Kami McCallie will tell you when you've crossed the line
Anything you can do I can do bleeding.
Kami McCallie is a quality control specialist for Palace Coffee in Amarillo, Texas. She shares with us her experiences with sexism in a small, conservative town, how customers have crossed the line, and how she keeps her head above water.
Lisa Knisely gives you everyday feminist theory for the home
Jasper and Ashley issue important apologies and calculate the exact number of periods they've had behind the bar. SUPPORT YOUR BLEEDING BARISTAS BY PROVIDING TAMPONS AND PAINKILLERS!
MINI EPI - The Cold Brew Theory
Lisa Knisely saw all the problems in our field before anyone else saw them. An instructor of Food, Social Identity and Justice at the Portland Underground Graduate School, Lisa wrote a poignant article in 2013 about how male dominated barista competitions are for Bitch Magazine, and she's here to talk to us about care labor, the masculinization of expertise, and how our social identity influences our understanding of gender and race in the cafe.
The Oppression Olympics!
In this episode, we reflect on some recent Twitter drama and talk about how to SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO PEOPLE. We recognize the efforts of some GDAMN heroes and try to ask the question, 'Why do people get so upset when they listen to another person share their experiences?' We introduce the cold brew theory: when you take an issue of gender/race/marginalization and replace the issue with the word cold brew and suddenly everyone gives a shit. Also, we get real vulnerable.
US Barista Competition 2017 Recap
Jasper and Ashley talk internet trolls, the power of Slack, the race to the bottom people play when they feel they are being called out, and the things you never say when you debate discrimination. HERE'S A QUICK LIST: 'my penis,' 'dear,' 'sweetie,' 'well, I have a daughter SOOO...'
Barista Competition. It happened. And we talk with Becky Reeves of BARISTA and WINCC about the things we saw--coaching, expensive coffees, and a lack of diversity AGAIN. We ask questions about what our champions should do and what we hope to see from the competitions committee in the future.
Tymika Lawrence is back so LISTEN UP
Alright sweaties, we know we've been behind. BUT WE'RE IN SEATTLE! We'll be at USBC and SCA Global Expo rocking pins and stickers, microphones on and ready to roll. In this mini episode, we update you on some projects and ask you: how do you deal with non-sensical arguments? ie: "not all men," or "we have to appease our allies," etc...SEND US EMAILS OR TWEETS! @boss_barista or firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then enjoy this outtake.
Tymika Lawrence and why it's not just about microlots
Couldn't get enough of Tymika? US EITHER! So here's part two of her amazing interview with us! SEND US YOUR COMMENTS!
We have a favor to ask...
Tymika Lawrence of Genuine Origin sits down with us in this two part episode. Part one is about microlots, self-care, and the emotional labor of being an advocate. SO MUCH MORE COMING NEXT WEEK
Don't pretend like you don't have privilege!
We're taking this week off to work on some future episodes, but we have some favors to ask you pleaseeeeeee?!? WE HAVE PINS! Check out our partnership with WINCC at www.gofundme.com/support-boss-barista-wincc and please record and email us your stories about competition and the power of effective leaders--are you a leader, do you know of one, do you wish you had a better one? WE WANNA HEAR IT!
We host a show about identity in coffee, so we thought it appropriate to confront our own privileges in the coffee community. We occupy a lot of different identities, and try to be as honest and upfront as we can. Sure, we're both women, but we also have a lot of things that give us an unfair advantage in a lot of ways, and we try to tackle our privileges one by one.
Leticia Ramos Pollock - Part 2
Ever had someone ask to touch your hair at work? Sometimes people doubt the racism and sexism we experience at work and in our lives, and Briana Walker of Reveille Coffee in San Francisco shares some of her experiences. We talk about managing a cafe, self-care, and the importance of storytelling and being vulnerable.
Leticia Ramos Pollock
We finish up our talk with Leticia Ramos-Pollock of Panther Coffee. More on leadership, building a business, and trusting your intuition.
Austin Qualifying Event Recap #rosewater
Leticia Ramos-Pollock is the owner and co-founder of Panther Coffee in Miami, Florida. She talks about age discrimination, her responsibilities as a leader, and the qualities that make a great manager. Oh, and there's wine because duh.
A quick update after the Austin Qualifying Event. Tables are too tall, POWER, and wtf where were the timers? GET AT US email@example.com
Ellan Kline is a roaster for Ritual Coffee in San Francisco. In this episode, we talk to her about issues of trans visibility, the differences between gender and sexuality, and why there are more trans-men in coffee than trans-women.
How We Feminist.
When being assertive is seen as bossy or rude or out of control. We talk about sexist hiring practices, how internalized sexism and racism still affects us, and how to be 'ambitichous.' Share your stories on how you were ambitchous with us plz.
A podcast hosted by Jasper Wilde and Ashley Rodriguez. In this episode, we outline our goals, define our mission, and cross our fingers and hope you'll listen!