Thursday, November 29, 2007

AA Cafe #48

We've moved on to become the Emiliano Zapata of coffee podcasting. Isaiah co-hosts again, and we briefly discuss his coffee history. Our advice this week concerns gift-giving (since Christmas time is near and people seem to enjoy buying things for each other this time of year). Three different coffees from DoubleShot are recommended this week, as well as a book about coffee (nice gift?). And you don't want to miss the Coffee Illuminati "Art" party on 12/6/2007 from 7-10p.

Monday, October 22, 2007

AA Cafe #47

We're the Rush Limbaugh of coffee podcasting. That's right. AA Cafe 47 is all about education. Isaiah and Brian give you lots of ideas about how to educate yourself about coffee. So you don't have to "wake up special every day."

Thursday, August 30, 2007

AA Cafe #46

Jogcast #3 The Leadville Trail 100 in Leadville Colorado. My final attempt to finish what many say is the toughtest ultra in the US. You have no idea how hard it is.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

AA Cafe #45

WCD World Coffee Domination. That's what Isaiah (the profit) and I have up our sleeves. It's the podcast that hatches our plan. But first, we discuss how long customers should stay after closing time. And the fact that Starbucks is copying off us again by teaming up with Hershey. And if you hurry up and listen, you might be able to enjoy a cup or a pound of our Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from MAO Horse before it's all gone. We taste, you drool.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

AA Cafe #44

Return of the Jedi. Whatever that means. The last of a trilogy of podcasts out of San Fran with Ferraris. A couple of interviews. Jeri from Royal Coffee, one of my brokers. And a coffee farmer from Kenya, Robin shares his story.

AA Cafe #43

The EMPIRE Strikes Back. Ferraris and I continue to talk about San Francisco, SCAA, and blah blah blah. A long conversation about organic certification and the Blue Bottle. Sleeping outside in Long Beach, and Ritual Coffee Roasters.

AA Cafe #42

A New Hope. First in a trilogy (actually number 4) of podcasts from San Francisco with the acclaimed Amy Ferraris. A recap of the SCAA Conference. Jeremy from Ritual gets fired from Starbucks. The Clover. Jay from Portafilter. The conclusion of the farm direct controversy.

AA Cafe #41

Curtis the only non-gay (I think) haircut guy (stylist). Don't lie, Jamaican coffee, "Fair Trade", Amy Ferraris update (interview).

AA Cafe #40

Ferraris! Amy continues to film "The Perfect Cappuccino," Billy Wilson writes in, Thurman fondles a painting, and "Farm Direct" loses all meaning.

AA Cafe #39

Fat Tuesday. Candice and I talk about Raye's exploding coffeemaker, the cure for baldness, LIARs in the coffee industry and how to save their souls.

AA Cafe #38

Audra's debut. It's another JogCast. Audra joins Brian to talk about the Rocky Raccoon 100.

AA Cafe #37

Tommy the opera singer. We recap my La Minita trip. Line out 10 things to do with a Starbucks gift card. SEXPRESSO!

AA Cafe #36

Michael has a Vietnamese daughter! Brian's one of the Hot 100 and home roasting isn't as good as DoubleShot Coffee.

AA Cafe #35

Rick Tillery of Channel 2 works for you! Practice rich guy etiquette. Decaf? The explanation of my solo DoubleShot experience. Tasting Ethiopia Sidamo MAO Horse.

AA Cafe #34

Kari of Biscuit and Bones joins up. Let me make the damn drinks! Gano cafe tasting. Jamming your grinder.

AA Cafe #33

David helps me put the ASs in coffee podcASting. Take a recommendation. Corn cups, space-age decaf polymers, DoubleShot Duathlon, homeland coffee security.

AA Cafe #32

Amy again. The DoubleShot widget, coffee's role in world history, camel antibodies and caffeine... and more Starbucks DoubleShot updates with my esteemed lawyer J. Ryan Sacra, esquire.

AA Cafe #31

Amy Ferraris podcasting in the middle of a tornado? It's the first of the Cappuccino movie. I command you to go to a different coffeehouse. Amy says we should sleep with someone who isn't our wife. Amy hates coffeenews. Cap instruction.

AA Cafe #30

David returns with hippie terrorists. Drink the coffee! The story of the Aeropress guy. Who is Amy Ferraris? Coke Blak. And more Starbucks DoubleShot updates.

Monday, June 4, 2007

AA Cafe #29

AA Religion with John. Discussing coffee tasting, the Starbucks DoubleShot update, religion, and an update from the paintballer/ballerina/bmx'er/coffee drinker Laurie from Sandy Utah.

AA Cafe #28


AA Cafe #27

All the girls love Larry , but they don't like McDonald's coffee. Josh phones in from the road. Learn how not to get a job at the coffeehouse.

AA Cafe #26

Opera with Tommy!

AA Cafe #25

DoubleShot Coffee's 2nd Birthday!

AA Cafe #24

Podcast 24 features a letter from G.I. Joe, outside food and drink, urine therapy, Yemen coffee, RESPECT

AA Cafe #23

The olympic edition. Reviewing the aeropress, coffeemug death, daylight donut urine blend, caffeine nap, The DoubleShot Zone!

AA Cafe #22

The Jogcast. Rocky Raccoon 100 mile endurance run.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

AA Cafe #21

Eric the Red and I get deep. Running, living, loving, and coffee. Check your bastard child while you drink coffee. Black Gold is first discussed on AA Cafe. Magic Johson makes sure inner city poor kids have the opportunity to spend $5 on a venti frappuccino. Eric thought he was a booty-licious white girl who might make it onto an episode of American Idol. And so did the girl whose application we read. Joe writes in again to tell us what some coffee grading terms mean.

