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CLR-E128: Coffee Events and Competitions

With SCA's Global Coffee Expo happening, it's the time of year for coffee competitions and events. In this show we loop you in on some of the happenings, and what coffee competitions and events are all about. Check out the World Barista Championships:...

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CLR-E126: It’s The Third Crack

In this special episode of Coffee Lovers Radio, we make it a Third Crack!The Third Crack is our new aftershow, which runs after our regular episodes - The Third Crack is available exclusively to patreon subscribers. This episode gives you a taste of what The Third...

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CLR-E125: Making a Coffee Roaster

In the recent episode, we brought up a number of subjects that all have a related connection to the work that we do – both individually in our own businesses, and the podcast. So we decided to do a 3 part series here giving you a behind-the-curtain look at what goes...

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CLR-E124: Making a Coffee Magazine

In the recent episode, we brought up a number of subjects that all have a related connection to the work that we do – both individually in our own businesses, and the podcast. So we decided to do a 3 part series here giving you a behind-the-curtain look at what goes...

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CLR-E123: Making a Coffee Podcast

In the recent episode, we brought up a number of subjects that all have a related connection to the work that we do - both individually in our own businesses, and the podcast. So we decided to do a 3 part series here giving you a behind-the-curtain look at what goes...

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CLR-E122: Snowpocalypse

Snowpocalypse hit and threw all our plans out the window. In this episode, we jump back into recording and talk about the ever-changing business environment as well as some of our plans moving forward. Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Extracted Magazine -...

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CLR-E121: Good Food Awards Coffees

On this episode we talk Good Food Awards Coffees - what does it really mean to get this kind of award? Why are these coffees award-winning? And how does this kind of award program help coffee as a whole? Are these coffees 'better' than all others? All questions we...

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CLR-E120: What Type of Coffee Drinker Are You?

In this light-hearted episode, we follow along with the 'What Type of Coffee Drinker Are You' quiz, which Joseph made for Extracted Magazine and coffee lovers every to help discover different ways of thinking about and exploring coffee. Check out the quiz -...

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CLR-E119: The Home Roaster vs. The Master

On this episode of Coffee Lovers Radio, Joseph brings in a batch of Guatemala Los Dos Socios he roasted, to pit against Conduit Coffee's version of the same. Who will come out on top? Ft. the Ikawa Home Roaster Check out Ikawa and their Home Coffee Roaster Get a bag...

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CLR-E118: What Is Espresso?

On the show today we welcome back an old friend of the show and of Conduit Coffee - John Liberty. We also talk about our thoughts on what makes an espresso 'espresso.' Join us also in our after show The Third Crack on Patreon, where we catch up with John and share...

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CLR-E117: Decaf Coffee Has Never Tasted This Good

On this show, we talk all about Decaffeinated Coffee. This is a subject which is often met with derision in the world of coffee for a variety of reasons - because why drink coffee when it doesn't have caffeine, because decaf is gross, etc. We discover that much of the...

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CLR-E115: Coffee Predictions and Resolutions 2019

Happy New Year 2019! In this episode, we reflect on what has happened in 2018, while looking forward through the next year. This we talk predictions for the year, and also share some of our resolutions (coffee related and otherwise). Pour yourself a drink, and ring in...

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CLR-E113: The Warsaw Method

We've mentioned on multiple occasions what we've come to call 'The Warsaw' method - this is a method of brewing French Press wherein you remove the top layer of foam before pressing (nothing revolutionary). In this episode, we share the whole method and experiment...

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CLR-E112: Getting Into Home Roasting

 Roasting your own coffee is one of the nerdiest and most rewarding ways you can enjoy coffee. There's nothing quite like having that direct of a connection to the coffee. If you think this is about being frugal, think again - it's so much more. In this episode,...

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CLR-E111: Thanksgiving Coffee Holiday Mishmash

On this holiday show, we sit down to enjoy some good food, talk about our enjoyment of the holidays and coffee, and give thanks to everyone out there who supports our work. Check out Mr Black - http://mrblack.co/ Hosts: Joseph Robertson - Extracted Magazine -...

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CLR-110: Dark vs Light Roast

We talk a lot about making the best brew that you can with various methods on this show - but usually, when we are brewing we are using Light to Medium roasted coffees. Some of the things we talk about have different variables when coffee is roasted dark. On this...

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CLR-E109: Supply Chain Magic

Ever wonder how your coffee actually gets into your mug? There's a whole lot that goes on behind the scenes - through hundreds of people and thousands of miles. Coffee is a culmination of a whole lot of magic. On this episode, we go behind the magic involved... Hosts:...

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CLR-E108: Vote With Your Dollar

It's voting season! We want to encourage everyone out there to make their voice heard. In the spirit of that, we also want to share our thoughts on how every time you spend money you are making your voice heard. This is especially true in coffee. Discover how it...

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CLR-E107: Why You Should Hand Brew Coffee

Being people who are passionate about the craft of coffee, we're naturally going to be hand brewing quite frequently. But the question stands, why should you (perhaps an average drinker of coffee at home) brew your coffee by hand? We are following along with a Forbes...

