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Coffee People: Season 10 Recap
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Coffee People: Season 10 Recap

In case you missed it, your favorites are in here.
A collage of images featuring past guests of the Coffee People podcast.
Some of our great Season 10 guests. ©for photos include: @tekwanidesign @bosetamper @filterstories @roasterkat @kilncoffee @thecoffeemba @seabrookartist84 and @roastwestcoast

Coffee can be complicated. Coffee can be simple. Coffee can be meditative. Coffee can be uplifting. Coffee can be the medium for commiserating. Coffee can…

You get the picture. What coffee means to me and what it means to you may be different. In fact, it would be surprising if it wasn’t different. Over 10 seasons of Coffee People (formerly the Roast! West Coast podcast), I’ve learned exactly one thing* about coffee. It’s that wherever you are in your coffee journey, you are not alone.

I love—truly love—recording these episodes and hearing the stories of the guests who spend an hour chatting about their path through coffee, entrepreneurship, relationships, learning, and so much more. The shows never go quite as I expected, and even after 100s of episodes, I’m still learning how to be a decent interviewer and work with audio.

That’s okay. When I launched this podcast I did so knowing I would be learning on the fly. At the time, all of the late night talk shows were airing episodes from home offices and attics due to Covid-19. I realized then, that even if the show wasn’t perfect and polished and precisely orchestrated that it would be okay. It was the stories being shared that mattered.

Coffee People exists because I was grasping for some sort of connection to a hospitality community I had lost when I left my career running restaurants, hustling part-time as a barista, and spending most mornings drinking way, way too many cups of coffee. I missed those moments when the conversations seemed to flow so much easier when we had a cup of coffee to chat over.

Did I think this show would last 10 seasons? No.

Do I think this show will go 10 more? Yes.

Thank you for listening, for reading, for supporting, for telling your stories, and most of all, thank you for sharing a coffee with each other.

*I mean…I’ve learned a ton more things—like how to plug in a microphone and use Zoom—but I was making a point. You get it.

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM SEASON 10 OF COFFEE PEOPLE

  • People are awesome.

  • Coffee is delicious.

  • Take care of yourself.

  • Travel more.

  • Dogs are the best.


ALL THE EPISODES

Season 10 guests were heavy-hitters. Some incredible stories were told. Some entrepreneurs inspired. Some coffee was drunk. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who spent an hour with us.


R!WC INDUSTRY PARTNERS

The R!WC partners are the reason this show can continue producing content. Roastar coffee packaging has been a particularly special partner, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with them and support a business from my hometown of Wausau, WI. If you’ve ever wanted to see your brand on a coffee bag, spend a minute (or an hour) playing with their quote tool. It’s pretty fun.

DESIGN YOUR COFFEE PACKAGING

  • Cozy Canine Coffee is offering 25% off the first month of any coffee subscription signed up for in May.

    USE CODE: HAPPYMAY

  • Ascend Roasters has a new summer seasonal line-up, including Boba options, Matcha Lemonade, and the effervescent Pink Drink. Visit them in Carlsbad, CA.

  • Steady State does social media right. Their Insta is tongue-in-cheek(y): Follow @SteadyStateRoasting.

  • From Mostra Coffee: “We are honored to announce that Mostra Coffee is now the Official Coffee Partner of San Diego Wave FC!”

A huge, on-going thank you to all of this show’s industry partners.

Roastar • Zumbar Coffee & Tea • Steady State Roasting • Mostra Coffee • Coffee Cycle •  Camp Coffee CompanyIgnite Coffee Company • Ascend Coffee Roasters • Marea Coffee • Cape Horn Green Coffee • Hacea Coffee Source • Crossings CoffeeSivitz Roasting Machines • Craft 42 Roasters • Me and My Uncle Coffee Roasters • Cozy Canine Coffee


CHECK OUT THE SIMPLY GOOD BREWER

Affiliate marketing: I don’t do a lot of affiliate marketing. This particular product, the Simply Good Coffee Brewer, is one I’ve agreed to promote because I use it almost daily. The original review was written before accepting any sort of affiliate marketing payments. If you click through using our links and end up purchasing a brewer, it will help support R!WC.


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