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Jun 22, 2022

In this episode, Motoyoshi interviews 2022 United States Cup Tasters Champion Julien Langevin (he/them) from Coffee By Design in Portland, Maine. Langevin goes on to compete in the World Cup Tasters Championship this week in...


Apr 6, 2022

Motoyoshi interviews Sonam Parikh of Mina's World in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sonam Parikh is the co-founder of Mina's World, a Philadelphia cafe with an innovative menu, a beautiful selection of local handmade goods, and thriving community ties.

Last year, Arielle Gordon wrote about Mina's World for Sprudge:


Mar 2, 2022

Umeko Motoyoshi interviews Neichelle Guidry, founder of Black Girl Black Coffee, an initiative to amplify the voices and stories of Black women through specialty coffee.


Jan 20, 2022

In this episode of A Better Table, host Umeko Motoyoshi interviews Glitter Cat Barista Director of Positive Outcomes Eric Grimm. "Glitter Cat is probably best known for their coffee competitions, which are accessible and free, created to spotlight marginalized, hospitality professionals, including BIPOC,...


Nov 16, 2021

In this episode of A Better Table, host Umeko Motoyoshi interviews Jackie Nguyen, founder of Cafe Cà Phê. Cafe Cà Phê is Kansas City’s first Vietnamese coffee shop serving coffee grown in Vietnam in a variety of innovative specialty drinks.

Before owning her own business, Nguyen got her start in show business....