From drinking supermarket Nescafe to the buzz of making espressos for his hero Rene Redzepi every morning (and basically being the Noma chef’s personal barista), Corie Sutherland has certainly had an unexpected career.
In this podcast, he tells his story of living in Japan, getting into ‘specialty coffee’ (a term he’s wary of using) and how he started Edition Coffee Roasters with his brother Daniel Jackson. The cafe’s scene-shaking mix of Japanese and Nordic influences has made it an award-winning standout – and unlike anything else you’ll experience in Sydney.
Corie also talks about the next-level things he’s witnessed at coffee championships (contestants really push the boundaries of what you can do with caffeine), how Redzepi and Noma honestly reshaped his life, plus what it’s like meeting your culinary heroes. Also worth mentioning: the astounding amount someone was willing to pay for his reservation at the booked-out Noma Australia.
We also chat about what it was like to eat at Noma Australia (I still feel permanently awe-struck, weeks later) and how dining there is about more than just walking away with a full appetite.
And we wind up with what’s next for Edition Coffee Roasters and where Corie likes to eat and drink in Sydney.
You can listen to this episode on iTunes or download it via RSS or directly. And thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word about this podcast or snuck an ultra-kind review in the iTunes store – particularly James Scarcebrook of The Vincast podcast. It makes the sleep-deprived editing sessions worth it.