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Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 78 MochaBox Coffee Washington DC The 10th Person https://www.mochabox.com/ This week we are talking to the owners of MochaBox Coffee, in Washington DC. Floyd Sartin & Harlin Thomas ll. From the east-side of Detroit to the nation’s capital, how did these two decide to “see it and be it” The owner’s of MochaBox Coffee made their childhood dreams of success into reality. Not that there weren’t a few obstacles placed in their path along the way. With drugs and gangs in the neighborhood’s they grew up in, what are the statistical chances for success? Does it make a difference who you surround yourself with? Each separately decided to change their trajectory, and with that move the “coffee world” is better for it.This week we hear all about breaking into the coffee business with no previous background in java. Let’s start with their homage and a coffee brand name entering into their origin story. The Black Bottom area in Detroit, was originally named by early French colonial settlers for the dark, fertile topsoil found in the area. More importantly to our story it later became a thriving entrepreneurial black community, a cultural musical and business hub. That brings us to the MochaBox connection and their roast Black Bottom, that pays homage to their Detroit roots and that period of time. “Lively” medium dark, floral notes,and hints of honey, designed for everybody. Detroit you should be proud! Rwanda, Columbia, and Haiti, see how they decided to choose the green beans that bring people back for more. Direct vs Fair Trade what about the farmers? What do you want your coffee purchase to go towards? Dark and Lovely, Black Bottom, or Haiti Blue? How about all three. This week’s episode will help you refine your palate while learning from these “ coerced “ roasters what you should be drinking. Subscription coffee service to roasting and “pop ups”. Building, pivoting, and adapting to Covid-19, and racial and social injustice issues with this fabulous AfricanAmerican small business. They are clearly bound for entrepreneurial success. With multiple college degrees between them, how easy was it to get started, and still what did they learn in a panel discussion that tells us all a lot about the coffee industry, subtle racism and the lack of inclusivity! From college experience, wing men, aspirations and how actually studying can help you graduate. Would you change religions for a date? If you surround yourself with 9 successful people who will be the 10th person? Make sure to check out this week’s playlist for MochaBox on Spotify,to hear musical selections from our guests. https://spoti.fi/2YIUBTo As a special bonus for a limited time use code Crosscountry20 when you buy your java at MochaBox!! Listen to Coffee Facts this week as we ask what exactly is a “pop up”? Join us for Literary Latte where Floyd and Harlin share their favorite books, and why they are significant. Need more coffee topics to jump start your day? Visit one of our podcast supporters at https://www.earlofcoffee.com/best-coffee-pots-with-grinder/ providing additional grounds for thought! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/ email directly: https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/contact/
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 77 Three Keys Coffee Houston Texas Notes and Melodic Roasts https://threekeyscoffee.com/ Find a job where you get to use both sides of your brain. Connecting the dots from mechanical engineering to coffee roasting was not hard for Tio Fallen. It started with a generational link that combines the love of music and figuring out “the way things work” Grandfather was so proud, as Dan Fogelberg sang ” Your blood runs through my instrument” Out of his interesting genetic blend Three Keys Coffee was born. But not so fast. From thermal dryness and temperature, versus time signatures and rate of rise…whoa what is this science class? Which note comes next? How about Here Comes the Bride? Put on your lab coat and catch the bouquet, science and passion together are hard to beat. From New York Facebook and friending everyone,to nonchalant, who’s the one that now buys the LP’s ???. With Kenzel’s MBA in finance from Duke, and Tio’s Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan they wound up in Houston owning their own roastsery! We explore true serendipity! Pocket-watches, to a coffee shop meeting who knows what the catalyst will be and where that ripple will end. Probably with this couple on a high note! Is there a silver lining in Covid-19 pandemic and the current wave of social injustices? The answer makes sense when you listen to their story. Alert Alert danger Will Robinson you will need the Spotify playlist for this week’s episode….while not mandatory highly recommended . Tunes Trumpets and technology, grab the record player yes, I said records, mix the old and new and jump jive onto the “A Train” with Tio and Kenzel as we visit Three Keys Coffee in Houston Texas this week. Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist recommend by our guests. https://bit.ly/ThreeKeysCoffee Stayed tuned for additional new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this month! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 76 Sip and Sonder 108 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301 For the Community For the Culture https://www.sipandsonder.com/ Sonder: “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk”. Taken from the dictionary of obscure sorrows. This week we continue with our series on minority owned coffee business that may have been marginalized, or overlooked. We delve into some of the history of that marginalization and talk about why there aren’t more Black owned coffee shops. How far should you have to go outside your neighborhood to find them? This months cover models for Barista Magazine can fill you in. From high powered law firms and practicing attorneys, to coffee shop owners, how does that happen? Amanda Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicolas met when they were newbie lawyers just out of law school, working at the same firm. Based on their past experiences with coffee and “coffee shops” they found through “therapy sessions” they shared a common passion. The germination of Sip and Sonder is the story of two very determined Black women, with a vision. They were determined to bring the ‘coffee shop experience” to the neighborhood and communities they loved. We also answer definitively what’s the best part of law school and where you should go to study for the Bar exam. Do you think there are major disparities, and injustices with black businesses , and coffee shop owners in particular? And why aren’t there more great coffee stores in black and brown communities? Money skin color and prejudice, how long did it take these two Ivy League educated black lawyers to obtain a loan for their shop? What kind of effect is BLM having on Sip & Sonder now, and what is the one question from patrons that they welcome. Why is a Third Space so important to them? Eye opening and honest discussion, with Amanda Jane and Shanita. Listen to Coffee Facts this week as we explore the difference between direct trade vs fair trade. Literary Latte . Amanda and Shanita their favorite books, and the significance they hold for each. We have truly had a “sonderiztion” experience this week and we hope you both enjoy and are enlightened. For the community, for the culture all of our lives are unique. Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs recommend by our guests. https://bit.ly/SipandSonder Stayed tuned for additional new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this month! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 75 Aspire CoffeeWorks Better Together This week we continue with our series on minority owned coffee business and organizations that highlight previously marginalized, or overlooked groups. In this episode we focus on the latter heading to Chicago Illinois, Aspire CoffeeWorks. This is a company dedicated to employing adults with and without disabilities working side by side. Can you change a life simply by buying coffee… tune in this week to find out. And how good is the coffee? How about award-winning roast? Our first guest this week is Katie Welge,managing director at Aspire CoffeeWorks. When society overlooks people with disabilities it takes more than just a few well meaning people to step up.Enter Metropolis Coffee, renowned for their award winning java and dedication to sustainability, and fair trade. When approached with the idea of becoming a corporate sponsor for Aspire they jumped on board and Aspire CoffeeWorks was born. Here everyone loves coming to work, no joke. Adults with and without disabilities work together in a productive, successful (and profitable) environment. Did someone say a template for a nationwide program? The only thing you will be left wondering is why you haven’t thought of, or participated in this. Truly inspiring and life-changing coffee sales, where 100% of net proceeds go to programs and services. Based on Katie’s story we know where she got her motivation and desire to work with these great employees. Highschooler’s can be intentionally or unknowingly cruel sometimes, but Katie managed to find a societal solution for these acts… and she did it during her lunch hour. Meet Ben, our next guest who has Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. He has been a team member at Aspire CoffeeWorks for the last five years, and is one of their biggest salesmen! What happened at an outreach during his presentation at a major law firm will not surprise you, once you listen to his interview! It takes lots of individuals, businesses and corporate connections to make this all work. Metropolis and Canteen are just two of the major partners. How did that come about and how can you get involved? We will take you through the whole program, selection hiring, training to full fledged “mock ups” of multiple real world opportunities. We tackle the rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone, related to people with disabilities. Much like the current challenges we face with social injustice and discrimination of people of color, we will remain fearful of people we don’t know. Katie encourages everyone to take a leap of faith and interact with these people with disabilities. Buy Aspire Coffee Now. Change a life and get award winning java. Win/Win. https://aspirecoffeeworks.com/product-category/coffee/ Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs recommend by our guests. https://bit.ly/AspireCoffeeWorks Stayed tuned for additional new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this month! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at our web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 74 Kahawa 1893 Educate a Girl, Educate a Village This episode with a single guest, is a little bit on the long side, but the time will fly by as you listen! Kenya, coffee, slavery, Blockchain, the unbanked, Black owned business challenges, women’s rights and empowerment… and that’s just in the first 10 minutes! Powerful questions asked and answered about inequality, the color of our skin, and assumptions that need to be dealt with. What is active vs passive racism? With a huge economic inequality in the global coffee industry, find out what this CEO Margaret Nyamumbo is doing to rectify this imbalance. Listen to the pure logic of using coffee as a vessel to improve the quality of life, create a living wage and thereby improve society as a whole. From third generation coffee farmer in Kenya to founder and CEO of coffee company Kahawa 1893 Margaret talks about the hurdles she overcame to be able to get to where she is now. What is she often mistaken for at conferences with coffee big wigs and why?? This week in addition to coffee flavor exploration we also get a brief history lesson. When the British arrived, what was the one strong advantage that they had going for them in Africa? Who had to fight for the right to not only grow coffee but drink it? Margaret’s ancestors played a pivotal role in how she landed in the business she is in today. How is the fighting for the rights of women in Kenya directly tied to her coffee brand? And how does the new way of banking, currency and reimbursement play directly into what she sees as a successful future for her countrymen? Swahili, coffee and Kahawa 1893, origins of coffee? origins of humans? Get out your note taking apparatus because you are gonna get schooled! When you buy coffee at a chain, or any coffee shop, just how much of that purchase actually goes to the women who provide the labor? And what exactly does digital currency, M-Pesa and Blockchain have to do with it? Want to not only have some great coffee but feel good at the same time? You can! Start by buying Margaret’s coffee. Thus begins a chain reaction that supports multiple levels of independence,empowerment, community development and economic and social advancement in equality. One heck of a lot for buying a bag of beans!! Listen to our next episode in the Covid Coffee Chronicles series on coffee and social injustice. Knowledge is power, so be brave and ask the hard questions. Remember we can all do something. The saying in Swahili is “If you educate the girl you educate a community”. Enjoy, educate, empower and do good all with your next sip! Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs recommend by our guest. https://bit.ly/Kahawa1893 Stayed tuned for additional new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this month! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 73 AOSA Coffee 16821 Algonquin St #104, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 A Perfect Blend We, like many Americans have had to change course, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now practicing social distancing, and no longer traveling the country in person. We have developed a series of special remote episodes focusing on how the pandemic is affecting small businesses and stores that were not initially  on our radar. With this next series of episodes we’ll be focusing on the recent impact of increased social injustice, and areas of conscious and implicit discrimination. We will gather different perspectives on these issues and what this new reality looks like. Many still don’t understand the meaning and implications of what is taking place with the social injustice movement and Black Lives Matter.  We will be launching some deep dive questions about race, privilege and implicit bias. The conversation needs all of us. We will focus on minority owned coffee shops/businesses and locations that are promoting social justice dialogue and discussion about prejudicial behavior. Along that vein we also discovered coffee businesses that feature a segment of the population often left out, and that is Americans with disabilities. Our first interview in this series is with AOSA Coffee in Huntington Beach, CA. Keyana Hill owner of AOSA is black and her parents are from Belize, and her husband is white. They are the perfect couple to kick off this dialogue and exchange of viewpoints. Did being an interracial couple help or hinder their business? What were the community changes Key found, once she moved from her home in Riverside to Huntington Beach? We took a deep dive into some of the courageous conversations they both have had with their customers. There is a particularly poignant discussion with the wife of a policeman. Mike gives a very personal and unique perspective of being a white man, married to a black woman. Does this give him a special insight? And what kind of conversations does he get, and how can they be helpful to all of us. Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs from our guests. https://bit.ly/AOSACoffee Stayed tuned for additional new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this month! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/  
