Today is the second part of a two-part interview with Rolando Monterroso of Spokes Cafe in Guatemala. Roland is one of our personal heroes. He roasts and brews world-class coffee, has an amazing business, and mentors foster children who are aging out of the foster care system, helping them transition into work and life. He’s one of the most giving people we know and wise beyond his years.
In this interview, you’ll learn:
- How Rolando makes decisions about who he does business with
- Tips on tasting and coffee flavor notes
- The seed to cup journey of a coffee bean
- What he tells us about second-hand mangoes
Shot of Coffee Wisdom: Just what is the cold brew phenom?
Caffeine and Weirdness: The five times in history coffee has been banned and why.
If you’re interested in getting freshly roasted Guatemalan beans from Roland, send him a message through social media. And tell him Tim & Michelle sent you!
Tim’s favorite cold brew maker that he loves so much that he forgot how to pronounce when we were recording: Takeya Coffee Maker
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