Thursday, August 28, 2014

Episode 90 - Colorado

Mark and Brian both took trips to Colorado in August, both took DoubleShot Coffee and the new DoubleShot Coffee Concentrate. It's adventure and awakening and brewing and tasting life in the mountains.  In this 90th episode of AA CafĂ©, Mark and Brian discuss the minutiae. Mark Brown, currently of, and Brian Franklin of are your hosts on this summertime vacation podcast. 
Music in this podcast is by Lyndon Scarfe and Kai Engel.  
If you listen to the podcast and still can't get enough of the live commentary from the field, and you want to hear Brian's ramblings as he descends Mount Belford, listen here:
Brian on the summit of Mt. Oxford (14,153 feet)
Mark looking for trout
Mountain goats
The DoubleShot Proprietary Coffee Travel Kit
View from the summit of Mt. Harvard

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Episode 89 - Savoy Restaurant

The Kelamis family has been in the restaurant business for almost 90 years in Tulsa, and operating under the Savoy Restaurant banner for 60 of those years.  Evan Kelamis, the fourth generation in the restaurant lineage, sat down to tell us about his family, the heritage, and the Savoy Restaurant. Mark Brown (of and Brian Franklin (owner of DoubleShot Coffee Company) banter about the generations, the Savoy, and how in the heck this podcast got started. 
Music in this podcast is by 2ndMOUSE, Tardiss, The Polish Ambassador, Shadow Priest, and Lyndon Scarfe.  Mark says this is my breakout into a career as a DJ.  I'm not so sure.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Episode 88 - Ariel Montoya

Ariel Montoya, the owner of Hacienda El Boton, from Bolivar Colombia is the guest on this episode. Ariel talks about the farm, how he processes our coffee, and the importance of the rainforest at El Boton. Join Mark Brown of Argentfork and Brian Franklin from DoubleShot Coffee Company as they transport you to Colombia and back.
Music for this episode by:
Lyndon Scarfe
Oskar Schuster
Psychadelik Pedestrian

Monday, March 3, 2014

AA Cafe #87

Brian and Mark celebrate the 10th birthday of DoubleShot Coffee Company with a conversation about the history of the DoubleShot; lessons of being 10, 40, and 50; and a new set of coffees available online, called The Decade Collection.
Music for this podcast by Nate Wooley, Friendly Foliage, and Jahzzar.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Coffee Journey: Panama

An audio excerpt from a short story written by Brian Franklin about his trip to Panama, visiting a pair of coffee farms.  Learn about the people, plants, animals, the history, and the coffee of this beautiful place.  To read the entire story and to taste these amazing coffees, visit

Special thanks to Daniel Myers, who played John Henry Patterson.
 Process #5: a'Go Ajha by Century Of Aeroplanes
Into The Mist by Lee Rosevere
Irsen's Tale by Kai Engel

Monday, July 29, 2013

episode 85 - the future of coffee brewing

This episode of AA Cafe is a little different. My editing went a bit off from normal. Mark and I discuss the future of coffee brewing, along with a little reminisce of our personal coffee histories. DoubleShot baristas chime in with their ideas for the coffee brewer of the future.

Music from this episode from the Free Music Archive:
FUN FUN FUCK-A-DEE FUN FUN (Jared C. Balogh) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 
Dissent From The Pedastal (Lee Rosevere) / CC BY-NC 3.0
The Wilhelm Scream (Jeff Kolar) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Check out Mark's Argentfork and my DoubleShot.

Monday, April 8, 2013

AA Cafe #84

The Freshness Test! Brian and Mark discuss coffee freshness with some audio of Michael Sivetz speaking at an SCAA conference, and Miguel Wickert explaining a fool-proof way to test and see if your coffee is fresh. Thanks also to Ann Money from the Oklahoma Aquarium for telling us about jellyfish. All music is courtesy of Brian Haas of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Buy fresh coffee online at

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Check out these videos shot by Miguel Wickert during his Coffee Freshness Experiments. Notice the blooming (like a jellyfish), and the stale coffee not blooming (like a sieve).