Lady Yum (Macarons and Mischief) 116 S. Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104 Episode 72  Endings and Entremets https://www.ladyyum.com Our last stop in season two led us to Seattle, and the very unique, one of a kind shop, featuring macarons,wine, beer, champagne, and great coffee. The shop is based on an original French cafe done in pinks and peach, with peacocks, furry chairs and chandeliers as accents. The owner Megan Wagstaff says Lady Yum is a perfect spot for a glass of champagne on a Wednesday afternoon. And yes they do have coffee! Our first guest was Michelle. Not being a coffee drinker, but lover of the aroma, she still knows how to make the perfect cup of coffee for her spouse. What magic ingredient does she add to his daily java and is it worth trying? When they moved to England these devoted dog owners faced a major dilemma, regarding their “children”. Quarantining of Molly, Fred, Zach and Bucky was the first challenge, and how do they get to England? Most creative answer ever ! It involves the high seas! And a “loophole”. Twilight, Seattle, and fan fiction, sometimes you just take a leap of faith. From Microsoft to Macaroons, Russell Wagstaff, husband and partner of owner Megan Wagstaff,left the corporate world to join his wife in this very successful venture. But how did he meet this future partner? Two people, 10 benches, possible budding romance…..and …nothing! Well something, but not your average dating time table. Listen to his story. There are movies that are made out of this scenario. Jeffery and Mitch, our next guests were first timers at Lady Yum, and it was our lucky day getting to hear their very different stories. “ I can tell you I don’t love or drink coffee but I’d be lying”. We had way too many guffaws, with this couple. They compliment each other in a very special way. Jeff works with nuclear fission and designs small modular nuclear reactors,( if he told me what he really did he would have to terminate me). Mitch changed careers and works with people in crisis, and loves it. His goal is to help his clients live independently. How did two opposites like this meet,and marry? Do you want the “official” or real story? That depends on who’s asking! When is the best time to come out to your mother? Why not while ice skating…no seriously, why not. We can tell you this, there was definitely a surprise that made him (and us) laugh. Imagine the scenario, you are on your way to North Dakota to meet the love of your life’s family, and most of them have been given very little notice of your relationship.Da..Da..Daaah. What is their biggest point of contention when it comes to having kids? Milwaukee, Pabst mansion, Aston Martin, and Lamborghini. What do these things all have in common? One WILD night. The stories they will (or will not) tell their children. Felicia, our final guest this week is one of our primary reasons for visiting this fantastic store near Pioneer Square in Seattle. How did she get from home schooling in the 100 plus acre woods of rural Pennsylvania, to urban Seattle? Was there culture shock? Not what you think! Just how did this beautiful (in every sense of the word) woman learn to not only traverse the United States, but end up navigating the world, and conquering a prestigious pastry school in France. Felicia creates, and adorns Seattle’s most beautiful and delicious entremets. What you may ask is an entremet? You poor peasant let us enlighten and “entertain” you. Check out her Instagram page (@feliciayoder) to see these beautiful creations,and it will make you smile all day. Whimsical does not do them justice. And that’s without even tasting them. I always heard people say “that looks too good to eat” but never have I ever said this with any real conviction. You’ll find a visual vacation for your eyes on each page. (Ps good luck trying not to succumb to this delicacy) How did this “pastry terminator” end up needing to visit the doctor while in France? This was a mistake she made only once in her culinary career in Paris. If you have never seen a dessert so beautiful, and delicate that it looks like it would break if touched. Take a picture first, then take a bite. The flavor of crunch, cake, and fruit will leave you in and epicurean ecstasy! Felicia is a true master, and we are honored that we got to watch her craft her Creations. Pairing coffee and Entremets …ahh the sweet life. Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs from our guests. https://bit.ly/LadyYum Stayed tuned for new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this week! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/ The Cross Country Coffee Roadshow is coming to the end of season 2. One coffee shop at a time, through laughter and tears, we’ve met and interviewed the best people America has to offer. To those who have followed us, from Chicago to Santa Monica and San Diego to Seattle we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. If the stars align, and we are privileged to have a season three we hope you will continue on with us as we travel the country once again looking for the best independent coffee shops, and of course the best coffee, and stories from America. Thank you again, for the support, subscribing, and thumbs up you’ve given us. We are living in different times now and everyone is affected, but the one thing everyone can still do is listen to your favorite podcasts to either take you away, inform, or entertain you. So until we plug in again, drink what you like, and like what you drink, one coffee shop at a time.
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Nell Jim and Banjo Boy-Musicians Coffee and Covid Episode 71 This week we finish our 3 part interview with Nell and Jim, from the Nell and Jim band. We connect with them for music, personal stories, and help celebrate the release of their new album, Western Sun. Our conversation is wide ranging, and we talk about coming out of the musical closet, and the possible anxieties associated with why that might be. How many people are still hiding their light! Be brave, be courageous, and as ABBA said ”Take a Chance on Me”. Nell Robinson had a voice all along, but only started her professional career in her 40s.  What held her back, and is there a genetic link to this voice, and her musical talent? Was she surprised when she learned about a talented link to someone who came so long before her? Jim Nunally definitely had something to do with it. What happens when a flute marries an accordion? Is it zydeco, polka, rockabilly or once again have Nell and Jim forged a new musical genre-bending experience! All our regular listeners already know how to pair coffee and chocolate, but how about picking your favorite tune, or album, to go with your favorite Java!  They have a number of ideas in this interview but try to get “In My Beautiful Dream” not paired with your favorite Banjo Boy after you listen… Nell and Jim thanks for the coffee and conversation. We will definitely see you out on the road once again, when we can all be “Travelin the Road West”  java in hand and Western Sun, booming out of the speakers, making our way to the next great coffee destination and “non-road coffee”. OK listeners, time to way in, which blends of Banjo Boy Coffee will you pair with your favorite song? If you need any help, or want a fun musical ride visit Spottily for this weeks playlist, from the Cross Country Coffee Roadshow,  featuring some tunes from the Nell and Jim Band. https://bit.ly/NellJimBanjoBoy
