35 Burst results for "Espresso"
Who the F*** Cares What’s on Your Stamp?
"I was in post office on vacation. And i was second in line behind an older woman and i say older i wanna say she was at least eighty something and god bless her like. I'm not hating on the lady. I like us. He's still using the. Us postal service. She never had. I had packages. I had had to have had to have something shipped. And i couldn't do it at home. I trust me. And i had to get a change of address. Form ship. Japan's there for someone shenanigans. Yeah yeah. I said. I had to be in the post office for some reason. And i'm behind this woman and she says i. Can i get some stamps law. Yeah how many would you like. I need to booklet stamps. What are you have. What had the woman. yeah well. here's the thing you can buy stamps or you could pick out the stamps of the month. So she says what do you have. How cute so the woman says. I have hearts man have those i have espresso know. How science nan. Horses i have horses stand up and she says no now. I'm i'm i already waited a line of of minutes to get to be second in line so now my leg is shaking a little bit. Because i i want to go. I don't want to be in the post office right. Well what else do you have. We have flowers. Oh no i have them already some like if you have the while you buy more stamps because this is obviously woman doesn't like set up an electronic payment system right. She pays my digitally send anything she sounds like she's collector does not sound like she's really using them at all. No no no no. No no no no. She's whatever she's doing so the woman goes. I have stalwarts stamps. Our she was our no. Don't like star wars. That's when i got really mad at us issue. So finally she settled she goes you know what just give me some forever stamps. Whatever the the regular is. I'll get the regular a regular the regular so his my question to non eighty year old woman who the fuck cares about. What's on your stamp.
Summer Chocolate Brownie Recipe
"Chocolate is so popular for this summer. One of my favorite recipes to bring along for summer picnics. And you know. The fourth of july's coming up in just mentioned father's day is around the corner One of my favorite things to make is the chocolate coffee brownies squares. It's it's a recipe. That's in my book. The basic art of coffee. That was actually one of the giveaway books last month. So whether you're celebrating fourth of july or father stay home or away. These chocolate coffee. Brownies squares are easy to make. And take with you in. Besides who doesn't love you work effect of chocolate and coffee together and besides everybody said that you know in the survey that they're gonna be camping and or taking trips and bringing chocolate with them. So maybe you'll blake to take these chocolate coffee brownie squares with you. They are easy to transport. Here's the recipe a half a cup of flour a half a cup of butter third cup of sugar. One quarter cup of dried shredded. Coconut plus one tablespoon of dry shredded coconut unsweetened the one tablespoon extra is for the topping to eggs five tablespoons of mill two tablespoons of espresso coffee two tablespoons of dried instant coffee one teaspoon of pure vanilla a teaspoon of baking powder one tablespoon of powdered sugar two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder plus two tablespoons for topping blend butter and sugar with an electric mixer till blended in the butter. Soft and creamy in. Sugar is well blended in ad in the eggs and five tablespoons of milk place in the sifted flour cocoa vanilla baking powder mix so well blended then put in coconut powdered instant coffee stir to well blended. Preheat the oven to three hundred. Seventy five degrees line square pan with parchment. Paper spread the mixture in the pan. Bake in a preheated oven for forty minutes in a bull mixed two tablespoons of powdered cocoa powdered sugar and hot espresso coffee and blindness together when the brownies are done turn off the oven. Take brownies out of the oven than place. The topping on and then place the brownies back in to see the warm oven for just five minutes. Take out and let them cool for five to ten minutes in another dish mixed two tablespoons of shredded coconut with two teaspoons of instant coffee powder when the brownies or cool cut into squares and sprinkle with shredded coconut topping before serving scoop of chocolate gelato. Ice cream refers in yogurt served on the side. Intensifies the well factor of this desert. If you're serving this at a picnic or you know a get together or sit down and get together you know. That's a a great way to serve it with some ice cream or gelato refers in yogurt on the side.
Snobbery, Like Most Things In Life, Is Relative
"I was having a discussion recently about how much i've enjoyed mine. Espresso coffee capsules during these various lockdowns and that comment boorda reaction from a mehta mine. Who said i'd become a coffee. Snob no longer was instant coffee. Good enough for trent. Trent now needs his espressos. He's become a coffee snob and at the same time. Another made the comment that i was a total neanderthal. When it comes to coffee how could. I possibly consider myself to be a real coffee drinker. When i drink espresso a real coffee connoisseur would never stoop so low as to drink and espresso but that to me. Pretty much sums up this whole concept of snobbery of being a snob of considering your taste a little bit superior to it's totally relative. I don't consider myself to be a coffee connoisseur for what it's worth. I just like coffee. That tastes to me a little bit better than what. I was drinking out of instant coffee but i. It wasn't so important to me that was willing to put in the extra to create a superior coffee to the spray. So i i worked just fine for me in some people's eyes that will make me a coffee snowed in other people's is it makes me in the end of a when it comes to something like coffee and over the years i've had similar conversations about whiskeys and wines and cheeses all sorts of things and i think the reality is for most of us. We think about how that reacts how that relates to other people we think about how other people view us are. They going to consume snow before. Drink this particular wine or drink it this way or taste this way. Well the reality is some will. Someone doesn't really matter. Be comfortable with what you know what you like. Just be self aware. Be aware that others will think you're snob. Some will think you're not doesn't really matter because like most things in life is relative
"espresso" Discussed on Agents of DAMNED
"Tales of damned with a hint of espresso or alo- stirred awake as the ship rocked back and forth. This was however day started for him as a seafaring treasure hunter. The groggy giant slowly lifted himself out of bed frame creaking underneath his weight he slowly stumbled his way out of the room. And into the kitchen. Area there your them was enjoying a pairs sipping on a cake avail. A he'll want to is beautiful. Nursing a hangover a rounded by stuff is better with me. Anyway you're from lifted his cake before downing another large swallow or low rolled his eyes as he walked past them towards an icebox he reaches inside and pulls out a pitcher of dark brown liquid. Darva winced at the site of the streak. I don't get how you stomach. That's swill some file bitter. It's sort of quiet taste and it helps me wake up in the morning besides listening to kill me. You'll morning beverage choice. Scoffed at oral remark before finishing the pair he was eating and grabbing another or Turned back towards the cabinets to get a cup for his morning brew as he grabbed a small cup or low let out a large cry dropping his cup in the process jr. sprang out of his chair. Robbing his axe off the table or low manage to reach down and grab the cup before it's shattered on the ground. What happened or alo- slowly lifted the cup. Unable to look away from what was inside it would appear ourselves. Stowaway garvin looked over or low shoulder to see a tiny brown dragon resting inside of the cup. Its tiny stomach rose and sank with it took. Despite the sudden drop the creature appeared to still be at ease almost gave me a tab heart attack over a minute. Throw it overboard. It's a dragon. You won't meet through a dragging into the ocean. What what did you have in might keeping it or allows momentary pause filled the room with an awkward silence. You can't be serious. Just until we hit land then it humanely or low walked back towards his room with the cup in hand but appreciate the ride said to the sleeping drake. This is my favorite over the next several weeks the to sailed inland from the sword coast towards the southern reaches of the forest of lost giants when they finally reach their destination or low in your disembarked from their ship. Your from turned to oil cocking an eye at his newest fashion accessory or low now had a small leather satchel slung over his shoulder. It was too small to carry. Anything of value and the goliath was more than capable of carrying their loot without a bag or box. What's in the bag. Espresso your brow furrowed further at oral those response. I beg your pardon. forelo gave them a coy. Smile for turning towards his satchel and poking at it come on out little wadden. The bag soon began to russell and the small dragon from before poked. Its head out of the sack. You can't be serious you made it. He's actually quite useful. His saliva has a unique property to it at enhances the potency of my vile and bitter swill besides he sleeps for most of the day and requires very little food. You couldn't get him out of the cup could you. Another awkward silence filled the air. God of my reasons. I've decided to keep him. And that's that fine. You're going to have a pet but no kids hear me. Yes yes. I understand no shoe tread..
Starbucks to test Cold Pressed Espresso as cold drink sales overtake hot beverages
"We'll drink sales are well hot. So Starbuck says it will begin testing cold pressed espresso in some cafes later this year. The coffee chain's CEO Kevin Johnson, said on CNBC today that more than 50% of the beverages sold and Starbucks are now cold. Those beverages particularly popular with the younger customers, so the company is looking to further capitalize on that trend.
Mental Health And Matcha Lattes With Dr. Vania Manipod
"Hi mana pod. Welcome to the wo- med. I'm so excited to have you here. And it's almost international women's day and it will be actually when this episode airs. I'm really excited for that. But i guess off the bat. How are you going to celebrate. I am going to actively participate in the campaign. i love the theme. i think it's hashtag. Choose to challenge. Oh okay yeah. I saw that on the website. Say oh every year i try and think what can i do to promote that day. And the ball is to encourage women and men to kind of like post different ways they plan to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality when they see it and in my opinion it's also kind of trying to find ways that we could each try and figure out you know look within also because i know competition among women is pretty common also to kind of think about if there's times that prevent us from trying to promote other women's accomplishments like what is going on within us to overcome bat. 'cause we're stronger together so got to figure that out we really are and you know it's something that i've i've struggled with two. You know i've felt threatened before about different women. You know coming into this space and starting podcast cinema. Why am i so threatened like there's room provinces totally goes against what. I'm trying to do here. So no like just changing that within myself to has been really cool growth wise and just to try and make space for other women right but i will say it's. It's kind of a struggle. At least you know with while that. I've been dealing within my damned especially during the whole election stuff like that is if i don't like someone else's views and they happen to be a woman. I get attacked with well. I thought you supported all women. And it's like that. That's not what does not what it means again. You cannot like what someone stands for and you can be vocal about that right exactly. You're not you're not alone on this actually something that i've done the work on even therapy to kind of figure out. Why why do i get so down. If i see someone who's doing more women who is doing more than me right right. No that kinda some. If we're going to elevate others that's just we gotta do the work right to figure that out right. I will also say this is. Sometimes i get on tangents. But i saw that. You're fellow macho lover. I am too i have. I make my own macho every single day. And what's your favorite milk to put in a macho a lot. Today i love that question. I i i love like the plant milk so much better. They are and i don't get the stomach aches so i like oatmeal but also combine it sometimes with cashew academia. Okay i might have to try that. I've combined oaten coconut before. And let's really lovely. Yes i do that. sometimes too. It's nice to mix it up every now and that is but i feel like they give you like this even better. Nuttier lynn creamier. Just oh it's so good it's just really good. Yeah i love that. You're a macho lover. So can i ask one question. Yeah i will leave it. 'cause i can go on tangents on macho also yeah. What is your favorite macho powder. The tea shop. That i was getting my macho from got demolished in the tornado. And i haven't been able to get it in over a year. So i will like there on. What's the brand of it. I found it on amazon. It's a little white ten ceremony or so many. there's so many but ones that i hate. It's like i think it's like this sunpower brand or something. It was like it was like almost a yellow. This is not like green tea. This tastes like dirt. Guess this is so funny and for all of you. This mental health related because macho. has some benefits on lessening anxiety compared to coffee. So it's relevant it does. It makes me so calm. And i never fully understood have never been a coffee drinker. I never understood what drove people in the mornings. Feel like. don't talk to me until i've had my coffee. You know or like when they just take that first sip like oh it's so delicious because it's never been delicious to me. I hate like anything coffee. Flavored colusa mocha ice cream. Like tearma sue. I don't like it. Because i don't like the flavor but once once the macho hits my lips and i'm like okay. This must be what it's like. 'cause this it oh calming it is coming and i have to admit though right before the podcast. I did drink espresso. That's fine. i don't usually you joel. Kiviranta jolt and boost. Because it's monday. It is a monday. I had to ask myself this morning too because when my friends like yeah i start my new job on monday and i was like it's monday. Why are you talking to me right trying to get over that monday type monday blues trying to make it not so much of a thing but it's hard it is it is.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Candles with Louis Hotchkiss
"Has been like the most hotly anticipated episode for a long time because we are very big. Candle aficionados and our an our listeners are as well i have to ask you. How did you become the candle man. well for me Well thank you for having me first of all i'm really excited about this also I think it was until you guys contacted me. I didn't realize that i was an expert at anything. And then i had to think about it for a while but i started making candles and Kind of By accident We had started a product line Added started to do pretty well and We decided to add some candles to its fragrance items to it and that started to do very well and i asked a friend to make them for me and The friend was met was at that time. He was a key manufacturer of candles for estee lauder And our line started to take off pretty well for him and one day he came to me and he said hey louis. I've got some bad news. I have a project. That's probably gonna take me seven months to complete. So i won't be able to pull your candles anymore and so i said oh. Wow you know. What am i going to do here. And i asked him. What am i going to do. His name was jose was a an originally from italy and he said well. Why don't you come down to my place every day for like the next month and we will make all these candles together. And i'll teach you everything i know. So every drive to his place. We'd make our candles. I'd make the st lauder candles and it turned out to be fantastic experience I realized that at lunch every day. It's okay it's time to take a break and we would go into his kitchen in the place and we make pasta. Have a glass of wine. Finish it up with an espresso and a piece of chocolate. And i thought well i could get into this making. I want to hang out with the catch career scratch. That's how i kind of got into it and then we started to. He taught me a certain technique Added some of our own Personality to that and it just kind of took off from there and never stopped making candles since we have not stop making candles since this year will probably make for half a million candles. Oh my god and this is both for your own line kobo and also for brands which we cannot name because they don't want people to know not that bad but you know you are like let's say i am. You know insert famous brand here. They're not making their like. If i'm a big brand and i don't even use one because i don't want to mislead people but they don't necessarily make their own candles. They go to an expert. Who makes the best candles in the world. you know. So they'll go to you and you'll make their candles. That is correct. That is okay. Got most of the main candle brand's in the world. Don't actually make their own candles. What that's i have to say. That is really confusing. And i realize you're not gonna like namedrop. But why won't some of these big catamarans make thrown kanter. That's super confusing to me. I get like a fashion brand. Might not because it's like wide away. They want to put millions of dollars until like making a candle. That's going to sit at their cashier point and be like oh we also have this scandal you know but why would a big fat candle brand not make their own candles. Probably because the but most of their efforts into marketing and manufacturing is a whole nother process which requires a lot of energy and a lot of attention and a lot of the brands have developed through marketing campaigns so they might manufacture other products. They've they've probably do They might have some body care that they include in their line and they don't necessarily have the expertise or the energy to create all of these different areas for themselves. Got god is it safe to say making a candles way. More complicated than like mixing up a body lotion There's definitely different elements. Because you've got heat involved you've got you've got All these different vessels than different times so for example for us. Each different vessel requires the different wick. So you've you've probably you've probably had some candles that That you don't burn all the way to the to the ends of the glass for example. Yeah oh we're gonna get to some of those questions area in the different size. You've got the different. You've got the height the width the materials. The fragrance you have all those elements in In lotions as well lotions can be complicated as well. Because you have preservatives systems That you're putting into lotions. Also so i wouldn't say that It's much more complicated but It takes a lot more time to manufacture. Candle
Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheroes And Superstores
"This is asked me another. Npr's our puzzles where games and doing the dishes fourteen times a day. I'm jonathan colton. Here's your host fear eisenberg. thanks jonathan. We're here with comedians jordan. Clever from the daily show. And judy hegel from late. Night with seth meyers. Are you to ready for another game. Yes let's do it so the english language we are speaking at right now. There are many. There are many words that english speakers use everyday. That are actually loan words. Which are things. We adapted or outright stole from other languages so ready to give you the origins of alone word. You tell us the word okay. We're going to the root and then you're gonna okay. Great okay all right jordan from an italian word meaning scratch. it's the spray painted artwork. You see on the sides buildings graffiti. Yeah that's right. And graffiti is the plural of the italian word So i guess when you just do one spray paint. That's gra fito. I like arguing. That in court your honor graffiti minor a lesser sentence. That's the most annoying graffiti artist out there. Who is out there tagging buildings there's like actually technically graffiti all jenny. Here's one for you okay. From the french term for a heavy twelve fabric made in the city of neem. You probably not wearing pants made of this material right now and maybe you never will again. So i'm looking for fabric fabric. That they make pants out of a by won't wear it again. Well 'cause it's pandemic times zooming so we don't have to wear pants. There was that was zoom joke. I wonder if that was like a hint that it s best us or something along. Those parisians bestest pants. I know i really nice. This is the best ones. They're expensive but they're worth it. Is it denham denham. Denham is correct. Yeah well done yeah. I can't get the lethal weapon question with somehow the fabric the fabric from the jordan. Yes from a word for a corpse reanimated by supernatural powers in english. It means an undead creature. Zombie me correct. Some big yes yes. I thought it was a word grade by grade berries all right. This is the last clue. Jenny this for you in sanskrit. It's a word used to describe hindu gods descending to earth in english we've taken that divine concept and used it to refer to james cameron movie avatar avatar. I'm sorry find out. I'm an etymology. That's what we've all discovered. Congratulations to answers for me to get real cock. You could start this game being like okay. So you're giving us the root you're giving us the route expertise over here okay. That was amazing. That was so fun. Thank you so much for joining us to talk to you and play some games. Thank you for having a. It's such a treat to have this like contract as a reason for human contact. That's why we do it our next you. Contestants are a couple in quarantine nico santos from nbc's superstar and two times survivor contestant. Zeke smith nico zeke. Welcome to ask me another. Hi how is your quarantine going. I think going pretty pretty well actually only got a couple of fights which actually to me. I feel like they were just missed. Communications that led to your slightly spirited disagreements nico. You're in the middle of shooting superstore when all of this happened right. Yeah we were. We had only one episode left to film and then we had to shut down production. Yeah we went up to burbank and we cleaned out his trailer and took the toilet paper with us. We did like walk around. The superstar sent seeing if we could find toilet and mysteriously all the toilet. Paper onset disappeared really. Isn't that interesting yeah Before any of us got to it somebody else. Well i mean you could also say that you have you have some really great set designers who are concerned about accuracy and they knew store set is going to be out of toilet paper. So let's take that is that is the one great thing about working on a show set in superstore. Is that anything i wanted. I could just ask for when i moved into our apartment. This was before i was dating. Zeke i needed a lot of new stuff for my apartment. And i just sort of right around. The set was like that espresso machine asks. What about that. Vitamix mysterious or another vitamix. When shopping on the set of your tv shipped advantage of the perks of this job after hustling for fifteen years in this business. Okay we have. We have a couple of great game so you guys ready for some games. Yes great so you're going to be competing against each other in this first one. It's a music parody. Game that combines. Kitty cats and the internet okay. Did you know that those were two separate things probably not. I
Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland
"Hi Welcome to season two, episode thirty, two of the rookie rider show I'm your host Air Brown and today we're GONNA be talking about structuring your novel by Cam Weiland. A little about Cam Weiland I'm going to quote her author page here. Km, wiling lives in make believe world's talks to imaginary friends and survive primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the award winning and internationally published author of the Acclaimed Writing Guides, outlining your novel, stretching your novel and creating character Arcs when she's not making things up she's busy mentoring other authors on her award winning blog she makes her home in Western Nebraska. And Also on the website, she says that you can call her Katie you visitor site and sign up for the newsletter list. You can download a free writing craft book entitled Five Secrets Of Story Structure How to read a novel stands out. In that book while in says, you will learn and again here I'm quoting. Why the inciting incident isn't what you've always thought it is what your key event is and how stop putting it in the wrong seen. How do identify your pinch points and why they can make the middle of your book easier to write and how to ace your stories climactic moment every single time end quote. If you haven't already, I would also urge you to check out wildlands podcast helping writers become authors. Which incidentally is also the inver website, the website itself is very easy to use and chock full of free resources like the aforementioned book. No surprise that has been listed on writers digest one a one best websites for writers every year since two, thousand, fourteen finally for today's Title I would suggest that you consider checking out the accompanying workbook for what it's worth I got the digital version of the book and the physical copy of the workbook. So I could easily job. Thought at them but you do you. Okay. Down to business. Here are my three things number one. Two halves of the same hole wildland reminds us that beginnings and endings are the true heart of your story and that satisfying beginnings and endings mirror each other in some way. Boiling it down to its most essential. She says, quote, the beginning asks a question and the ending answers it and quote, and the ending must answer that specific question or according to island. The whole book will feel, okay number two, the two big types of questions. While you will have a specific question that you need to answer, there are two main types of questions, plot questions and theme questions. I'M GONNA. Use examples from Wilde's book to illustrate the difference between these two types. Okay. Question example this is quoting your book will margie stop her self destructive lifestyle of drugs and liquor before she loses her soul mate Tom Forever, and that's a question, the question and I'm GONNA use the same scenario the example would be will margie. Find self worth or piece. Okay. A couple of notes here. I novels often have both a plot and Athene question. In fact, I would say they almost always do secondly, no matter what type of question it is while end advises that should be a question that can be answered with yes or no by the okay. A dare note if you write more literary works and ending that leaves people debating whether it was a yes or no can be a huge win. Examples of this include doubt by John Patrick Shanley and state of wonder by an Patchett. But for most books, you want people to have a clear idea about the answer to the question. Yes or no so I think she's right there. Okay. Number three, the end. Despite, the fact that while end isn't enthusiastic plotter planner. And strongly advises outlines obviously, she still writes several endings. This leads us directly to today's quote this her quote thanks to the ever important outline. I never begin a novel without knowing how I want it to end and yet I almost always write three or four endings before I find the correct one stories even intricately outlined ones evolve as we create them the nuanced ending we have in mind at the beginning might no longer be appropriate once we reach it and quote while offer strategies for coming up with different endings, things like using Beta readers setting aside temporarily. But she also reminds you and here comes a bonus quote quote in many ways endings are one of the most fun parts of the process by then all the puzzle pieces are available to play with. You know your characters inside out and you've got a pile of one hundred pages or more to prove that you can do this. So enjoy yourself if more than one ending is necessary have fun playing with the options and take advantage of the opportunity to rebel and your story world just a little bit longer and quote that's cantwell it. Okay today's hack. Is it ever too early while and advises us to put in our question early ideally setting up that question remember a yes. No question whether it's the plot or both from the very first scene doesn't have to be entirely in the first but start that process. From the GECKO okay I hope this was
Are You Leading From Inside A Fishbowl |
"As I'm sure you can imagine I read a lot of books to help me prepare for my interviews with my guests not to mention articles in studies I. Read Tell me developed material for my talks and corporate training sessions as well as for new articles I write from my leadership log. As such, I like to make time to read about things outside of the field leadership to give me a change of pace and scenery. While reading one of these casual reads in my reading pile I read about one of these odd facts that make for good conversation starters when meeting New People. The item in question is a law in the city of Monza Italy that says, it's illegal for people to keep goldfish in curved bowls. The rationale behind this law is that curve balls create a distorted view of what's outside the fishbowl and that goldfish would suffer because of this distortion. Now while this law can make for some interesting discussions around the dinner table. I also realized that it serves as a useful metaphor to evaluate your leadership to better understand the impact your words and actions are really having on those you lead. In keynotes. About. My First Book Leadership Vertigo. I share how leadership vertigo reverse to this gap that exists between how you view your leadership and how your employees experience your leadership. Now under normal circumstances, this gap is something that every leader can manage and shrink to ensure real alignment between these two realities. However, as we are all aware covid nineteen has made a substantial impact in the way we operate and will continue to do so for some time and with the unplanned shift to relying more on virtual communication channels over in person conversations with both our employees and our customers leaders are being challenged and tested more than ever to be strong communicators who provide clarity both for the president and what's to come as well as assurances that we can find a way to the other side. We've already seen how the cove nineteen pandemic has cast a harsh but necessary spotlight on social injustices which have gone unaddressed for far too long. To, think that a similar harsh light will not be cast on the ongoing leadership issues from the past decade or so is in many ways a reflection of our willingness to swim within our own Fishbowl, allowing those distortions to obscure the necessary effort and work that needs to be done. If we are to help organization, do more than survive this pandemic but thrive in that new reality when we finally bring a definitive end to this health crisis. Of course as I shared in my talks and corporate trainings around this concept of Leadership Vertigo, it's often hard for us to realize that we're swimming in our own version of a fishbowl. In fact, I've had many attendees come to be after my talk saying they wished they had brought their colleagues or even their boss along because they realized this is the problem they're having with them. That they are too focused on how they view their leadership that they failed to appreciate how their colleagues and employees experience working under their leadership. In many ways, these leaders are experiencing that very distortion. Those Italian lawmakers were concerned about exposing goldfish too. So how can you ensure that you're not leading from inside a fishbowl that distorts your perspective of not only what it's really like for people to work under your leadership, but what they really need from you to be successful in their efforts. Well to help you start this process of gaining more clarity awareness and a better understanding of things I'd like to share with you for questions, some of which I wrote in my book, as well as some that I share in some of my leadership keynotes that will help you with this process. The first question is. What am I really communicating to my employees? The second question. How does my emotional state impact the people around me and how I respond to them. The third. Question. What is it like to work with me? And finally. How and by helping my employees to do their best work.
Creating Clarity During COVID-19 Crisis | Leadership Espresso Shot 15
"Episode Fifty Five of my podcast. I looked at three crisis management lessons. Leaders could learn from the COVID nineteen pandemic. At that time we were in the first few months of twenty twenty, when many countries were either in some form of a lockdown or were anticipating pudding similar restrictions as the number of. COVID! Nineteen began to grow. As we're now past the halfway point at twenty twenty. It's become clear to many leaders that this current global pandemic will last well beyond the end of this year, and that the business challenges and negative outcomes from this global crisis are things will need to deal with for several years to come. With this in mind, many leaders are having to balance both addressing short-term needs and concerns to bid against the negative fallout from various measures put in place to reduce the spread of the virus, while at the same time, putting forth new measures and approaches that will help their organization regain its footing onto firmer ground in order to succeed at achieving their long-term goals vision. More specifically as leaders. We know the value of the various change initiatives or new approaches. We need to take in response to the economic challenges and uncertainties. The current pandemic is creating around the world. But how many of us can say that our employees see it understand the value behind our collective efforts as well. If we look at the various studies done an employee, morale and engagement levels in were places prior to the covid nineteen pandemic, we could see that this was already a major blind spot for organizations and their leaders of how many employees felt a disconnect between the work they did every day and the overarching vision or purpose that defines their organizations as on death. and. Thanks to the increased levels of stress and worries, so many of us are currently grappling with leaders can no longer afford to overlook this necessary function of leadership if they are to rally their employees to continue to provide their best efforts in spite of the dire news and sentiments, being shared everywhere, they look. Over the course of the past decade we've come to learn that to motivate our employees through incentives or fear was often referred to as being the carrot and stick is not sustainable. That if we really want to achieve the successes and achievements of those organizations and leaders, we admire. We need our employees to care about our vision as much as we do. And yet what we often failed to act on is the fact that if we want employees to be fully engaged in the shared purpose that defines our organization. We need to first start with ourselves. We need to exemplify in our own unique way, the passion and excitement we have for the future. We want our employees to help us create especially in times like now we're the future seem so distant and the president dim. We need to recognize that we can't expect employees to dedicate their discretionary efforts to our shared purpose if they don't see us doing the same before we asked them to. In terms of the long view, this also means that we need to create an environment where employees are not simply engaged in the work they do, but remain motivated to keep pushing themselves. Even when we achieved those levels of success, we all aspire to attain that in spite of all the fear and concern about what today might bring. The potential is still within our grasp. The fulfill those dreams for a brighter tomorrow. Of course to compel our employees to show up to work with this kind of an attitude requires that we first start with ourselves with being honest and aware, not only of the realities and challenges we face, and how we intend to overcome them. But by being more aware of the impact, our own attitude has on informing our employees of what we truly value and what we really think the future might hold. After all if we don't see the obstacles, organization faces as opportunities for us to challenge our suctions of what we're truly capable of. How can we expect our employees to see these realities as anything other than something that weighs us down. To that end if we don't care about the realities of what's going on in our workplace, and how we can do better by addressing the areas in people we've been neglecting. How can we expect our employees to care about what it is? We hoped to accomplish. How can we expect them to willingly commit their discretionary efforts, their talents, their experiences and creativity to our shared purpose, if we lack this basic, but so necessary and vital connection with them.
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"A break from. Like the current state of things and take a little trip to the past. Take A. Trip did a fun for me, too. Thanks for probing and I have one more one more just ending thought, which I think is really cool. What you said Chris about like I. Don't know being grateful that you've got to experience that moment. In time. Where things were the way they were, and I feel like something. I've noticed in my life to just like. Every moment is like it's never really going to be the same especially in a place like Santa Cruz, where it's just like you know like there's more and more people coming this more building, and like it's kind of a romantic thing to know that like if you got to go to Italy like fifteen years ago, it's totally like no one is ever going to get that experience again. It's just like I. Don't know it's pretty cool to remember that the moment that you're in now is like never. It's Kinda retro like in like twenty years. No one will ever be able to. Feel that same feeling. It's real true every second. Special we're just so retro every second. Moments matter they were. They really do if like I I, think I wrote a blog actually I? Know I wrote a blog on this, but it's like you know. Life is definitely a collection of moments, and sometimes people look at the bigger scope of things and like Oh. What are these big huge things that I got to do and it's like. You. Know really your life is built up of day after day after day after day, and being able to realize like the cool things that are going on right now and what they mean to you. It's it's. It's Pretty Rad. Well cool. Thank you so much. Guys Sick Rib. POGBA Day. Yep Bye. Man. I need espresso before we leave pulled it shorts nasty and he was just so fucking hype..
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"In the game when I was, which was, I was able to because of the timeframe that it was in like have hands, and all these different buckets like I was able to visit this culture of old school espresso, while it was still happening before things fully shifted to a new way of doing it. like on the forefront of the front lines during like the the rise of the third wave in the modern specialty movement, and now having a hand in it, and like this like where it is right now, and I think a lot of. I mean you wouldn't have it, but a lot of braces now don't have the total cultural context, and it's always something. It's like really. Interesting for me because a shift like that is probably not going to happen. Again in that way where you have like you know this huge shift from like we don't care about where coffee comes from to it, being like a huge part of the story, and like the intent that goes behind making coffee was changed so much in this little like twenty year window. I wonder if it'll like if that sentiment will. Spread into other. Industries too early industries, but other like commodities. We. I mean like if people if people can figure out how to drive demand and right. This is where people don't give companies like starbucks. Pete's like enough credit. When you think of starbucks like they didn't, they didn't invent. Coffee. But they brought Espresso Culture To the US at scale and created a new invention, basically, which was the? you know, let's take a Cappuccino. Make fucking bigger. Put more milk in it, which is something more towards like American tastes and. Like. You know like you're in the mid eighties. You're not drinking lots as like your drinking fucking coffee, and if you're like really on the cutting edge, maybe you have a little expressive are somewhere, but it's like. Now is are everywhere and like that idea of you know. What, whoever you WANNA credit with whether it's Scholtz or the Organization of like looking at the cafe as that third place, that's not home and not work, but that point of connection to other people like it. That's that. More than anything more than coffee traceability that I think is the thing that spearheaded coffee from being seen as less of a commodity and more of like a cultural mainstay. That people are willing to spend money on. So by virtue of people willing to spend on. It were able to explore all of these like weird different things like we're able to explore this idea of direct trade. We're able to put money into like roast, development and engaged with farmers and like. we can make a jump like that again in you know I mean we talked about this before to our. It's like hey like. What can we do for farmers? It's like okay on our end. Like instead of coffee. Costing Three Bucks may need the cost five or six. Then you're in like a whole different conversation, but it's like they drove the mass market that way and that's like huge, so maybe if someone. Can make like third wave wheat. You know what I'm saying like. If, we can increase demand for like I really want my bread that makes me feel special like and someone can take that to the economy at scale like we could have something like third wave weeks right I mean I think in this day and age people are like creating connection, and like realness, and like and like the things around them and I. Don't know if they have the financial means. It's just I. Don't know kind of like. My brain is like firing in all different directions are now, but I think that is something that could potentially. Take Foot if people are sick of out, no, just like mass production of everything. Because people are starting to get just like realizing how like impersonal, unlike just I? Dunno monotonous that is. And I don't know I think that. To me, that's actually like the coolest thing of coffee or like whatever can be now a vehicle for trying to bridge the gap between like wealth disparity between countries, because if you know like, we can charged three dollars all day for coffee, but that's not going to improve the quality like for me like the fourth wave might be like you know not only. Do we care where this comes from an like the story behind it, but we actually care that our lifestyle is way more Kush than theirs, and we want to spread some of that like wealth and like actually pay them what they deserve. I. Guess to try to Change Society as opposed. You know what I mean I totally hear what you're saying and then you have you know you have A. Then you have another marketing? Maybe problem is the wrong word, but like something interesting and Mark Allen. As starbucks is able to bring to mass market. This idea of the lottery are the third place or like coffee has an important part of people's lives so much so that people will pay a premium for it. What is because things are working on multiple levels right like so, what is the benefit to the end user also like what is the motivation for other people to be like I feel totally comfortable paying ten twenty fifty million dollars with this like you know. I don't know anyway. It's like you basically have to show the value in 'cause I don't know it's. It's no secret that like helping others feels good, so you have to be able to like basically I know it's not just, but I think the answer lies somewhere in engagement between consumer and farmer or producer, and just like being able to like connect with them. In like or at least feel connected to them in like. I don't know just be able to see that if you care about people that are like thousands and thousands of miles away like actually. Is Beneficial to you somehow. I. Dig we're going Carol. I dig it I have sad news, though which is I, have to stop this podcast right now. That was really fun. Nice refreshing. Thank you guys 'cause. That was refreshing in that I. Don't know it was nice to just kind of.
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"Like, there was one point in time worth. What's that? It's like it's disrespectful. Almost or something. Yeah, it's like we created of a thing and your fucking making some bastard interpretation of it so much so as like we I leaned. This was the funniest part of the trip. Even though is so painful to watch. Eileen! My boss was making coffee. And the grinders have these little clicky things, and then they have the built in Tampere right, so it's like you push the tamper down and it's right on the PORTA filter. We had brought our regular tampers. You know that we use and we were camping coffee and the dude who actually started the company who must have been like fucking seventy, five or eighty at the time, saw I lean camping and lost his shit. He like ran up to her, and literally grabbed her hand and. Put the put the filter back in the grinder and was like pushing down with the tampere that was on and. That was like the vibe of how people really at that time protective of what they were creating and I. I can't imagine that it still like that I can imagine that there. There must be a taste. For, this more modern espresso now, but there was like a huge cultural at least what I experienced like a cultural opposition to a lot of the stuff that we were doing. Well Chris when you said you like watching people in Italy, making coffee said that that coffee was mostly Robusta. I mean I guess that it was like a pretty high concentration of it and like your coffee that like it was that typical in just like in general there in Italy, or or no yeah. Talion Espresso traditionally has a good portion over booster in it. And the coffee. You guys brought from ritual. What was that coffee? That was a Rabah and it was I. Mean to be fair is like it was pretty different. It was a lot lighter in roast. Even, though the extraction wasn't anywhere as large as it is now, it's like it was definitely quite a bit more volume than they were you still and it was just a different tastes like it's. It's high end sparkle and and. That people started getting into Arabica like. Was it like where where did that start? Becoming trend was out here and. It's a great question. I'm not sure I would guess like did I don't even know it's bigger than me like if I had to point the finger at some people, I would maybe not necessarily the shift from like to Arabica from Robusta but the people who made. Espresso like more in the vein of what it is now. I'm looking towards people like Duane. Sorenson, it's dump down like in his era like that, and that was like a huge I mean you've got people like pizza and starbucks who are for sure like bringing in? A Rabah. And serving coffee is like that but like. The difference between them at their best and someone like step down when they started is is. Is Huge. It's like a completely different vibe, and that's where you have that split or If you're going by the definition of specialty coffee anything that's eighty points, or above you've got people like US people like intelligence. People like bluebottle stump down and also people like Pete's starbucks. It's all the same group and that era of late nineties early two thousands is when you start to see that differentiation between like. Just specialty coffee. And what people would end up calling the third wave or like high end specialty coffee, or like things that are really more coffee, coffee centric. Focusing on the full, what coffee all the way down the chain to the grower? Yeah, I mean. It's super interesting because like I don't know. This is probably a lot more complicated than I'm GONNA. Make it, but when like coming into cloud, learned about the two different types of like coffees, and that was really like my first introduction, and it just seemed like it's so established that Arabica. Coffee is like generally what people will like source, and so like I'm sure I. Don't know what the breakdown is in like producing countries of like how much reduced versus Arabica, but like it sounds like the place where espresso originated, it was mostly Rabuka, and then like. I don't know it's just an interesting thing to see. Like like the espresso kind of go to other parts of the world, but then like. You know other places actually prefer Arabica and then that like. Like the I don't know the landscape of like what's actually grown. I don't know it's just an interesting thing because I don't know in the history lesson that I learned kind of from Canton, cloud was like folders was like Roberta, and that's Shitty you know, and then eventually we started like better coffee, and that's like Arabica. Yeah. That's like the first you know you can think about that. As like the first best step towards something, but you've got like mick cafe serving Arabica, and no one's trying to be like. Oh big. Donald's is blazing a trail for coffee. It's just like overall better quality coffee and I think from my perspective again in that era, like all of this must be taken with the like the timing of everything into account. Is that Espresso in Italy at the time or even at the time of its? Its invention didn't have anything to do with coffee. They're completely separate. Copy was simply like like. This is just a vehicle delivery like it's a delivery system for this thing and espresso is what it is. It doesn't have anything to do with origins or Arabica or Robusta or anything. It's just like this is a this is the thing that lives and I think that was. Why are coffee in that moment was met with such like. Why are you fucking this up? It's already dialed. You guys are stupid. Do, you feel like Italians are using are. Do you know if Italians were using like different? coffees for bring espresso versus today. Even drink coffee drink. No, that's the thing. Yeah, no, they're! They're coffee. Culture is like. Purely based off of espresso well, the Americano is like A. A, thing after the war when you get like tourists in to Italy, and they didn't want to drink espresso or like war like ex-pats don't WanNa drink espresso because it's too strong, so they want their espresso cut with water. Hinson am Americana Yeah it's like not even it's not even anything that they would drink i. mean their menu is like Espresso. Mock Jato Cappuccino, and there's rules to this shit. It's like drink espresso in the morning Like, you know you, you don't certain things you don't drink later in the day. It doesn't make sense is like Cappuccino after this time doesn't even make sense. What are you doing like? in Italian put milk in their espresso. Great question your deeper than I know. Interesting, it's getting me to think about like I dunno Italians didn't like. They're not like the fathers of like coffee like they just like the style of coffee like I. Don't know I haven't I. Have Subaru copy history, so it's like I want to see like I want to look into like. Where did coffee drinking like? How did it originate in all these different parts of the world? Like? How did people prepare the stuff and? I know and like what kinds of coffee did they tend to use? Dude? It's so interesting. Yeah, it's. It's so cool. It's cool that you're intrigued about this shit because I think about it all the time. It's like yeah. Italian's definitely didn't invent coffee there like they invented espresso. Other people are drinking coffee. For sure and like you know different ways and. So. Did Italians like get like coffee beans from like. Where did they like? GET INTERESTED IN I? Don't know that like product or what you know. What I'm saying like like what? Where did they learn that? You could roast it? Culture show than that. I don't know now. You're thinking a journey way far back. which is which is cool. I just can't speak on all of it and I'm I'm actually excited to..
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"That the coffee was a different style than we had again as like. Have Heavy Robusta and What I witnessed was people not really? A ton of care into their preparation, but even so like all of the shots were like pretty decent, and by pretty decent means like they were. A manageable volume and as they were extracting, they didn't look like just a baby barking everywhere. You know they had like even the. Enough, yeah, even the shops like so I saw a bunch of different things, but that seemed like common at the time. Was You know people were filling up the grinder? Click Click two clicks on like you know a cookie grinder, a soft like really weird tap, not a lot of or no redistribution, putting it in and then getting something that was like. All Right? This is okay like I. Don't know how it's okay, but it's okay. and whatever the gap was between like. You know the people that invented espresso and the US trying to make their interpretation of Espresso. There was just something missing and my first job. We had a manual machine. We manually like dosed. We tamped. We put it in. We turn the machine on. Stop the pump like all by ourselves and the training was just kind of like. Yeah, put it in. Stuff will come out and the owners like that looks pretty good. Like what that look was was different every time like sometimes, it was full blown laser beams. And what we will we were instructed to do was we weren't allowed as Baristas to adjust the grind. Because that was seen as like to advanced so an-and Dallas true for a lot of shops so on any given day. There's all kinds of crazy shit going on depending on like what's going on atmosphere. How old the coffee is! What's going on with the roasts? Because I'm sure the weren't dial in so some days. You have like things that looked pretty good Sunday's. You'd have full-blown Laser Beam Niagara Falls so. So you didn't already control that it wasn't it wasn't. People Doing Weird Shit like for me, I'm like I. Don't know why, but I'm like the ones that pull slower and look more controlled like right to me so when I have those days where you can adjust the grind in, it's laser beams. I'm just going to default to putting more copy in the PORTA filter. Even you're two clicks I'M GONNA put like two and a half, because that's going to slow the whole thing down and like that's just intuition. We know it's more complicated than that, but it's like a good for step. Yeah Dude. One. Yeah, that's about I mean. When my dad had his shop in that was about two thousand and one when I got trained, we did, and you didn't knows in the coffee for one, but we got trained by Delano, said he had a lever machine so. To be like slightly ahead of that curve, it felt like we got to know couple of clicks, but it was all based on what the coffee looked like, so we would. We'd pulled on the lever and we'd count to six, and then we let the lever up and then count six again and we had to. We had to basically set up the coffee so that it didn't come out before that six second as we were at least the the lever, and then after that it was just like. Let it go, so we did have a little bit equality, but that that to me is like the beginning of that of Aleutian from what we knew of Italian style to next level which was. Just that small amount of understanding and you're right like we weren't supposed to necessarily do anything else. Except for Count Essentially to twelve, and then the coffees quote unquote is good as it gets. and. Had A shot sorry. Yeah, my dad had a little specially food shop. And it was called Pasta and and everything nice from like I. Don't know everything. Or something like that. and. But. Yeah, he's trying to espresso might love coffee. I didn't know this. That makes sense totally. Fruits for for even a little more cultural perspective, and this is probably changed over time, but. When I went to Milan, I went for the host show, which is huge every other year. Big Espresso machine show and I went with I lean. Who owns ritual? And we got hired by this dude Gary. Who runs this place espresso? Espresso Warehouse UK to. Gary Gary Shadow to Gary. We were going to work at the elector booth. Electric equipment manufacturer in the booths were really extravagant. Whole fucking people spend like so much fucking money on these things super formal I. Think I've talked about it before, but. We were just we were Baristas. We're supposed to be Baristas. and. We brought some of our coffee. For San Francisco stuff we serve every day and we're like cool. We'll just we'll just make it. Within fifteen twenty minutes of making our coffee and serving US serving it to people, the owner of the company or the owner's son I can't remember just fucking. Shut us down. They were like everybody hates your coffee. You can't make it here. And we're like okay and gone from talking to people on that trip like the vibe was you guys are insane. Here's the deal. We figured this shit out. Years ago like we've been doing this for decades and whatever you're doing with the thing that we've created is just stupid..
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"We started verve. We were doing really really short coffee, too. It was like extremely long extraction times with extremely short volumes, and also a lot of coffee in the PORTA filter and that was like. Ridiculously extreme in and of itself. Announced those away. If there's a place to go before we hit that level, I mean you guys are doing it a little different at rituals, well Chris Right. Why think so! Time. You know I came to work ever two thousand nine rand previous three years I've been in ritual. And when I when I started a ritual so when I started a ritual ritual stumped down account they did not roast coffee of the gate, so we pulled hair bender for a long time like a good six months to a year and in transition into roasting our coffee, and then when I left, ritual ritual is going through a way of kind of transitioning into those larger volume shots, tweeting the roasting for Espresso and pursuing something more more wide, open, and over verve. It was kind of the opposite, but and this. I will like say it s not because the coffee espresso that we were making verve tasted good, but I are. A pleasant enjoyable experience, but I think the reason that that super compressed style ended up. Working well is because they're just a coffees. Just. Weren't that good you have like? You have a lot of different coffees in the blend. None of them are amazing so the way to make that palatable, is you? squish it down. You pull it really tight you. In a way to are you probably because of the really long extraction time you're balancing out some of that like front end like intensity and you get like A. Kind of Gravy, sweet chocolate eve shot of Espresso! I still remember. The accidental launching of that blend because we're going through all the different coffees trying to figure it out in. One Night! I think Sean we were literally we'd have these jars coffee and we would just pull different portions outright and we kind of way. This on this is thirty three percent, this and forty two percent that and twelve and seven, and whatever we like ratios that Ryan had setup that works for his blends in. And that night it was in the evening in Sean. Put something in there and went to pull it and. It was just the grind setting was all wrong, and it just started dripping, and I remember Ryan was like well. Just. Let it run and. It finally hit forty two seconds. He stopped Sean Stop that he's just going way too long. And, then he drank it, and his eyes got all big, because it was such a unique thing by the way it was like twenty five grams of coffee in the professor, so it's like UN- ridiculously like. So much coffee, twenty five grams of coffee, and like eighteen grams of coffee in the in the cup and forty two seconds long and. You're right like it was just a bunch of these flavors just compacted into like a SIP. So much concentration ended up. It did taste good at the time and I. Don't think you're gonNA easily replicate. Something will maybe you will, but it was more palatable than you might imagine when you hear those numbers. Yeah, I. Think you're hitting the nail on the head. When you you say like you're not going. Replicate it in that. Let's take our coffee. For example you would not be able to take the answer do that, too, and have anything the taste like anywhere close to palatal palatable like one you gotta be in a little different frame of mind, because the era and the taste of that era are certainly a factor. and to it's I mean. The roasts are completely different like the components are completely different, a completely different style that's being chased and like I think that's something that people ignore to is like the like. The roasts impact on how you're going to pull that espresso. It's not like a one and done. It's not like this SPEC, works for everything. It's what you've done with that. Coffee in the drum greatly affects its solubility and how it's going to come out the other side, but. that. Get. So when you're saying like pulling it tight, like like compressing kind of like the flavors like, but you said pulling it long also. Can you break that down a little bit? So is it like a super tight grind size, but point along. Great, great question so. With what jared described with having shit? Fuck tons of coffee in the PORTA filter like twenty four twenty five grams is insane. having a poll really slowly so that the shot volume it, you know it's dripping, dripping dripping, and the volume is really small, and then when I say like the balance from pulling it long I'm referring to the timeframe. So, like the shots are taking forty two forty three seconds to happen so even though you a teeny tiny shot, you got a lot of time where coffee and water mixing together, which I think is what keeps it from being just a Tangy hot mess. That there is a little bit more dwell time, so even though it's nowhere near over extracted you some aspects of that to balance it out so where it's not just like an attack right and that would only work with like a tight grind size food would go through quickly rights. You're my band taking hot mess. Watery. Diarrhea water at the show all day so when you say diarrhea water. was that like like that wasn't replicating what was happening in Italy. That was like people trying to and not knowing what the fuck they were doing like what what was that? Yeah, that's that's my impression. So the first time I ever experienced a talion spread. Either two, thousand, seven or two, thousand, eight so I. Don't know what was going on before then. And my my experience there..
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"Feeling, and and if you're wanting to be really good at it, it making coffee in the context of this. That's what you have to deal and you got to repeat it and you have to. It gets really fun. I mean we got to the point where Chris and I could buy feeling. Dose Coffee Two point, one grams accuracy and People would trip appeal Cada what used to come to verve when we were practicing for competitions and he'd watch, and and we were like. Oh, man! That's awful by one tenth because we'd have skills at this time. and He'd be really. Let's see and put it on and we'd. We'd be I. write like nine out of ten times. And he thought that was really impressive, and that's something that comes out of. Being really present in knowing what you're doing and you're movements I mean. It is rewarding, and then you kind of you build a little bit of self confidence in everything that you do around obviously in this context coffee, and it's really cool to see progress like that and feel really good about what they're doing. They know beyond what anybody else is saying. What's happening and it's you truly know something? He's cool confidence babies question. Chris when you were doing like those kinds of formal trainings I guess. was there like a group of people that were like trying to like you? Would you have like a? Grinder with a certain kind of coffee that no one what it is right like how many people would be playing with it to try to figure out how to make it taste good just. Sometimes a small group, sometimes an individuals depending on what was going on. Call. Sorry I'm just thinking. It just sounds really fun. It's Super Fun I. Mean It's it's fun to do. Even if there's no goal, you know if you've got access to an espresso machine and you're like I. Just WanNa play with us, it's. It's super. Fund you know because you put something in you. Look at it, you your like your senses are alive, and then you taste it and based on what you know. You make an adjustment and you go from there and it's like. It's really to do with I would WANNA do it with a partner. Like have someone to bounce ideas off of and like I. Don't know i. that's just one. Yeah, you can't. You can't lose either way you know. Where were you and your story is coming out of this? Split where we have diarrhea water. Super Restrepo Partially Robusta inspired by Schommer in say. And then that transitioning slowly into what we know now as like the modern specialty movement, so when David Schommer was doing all his things, he also made these. Really, they're fucking awesome, instructional videos, some unlock, and some on Espresso preparation and his. Methods like became sort of the gold standard like you do these steps to get certain Espresso and for a while his coffee was kind of revered as the gold standard, too, but then slowly, but surely you see people. Peeling away and experimenting and exploring more of what's. Modern especially coffee had to offer, and this is where I'll make a big distinction between somebody like David Schommer and Espresso devante versus some of the other companies that we kind of up to now in that. People talk about third wave as being like letting the coffee, speak for itself and being really coffee centric and in that way. SCHOMMER vodka were not third wave. They were very espresso centric, but they were not really doing. It really wasn't so much about the coffees behind the Espresso for them and you start to transition into companies that are like. Like how stem town was back in the day where they were incredibly farmer and coffee focused, and then you can start to see that come alive in their espresso profiles, and like hair bender was one of the first espresso that I remember tasting. They had a really. like a really strong citrus component to it without it being sour or weird, you know you could still pull it tight and it was still had body to it, but it had a. it was like a little bit more lively, and that's because you're kind of breaking away from that like you need to have reduced and your bland. You need to have this Mala. BAR AND We can go and explore. Really interesting. Really Interesting coffees put them in Espresso and and and make them and really celebrate the coffee, and that's where like a huge shift came and that in my mind is the beginning. Of this style where we're at now is were over the. Past ten years or so, people have been pulling for the most part. coffees like a little bit longer like the shots have way more volume in them They're more open and less compressed. Because when you have really really amazing coffees, and you roast them wealth, or you can pull all these nuance out of there. You don't necessarily want them to be as compressed or you could. If that's a stylistic choice, but you might be missing out on some of the things they like have to offer so the shift in my mind isn't necessarily towards an espresso style. It's better. It's just a shift in being able to explore flavor a little bit more openly. went through a big shift in America where we went from diarrhea water, which is the closest thing we understood from Italian Espresso. Till like real short, and then we started working our way back out..
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"Credit is credited with and basically single handedly brought Lottie art to the United States like he is the father of milk, texturing and pouring milk patterns in the US like blank period and his his cafes became like really really well known for their art. The style of Espresso that they poured, and that style was like super, Super Restrepo, and Restrepo just means restricted. So you're talking like really really short shots and the transition from like the old watery diarrhea to this like really compact flavor was just kind of built around some of the things that we all know now, but just working on different levels, so if you've ever done a shot that's broken into multiple pieces like the first part of the extraction is the heaviest has got the most viscous mouth. Feel It's really really weighty, and if you're talking in terms of raw quote, unquote flavor, it's just the most intense and I think part of the like the advancement or the. The charge of this Espresso Restrepo style was for a couple of things one. It was just the antithesis like the complete opposite of everything else that was going on. It's like people who don't give a shit about quality or just like putting stuff in there, and letting it run forever. We're going to do the opposite and we're going to capture a quote. Unquote maximum flavor, which means we're going to use a lot of coffee. We're GONNA extract a little bit out of it because we only want the sweetest stuff, and that's just how it's going to be. So the style that a lot of the third third wave new up and coming third wave. People like at the time. You know you have I think intelligence. It was founded in ninety nine stumps down somewhere like two, thousand, two, thousand one, or maybe I got him backwards, but those people started to emulate that style of espresso, and it just became the new normal, or the like the gold standard for like the third wave coffee shops for this moment in time. Feel free to jump in anywhere here, too. I'm talking a lot. You just got the history going real. Nice to keep it going people. Love it so when I when I started working at ritual, you transitioned out of the my small town. Hometown coffees zone into like I'M GONNA. Make this into my career. Move to San Francisco and you know figure out how to make this work was two thousand six. And, that was kind of like a the the going style like people were like copying pasting. The style for a while. And then through those years like it's slowly started to evolve, and there's a couple of key points that are that are happening here so even. Until only several years ago. A lot of the traditional old school Italian espressos and even. More modern ESPRESSOS like David Schommer was using at a specific watch a battle. Had A robusta component to it, so here's another reason why we need to. Do you know that? species variety whole whole hoping podcasts, but. Most people know to like widely grown. Commercially grown species of coffee. You've got a Rebecca Russa Rabat's generally considered the higher quality, more fragile plant. It's easier to kill, but when you get it right, it's sweeter and more nuanced and reduced as much hardier plants, which easier to grow, but the reward in in the taste a it is not as awesome, but people really love the robust and Espresso. Because what boosted did have was had a shit ton of body super viscous. Viscous like give it that coating mouth feel so. The extractions were really really pretty, and I felt really good when you drank them. And then also it kind of had some of those quintessential flavor characteristics of espresso, at that time, which are like a lot of heavier notes, you know you've got things like tobacco and cinnamon or Cedar and and these kinds of things so not to mention seventy five percent more caffeine than our Arabica brother. Yeah a lot more caffeine so. fucking jacks on Espresso back in the day and if you've ever. Like. No that that's crazy. Oh, yeah, it's. It's fully off the Richter like. If, you've ever pulled like straight Robusta which I got to do at one of the old Barista jams that barefoot hosted back in the day so one of the one of the the second coffee shop ever worked for. We were a Taylor made farm account. Tell him as up in Sebastian ple, and they used to have an espresso called organic panic. That was like. Fifty or seventy five. I don't remember how much huge boost a component. And I remember like bringing that in to the shop that I worked at shelter to rob and we. Dialing that in I would just be fucking turned out, and this was like when I was younger, nothing got me fucked up. I could drink like unlimited amounts of coffee. It didn't even matter, but this shit just got me fully blasted, and then I had some like full hundred percent. Robusta Espresso eaten soon. Oh, brought it. And he's all be careful. It's like rocket fuel and you don't WanNa. Pull that long like if you over extract is just full-blown disgusting, so it really really short. You're kind of capturing all that like weighty stuff and leaving everything else behind. So. When The aforementioned story happened around the time like Nolan came in and the several years after. That is when you see like a big split. In in camps and people started pursuing like different kinds of Espresso Single Arjun, Espresso started to become like a little bit more common, and that's. It's actually interesting to think about Jerry because it's something that we were kind of on the the front edge of is. When we first started competing in Barista competitions I remember I always used single origin coffees, and that was not the norm at the time. Most people came. With blends so yet intelligentsia was by far and away In the mid to late two thousands, they were like the like two, thousand, seven, eight nine. They were like the dominant force in competitions, and they all use some sort of blend later shifted to single origins but in that era. It was a lot of blends and even before that and talking about that. Go with with a blends like. Was it because it's easier to achieve like the ideal taste of that time, or was it simply because that was like the preferred? Like what were you getting a much different lake tasting experience between like a blend a single origin because we have like you know kind of single origin esque, truth blends that we do so. Was it the was it like a changing of like preference of like tasting experience, or was it that it was harder to achieve that like ideal taste with a single origin? Great question and both of those things are true, so the Espresso preference at the time is definitely more towards something. That was overall. Balanced and again we were coming out of this area where most espressos bad and like to get to this base level. What a lot of people without really claiming it, but looking back on it, what a lot of people were doing were were they were making espresso. That was an offensive like this tastes. Good I like this. It wasn't necessarily the most exciting Espresso so there's definitely a taste built on that, but then in the competition format, the score sheets tended to reward things at the time that were more, balanced and less exciting, and then as far as the experience. It was interesting because a lot of people. would. At the time argued that like Oh, single origin coffees are harder to dial in and I actually disagree I think they're super easy to dial in. Because there's you have ultimate consistency, but it's tricky. If you're trying to make something that's not roasted to be brewed as Espresso as espresso like you got solubility issues, it's yes. The, the path that you might go on might not be the same as if you have like a blend like old school black cat, which is just like chocolate and Caramel will yet at the time, the skill level, and the the ability to dial in a coffee to make it taste good, wasn't we weren't even close to where we are now? We didn't have scales you didn't have. A lot of benchmark indicators so people unless they are willing to spend a lot of time in understanding how to make a coffee tastes good by feel and look for the most part. It was harder to. Understand how to balance out a coffee like a single origin for a lot of people were it is a lot easier to make a single or to like to pull a single origin coffee to its optimization versus a blend, but at the time like you said Chris. People are really putting blends together with this intent behind him like okay. I'M GONNA. Pick this coffee for body in this coffee for fruit in this coffee for chocolate and this coffee tobacco, and that's what I'm GONNA poll. Ima like ours pulled it, and I'm kind of fitting everything into this is how I pulled my coffee versus utilizing all the tools we have now. Yes have scales. We didn't use scales we didn't use. Anything weren't even allowed telomeres. You weren't even allowed to use them. It's like especially in the competition format. I remember the first time people started bringing timers. It was like. What. Is this fucking door doing like? So there was..
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"Crush. like that To do with them or three? Hey, Paula Ebben, hello from the inside, and then you're going to have to like watch video because. She we just put a link to this video that he sent out. to He's having a rough time and. Cordell. Parody can be a sick like. On our microphone, just then wow, yeah. Sounds like a half drunk carol, you're. You're half drunk at ten forty five. That's what I said. Much. Tired I think you're drunk. Claiming. I'm I'm. Actually responded to Paul Conti Contact Conti. Whatever you WANNA say I responded to him literally because he ordered coffee, so you all should respond to him. I. I wrote on his voice so y'all somebody's to take this one. Oh, he asked what. To string quarter. You have gotten on bar. Dammit Chris. What's no? You can take it. I was just phrasing the question getting no. No actually don't want this one. I want you to take it you've you've done way more? We drinks than I have I don't even know. I mean. Here's the thing. All drinks are just espresso and milk. There's not really room for it to get that fucking weird. Nasty one. O, Paulo's short nasty do that. Was that was pretty dope? That's not even weird as gangsters fuck. You GotTa do it so. Nolan, who owns proud Mary? way back in the day. This was like two, thousand, seven, two, thousand eight. When I was working in ritual, he came to the states. It was him and Ben from five senses and they were. Like partaking in the ritual experience like every every day for a few days straight. That I didn't really know him that well at the time, but they were just like really exciting characters especially. If you got a lot of energy, he makes you WANNA get up in just like. Yell and scream and do do things so it's so cool to be around. Someone like that and the days that they were leaving. This isn't Restrepo Espresso like short polls or like really really happening the day they were leaving. They came in to get coffee for the last time and I remember. They dropped me off a mix like burned mix. CD that I still have some some hip hop stuff. And he's just like. He's like here. Man is for you. Make It happen? I was like Dope Dude. What are you guys needs? Oh Man I need espresso before we leave, pull it short and nasty, and he was just so fucking hyped, and I was like dude I'll pull you the fuck nastiest Raza you've ever had in your life and I did I pulled it short nasty. It was fucking tight. That's what he wanted. So he wanted to give the people want. What's that? Oh. So, this was probably a twenty. Gram is probably twenty gram dose, but. We had like really aggressive restrictors on the on the F. B. Seventy, so the shots weren't really drop until like. Between eight and ten seconds is a real slow drop and Graham Lies Jesus. Christ. This thing was probably like. not too much more than twenty grams out at like twenty three seconds. is a completely different look and feel and grind setting from what we do now in the roasts were a lot different, too, so it's definitely not something you know. Some would argue that it was never good. I like that Shit, but it's not like you can take just. And do that with it. It's like engineer to do that so little background. It makes them shortly Asti. So I don't. Know. A lot of people like back kind of like. Okay. Sick. Yes. Yes! been evolving a lot, we can get into that after the last If you WANNA do that. Right cool I think yeah I'll do this. This. Is Carrier Cari Wien while or divine? Or, divine be, l look. I don't know sorry Abella Bella Chuck I'm not sure, but from Venice California. What's up? She says shouts out to no kid. Hungry. Learn more at no kid, HUNGRY DOT COM! Sorry, not dot COM, no kid, hungry dot! Org and I'll put that in the show notes Yes, Super Dope! If you can help out, that is dope because you know them. Kids not in school. Not Getting lunch at school might not be getting lunch at home. So that's pretty dope. If if you feel that resonates with you cool to talk about some short nasty. Bro. I'm. More like evolution. Yeah, I'm down to get into it. It'll be like a little bit more of a coffee coffee focus thing If everyone's to walk little history lesson, let's. Walk through what young but Chris observed well, yes. Now and totally, the experience definitely isn't unique to me. Anybody who was around at the time experienced some of this so. but yeah I love it so. Basically when I got in the coffee, we'll, we'll use some time stamps for example, so the first coffee job I had was around two thousand one ish. And The third wave coffee seeing wasn't really like blowing up. There are some people trying to dive into the specialty and this is in a small town before. Before starbucks was really. There's like like right before right during the day explosion, so you had. You had coffee companies like starbucks. Pete's that were around making big milk drinks like people are starting to be more familiar with lots as and then the on the Barista side of things. There was like this evolution from Hot Brown. Water, which is like you know you put coffee in Porta filter. Throw it in there hit brew, and basically diarrhea comes out, and you let it run for however long WanNa let it run for and I think everybody who's been do a subpar coffee shop seen something like that where you're just looking at this stuff and it just doesn't look sexual. It's not in there. You know there's Nice. Sexual Sexual. I mean I think Espresso Espresso super sexy and as like one of the things that drew me towards like. Coffee I always drank coffee, but something that drew me towards Espresso as I. I think it's so fucking. Good looking like when you watching Espresso being brewed, there's something mesmerizing about it and I think it's super tight, so it's a little sexual Moment you know what I'm saying? Oh yeah slightly arousing. There's a moment. Yeah, I mean it gets me. AM are from it. Okay, that's just how. I mean I. Don't want to do anything to the copy, but it's like it's there's levels to stuff and. High level. And then the so one of the first pioneers of. This. Newer wave of brewing espresso was Dave schommer and David Schommer owns Espresso Vijay in Seattle and he is the guy.
Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?
"The store closings that have gone along with the coronavirus have created a different kind of retail therapy some people have gone shopping bad during the pandemic online retail sales have surged as consumer spending fell rapidly wacky purchases range from rubber chickens to luxury items finance with refunds from a canceled events a man in Germany paid fifty cents a piece for squares of toilet paper others went for fancy espresso makers new furniture and shoes with no where to go one Indiana couple got to skip their last preschool payment due to the lockdown and purchased the counter their dreams the refund on their son's lunch program bought them a matching Ottoman I surely after
Managing Emotional Side of Setbacks
"One of the constants of being a leader is knowing how to manage setbacks. Which is something. Many of us are certainly grappling with as a result of the current global pandemic of course the typical response to any kind of setback is to assess both what went wrong to ensure. It doesn't happen again as well as the most expedient route that will allow us to resolve it and get back on track and yet what's become clear thanks to the Kovic. Nineteen pandemic is how. There's another element to managing setbacks. That leaders need to be more aware of and that is managing the emotional context around a given setback to apple is straight what I mean. I'd like to share a personal story of something that happened to my wife and I years ago so like most married couples. My wife and I set time aside to go out on date nights much like we used to do before we became parents on one of these date nights. My wife and I were driving back from one of our favorite restaurants and just as we turned onto the access ramp for the highway. The car dashboards suddenly went dark. The gas pedal stopped responding and our car was just rolling on its own momentum. I guided the car onto the side of the ramp and then tried to restart the car after several tries to restart our car. It became clear to my wife and I that it wasn't going to work and we'd have to call for tow-truck now given how we decided to go to one of these local restaurants we like that's further out from where we live. And where our local garages? We knew this was going to be a pricey towing charge when my wife called for the tow truck. She was told that given how was late at night on a week day it was gonNA take some time to get truck out to location after that. Call my wife and I were basically left sitting in our car filling up with dread and fear over how much all of this was going to cost us all of the fun and enjoyment. We'd had an ornate date. Night was fast evaporating. Thanks to this unexpected financial stress and worry but then something curious happened as we sat in our car waiting for the tow truck to arrive the first few cars that turned onto the access ramps slow down and the people inside roll down their windows to ask if we were okay and if we needed any help in each case we let the other drivers know that a tow truck was on the way and how we appreciated their assistance as the night went on and we continue to wait for that tow truck more and more people were stopping to inquire if we were okay and if we needed to call someone for help and something unexpected started to happen. The mood my wife and I were in started change from Dour and irritable to one of appreciation and reassurance in fact my wife and I even started joking with drivers who stopped to check in on us that we had decided to cap off our date night by hanging out on the highway on ramp and basking under the highway. Streetlamps eventually a police cruiser came by and the police officer guy out to make sure we were safe and added some flares around our car to make sure that the other drivers steered clear of us. The officer even stayed with us for a good couple of minutes to make sure we were comfortable being alone along this stretch of road. Before he continued off on his patrol. By the time the tow truck arrived. Our mood had noticeably shifted from one of stress and anxiety to reassurance that we'd get through it and that our car would be repaired and made as good as before in the end. The problem turned out to be a minor electoral issue. That only took a data repair. Though it was still an unwanted expense that we had to contend with now while my wife and I understand we wish we had ended our date night that way. The interesting thing is that every time either of US share the story with family and friends. The focus wasn't on this unexpected car repair. We had to pay for instead. We talk about how good it felt to see so many complete strangers going about their lives. Who took time to check in on us to see if we were okay and if there was anything they could do in other words. This event changed from this terrible thing that happened to us to a feel good story about experiencing the kindness of strangers and how we can still experience that general goodness of people and I share this story in my leadership. Keynotes and workshops to illustrate how our emotions can alter and transform our perceptions of whether an event is positive or negative and consequently how what we see inexperience is far more malleable than we might think. And there's been several studies that have been done that back. This idea up in fact. A number of psychology studies have shown that it takes three positive events for us to overcome the effects of a single negative event and this is due to our brains bias for survival. In other words our brain is more likely to hold onto the impact of a negative event than a positive one in order to remind us of what we need to avoid naturally when we read about such studies. It's easy to draw the conclusion that if we don't have three good things happening to us during our day we won't be able to compensate for that one bad moment. And this is certainly reflective of what most of US experienced at work where one bad encounter. One piece of negative feedback sends us into a tailspin of doubt and uncertainty. But let's consider this story just shared on the surface. This should certainly fall into the negative column as we all know how expensive car repairs can be not to mention the fact that this happened at the end of my date night with my wife and yet notice how my focusing more on the kindness demonstrated by others on those drivers who took the time to make sure we were. Ok transformed the story and experience into a positive one
Learning What Stories To Tell To Drive Success
"Hi Paul Welcome to the show. Hey thanks for having me on them. I'm happy to be here so Paul I have to tell you. I was very intrigued by the premise of your book. Which I'm sure comes as no surprise to my listeners. As I've not only used storytelling in some of my episodes to help illustrate an idea or insight but in episode forty six my show. I shared three keys to effective storytelling. And for those interested. I'll be sure to include links to those past episodes in the show notes but in the title of Your Book. You point out how there are in fact ten stories that every leader should be ready to us and tell if they want to be successful so before we explore a few of them a great place to start here would be if you could share a brief overview of what these. Ted Different stories are. Paul Yeah Shera. And I'm certainly not claiming these are the only ten stories in fact I hope I make a point somewhere in there that in fact just the opposite you need a lot more stories in these in an in my previous books. I think I'd covered hundreds of different types of stories That my my goal here was an attempt for people who are just getting started in the storytelling space or wanting to use storytelling You know where should I start? What are the most important ten stories franny leader to tell so? Certainly not the only but I think these are probably a good list of the most important ones So yes for the ten. The first four go together because they're about setting direction for the organization so here those are where we came from. So that's our founding story why we can't stay there so that's a case for change story where we're going which is a vision story and how we're GONNA get there which is a strategy store because strategies about how you're going to get from where you are now to where you want to be so if you can tell those stories well. I think you've got a much better chance of getting the organization to go where you want them to go case the next forego together as well but they're more about who we are as an organization. So that's what we believe. The corporate values story who we serve set a customer story a story about the customer so that everyone at the organization can have a personal visceral understanding of of WHO. You're working for what we do for our customers. So that's a classical sales story or customer success story and then number eight is how we're different from our competitors so I call that a marketing story because marketings generally about differentiating yourself from your competitors and then the that leads to more and they kind of go together as well but there are more personal to you the leader. So that's why I lead the way I do. That's a personal leadership philosophy story and why you should want to work here so like not not you. But whoever you're talking to right so I caught a recruiting story. So you'll notice a number of different kind of functional type stories here but these are definitely not just stories for those functional leaders. I think every leader Regardless of function needs to be able to tell this at least this Saturday ten stories now Paul would like to do is explore a few of these types of stories that you just described of course some of them. I've already explored in past episodes for example episode thirty one which was the first edition of Leadership Espresso shot explored this idea of using stories to communicate a larger vision. So what I'd like to do with you. Today is discussed some of these types of stories that many of us probably haven't even thought about in terms of how we lead and the first one is the story type. You call why I lead the way. I do which is essentially using a story that helps illustrate our leadership philosophy or approach her style now. Unlike a story we create to help us explain the change initiative or an ambitious vision or long-term plan. This one might not seem as a parent in terms of Bove when we needed or even how we use it so when in our work week Paul does this kind of story come into play and how does it help us improve the way we lead. Yeah great question. So this story would be used or not This type of story. I should say because I think most leaders need more than one leadership philosophy story you need at least one but probably several and the most frequent Or commonplace you would use this. Anti uses is when you're on boarding new direct report. Where whether so? That's whether you've got a new employees working for you and you just need to introduce them to your leadership philosophy in your leadership style or you are new. You've taken a new job and then everybody who works for you of course is new to you And those are the situations where you need to set expectations of the organization or the people of what leadership to expect from you and also what kind of leadership you expect from them. And the way I've seen most people do this in the past which is really frustrating as they they have this list you know they they lay on you as if it some profound You know list that says something like my leadership. Philosophy has got a bunch of buzzwords on it and much of bullet points and the kind of thing that most of us could probably say about ourselves or anybody else. I I prefer to focus on. Value added You leadership exercises and I prefer to be disciplined in my approach and in a whatever but it's the kind of thing that anybody could say about themselves. These stories are going to be very unique though. They're basically going to be examples of times in your career where you've either made leadership mistake or or made a great leadership decision or exhibited great leadership behavior or saw someone else exhibit. Great Leadership Behavior or leadership mistake. That just changed your thinking about what great leadership is and made you the leader that you are today. So those types of stories are far more meaningful to people in helping set expectations of what kind of leadership to expect from you and and to give them a concrete idea of what that might look like. It's interesting how as you were just described Paul particularly about how it's clarifying expectations. Both in terms of what we expect from others and what employees should expect from us as it got me thinking about some of the stories. I've shared a pass leaders worked with and how in many ways these stories were a perfect vehicle to illustrate their leadership. Style or philosophy that in sharing this story about how these leaders operated it was as much a teachable lesson on leadership as it was a glimpse into how they viewed leadership and what made them so good about it. Yeah I think so so. You're not only telling them what to expect from you. You're teaching them a leadership lesson Presumably you've the store you choose to share would be an example that would teach somebody a good leadership style right so Yeah it helps them learn how to be a better leader as well
Vocalis Health CEO Tal Wenderow
"County. Health is actually an Israeli. Start up with our in the clinical de Science in Israel headquarters out of the Boston area. High actually leaving Newton outside of Boston and what we're doing can think you know that vocal by Maka right so we analyzing the voice and we collate that to disease symptoms and conditions and what happened is Which not only we walk in disruptive area by trying to learn and teach democracy new vocal about a mock we kind of disruptive ways so two point two full months ago a we merged two Israeli startups beyond verbal. Health is for both do in the vocal biomarker space to foam vocalists company which is not a trivial thing to do to get to startups together. That each one they can change the world. Come to the realization. I cannot do it by myself right with. Find the right partner to do that right. But it's all about people so Mike Mike Partner in crimes shoddy facilities actually physician that he was the CEO of Elsa mice and we're both raising money and we met not together but we met in Israeli one of the leading Israeli. He'll stick fun named Aimal Alot. Nda distractedly decided to enter voice face in healthcare but there are looking for the right company. And the Roy. Who's chairman of the board right now? Said we don't know which one to pick if you merge invest in both of you. Yeah sure that's not a big deal. So so so. That's why he's sounds like it's not a big deal but it's usually. It is a big deal. It is a big real so that was probably June shoddy and I. We met two days later on a good cup of Espresso couple of Russell. In four weeks later we presented to investment committee and then a fortune lawyers to cover. It took US another three months to close but we were done after. One are right because it makes sense. It's not just because we got the money. We can do to realization one. If we don't match we'RE GONNA compete with it right so you know it's it's
Best (Airline) Credit Card Rewards Program: Part 3
"My name is Don Meyer in my name is Aaron Meyer. And thank you once again for joining us this week. Thanks for continuing to join US week after week. We really appreciate your support. We hope you're finding it useful if anything especially in today's interesting time so you know. We can all benefit from a nice little distraction. But even more so. I think you know what we've been talking about. The last few weeks have been around the different credit card programs. The different options that you have for the different loyalty programs and I think you know in light of what's going on. We are going to get through. This life will continue to you. Know or we'll find a way to get back to normal and we'll have an opportunity to go back and start traveling again so it's really a good opportunity to take a look and see what's out there. You know realistically what programs are available. What different options you have for different loyalty programs do some research and you know which program works the best for you. Exactly what you after. And in a what you value the most and then last episode we talked about that could be the access to lounges at the airport. Because you travel so much or it could be the two programs that we highlight it. Ultimate rewards a membership rewards with American Express where they have flexibility to turn to point into either the airline or the hotel motels days or even the gift cards at Cetera right global entry and stuff like that is where the hundred dollar credit towards global entry fee and whatnot. So there's no one credit card that fits all needs type of a situation I think and and I use to avoid anything with a annual fee right no way but if you really do a lot more research many of the benefits that come with certain credit cards is actually councils off most of the annual fee and again if you are if you spend on certain categories a lot and if you can find a credit card that can offer the most benefits in that category with the travel industry or It could be dining and restaurant. You know that sort of categories you spend the most. They're they're just credit card that caters to those specific span categories. So just the knowing which credit card offers you the most value. I'm beginning to think the credit cards with high annual fees. Sometimes sometimes you pay off so especially now you know since we are spending a good amount on food in particular A great opportunity to sign up for some of those rewards programs that offer you additional miles every meal purchase or grocery store or visited that we do so you know. It's a really good time to take a look and see what's out there in. We're we're doing some research here. We figured we'd share some of that with you right so last week. We touched on a it. Was the hotel site of last week. We kinda came back from a couple of weeks changing travel plans and all that sort of thing. We're little little disheveled to say the least adjusting. Yeah Ted started a new segment around the drink of the week which will get into. Yes we're going to start off with that. But the last episode prior to the Shutdown. Everything was around. You're right the hotel rewards programs that we were highlighting. Yes so we are going to talk about airlines today. Yeah but first. We promised last week. We're going to start off with with our recipe of the week this week. Wow Okay well. You know after some much deserved enjoyment in in relaxation with the Margaritas. This week we're going to take a little bit of a detour. I hope you guys enjoyed that recipe because I really think that's a really fresh and that locale per se but not that syrupy-sweet nonsense. It's you'll find most of the places. God Yeah really good this week. We'RE GOING TO SHIFT GEARS. And we're GONNA take a vodka based approach to a Martini. Vodka Vodka. Yes but a little bit of a twist on on the Martini. We're GONNA talk about an Espresso Martini. Something that you had discovered not too long ago. That's a new favorite of mine. And what how I was looking so so how it came about was that we are in Santa Cruz. And it's a beach town and we sat down and have late launch or whatever and this restaurant call ideal bar and grill. It's red at the end of the boardwalk right before the peer right that goes and it's the restaurant in a corner and overlooking the ocean and all the lady across from me was this IC- I mean pretty Martini lady was. She had the glass in front of a year. What did I say you said? The lady in front of you was an icy Martini and I was like oh I know where your mind was. I'm sorry but she was having a cocktail. Oh my God that looks so yummy. It was kind of like a frosty the condensation and then also the. I think it didn't have like it. Wasn't the ice. Noone really way strain very well but they had streaks of chocolate syrup but it looked good and was a chocolate espresso. Martini and I wanted to try. I didn't try them because I was having Margarita that day and it looks so good and then the minute that I try at. Actually the other restaurants I've been a testing it out different restaurants. It'd be before the restaurant shutdown. It tastes so good so I ask my bartender to make version for me right exactly and then so. Let's go through the ingredients. Perfect perfect so. I'm not going to do the chocolate version of as a little sweet for my taste. It's going to add a lot more calories and it's like drinking a milkshake so it's not bad. I mean but in in light of all the other foods and things like that. That were were consuming. Now we're a little bit more sedentary. Cut Back a little bit on the calories and try something a little bit less syrupy sweet if you will so the ingredients that we're going to start off with. Is Vodka Vodka is the primary ingredient for any type of Martini? In this case we're going to use our favorite vodka which is one several absolute a lot. We use. What's what's the hangar. One we use it and I like hanging ruined a lot as well so we used a very just a regular hangar. One Vodka no flavors to it whatsoever. I'm at vodka for those of you don't know it's a grain alcohol It is usually about forty percent is the average you'll get from a bottle. It's about eighty proof if you will and it is clear it is odorless and it's tasteless if it's really really good and it's really highly refined very well. Filtered makes it really really good the only thing you can really taste from vodka's the nice warmth that you get when you consume dangerous. It can be dangerous because it's Kinda tasteless now. I don't know but it's also versatile you can put like a juice and exactly. That's what makes us over still because there is no such a cool with it. Plays well with other CSI premium liquor. We kill one. Grey Goose Grey. Goose is also another good one is well hang is not bad but if you know your your standards in one of the ones that I really go to all the time as smirnoff I can't go wrong with smirnoff. It's a really really good. Vodka and absolute is also quite good as well so start off with regular vodka and we are going to put it in a Shaker with ice now before you do this one of the cool things that you should do is grab your Martini Glass. Or whatever glass. You're going to consume this poor some ice into it. I then put some water in it and set it aside the reason we're going to do that. That's going to chill the glass for us so we're ready to go cooler. I mean can you can pretty dairy fridge if you didn't do that and you wanted to be able to consume it right away. Pour some ice into the glass. Put some water in a glass. Set It aside while you're mixing up your drink that Oh cool off the glass just enough to where you get that condensation on the makes a difference. I watch you do that. And it makes such a difference because before when when I try to mimic it right. I don't do that and it's like you can't put the glasses on right away. Exactly right you can put your glasses in the freezer. I tend to forget things. I'll walk away from it and now that we've broken Glazunov not getting done it once or twice so start off with the froze or a nice frosty glass. So keep that aside now we're gonNA take jigger of vodka which is I think about two ounces. We're GonNa pour that into our shaker. Which already got into it. The next thing is a full glass of. I WANNA be able to get the the coolness from it. Oh that's right. The next ingredient is Qaluwa and Colusa for the no is a coffee flavored liqueur that comes from from Mexico it contains Rum Sugar Vanilla bean and Arabic coffee. I don't know if you knew that high knew how yes. It's a great drink to just drink as an apparently for just a little bit ice cool glass on a nice kind of I dunno. Beach Day kind of thing. It's just a really nice drink to
What Leads People To Fail As Leaders?
"When it comes to studying leadership. The natural tendency is to focus on those leaders who successes and achievements continue to serve as inspiration as well as Dr so many of us to emulate them in the hopes that we might achieve a similar level of accomplishment. Of course as much as it's important for us to see what we can learn from those who understand what it takes to succeed at leadership. It's also valuable for us to continue to examine and consider what causes others to fail in the role of leading people towards a common goal or shared purpose to that end as I mentioned in the opening of this episode. I'd like to share the story of one leader whose example I hope will help you appreciate one of the key. Challenges leaders need to address if they are to succeed in today's fast-changing globally interconnected environment when Albert was promoted to head the division. He spent the past few years working for he naturally jumped into the opportunity with a lot of enthusiasm and ideas of how he'd liked department to operate under his leadership. Now Albert was very much what you'd call a career driven all in kind of guy and he had his eyes on playing a bigger role in the organization in fact when Albert got the promotion. He told a few of us how he was not only going to prove his ability to lead this department but he planned on using this opportunity to get his former colleagues who were now his direct reports to view them as executive material in the hopes that this would then encourage them to advocate on his behalf for seat at the more senior table to that end. Albert began setting out memos detailing new approaches. He wanted his direct reports to employ under each of these new measures. Alpert made sure to point out how these changes with either improve efficiency or bring. Their departments efforts integrator alignment with the company's directives. In order to remind everyone of his technical know-how Albert also use team meetings to inform his direct reports of his interactions with various groups of executives. Vp's to highlight his growing familiarity with those at the executive level in order to prove his comfort level with playing in the big leagues of course zeal to prove his ability to lead and step up into the executive circle. Albert ended up making a number of misteps which though seemingly minor spoke more about the nature of his than those actions he often tried to put in the limelight. For example Albert became so focused on building his rising star status that when one of his team members expressed concern about the growing number of delays and getting vital data from him to complete their work. Alpert dismissed their concerns because it wasn't a high visibility issue at those and senior management would care about now also challenged the data findings. His team members presented at department meetings results the senior. Vp's had already signed off on as a way to publicly demonstrate that he wasn't letting anything get overlooked on his watch unfortunately for Albert. What he didn't understand was that in his quest to demonstrate his authority and leading this department he was also showing his team how little he trusted their ability to understand what matters not to mention their ability to do things right. We're still Albert was showing his former colleagues that he cared little about their professional development and growth and instead wanted his department to focus on measures that serve to grow his career even at times at the department's productivity in light of these and several other. Misteps it's not surprising that Albert lasted a little over a year in this leadership role leaving behind a team that was now suffering from decreased productivity levels a recent history of miss deadlines and mistakes and crumbling lines of communication between the various team members when these moments of leadership failure happen. It's natural for us to look for some lightning rod moment. Some specific event that clearly marks that critical moment in time when things began to fall apart just as with those succeeded leadership when people in leadership roles fail. We want unravel the specific steps. They took to let us know what we need to avoid to prevent a similar fate. Unfortunately the reality is that leadership failures are rarely defined by a singular event like that infamous moment when former MVP CEO Tony Hayward expressed his frustration over the deepwater horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by blurting out. How all he wanted at that moment was to get his life back while these two leaders may differ in having that sense of clarity for when their ability to lead fell apart hayward's words and Albert's do share something in common. In both cases. They demonstrated what really mattered the most to them in terms of how they approach their responsibilities and obligations to those under their care and Albert's case he was so focused on proving how valuable his leadership could be to the organization that he failed to show his team the value. He was helping them to achieve as their leader. It became very clear to everyone. And Albert's department that he viewed leadership as something want achieves because of your title or position that he expected people to throw their full support behind him simply because of the sign that adorned his office door when he failed to understand. Though is that leadership is not dependent on your title but on your ability to inspire people to follow you that people believe in your ability to chart a course and guide them to create something of value. Something matters not just to those in charge but to all involved. It's important to note too. That Albert's time in this leadership role was short-lived not because he made the kind of drastic mistakes. We often see being reported in news outlets and shared across social media rather it was because his actions and behaviors had revealed that his focus was not on how he could bring out the best and those under his care but on how he can make his own starshine brighter within the organization. Albert story is an important reminder for all of us that if we allow ourselves to get caught up in the business of today's noisy world or like an Albert's case to focus mostly on ourselves and what we personally want to achieve. We can very quickly find ourselves losing touch with how to engage and empower those. We've accepted the responsibility to God. And to help to succeed in their collective efforts as much as we might like to assume that there is an event that we can point to and say that's when things flew off the rails more often than not people fail at leadership in those small everyday moments in those moments where they failed to demonstrate to those they lead that they matter that their contributions and efforts are valuable and important and that we care about their successes as much as we care about our own to put it simply leadership is not found in grand gestures but in those moments where we reveal what we care about. And that's why I wanted to share Albert story because leadership is about those little moments those conversations where we have the opportunity to build relationships with those under our care to learn and better understand what matters to them what excites them and makes them feel like. They're making a difference and then connecting that to the shared purpose that defines our organization. We need to approach leadership as an opportunity to not simply better ourselves but to help those we lead become better as well sure. There are many examples of leaders who fall under the weight of their own hubris caught up in the narrative of their own leadership that they soon forget there on that the reason why people rally behind them and willingly follow their lead going forward but as with those leadership luminaries we look up to these fallen from grace leaders also have lessons to teach us about what causes people to fail and end up on the other side of that leadership spectrum perhaps the biggest lesson they can teach us all his why we need to be mindful for how we show up in our role as a leader that we never forget that leadership is not about you. It's about those who stepped forward to follow your lead
Are You Confusing Your Customers?
"Every time. I need to communicate with a customer whether it's on a call whether it's on a Webinar on making sales offer on building a landing page I'm deciding on pricing. I always tell myself a confused mind. Never buys it's one of the best reminders. You could tell yourself because it reminds herself that hey I gotta make things simple. One of the things you need to remember is that you know your business better than anybody else. You know your product very well. You know your services. You know the INS and outs it. Simple for you. But it's not simple for the newcomer. The person that doesn't know anything about Your Business. Who's just in pain? Who needs a solution to their pain? You have it but if it's not clear to them that you have it they're going to leave so you've got to simplify everything your messaging. You're working your copy your videos your offers and you got to remove all confusion as much as possible and one of the ways to make sure you're simplifying your message and not confusing. Your customers is the rule of three the rule of three means you will not bombarded customer with more than three things at a time three is the maximum you can hit him with just one message and it's a powerful one. That's even better but I'm giving you some leeway here because a lot of us. We LOVE OUR PRODUCT. We love our service and we want to say. Hey does this this this and this but that's just too much for somebody new it's overwhelming. They're going to say this is too much for me. I don't know if I can do this. I don't know if I can handle this. I don't know if I'm ready. These are all turn offs for a customer. But if you have three things no more than that. It's easy to focus on three. It's not overwhelming going to take your homepage for example on your website. You're only going to focus on the three biggest advantages of your product or service. What are you most known for? What are your customers? Loved the most. Just focus on those three if you can focus onto. It's even better if he can focus on one. That's amazing. The rule of threes is to prevent you from going overboard for example at Webinar Ninja. We focus on these top three things why people choose women are Ninja. Will I guess I just ask our customers? We have surveys all the time we have. Nps and we learn from our customers. The reason why they love our product so much. Are these three things number. One hits easy to use love how easy it is They love how it's simple and user-friendly easy to use number one number two. It's all in one. They don't have to buy their software. They don't have extra costs they can just do everything in one area all in one and number three. They love the customer support. They love our support agents. They find a super helpful. They find it to be the best supporting the business. And these are the three things I focus on. I can go on forever about weather Ninja. There's so many things I can talk about all the different features all the different benefits all the things it can do for your business. But I have to resist because I don't want overall I don't want to confuse I'm going to focus on the three biggest ones. And then when they ask me questions on a Webinar via email in Acuna Webinar on a sales call. I can address those specific things and I can give them more details. But I'M NOT GOING TO OVERWHELM THEM. From The star. Let's go to your pricing page. Are you overwhelming your customers with all these different plans? All these different options depends on your product. Depends on your business but you really should try your best to be in the three area right. Three plans three options. Some companies only have two options right. And that's even better some have one option like BASECAMP BASECAMP DOT COM. They have one plan. That's it there's no confusion they're right. There's no other option you either by that or not. That's it. And therefore if their soul in the product there is no roadblock there's no Which plan should I go for? There's only one to go for so you could see how when somebody's not confused. How easy it is to by. Now I am a believer in value metrics and having tears and giving more value and increasing expansion revenue in that way. So it's okay to have tears but don't go overboard. You know if you go to salesforce for example incredibly confusing there's only pages and tabs and options. It's really really confusing now. Doesn't mean that you can't offer your products and services to your customers or seldom upsells or give them add ons but it just means. Give it in steps. You don't have to give everything at once. Started I give them a choice of a few plans. Get them started on a plan and once they're inside your accounts inside your business then you can say hey two weeks in how about this product. How about this up sell again? Not Confusing them over on them. Step by step one of the best ways to learn about how not to confuse your customers on. Your pricing pages is to watch this great youtube show by profit well. It's called pricing page tear downs. This is on. Youtube is absolutely free. And it's one of my favorite shows. Actually because they break down different popular pricing pages on spotify. Netflix ACHES AND EVEN SMALL BUSINESSES. To kind of give you an idea what works what doesn't what confuses buyers what doesn't confused buyers want makes total sense. What are the things I really encourage you to do? Is An exercise ask yourself? Is there any way somebody would be confused about what you offer about your product about your business name your product name for example our Webinar Software Webinar Ninja? If I am to do this exercise on my ass maybe people would be confused. They're not sure. This is a software. Maybe they think it's a training. Maybe they think it's a course or a firm. That does their webinars for them. So knowing that I need to make sure that on my homepage. I clearly state. This is a sophomore so as soon as they land on my homepage on my website. They know this is a tool and not a service or not a training program. We write training but our product is webinar software. So Am I have a headline says the best on one in our software so immediately they know what it is so think about. Your own brand name is any potential for confusion. For example of the tool at Espresso I know something about ads. Right but espresso. What's that is that You know firm that does heads about coffee. You're not really sure. That's why. Add Espresso has a tagline at Espresso the easiest way to create facebook ads or Google ads or whatever it is a clarifies right off the bat. What this business is all about? If you're not household name and you just have a name like Nike or Sony with no distributor. It's hard for you to make it simple for your audience for your customers. To know you do so. Make symbol for them. Hit Him with a tagline with the headline describing. What you do the other thing that helps you when you simplify your and simplify the we present your product is that it gives the impression that your product your service is. User friendly from the Gecko feel like this is easy to use just navigating through the website. This is easy to understand. I can do this. It's encouraging for the customer when people don't feel confused they don't feel frankly stupid they don't feel like they don't get it. They get a totally. It's totally comprehendible. The understand right. This is what's really important here so make sure that you understand. The benefit is not just so they understand what you're all about also to feel encouraged to use your product or service because if your presentation your website is any indication of what you offer then it means. I can do this. This is user friendly. This is especially important with educational products like courses like coaching. If fewer confused about what you actually offer them when it comes to teaching it's not a good indication of how good of a teacher you are. You can explain your product clearly. Then there's a pretty good chance you can't explain the subject matter that you're supposed to be teaching them in the cores in the training clearly so make sure you understand. This is a role model right. This is an example of what they're going to get when they consumer product or service
Espresso May Be Better Ground Coarser
"Making a cup of coffee isn't exactly rocket science but a new study shows that a background in math and analytical chemistry doesn't hurt because researchers who applied their skills in materials science and modeling to Brewing Espresso have made a groundbreaking discovery contrary to popular belief using fewer beans and of course grind. We'll give you a more consistent shot. Their work appears in the Journal. Matter if you're a coffee AFICIONADO. You've no doubt noticed that some days you may get a great espresso other days not so much even with the same coffee machine the same settings to understand that variability the researchers developed a mathematical model to explore. How coffee is extracted or dissolved as water passes through the bed of grounds basically. What we did was to start by writing down some equations which apply to just a single ground. Jamie foster a senior lecturer in mathematics and Physics at the University of Portsmouth so less intimidating task because in a real Kofi bed you've got millions and millions of politics Packed together in this very complicated way and so more track to the problem is down the equations on a single ground to model the entire coffee bed foster and his colleagues copied that equation millions of times stirred in a bit more math and then poured on the theoretical water. The model tells us what we should expect in an ideal situation where all of the copies being contacted by all of the water equally. Christopher Hendin a computational chemists at the University of Oregon who also took part in the study and indeed the model describes reality very well for particular grind settings where there's a sufficient amount of large particles so that the water can flow freely through that bed. But when you grind sufficiently fine. That's when we started to see in real life a divergence from the expectation that the model was telling us with the fine grind. Some shots were stronger than predicted but some were considerably weaker which flies in the face of conventional wisdom thinking. If you want a strong a cup of coffee as well outgrowing it. Fine because By doing that will have smaller politics in grounds. Unassuming Apostolos will have a higher surface area and dishonest Extraction from the grains but what the researchers found is if you call them overdue. The grinding will ends up. Happening is the associate The clog up the gaps where the waters trying to flow on that actually hampers the extraction role than helping in the same is true for the amount of coffee. You start with so that less. Can counter intuitively end up tasting more since this article has come out. There has been a tremendous amount of activity on twitter arguing discussing just general excitement and interest in the project and independent of whether this helps make more reproducible. Coffee or not. This is a tremendous success that we have got millions of people to have read a scientific article in engaged with Science Butts. Great Success for scientific literacy and we can all drink to that
"espresso" Discussed on FitLabPGH
"For me when I first got into cycling. It was actually frustrating because it took longer to get a good workout in You Know Oh you could. You could get a good running workout twenty thirty minutes. Twenty thirty minutes on the bike is is not nearly enough So it started off. You know if I got forty five minute ride in I was pretty happy and then it got to the point where I was doing an hour and a half ride and I got in my mind that if I was able to average sixteen miles per hour for an hour then I could try bike racing and started off doing fourteen and a couple of years later I got the fifteen and then a year later I got to sixteen and I said okay. Now's the time I'm going to enter my first bike race. I can do sixteen miles per hour for an hour. That's fast. I was immediately dropped from my first race and I ended up writing for forty miles by myself so I realized pretty quickly that sixteen miles per hour is for an hour is not fast. I at all and that's when the competitive nature kicked in. I said you know what I really need to figure out how to go faster. And that's something as you find other people to ride with that happens and also just the time of doing it. I don't think you're the first person or the last person to be dropped the bike race. I'm fortunate or unfortunate enough. I don't really bike race. I have done some my first race was in Colorado and I think I stayed with the pack for about thirty five seconds. Spent as you did forty or forty five miles. Going the sucks. I cannot believe that I am doing this and then proceeded to do it again and again you go to law school. Are you biking then. I tried my first bike race before I went to law school and That's when I realized I wasn't fascinated to find people to ride with because you just can't do it by yourself so you need to get a community around you to help you ride better and faster and then I didn't do my next bike race until after I graduated from law school so there was a five year span from my first bike race to my second bike race. Were you biking while you you were law school. Even though you weren't racing so biking cycling took a different turn for me. After that first race I was kind of upset. Is that with myself and and didn't think I had it in me anymore to be a competitive athlete anymore and cycling became A way to get around town so through through law school I was mainly riding a bike to commute to and from my apartment to school but then I realized pretty quickly that the life of a graduate school student is pretty sedentary and And I ended up gaining thirty five pounds during law school and woke up one day and said you know what this is. This is not an okay place for me to be and and that's when I got serious about riding the bike again it's interesting. I interviewed a physician earlier in the week. Who came to the same conclusion after gaining gaining weight with running sick? I need to do something because this isn't good and I would imagine with relatives is physical therapists. They looked at you. There was probably a lot of family pressure saying. Hey you I need to do something because you're not going to be surviving very long. It wasn't it wasn't a genuine concern for my health it was more shaming. Yeah so that's that's the way things work in my family and although we don't necessarily approve of shame even among family members or if among fellow bike racers that's considered appropriate. I would agree with that. You decide to make the next step for trying a second bike race after and I say this as somebody who commiserated rates have been in a similar experience after getting dropped off the back of your first bike race. What was the impetus after commuting gaining some weight losing some weight to go? I'm many give this another shot because many people say well you know I'm done with law school. I'm a lawyer. I'm a professional. That was fun in the back and I can hang out at the bar and tell people about when I was a bike bike racer when I rode but now it's time to get on with my life and clearly you have not done that you've said this is part of my life. So exercise is not an accoutrements. It's part out of your life. Yeah IT'S A. It's a huge part of my life and I don't think I was bragging it anybody at the bar about that. One time. I got dropped at bike race. I needed better stories so so maybe that was part of subconsciously. That was part of my decision to try bike race again but But I just went out and did it and I did much better. The the second time around I joined up with a team I went on some group rides. I realized that you need to have a coach Somebody who knows how to race bikes to teach you and guide you along the way and I started doing it the right way and And or what I thought was was the right way and start to see a little bit more success. I know people are listening to this. And we've said you're an attorney I think from reading your bio you've got you said you've got a wife and I believe leave. You have a small child to people can say. How does he find time to do this? Because people say often say I don't have time to exercise or when they look at things in their life exercise exercise kind of is the last thing that they make a priority even though potentially it could have some of the most benefits for keeping them in a high quality of life for numerous years. So how do you find the time or how do you make the decision that this is something I'm going to continue to do. It needs to be a priority For me if if I don't do my workout as soon as I wake up in the morning it ain't going to happen You know life gets in the way I have a daughter who's going to be two in September. I have a wife who works. I mean we have. We all have family obligations. We all have professional obligations. And for me I needed to make the decision that I'm GONNA get up in the morning. I'm going to do my workout. Because if it's not a priority that I do the first thing and of the day is just not going to happen. and and commuting is a big part of it as well The the idea of spending a half an hour each way and a car is a really easy way to fall into this repetitive sedentary lifestyle. But if you get up in the morning and you get on your bike and you ride forty five minutes to work your opportunity opportunistically getting your workout in your making your your your health. Better your taking advantage of time you would spend going from one place to another So I to break down two things you need to be very opportunistic in the way you find time to train and you need you to make training a priority for me. That's first thing in the morning and from what you're saying you also commute to work some of the time all the time year round all all the time and and that's why I have so comedy bikes. I need the right tool for the job. I need my dry weather bike. Any my wet weather bike. Eddie my slushy weather bike and I think rick hit on that. If you're listening he alluded to the fact that it's a forty five minute commute or so. Yeah it's about ten eleven miles from my house to the office so if the goal is not to race but just to have some fitness if somebody did that or you just did that with twenty plus miles a day five days a week. You've already got a significant fitness level. Just doing that without doing additional early morning. Workouts or group rights. That's totally respectable trainload. I think if you're getting an hour and a half of exercise a day you were even three or four days a week. That's I mean a pretty serious amount of exercise and I would imagine also with a wife and a child. Then you get home. You've gotta work out got in. You've kind of decompressed. From whatever stresses of work and you walk in and you're ready to engage with that rather thinking okay. If I could just get the kid to bed I can hop on the trainer for two or three hours. Yeah but then you need to spend time. I need to spend time with my wife too. So hopping on the train after the baby goes to bed is is is not ideal for her. But you're right if you get the workout in during the commute then you're not worried about it When you get home for at the end of the day and out of curiosity is your? Does your wife bike also sewer she active also or are you kind of the unusual one no now. My wife is very active. She does not. She does not bike She's incredibly supportive of cycling and and and the lifestyle choices that I've made she is a swimmer. She played water polo in College And and so yeah. We have a very active family. I just interviewed somebody for moving to live who is a water polo player in college. Too and he told me a little bit at that as a crazy incredibly difficult sports or props to her her. Yeah so when we were we went to college together and At Penn State Baron and they were starting for the first time a women's water polo team and She had some friends who were doing it and they said okay you can swim. Why don't you come play water polo and it turns out that being able to swim well and playing water polo are not really the same thing? Yes so you've described how you make exercise and specifically cycling your case a priority but one of the things that you do in addition listen to that is you in essence. Try to bring other people into the sport and recognize that not. Everybody is active. You are the president of La Prima Brussel Company cycling team and you're also on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Bike Alliance. So I want to finish up with the bike alliance because I think that's important that can get more people involved. Even if they aren't competitive. How did you go from bike racer to a little bit better bike racer to say you know? I'm president of a cycling team for people who don't understand cycling what what President Tale to be on a cycling team what is entailed to be president so the way cycling in most places in the United States works is our governing body the body is USA cycling. It's the Olympic organizer for the sport of Cycling Like USA Tennis USA Golf USA cycling and and Being a member of a team is joining a sanctioned cycling a team that is sanctioned by USA cycling and there used to be e-eh requirement on USA cycling that each team had to put on a race and a few years ago they disbanded with that requirement. And what we saw was a very very significant drop in the number of raises available So a group of friends and I decided to start our own team and make an and this team would make promoting races a priority so we had opportunities to use fitness and train and have events it's locally for us to to compete in and that was really the impetus for starting bulletproof Espresso Company cycling team and for people who are not familiar with cycling cling teams. Typically they have sponsors helped pay for jerseys help or get help to pay for Organiz raises and in return they get advertising so cycling and coffee are very closely linked..
"espresso" Discussed on FitLabPGH
"Fit lab. PG H is back with another podcast interview remember. We are a podcast about movement where we interview. People Need Pittsburgh area who make movement priority whether they are business. Owners organizers is irs or people who have to have real jobs to pay the bills but still make an emphasis to be active in their life. As you've heard me say before we often get people oh by finding them on the Internet seeing what they post and social media or also they are recommended by other people in our guest. Today was recommended by an earlier. PODCAST guest Kelly call. Europe are and he is a cyclist. He is involved with making cycling a priority for people in Pittsburgh as well as a bike racer and and I believe this is the first time fit lab. Pittsburgh has done an interview in a law office. He was generous enough to invite US downtown. So there's a first for everything every coffee shop interview have you. We've done has been good and I hope that I can after today. Say that every law office interview has been good so we are with Rick Holdsworth his a cyclist he is an attorney he is is the president of La Prima Espresso Company by team and he also is on the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Bike Alliance so rick thanks for realizing that we had good things to say and coming down from your office and talking to us in the conference room built guy to be here. Thanks we always start out our fit loud. PG H interviews by asking taking. Are you a Pittsburgh native if so what kept you here. If you're not what brought you here I grew up about an hour north in Newcastle. And I've been in Pittsburgh for the the last ten years came down here for For School when I got my master's degree from Pitt before I went to law school and out of curiosity. Because I'm a academic Emma. Keep what did you get your masters degree in teaching English. Big Difference. Yeah I started off as a ninth grade English teacher and I know we interview people for fit lab Pittsburgh. You can kind of categorize them in two categories people who've been active all their life it is Kinda like that was just part of the family life. Mom and dad were active and people who kind of found it later in life maybe they went to college and experienced various things have college and said Oh I need to do something so in your case. Were you an athlete growing up. What did you you do growing up to to be active or did you not do that? I ran track and cross country in high school and ended up running track and cross country in college at Penn State. Barron up in Erie so I guess I fall into the active. All of your life category My Dad and brother are both physical therapist so movement and being active was was a big part of our family dynamic and eventually migrated to cycling. Which is where I do most of my movement now and on curious for people who always compete in sports in college I know running? You can do very well whether you're division one two three and people who are division too often to become professional runners. Did you ever at any point of time thinking I might want to try to do this professionally or do it become a an elite level marathoner or did you realize be either because of the talent because it was really really hard. That just wasn't something you were going to pursue. I thought about uh running at the next level in maybe tenth eleventh grade in high school But then I had a series of stress fractures running. I think what happened is my why couldn't handled high mileage so I just. I realized pretty early that I wasn't going to be an elite runner By any stretch of the magic nation. And that's probably why I ended up riding a bike. I know I had a friend WHO's or have a friend is a physical therapist. Who says this with the utmost respect those elite level runners who can put in that mileage our genetic freaks because they can withstand those forces? Oh Yeah I mean. I think it's all about being able to to for your by handle the training. Load right at it in any sport art. You can't handle the trainload you're not going to be elite and I'm also curious because it also. It seems like bike racers come from other backgrounds or maybe they. We started out as little kids like I've got a good friend who started out as a BMX writer and kind of progressed. On when he realized Oh I can go longer than thirty forty fifty seconds. What was it was it the stress fractures specifically that made you go and say I'm GonNa try a bike because running is pretty easy? You just need a pair of shoes. biking you can geek out with technology. Eighty and I know as Kelly told us in our interview with her she kind of told the story of her first bike race where she got lost in the wild West Virginia. So what was it that made you go you now. I'm not going to run anymore. Rather than reducing the running or maybe you still run but what made you go into the bike racing because you are they fairly high level not a professional level but a level higher than probably most people are harassed if they bike race. I was really reluctant to give up on my writing career even though I had no chance of being elite by by any stretch of imagination and I wanted to find a way to cross train as I was recovering from the stress fracture so I picked up a bike before the stress fractures when you were in high school or college. Did you pick up a bike or did you kind of laugh at people as you ran by. And they were biking it wasn't even it wasn't even that yeah. I mean growing up in rural western Pennsylvania riding a bicycle as as competitive or as a form of exercise. It just wasn't a thing I mean nobody did it. It wasn't even on our radar so you picked up a bike and there's a big difference between picking up a bike and kind of using it. Recreationally you're using his across trainer cross cross training and being or working your way up to a category two cyclists which for people who don't know is not a professional but it's somebody who's racing at a pretty high level. I know you and we're talking. Prior to recording that a cat too is pretty high up Depending on the part of the country the cats to the category maybe a little bit more competitive but whatever the level is is it means. You've gone through category five category for category three. And you're pretty good. So what was it that said took it. Was it the competitiveness of the cross country in the track and field and then the realization. Wow I can put more time in and actually not get hurt and I can see my Physical fitness and my aerobic capacity city improve. Or what was it when when I bought my first road bike was at a local shop in Hermitage Pennsylvania and the guy who sold it to me said you know you're going to start off by riding thirty forty minutes and then you're going to get you're going to become addicted to it and eventually you're going to wake up one day and say if I'm not doing a four hour ride today. There's something missing from my life and at the time I couldn't even imagine writing for four hours now as my wife will tell you I'll aww disappear for four hours on the regular basis So I it became an addiction A good in a good way and I'm type obey personality. I mean everything had be bigger better faster stronger the whole way through. I'm always curious with bike riders because I know the perfect number number of bikes is n plus one were is the number you currently have. How many bikes do you have? Currently seven I think that's the record I have said in the past. I believe when I was in Grad School I had as many as twelve in my apartment. So I'm down to four so it is an addiction. Twelve is a reasonable number. Four is not enough. I'm actually considering another what I would agree with you. I'm really glad my wife doesn't listen to podcasts. Because if she found out that I have seven bikes it would be a serious issue in our marriage. I do have a friend whose marriage Mary for many years and when he brings a new bike in he makes sure it's the same color the one of the other bike she has so she doesn't notice. I brought new bikes into the house. And she hasn't noticed for several weeks and that's not recommended because when she did find out it was a bigger problem than it would have been if if I would've been honest upfront and I think it's important for people who are maybe looking at this and looking for ideas to move Even though reckon I think the perfect numbers and plus one or two. You really only need one bike. I mean that gets you out and then as you get more as he termed in I think in a good way addicted you realize well. I have a road bike if I had a bike with little wider wider tires. Maybe I could do some mountain biking and there's some great mountain biking around here. Then you think well you know when the roads are muddy and sloppy and a little bit of icy a little bit. I see if I had a cyclocross cyclocross bike then I could ride on the road and I do those four hour rides which maybe I couldn't do off road because it's too muddy in the spring and in the next step and I'm kind of wondering on this is as you look at the trails in the winter and realize you know if I had a fat bike then I could maybe go off road even if there were three or four five inches of snow. So have you dropped down the fat bike rabbit the whole yet for off season training. I have a plus bike. A twenty-seven half of b three inch wide tires. I haven't gone the full-fat bike route yet but still compared compared to mountain bike. It's essentially that bike. Exactly exactly you're describing my thought process here and all my purchases curious Issa about when you decided to go from the Cross training obviously at some point you gave up on the running It's a lot more fun. People have said with Weiqing and I agree that if he even if you have an hour and a half or two hours you can get so far out compared to running and see a variety of things. What was the next step for deciding? I'M GONNA GONNA.
"espresso" Discussed on CROSS COUNTRY COFFEE ROADSHOW
"You will see nineteen fifties neon signs, classic diners and fifty style. Motels not to mention the breathtaking vistas in unparalleled sunsets. We stayed in a vintage fifty stem motel that was not only immaculate but an exact replica of that era, including a nineteen fifties, hairdryer and radio and. They loved their keys, wouldn't they skeleton keys. No, they oh, the old style motel keys that had the plastic and the key no electron IX the real deal. It was awesome. So as Linda mentioned we had three shops elva Kirke, New Mexico. This week will be both at Espresso pheno. And he looks as wrestle pheno was about the size of a large large closet. So interviewing was difficult. I did manage to get one interview there, but Linda got the majority with the owner the magazine mental floss says that Espresso pheno is one of the best coffee shops in all fifty states new manages the shop by himself. And he does it expertly according to Greg. It's his job to pub- personality from each bean. He doesn't get caught up in the total science like wait temperatures cetera. He understands the education behind. Fy, but still goes by feel it's more gestalt than science. Greg causes customers by name. And when we were there he knew every single person that walked through the door and their history. Now, it's close to closing time. And they're still a line. I had to stand back. Let him take care of his customers. Some the lines dropped within my ear shot while I was waiting for Greg.
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat & Cloud
"We'll give that to you. So that's a quick rundown on heat exchanger versus dual boiler. Now. Let's get in to the next crazy advancements in Espresso machine technology, ding. Okay. So now, we're back in time again. Now, we're in nineteen sixty one we're in Milan. Still Milan is the place to be now. This is going to be the time in birthplace of one of the most famous things ever in Espresso history that e sixty one group head or Nesta Valente of Famer develop this group head and the thing that made this really really special is he developed the first pump driven Espresso machine. So I we're brewing coffee with. Steam pressure, then we're moving into that piston and spring thing but not until now not until nineteen sixty one. Do we have a pump driven Espresso machine that can produce nine bars of pressure? And oh sidebar this machine was sexy. As fuck this machine is the quintessential classic Espresso machine. You can still get them today. And when I say, they're sexy. I really think they're sexy. There's so sexy that I entertain the idea of maybe I could build a dual boiler tight machine inside of an e sixty one casing to have that like front facing east sixty one vintage vibe, they just looked so good as a lot of stuff from the sixties does. Now, this is a heat exchanger machine. So you've got that single boiler with a heat exchanger running through it. And this machine was the top of the game. This was like the king of Espresso machines for many many years. Holding down the market until something ridiculous happened in nineteen seventy now in one thousand nine hundred seventy is company lumbers Oko crank it up and develop something that would forever change Espresso machines. And I realized I said that a few times, but all of these steps are really huge in evolution of what would be the modern Espresso machine going from that first steam powered Espresso machine to that spring piston lever that's a game changer that huge going from that spring pissing lever to using comp to deliver pressures. That's huge. And then what lovers Oko in nineteen seventy did they made the first jewel boiler Espresso machine, I Espresso machine to independent boilers one for steam and one for brewing Espresso, this was bananas. No one had done it before. No one even thought about it. Where did you come from? What's happening? The group that they built was called the GS group, which was the Grupo Sotero or saturated group what this had with the brew boiler is. It had the group head welded directly to the coffee boiler. And what this meant was at temperatures to -bility was going to be even better. It was already better because you've got the two independent groups that you could tune. But by mating that brew boiler directly to the group head and having water flow between them you've got a lot more temperature stability than than anything else that's been around. So if you see GS on like the three or if you're looking at the old vintage too tight machines. That's what the GS stands for. It's a saturated group group touro am I saying that right and a Taliban. I don't know all I know is that a nineteen seventy Llamas Oko, invented the dual boiler Espresso machine. Thank you very much. So now with this dual boiler technology were in the modern age of Espresso machine..
"espresso" Discussed on Not So Standard Deviations
"So. 'cause I'll drink the coffee on the way to work usually in file. Anyway, actually, I'm glad we're talking about this because this is like follow up actually. Way back when we talked about coffee in Melbourne. And so I actually have some important follow-up along those lines. Which is. Well, you know. So my birthday recently passed and for that special occasion, I got myself in Espresso machine. Oh, how's that going? It's going awesome. Actually just got one. Well, you know, I have a new appreciation for the job of the barista. It's hard. It seems like it's a lot of work is hard because you have to kind of know the coffee, and I think he'd be working shop where you like, you're just burning through coffee all the time. Then there's like there's no issue of like whether it's fresh or not, because it's like you probably used up an entire, like whatever. And then the next day you just open up a fresh and it's like you just going through it. But like if you're like at home and coffee's been sitting around for like two weeks that it's like it's like, it's not really clear what that the settings should be. So it's it's a bit of a. Yeah. So the funny thing is that we used to have like an Espresso machine which is like is totally consisted like foolproof right. Yeah, like the pod machines. Yeah. So I kinda feel guilty about the pods and kind of got a little bit tired of the cop. And he also they like you have no control over what coffee you get to use. Right? Yeah. So anyway, and then support it broke. And so I'm like, I've got no choice. I have to. Full honest wrestler, she, I thought about it. I have browse listing Sunday Times unless I was limping in San Francisco. Goodwill has like an EBay. I was like, oh, cool. I was checking out there is a really nice especially machine for sale..
"espresso" Discussed on Security Now
"It says coffee brewing is an art but the distributed intelligence of the web connected world transcends art thus there is a strong dark rich requirement or a protocol designed espresso lee espresso espresso lee for the brewing of coffee coffee is brewed using coffee pots networked coffee pots require a control protocol if they are to be controlled naturally so the hypertext coffee pot control protocol which you a bit exploring leo the rfc beautifully written twenty three twenty four dated april first nine ninety eight so what happened for seven hours yesterday many developers using n p m i'm not kidding the node j s package manager yes i use it yes yes we're received an error message error four eighteen i'm a teapot the trouble was seen by those teams operating behind a proxy that was a pending the port specify are colon four four three to the domain name on its way across the proxy out onto the public internet says is a ssl isn't it that's yeah but it was confusing the n p m registries servers which resulted in them returning an error four eighteen i'm a teapot dome declaration yep somewhere someone decided to return that error for unforeseen conditions at it actually did happen in the real world so yes i'm a teapot lives well past nineteen ninety eight so awesome okay so this is one of those where the press is hyperventilating and i meant to grab the fort bill headline from forbes because i saw that even forbes picked it up with a breathless you know oh my god a hundred million iot devices potentially exposed so and i'm sure you'll be talking about it tomorrow on this week in google with stacy's she's the iot goddess of the network so this is these z shave attack against z wave iot devices z wave is the protocol to technology which appears to be winning at it has about one hundred meter range so it's much greater range than bluetooth which is one of its advantages and they finally got security right the bad news is they didn't.
"espresso" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Menu
"2018. Mm. Here in London, ability or votes, Gus opens a pop up dedicated to Espresso, Mancini's cafe Belvedere in so her promises to push the boundaries off the caffeinated drinks Monaco's Kira better. She went to check out to which extent this claim is true and spoke to massing who took senior buttons route. The American Bar at the Savoy, and the 2017 worlds winner off the coffee in good spirits, competition and started by explaining the history of Espresso Mancini's which is not quite as long as you might think. Say matching like while time '80s '90s everyone was drinking book so much party going on here And so. And you know, it was a timer to cocktails were born in the cocktals especial basin while cover warm, There was a guy called Brazzville and thanks to this guy and expertise bartender. We can have a Nowadays what Martina resprisal Marty Nieto What guy Sprissler as being called the time. And basically he was working in that bar one night. Very busy. And he saying that one very famous model walked to the bar. She Saudi Votto He says, she said, Hey Barton, they gave me solving to wake me up and give me alive all night. So attic at the time. Because what I was big boom, He just took a bottle worker to libido of coffee leakier some sugar. And then he grew up fresh Espresso. You know we have coffee machines beyond the bar. Sometimes we are annoyed by them as a bargaining there because he really to have an older child to make coffee table to shut up inside shook it up bomb vodka espresso or a special Martini as we know nowadays was bored. It was widely spread around the not just Soho alone them around the world, and we are now sitting in a Soho in the air was born, and it's just amazing. Think about such a history and the Rican be part of this and create something you. It's amazing. I was just lucky enough to sit there amongst the class of them how to make very simple with such as reactive delicious serves sale, listeners are home. They're just finished a cooking dinner with some friends, and they want to impress that guests with a the perfect Espresso, Martina, could you maybe told them through how they might achieve that? I mean, that's a good question. Everyone after meal after dinner won't have a coffee. It's like a ritual having expressing in the end. I want some of the drink on and then why not to combining together. So of course, stabbed a good World Cup Belder such as sugar inside Keno know sweetener, maybe some coffee liquor. If you want. Nowadays we have on the markets coffee leakers which are not that sweet made in a natural way. For example, Mr Blak which were using today. So choose your coffee. Very sleep, You don't something very sweet or artificial, And then you have a good coffee as well. So perhaps Shiva coffee machine at home really think about what kind of beans using where they're coming from, where they were roasted. Think about each element and then use good-quality ice. Of course. He's Have a good ice not cheap melt the with the bat temperature. You'll never wanted to the his eyes. Shake it with love and passion. And seven the frozen glass put your grass. He's in the freezer, just serving in ice frozen glasses and always serve smile. What's next? This presser martini Are we looking at an evolution on not specific serve or are we going elsewhere? And are we starting to experiment with coffee and vodka and different ways in which we can implement the to absolute respect the history of a special martini I respect all the classic drinks, But I think the time change We living different culture, different century. Different fashion is changing every year so much. We need to change Espresso Martini as well. Need to change the future of coffee cocktails as well. You cannot get stuck in the past. And I think thanks to those. Even such today with Capela Belva there we can create a better future for coffee cocktails, and I think the way How Espresso Martin wolves every year and change It has so much potential. And I think we're on a great way. It's very important to think about each element and try to play around. Dawn don't get stuck in a pass in the same Railtrack's but tried to means having innovated to your guest. Because if you going to do the same things all the time, You're gonna get the same guest, but he will have someone who's new as a guess. If you're gonna take bring attention to the different audience, you need to come up with something different. That's why we created today special treasonous Martini. And we we tried some amazing different variations. We tried a a mix of the classic copy and tonic water with some bolt currents in ginger Ceregaza personal favor of mine by paying what probably call my arm more than anything. Maybe not just for its color. Hesitation was a beetroot flat. Why am I right? Yes, It sounds too crazy. Think about beach with as a as a classic food using in a sell out in a meals. I know we will be deeply blended, took over the Belva there and coffee. He's my sounds too crazy. But we challenge hourself self, and we wanna change perception of the way how drinks should looks like how they should tastes. Like. If you look at these drink is not brown. It's red. We using ingredients, which coming naturally from pollen origin, the plays or Belva There was born and we just simply went back to the roots, tried to source local ingredients. It is. I beetroot came up as a first. So easing fresh beat, reduce. We blended together. We the fresh rasberries as well, Very important Polish ingredients. The blended together, we live sugar at freshest, press in Boca shake it up. And that's it. The calories Read, the taste is something you never had in your life. And I think we changing something. We creating something different for the future. Where do you see the future of coffee based cocktails? I think people going to really care more about origin when it's coming from. I can see nowadays people really asking so many question about. Out where is what got coming from, how it's made, What kind of eyes using what kind of coffee using. I think thanks to the guest, very well educated guess, and fashionable guest The pushing the boundaries of bartending, a coffee cocktails, and they're really changing the future of it. So as much as we want and the guests and I think the coffee cocktail future going to be better. And we're gonna blame more with the origins with ingredients with flavors. By many, many more may be weird connection. No, maybe just beaten and raspberries by maybe something else. And I think the coffee cocoa futures very bright. But it's very important to be something right now at this moment. Amazing. And we have everything in front Spurs right now. Maybe you could guide our listeners through what makes us perfect beetroot front, Why would Belvedur Okay, absolute So we need to study the shaker. We need to open the good shaker. And then we need to add some ice side. As I said, fresh is very important, and then we're going to skip liberal or ingredients inside. So we start with, uh, with other beetroot and. Now, through McChord dealt Then he going to add leadoff freshly this result. And then Boca.
"espresso" Discussed on Coffee Podcast by Cat
"Here's another a cool thing cool things rebels skin sponsor the podcast i'm so happy i'm make carriers and they basically told us that we can do whatever we want if we don't need an ad role we don't have an ad role there's no commercial there's nothing that we need to read and that's trust in love basically they're just like hey you guys both have the brewer we do i have the espresso machine just talk about what they do and talk about feedback for those and i like i just want to say that it's been really nice to work with people like that yeah it's been pretty cool to just talk to their marketing people and their coffee people and they're like yeah we trust you we think this thing vibes you know that does make your own and i'm very very excited about that yeah because i am too because it makes effing delicious coffee it does make delicious coffee i'm just going to tell you all right now i go at the gold basket the mess gold basket that comes with it i do a nice up 45 second blue i do my brew monitor your option games i customize it fortyfive second bloom as hot as it gets visiting is two hundred eight degrees is that right it's a show i can't remember it might even go more june 11 wherever it is it's hotting alghoshoun almost boiling i want as hot as it goes and then 45 second bloom and i did slow because you get the option of how fast the pulses ours they're all about lowest low vardi yes slow boral's lobrutto and so far the coffee has for schurbon the best coffee ever at home it's a nice machine yeah it really is.