May 18, 2022

033 - "Specialization" with Erik Barkley

033 -
Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge
Castro podcast player badge
RSS Feed podcast player badge

On this episode of the podcast, we go off our normal topics within BioTech and MedTech and discuss a topic that is near and dear to me; Coffee! I was joined by my friend Erik Barkley, Founder and Owner of Tugboat Coffee Roasters. Erik and I discuss:

- How Erik and I met a few years ago

- How he works with coffee farms around the globe

- The life of a coffee bean: growing, processing, roasting and brewing

- The roasting process

- What some of the grading, certifications mean around coffee, and how to buy coffee as a consumer

- Tips and Tricks for making the best drip, pour over, and espresso at home

- Coffee Roasters and Coffee Books he recommends


Erik Barkley is the Founder and Owner of Tugboat Coffee, a wholesale, specialty coffee roaster dedicated to creating profitable coffee service for our customers through low overhead and focused services.