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Nell Jim and Banjo Boy-Musicians Coffee and Covid  Part 2 Episode 70 https://www.nellandjim.com/ Welcome back to the Covid Coffee Chronicles. This week we are back with Nell and Jim, of the Nell and Jim Band, two incredibly talented musicians who just happened to have gotten tired of touring with “road coffee” and when they couldn’t find what they wanted they created their own. Enter Banjo Boy Coffee. https://www.nellandjim.com/shop-music This episode we find out how Covid-19 has affected them personally and share the heartbreak of not being able to share live music,or collaboration during this non-touring time of pandemic in the United States.  Find out what they are doing to stay connected with the musical community including the upcoming Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in a studio with safe distancing. How do you get your band members together when you have to do social distancing? If someone wants a perfect recording, then they can currently listen to the newly released album Western Sun, but  if they want a truly live experience, well the current technology,leaves something to be desired. What are the benefits and drawbacks of Skype, Facetime etc. What does this social distancing new normal mean when you get a birthday cake?  How about using Auto-tune? The musical community is considered by these individuals as one big family. What are there plans during this time of quarantining? What is the connection to Wisconsin, and how does a collectable Martin guitar play into the sound and the history of this unique group? This week we hear all about John Prine,  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and the Goose Island Ramblers,  Smokey George, Wendy “Windy” Whitford and how these icons play into the musical heritage of the Nell and Jim band. Pairing coffee with their music 6 string 5 string four string and ukulele they also have a decaf and don’t forget about Nell’s chi tea Listeners go to the following link and pick up the new album Western Sun, and some great Banjo Boy coffee to pair with your musical selections, at a special discount for Roadshow listeners. https://www.nellandjim.com/shop-music Thanks for stopping by the Roadshow, guys and good luck with the new album Western Sun. Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify and listen to this weeks playlist featuring our very special guests this week Nell and Jim from the Nell and Jim Band! https://bit.ly/NellJimBanjoBoy  
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nell Jim and Banjo Boy-Musicians Coffee and Covid  Part 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Episode 69 https://www.nellandjim.com/ Welcome back to the Covid Coffee Chronicles. This week we are talking to Nell and Jim, of the Nell and Jim Band, two incredibly talented musicians who just happened to have gotten tired of touring with “road coffee” and when they couldn’t find what they wanted they created their own. Enter Banjo Boy Coffee. https://www.nellandjim.com/shop-music But wait we’re getting way ahead of the story. How did they meet and who had to audition. Are you a closet Voice coach?  What happens when you’re confronted with someone with real talent? Could you really give them advice? And just as important would they take it? Johnny Cash eat your heart out, I Walk the line never sounded better. Tune in this week as we venture into the lives of this touring musician couple, from outside of San Francisco, who secondary to the pandemic, along with other bands, can no longer go out on tour. Spend the next three episodes with us as we learn about music, John Prine Vacuum coffee makers, starting a coffee brand, touring and most importantly the Norwegian phrase ufda Jim Nunally, Nell Robinson ..we truly had a great time at the dance, thanks for bringing the music. And just how do you pair the perfect coffee with Django Reinhardt ? Listeners go to the following link and pick up the new album Western Sun, and some great Banjo Boy coffee to pair with your musical selections, at a special discount on their website. https://www.nellandjim.com/shop-music Thanks for stopping by the Roadshow, guys and good luck with the new album Western Sun. Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify and listen to this weeks playlist featuring our guests this week Nell and Jim! https://bit.ly/NellJimBanjoBoy
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Heroic Hospitality in the Post Covid Era                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Episode 68 Anthem Coffee, Puget Sound WA. https://myanthemcoffee.com/ Welcome to this week's edition of the Covid Coffee Chronicles. We are at Anthem Coffee in Washington State, via phone interview with co-owner Bryan  Reynolds. Had we visited in person, their coffee stores (8 in total) in the Washington State Puget sound area,  our secret shopper style would have put them immediately on our favorites lists. Heroic hospitality and living loud are their motto's, so how did a person with limited business experience eventually end up with eight coffee stores? And how did the adoption of a five year old girl by empty nesters play into this award winning coffee enterprise? What was Brian's coffee experience prior to opening his first coffee store, and what did it have to do with his engagement?  With total family support and an all in philosophy, the question was: play it safe, or take a risk. What is Bryan's answer, and how does this business and life philosophy play into his goals? You will understand why their coffee business is now bouncing back and thriving, and how they are trying to get back to being the “living room” of the community. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s plans, but listen to what got this dynamic owner back on the leadership fast track. What is the sweetest sound to the human ear? This week at Anthem we find that out, and how it ties into every customer getting rock-star status. How do you carry out Heroic Hospitality and keep appropriate social distancing guidelines? Well you need to listen, and soak up the pearls of wisdom, along with your java break on this week's episode. This pandemic has caused many business owners to think outside the box. So there are lots of ways to get your Anthem coffee. All their stores are now opening safely, so drop in, for grab and go, or follow our link below to Anthem at your door delivery, you won’t be disappointed. Oh , and in this time of Covid don’t think you can get away with stealing great ideas …..Jerry Seinfeld we are talking to you ! https://www.anthematyourdoor.com/video-intro-page37708090  
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Reopening America the Right Way Episode 67 Strayhouse Kitchen + Coffee http://strayhouse.coffee/ Health is wealth, truer words have not been spoken. This week we’re back in Clinton Oklahoma. We return to interview Annie and Geoff Park, owners of Strayhouse Kitchen + Coffee. You last met them in season one, Episode 15 Oasis in a Coffee Dessert. We wanted to check in to see how they were dealing with the pandemic, and the idea of reopening America, and specifically their store. When Covid-19 was just getting started, Geoff and  Annie were ahead of the game.  Although painful, they began to prepare for what they knew was coming their way. Let’s refresh your memory. This shop was formerly a 1900s era lumber yard. How do you open and keep social distancing on such a large property?  How do you maintain all your services, when you can't have a sit down experience? The cost of utilities hasn’t gone down just because people are quarantined... So how do you make the business sustainable? And what does a customer base who has also become a “fan” base have to do with your success? Enter, the most unique drive thru we’ve ever encountered! Visit our webpage to see what we mean. During this pandemic spread and recovery, business owners today are being asked not only to balance the books and deal with employees, but also to look out for the overall health of the community. Come with us this week as Annie and Geoff walk you through how they have successfully navigated this process. How do you keep the business going and not put customers at risk?  Who is reaching out to help them? If you want to help a small business, helping their community, this is your chance. Who, in their experience, is the one group suffering the most right now based on our current cashless commerce? With three children, homeschooling and running their business what does their spare time look like? So you want to help, and everybody needs coffee right? Then listen to this week's episode to see the impact a VTJ can make!  Don't know what that means….stay tuned. Strayhouse is our house is their motto. We hope we can share some of their house ideas and spirit with our listeners, in this time of reopening America... the right way. Get your java beans here. https://casualcoffeeroasters.com To contribute to the virtual tip jar go here: https://checkout.square.site/pay/74ffef656fdd44aaba3921a79bf0bdaa    
