Sir Jeff Newton (Photographer, Coffee great, husband and father) must be one of the greatest people alive in the coffee scene today. Genuine and easy to talk to are understatements. After following him for years online with Americano Mondays, the day we finally me was a joy and I knew we needed to get him on the podcast. You will see how his strong character is reflected in the well-rounded quality of this podcast episode. Enjoy the usual fun and shenanigans, as well as deep thought and conversation on the importance of following the given life path in front of you . The way Jeff talks about life doesn’t come to you in a preachy or cheesy way which has me deeply engaged and listening in our time together.Read More
Mitch Wix, the head brewer of Culture Brewing and my old friend Zach Joseph, the marketing manager. Many jokes ensue while day drinking with the Nitro El Dorado Ipa infused with Lofty Coffee. Then cover Beer 101, Canning, sending your enemies poop in a box and immortalize childhood pranks and TP stories, all while I find out that EVERYONE AT THE BREWERY IS GOOD LOOKING!
Would you guys be down if I called the podcast “Coffee and Bullshit?” Let me know in the comments.Read More
First time without Sandra, I (Amanda) meet up with the Bean Genius guys Krishna and Adam in LA to talk about their multi-roaster coffee subscription service and the algorithm they use to make sure you receive coffee you love. We talk about the SCAA National Coffee Conference, use Decaf as our safeword as coffee turns to liquor and Bean Genius reveals their new coffee sellings platform. ATTENTION SMALL LOCAL ROASTERS, this is a great episode for you!
I have to say, it's an honest mistake that I made in thinking these were the same drink. Well they are not! I was kindly checked... by Nicely Able of Menotti's and Hein and Four Barrel. Therefore in the story of life you have no reason to be embarrassed, just educate yo-self.Read More
I got to spend a little time with coffee celebrity (it's a thing, and he probably won't own it because he is a great person) Nicely Able. He taught me about on of his signature drinks the "Cafe Rico". More details on this delicious drink and a terrific video by Danny Neal when you click through!Read More
Checking back in with Ironsmith Coffee in Encinitas, CA after seeing their construction zone a few months ago; owner Matt De La Rosa showed me the intricate steps and art of brewing espresso. Afterwards we got beverages and bacon at the beautiful local after work drinking spot Priority Public House..Read More
While experiencing a perfect day in Santa Barbara for the Film Festival, it only makes sense to sit on the French Press coffee shop sidewalk patio to people watch and drink a big cup of coffee. However, which one should you pick? Read more and decide for yourself.Read More
Apotheque Spa in Oceanside, CA is a rustic jewel only a few blocks from the beach with an attached coffee shop dripping in thick succulents. I was honored to meet the owner Michelle Bartok and talk caffeinated skincare, then grab a cup of coffee from Succulent Café owner peter Loyola.Read More
On an easy Tuesday off I was driving down the coast and luckily ran into the owners of, the soon to open, Ironsmith coffee in Encinitas.Read More
One of the best Independent coffee roasters Handsome Coffee in LA was bought out by Blue Bottle from San Fransisco and announced in April. I was there the last day of Handsome and this is what it was like...Read More