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Choosing To Be Positive

Air Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Guest: David Downs Description: We're having such an amazing show with our special New Zealand guest, David Downs, who has been a standup comedian, an author, a keynote speaker, a Microsoft Director and a General Manager at New Zealand Trade & Enterprise. He is also a cancer survivor and has an incredible story to

Serving Up Startups and Coffee With The Ice Angels

Air Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Guest: Robbie Paul Description: There are a lot of exciting things brewing at The Icehouse and Ice Angels in New Zealand and it's more than just great specialty coffee. Robbie Paul, CEO of Ice Angels, the largest and most active angel investment network in Australasia, joins us to share stories about the hot New

Tasting The Truth About Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Guest: Lan Marberry Description: Producing Bon Mua coffee starts out in Vietnam's Daklak Province, where Lan Nguyen has been tending to his family coffee farm since 1978. Lan's daughter, Lan Marberry who manages Bon Mua Oregon Coffee, will be joining us to share favorite coffee stories about their family coffee farm and how her

My Favorite Coffee Story Year In Review

Air Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 We've enjoyed sharing favorite coffee stories and personal journeys during the past year. We'll take a look at some of the life stories and lessons from inspiring guests around the world. Some of our favorite stories involve helping our communities, helping the environment and taking moments to reflect on what's important in life, often

Winning the 2018 World Barista Championship and Making History

Air Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Description: What is it like being a coffee barista and winning the World Barista Championship? We are sharing favorite coffee stories with 2018 World Barista Champion, Agnieszka Rojewska. We'll learn about how Agnieszka won the championship to become the first woman to win the competition in its 19 year history. Agnieszka says "it's important

Re-Inventing Your Relationship With Food…And Yourself

Air Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Guest: Michelle Pfennighaus Description: Michelle Pfennighaus, well-known Nutrition and Health Coach, will be sharing how positive change in our lives is within reach! She helps thousands of clients around the world to achieve balance and re-invent their relationship with food...and themselves. We can't wait to hear about Michelle's personal health discoveries, the "moderation mantra"

Recipes and Cooking With Coffee, The Jerry James Stone Way

Air Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Guest: Jerry James Stone Description: We have an amazing show with special guest Jerry James Stone, a food blogger, chef and internet personality known for simple gourmet recipes. We'll chat about the sustainable food and wine movement, Jerry James' cookbooks as well as his food blog, Cooking Stoned (it's a play off his last

Striking Black Gold, From Oil to Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Guest: John Moltz Description: We're sharing inspiring stories about energy and petroleum engineering with our guest John Moltz, Petroleum Engineer. We'll hear about some of the important consulting projects John is working on to help oil, gas, petrochemical and mining companies create abundant and future energy resources domestically and internationally. Coffee often is described

Mindfully Transforming Our Lives – The Path Of Happiness

Air Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Guest: Melissa Sutor Description: Our work can at times be stressful, but there are ways to help ourselves to be on the path of happiness. We're sharing stories about mindfulness in the workplace, mindful development of technology and the power of presence in leadership. Melissa Sutor, well-known mindfulness teacher, keynote speaker and corporate consultant

Hot Off The Press: What You Need to Know About Wildfires

Air Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Guest: Elizabeth Pickett Description: Grab a cup and join us as we talk about what you need to know about wildfires with Elizabeth Pickett, Executive Director of Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, HWMO. Did you know embers from a wildfire can ignite a home up to one mile away? And did you know 99% of

Unique Places to Trek and Enjoy Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Guest: Robert Rosell and Patricia McDermott Rosell Description: Robert Rosell and Patricia McDermott Rosell are sharing amazing trekking and travel stories...and some of the unique places they've had a good cup of coffee. From Morocco to Chamonix Mont Blanc, Pat and Robert have had such an incredible personal and trekking journey. We'll hear about

A Fancy Cool Espresso Beverage That’s A Superfood

Air Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Guest: Monique and Pete Ethelston Description: We can't wait to hear about the award winning beverage Red Espresso, South Africa's much loved red cappucino. As the world's first red rooibos tea espresso, it is caffeine free and loaded with antioxidants. Monique and Pete Ethelston, Co-founders of Red Espresso, are joining us from South Africa

A ‘Stem-u-lating’ Conversation About Biology and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Guest: Dr. Suzanne Peterson Description: It's interesting to learn about stem cell research and all the amazing things happening in this area. Scientists often find themselves in the lab and at meetings where coffee keeps them fueled. We're sharing favorite coffee stories with noted stem cell researcher, Dr. Suzanne Peterson. We are delighted to