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Real Estate and Covid-19 Episode 66 This week we interview Scott Wright, and Patti O’Rourke who you first met in season one episode 8, Keep On Juggling, at Little Ireland Coffee in Pacific MO. We thought who better to fill us in on the effects of Covid-19, and the realty market, than two professional self described nomad house flippers. This couple travels the country buying properties, remodeling, and then turning them around for a profit. What could possibly have changed during the time of a pandemic in the US. We caught up with them near White Sands in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to hear updates, insights, and life philosophy. You will not be disappointed. Eat your heart out Chip and Joanna Gaines, Has shelter in place changed their lives? Long before it was popular Scott and Patty's real estate business was conducted virtually, so how has the quarantine changed that? Do you have to feel guilty or justified if you actually like social distancing? Get the lowdown from this couple on how we may come out better when all is said and done. Could you buy a property if you never set foot in it? Today’s episode answers the question “how many old ladies' curtains and 30year old outdated carpets can you look at before you can pull the trigger. Wait ….but honey it's a dump!! It takes a lot of optimism to do what these two delightful people do. With a very specific skill set, tons of disinfectant, and no aversion to hard work, listen to what can be done while the rest of us are putting together puzzles. The Roadshow is all about coffee right? How does that fit into this week's program? If I told you McDonald s, pour over and “excellent” all in the same breath would you believe me? Well necessity is the mother of invention and Scott swears you cannot knock it “ until you’ve tried it” . Look for a blind taste test in an upcoming episode. Catch these two now while you still can, on this week's episode. Because once the quarantine has passed these adventurers will be back out on the road finding the next lamp,trailer, or fixer upper that will allow them to turn them a profit. Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/ or email directly through our contact form https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/contact/ Stay well, keep your distance, wash your hands, and we will all get through this together. Dan and Linda McGarry Cross Country Coffee Roadshow
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Herbalist vs the Virus Episode 65 This week our guest is Candace Hunter, herbalist, writer, and fellow podcaster. For an in-depth look at her background listen to Episode 51 , Paws Jaws Enforcing Laws at River Roasters Coffee,in Florence OR . Our conversation at that time was pre Covid 19 pandemic, but her knowledge and practice in Herbalism was very prescient. Before we get to the issue of herbs, Covid-19, preventing illness and maintaining health you may have noticed that the music was not our normal surf guitar roadshow opening. We feel that music can be a great stress reducer, and thought we would lead off with Linda serenading you with the lovely sounds of her Indian flute amidst the backyard aviary. Whether you are in a backyard like ours surrounded by birds or your feet are dangling over the edge of the Grand Canyon at sunset you can find your Zen place through music. In addition to the world of herbology we feel music is also a great healer, both for the body,and the soul. Our guest this week Herbalist extraordinaire Candace Hunter tells us how Herbs can be part of your whole plan to keep yourself healthy, and try to prevent illness during this crazy time. How do you make your body less inviting to those invaders? ...and how do you limit the chance of contracting the virus in the first place, and use herbs to help get you through if infection occurs? This is where our herbalist expert comes in to give you her 5 points on how to get through,not just this time of Covid virus, but other illnesses as well. Get enough sleep, get regular physical activity, Get outside (we are outside for part of this episode) contact friends and loved ones, remember social distancing is not social isolation. Try to make a sustained effort to limit the time you stare at a screen….any screen. Put that music on, get out your favorite pair of headphones or speakers and really listen. Put on your favorite podcast (hint,hint) or listen to a book whatever gets you in the zone. How about Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation,... never done it ? Now’s the time to learn! Even if it is just for a few minutes, give yourself a chance to relax and recharge. Candace gives us instruction on how to" calm the inner toddler" . If you find yourself with more questions after listening to this episode, or want to learn more about the practice of herbs and  how it relates to health, we urge you to check out an upcoming informative event occurring this month. Candace is hosting an online summit, called Herbs in Action: Covid and Beyond on May 8,2020.It is sponsored by The Herbal Nerd Society. It’s free and starts at 7:30 am PDT and goes to around 6:30 pm PDT. There will be an expert panel and planned time for Q & A. https://www.herbsinaction.com https://instagram.com/herbsinactionsummit?igshid=1540wk1u3fpl7 Remember, support your local independent businesses in any way you can. We will get through this together. Dan and Linda McGarry Cross Country Coffee Roadshow
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Episode 64 Healthcare Coverage in the Time of Corona White Dove Coffee,Flagstaff Arizona We first met Chris Rivera at White Dove Coffee in Flagstaff Arizona on season one, Episode 21 Peace Microsoft and the Weirdo Net. For the correlation to coffee listen to this episode to hear his whole background story. Chris is an agent for Aflac, an American insurance company and largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. During this pandemic he is maintaining his status as a health insurance advisor for small and local businesses in this region. You can imagine the calls that he is getting now in this time of Covid-19. One question however seems to be paramount on most peoples minds....Am I covered. Previously Chris met with clients, often in person, to discuss their healthcare needs and give guidance for specific coverage after a job loss. Listen along as we discuss these issues, and short term disability, with the specter of pandemic overhead. With this pandemic it seems like everyone knows, or is the someone now in the unemployment line. How has this affected his business, and what is the correlation to disability? He is still meeting with clients, but now, like most of the work force it is virtual, and from his home office. Did we get a warning about this “plague” as Chris calls it... how long did we have to get ready, and what did we do to prepare for the fight with our “invisible enemy”. In this new kind of warfare what is the ammunition and how can we be the “Rosie the riveter of our time. It used to be that the military were the only ones fighting, not with this pandemic. Just ask the doctors, nurses,respiratory therapists PA's,grocery store clerks and garbage men. There are still strategists ( the medical and scientific community) and then there are an awful lot of foot soldiers like you and me, carrying out the day to day fight through hand washing, social distancing, and simply staying at home. Can you really escape by retreating to your cabin or vacation home in an underpopulated area? How was the rural health system doing in this country before this all started and what do you think is happening now? If ever a Dylan lyric fits, it’s now, “ the times they are a changin” my friend.
