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Opposites Extract: A Debate Podcast about Coffee

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Opposites Extract: A Debate Podcast about Coffee

Opposites Extract: A Debate Podcast about Coffee

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Opposites Extract is a show dedicated to exploring specialty coffee through lively, reasoned, and civil debate about a whole range of topics relevant to anybody who works drinks, loves, hates, dreams about, thinks about, works with, or is simply curious about coffee. (In other words, you don't have to be pro to be pro or con.) In each episode, debaters will square off and argue from assigned sides, as determined by a random coin toss. Participating debaters pledge to honor and represent the position they are assigned, regardless of their personal opinions and perspectives. At the end of each episode, debaters will have an opportunity to discuss their actual thoughts about the topic, and their process in formulating their arguments. Things might get a little heated sometimes, but hey, we're brewing here.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 35: Season Finale!

What better way to end the first full season of "Opposites Extract" than by surrounding ourselves with friends and coffee family from all over? In this year-end show, Joe and Meister bring in their colleagues on the sales teams both at HQ in Minneapolis as well as based in Europe and Australia. It's a multicultural extravaganza! Plus, Meister and Joe reflect on the whirlwind of season one, sneak-peek some of what's to come, and hopefully spread a little caffeinated cheer. We'll be back in March for season two, with a new format, more fantastic guests, and of course plenty of laughs and surprises.

74 MIN2016 DEC 23
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Ep. 35: Season Finale!

Ep. 34: Suddenly Everyone Wants Instant Coffee with Kalle Freese

Kalle, a former Finnish barista champion, coffee-shop owner, and now cofounder and CPO of Sudden Coffee, joins us for a conversation on how his new company is revolutionizing instant coffee for a specialty market.

32 MIN2016 DEC 16
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Ep. 34: Suddenly Everyone Wants Instant Coffee with Kalle Freese

Brief: Interview with Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval of "The Coffee Man"

In this short interview, Meister has a chat with director Jeff Hann and producer Roland Fraval, whose feature-length documentary "The Coffee Man" follows former World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic around the globe in search of interesting coffees and a fascinating story. Roland and Jeff speak about their filmmaking careers thus far, what's down the road for them, and how their work on this movie turned them both into bona fide coffee obsessives.

23 MIN2016 DEC 16
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Brief: Interview with Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval of "The Coffee Man"

Ep 33: The Dirt on Dirt with Andrew Timko

Urban gardener and co-owner, coffee-buyer, and roaster for St. Louis, MO's Blueprint Coffee, calls in to the show to argue the merits of natural or biological farming, an agricultural technique that uses native ecosystems to encourage farm health and success. Joe and Meister use this opportunity to "beta test" a new show format, as they consider what Season 2 will look (well, sound) like.

37 MIN2016 DEC 9
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Ep 33: The Dirt on Dirt with Andrew Timko

Ep. 32: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Detroit, MI

Opposites Extract was recorded live in Detroit, MI where Joe and Meister were honored to be masters of ceremonies for six unique, thought-provoking, and illuminating presentations by coffee professionals from throughout the region. We gather the speakers around a table to talk about their topics, ask one another questions, and continue the conversation that was started during the program.

46 MIN2016 DEC 3
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Ep. 32: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Detroit, MI

Ep. 31: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Columbus, OH

Opposites Extract was recorded live from the Vue in Columbus, OH, where Joe and Meister were honored to be masters of ceremonies for six unique, thought-provoking, and illuminating presentations by coffee professionals from throughout the region. We gather the speakers around a (tiny) table to talk about their topics, ask one another questions, and continue the conversation that was started during the program. Tune in next week for the second part of the two-part series, recorded live in Detroit, MI.

49 MIN2016 NOV 24
Comments
Ep. 31: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Columbus, OH

Ep 30: Give Us Some Sugar with Levi Andersen

Things get sweet when Kerry Foods' resident barista and mixologist Levi Andersen comes in studio to argue the benefits of flavored syrups, specialty drinks, and flavor creativity in specialty coffee cafes. He also whips up some original drinks for Joe, Meister, and producer Andy to taste.

48 MIN2016 NOV 19
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Ep 30: Give Us Some Sugar with Levi Andersen

Ep. 29 - The Microlot Debate with Andy Newbom

Andy Newbom, long-time green coffee developer and author of Coffee Spanish for Coffee Buyers, calls in to debate Joe on the big topic of microlots.

54 MIN2016 NOV 12
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Ep. 29 - The Microlot Debate with Andy Newbom

Ep. 28 – Wholesale vs Retail with Paul Schlader of Birch Coffee NYC

We sit down in the studio with Paul Schlader, cofounder and co-owner of Birch Coffee in NYC, to discuss (but not strictly debate) the pros and cons of business models that are strictly wholesale, strictly retail, and those which blur the lines between the two. Does it help or hurt a business to be a back-of-the-house brand? How much opportunity is there in focusing your caffeinated energy on the street level?

