The coffee world has changed since Starbucks rose to prominence. Not
only has the sourcing of beans acquired wine-like precision, but now
there are many small, local roasters. How'd this all happen? Episode 4
brings you into the infrastructure underpinning third-wave coffee from
a Kenyan coffee auction to a major coffee importer to a secret coffee
warehouse in San Leandro with beans from every coffee-growing nation
in the world. We’re guided by Aaron Van der Groen, the green coffee
buyer for San Francisco’s legendary roaster Ritual Coffee.
This week we have a crossover episode with Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, the fantastic dudes from Gimlet Media's Reply All Podcast. We drank a bunch of whiskey and made them play "Would You Rather" and now we're all BFFs.