GLaDOS Coffee is a Lie Too

Episode #47December. 16, 2015 31m 41s Download
In this episode: Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Is there a tangible difference in craft coffee and what people typically call commodity coffee? Joe and Eric cypher the what’s noticeably different from the roaster’s and enthusiast’s perspectives, because you shouldn’t believe everything written on a bag of GlaDOS’ coffee. Commodity and craft coffee look the same in your cup, but came about completely differently. At the end of the show, the guys recommend some craft roasters that you should check out.

Highlights and Show Notes

Is there a tangible difference in craft coffee and what people typically call commodity coffee? Joe and Eric cypher what’s noticeably different from the roaster’s and enthusiast’s perspectives, because you shouldn’t believe everything written on a bag of GLaDOS’ coffee. Commodity and craft coffee look the same in your cup, but came about completely differently. At the end of the show, the guys recommend some craft roasters that you should check out.

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Show Notes & Links

With Amazon Prime, you can play ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ for free.

In a really good opinion piece, Nick Brown argues that ‘manual craftsmanship’ is key to craft coffee.

The craft coffee trend is pricey, but farmers and roasters aren’t getting rich quick.

For a lot of people, when you say “commodity” they’re thinking of investments. Coffee is such a product, millions of cups consumed a year, that people invest in coffee. This is the origin of the bland coffee that we speak of.

The sort of description you typically see on a package of commodity coffee “Premium…Select…Finest” reminds Joe of GLaDOS’ lie that there is cake.

Craft coffee roasters online to check out:
   - Craft Coffee  
   - MistoBox
   - MadCap Coffee
   - Railway Coffee
   - Ruby Coffee Roasters
   - Thrasher Coffee
   - PT’s Coffee
   - Blue Bottle Coffee
   - Grumpy Coffee Roasters

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