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Tamper Tantrum Audio version of our coffee video podcast

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Tamper Tantrum Audio

Latest release on Feb 23, 2018

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Rank #1: No. 79

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Ohhh dear, this time Steve and Colin ramble like they have never rambled before. The 'Published author" Colin talks about his book sales, his bok contentns and nothing but his book. Steve and Colin touch on selling books at London coffee festival, selling books on line, selling books abroad and selling book. 

In an effort for ballance, Steve talks about London coffee festival and other festivals, running a trade stand and brewers cup competition. 

A ramble of magnicient magnitude. 

May 04 2017

52mins

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Rank #2: No. 87

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It’s Fridaaaay, so we have another podcast for your weekend enjoyment ready to roll! This week, we’re joined by Dr. Bridgeen Barbour of Established Coffee in Belfast to talk about the nitty gritty of shops, service, and relationships. Now open four years, Established has overcome a number of hurdles – political, financial, cultural, personal – to become a comfortable, approachable, and beautiful community hub in Belfast’s blossoming specialty coffee scene.

Bridgeen’s known to be open & honest in her chats, and this recorded chat is no different: No. 87 is a great resource for anyone thinking about opening their own shop, trying to juggle multiple hats, or build a community in their local area.

www.nuovasimonelli.it/en

Aug 25 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: TT SF: Trish Rothgeb (Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters)

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We’ve made it a habit the past few years running to release what we feel is a particularly special or insightful video right before the holiday season in the hopes that it sneaks into your (sub)conscious as you think about the year coming to a close and think about what it is you want to achieve in the year ahead.

There’s been a lot written this year questioning who we are as a community, what it means to work in coffee, and what’s coming next. Are we on the fourth wave, or the fifth wave? The sixth? What’s a wave, anyway? Although she says she’s “not the ‘wave oracle’,” returning speaker Trish Rothgeb has been credited with the creation of the phrase “third wave coffee” (FlameKeeper, 2002) and has often been asked to give her take on the state of the industry.

Here, recorded at our event in San Francisco, Trish delves into what inspired her to talk about coffee in waves all those years ago – something until now that she has previously brushed off in conversation - and what it means for coffee’s future. We hope this talk inspires you not only to learn more about the history, concepts, and people that Trish highlights in this talk, but also to impact how you think about coffee, our industry, and the work that needs to be done.

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Trish Rothgeb is the co-founder, owner, director of coffee, and roastmaster at Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco.

Her experience in the industry spans over 30 years as a coffee roaster, green coffee buyer, and teacher of all things coffee. An avid traveler in coffee growing regions worldwide, she teaches “cupping” to coffee producers and coffee professionals around the world. She is also credited with coining the term “third wave coffee” and identifying the relevant concepts.

Trish is a licensed Q Grader and credentialed Q Trainer by the Coffee Quality Institute. She has served on the SCAA’s Roasters Guild Executive Council, was a charter member of the World Barista Championship Board of Directors and a founding member of the Barista Guild of America.

From 2013 to 2016, Trish worked on staff at the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) as the “Director of Programs: Q and Educational Services,” in addition to her work with Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.

Dec 22 2017

41mins

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Rank #4: No. 93

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This week, newly crowned World Barista Champion Dale Harris and long-time coach, friend, and all-around troublemaker Pete Williams take the lead on No. 93 to share stories about the lead up to this year’s WBC and the somewhat unexpected result. This one is definitely longer than usual, but for good reason – there’s lots to cover, despite the relatively short amount of time they had to prepare between the UK and WBCs. Together, they chat through ideas left behind, their (dys-)functional working relationship, “the Harris process”, the goals they worked diligently toward during their eight weeks of preparation, and more – including (for those who know where to find this sort of thing) the answer to the question that everyone has been asking. Yes, that one.

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Dec 01 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #5: No. 92

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It's all go here at TT HQ as we prepare for the upcoming weekend festivities in Manchester whilst simultaneously preparing for the WBC in Seoul (Jenn) and getting ready to embark on a five country book launch tour (Steve) - with long days and lots of travel over the past few weeks for both Steve & Jenn, we thought it was time for a good old-fashioned skype catch up before getting on the show officially back on the road! 

