Podcasts! I love ‘em. You love ‘em. We’ve created an entire network devoted to the exploration of coffee and coffee adjacencies via the format. But what about podcasts for speakers of a language other than English? For Spanish speakers there is Jueves de Paches, a new podcast exploring the worlds of coffee, music, and the intersection of the two.
Releasing their first episode earlier this year in July, Jueves de Paches is the product of Guatemalan musician Ishto Juevez and coffee professionals Frosty Girón of Coffea Guate in Guatemala and Bea Macías of Café Estelar in Guadalajara, Mexico. Over the course of the roughly one-hour episodes, the hosts will talk with fellow coffee professionals and musicians across Latin America to find the “parallel between the professions of music and coffee,” per Macías. With nine episodes already released, Juevez, Girón, and Macías have already had on their show individuals representing the two worlds from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.
The hosts take turns in the roles of expert and apprentice, with Jueves “[representing] the public that doesn't know about coffee [in] interviews [with] the coffee guest” and Girón and Macías taking the role of “the public that doesn't know about music [in the musician interviews].” Thus far, coffee topics have included the birth of different varieties, history, and processing methods.
New episodes of Jueves de Paches are slated to be released monthly, every second Thursday. New and archived episodes can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Buzzsprout, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, and Deezer. For more information, visit Jueves de Paches’s Instagram.