fest, and SCAA stuff, Jesse Cooper, Tryst Coffeehouse, Bar and Lounge. More Heather Perry on underwear, and much, much more.


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PF.net 023 - Introducing Juliet - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 28 Jan 2006 16:20:02 -0800

Discussion topics: MWRBC, MARBC, and Coffee Fest, Our Boston trip to George Howell, Barista Magazine Feb-March 2006 and Wendelboeian dosing, SCAA Board election update, The "Small Axe" buying group, and upcoming guests


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PF.net 022 - Brazil CoE, GLRBC, and Crotchless-n-Fingerless - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:20:02 -0800

Discussion topics: Jay went to Vegas and L.A. Next podcast will be from Boston (next week) What Is Chris Tacy Thinking About Today? Talking to Katie about Crotchless-n-Fingerless Chat with Vince Piccolo (Caffe Artigiano) about how cool he is About triangle cupping with Aaron Chat with Matt Riddle (Intelligentsia Coffee) about his GLRBC win and much, much more


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PF.net 021 - The First Annual Portafilter Podcast Awards 2005 - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Thu, 29 Dec 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Black tie only please. Award categories: Roaster of the Year, Technical Achievement in Espresso, Coffee Weblog of the Year, Career Move of the Year, Most Overexposed Coffee Personality of the Year, Coffee Magazine of the Year, Roastmaster of the Year, Green Buyer of the Year, Barista of the Year, Coffeebar of the Year. Also, Jay and Nick's look back on 2005, and look ahead to 2006. Happy New Year folks! Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 020 - Welcome to The Clover - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Special guest: Zander Nosler, Coffee Equipment Company. Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 019 - Back to the Future - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Back with Jay... live and in the flesh. Topics covered: - Reflections on Seattle (NWRBC, Coffee Fest, etc.) - Upcoming regional barista competition calendar - O.P.P. (Other Peoples' Podcasts) - Chris Tacy's "Keeping it Real 2006" - The La Marzocco GS3 - A P.I.D. primer - The Barista Guild forum (R.I.P.) - The SCAA Board... and Nick?!?! This is a long-ass show... so long only because we've been out for a while. Listen and enjoy. Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 018 - Greg Scace - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 11 Nov 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Special guest: Greg Scace, developer of the Scace Thermofilter and overall super-consumer-enthusiast. Topics: alt.coffee, the Thermofilter, P.I.D., GS3, consumers vs. professionals, etc. (not in that order) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 017 - Crema Coffee and Bakery (Portland) - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 08 Nov 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Special guests: Chris Tacy (malachi), Sarah Allen (Barista Magazine), Brent Fortune (Crema Coffee and Bakery), Jana Oppenheimer (Stumptown), Stephen Vick (Stumptown), Phuong Tran (Zoka/Lava Java), Billy Wilson (Albina Press), Trish Skeie (Zoka) - Talkin about the Clover - Catching up with Coffee Fest and NWRBC news - What is Chris Tacy thinking about today? - Whining about lost podcasts - Barista Magazine chit-chat - Down 'n dirty about barista competitions Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 016 - Stumptown - The Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 01 Nov 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Special guests: Duane Sorensen, Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Trish Skeie, Zoka Coffee and Tea Company Topics: - NWRBC - About Stumptown - The Barista Brain Drain - a bunch of jibba-jabba Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 015 Special Edition: The PEARL Project. Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 18 Oct 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Special guests: Dan Clay, Director of the Institute of International Agriculture, Michigan State University, and creator of the PEARL Project. Anne Ottaway, PEARL Project marketing and communications specialist Peter Giuliano, Director of Coffee, Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC Write your letters to: Andrew S. Natsios Administrator U.S. Agency for International Development Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20523 FAX: 202-216-3455 E-mail: magarcia@usaid.gov Your Representative (look them up on www.house.gov) U.S. House of Representatives (Street address) Washington, DC (ZIP) Your Senator (look them up on www.senate.gov) U.S. Senate (Street address) Washington, DC 20510 Call the USAID office at 202-712-0000 Call your Representatives and Senators as well! Feel free to copy us on any emails you send out: PEARL@portafilter.net Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 014 10.04.2005 Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 04 Oct 2005 16:20:02 -0800

Show highlights: - Non-coffee talk - North West Regional Barista Competition's coming up - Had any good coffee lately? - The Third Coffee Podcast (not ours, not CoffeeGeek's) - Latte art for psychics - "What's Chris Tacy Thinking About Today?" (Scace device, Nordic Cup, more NWRBC hype, wikipedia) - Crank calls to coffee people Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 013: Special Edition - Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 17 Sep 2005 00:01:02 -0800

