In Episode 53, Mike and I are joined, once again, by Chris Griffith. In Episode 52, we just talked with Chris about his coffee journey experience. In this Episode, Chris graciously agreed to stay with us for the rest of the show.
Manny G Recommended the Book of Roast by Roast magazine. It’s a 461 page monster of a book, containing content from the last decade or so of Roast magazine’s articles.
Mike, Chris, and I answered the Ghostly Roaster’s question to our show about the etiquette of serving coffee at home to guests. Ghost asked: As third wave coffee roasters and or drinkers, should you have a drip machine and 1st wave coffee around the house for parties? Are you being more polite to cater to your guests or how much of an insult is it to them given you know they don’t like third wave coffee? Should we have both? We were all agreed to some extent- that we all tried to make our guests the coffee that they will enjoy.
Chris shared his Coffee Experiences with us, while confessing he needed to get out more to experience cafes in Florida. Chris talked about Lineage Coffee near Winter Park, FL. He really enjoyed the coffee and the roasting, but the service left a little to be desired with regards to approachability and conversation about coffee. He also brought up a coffee roaster in an industrial park that is open every once in a while but focuses mostly on wholesale roasting. A part-time gig, Second Roast is not open on any set schedule. I also couldn’t find any information about it on the web. He also kept the name secret of a cafe that was not very good in any aspect.
Our Brew Tip of the Week was from Brian Perusek, who gave us his recipe for the Blue Bottle dripper. “Hey guys. I’ve really enjoyed your videos. I’ve done some serious fine tuning with this dripper and came up with a recipe that I really enjoy. Now hopefully I can find a filter that fits that is less expensive than the BB. See below, obviously this whole timing thing is not perfect every time, but this is a generally recipe I’ve created. This is my current favorite home brew. Hope you enjoy.”
Blue bottle dripper 26g coffee 390g water – 15:1 ratio
Pour 60g water – Bloom for 45s
Fill to 200g water slowly
At 1:30 fill to 300g water slowly
At 2:00 fill to 390g water – a little faster pour (finishing pouring by 2:30)
Draw down ends 3:15 – 3:30
Chris also shares his Aeropress brew method with us as an added bonus. After we talked entirely too long about the Aeropress and how to use it, we stumbled out way into talking about our favorite mugs. Chris shared that he received a mug from a friend who used to dabble in pottery- a true custom piece.
Our Coffee Legend of the Week was Tim Wendleboe. In an Interview with the Coffee Awesome Podcast, he transparently talked about his career and personality in the coffee industry. He talked about how losing a barista competition humbled him for the better. He works with farms in Colombia and owns his own farm where he grows and cultivates coffee in an organic and sustainable way. Lastly, he was also a Nordic Roasting Champion.