Special Report Covid Coffee Chronicles Creativity and Covid-19 Episode 63 Ember Goods Address: 422 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501 Phone: (360) 338-0315 Welcome to Covid Coffee Chronicles episode 63 Creativity and Covid 19 Today we are talking to Login and Bonita Smith, and Nick and Jessica Terell. They are the owners of Ember Goods Coffee store in Olympia WA. We last interviewed Nick and Bonita on season 2 episode 56 If You Give a Mouse a Hairdryer. This week we have all four of the owners present on a conference call to update us on how they are surviving the pandemic. With Nick's talent as an accomplished woodworker, and professional photographers Login and Bonita, they transformed a dark and dingy tattoo parlor into a Pacific Northwest inspired  original one of a kind store. This location draws artisans of all types. Think of a scaled down community centered REI with leather couches, local art, books, and beauty products including beard wax! I purchased Bawston & Tucker Solid Cologne  while we were there but I am sadly running out! OK guys are you listening?  I am running out! As far as their clothing line goes, soft, comfortable and stylish with a North Woods flair, what else could you ask for!  Can you tell I love this store? Now how about the coffee! Small batch roasted in Morton WA. Whatever the specialty drink you may want, they will make it for you. Don’t leave without trying my favorite beverage, with turmeric,ginger, honey, cinnamon, clove,hemp milk and espresso. We tried to wheedle the recipe out of them, but trade secrets and all no such luck. Currently you can’t come in to order your favorite drink but you can still support Ember Goods. In order to keep their business afloat Ember Goods enlisted the help of  Kickstarter to raise money. Within a range of pledges the public could receive everything from coffee beans, merchandise, art, photo and wedding shoots, night stays at an adorable B & B,and even  a day spent in Nick’s wood shop learning how to make his signature piece. Fortunately with 207 donors they have now reached their goal.  So now you need to go to https://www.Embergoods.com and  check out their available products/merchandise and coffee for online orders. When this pandemic is over stop in and say hi to Logan,Bonita, Nick and Jessica, from the Cross Country Coffee Roadshow. And did I mention I am running out of my Bawston & Tucker Solid Cologne?  
Special Report- Covid Coffee Chronicles Campaigning in the Time of Corona Episode 62 http://johnkiehne.com/contact/ How do you run for political office in a time when shelter in place and stay at home orders are in effect? At the end of March  we spoke to John Kiehne who is running for state representative in Missouri.  Did this musician,turned politician (#musipolitician) have to reinvent the wheel when the Covid-19 outbreak occurred?  Does campaigning in “Dollar Store” regions differ from more populated urban areas? What's a politician do when he/she can’t attend the tried and true fried chicken dinners, and other public functions that go along with campaigning? Shaking hands and kissing babies are currently a thing of the past. Will they ever return? Thinking outside the box is something John does well! Old School? New cutting edge tech? whats the best choice?. How about all of the above. What venues are available for a "live" town hall and how creative do politicians need to be?  From phones to internet and how does a simple great photo enter in?  Fundraising  and broadband availability can pose another problem.  Does making eye contact with another person make you susceptible to the virus, and other observations, from this "musipolitician”. The new realities have forced everyone to change their routines including nursing home visitations, and in John’s situation, planning a funeral for his father in law, and what essential part did technology and Zoom play. Rural health care in the time of the pandemic, differs from urban centers. Good discussion on the issues associated with people who leave the cities and retreat to their rural "cabin" in search of refuge and "relief" from the sheltering in place and quarantining rules.  Our condolences to John and his wife Michelle, on the loss of her father. Remember everyone can do something!  
Special Report Episode 61 Covid Coffee Chronicles Crowdfunding and Independent Businesses a Win/Win Our guest today is Jack Ross, a previous interviewee from Metropolis Metro Cafe in Santa Monica California, who we last met in Season One. He is currently sheltering in place in New Jersey, and that is a great story by itself.   A self described, not busy schedule, combined with a busy mind can come up with amazingly creative ideas.  Jack has some ideas for all of us on how to help small independent businesses, "global and local", with a win/win for all involve. This is what happens when you have "time on your hands", as he says, and a background in digital media and journalism. Thank you again Jack for another fascinating interview and reaching out in this time of Corona virus pandemic and Covid-19. Remember everyone can do something! http://metropolissm.com https://www.kickstarter.com https://www.indiegogo.com
Special Report Episode 60 Covid Coffee Chronicles Staying Afloat Brewed Awakenings 326 Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ 86046 This week our guest is Devin Maebe, of Williams Arizona . We last interviewed Devin and her amazing family in episodes 22 and 23, Love Loss and U turns for season one, Route 66. The flow of money to small businesses under the government’s $349 billion coronavirus relief plan is picking up momentum, although many company owners are still waiting and wondering. Explore some of those difficulties along with continuing to run a business, day to day in this new normal. What effect does the sheer volume of applications have on the process of applying for these loans? Devin along with her husband and family own, and run the Brewed Awakenings Coffee Company in Williams. With the pandemic in full force and stay at home sheltering now the law of the land, in the majority of the United States, we talk about what it takes to keep a small coffee store going in a tourist town with a dearth of tourists. Who do you enlist, family? government? What part does God play and what will it take for them to continue to stay afloat. What is Devin’s philosophy about the future, and why do we think she, her family, and their business will survive? https://brewedawakeningsaz.com/ Phone: (928) 254-3015 Email: brewedawakeningsaz@gmail.com Brewed Awakenings,326 Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ 86046 Remember to check our web page for updated links to all our stores and discover how you can help the small business, or coffee store near you.