No. 92 is a catch all for upcoming fun - our second year of the Brubiaceae coffee beer home brew competition and a new alcoholic twist on our industry-focused evening panel at the Manchester Coffee Festival, naturally - but also a place for us to speculate and anticipate how the most recent rule changes could impact this year's World Barista Championship. Hop in and (try to) enjoy the sleep-deprived ride!  

www.nuovasimonelli.it/en

Nov 03 2017

51mins

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Rank #6: Espressofest Bristol: Diana Johnson (Taylor St. Baristas)

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We’re absolute and utter competition geeks, so we jumped at the chance to join SCA UK at this year’s first-ever Espressofest in Bristol, home of the UKBC semifinal and final rounds. Joined by some equally geeky friends – Cerianne Bury, Nick Mabey, and Jessie May Peters – we sat down with each UKBC finalist on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to learn more about their routines and chat through some of the conversations taking place within the industry this year.

Here, we’re joined by Diana Johnson of Taylor St. Baristas, who placed sixth in this year’s comp. Together with Diana, the panel chats through her choice of variety, the impact of innovation and research, and her 2017 endeavour to compete in every SCA competition. This sparks a much longer conversation about career progression, competition, and the institutionalisation of barista education: what does it mean to be a career barista?

Want to see a video of Diana's performance? You can find it here, courtesey of SCA UK! 

http://vamachinery.com/  

Oct 16 2017

33mins

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Rank #7: Espressofest Bristol: Dale Harris (Hasbean Coffee)

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We’re absolute and utter competition geeks, so we jumped at the chance to join SCA UK at this year’s first-ever Espressofest in Bristol, home of the UKBC semifinal and final rounds. Joined by some equally geeky friends – Cerianne Bury, Nick Mabey, and Jessie May Peters – we sat down with each UKBC finalist on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to learn more about their routines and chat through some of the conversations taking place within the industry this year.

Here, we’re joined by Dale Harris of Hasbean Coffee, who placed first and will go on to represent the UK at the WBC in Seoul next month. Together with Dale, the panel discusses everything from soil conditions and screen sizes to the value of competition, which sparks a much longer conversation about innovation, accessibility, objectivity vs. subjectivity, and the impact competition participation and success can have on a competitor and their business. Is the competition as strong as it once was?

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Want to see Dale's performance? You can find it here, courtesy of SCA UK! 

http://vamachinery.com/

Oct 16 2017

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Rank #8: No. 86

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This week, Steve is joined by none-other-than Darrin Daniel of Stumptown, A Film about Coffee, and – now –Alliance for Coffee Excellence fame. Recorded onsite at this year’s Cup of Excellence in Burundi, they use Darrin’s career story to talk through the pros and cons of working with large coffee corporations, share Duane Sorenson stories, and ponder the importance of communication.

They also talk about the tumultuous changes to ACE and the COE program which spurred quite a lot of intense online discussion – in which, we’ll be honest, Steve was a fairly vocal participant – and what changes have been made as a result of learned lessons as they look towards the future.

www.nuovasimonelli.it/en

Aug 11 2017

52mins

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Rank #9: No. 85

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Ok, folks. We know there is lots and lots of quality content happening in the world of coffee right now – and that’s an exciting thing! – but we really think you should make some space on your favourite listening device and find some time to coffee & chill with this week’s podcast guest, the one and only Liz Chai.

A graphic designer and illustrator by trade, Liz found her first specialty coffee home with none-other than the home of Tamper Tantrum’s birthplace (Octane) before carving out an incredibly exciting niche in our little world as a coffee creative in the PNW.

Regardless of whether you fancy yourself a creative – although most of us probably are, in some way – Liz brings a lot of passion, love, and wisdom to the table that is applicable to anything and everything you could possibly choose to do with your time on this planet.

www.nuovasimonelli.it/en

Jul 28 2017

56mins

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Rank #10: RGE Camp: "Trading Models & Certifications" | Panel Discussion

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This week, we’re releasing the final video of our trading models & certifications deep dive with an eponymous panel discussion recorded at last year’s first-ever RGE Camp featuring Sara Morrocchi (Vuna Origin Consulting), Eva Gefvert Nordell (Are Kafferosteri), and Joanna Alm (Drop Coffee Roasters). Covering everything from a high-level look at certification standards throughout the supply chain to a discussion of problematic dichotomies, this week’s release is highly roaster-focussed, with the panellists discussing the pros and cons of working within each model’s confines before ending with advice for roasters looking to develop better relationships with producers.

