The Exchange by Olam Specialty Coffee

Insider insights for the earnest coffee roaster. The Exchange is a podcast presented by Olam Specialty Coffee, hosted by Mark Inman and Todd Mackey, and directed by Mike Ferguson. Season 1 wrapped up with our "Scary Defects" episode at the end of October. Season 2 will kick off in May 2019. In the meantime, keep an eye out for "Extra Shot" episodes full of more insight and fun outtakes from season 1.

Mark Inman

Mark Inman

Director of North America Sales, Olam Specialty Coffee

Todd Mackey

Todd Mackey

Training Manager, Olam Specialty Coffee

Listen to Season 1

  • Episode 1: The Coffee Roaster & Green Buying

    June 28, 2018

    In episode one, Mark and Todd talk about discipline and best practices around buying green coffee. Rob Stephen drops by (uninvited) to talk about contracts that are "subject to approval of sample."

    Episode 2: The Coffee Roaster & Coffee Blending Part 1

    July 12, 2018

    In the first of two episodes on coffee blending, Mark Inman and Todd Mackey talk about the reasons, good and bad, for creating coffee blends."

  • Episode 3: The Coffee Roaster & Coffee Blending Part 2

    July 26, 2018

    In Episode 3 of The Exchange, presented by Olam Specialty Coffee, Mark Inman and Todd Mackey continue their conversation on coffee blending theory."

    Episode 4: The Coffee Roaster & Marketing Part 1

    August 06, 2018

    In Part one of two episodes on sales and marketing, Mark and Todd talk about the branding niche, and, of course, Mark's age."

  • Episode 5: The Coffee Roaster & Marketing Part 2

    August 23, 2018

    Episode 5 is the second of two episodes on sales and marketing. Remember you can email Mark and Todd with questions or to arrange having them taste your coffee and talk about it on the show at TheExchange@olamnet.com."

    Episode 6: The Coffee Roaster & Cupping Part 1

    September 03, 2018

    In episode 6, the first of 2 episodes on QA/QC and cupping for coffee roasters, Mark and Todd get into the nuts and bolts of cupping for roasters."

  • Episode 7: The Coffee Roaster & Cupping Part 2

    September 20, 2018

    In episode 7, the second of 2 episodes on QA/QC and cupping for coffee roasters, Mark and Todd talk about the language of cupping for roasters and more on creating a cupping space."

    Episode 8: The Coffee Roaster & Green Coffee Terminology Part 1

    September 21, 2018

    In Episode 8, Mark and Todd spin the "Green Coffee Lingo Wheel" and define nine green coffee terms with characteristic humor, valuable insights, and a surprising lack of reference to Mark's age."

  • Episode 9: The Coffee Roaster & Green Coffee Terminology Part 2

    October 16, 2018

    In Episode 9, Mark and Todd spin the "Green Coffee Lingo Wheel" and define another nine green coffee terms with characteristic humor, valuable insights, and a surprise ending where Todd fails to know a term."

    Episode 10: The Coffee Roaster & Scary Defects

    October 31, 2018

    In this Halloween episode, our final episode of season one, Mark and Todd talk about a few scary defects that occur in coffee and a few scary movies too."

  • Episode 11: The Coffee Roaster & Mentors

    November 21, 2018

    Technically this is episode 11 but season one has been over for a few weeks so this is a bonus episode about mentors... in the spirit of Thanksgiving.