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272 : Coffee for Dummies w/ Major Cohen: How we talk about coffee, relay information about coffee, and represent coffee to our customers and consumers in general, not only determines their attitude toward coffee but will literally shape the coffee industry. Often we get bogged down with...

272 : Coffee for Dummies w/ Major Cohen: How we talk about coffee, relay information about coffee, and represent coffee to our customers and consumers in general, not only determines their attitude toward coffee but will literally shape the coffee industry. Often we get bogged down with...

FromKeys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional


272 : Coffee for Dummies w/ Major Cohen: How we talk about coffee, relay information about coffee, and represent coffee to our customers and consumers in general, not only determines their attitude toward coffee but will literally shape the coffee industry. Often we get bogged down with...

FromKeys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional

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53 minutes
Released:
Mar 23, 2021
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Podcast Episode

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How we talk about coffee, relay information about coffee, and represent coffee to our customers and consumers in general, not only determines their attitude toward coffee but will literally shape the coffee industry. Often we get bogged down with details, side tracked with minutia, and overwhelm people in our bid to show them how precious coffee is to us. What is needed is a distilled and approachable treatment of the industry the opens up opportunities to more learning. That is what today's guest has accomplished through his new book Coffee for Dummies. I am thrilled to welcome back to the show, Major Cohen! Major Cohen is a coffee lover who has enjoyed a dream realized. After being a teacher of photography and film at the high school level for 20 years, his second career brought his passion for teaching and passion for coffee into alignment and he worked as a coffee educator for more than 25 years for Starbucks. His work for Starbucks began in 1995 when, as a Barista, he leveraged his passion and curiosity for coffee and business and after 8 years in operations in 5 roles was invited to move to the Seattle headquarters and join the coffee team. In the next 17 years he had the opportunity to be part of some of Starbucks most innovative efforts, and during his final 7 years traveled extensively in Asia as a coffee educator and brand ambassador. Although recently retired from Starbucks, Major is continuing his involvement with education in his role as an Authorized Specialty Coffee Association trainer, AST, and has written his first book, Coffee for Dummies. In today's conversation with Major we get to hear the story of how this book came to be, what went into deciding its content and we dive deep into discussion about communicating with consumers about the drink we all love!  We cover: Connecting past and present day industry Creating impactful and simple content Distilling the topics The danger of making coffee too precious What makes information valuable Opening doors to further learning How we can effectively communicate with customers Links: Buy the book here!  Wiley  Link to Starbucks video: https://coffeeexperiences.starbucks.com   Related Episodes: 127 : Passion and Curiosity: A conversation w/ Starbucks Global Sr. Project Manager, Major Cohen 242 : A Conversation with James Hoffmann 198 : The Evolution of the Coffee Shop w/ Prof. Jonathan Morris 215 : Communication and Marketing Master Class w/ Spencer M. Ross, PH.D.     The BEST in commercial coffee equipment! www.prima-coffee.com/keys   Want the best plant based beverage for your coffee drinks? www.pacificfoodservice.com  
Released:
Mar 23, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode