Today we are talking with noted author, speaker, and researcher, Bruce Tulgan about his powerful book, "It's Ok to be the Boss". We talk about the myths that managers believe that lead to what Bruce calls "The Under-Management Epidemic" and the very practical and simple solutions we can employ to become a great boss, truly empower our people, gain clarity, and create a great work culture at your coffee bar.
This book has had a huge impact on me and I know you will also be impacted and pushed toward being a great boss. I hope this interview is on,y the beginning for you.
It's Founder Friday #5 !!! Today we get to talk with Chelsey Walker-Watson, co-owner of Slate Coffee Roasters / a family owned roaster/ retailer in Seattle, Washington. We discuss her amazing 2nd place U.S. Brewers Cup Competition routine, How she got into the coffee industry, the story of Slate Coffee, how they run things, their expansion, and the values that drive them.
Slate is a true gem in the coffee industry and after hearing from Chelsey today you will no doubt be encouraged and also be looking for an excuse to go out and visit their shops for more inspiration.
Chelsey's Brewers Cup Routine is at 9min 40sec in HERE
The Coffeetographer: http://www.keystotheshop.com/podcasts/24-2/
Roasters are the heart beat of specialty coffee. They transform the fruit of so many peoples labor into the coffees we know and love. Today we get to hear from none other than the new U.S. roasting Champion himself, Mar Michaelson! Mark is the Head Roaster at Onyx Coffee Lab in NW Arkansas and in this episode he shares about his origin story, his competition experience, and then we talk about 5 things he want us to know from his perspective as a roaster.
Such a great conversation and i know you will appreciate roasters even more.
Training. At some point in your coffee career you will be called on to train or teach in some form. As well as we might know the craft of coffee, it is often the case that we struggle to find the best way to teach that craft. If you are at all interested in learning how to become a better trainer or educator then this show is going to prove indispensable.
To help us explore these things I am thrilled to welcome Dave Stachowiak of the Award winning podcast: Coaching for Leaders to the Show!
We talk about the difference between knowing a skill -vs- teaching it, insights to help you develop yourself as a leader, and 5 steps that provide a framework that will help you master the art of training!
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Cheremelle D. Edwards, Founder of "The Coffeetographer" joins us today to talk about all she has learned and observed through her work documenting arts and culture through the lens of specialty coffee. We talk about the critical role of the small independent cafes, her favorite experiences, what she sees as the future of specialty coffee culture, and what we should focus on to continually provide a great specialty experience in our shops.
As she says on her sight, Chermelle loves coffee, but she loves coffee shops even more & I know you're going to love this conversation!
Fresh off his victory in Seattle, Kyle Ramage of Mahlkonig USA took some time to talk with us about the competition. We get into the details of his routine, his drinks, his presentations message, his dry ice frozen coffee and the challenges/lessons he experienced on the road to winning the U.S. Championship title.