S2 EP4: Coffee Love: Our chat with Golden Bean winner Earnest Rawlins
On this episode of Tips Appreciated, we have Earnest Rawlins, a Golden Bean Winner and Founder/Owner of E’s World Coffee located in Alaska. Earnest shares how he got into coffee roasting after learning how to repair espresso machines and gives great tips and advice for beginners on making a great cup of coffee, including equipment recommendations!
He also shares his entrepreneurial journey in creating his coffee roasting company and what the coffee roasting community is like in Alaska. Then, he speaks on what it’s been like to do business online during the pandemic and the challenges he faces in expanding his physical locations for roasting.
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Connect with Earnest!
Visit the E’s World Coffee website: www.esworldcoffee.com
Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/esworldcoffee
Connect with him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Es-World-Coffee-519794771754745
[00:00 ] Intro
[01:17 ] About Earnest Rawlins + How he got into coffee roasting
[05:03 ] Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
[05:31 ] Starting and growing E’s World Coffee
[10:37 ] What it was like to find out he’s a Golden Bean Winner
[11:29 ] Expanding into selling at farmer’s markets + Dealing with burnout
[13:49 ] Winning Golden Bean again!
[14:47 ] The best way to make a good coffee blend
[15:35 ] Earnest’s current secret project
[16:34 ] Did you know? There are 6 ways to roast coffee beans!
[17:48 ] Our reactions to tasting E’s World Coffee
[18:44 ] Suggested coffee making equipment for beginners
[20:54 ] Tips for grinding coffee and pouring your kettle correctly
[26:54 ] Are you on a mission to win first place in Golden Bean? + His challenges with expansion
[31:32 ] The micro-roasting community in Alaska
[39:05 ] How his online coffee business is doing during the pandemic
[44:33 ] The story behind E’s World Coffee’s new merch
[49:44 ] How E’s World does shipping
[51:13 ] What to expect in the next episode with Earnest
[52:00 ] Do you remember the first time you ever had coffee?
[53:18 ] Outro