The term “direct trade” has cropped up all over the place in specialty coffee in recent years, but what does it actually mean? And has anyone really benefited from it?
Scott, Jools and James embark on a mission into the unknown to each reveal an element of the magical and evolving world of coffee growing.
Jools takes Scott on a poignant personal journey into the land of her paternal heritage while casting light on Jamaican coffee's fascinating and disturbing past.
Scott and Jools join forces with coffee processing specialist and former winemaker Lucia Solis from the Making Coffee podcast to dive deeper into where our coffee comes from and what (if anything) wine's got to do with it.
Scott falls back in love with an old hobby as he embarks on a mission to separate the bean from the chaff with the IKAWA Home Roasting System.
What is it about this mysterious caffeine substance that can derail your whole day if you don’t have it?
What is greenwashing? What’s being done about it? And with so much else going on in the world, is it really that big of a deal?
In this episode, Jools figures out where that golden sweet spot is when buying grinders, espresso machines and filter coffee set ups.
Scott takes Jools on a coffee roasting journey, starting at the darker times in coffee, and how it evolved into the light roasts of today.
The coffee world is absolutely filled with fables! Although we couldn't smash them all, the triple-threat of Scott, Jools and James take on the top three myths and separate the bean from the chaff to bring you the truth!
Sri Lankan coffee has delicious notes of chocolate and caramel, but we’re going to bet you’ve never drank it. So why is Sri Lankan coffee so hard to find? It shouldn’t be, Sri Lanka has the perfect climate to grow coffee, and was once one of the biggest coffee-growing countries in the world. So what happened?
Picture this: you're at the supermarket, perusing the wine aisle (after checking out the coffee one, of course), trying to choose between a £8 Spanish Rioja and a £10 French Merlot. Sound familiar?! In this episode, we’re decanting the secrets of the wine world with Susie and Peter, creators of the Wine Blast podcast!
You’re at the supermarket and you’re looking at coffee bags. You read “Fruity Organic Single Origin” but the one next to it reads “Creamy Fairtrade Colombia Blend”...which should you choose??
Just how good is that trendy looking café you just passed, and is it worth your time and money?
Pods promise the seductive smoothness of an espresso, just minus the faff! But is this for real? And should you buy a pod machine this Christmas?
We’re quite literally firing on all cylinders in this episode, as we show you how to brew incredible coffee at home with an Aeropress!
You’ve definitely bought “Single Origin” coffee before, and probably spent extra for it too. But what if you’ve been wasting your money this whole time?
Prepare to make milk magic in your kitchen ... we're taking you on a journey towards becoming a latte art pro at home!
Coffee tastes like coffee... or does it? Scott, our resident “flavour-naut”, takes us on a journey into the world of coffee flavours and where they come from.
This first installment aims to help YOU make better coffee at home by asking: should you splash the cash on an espresso machine?
For this final episode of Season One, we're brewing up something a little different. Jools shares her personal story growing up to Caribbean parents, living life with depression, her love of cycling, and how it all came together with Coffee Cycle Saturdays.
As we all move to drink better quality coffee is there still a place left for cheap instant coffee? Jools and Scott put to the test whether everyday coffee drinkers prefer instant coffee over specialty.... in coffee desserts?
Behind every cup of coffee is a farmer. So what happens when you reach out and hear their story? Scott and Jools find out if a farmer's story is more powerful than the flavours in the cup.
What coffee should we choose to save the environment and support farmers the most? Certifications claim to solve this problem. But do they really?
Be warned: This episode may change your coffee drinking habits forever! Jools and Scott answer the question: What's the easiest way to reduce the environmental costs of your coffee?