Episodes related to topic: craft

Top Brew The World of a Cup of Joe Quiz
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Eric and Joe give themselves an NPR coffee quiz to test their coffee culture knowledge base. Adn in review, the guys taste test Madcap’s Galeras coffee, freshly roasted for the show.

Top Brew Put That in Your Productivity Pipe
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Joe and Eric discuss the worldwide coffee shortage, coffeeshop productivity, Bodum’s awesome commercial, and the first complete year of Top Brew.

Top Brew GLaDOS Coffee is a Lie Too
Hosted by 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.

Top Brew Combination French Press, Hair Dryer & Time Machine
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Joe Darnell interviews returning guest, John Guiliano. Writer, photographer and coffee enthusiast, John is a year into his coffee journey at BrewingCoffeeManually.com. We discuss his writing practices, routine for content creation, his new “Choose Your Weapon” t-shirts, and excellent reasons to write a coffee journal.

Top Brew Cats and Coffee Makers Don't Mix
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Joe has bad news about his Chemex, Eric is weirded out by Joe’s observational skills, and together they discuss ways a listener of the show could upgrade his coffee at home.

Top Brew Flavors that Make Coffee Great and Terrible
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the podcast, Eric and Joe talk about one of the most perplexing issues of coffee: the ever complex number of flavors we taste from any variety of coffee bean. From floral notes to delicate spices, coffee can somehow taste like… almost anything edible and sometimes unedible! We explores the top nine categories of flavor and pick our favorites and shed light on personal experience with their taste testing specialty coffees.

Top Brew The All New Coffee Gift Game Exchange
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Joe Darnell and Reed Hash, a senior at University of Southern California in L.A., discuss craft coffee on the West Coast and in international travel. As a student new to and in love with handcrafted coffee, and with some experience with all things counter culture in college, Reed has field tested espressos, Americanos, coffee roasters, coffee brewers and more.

Top Brew Why There Isn’t an Electric Drip Coffee Championship
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the podcast, Eric and Joe discuss the difference between waiting on a good cup of coffee, and grabbing the easiest-most-readily-available coffee for the masses. What’s in your cup? We don’t always have the best and most convenient hot beverages imaginable readily available. So, what do you do if you have to pick between the two?

Top Brew Converting Coffee Beans into Diamonds
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the podcast, Eric and Joe discuss aging coffee beans, follow-up on Celestial Seasonings’ herbal infusions, and their loves/hate relationship with decaffeinated coffees. What do we like about decaf? Where the industry is heading? The guys talk about the four types of decaf processing and their tastes.

Top Brew The Armless Man has Nothing to Worry About
Hosted by Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

This week on the show, Eric and Joe discuss Starbuck’s latest offering: cold brew coffee, and what people are saying about it. And for the main topic, the guys talk about the health risks and benefits of coffee, and what it means for your wellness, exercise, cognitive function, and more.