Our Coffee Up! Podcast is a monthly podcast made by our wholesale team here at Market Lane Coffee.
A podcast for our growing community of like-minded businesses who want to serve delicious, sustainable and ethically sourced coffees.
Kenya is a region known for producing some of the most vibrant, complex, highly prized, and highly-priced coffees. In this episode, Christian catches up with Aislinn Cullen from Melbourne Coffee Merchants (our sister company and sourcing partners). Aislinn talks about her experiences visiting Kenya, how we buy coffee, and some of the challenges facing Kenya’s coffee industry as housing developments on the outskirts of Nairobi are pushing coffee production further to the west.
Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and a staple on our menu at Market Lane throughout the year. In this episode Tyson catches up with Market Lane’s Head of Quality Control, Toshi Ishiwata, to talk about his favourite coffee producing origin. Together they discuss why Toshi loves Brazil so much, his experiences travelling there, and the people we work with on the ground.
Ethiopia is widely recognised as the birthplace of coffee and have some of the most elegant and nuanced coffees in the world. In this episode Tyson catches up with Jason, one of the founders of Market Lane, to learn about the significance that coffee plays in Ethiopia’s history and culture, how we source coffee there, and more about his recent travels to this very special origin.
Colombia is the worlds third-largest growing nation. Unlike other large scale coffee growing regions, though, most of Colombia's coffee is produced by small scale land holders who may typically own only 1 - 3 hectares. In today's podcast, Christian chats with Market Lane's Cofounder Jason to talk about who we work with and how we buy coffee in Colombia. Jason also touches on why these coffees often reflect such incredible value, but also why we need to prepare ourselves for the inevitability of paying more for these coffees in the years to come.
Coffee was originally brought to Guatemala as a purely ornamental plant. Today Guatemala is the tenth largest coffee growing country in the world; prized for its distinct microclimates and incredibly complex and floral coffees. In today's episode, Tyson sits down with Fleur, the founder of Melbourne Coffee Merchants and one of the founders of Market Lane Coffee, to chat about Guatemala’s eight coffee growing regions, the role that Anacafe plays in supporting quality in the country, and the meticulous care that our partner producers take there.