Friday, September 29, 2006

   from Nick

Podcast 53: Bryant Simon

From murky coffee, Washington, DC. Jay Caragay is away on assignment.

A fascinating and insightful chat with Bryant Simon, Director of American Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, who is working on a book about Starbucks Coffee. Enjoy the first stereo podcast we've uploaded, and enjoy the new intro music ("Portafilter Remix" by Zachary Carlsen, general manager, murky coffee capitol hill).

1 hours 3 minutes and 47 seconds
MP3 format, 58.5 MB in STEREO... WooooOOO!!!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

   from Nick

The New WBC Website

WorldBaristaChampionship.com

Great work, whoever was responsible for putting this together!

Friday, September 22, 2006

   from ThaRiddla

Podcast 52 - "Hijacked"

From Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, NC.

For some odd reason, Janet of Murky Coffee and I found Nick on the floor unconscious. We are joined by Daniel Humphries of Cafe Grumpy. Discussions about the SERBC taking place this weekend, Nick's impending performance, the recent SCAA meetings in Long Beach, possible upcoming USBC rule changes and we try to revive Nick to tell us how to turn the recorder off. We also give the answers to the trivia questions asked of the baristas earlier in the evening.

51 minutes and 21 seconds
MP3 format, 23.6 MB

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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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Saturday, September 09, 2006

   from Nick

Niiice...

...by the time Babcock opened Zoka in 1997, after a stint in the coffee business in Florida, Starbucks had grown more institutional. He wanted Zoka to have that something special that he remembered from Starbucks' early days.

"I wanted to be the Porsche, not the Ford," he said.
- Associated Press, September 8, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

   from Nick

Dark roasted podcast

Sunday, September 03, 2006

   from Nick

YouTube.com for coffee

Klaus in Australia





Stockfleth's Move Video (not the one you've probably already seen)





KRUPS Espresso Shorts - A series of six short student films. Below is "Espresso Ninjas." Click here or here for the others.





DRM grinder (combo burr) slow-mo





Cute barista... where can I find this song?!?





Ummm... we'll call this "just for Caragay"