Brewing Up Stories about Craft Beer and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Guest: David Skiba Description: We'll be sharing fun and inspiring stories with Owner and Master Brewer David Skiba about No Boat Brewing Company's fantastic hand-crafted brews in Snoqualmie Washington near Seattle. We'll talk about how David became involved in viticulture and then when on to pursue a dream to create No Boat Brewing Company

What About Coffee and an Artist’s World

Episode: Air Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Guest: Holly Shaw Description: We'll discover how performing artists are the imagination mavericks, creative pioneers, and shamans of today. We'll be chatting with Bestselling Author and Creativity Coach, Holly Shaw, about how artists and performers take us on an emotional journey and often heal audiences and themselves. We'll find out more about why

For the Love of Wine and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Guest: Lauren Mowery, J.D., D.W.S Description: We're sharing favorite coffee stories with our special guest and Wine Enthusiast Contributing Travel Editor, Lauren Mowery, J.D., D.W.S. Lauren regularly writes about wine, food, and travel for Forbes and USA Today. We are excited to share coffee stories with Lauren as she has travelled to more than

Presentations with Energy, Passion and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Guest: Helena Diez-Fuentes Description: Helena Diez-Fuentes, Professional Event Energizer, Moderator, Interviewer and Presenter will share with us the secrets to bringing energy and passion to presentations. We'll explore how events can become engaging and memorable, what are important communication skills and how to work with the audience. We can't wait to hear about how

Global Heath Initiatives and Coffee Stories

Air Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Guest: Dr. Benjamin Anderson Description: This week we're sharing favorite coffee stories with Dr. Benjamin Anderson. We are excited to hear about the latest technology in medicine, the advances in breast cancer research as well as the current projects in global health medicine. Specializing in breast cancer surgery, Dr. Anderson travels the world speaking

Friends and Coffee

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Guest: Luis Mejia Description: We're sharing coffee moments with good friend Luis Mejia. Luis is CEO of VoterCapital.org and most recently was Associate Director at Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing. We'll hear about about the famous "Google Moment," what it was like working at Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing, what it's like living in

Coffee As A Community Not Commodity

Air Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Guest: Emily McIntyre Description: We're talking about coffee as a community with Founder and General Manager of Crema.co, Emily McIntyre. Based in Portland OR, Crema.co is the coffee marketplace that connects coffee drinkers with farmers and roasters. We'll hear about inspiring stories when Emily lived in Ethiopia, as well as, how Crema.co empowers coffee

Drinking Coffee is About Pleasure

Air Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Guest: Mallory Pilcher Description: At Stumptown Coffee Roasters based in Portland Oregon, drinking coffee is about pleasure. They make sure that every sip is perfect by carefully tasting, roasting and sourcing. We'll be sharing favorite coffee stories with Mallory Pilcher, Marketing Director at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. We'll be learning about the team and their

Behind the Scenes, A Look at Radio and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Guest: Robert Ciolino Description: Ever wonder what it takes to produce a live internet radio show. We're going "behind the scenes" with Senior Executive Producer at VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, Robert Ciolino. We'll be coming to you LIVE from the Digital Hollywood Event in Los Angeles, a trade conference that covers the fields of

A Passion For All Things Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Guest: Brian William Brian William's blog, Brian's Coffee Spot, exists to share his love of all things coffee. Brian has a passion for great coffee and great places to drink coffee. His aim is to write about all the great Coffee Spots he's been to around the world and to encourage others to try

Celebrating Delicious Speciality Coffee, Hawaii’s Ka’u Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Guest: Louis Daniele In the early 2000s, Hawaii Island's Kā‘u coffee began proudly showing its strength in cupping events worldwide with a number of small farms in Kā‘u garnering awards. We'll be sharing favorite coffee stories about Kā‘u coffee with Louis Daniele, Sales and Marketing Manager for Kā‘u Coffee Mill on the Big Island

Good Food and Good Coffee Stories

Air Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Guest: Bruce Friedrich Coffee has been a big part of Bruce Friedrich’s life. He ran a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Washington DC from 1990 to 1996, where they would drive twice a week to all areas to serve coffee and sandwiches to homeless out of their van. Currently, Bruce is involved with

A Life of Service, Helping Children on a Coffee Farm

Air Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Guest: Dr. William Boegel When Dr. William Boegel and his wife Diane visited Guatemala for Dr. Will’s 50th birthday, their lives changed forever. As medical missionaries, they decided to buy a farm they visited to support the area’s children who were in much need of care and education. It has been more than ten