Podcasting from the Hilton City Center Hotel, Charlotte, NC Show highlights: - Ellie Matuzsak, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL - Trish Skeie, Seattle, WA - Tim Chapdelaine, talks about importing coffee - Mike McKim, Houston, TX and Espresso Specialists, Seattle, WA, about coffee in Texas - Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL, about varietals - David Haddock, Bellissimo Consulting, about the Charlotte Shout. An AMAZING and JAM-PACKED show, super-sized for your pleasure. This is definitely one that you'll probably listen to more than once, because there's some mind-numbing stuff in this sucker. And in case you were wondering, yes, people were drinking. Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 012: The Barista Competition Tutorial Special Edition - Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 03 Sep 2005 00:01:02 -0800

Barista Competition Tutorial Your hosts: Jay Caragay (two-time USBC competitor, two-time regional barista competition competitor), and Nick Cho (USBC competitor, coach/trainer for regional, USBC, and WBC competitors, USBC certified judge, emcee at regional, USBC and WBC competitions, almost WBC judge certified). Show highlights: - News bits: Hurricanes, gas prices, Hines, Caffe Artigiano espresso, "Old Timers' Barista Competition" CANCELLED, CoffeeGeek Podcast vs. Portafilter Podcast. - A complete, comprehensive, two-hour run-down of the barista competition (WBC/USBC) scoresheets, chock full of tips, secrets, and insights for the competition barista. Please keep in mind, though we know of no other such endeavor that's attempted to really delve into the specifics of the barista competition scoring criteria, this is all just based on personal observations. Your results may vary. Also, if you have NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in barista competitions, then I recommend that once we start talking about them, you just stop listening. Don't say we didn't warn ya! Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 011: Jay in Vegas and Mark Inman - Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 21 Aug 2005 00:01:02 -0800

Podcast Eleven Special guest: Mark Inman, President and Green Buyer, Taylor Maid Farms Organic Coffee and Tea Podcasting from murky coffee, Arlington, VA... and Las Vegas, NV Jay's in Vegas! Thank God for cellphones. Quick note: we mention that we're gonna do a call-in to the Roasters' Guild annual retreat... and it never happened. We'll catch up with the roaster-folks later, but we should have explained that but we didn't. Oh well. Good stuff otherwise. Show highlights: - Jay in Vegas - Nick responds to coffee geeks - call-in with Mark Inman, with discussion about organic farming, possible innovations in coffee production for espresso, etc. Information overload! Great stuff! - a very special and exclusive and important announcement from Mr. Inman! Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 010 Portafilter.net Podcast

Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:41:02 -0800

Podcast Number Ten. Special guests: An angry swarm of bees, wasps, and mosquitos. Podcasting from Jay's Shave Ice, Timonium, MD. Holy crap, this is the worst sounding podcast that we've not only produced, but ever heard. There was a power-supply grounding issue with the laptop that we recorded on, which resulted in a loud buzzzzz through the whole recording. We'd pitch it and start from scratch, except we love ourselves too much to do that. HUGE APOLOGIES. We know that even a couple of minutes in, you'll find this pretty much unbearable to listen to. Oh well. Show us how much you care and just endure the aural nightmare. Show highlights and discussion topics: - News bits ("Old Timers' Barista Competition, etc.) - Special surprise treat for Jay - "What's Chris Tacy Thinking About Today?" - Mailbag! Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 009 Portafilter.net Podcast

Sat, 30 Jul 2005 02:03:02 -0800

Podcast Number Niner. Special guests: Cindy Chang, Counter Culture Coffee (Durham, NC), and Trey Elder, Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL). Podcasting from Jay's Shave Ice, Timonium, MD. We recorded onto a WinXP laptop this time, and we had a couple of sound issues. Don't think it detracts too much from this mess of a podcast. Oh, and no apologies for the length of this show... you know you love it. Show highlights and discussion topics: - News bits - Chit-chat with our guests - Special event: Cindy Eats A Rib - Espresso lineage: where your initial training came from - What Is Chris Tacy Thinking About Today? - Coffeehouse culture Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 008 Portafilter.net Podcast

Mon, 18 Jul 2005 01:55:02 -0800

Special guest: barista Katie Carguilo. Show highlights: - There are no highlights. Only lowlights. This podcast was super-long, rambling, riddled with profanity, and it rambles too. For true fans of the podcast only. - What we did before coffee - getting pissed off at your barista coworker - tasting some espressos - Nick tells a story about getting cussed out by a chef - What is your 'perfect coffeeshop?' - CoffeeGeek moderators - Jay gets into the porn industry. - blah, blah, blah. Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 007 Portafilter.net Podcast

