I Brew My Own Coffee

I Brew My Own Coffee

United States

A podcast for people who care about coffee. Hosted by Brian Beyke & Bryan Schiele.


Episode 47 - Sudden Coffee with Kalle Freese  

We're talking with Kalle Freese, two-time Finnish barista champion and CEO of Sudden Coffee, about the challenges of a booming instant coffee company and how they've managed to balance great coffee with convenience and approachability.

Episode 46 - Pop Up Coffee with Maxwell Mooney  

He's Baaaack! We're talking to our good friend Maxwell Mooney all about his new pop up coffee shop called Narrative Coffee in Everett, Washington. He spills the beans on what it took to set up shop and gives advice for anyone thinking about setting up a pop up of their own.

Episode 45 - Cold Coffee Revisited  

Do you enjoy beating the summer heat with a chilly coffee beverage? We're back one year later to revisit our discussion about cold coffee preparations and to cover some of the interesting developments since our last discussion.

Episode 44 - Answering Emails  

We're back with a whole episode where we answer your emails from the past few weeks about coffee storage, gear maintenance, our worst cafe experiences, and much more. We'd love to hear from you on these topics as well! Use #IBMOCtalk on social media or via email!

Episode 43 - The Fellow Family of Products  

We're talking with Jake Miller and Hanna McPhee from Fellow, the makers of the Duo Coffee Steeper and the Stagg Kettle, all about the challenges of Kickstarter, how they design and build beautiful coffee gear, and we even get a sneak peak into their upcoming lineup of products. Also, listeners can use the promo code IBREWSTAGG until the end of June to get 20% off a Stagg Kettle!

Episode 42 - Baratza Sette with Kyle Anderson  

With the launch of the revolutionary new Sette grinder in sight, we're honored to have Baratza's cofounder and mechanical genius Kyle Anderson join us on the show. This episode is packed with great information about Baratza's history, their current lineup, the unique technology and features of the Sette grinder, and some startling revelations about Baratza's plans for the Sette and future roadmap near the end.

Episode 41 - Coffee Science with Maxwell Mooney  

On this episode we've bellied up to the slow bar for a rapid-fire chat about the science of coffee with Maxwell Mooney from Spotted Cow Coffee in Mill Creek, WA. We're getting back to brass tacks about the nerdier points of extraction, ratios, batch sizes, roast levels, agitation, water temperature and much, much more.

Episode 40 - Sourcing and Seasonality with Blueprint Coffee  

How do coffee shops source green coffee? What does it mean that coffee is a seasonal product? Is there really such a thing as a good decaf coffee? We're honored to be joined on this episode by Mike Marquard and Evan Jones of Blueprint Coffee in Saint Louis, Missouri to answer these questions and many, many more.

Episode 39 - Surprises in Coffee  

There sure have been some intriguing developments in coffee so far this year! On this episode we're sharing our lists of some notable surprises in coffee as well as giving a sneak peak about some of the exciting episodes and guests we've got lined up for the coming weeks.

Episode 38 - Dialing In A Coffee  

Digging into the mailbag this week to answer a common question we get asked, "When you get a coffee in, how do you dial it in?" We cover what we're looking at when getting into a coffee and how we adjust different parameters to get the most out of a cup. Got a tip you enjoy? Be sure to reach out to us and share your experiences!

Episode 37 - Pour Over Brewing  

Hot on the heels of our AeroPress episode, this week we're focussing on three of the most popular pour over brew methods. That's right, we're talking about the Chemex, Kalita Wave and the Hario V60. We cover what makes each of these methods unique, what challenges one might face in getting started in pour over brewing, and also how we 'dial in' a pour over brew.

Episode 36 - The AeroPress  

On this episode we're talking all about the AeroPress - a brew method created by Alan Adler, president of Aerobie, in 2005. Though brewing with the AeroPress can be quite simple, there are many features that make it a prime candidate for experimentation. Listen along as we discuss the fundamentals of brewing on the AeroPress, what's great (and maybe not so great) about it, and some fun ways to tinker with it at home.

Episode 35 - I Brew My Own Coffee Recommends  

We're excited to announce a new feature of the I Brew My Own Coffee website called 'Recommends'. Starting today, you can head over to http://ibrewmyowncoffee.com/recommends and sign up to receive monthly personalized coffee recommendations directly from us via email for free. Just tell us how you enjoy your coffee and we'll send you information about some beans we think you'd be into.

Episode 34 - The Places We Brew with Megan O'Connell and Bethany Hargrove  

You have camping stoves in your truck bed, you have GORE-TEX® on your shoes. You can catch the aroma any direction you brew. You're on your own, and you know what you know, and these are the girls who's site is in the show notes. Today, we are pleased to welcome Megan O'Connell and Bethany Hargrove from theplaceswebrew.tumblr.com. While both working IN specialty coffee, they embrace the opportunity to disregard formalities for the simple ritual of brewing coffee. We talk about brewing outdoors, while traveling, some do's and don'ts, and some tips if you plan to do the same.

Episode 33 - Competition Coffee with Jess Steffy  

With the US Coffee Championships Qualifying Event starting February 2nd, we're honored to welcome Jess Steffy to the podcast to talk about coffee competitions and the important role they serve. Jess is the co-owner of Square One Coffee, a certified Q Grader, chair of the US Coffee Championships Competitions Committee and head judge for the Barista Competition and Brewer's Cup. We talked with her about the format of the events, what makes for a winning routine, and what the home brewer can learn from the competition.

Episode 32 - From the Farm with Wilford Lamastus  

From the farms of Elida Estates and El Burro Estates in Panama, we're excited to welcome Wilford Lamastus, a fourth generation coffee producer responsible for some of the world's best coffee. We're talking about the history of the Lamastus Family Farms, the challenge that coffee producing countries face, and spilling the beans on the Geisha varietal's impact on the livelihood of coffee farmers in Panama and worldwide.

Episode 31 - 2015 in Review  

Happy New Year! On this episode we’re talking about our experience with coffee regions, coffee roasters, and coffee resolutions from 2015. While we both have our own take on what happened this past year, we’d love to hear from you! What were your favorite coffees of the year? Did you have any big surprises or expectations in 2015? Do you have any goals with coffee in 2016? Let us know on Instagram, Twitter, or by email.

Episode 30 - Ratio Eight  

We're delighted to have Mark Hellweg - Portland based entrepreneur and designer responsible for Clive Coffee and the stunning Ratio Eight Coffee Maker - on the podcast this week! We discussed Mark's story, the roles of both form and function in design, design challenges in bringing the Ratio to market, as well as some exciting upcoming projects in the works.

Episode 29 - Sharing Coffee  

Coffee is meant to be shared ... that's why we're talking about a few of our favorite options for sharing coffee. Whether you're splitting a bag of coffee with a friend, swapping coffee with someone across the world, or even sending coffee to friends and loved ones as gifts, we've got some helpful advice and suggestions for you!

Episode 28 - Social Media with Jenn Chen  

We're very excited to welcome the wonderful Jenn Chen to the show to chat about coffee and social media. Jenn is a freelance coffee marketer, the digital marketing manager for acaia, as well as a talented photographer, writer, and donut connoisseur.

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