Caffeine & Green

Caffeine & Green

Caffeine & Green is more than a podcast. It's a look into many different worlds of the guests that sit down each week. Hosted by Head Coffee Roaster Cano Cardenas, join him as he sits down with his friends, and professionals, from all different walks of life. Discussing topics ranging from the specialty coffee industry, Skateboarding, Art, Hip-Hop, Beer, Chefs, anything you can think of, the people will have their opportunity to shine when they sit down for a chat with Cano.

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December 31, 2021 111 min

It's that time of year again! This year I had three of my favorite people join me to bring 2021 to a close. I had Zero Skateboards Team manager, Kurt Hodge. Tumyeto Everything, Dimetrus Collins, and one of best friends Raul Lopez a.k.a Ray Ray. Enjoy! 

Happy New Year! 

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Tyler Herrera is the Owner, roaster, and creative mind behind the brand Tired Eyes. He just closed his first brick & mortar shop in downtown San Diego. We discussed his next chapter, and the future of Tired Eyes as whole. We also got into his resilience in overcoming a life changing injury that almost left him without a foot. Enjoy!

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December 9, 2021 56 min

Luis Medina is an up and coming amateur MMA fighter from      San Diego, CA. With his last two victories in Epic Fighting, he now has a shot at the State Championship Belt and, the 155lb belt for Epic Fighting. He will be fighting Anthony Desilva for the belts February 18th, 2022. Enjoy! 

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December 3, 2021 91 min

Cass Alviz came on the show to discuss her pursuit of her Master's degree in Kinesiology, and her project in discovering the perfect bio-mechanics to throw a Muay Thai roundhouse kick. Equipped with today's technology, she is able to analyze multiple fighters knee extension, dropping of their hips, and center of gravity. This was a good one, Enjoy! 

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November 29, 2021 99 min

Jackie Medvetz is an aspiring coffee professional, who just returned from a Barista training school in Colombia. We Also discussed her undeniable passion to learn and to keep adapting. This was truly a fun conversation with an old friend. Enjoy!

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November 18, 2021 80 min

Anthony is the current 155 lb champion for Epic Fighting, and the State Champion of California. This young man has created quite the buzz in the mma community, as one of the up and coming prospects. We discussed his last couple fights, who is he looking to fight next, and his goals for his fight career. 

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November 10, 2021 82 min

Jason Stewart is the Founder of Epic Fighting, California's premiere amateur MMA promotion. We discussed his passion behind starting the promotion 11 years ago, his life growing up in Virginia Beach, and his entrepreneurial spirit. This was definitely a very inspirational podcast, enjoy! 

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October 20, 2021 149 min

Yan Yanez is co-owner and founder of Flor and Seed, a small batch roasting company based here in San Diego. They are currently in the process of opening their first brick and mortar, and working in the local farmer's markets here in San Diego. He currently showcases micro lot coffee's from Mexico and he details his journey in coffee over the last twenty years. Enjoy!

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October 13, 2021 123 min

Matt Prior is the owner & roaster of Ghost Roast. He is an established coffee roaster, poker player, and rock climber. This conversation ranged from his start and passion for coffee, to his travels playing poker, rock climbing, and his thoughts about about life & death. It was truly something else. Enjoy! 

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October 6, 2021 135 min

G is the owner of the experiment that he calls Longplay.Hifi. It is a studio space off Imperial Ave in San Diego, CA. It is an amazing space that showcases a music, coffee, and private ticketed events featuring food and an experience. This conversation was so fun and in depth to who G is and what he hopes to bring to the table with Longplay.Hifi. Enjoy!

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September 29, 2021 99 min

Christian Siglin is a part owner of a local restaurant/bar, Fernside, in San Diego, CA. We discussed how Fernside came to fruition, his history in the food & beverage industry, and how they managed to remain successful during the challenging times that covid presented. This was a super fun conversation. Enjoy! 

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The ladies have returned! My good friends Sophie & Sirisimran have returned to the show to discuss our upcoming event for the San Diego Coffee Network tomorrow night Tuesday, September 14th at Public Square coffee in La Mesa, CA. This dynamic duo has organized the event called, What's the Smell? A sensory event for all coffee lover's and everyone who would love to come! We discussed how the event works, what to expect a...

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September 7, 2021 98 min

Brynn Blackstone has returned to C&G. This time we are saying I'll see you later, and not goodbye. She is moving to the bay area to pursue a new path in consulting and working at a Michelin Star restaurant. As she has been such a big part of Caffeine & GREEN over the last year, it was only right to have her come thru to bless the mic one more time. Good Luck Brynn! Enjoy!

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August 31, 2021 120 min

Harvey Castellano is the MMA match maker for Epic Fighting, a local fight promotion here in San Diego. We sat down and talked about the process that goes into setting up fights, building rapport with fighters and fight camps. We also discussed being on the show, "Why we fight" hosted by Bellator's Cat Zingano on ESPN+. This was an incredible conversation with a brotha from anotha. Enjoy! 

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August 17, 2021 79 min

Dj Brelje is the owner of Mae Knives. He is a black smith/blade smith. However you want to phrase it, he makes amazing knives with beautiful, and very creative custom handles. He was also a contestant on Forged in Fire, a series on the History Channel. Enjoy!

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August 10, 2021 83 min

This week's guest is a new crew of homies from Oceanside, CA, ATB. ATB is group of friends made up of my friends Brandon Cortez, Bobby Long, Chinto Alvarez, and ATB Dave. They filmed, edited, and are featured in their first video Dogspit. It is a very creative video with amazing skateboarding, original music, and wonderful editing. Enjoy! 

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August 3, 2021 82 min

JT Rhoades is a photographer for the last 17 years with photos run in Thrasher magazine, Transworld skateboarding, and numerous others. He is also a professional traveler. We discussed growing up in Oceanside, CA, learning how to shoot photos, and some of his craziest journey's around the world. Enjoy! 

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July 27, 2021 143 min

Essence Mcconnell is the co-founder of the Nonprofit organization Essence of Earth. She is an advocate for cleaning up not only the local beach's but, her local communities and as far north as the central coast. We discussed what pushed her to start the nonprofit, and how far she has come in the last couple years. If she already wasn't awesome enough, we discussed her M-F job, where she works with children with autism. Enjo...

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Elliott Reinecke is the owner and creator of Steady State roasting in Carlsbad, CA. He is also part owner of the California roasting collective in San Marcos, CA. Elliot is not just a business owner of one of the most successful coffee companies in San Diego, he is an award winning coffee roaster, and a professional cyclist. A man of many trades, he does not take himself too seriously, and he will be the first one to tell you that ...

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July 12, 2021 135 min

Will is the owner of Scrimshaw coffee & Field Trip coffee roasters. He is truly an ambitious and driven individual with an amazing story, and mindset full of determination. This conversation covered the start of Scrimshaw, how he pivoted during the pandemic and kept his cafe alive, and why he decided to start his own coffee roasting business. This was truly an amazing conversation that I enjoyed thoroughly!

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