Wed, 13 Jul 2005 01:55:02 -0800

Show highlights: - News bits (Hines Public Market Coffee, Zoka's new Director of Coffee, condolences) - Phone call to Kyle Larson, Stumptown Coffee, about the USBC - More USBC chit-chat - New regular segment: "What's Chris Tacy Thinking About Today?" - WARNING: EXPLICIT ANALOGY ALERT... how coffee can be like masturbation Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 006 Portafilter.net Podcast

Sun, 03 Jul 2005 01:55:02 -0800

Special guest, Mr. Daryn Berlin, General Manager, Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC. Show highlights: - News bits (baby-making) - Phone call from Fritz Storm, 2002 World Barista Champion - About George Howell and Terroir Coffee's green freezing - Extraction ratios and weighing your shots. AAC format for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable), 14.0 MB, 1:15:42. 24 kbps bitrate, 32 kHz sample rate (low-quality audio) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 005 Portafilter.net Podcast

Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:18:02 -0800

Special guest, Mr. Aaron Ultimo, Head Trainer and Coffeeboy, and Mr. Ryan Jensen, General Retail Manager, both from murky coffee, Washington, DC. Show highlights: - A couple of news bits (Starbucks, Intelly leveling-tool) - Regional Barista Competition calendar - Is winning a regional barista competition a disadvantage at the USBC? - "Guest Espresso" - Baristas vs. Coffeebar owners :-/ - What's up with the BGA? - oh, and we do an impression of Mark Prince's lady-friend, Beata. AAC format for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable), 13.4 MB, 1:13:08. 24 kbps bitrate, 32 kHz sample rate (low-quality audio) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 004 Portafilter.net Podcast - Live from the SERBGJ

Sat, 19 Jun 2005 12:18:02 -0800

Live from the South East Regional Barista Guild Jam, hosted by Stockton Graham and Company. Special guests: Bronwen Serna (Hines Public Market Coffee, Seattle, WA and 2004 USBC Champion), Cindy Chang (Counter Culture Coffee; WBC Hemisphere Coordinator), Gee Barger (Counter Culture Coffee), Russell Chisholm (The Easy Chair Coffee Shop, Blacksburg, VA), Jeff Vojta (Stockton Graham and Co., and SCAA Board member). Show highlights: - USBC/WBC official espresso machine changes? - Barista competitions... relevant to "real life?" - Judging at barista competitions - CoffeeGeek.com, Mark Prince, and coffee enthusiasts - and much more... We had a lot of people around the table for this one... please excuse the wandering ramblings!AAC format for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable), 16.0 MB, 1:27:20. 24 kbps bitrate, 32 kHz sample rate (low-quality audio) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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http://libsyn.com/media/portafilter/pfpodcast4.m4b




PF.net 003 Portafilter.net Podcast

Tue, 14 Jun 2005 12:18:02 -0800

The Extended Dance Mix Version (this one topped one hour) Show highlights: - News bytes: Canadians and birthdays - The Barista's Code of Conduct - Phone call to Phuong Tran, 2005 US Barista Champion and Sammy Piccolo, two-time Canadian Barista Champion - Wi-Fi in cafes - Victrola in the News - LONG conversation about consistency in roasting and blending... should it be the goal? AAC format for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable), 12.6 MB, 1:08:44. 24 kbps bitrate, 32 kHz sample rate (low-quality audio) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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http://libsyn.com/media/portafilter/pfpodcast3.m4b




PF.net 002 Portafilter.net Podcast - Cupping and Cup of Excellence with Peter Giuliano

Sat, 04 Jun 2005 12:18:02 -0800

Already doing "special" podcasts. Jeez. An intimate talk with Peter Giuliano, Director of Coffee at Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC Show highlights: - All about cupping coffee- The Cup of Excellence- More Star Wars nonsense AAC format for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable), 8.8 MB, 48:06. 24 kbps bitrate, 32 kHz sample rate (low-quality audio) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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PF.net 001 Portafilter.net Podcast Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Sat, 28 May 2005 12:18:02 -0400

Ehhh... first try. Show highlights: - Introductions - "Journalistic Credibility" - Phone call from Bronwen Serna, 2004 US Barista Champion - Coffee cupping - etc. AAC format for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable) for iPod and iTunes (bookmarkable), 9.9 MB, 54:02. 24 kbps bitrate, 32 kHz sample rate (low-quality audio) Questions? Comments? Hate mail? Email us at podcast@portafilter.net, and we might read your email during the next show.


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