Tuesday, September 19, 2006

   from Nick

Podcast 51 - "Buzz, Village Buzz"

From murky coffee, Arlington, VA.

Calls in to Matt Milletto, American Barista and Coffee School about the NWRBC, a "mystery guest" from overseas, and Cindy Chang, Counter Culture Coffee, about the SERBC. The Cho Challenge. Milk. Weak coffee by choice? Random news bits, and a great chat with Jennifer Mulchandani, murky coffee barista and proprietor of Village Buzz Coffee and Tea, Arlington, VA (to open in 2019-or-something) about opening her shop (someday).

2 hours 25 minutes and 47 seconds
MP3 format, 66.8 MB

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok Jay:
Since you seem impossible to contact via email. I was the winner of the fabulous portafilter.net spro sweepstakes giveaway. I polished that baby off in a just over a week. This is what I wrote to you
...thanks for the fabulous 'Spro--I cracked it open within hours of receiving the package and the Mrs. and I enjoyed our first taste of Hines Public Market Coffee. What a treat to taste one of your praised selections and in the words of Hornall in the last show--the guttural NIIIIIIIIIIICE! It was rockin' my friend. Props to Sanders and the whole klan there at Hines.

I was very impressed to see evident proof of the freshness of the roast in the abundant bloom as I prepared it..even w/a priority mail delivery this stuff was likely roasted within days. I will go out of my way to get to your shop if I find myself in the greater Baltimore area in the future.

The best of luck in all of your efforts of which you seem to have many and I will catch you guys in podcast land.

--Matt Sonneborn,
Naples Philharmonic, Principal Trumpet
Home Roaster and Coffee Enthusiast

On another issue on this show--it is time for Mark P. and the Cho to either have a smackfest 2006(see smackfest 2005 http://13gb.com/media.php?id=1034)
or perhaps with all the strife amongst us in the world today you two could walk the walk of what of what great coffee community is all about and be the ambassodors that I know you both are. What was said was said granted, and said with great emotion: and as you you have stated it stung Mark. Just hope you have it in you to kiss and make up already!
Congratulations to you on your engagement if you are listening Mark P. I know Nick and Jay are psyched for you especially.

9/20/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger onocoffee said...

Matt-
Apologies for being so "out of touch" - my e-mail server has been under seige for the past two weeks with armies of spam and it's been tough keeping up and deleting them.

I'm very happy to read that the Hines Spro worked out well for you. I'm a big fan of the Hines personally and that's a major reason why I chose it to be part of our company's offerings. It's a complex and flavorful blend that's extremely forgiving (I know, I've beat it to hell over the years) and just deee-licious.

If you ever make it up to Baltimore (perhaps to work with Temirkanov) definitely stop by for a visit.

9/20/2006 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time I played with Baltimore was a few years back when Marin Alsop was conducting Rite of Spring. She, much to the chagrin of the players, will fill Temirkanov's shoes soon.

The Principal Trpt. in Balt. is a High School chum of mine and they needed an extra and I was free: two things that are rare indeed.

I don't know when I'll be up there next but yeah--I will stop in for some awesome spro.

I enjoyed your quandry and discussion regarding FP coffee at SCAA strength: is it for everybody, (specifically your Baltiore weak cup strength market)--what the hell to do?

I can't help wondering if it is the strength of the brew or the method. Nick admitted he isn't always a FP fan and tries coffees brewed with different methods at Murky when the get new ones.

I actually was a fan of the Aeropress for the Hines for Americano..it would be hard to press those all day though and I actually use more coffee not less per cup with that Austin Powers device baby. The french Press it did really shine for me too though so I am an easy audience for you--I just like a pretty clean cup and the Aero did that NIIIIIce.

Sonneborn..again

9/20/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay,
In regards to your conversation on weaker coffee, even though it seems like quite a big compromise me, if did want to offer it, I think a better solution would be to simply add hot water per cup/order to your standard brew. It saves you from having to brew a second, weaker batch, as well as avoiding the problem of overextraction with suboptimal ratios.

9/20/2006 06:04:00 PM  
Blogger onocoffee said...

Thank you both for the continuing discussion- Matt and, er, "dude" (since I don't have any other name to call you).

I have to admit, I haven't tried too many of the "alternative" brewing methods like the Aeropress. I keep hearing positive things about it and if you say it's a tasty Americano with the Hines, I'll have to give it a pounding, er, pressing.

Dude - I think you're right. I've been talking to some of my customers this week and we've experimented with water dilution and lower shot counts in Americanos. One customer wanted to try a 16z Americano with one shot of espresso and a fourth of milk - she loved it much to my chagrin.

"Coffee Lite - Wastes Taste, Less Filling"

9/20/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the head coffeegeek? I can't imagine him calling one of you guys from his show, and you giving him that kind of response. Has all this podcasting become political? I just think his attitude seemed poor :(

9/20/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous billy wilson said...

His attitude seems poor? I love all parties involved, but if Nick had said to me, what he said to Mark, I would not be inclined to have our first conversation about it over the phone and being recorded.

I believe Nick went too far, and to put the burden of responsibility on Mark is bullshit. What's said is said, but it's much easier for others to say "kiss and make-up" than it actually is to do it. This is between Nick and Mark, and it's none of our business. If they reconcile that's rad, but let them do it on their own time and in private.

9/20/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

...but if Nick had said to me, what he said to Mark, I would not be inclined to have our first conversation about it over the phone and being recorded.


Yeah. Billy, you're 100% right. It wasn't wise, and I think it was a bad judgement call on my part. We still stuck to our unedited/uncut schtick and left it in the podcast though, for integrity's sake.

Sorry Mark. The call was unfair for sure. Still waiting for a private call from you though.

9/20/2006 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billy--love your Barista card by the way, :-)

You are right on--it is their business--it is just that sometimes we need a push and I am an objective non-industry guy just sayin' I am a big fan of them both, can tell some things might have been re-phrased perhaps or maybe not even said at all but that is PF.net way let's face it: that is what makes this show appealing. Totally unfiltered--even when it could use some filtering perhaps..he might have ground too coarse on that show cause a lot of sludge ended up in the show.
This is just my selfish wish for those two who are obviously great friends.

I will keep my nose out of it from now on.

Nick obviously is trying to apologize--just hear him out man.

Matt Sonneborn

9/21/2006 05:33:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Cup said...

The discussion about sharing and community was great. I've just helped a couple starting a shop less than a mile away, and I think it's the right thing to do in a business sense. It's only a losing situation not to...creating a competitive environment where you talk other competitors down just makes you look mean-spirited, it also creates a situation where they then talk you down. Now I have an ally who I can share supplies and personnel with in an emergency, and someone to discuss things with. Conversely, we just won a "Best of" award, and the woman who owns the company who won the prior five years goes off whenever "Cosmic Cup" is mentioned. She comes off looking small-minded.

Troy Reynard
Cosmic Cup Coffee Company

9/21/2006 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

Hey, I'm only six weeks behind on my shows... playing them non-sequentially.

Anyway, wanted to point out that if you're interested in exploring milk options at PF2007, there are a shitload of farms (ok, maybe not a shitload, just a turdload) in eastern PA offering "alternative" milks - including sheepsmilk, which is what the paesan use for cannoli. I can't get it here in Pittsburgh, but apparently you can get it in the Allentown/Emmaus. Hell, maybe I'll just get a couple gallons and make cannoli for the party.

11/03/2006 01:43:00 PM  
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¿Para cogerte en la boca? To grab you in your mouth? The good news is that it's actually funnier if you know spanish.

11/10/2006 11:04:00 AM  
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