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Steeped Coffee With Josh Wilbur

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In this episode, Kenneth sits down with Josh Wilbur of Steeped Coffee to discuss using a single-serving coffee bag and boiled water to make a great-tasting cup. Josh explains what inspired him to create this incredibly easy, convenient, and consistent way of brewing.

Josh and Kenneth also discuss the ethos behind Steeped Coffee and their work to support growers, roasters, and others working in the industry as well as the environment.


  • The coffee bags Steeped Coffee sells look very similar to a tea bag. They make it possible to brew great-tasting coffee in a cup or mug. 
  • Steeped Coffee has partnered with 500+ brands, to enable them to also sell their coffee in a brewing bag format.
  • Coffee bags are great for travelers. There is no need to pack any special equipment.
  • The bags are sealed into individual packaging using nitrous oxide to keep the oxygen out, which keeps it fresh.
  • The coffee blooms in the bag so you still get the crema on top.
  • Leaving the bag in for 5 or 6 mins extracts a different level of flavor, but if you leave it in longer the cup won't taste ruined or taste bitter.
  • Steeped coffee bags are very environmentally friendly compared to some other brewing methods.

‘It's specialty coffee brewed like tea, in a single-serve bag. ´
‘For water, you´ll need about 8 ounces.’
‘It gives you a really complex tasting experience.’


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At Umble Coffee, we only roast specialty-grade arabica coffee from around the world with cupping scores 84 and above. Don’t sabotage yourself in pursuing your goals - drink coffee that tastes better and is better for you. No crash, great taste, and better long-term health benefits. That’s Umble Coffee. 


Coffee 101 is an educational show on all things coffee.  Join Kenneth and Katie as they start with the most basic questions about coffee and build your knowledge from there.  If you love coffee, are curious about coffee, or you’re a business just looking for a resource to train your team, Coffee 101 is without question the show for you!

Season 1 is all about coffee’s journey from ‘seed to shelf’.
Season 2 is all about coffee’s journey from ‘shelf to sip’.

ABOUT THE HOST: Kenneth Thomas is also an instructor with Stanford Continuing Studies for an all-in-one coffee class.  He owns and is head roaster at Umble Coffee Co.  He and Umble Coffee have been consistently ranked one of the best specialty coffee roasters in the United States.  Kenneth is very passionate about coffee and coffee education.
ABOUT THE CO-HOST: Katie Thomas is Kenneth’s oldest daughter and brings an entertaining flair to the podcast.  She’s still learning about coffee and thus makes the perfect co-host.  She, like the listeners, would claim to be a ‘101-er’ - like you - coffee curious.  She’ll be the future of the coffee industry, and the future looks very bright!


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