Hawaii’s Treasured Traditions and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Guest: Kea Keolanui Description: The Big Island of Hawaii has treasured traditions including Hula, Music and Agriculture. We’ll share wonderful stories about Hawaii’s culture with our guest Kea Keolanui, whose family farm OK Farms in Hilo Hawaii grows coffee, macadamia nuts and various Hawaiian fruits. We’ll also talk about the world famous Hula event

Fusion and Coffee

Episode: Fusion and Coffee Air Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Guest: Daniel Refy Description: Physics and coffee often go hand in hand. Physicists tend to demonstrate physics principles through a cup of coffee or require a cup of coffee to get them fueled for their experiments. There is a close relationship between coffee and physics, and we'll be exploring this

Let’s Take a Moment?

Air Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Guest: Maureen Thompson Description: We often have such busy days when it is sometimes not easy to slow down, take a moment to reflect, have a nice chat with family or friends, relax and share moments over a good cup of coffee or tea. We’re taking a moment with our special guest, Maureen Thompson,

How Would Alexa Order Coffee?

Air Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Guest: Charlie Kindel Description: We're sharing favorite coffee stories with Charlie Kindel, who leads product development for Smart Home capabilities of Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo and other services. We'll learn about Charlie's interest in home automation, some of his favorite projects, his favorite coffee cafes around the world and possibly

The Berry With Another Spirit

Air Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Guest: Dr. Molly E. Cummings Description: We have a twist on the coffee berry today, we're sharing stories about a berry with another spirit! Dr. Molly E. Cummings, a biology professor at the University of Texas, is sharing inspiring stories about foraging for Juniper berries to make the perfect gin at District Distilling Company

Coffee As Fuel Not Fashion Since 1900’s

Air Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Guest: Boyd Coffee Company Description: Boyd Coffee Company is one of the oldest family-owned coffee companies, established in 1900 in Portland, OR. They were one of the first companies to deliver coffee, the first to outfit customers with brewing equipment, the first to sell certified organic coffee and the first to import Rainforest Alliance

Giving Freedom and Hope Through Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Guest: 1951 Coffee Company Description: Over 65 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. One coffee company in the United States is helping refugees settle their new country by equipping them to become successful baristas. Please join us as we share coffee stories with the team at 1951 Coffee

Entrepreneurial Life Stories

Air Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Guest: Christopher Somogyi Description: Ever wonder what it's like to become an entrepreneur and be involved in innovation? We're sharing entrepreneurial life experiences with Christopher Somogyi, Senior Vice President, Investment Group at Xinova in Seattle, WA. We'll talk about some of the projects Chris has managed, how he's been involved in startups and what

Sharing Coffee Dreams

Air Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Guest: Joel Rasmussen Description: We'll hear about coffee dreams as Joel Rasmussen shares how he and his wife Dani started coffee carts at the University of Montana in the 1990's. We'll also talk about Joel's creativity in producing a film documentary "Before the Music Dies," how he wrote a best-selling book "Vacation Rental Success,"

Coffee With A Cop

Air Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Guest: Hawthorne Police Department Description: Ever wonder what it's like to become an entrepreneur and be involved in innovation? We're sharing entrepreneurial life experiences with Christopher Somogyi, Senior Vice President, Investment Group at Xinova in Seattle, WA. We'll talk about some of the projects Chris has managed, how he's been involved in startups and

Island Grown Ingredients in Every Cup

Air Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Guest: Ola Brew Company Description: At Ola Brew Company in Kona Hawaii, it's all about using local island ingredients in their products and making world class beer and ciders. You can taste the flavors of Hawaii in their products like Dragonfruit Cider, White Pineapple Cider and their sparkling Noni Punch. We'll hear how Ola

Promoting Relationships through Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Guest: La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie Description: At La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie, relationships with customers and farmers are very important. Based in Cincinnati Ohio, La Terza focuses on making people feel like they can become part of their coffee family. On today's show, we're sharing favorite coffee stories with La Terza primary owner,

Exploring the Titanic and Coffee Stories

Air Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Guest: RMS Titanic Description: Did you know the RMS Titanic carried over one ton of coffee?! We are delighted to share amazing stories about Titanic exploration with the CEO of OceanGate, Stockton Rush. OceanGate’s team will be going to the depths of the Titanic this Summer 2018 to survey, research and collect data about

