In Episode 95 of the Orange Cactus Coffee Podcast, Mike and I talked about click bait and deceptive attention-grabbing techniques, expensive drippers that have sat in the studio for a month, and how I haven’t used these fancy devices much lately.
Brew Tip of the Week. We were asked recently about what batch brewers we recommend. Well, we don’t have any batch brewers, yet, but we have many per cup pour-over drippers. For neat coffee drinkers (no cream and sugar) who prefer a fruity bouquet, we recommend the Hario V60 in 02 size with 02 filters. For traditional coffee drinkers (with cream and sugar) who prefer more bass than treble, we recommend the Blue Bottle Dripper with Kalita Wave 185 filters.
With regards to batch brewers, we’ve talked about them a lot lately. Now, we’ve pulled the trigger on the Behmor Brazen (for Mike), and the Bonavita BV1900TS (for Mike’s mom). The Bonavita didn’t show up in time for Mike’s Thanksgiving dinner with his parents, so Mike had to make drastic and dramatic coffee improvisations that included a crock pot and experimentation.
Coffee Review. Mike ordered the Golden Hour Blend from James Coffee Company. It’s a collaboration with Peter McKinnon, and we really enjoyed the coffee. By far, one of the best blends we’d ever tasted. The story behind Peter McKinnon and James Coffee Co is pretty fascinating, and Mike goes into what he likes about both brands.
Coffee Experience. While on a recent lunch break, I visited Starbucks across the parking lot from my retail job. It was garbage. I ordered a Grande Peppermint Mocha with an ‘add shot.’ I realize I lost my man card admitting to it, but the experience was so poor, I had to confess it to you. I paid over $6 for that garbage. I’m not the only one paying premium prices for garbage coffee. Lots of people are. they do it for the brand, not the coffee. If your coffee is good- charge what it’s worth. I’ll pay it. So will others.
Coffee Legend. Our Coffee Legend is Sasa Sestic. The former Olympian is a World Barista Champions, author, roaster, and coffee revolutionary. I had never heard of him until Mike introduced me to his work in this episode. Pretty intriguing guy, and certainly a coffee legend.