Special Report Episode 59 - Covid Coffee Chronicles We take a break from the Pacific Coast Highway this week, due to Covid 19. We, like many Americans have had to change course, and are now practicing social distancing. We have developed a series of special episodes focusing on the pandemic, and its impact on small businesses, and communities in need. We are interviewing(by phone)owners, and previous guests to get the story with what is going on with them right now. Although we can no longer travel, we still get their perspective on what this new reality looks like, in their community. Although the topics, answers, and conversations will vary, we all have one thing in common, surviving, this pandemic and everything that goes with it. following guidelines put forth by the medical and scientific community, and looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. This week our guests are Tiffany Green, Keagen Green, and Falon Barnes (soon to be Falon Green). Tiffany is owner of The Coffee Shelter, and a driving force in Vinita, OK. Our conversation centered around “appropriate” health care, staffing for two seperate businesses, and how thinking outside the box may help a business survive. When Keagen became critically ill, how many emergency rooms did he have to be taken to in one day to receive the care he needed? How does healthcare differ in rural areas vs urban cities? While being quarantined for 14 days Falon defined their new quality time together, with no internet what filled their days? After re-tooling their business and creating a more user friendly website for customers, will this become another new normal for independent coffee shops in the future? To find out more about Tiffany, Keagen and Falon’s back story visit our webpage and listen to Episode 12, That Pig ant Jump, at the Coffee Shelter in Vinita OK. Remember, support your local independent businesses in any way you can. We will get through this together. Dan and Linda McGarry Cross Country Coffee Roadshow
Taiko, Humming and the Brain Coach Olympia Coffee Roasters 2601 N Proctor St, Tacoma, WA 98406 This week the Roadshow heads up the Pacific Coast Highway to Olympia Coffee Roasters, in Proctor/Tacoma Washington, to visit one of their six stores. Olympia Coffee's success is simple.Quality Coffee plus Quality of Life. Their mission statement is to improve the quality of life for coffee farmers, staff and customers. A tall order, but one that locals seem to agree they are completing, on a daily basis. They have direct trade partnerships with coffee farmers worldwide in eight countries across 3 continents. A local company that started in a warehouse in downtown Olympia,in 2005. The story of great quality (life and coffee)continues to unfold at Olympia Coffee Roasters. Meet a cupping specialist at Olympia Coffee Roasting, Patrick Oiye. It is all about trying multiple coffees, much like wine tasting, to find out what you really like. He traveled to Hawaii to study the art of Taiko. What was supposed to be an 11 month course turned into six years. What did he learn, and what exactly is Taiko? Was it fate, cosmic collision or was it programmed into his genetics? How did the West Coast World War II internment camps fuel his quest for family history, and connection. What did he learn, and why were his relatives reluctant to talk about their past. How do you compete with large businesses for eyeballs if you are a small company? We found the answer at Olympia Coffee in Tacoma WA where we met up with Lauren Littleton, Director of Client Relations and new hire Alexis Creta, in advertising. Using digital advertising Hey Humming will help your small business expand by reaching the largest audiences across multiple platforms on the web. Their advertising solution is not only easy to use, and effective, they provide the data to prove it! Are Lauren and Alexis, a “mixed marriage”? coffee and tea drinkers, can they possibly get along? Lauren Littleton went from the world of film production to, helping create “democracy” in the advertising world. See how her company Hey Humming, is getting the right ads in front of the right people at the right time, and for the right price.. Why move to Tacoma? Is it the world of possibility? What made her decide to track down a relative who had been given away at birth? Find out how this story of adopted children reuniting with birth parents, and relatives came out and is it still evolving? From competitive dancer to digital marketing. How did Alexis wind up in the coffee shop, sharing with us her insights into her new post-collegiate career in advertising? The heartfelt life lesson she shares about the performing arts, and unrealistic body image.What life altering effect did this have on her?. How did this realization and course correction lead to a degree in kinesiology. What first hand wisdom can she now impart to students about dance, movement and body image. Right now small businesses need all the help we can give, and this company is certainly trying to do its part. https://heyhumming.com/ What is the difference between Life Coach and Brain Health Coach? Never heard of either one? Then tune in to this week's episode to see what exactly it is that they do. Meet Sam Buck, our next guest and explore and clarify, the job you may not have known existed, and why would you use their service. Can you “coach” people back to wellness, even with ingrained “bad” habits.To what lengths would you go, to help a client succeed? How about a 28 day, 24-7 “live in '' experience. . His philosophy of imagining your possibilities is given a whole new literal meaning.. Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs from our guests. https://bit.ly/OlympiaCoffee Stayed tuned for new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles later this week! Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,
We take a break from the Pacific Coast Highway this week, due to Covid 19. We, like many Americans have had to change course, and are now practicing social distancing. We have developed a series of special episodes focusing on the pandemic, and its impact on small businesses, and communities in need. We are interviewing(by phone)owners, and previous guests to get the story with what is going on with them right now. Although we can no longer travel, we still get their perspective, on what this new reality looks like, in their community.  Although the topics, answers, and conversations will vary, we all have one thing in common, surviving, this pandemic and everything that goes with it. following guidelines put forth by the medical and scientific community, and looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. Our guest this week is Trevor Cobb, and the discussion is food insecurity in the time of pandemic.What can you do? If you are in the twin cities region visit Trevor's organization. https://360communities.org/ For folks throughout the US here’s what you can do. Type in the name of your town and the words food shelf in your browser and check your local food pantries, for donation opportunities. Find out Trevor's back story  by visiting our web-page and listening to the episode at Big Mamas, in Springfield, MO. No matter how much, or how little you contribute, either one time, or on a regular basis, many people who are in need will be helped. Remember to do what you can…...and we can all do something! Thank you for listening.
If You Give a Mouse a Hair Dryer Ember Goods Coffee Shop 422 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501 Olympia is the state capitol of Washington, and the perfect place to visit or live if you are looking for a community with everything, maybe not right this moment with the nationwide pandemic, but travel will be back! For right now you get to take a virtual armchair journey with us continuing up the PCH. A very laid back vibe, and total acceptance of every type of individual.  this is where we found Ember Goods in downtown Olympia. Logan and Bonita,our first two guests are now married, and we at the roadshow would love to think we had something to do with this. We did not but it's a good story!  This couple, with the assistance of a dear friend and co-owner Nick Terrel, turned a tattoo parlor, with a very bad reputation into one of the most unique retail/coffee shops we found on the PCH . Photography, wood working, and retail skills combined, with a desire to fill a space with local artisans, makes your perfect next coffee stop. A very eclectic space that offers up northwoods type clothing, homemade sweaters, gifts, and personal products like local beard wax. How did these two delightful people meet? Which one was shooting a wedding, and which one was a guest when their star crossed eyes met? The rest one might say “is history”, until someone decided to move to Thailand. In the movies when the man professes his love, there is a "standard" reply and then there's a Bonita response. There may be moments in life that cements a woman’s love for her partner, Logan and mice, you will just have to listen!  