Coffee Talk Episode 1

Episode 1 – Coffee Basics

This is Coffee Talk, a new podcast for coffee lovers, enthusiasts and the coffee-curious. In Episode 1 we meet Christopher and John, the manager and master roaster respectively at Glasgow’s Gordon Street Coffee, to discuss some coffee basics and get to know them a little.



Amongst the topics we discuss with in this episode are:

• Christopher and John’s respective backgrounds in coffee;

• Popular ways to serve coffee;

• The coffees they serve and how they help to guide customers to the right coffee for them;

• What makes a master roaster?;

• How John chooses and buys beans for roasting;

• The ins and outs of the coffee roasting process;

• How the roasting of the coffee affects flavours;


• What Fairtrade coffee is and what that label represents.


We’d love to hear from you on these issues and with any other thoughts or questions you might have, so find us on Twitter and Facebook or just comment below!


Gordon Street Coffee are based in Glasgow and local listeners can find them in Central Station. For those a little further afield, you can keep up with the team on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages or buy some of their coffee on the Gordon Street Coffee website.


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  • dtrieber

    I didn’t think coffee would be very interesting, but I love your accents so I tuned in. It’s amazing how many different blends you could have. in fact you could spend your life trying to find the perfect blend. I’m in Canada, where there’s a Tim Horton’s Coffee everywhere and every one of them has a line up sometimes out the door. Wow, did they find the right blend. I wonder if you could confirm a legend I’ve heard from some very reliable sources. Apparently there’s a rare and expensive coffee that’s made with the droppings of a civet, from some exotic location. your voice is quite soothing. Keep it up. BTW, don’t think that ‘just one more thing’ got by me, : D

    • Thanks dtreiber. The civet coffee does get mentioned in a later episode! Look out for our cupping session in Episode 5 as well.