Jun 23 2017

35mins

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Rank #11: No. 81

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As the specialty coffee industry grows and matures, there’s been an influx of people writing and talking about coffee and, in a very meta way, conversations about how content is produced, curated, and presented are eerily relevant to how we brew, sell, and present coffee to our customers. This week, Steve sits down with Standart’s Michal Molcan following the successful completion of this year’s Standart Festival in Bratislava to chat about content curation, aesthetics, creativity, and value propositions – each of which contain insightful lessons to those looking to build and grow a coffee business of any kind.

www.nuovasimonelli.it/en

Jun 02 2017

55mins

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Rank #12: RGE Camp: "Business Models of Coffee Roasteries" | Morten Munchow (CoffeeMind)

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CoffeeMind's Morten Munchow is no stranger to cramming as much information into his time on the Tamper Tantrum stage - you may remember his presentation from CoLab: Paris - but this time, we think he's outdone himself! Presenting his ongoing research into the business models of coffee roasteries, Morten gives us a primer in business models, both traditional and lean, before jumping into insights of the research's interim analysis. By mapping business data and demographic elements, business models, pivot points, and risk aversion of the primary founder, CoffeeMind are finding some interesting (and unexpected) correlations between business size and dynamic ability within the market. You'll definitely want to grab a pencil and notebook for this one! 

--Morten Munchow, founder of CoffeeMind, is a man of many hats: as trainer, consultant, and researcher, Morten can be found at the University of Copenhagen, where he is an external lecturer in the department of food science, at the London School of Coffee, where he has taught coffee roasting since 2007, or hard at work with the SCAE Education and Research committees, where he developed SCAE’s roasting certification system.

Morten has conducted research on cappuccino foam chemistry, processing methods, starter cultures, sensory science, roasting defects, behavioural economics of consumer preferences, and roast degree preferences. He has also regularly consulted with a variety of different sized roasteries around the world, from South Africa to South Korea and Iceland to Kuwait and many more in between.

Apr 10 2017

49mins

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Rank #13: RGE Camp: "The Ergonomics of Coffee Roasting" | Richard Graveling (IOM)

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Whilst we all acknowledge the importance of ergonomics when it comes to the kind of physical labour that roasting requires, it’s rarely our focus when it comes to the day-to-day work of the roastery—and with a relatively young workforce, we often overlook the impact of the work we do until irreparable damage has been done. Joining us from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, professional ergonomics Richard Graveling kicked off our afternoon lectures at the first ever Roaster Guild of Europe Camp with a much-needed look at the importance of being mindful in the roastery. 

Starting with a high-level look at the scope of “ergonomics” and a few of the musculoskeletal disorders common to lifting sacks of coffee, Richard then offers some ideas for ways to lift (“give it a cuddle!”) and equipment solutions in the roastery preventatively.

Richard Graveling | Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Richard is a professional ergonomist (Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Expert) and previous President of what is now the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.  He has over 35 years experience as an ergonomist and has worked in industries as diverse as coal mining and salmon farming; helping to assess risks and develop solutions to reduce those risks.

Although he has worked in many parts of the food and drink sector (based in Scotland the whisky industry is a particular favourite) his main exposure to coffee has been as a consumer, although he has advised a local coffee company on ergonomics issues – knowledge that will be worked into his talk.

Outside work he is involved with a local theatre group, enjoys rugby, gardening, seeing the great Scottish outdoors, and spending time with his family (and cat).

Mar 13 2017

37mins

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Rank #14: No. 75

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This week, Colin & Steve reunite for a very, um, candid podcast featuring their signature rambles through topics far and wide—growth, delegation, debates, books, staffing, transitions, learning curves, things and old new. This one properly runs the gamut!

Along the way, they announce speakers for our Sideline event with The Barista League: Gothenburg, “Cracking Certifications”, discuss the importance of planning for growth, introduce a new feature to the podcast, featuring Ale Martinez of Finca Argentina, and start thinking about what this year’s competition season will bring!  

Mar 06 2017

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Rank #15: MCF: The Business of Brewing Vol. 2

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This week, we return to Manchester with our second instalment of “The Business of Brewing”, featuring Timothy Bosworth (Hoxton North), Peter Gibson (Grindsmiths), and Alison Bell (BLK Coffee Heaton), each of whom have had very different experiences opening their own shops. From setting up pre-trend outside of London (Tim) to opening doors at the height of the trend (Alison) and from semi-permanent premises to brick-and-mortar shops (Pete), these three guests showcase vast differences in approach to build a specialty coffee business in the UK. Together, they consider how their initial business plan and model has changed since they first opened their doors, why just saying “yes” and figuring out “how” afterwards can lead to bigger and better things, the invaluable contribution of family and community support, how to roll with disappointments, the importance of letting some things go, and why “customer service” needs to be replaced with “customer engagement” if we want to maintain successful businesses.