48 MIN2016 NOV 4
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Ep. 28 – Wholesale vs Retail with Paul Schlader of Birch Coffee NYC

Ep. 27: Flavor with Jamie Isetts

In this episode Meister takes on Jamie Isetts in a debate about the subjectivity of what we define as good and bad taste.

38 MIN2016 OCT 29
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Ep. 27: Flavor with Jamie Isetts

Latest Episodes

Ep. 35: Season Finale!

What better way to end the first full season of "Opposites Extract" than by surrounding ourselves with friends and coffee family from all over? In this year-end show, Joe and Meister bring in their colleagues on the sales teams both at HQ in Minneapolis as well as based in Europe and Australia. It's a multicultural extravaganza! Plus, Meister and Joe reflect on the whirlwind of season one, sneak-peek some of what's to come, and hopefully spread a little caffeinated cheer. We'll be back in March for season two, with a new format, more fantastic guests, and of course plenty of laughs and surprises.

74 MIN2016 DEC 23
Comments
Ep. 35: Season Finale!

Ep. 34: Suddenly Everyone Wants Instant Coffee with Kalle Freese

Kalle, a former Finnish barista champion, coffee-shop owner, and now cofounder and CPO of Sudden Coffee, joins us for a conversation on how his new company is revolutionizing instant coffee for a specialty market.

32 MIN2016 DEC 16
Comments
Ep. 34: Suddenly Everyone Wants Instant Coffee with Kalle Freese

Brief: Interview with Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval of "The Coffee Man"

In this short interview, Meister has a chat with director Jeff Hann and producer Roland Fraval, whose feature-length documentary "The Coffee Man" follows former World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic around the globe in search of interesting coffees and a fascinating story. Roland and Jeff speak about their filmmaking careers thus far, what's down the road for them, and how their work on this movie turned them both into bona fide coffee obsessives.

23 MIN2016 DEC 16
Comments
Brief: Interview with Jeff Hann and Roland Fraval of "The Coffee Man"

Ep 33: The Dirt on Dirt with Andrew Timko

Urban gardener and co-owner, coffee-buyer, and roaster for St. Louis, MO's Blueprint Coffee, calls in to the show to argue the merits of natural or biological farming, an agricultural technique that uses native ecosystems to encourage farm health and success. Joe and Meister use this opportunity to "beta test" a new show format, as they consider what Season 2 will look (well, sound) like.

37 MIN2016 DEC 9
Comments
Ep 33: The Dirt on Dirt with Andrew Timko

Ep. 32: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Detroit, MI

Opposites Extract was recorded live in Detroit, MI where Joe and Meister were honored to be masters of ceremonies for six unique, thought-provoking, and illuminating presentations by coffee professionals from throughout the region. We gather the speakers around a table to talk about their topics, ask one another questions, and continue the conversation that was started during the program.

46 MIN2016 DEC 3
Comments
Ep. 32: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Detroit, MI

Ep. 31: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Columbus, OH

Opposites Extract was recorded live from the Vue in Columbus, OH, where Joe and Meister were honored to be masters of ceremonies for six unique, thought-provoking, and illuminating presentations by coffee professionals from throughout the region. We gather the speakers around a (tiny) table to talk about their topics, ask one another questions, and continue the conversation that was started during the program. Tune in next week for the second part of the two-part series, recorded live in Detroit, MI.

49 MIN2016 NOV 24
Comments
Ep. 31: Live from La Marzocco: On the Road in Columbus, OH

Ep 30: Give Us Some Sugar with Levi Andersen

Things get sweet when Kerry Foods' resident barista and mixologist Levi Andersen comes in studio to argue the benefits of flavored syrups, specialty drinks, and flavor creativity in specialty coffee cafes. He also whips up some original drinks for Joe, Meister, and producer Andy to taste.

48 MIN2016 NOV 19
Comments
Ep 30: Give Us Some Sugar with Levi Andersen

Ep. 29 - The Microlot Debate with Andy Newbom

Andy Newbom, long-time green coffee developer and author of Coffee Spanish for Coffee Buyers, calls in to debate Joe on the big topic of microlots.

54 MIN2016 NOV 12
Comments
Ep. 29 - The Microlot Debate with Andy Newbom

Ep. 28 – Wholesale vs Retail with Paul Schlader of Birch Coffee NYC

We sit down in the studio with Paul Schlader, cofounder and co-owner of Birch Coffee in NYC, to discuss (but not strictly debate) the pros and cons of business models that are strictly wholesale, strictly retail, and those which blur the lines between the two. Does it help or hurt a business to be a back-of-the-house brand? How much opportunity is there in focusing your caffeinated energy on the street level?

48 MIN2016 NOV 4
Comments
Ep. 28 – Wholesale vs Retail with Paul Schlader of Birch Coffee NYC

Ep. 27: Flavor with Jamie Isetts

In this episode Meister takes on Jamie Isetts in a debate about the subjectivity of what we define as good and bad taste.

38 MIN2016 OCT 29
Comments
Ep. 27: Flavor with Jamie Isetts
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