Hosts Steve and Kalle kick off a somewhat free-wheeling discussion with our afternoon speakers in Prague, Adam Neubauer, Joanna Alm, and Christopher Hendon. Starting with Prague’s coffee culture, the discussion then moves through the popularity (but seeming lack) of batch brew in shops and why coffee research is a great use of government funding.

Also covered: the barista’s tool box, the all-important barista/roaster/farmer feedback loop, why water is still important, blends, sequencing the coffee genome, and ways in which we could continue to strengthen our coffee knowledge as a community.