Feb 13 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #16: TT NYC: Debate - "Barista Competitions Are Dead" | Colin Harmon, Matt Perger vs. Stephen Leighton, Jenn Rugolo

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Another week, another Tamper Tantrum first: Nick Cho brought some structure to Colin & Steve’s bickering at the end of our day in New York by moderating a full-on debate on the subject of barista competitions. Colin & Matt Perger argue for the motion “barista competitions are dead”; Steve and Jenn, against. Stakes are high as both sides try to win the audience over and avoid embarrassment: the losing side has to read real-life yelp reviews in their best non-native accent.  

What do you think? Are barista competitions dead?

Jan 30 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: TT NYC: "The Biggest Problem in Specialty Coffee (and it's not what you think)" | Nick Cho (Wrecking Ball Coffee, San Francisco)

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Last, but most decidedly not least, to the stage in New York was our guest host, long-time twitter friend (/adversary), and fellow podcaster, Nick Cho of Wrecking Ball Coffee. With near-trademark provocativeness, Nick tackles what he feels is “the biggest problem in specialty coffee today”—and no, it’s not actually climate change. Our biggest problem, according to Nick, is that we’re simply not very good at what we do. As he breaks this idea down in order to build a solution, Nick makes some astute observations about the current state of our industry and asks some big questions about what we need to do (and whether or not it’s even possible) for us to move forwards from our current position.

--- Nick founded murky coffee in Washington DC in 2002, which emerged as one of the pioneering third-wave cafes on the east coast, winning barista competitions and recognition around the specialty coffee industry. In 2011, he and his wife Trish Rothgeb co-founded Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco, where they work and reside.

Nick has served as a director on the Barista Guild of America’s Executive Council, on the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Board of Directors, on the World Barista Championship Board of Directors, and as the chairman of the United States Barista Championship. He was also the 2006 South East Regional Barista Champion and has served on the SCAA Standards Committee. He also created the World Brewers Cup competition in 2011.

Nick has been a guest lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, Dartmouth College, University of California Davis, and a speaker at various events around the world including SCAA/Re:co Symposium. He started the Portafilter Podcast in 2005, and is proudly Tamper Tantrum Podcast's 42nd biggest fan.

Jan 16 2017

38mins

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Rank #18: No. 71

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We’re kicking off this year’s podcast series with a monologue: Kenya believe it? Recorded from a balcony overlooking the Aberdare national park on the last day of a week-long, Steve recounts what he and his traveling companions—roasters Roland (HasBean) and Simon (3FE)—have seen during their visits to eight co-ops, dry mills, and washing stations. Despite witnessing some exciting ingenuity and inspiring farming techniques, there’s still a disheartening and all-too-familiar downward trend when it comes to overall yields.

Jan 09 2017

25mins

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Rank #19: TT NYC: "Beyond Quality" | Colleen Anunu (Fair Trade USA)

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In “Beyond Quality”, Colleen Anunu asks us to rethink what matters to the future of specialty coffee and shares her personal answer: ensuring coffee is profitable in the long run, reducing the negative social and environmental impacts, and engaging with other actors in the coffee value chain. Whilst these may sound fairly straightforward, Colleen explains how our current mythologizing of the industry—amongst other things—is getting in the way of us having a real conversation about what it means for coffee producers to profit and sustain. Colleen’s talk ends with some positive steps we can take to not only facilitate these conversations, but build a better, stronger industry together—a perfect way to kick off 2017.

--Colleen Anunu specializes in market access strategies for coffee producers and roasters, emphasizing shared value, gender equity and farmer-first community development. As the Sr. Manager of Coffee Supply for Fair Trade USA Colleen focuses on strategic initiatives related to Fair Trade social premium investments and impact evaluation. Colleen has a masters degree in International Development from Cornell University, where her research focused on gender-inclusive smallholder participation in high-value coffee markets. Colleen has a professional background in coffee procurement, roasting and quality

Jan 02 2017

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Rank #20: No. 70

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It’s time for the second annual Tampies! In an all-time first, the Tamper Tantrum Trio appear on the podcast all together to review the outgoing year and hand out some prestigious awards, including the much coveted “James Hoffmann of the Year” award.

We could give you a preview of things to come in this space like we usually do, but let’s be honest—it’s Boxing Day over here and we’d much rather be watching the football. Besides—it’d ruin all of the delightful quirks that occur when you put Colin, Jenn, and Steve all together. Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!

Dec 27 2016

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