Top Brew

Welcome to the online home of Top Brew, hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch.

In their weekly coffee discussion, Eric Rauch and Joe Darnell plunge into the depths of the world’s favorite bevereage. It’s all about recipes and brewing techniques, roasting beans to perfection, counter culture, and the fun we have together over a hot cup of joe.

Welcome to the online home of Top Brew, hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch.

In their weekly coffee discussion, Eric Rauch and Joe Darnell plunge into the depths of the world’s favorite bevereage. It’s all about recipes and brewing techniques, roasting beans to perfection, counter culture, and the fun we have together over a hot cup of joe.

Eric Rauch went to Coffee Fest Atlanta and lived to tell the tale. Joe and Eric discuss ‘Keurig snobbery,’ the future of coffee roasting, and Eric’s experience with coffee over the years.

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This week Joe is joined by Ben Kayser. They talk about life with coffee growing up, espresso machines at home, adulthood at the local coffeeshops, and pairing coffee with food.

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The Strawberry Blonde Blend
Ep. 3 Jan. 28 33m 38s

Is it true that the coffee beans are reminiscent of wheatgrass and tofu, or honeysuckle and Hershey bar? Joe and Eric discuss cupping vocabulary, and the differences between light, medium, and dark roasts.

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Barbecue, Lemonade, and Coffee
Ep. 2 Jan. 22 28m 40s

Hand-crafted goods are growing in popularity in all of the food groups. Eric and Joe discuss the influence of artisanal foods on "home brewed" coffee, and introduce their personal brew rituals.

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Eric Rauch and Joe Darnell asked friends what the first thing is that comes to mind about coffee, which lead to the great discussion we have in this first episode about the world’s love affair with this tasty drink.

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