October 12, 2017

Episode 105 - coffee with the North American Wood Ape

We interrupt this regularly scheduled podcast to bring you a conversation with Paul Bowman, vice chairman of the North American Wood Ape Conservancy. Paul tells of his encounters with bigfoot while drinking DoubleShot Coffee. Mark and Brian explore literary and movie references to the mysterious beast. It's off the beaten path, but well worth exploring.

Paul Bowman behind the mic wearing his shantung-style straw hat


Brian's pixelated iphone pic of Rocky Mountain sheep on the flanks of Mt. Shavano (14,229 feet)

September 08, 2017

Episode 104 - Coffee Frauds

Brian and Mark launch into a rambling conversation about things that are not as they seem. These are the questions that plague the honest coffee professional who has to try and debunk what people think they know about certain coffees.
For more information about Kopi Luwak, read these:
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For more information about Bulletproof coffee, go here:
http://gizmodo.com/bulletproof-coffee-debunking-the-hot-buttered-hype-1681321467
August 11, 2017

Episode 103 - Kyle Bell

This episode is a departure from the usual coffee-centric banter. Brian interviews documentary filmmaker, Kyle Bell, a Creek Indian who grew up drinking coffee on the rez. Mark grew up in Tulsa, but didn't have any Indian friends until adulthood. Now, surrounded by the Native American people, Tulsa is developing a rich culture. Watch Kyle's films at vimeo.com/rayvisuals.

Also in this episode, Brian announces that DoubleShot Coffee Company is moving. They are reconstructing an 1850's barn and creating a new coffee mecca in Tulsa. Stay up to date with construction progress and everything else going on at the DoubleShot at doubleshotcoffee.com.
July 04, 2017

Episode 102 - pressure

Continuing the path to understand coffee brewing variables, Mark and Brian dig around the issue of pressure. Doctor Michael Royce explains the technical aspects of pressure and describes the importance of pressure in his occupation as an anesthesiologist. Relating that information back to coffee (and various other worldly matter), discussions ensue. Hints are dropped as to some big announcements.
June 08, 2017

Episode 101 - freshness

Co-hosts Brian Franklin and Mark Brown continue their quest to understand each variable in coffee brewing. In this episode, they delve into the mysterious quality of freshness. Fresh-roasted coffee is what Brian built his business on. Dissecting the various nuances of freshness, the conversation takes many turns before defining freshness as it applies to coffee.
December 17, 2016

Episode 100

It's our special holiday episode. Mark and Brian talk about several new products at the DoubleShot, as well as the three special limited holiday coffees. And then launch into a long list of 10 things that give them contentment. Listen up. And make your own list. Happy holidays.
October 31, 2016

Special Edition - Ghosts

This episode of AA Cafe is a departure from our regular episodes. An employee and a customer of the DoubleShot tell stories about encounters with the paranormal. Hope you enjoy this fun little project. Happy Halloween.
August 03, 2016

Episode 98 - Heat

In our continuing effort to explore each variable in coffee brewing, we delve into the inner-workings of heat. With the addition of Julie Watson, Mark Brown and Brian Franklin chat about various aspects of heat from body heat to coffee roasting. DoubleShot Chef Shelly Womack talks about when to use the convection setting on your oven, and how to find the hot spots. Also on a guest spot, Andrew Robinson shows how the temperature of coffee changes our perception of its aromas. And our featured guest this episode is Adam Myers from BurnCo BBQ.
March 16, 2016

Episode 97 - Time

Professor Jerry McCoy at the University of Tulsa explains time from the physicists point of view. What is time? What is it REALLY?
We live our lives by time, measuring our birth, death, seasons, days, weeks... seconds for the bloom of a pourover... steep time of a french press, etc.  But what is the fundamental nature of time?  What is the fundamental nature of reality?  This is deep.
We have a new co-host to the AA Cafe Podcast. Mark Brown (argentfork.com) and Brian Franklin (doubleshotcoffee.com) are joined for the first time by Julie Watson (tulsarootsmusic.org), who is our new roving reporter. In this episode, Julie interviews Jerry McCoy to get down into the minutiae of time.
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December 21, 2015

Episode 96 - Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays. Mark and Brian get together for a quick podcast to talk about happiness. It was supposed to be a holly jolly podcast, but it ended up talking a lot about the idea of happiness. But we did talk about things that make us happy, and a lot of other people told us about their favorite things as well. View full article →
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