In Episode 102 of the Orange Cactus Coffee Podcast, Mike and I talked about pour overs, running a podcast, podcasting, and other podcasts we like and don’t really like any more, getting out into the community to sell coffee, and some new mugs that we’ve experienced.
Pour-overs. Are pour-overs really dying? You’ve heard my take on this debacle if you’ve listened to the Daily Ristretto. But you haven’t had a chance to listen to Mike’s opinion. So… We give it here.
Podcasting. We answered some questions we received about podcasting. We mainly don’t have many guests out of technical challenges, not a desire to only hear the sound of our own voices. We’re working on it, but it’s still challenging for me (Jake) to get the kinks worked out. We also talked about the tremendous Keys to The Shop podcast, and that we’re not really getting as much value from the Cat & Cloud podcast as we had in times past. It was time to let it go.
Farmer’s Market. Mike plainly told me he doesn’t have any desire to set up shop at any farmer’s markets down in Phoenix. Any of them would be an hour and a half away from us. His argument is that it’s too far, not our immediate audience, and that we haven’t exhausted our local opportunities to serve and delight customers here in Prescott. He is right, but I argue there is value in getting out there and meeting and serving people no matter where they are.
Some New Mugs. I recently went to Press Coffee and saw they updated their mugs. They’re now using Not Neutral Lino mugs in their cafes and they are beautiful. Mike also took the time to order some new sample mugs. They’re individually, by-hand, from a company called Mug-Mug. They’re really unique and beautiful, but we haven’t had a chance to spend much time with them to see how we like them. Right off the bat, they feel good in the hands, but how will they stand up to daily use? Only time will tell.