Paleo Treats Podcast
About This Show
This podcast is created by Paleo Treats and was started to develop the connection between following the Paleo diet and the pursuit of excellence. Interviews with folks you wouldn't normally hear as well as commentary from a (semi) Paleo perspective. Paleo Treats is a small company dedicated to making Paleo friendly cookies, desserts, and other delectables. Our business goals are (in order), add quality/beauty/joy to the world, have tons of fun, and make money. This podcast is one of many expressions of those ideas.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 49: Chahan Yeretzian, the Coffee Chemist
"The more we understand, the more rational we are and the more courageous we can be." In this conversation with Prof. Dr. Chahan Yeretzian, a Syrian born Armenian physical chemist based out Switzerland, we dive deep into where the arenas of science, academia, industry, culture, and coffee meet. From the advice he gives his students to why undergrads can't make good enough coffee, to the religion of freshness, this is a fascinating dive into a different world. The elements of quality, the translation between measurements and sensory experience, the way that coffee is a cross cultural experience; all these and more are part of Chahan's world. What will you hear if you listen in? I'm going to try something new, and just include the notes I typed down while editing. Please comment if these are useful, or email me if you'd rather I do your thinking for you. Notes from a convo with Chahan: Plenty of mysteries to solve in coffee. “At the base, good coffee is a sensory experience.” Sensory profiling vs Q grading . What he likes (intensity, strong body, aroma), very taken with smells. “One element of quality is consistency.” A big field is predicting specific sensory attributes based on objective measurements. “Fresh had become a religion, but not an understanding.” The problem is that a lot of people still serve horrible coffee in the industry. Practical and hands on experience that comes from work in industry vs academia. “You go into Origin countries and you’re learning cultures [based] around your product, coffee. “Coffee is a peace building product, a trust building event.” Soluble or instant coffee, Sudden Coffee.
Rated 5 out of
Great information and entertaining delivery
These guys bring in very good, knowledgeable, and engaging guests. It also helps that the comfortable use of 4-letter words puts some spice into the podcasts.
Date published: 2014-04-02