Excellence in coffee, you bet! (don't leave without trying the turmeric,ginger, honey with cinnamon, clove and a shot of espresso) Trivia question. Who was the yo-yo champion of Washington two years running? And why wouldn’t the judges allow him to use his Stradivarius yo-yo? Our next guest Evan is an "extrovert without a stop button". How did she suddenly become a recluse while in college?. What did coffee have to do with it? Evan Sterbick's story will make you feel good all over. She has discovered her passion, and is now “feeding Olympia” Discover why making good food equals making good memories. She has an explanation for why teaching people how to cook good things during bad times can solve many problems. With confidence, knowledge, and love for other people, this young woman will go far, and  change many lives, Paraprofessional and English major Joe Kinder took a job he never thought he would. Not his major, what drew him to this position. He now works with special education children and you can  definitely understand why he is good at his job. He had an epiphany the first time he entered the teachers lounge and has acted on it ever since. This man’s personal experience has led him to a career that in years to come will have people saying, “if it weren’t for Joe Kinder... Check out this weeks Spotify Playlist for all the songs from our guests.  Special Thank you for the bonus musical suggestions from Evan Sterbick. https://bit.ly/EmberGoods Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at our web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/ or email directly: https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/contact/ Stayed tuned for new episodes of Covid Coffee Chronicles stating later this week!. Stay well, keep your distance, wash your hands, laugh occasionally and we will all get through this together. Dan and Linda McGarry Cross Country Coffee Roadshow
NBAs, Come Back Part 2 Episode 55 Coffee Girl. 100 39th St, Astoria, OR 97103 Once again we are back in “gritty and pretty” Astoria Oregon. Discover what gritty actually means, and feast your eyes on the oldest & hippest town in Oregon. Our first guest, Betsy Wentworth, owner of Coffee Girl has the best two word answer for “how do you keep employees”. She found out just how loyal her employees were when catastrophe struck. What would you do with your business if you woke up in a hospital bed and saw relatives from around the US standing at your bedside. Coffee Girl has mouth watering pastries, and scones that attract locals every day.  And why would a friend travel a long distance just to make her scones. People may disagree about what makes a good scone, but Betsy’s answer is definitive.There were three lessons she learned while attending coffee school in Portland and says number three was the most important. What was it, and why does it make Coffee Girl so successful. As a twenty something her car broke down in Prescott Arizona, and how did that incident eventually lead her to Astoria. Monica left a position in the medical arena to become a barista,and her explanation probably won't surprise anyone.What happens to your son when you take him to a Warp concert (in utero) ? A barista at Coffee Girl, Monica explains the consequences of that action, that occurred 15 years later. If you are an avid reader Jim Keryan offers some sage advice to authors ( and for that matter anyone) who want to write or to start reading a 10 volume series, on anything! A storm with 140 mph winds blows down a power line, and you witness someone trying to pick it up.What did he do, and what happened to the good Samaritan? Ask Jim how so many eclectic characters ended up where the west runs out of room. Alyssa Ponferroda journeyed with her father, back to his home in the Philippines. How did the locals know she was “ American”, and are the driving laws there just a suggestion? How about the art of bartering, did pursed lips and chin gestures work for her?  Were her preconceived notions about the Filipino people, and her "roots" country, enforced or challenged once she got there? Although an American citizen,her culinary heritage remains strong. When a non-Filipino loves a food, (dinuguan), not knowing what it is, should she be told the main ingredients?  Or maybe keep that to yourself! Ella Bellissimo says, for her, the less like coffee something tastes the more she likes it! That doesn’t distract from her talents as a great..... barista? When her parents purchased a house whose owners had died, they discovered it was haunted. How did they know, and were they afraid? Even though her dad was OK with ghosts, Ella likes her ghosts to have a little more gusto. Did they even discuss bringing in an Exorcist? Don’t worry, the previous owners weren’t murdered...or were they? Make sure to check out this week's playlist for Coffee Girl, on Spotify, to hear musical selections from our guests. http://bit.ly/CoffeeGirl Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/ or email directly: https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/contact/
NBAs, Come Back Episode 54 Coffee Girl. 100 39th St, Astoria, OR 97103 NEWS ALERT: Due to circumstances beyond everyone's control, most if not all, of the wonderful coffee shops we’ve visited both on Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway have been adversely affected by Covid-19.  Small independent business owners need your help! We are asking our listeners who have enjoyed the tales from our independent coffee shops, both this year and last, to email us their info, and share a story of what makes their favorite local coffee shop, the best. We would love to record you telling your story! We all have more time now since social distancing, so why not put it to good use! If you are reluctant to be on air, we will be happy to share your story anomalously,and do our best "radio voice"  to read it out for you.  So put the TV remote down, pick up your input device, and share your contact info.  contact@crosscountrycoffeeroadsow.com This is all about supporting your local shop through whatever revenue streams they have left! Let them know that we will all get through this together. Send a picture if you have one and we will share it on our social media platforms. Astoria Oregon. The incredible drive north on the PCH will lead you to historic  town of Astoria Oregon. The historic wonderland and meeting of diverse cultures, sits on the bank of the Columbia River and is home to Coffee Girl inside the iconic Pier 39. To get to Coffee Girl be prepared to drive over a 500 foot long, 100 year old wood plank bridge. Our first guest this week is Floyd Holcom, CEO at Pier 39, and everyday visitor to Coffee Girl. Floyd gave us a masters class in the history of, and culture clashes of all things Astoria. Why did he buy the 28,000 square foot Bumblebee seafood cannery, built in 1875, and on an island? The fascinating history of Bumblebee Tuna, the packers association, and the Columbia River, is just a start. He either heard first hand,or has been a part of this fascinating history. Plus he is a real life member of the NBA!  Tune in if you don't know what that means.What does Floyd have to say to new residents of Astoria when they complain about the loud sea lions, and what exactly is a pile buck?  Learn about the culture clashes that keep this historic town vibrant. Can you name the first new species of fish ever caught here? and why would you use Norwegians to taste test it? Who was the visionary that devoted his life to preserving Astoria’s culture?  Come to Pier 39 and Coffee Girl live the history, smell and feel, and welcome to the working waterfront. Who is the mysterious Coffee Girl? Not too many people know the history and story of Zetty Nemlowill. Our next guest, Dan Cokely, actually met her 18 years ago and has been coming to Coffee Girl ever since. What was her job at the fish canning factory, and how could it possibly tie into coffee? Are there any cons to becoming a new father over the age of 50? Dan shares his sweet philosophy, and how it has changed his musical and literary choices.  Dan received many broken bones as a child, is this a normal part of growing up in a family of eight? And how did this influence his career choice? . Stay well, keep your distance, wash your hands, and we will all get through this together. Dan and Linda McGarry Cross Country Coffee Roadshow Make sure to check out this week's playlist for Coffee Girl, on Spotify, to hear musical selections from our guests. http://bit.ly/CoffeeGirl Remember if you have a question,or topic you want us to follow up on from this week, or any other episode of the CCCRS,we are happy to try to get that done in the segment we call Free Refills. Just leave us a message at are web-page https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/ or email directly: https://crosscountrycoffeeroadshow.com/contact/  
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Created by
Dan Linda McGarry-Coffee Podcast
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Mar 1st, 2018
Latest Episode
Aug 28th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
79
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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