Despite the seemingly non-stop activity surrounding this year’s United States Barista Championship in Portland, I had the pleasure of sitting down to discuss the competition and what it means to be a barista judge with Internet radio producer Kyle O’Brien of Small Plate Radio.

Cafe Cafe is a new series for Small Plate Radio that discusses topics of interest within the coffee industry. You can listen and download episodes directly from the Cafe Cafe website or on iTunes.

Podcast Interview with Andrew Hetzel (12 minutes)

Listen to the entire Cafe Cafe episode (45 minutes, includes Guests: Cam Kellett, Lava Java; Andrew Hetzel, CafeMakers, Subjects: US Barista Championships, Direct Trade coffees in Guatemala