Caring for the Hawaiian Community…with Coffee Along the Way

Air Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Guest: Terry Cisco and Tina Clothier Description: We're sharing favorite coffee stories with our special guests Terry Cisco and Tina Clothier. Terry and Tina are actively involved in the Hawaiian community, promoting goodness in so many ways. Terry designs beautiful architecture that enhances the Big Island's beauty and Tina strengthens community through the People's

Paving the Way for the Coffee Industry in Australia

Air Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Guest: Saxon Wright Description: We are sharing favorite coffee stories from Australia! We are delighted to have with us Saxon Wright, CEO of Pablo & Rusty's Coffee Roasters in Australia. Pablo & Rusty's sources coffees from farms that are committed to quality and sustainability and are also unique with a distinct profile. Saxon stresses

Coffee on the Road

Air Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Guest: Brooke Bachesta Description: Ever wonder what it's like traveling the world while working remotely? We'll have fun sharing favorite coffee stories with our special guest, Brooke Bachesta, who has been traveling across the United States in her van with her dog Chalupa. Brooke has been writing a travel blog, taking incredible photographs and

The Student Coffee Life

Air Date: December 26, 2017 Guest: Christine Gilbert Description: We'll share fun student coffee stories with our special guest Christine Gilbert, currently an MBA student at the University of Washington. Coffee is taken quite seriously in Seattle and we'll hear first-hand some of the favorite student coffee hangouts.

The Love of Music and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Guest: Carolyn Willis Description: The love of music and coffee often go hand-in-hand! We are sharing favorite coffee stories with award-winning musician, Carolyn Willis. Carolyn is an accomplished violinist and violin instructor in Seattle. We'll hear the secrets behind creating and performing beautiful music. And we'll share stories how musicians often meet over coffee

Lights, Camera, Action…Coffee Inspiration

Air Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Guest: Guillermo "Willy" Navarro Description: The creativity and passion in film-making often involve good coffee stories. We're sharing favorite stories with award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Guillermo "Willy" Navarro. From Argentina, Guillermo has travelled to more than 35 countries shooting documentaries and stories as well as independent Hollywood film projects. We'll learn about his

The Legendary Story of Greenwell Farms

Air Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Guest: Tom Greenwell Description: The Greenwell Farms family tradition continues today, over 150 years later. We're speaking with fourth-generation farmer Tom Greenwell about their high quality Kona coffee at Greenwell Farms. Their century old Arabica coffee trees capture an incredible family story starting with Henry Nicholas Greenwell leaving England in 1850 to first set

Coffee the Ironman Way

Air Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Guest: Dan Gampon Description: We’re sharing favorite coffee stories with our special guest, Dan Gampon, who at age 18 completed the world famous Ironman competition in Kona, Hawaii. We’ll talk about his training philosophy, inspiration and techniques to successfully complete Triathlons. And we’ll chat about how coffee plays a role and what gives Dan

Surfs Up and Grab a Cup!

Air Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Guest: Kirk Lee Aeder Description: We will get a glimpse into the world of surfing with famous surfing photographer Kirk Lee Aeder. Kirk has authored books about surfers and the scenic Hawaiian Islands. His photos can be seen in Sports Illustrated, Fodors Travel Books and various magazines. In addition to photographing the surfing scene,

Contractor Coffee Life

Air Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Guest: Dale Mandeville Description: Ever wonder what it's like being a building contractor, remodeling homes and handling a variety of property projects under tight deadlines and with utmost quality? We'll be sharing favorite contractor and coffee stories with Dale Mandeville, Owner of 808 Property Services in Hawaii.

Ten, Nine, Eight…Zero…Coffee Blast-off!

Air Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Guest: Snowing in Space Coffee Company Description: We are sharing stories about delicious, creamy nitro cold brew coffee with Snowing in Space Coffee Company in Charlottesville Virginia. Snowing in Space crafts a wide variety ready-to-drink nitro cold brew coffees that are served on tap and in cans. We’ll talk about Snowing in Space’s “Space

Chocolate and Coffee, a Perfect Pairing

Air Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Guest: Adam Potter Description: As part of our Halloween show, we are featuring Puna Chocolate, an amazing farm to bar chocolate grown in Puna, Hawaii! Adam Potter, Co-owner of Puna Chocolate Company along with his sister Teri Hagerott, will join us as we explore how chocolate is created from beautiful cacao pods and what

