PBS & Pulling Espresso

PBS & Pulling Espresso

Welcome to another episode of "The Insomnia Project," the podcast that helps you relax and unwind. In today's episode, titled "PBS & Pulling Espresso," your hosts Marco Timpano and Amanda Barker dive into a variety of topics suggested by their engaged audience. 

To kick things off, Marco and Amanda discuss their recent Instagram post that caught the attention of their listeners. They share some of the intriguing topic ideas received, including a deep dive into what makes cafes and coffee shops great. Be sure to check out their Patreon page at www.patreon.com/theinsomniaproject to support the show and access exclusive content.

The conversation takes an unexpected turn as they delve into PBS and their fundraising efforts. Amanda shares her excitement about seeing Bernadette Peters on PBS, but soon realizes this particular event is specific to Florida. The hosts playfully reference iconic personalities like David Hasselhoff, Michael Landon, and Lorne Greene.

Amanda playfully scolds Marco for attending concerts without her, highlighting the unforgettable Loretta Lynne concert. Marco, in his usual charming way, mixes up names, mistaking Garth Brooks for Vince Gill and Trish Yearwood for Amy Grant. They then segue into discussing their mutual admiration for the beloved Carol Burnett.

The focus shifts back to Marco's passion for coffee houses and what he believes makes them exceptional. He explains the difference between a single pull and a double pull, demystifying the process of pulling coffee. The hosts also educate listeners about the coffee handle, correctly known as the "Portafilter."

Next, Marco enlightens the audience about the significance of the "crema" in espresso and clarifies the distinctions between a cappuccino and a latte. Delving further into coffee culture, Marco shares his personal preferences, revealing when he enjoys a cappuccino, a latte, an espresso, and an espresso corretto.

To wrap up the episode, Marco and Amanda discuss their favourite cafes and coffee places from around the world. They reminisce about the aromatic Turkish cafes, the charming Cafe du Paris in Monaco, the delightful Oakwood espresso in Toronto, and the cozy Angel Falls Coffee in Akron, Ohio.

Join Marco and Amanda on this caffeine-infused adventure, and let their soothing voices guide you into a state of relaxation. Get ready to discover the allure of coffee houses and indulge in some delightful banter on "The Insomnia Project."

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