Tuesday, December 11, 2012

AA Cafe #83

The Perci Red Podcast!  Co-hosts Brian Franklin (DoubleShotCoffee.com) and Mark Brown (Argentfork.com) sing the praises of Perci Red, backed up by music from Brian Haas (jfjo.com).  Don't miss this podcast, and don't miss a chance to taste the Perci Red for the holidays, the second coffee in the DoubleShot 2 Barrel Project, and the most amazing natural Gesha on the planet.  Special thanks to Joseph Brodsky (NinetyPlusCoffee.com) for telling us about his experience with Gesha coffees, his acquisition of Ninety Plus Gesha Estates, and the birth of Perci Red. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

AA Cafe #82

AA Cafe cohosts, Mark Brown (Argentfork.com), and Brian Franklin (DoubleShotCoffee.com) discuss DoubleShot Coffee Company's new 2 Barrel Project and the two Gesha coffees that will lead off the project.  This episode's guest, Steve Holt from Ninety Plus Coffee tells us about Lycello, our washed Gesha, and Perci Red, our natural Gesha.  New music from Brian Haas of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

AA Cafe #81

It's the BIG podcast.  The podcast about mystery and cryptids and the hunt for the unknown.  Mark Brown of Argentfork and Brian Franklin of DoubleShot Coffee Company explore the depths people will go in order to make a new discovery.  Featuring Paul Bowman of Bowman Lodge and the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy.  It's big and it's awesome.
For more information about Gesha and wood apes, read on.

Go here to listen to a four-and-a-half minute podcast intro.

Joseph Brodsky and the hunt for the Gesha in Denver's Westword News.

The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy's Operation Endurance.

Listen to the Ohio Howl.

The Patterson Gimlin film:



Thursday, May 31, 2012

AA Cafe #80

In the Volcan region of Panama, on the "world's largest Gesha estate," Steve Holt of Ninety Plus takes us on a tour of the farm.  Brian Franklin of DoubleShot Coffee Company and Mark Brown of Argentfork provide commentary in the AA Cafe Fancast studio.  Steve and Brian talk about what's going on in Panama and what we can expect out of the Gesha this year, as well as what we can look forward to tasting out of Ethiopia.  Thanks also to Paul Bowman of Bowman Lodge for his bird calling expertise.

Monday, April 9, 2012

AA Cafe #79

Extraction! Chris Girouard of Girouard Vines, which produces Tulsa Deco Wines (www.TulsaWine.com), gave me a tour of his facilities and told me all about his father's 45 years of work producing a new grape variety, and his work in making that grape into wine. You don't want to miss this. Mark Brown of ArgentFork (www.ArgentFork.com) and Brian Franklin of DoubleShot Coffee Company (www.DoubleShotCoffee.com) weigh in on the parallels with coffee and try to understand the complexities of extraction. Special thanks to Matt Sanders of Vintage 1740 (www.Vintage1740.com) for his cocktail expertise and to Reid Anderson (www.custommade.com/by/reid-eric-anderson) for sharing his experience in Panama.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Mark Brown and I continue to discuss the shape of things. This time I interview Chris Large of Eco Vino Wines, and he tells us about how the shape of wine glasses affect our wine drinking experience and why certain wines are in certain shaped bottles. Of course, I relate it all back to the vessels in which we serve coffee. Thanks also to Natalie Legener from Tulsa Glass Blowing Studio.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

AA Cafe #77

One of Tulsa's greatest musicians and most interesting persons, Brian Haas from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey tells us about the way shape affects sound and taste and how the five senses work together to give us each a unique experience. Mark Brown and I talk about how it all relates to coffee.