Good Land Organics: Growing Coffee in Cali – Ep. 9

We all know good coffee grows near the equator. Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama. Aside from a few outliers like Hawaii, it doesn’t grow further north than southern Mexico. And for the most part it grows in poor countries. The cherries all ripen at a different time making picking by hand the preferred method, too expensive […]

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2015 US Aeropress Champion Rusty Obra Talks Coffee – Ep. 7

TL;DR – Here’s Rusty’s go-to Aeropress recipe: View here if you can’t see our beautiful table: https://angelscup.com/blog/podcasts/ Additional notes – Rusty does a 50g bloom for 30 seconds with a quick stir, then fills to 220g of water. Caps it at the 2 min mark, and flips for a 30 second press. The grind is slightly […]

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New Zealand’s 3rd Place Brewers Cup Finalist Talks Coffee Brewing – Ep. 6

For Episode 6 of this podcast we bring you Dianne Wang who recently took home the 3rd place trophy from the New Zealand Brewer’s Cup competition (basically a contest to see who can make the tastiest cup of coffee). Dianne is also a contributing author at Sprudge, Perfect Daily Grind, and now her own project at ctitoolbox.com. In this episode, […]

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Bored at Work? Quit Your Job, Move to China, and Become a Q Grader – Ep. 5

For episode 5 of our podcast, we speak with Christine Matta about her travels to China and how she became a Q grader. We explore what motivates Christine, what she’s learned about coffee and China,  where she sees coffee going in the future, and how coffee can promote equality. Most importantly, we hope Christine’s courage inspires you to […]

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How To Scale Your Coffee Shop with Organic Chaos – Ep. 4

For episode 4 of our podcast, we speak with Jim Osborne and Lanny Huang from City of Saints Coffee. This episode should be of particular interest to baristas, roasters, and coffee shop owners. We learn about how City of Saints differentiates itself by making each of its three locations unique. We get some tips on […]

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2016 Cup Tasters Champion Austin Amento from Augie’s talks coffee – Ep. 3

For episode 3 of our podcast, we chat with Austin Amento, owner of Augie’s Coffee and winner of the 2016 US Cup Tasters competition. In 2009, with no background in coffee, Austin and his father bought a coffee shop. When it looked like all was lost and the shop would fail, what did Austin and his father […]

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Learn about Q Grading from Jeremy Brooks of Flat Track Coffee – Ep. 2

For Episode 2 of the Angels’ Cup Coffee Hunters podcast, we chat with Jeremy Brooks of Flat Track Coffee. Jeremy is Flat Track’s Director of Coffee and also a Q grader. Every single coffee you’ve tried, from Maxwell House to Panama Geisha, has been tasted and graded by a Q grader. It’s the most important step […]

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Closing the gender gap in coffee, wine, spirits, and food

In a recent Angels’ Cup Coffee Hunters podcast, the topic of women in high-level coffee industry roles was brought up. It’s generally agreed that women have a sharper sense of taste than men, but then why don’t we see more female q-graders (the coffee world equivalent of sommeliers)? And for that matter, why don’t we see more female sommeliers? […]

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The Angels’ Cup Coffee Tasting Sheet (aka cupping form)

Taking notes not only helps you remember the things you try, but forces you to think about coffee in a systematic way. If you’re building your own coffee club, hosting cuppings, or just want a fun way to take notes, we hope this cupping sheet will help a bit.

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10 Best New York Coffee Roasters You Shouldn’t Miss

There are so many amazing coffee roasters in NYC and Brooklyn that we easily could have added another 20 names to this list. But we narrowed it down to the 10 we like best. Hope you find something new and exciting to try! 10. City Of Saints Coffee Roasters Brooklyn-born roaster City Of Saints unites people, businesses, […]

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