Coffee Explorer Podcast

The COFFEE EXPLORER podcast will guide you through the World of Coffee.
Host Jen Stone (Licensed Coffee Quality Grader & founder of Ciel Coffee) shares her expertise and passion for coffee, including interviews with coffee experts & coffee lovers, the journey of coffee and people, resources and insights plus equipment recommendations and reviews.

Recent Episodes

Talk about Coffee Talk...

Aug. 4, 2021

with Dr. Andrea Wojnicki. Andrea is a Communication Expert and in this episode she breaks down how cafes and the conversation within can be used to make us more effective communicators!

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JLD: Coffee on FIRE

July 12, 2021

No, no, we didn't set the roaster on fire. Join John Lee Dumas as we IGNITE the coffee conversation with a no-fail game plan from his latest book.

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Break out the Mixer! Frappes and Freddos in Greece

July 5, 2021

Travel to Greece with my friend Artemis Gavriilidou as she schools us in Greek Coffee Culture! Artemis shares with us how this delightful summer elixir was created in the most pragmatic way The difference between frappe and …

Cold Coffee Stack!

June 21, 2021

Our Summertime Celebration of All things Cold Coffee! Episode 1: Chilled with Elemental Snapchiller and Ryan McDonnell Episode 6: The Contenders: Cold Brewed vs. Iced Coffee with Cheyenne Lentz of Baked Brewed Beautiful E…

Seth Godin - Episode 2

June 2, 2021

Buckle up! We trek through Panama, Taiwan and Tibet... sniffing and listening carefully, since Seth doesn't drink coffee.

Guest: Seth Godin

Seth Godin: Makes Coffee

May 17, 2021

So, maybe you don't HAVE to drink coffee to be in the Cafe Society...

Guest: Seth Godin

The Coffee Course: Intro

May 17, 2021

Hear about Jen's mini Coffee Course. Visit to sign up!

Guest: Jen Stone

Resource: French Press - the Gateway to Brewing Better

May 5, 2021

The French influence on brewing! We break down the method for making a perfect French Press Coffee. A wonderful way to share coffee! Extracts flavorful oils resulting in a viscous and heavy brewed cup.

About the Host

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Jen Stone, Coffee Specialist, Licensed Quality Grader

Host, Licensed Quality Grader

I want to hear about the first coffee that blew your mind...for me, I was studying abroad, seated at a tiny café in Puebla, Mexico, when a cup of coffee changed my life. Time briefly slowed as I took in the richly layered taste of that cup, observing the energy, community and vivid conversation, all centered around a common love of coffee. At that moment, I realized that in some way, coffee would be an important part of my future and altered the path of my life.

From here, I journeyed to the plazas of southern Spain, where I became a student of café culture, in preparation for bringing the authentic experience to America. By 1997 I was the owner of a café in the U.S. The coffee I was sourcing from a regional roaster was the best to be found, but I knew I could do better. By the following year, I had purchased a coffee roaster and my first bag of unroasted green coffee beans, embarking on a lifelong quest. In the 17 years since, I have traveled across countries and continents in search of the most extraordinary coffees, innovative producers and complex flavors.

What began as an attempt to satisfy my own desire for superior coffee, soon became a mission to share the ultimate coffee experience, as I realized other sophisticated coffee lovers were seeking the same qualities I had discovered. With the Coffee Explorer Podcast and Ciel Coffee, I am exploring cultures and expanding palates, focusing all my efforts on delivering to every person who tastes a cup of Café Privé Sélect their own life-changing coffee moment.

Jennifer A. Stone, founder of Ciel Café Privé Sélect, is a Licensed Quality Grader by the Coffee Quality Institute as well as an internationally recognized coffee cupper and judge for the Cup of Excellence.