Kona in Your Cup

Air Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Guest: Valerie Corcoran Description: The first coffee was planted in Kona by missionary Samuel Ruggles in 1828. Coffee and Kona were a perfect match with Kona's rich volcanic soil, hard-working family farmers and perfect climate conditions. For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and enjoyed over a cup of Kona's world famous

Relationship Coffee, Connecting with Farmers Behind Their Cup

Air Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Guest: David Griswold Description: Close and transparent relationships with coffee farmers around the world encourages unmatched insight into their community needs and plans for business growth. The organization Sustainable Harvest is well-equipped to facilitate origin projects that impact coffee-producing communities and help customers connect with the farmers behind their cup. David Griswold, Founder and

Claming It Up and Coffee

Air Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Guest: Bob Donegan Description: What do specialty coffee and clam chowder have in common? It's Mr. Bob Donegan! As Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Peet's Coffee from 1994 to 1997, Bob Donegan helped grow Peet's specialty coffee business from 19 to 31 stores. In 1997, he became involved with Seattle's Ivar's

Health and Coffee the Saudi Way

Air Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Guest: Professor Selwa A.F. Al-Hazzaa MD Description: This week we are exploring favorite stories in other parts of the world with our special guest Professor Selwa A.F. Al-Hazzaa MD in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Selwa will share stories about her incredible career and journey in medicine in Ophthamology and Genetics and what it's like

Silicon Valley Coffee Buzz

Air Date: September 26, 2017 Guest: Lannie Medina Description: We'll be sharing stories about what keeps Silicon Valley buzzing and what are some of the favorite coffee drinks of Silicon Valley tech leaders. With our special guest, Lannie Medina from Tech Bay Area Advocates, we'll explore what's it's like at Silicon Valley innovation events, the startup scene and favorite coffee

Gourmet Coffee and Custom Coffee Roasting

Air Date: September 19, 2017 Guest: Peet's Coffee Description: Among many coffee historians, the rise of specialty coffee is said to be attributed to a gentleman named Alfred H. Peet who founded Peet's Coffee & Tea in Berkeley, California in 1966. We've often heard Alfred Peet to be described as "the Dutchman who taught America how to drink coffee!" We'll

The Perfect Coffee Bean, a Worldwide Quest

Air Date: September 12, 2017 Guest: Scott McMartin Description: Were sharing interesting stories about how Starbucks sources coffee beans around the world and what it takes to find the perfect bean! Our special guest, Scott McMartin, who has 20+ years of experience in the coffee industry has traveled the world in search of the perfect cup. Serving as Directory of

Coffee Trends You Won’t Want to Miss

Air Date: September 5, 2017 Guest: Umeko Motoyoshi Description: What do some of the latest trends look like in the coffee industry and where are we going? Please join us as we share stories about coffee trends from specialty coffee and cold-brews to grab-and-go coffee. We'll also be talking with our special guest Umeko Motoyoshi, Head of Coffee at Sudden

Rise of Coffee Culture

Air Date: August 29, 2017 Guest: Stephan Roche Description: How did we end up with the phrase "give yourself a coffee break?" What was coffee culture like in the early days and how did it evolve across the country? We'll share favorite coffee stories about coffee culture in the 1970's and 1980's with our special guest, Stephan Roche, who was

Favorite Family Coffee Stories

Air Date: August 22, 2017 Guest: Evelyn Somogyi Description: What's your favorite family coffee story? The one that defines who you truly are, in a relaxing setting. It's where you share your memories, plan for the future and talk about the now. We'll be sharing coffee stories that touch our lives and stories that weave us together as Mothers and

Coffee Travel Stories

Air Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Guest: Carolyn Miles Description: What's it like to make global coffee communities sustainable? We'll be sharing coffee stories with our special guest Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save The Children who has worked with coffee growing families in places like Guatamala. Carolyn Miles has doubled the amount of children that Save the Children

Fresh Roasted Coffee Revolution

Air Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Guest: Asher Yaron Description: Ever wonder what makes freshly roasting coffee important for that great cup of coffee? We are excited about sharing coffee stories that involve all the steps that go into a delicious cup of coffee and the benefits of freshly roasting. Asher Yaron in Bali, who has over 10 years experience

Favorite Coffee Stories and Food Creativity

Air Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Guest: Chef Jason Wilson Description: We love sharing coffee stories especially when it involves food creativity! We are delighted to have with us the James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson. Chef Jason Wilson serves as Executive Chef and Creative Director of Product Development for the global company COFFEE FLOUR. We'll hear about how Chef

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