When we record PhotoActive, Kirk is at the end of his day in the U.K. and Jeff has just begun in Seattle, which means we both start off with steaming mugs of our favorite caffeinated beverages. For a change, we thought we’d make this the tea and coffee episode, essential ingredients for any photographer.
- Jeff Carlson: website, Jeff's photos, Jeff on Instagram, Jeff on Glass
- Kirk McElhearn: website, Kirk on Instagram, Kirk on Glass
YESPLZ coffee subscription
Creama.co coffee subscription
Jeff’s Coffee Gear:
- Acaia Black Pearl scale, ~$250
- Cosori Pour Over, $30
- La Pavoni Europiccolo, $1000
- OXO Brew Gooseneck Kettle, $100
- Rancilio Rocky grinder, $440
00:01:40 Coffee and tea's importance in photography.
00:03:49 Tea: a delicious beverage that enhances experiences.
00:07:30 College student finds love in caffeine-infused coffee.
00:12:53 Espresso in Italy and ritual of coffee.
00:15:45 Types of tea: white, yellow, green, oolong, black.
00:20:16 First flush harvest of Darjeeling tea.
00:24:40 Tea: A daily ritual with segmented breaks.
00:26:33 Instant coffee has improved in taste.
00:30:52 Bad matcha, learn to make it. Expensive or insipid if not done right.
00:35:29 Try different teas, don't be scared.
00:38:11 Chinese jasmine tea: hint of jasmine, good. Bad: bitter, visible flowers. Earl Grey: interesting, bergamot. Flavored teas: like cheap wine, added fruits.
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