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CLR-E106: Coffee With Joshua Russert

On the show today, we welcome Joshua Russert. Joshua made an appearance on our 99th episode - Q&A at CoffeeCon. He works with Batdorf & Bronson, one of the oldest '3rd wave' coffee roasters (and one of the original independent roasters to adopt direct trade...

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CLR-E105: Changing the Magazine Name

After almost 6 years of publishing, Joseph officially changed the name and brand of the magazine from Coffee Lovers to Extracted. We shared this on the Third Crack awhile back - giving those super fans a bit of a sneak peek (visit the patron link at the top of...

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Special: Support the Show – What is Patreon?

At the launch of episode 100, we announced a new website, new show format, and a Patreon page where you can support what we are doing. In this short in-between-isode, we share with you exactly what Patreon is, what it does for you, how it helps us, and how you can get...

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CLR-E104 – Anchorhead Coffee

In this episode, Jake and Ross from Anchorhead Coffee come to visit! We talk all about how Anchorhead Coffee got started, what its like running one of the nicest cafes in Seattle, and the future of Anchorhead... Visit Anchorhead Coffee to learn more:...

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CLR-E103: The Joy of Yemen Coffee

We're returning to Yemen! This time, we've got some special new coffee we haven't had before. We also had the privilege to roast this coffee (roasted by Jesse). On this episode, we enjoy coffee from Mohassen Zahid in Yemen, produced by Mocha Hunters. As we sink into...

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CLR-E102: Can Your Water Be Too Hot?

In this episode, we attempt to address the myth that you don't want to brew with water that is too hot - that you can 'burn' your coffee. In order to test the water temperature myth, we also brew coffee at a lower temp so we can share just how important a high water...

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CLR-E101: 14 Million Pounds of Coffee

Coffee is HUGE - it's bigger throughout the world than you can really imagine, even given that you can find it on every single corner. All of our individual experiences with coffee is through single cups. Just a bit of beans at a time, consuming a pound or two here...

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CLR-E100: 100 Episodes of Coffee

Today we celebrate 100 episodes of Coffee Lovers Radio. We take you back in time a little bit, and share how we got started. We also finally reveal the secret of Fake John, and give some thanks to important people. Check out our new Patreon where you can support the...

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CLR-E98: How to Know When You’re a Coffee Nerd

With a lot of fun things happening in Coffee Lovers Radio world - as we approach our 100th episode - Jesse and Joseph thought it would be fun to talk about what really makes someone a coffee nerd. Hint: there's more than just enjoying great coffee, but that's a great...

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CLR-E97: The 4:6 V60 Brewing Method

Recently, Hario released a video on the 4:6 brewing method for V60 by Tetsu Kasuya, World Brewers Cup Champion of 2016. In this episode, Jesse and I talk brewing techniques on the V60, our experiences with the brewer over the years, and then get into playing around...

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CLR-E96: Making Espresso at Home

Espresso is one of those coffee brewing methods which looks awesome, and is delicious, but turns out to be a crazy amount of effort. Most of the time, we'll just go to a cafe to get our espresso, because the coffee will be freshest, and the trained baristas will...

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CLR-E95: Advancing Your Coffee Experience

We've talked before about getting into good coffee - but what happens next? Now that you drink and enjoy fresh roasted, well-crafted coffee on a day to day basis, how do you dive further down the rabbit hole? In this episode, we explore... Hosts: Joseph Robertson -...

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CLR-E94: Iced Pourover vs Coldwave – Which is Better?

It's summertime and that mean's it's high time for iced coffee! Jesse and I take a look again at the Coldwave, this time we put it head to head against our traditional favorite iced coffee brewing method, the iced pour-over, also known as 'Japanese iced method.' While...

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CLR-E93: Getting Into Great Coffee

We talk a lot about great coffee on this show - becoming a connoisseur, tasting coffee, exploring flavors. We drink a lot of delicious coffee and share with you our experiences. But how do you get there? On this show, we talk about what the average home coffee brewer...

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CLR-E92: What is a Coffee Connoisseur?

What is a Coffee Connoisseur? With the coffee industry bringing specialty coffee to more and more people, the average coffee drinker is starting to more easily realize that coffee can have a wide range of unique and fascinating flavors. In this show, Jesse and Joseph...

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CLR-E91: Voila – Specialty Instant Coffee

Think instant coffee is gross? It might something you've only turned to in desperation, but times they are a changin. Voila is Specialty Instant Coffee. In this episode, Jesse and I sit down and try out this instant coffee. We experiment with a couple things, talk...

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CLR-E90: Peru and the Global Coffee Expo

Having just gone through SCA's Global Coffee Expo - a massive coffee industry convention - we sit down and talk about our experience. We also welcome a wonderful guest on the show, longtime fan James Astuhuaman, from Peru. We first met James at last year's show, and...

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CLR-E89: Coffee and Cheese Pairing

Jesse and Joseph sit down with a delicious coffee from Peru and some lovely 12 and 15 year Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese. Coffee pairs amazingly with all sorts of well-made things. Amongst the goodness, we talk up some of our favorite companies and share a little bit about...

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