AA Cafe #20

Jason #3 (aka "Jack") joins up. Support your local coffeeshop. Blueberry flavored coffee at Dunkin Donuts eats through styrofoam. $1.01 tax included for a cup of coffee? Video podcasting is discussed. Joe writes in and I tell the history of Joe.

AA Cafe #19

Big Bob! It's a country-western version of AA Cafe. Cowboy coffee. Coffee stimulates the female (rats)! We give a bunch of male rats beer and see what happens. The flashlight "bomb" in Starbucks was just a flashlight? Ray "the terrorist" asks questions about turkish coffee. Cowboy Bob makes me laugh.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

AA Cafe #18

Michael! We're the pink sprinkles on top of the podcast frappuccino. My highschool football coach told me to quit assuming. And I'm telling you the same thing. We find out that coffee may reduce the risk of breast cancer, and Brian volunteers to test for it. Mr. Charbucks goes up against the big boys. Eric the red (the amish girl) writes in with coffee questions and Michael does the speed round. And Petey goes bye bye.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

AA Cafe #17

Josh and Brian "drop the ball on the podcast new year." Instructions on how to clean your coffeemaker. A letter from Larry's girlfriend in Seattle. And one from "" We reminisce about DoubleShot and think of the future. And join in the countdown to 2006.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

AA Cafe #16

Michael rejoins AA Cafe to learn Brian-bonics. Shut up! And listen to the very lengthy coffeenews™. About rampaging Santas in New Zealand. Come on Arlene! Michael gives us a Chirstmas sermon and we talk about what coffees are best for the holidays.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

AA Cafe #15

Misty's back. Sugar makes things sweeter. We talk about it. And we describe why and how to give yourself a coffee enema. Brian reads a letter from his army hero, Brad. If you're looking for a coffee-related Christmas gift... And a really boring letter from Joe. (And a poem from the lion.)

AA Cafe #14

Josh and Brian podcast from the psychic headquarters of AA Cafe. Josh, being a barista, and Brian, also being a barista, talk about how much you should appreciated a good barista. Coffeenews focuses on Sam Bucks, David Fell's coffeehouse in Broken Arrow, and some other weird stuff. Mark Prince from the CoffeeGeek podcast praises a couple DoubleShot Coffees. And in a landmark experiment, the two coffee jerks brew popcorn.

AA Cafe #12

Misty cracks me up. Misty helps Brian talk about debit card abuse. Coffeenews includes the not-to-be-missed BB Gun robbery (complete with Misty's fake british accent). Misty interviews Brian (the lion) to try and get to know him a little better. And we get a letter from Thad in Tennessee about Bongo Java coffee roasters.

AA Cafe #11

Brian (or Jake?) and Other Brian host AA Cafe 11. Tip o the cast involves hitting on the barista. Laurie from Sandy Utah (or vice versa) writes in again to clear some things up. We run through some really bad coffee jokes. And Other Brian infoms us that no two people are not on fire. Hmm.

AA Cafe #10

Ila Cobb assaults David just prior to his podcast debut. David and Brian talk (again) about how to order coffee- not by asking for the "strongest" coffee. Naked Coffeenews. Sandy from Laurie Utah writes in about the coffee gitters. And Brian describes how to drink espresso. At 24 minutes, David reads a poem about caffeine. You might skip that part.

AA Cafe #9

Michael's podcast debut as co-host of AA Cafe. We talk about picking up after yourself at the coffeehouse. Criminal coffeenews. Mark Prince (from writes in to the podcast. gets discussed, after they talk about AA Cafe on their podcast. We talk about Michael learning to pay attention when he walks in to DoubleShot. And a short talk about a newspaper article concerning another local roaster.

AA Cafe #8

No Joe. Brian does a podcast solo. I put out a podcasting call for co-hosts on AA Cafe. Instructions on how to buy your coffee beans fresh. A short version of coffeenews. In fact, a short podcast.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

AA Cafe #7

Still Joe. I can't believe Joe is still podcasting with Brian. It's about being courteous to your barista. Some coffeenews. And then some info talk about Ethiopian coffees. (And a bit of passion from Brian.)

AA Cafe #6

Joe's mother doesn't like Brian very much. But they co-host AA Cafe #6 anyway. They discuss the reasons that 2 smalls are better than one large. We discuss a letter about Organic certified coffee. Joe interviews Brian about roasting.

AA Cafe #5

This Joe and Brian combination keeps on keepin on. We talk about your order and how it's best that you try the drink first and alter it later. Brian claims he doesn't want to be an asshole and Joe claims he did research. And what he researched was wet processing of coffee. And future podcast co-host Michael writes in.

AA Cafe #4

Joe-Brian. Brian-Joe. Figuring out how much coffee to use in your brewer. Boy, is it confusing. Caffeine content of coffee (Shock Coffee). And how that caffeine is removed from coffee beans (decaf). And a letter from a disconcerted listener!

AA Cafe #3

Brian and Joe here. Joe's dad calls in for AA. We talk about pre- grinding your coffee. Coffee health facts. And a handy dandy grinder review.

AA Cafe #2

Joe and Brian do it again. Don't freeze your coffee. A letter from a prisoner. Bad coffee talk. Joe gets a phone call from satan. And we learn how to brew coffee in a press pot.

AA Cafe #1

In the inaugural AA Cafe podcast, Brian and Joe discuss tipping and big TIPS. Listener mail. Brian reads his essay on Costa Rica. CoffeeNews(tm) and more!