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The Orange Cactus Coffee Podcast: Coffee | Specialty Coffee | Roasting & Brewing | Espresso Mike Kinkade & Jake Goble

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Breville Barista Express and Better Coffee at Home: Daily Ristretto

In this episode I love my Breville Barista Express. I get questions all the time about it and I don’t mind answering them over and over again. I’ve owned the machine for over a year and I use it every day, usually multiple times, to make espresso and espresso-based drinks like Cortados, Mochas, and Cappuccinos. […]

11mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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Cold Brew Experiments: Daily Ristretto

In episode 258 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about Cold Brew. I'm conducting some experiments, companies are investing heavily in new technology, and many of you are having a tough go of getting good cold brew at home.

11mins

22 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Dedicated to the Coffee Newbie: Home and Business

In episode 120 of the Orange Cactus Coffee Podcast, Mike and I talked about sharing the coffee experience with others. I promise to talk about podcasting as well but fail to help new podcasters with any advice. There is something here for everyone at every stage of their coffee journey.

1hr

28 May 2018

Rank #3

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Ethiopian and Kenyan Coffees from Tim Wendelboe: Brew & Review

In episode 18 of Brew & Review, Mike and I drink the last of our gifted Tim Wendelboe subscription. thank you, Jon, so much for your kindness to us. It's been great drinking coffee from a legend.

26mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Breville Barista Express: Brew & Review

In episode 13 of Brew & Review, Mike and I take a look at the Breville Barista Express. I absolutely love having espresso at home, and would be heart broken to go back to living without it.

27mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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Gift Sets, Bags, and Kettles: Daily Ristretto 219

I’ve not been feeling myself lately, but the business is still going and I’d like to let you behind the curtain. In this episode In episode 219 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about our desire to get a gift set going in time for Christmas and I ask for your feedback on it. I […]

11mins

3 May 2018

Rank #6

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Cupcakes, Coffee, and Commies: Daily Ristretto

In episode 257 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about three articles I recently read form Johnny Cupcakes, Nick Brown, and Honda Wang. Johnny talks about his humble beginnings, Nick shares details on Mojo's multi-million dollar deal in New Zealand, and Honda reports from NYC on unionizing the service industry.

10mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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Podcast Sabbatical

In episode 129 of the Orange Cactus Coffee podcast, Mike and I announced that we were taking a little break from regularly recording podcasts together. There are a lot of other content you've asked us to create, and we just can't get to it while recording so many shows.

24mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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Expensive and Exquisite Coffee Bean Reserve: Brew & Review

In episode 16 of Brew & Review, Mike and I brewed and reviewed two Reserve coffees from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. We used the Lido 3 hand grinder, the Hario V60 dripper, and the Bonavita electric kettle for both coffees.

41mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Tim Wendelboe Coffee: Brew & Review

In episode 9 of the Brew & Review, Mike and I get to drink coffee from the coffee legend Tim Wendelboe. A special thanks to Jon Landstrom, from Swedes, who gifted us a three month coffee subscription. Thank you, Jon!

38mins

18 May 2018

Rank #10

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AeroPress Dice and Thanks: Daily Ristretto

In episode 253 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about getting some Aeropress Dice from Jennifer Ferreira in the UK. The dice are made by James Hoffman. We've also received a lot of orders lately, and we wanted to thank you for your support.

11mins

14 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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Brands and Side Hustles: Daily Ristretto

In this episode In episode 265 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about building a brand and how hard we work for our employers, but not for ourselves. Resources GaryVee Audio Experience Blue Bottle Coffee Union Coffee

11mins

26 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Side Hustle Encouragement: Daily Ristretto

In this episode In episode 266 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about coffee as a side hustle and coffee fueling your side hustle. Resources Jason Licht artwork

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27 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Peixoto Sampler- Hot and Cold Hario: Brew & Review

I don’t recommend drinking this much coffee in one sitting. -Jake In Brew & Review 5, we drink Peixoto’s sampler pack. We drink them hot, using the Hario V60, and we drink them cold, using the Hario cold brew bottle. Listen to the podcast In this episode Peixoto sent three samplers of four ounces each. […]

39mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Theodore’s Coffee Roasters and Third Wave Water: Daily Ristretto

In episode 249 of the Daily Ristretto, I drank a naturally processed Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee from Theodore's Coffee Roasters. It was a gift from a friend of the show- Eric Nadler. Thank you so much, Eric, for your kindness to us. I loved the coffee, and so did Mike. He had some yesterday but didn't join me for the DR today.

10mins

8 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Coffee Applications and Red Rooster’s Yellow Hen: Daily Ristretto

In this episode In episode 271 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about a local coffee shop that was ‘accepting applications,’ but not calling you back when you submit one. And then this absolutely amazing story about Red Rooster in Virginia, who created on-site day care for their employees. Very cool. Resources Red Rooster Coffee […]

11mins

6 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Iced and Hyperchilled Angel’s Cup: Brew & Review

In episode 19 of Brew & Review, we prepared four coffees from Angel's Cup in several ways. We ice brewed two coffees on the Chemex, ice brewed on the Hario V60, and then hot brewed with the Hario V60 into the Hyperchiller V2

38mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #17

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Too Many Brew Devices: Brew & Review

In episode 12 of Brew & Review, Mike and I drink a naturally processed ChainFruit prepared with a Hario V60 while we examine most of the brew devices I have around the house.

52mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Manic Monday: Daily Ristretto

In episode 247 of the Daily Ristretto, I talked about my trip to Phoenix this last week and how this was a challenging Monday to get through.

10mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Your Coffee is Swell, but Your Puffery Stinks

You’re the one that brought the family into this, and that’s where it gets weird. -Mike Kinkade In Episode 114 of the Orange Cactus Coffee Podcast, Make and I had a lot to talk about. Besides meeting up with a friend of the show, we drank way too much coffee and talked about puffery and […]

54mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #20