In this webinar 4 of the scientists behind the surprising findings in the research project "Acids in brewed coffees: Chemical composition and sensory threshold" present and discuss the results with CoffeeMind's community.
As they discuss the the findings and answers questions from the community.
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Since 2014 we have been skeptical about the inclusion of teaching, training, and testing coffee professional in individual organic acids. This episode is the story behind how we explored this question and clarified the issue in a scientific project proving this irrelevance in sensory education systems.
As a consultant and trainer, I’m constantly confronted with the concept of Rate of Rise as a superior reference point for improving roast profiles. With our scientific background and strong commitment to only use concepts that are explicitly helpful for coffee roasters to create successful products for customers we have to speak up about the misleading nature of how Rate of Rise often is obsessed by by students all over the world. It is the single most discussed concept that I have to handle during all my courses and dismantle in my students minds before we can get to the userful concepts that actually makes a difference in their lives and are actionable from a business strategic perspective. The content of this blogpost is the result of discussion this with hundreds and hundreds of students and clients so I think it is relevant and useful to make a separate blogpost about it even though it was also dealt with from many different angles in our podcast series about Coffee Science. It will show you how our thoughts are not just ‘our opinion’ but deeply embedded in the scientific tradition all the way back to Plato and through the centuries of refinement and improvement of scientific thinking! Where the science podcast series was structured from the point of view of science this article is a good example of how science can be used practically on a single technical subject that has caused quite a lot of confusion. This article is a condensation of the approach I have when the subject of Rate of Rise is discussed during courses and consultancy sessions. To save time and get this subject over with before these sessions we will systematically refer students and clients to this podcast before the event.
In this episode we are starting a new episode series about a special kind of CoffeePreneurs which is inventors of new roasting equipment. Even though that particular field is extremely technical and involves a lot of industrial-type thinking it is clear that people succeeding with this is as passionate as any green coffee producer, importer, roaster, barista and consumer!
I met with Jonas at Frederiksberg in Copenhagen to sit down and have a chat about his life, early days of making the prototype of the machine as well as the technicalities that makes this roaster special. Also we talked about general coffee roasting theory as well as what can be expected from their upcoming launch of the AiO.
In this episode I'm talking to no other than Peter Giuliano who is the Executive Director at Coffee Science Foundation which is an organization planning, organizing and executing research projects in coffee with relevance to SCA's resarch strategy.
I was quite involve in both the education and research part of the SCAE and SCAA merger in 2016 but I lost a bit connection to it all in the chaos. Reconnecting with Peter was such a blast for me in this episode and the dialogue with him was a great inspiration and a comment to our Coffee Science podcast series. Even though I had high expectations for the level of the conversation it really exceeded what I expected and I hope everybody with an interest in Sensory Methodology will find this inspiring and clarifying as well as giving a direction for future research, education and standards for sensory evaluation and education in the global coffee community.
In this episode we get Wender Bredies feedback on the CoffeeScience Methodology podcast episode series. Wender is the supervisor of our Industrial PhD project with Ida Steen as executing scientist and we are really honoured to have Wender as a daily guide all things sensory science! I'm so excited to be able to share Wenders deep thinking and wast experience and knowledge with our audience. Wender is such an amazing person both as a sciencetist, scientific entrepreneur, organiser and community caregiver which I hope is obvious throughout this podcast episode. Enjoy :-)
Today I had the pleasure to talk to Tim about the Coffee Science methodology podcast series. I have known Tim since 2004 and we have met often over many years at different events and coffee projects and the integrity of his mind and the drived business is a continous inspiration from a coffee quality, business, project/vision management and scientific perspective. Hopefully you find inspiration in how we talk about current state of affairs in the business, education systems and scientific approaches to coffee and how we see this into the future.
If you want to learn more about Tim I think his Podcast is a great way to go:
And obviously his website: https://timwendelboe.no/
And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timwendelboe/
In this podcast episode Andrew Tolley comments on the
Coffee Science methodology podcast series and offers his perspective on science and education in the coffee community
Episode also available with video on: https://youtu.be/U1S0bSbfHdw
Andrew's profile on Knowledge Hub: https://coffeeknowledgehub.com/en/member/5f0ed078ed8093314d29794c
Samo Smrke is a well know scientist and educator in the specialty coffee business and in this episode he offers his perspective on coffee science and education and gives feedback on the coffee science methodology podcast series.
This episode is also available with video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3PCDbFH_GLQ
Some calculations that shows the fundamental problems of using the SCA Cupping Form as an objective parameter estimate of 'quality'.
The term 'Subjectivity' is actually a bit problem when it comes to describing sensory methodology but it can be solved.
In this episode we will look deeper at Bayesianism which is the direction in research design handling the problem of verification and falsification is a really elegant model using probability theory. I'm explaining it using the example of a green coffee experiment.
In this episode I zoom in on Empiricism and Critical Rationalism which I consider the most useful foundation for the concept 'objectivity'
In this episode Occam's razor is introduced which is an important foundation for a good theory and examples of where this is not applied correctly is explained
In this episode we will go all the way back to Plato to discuss what a good theory looks like if it is to serve a community and not mislead
This is the first episode of a series going through theory of science and research design to support the global coffee community with solid ground when building theories and practices for education, product development and quality control. This is a pretty long and deep series of podcast and only the most patient and eager listener will stay through it all and reap the fruits of their patience. We will provide some very specific guidelines and also be completely honest when going through all the theories in roasting and sensory education that we find both wrong and misleading.
The Midway Temperature Point has been spreading as a concept the last couple of years and as far as I know I came up with the concept (as I mention it is so simple that it might have been 'invented' by others without me knowing it) for a specific purpose and I see it used outside this purpose which I think is misleading. This podcast sheds light of where I think the concept came from and how it is sometimes slightly misunderstood (if my understanding is correct).
In the podcast I refer to this video 17 min in: https://youtu.be/xE296OquIZ0?t=1030
Ida Steen, who created CoffeeMind's Flavour wheel, is interviewed by Morten Münchow about the creation process and how it CoffeeMind's flavour wheel differs from the other coffee flavour wheels out there.
CoffeeMind's unique approach to education and research and how to combine the two is perfectly illustrated by the creation process Ida has been through to create the new wheel
(also available on youtube with video)
In this first episode Morten Münchow fleshes out CoffeeMind's concept of CoffeePreneuship by explaining how he got into the coffee business as an entrepreneur.
Future episodes will be hands on and techical so this first episode sets the tone for working across purpose (why) and content (what) of a coffee startup and how the company identity and technicalities of the business are integrated.