Sep 15, 2021
Back on Tour, New York on Sept 11 and more!
I'm back on tour! I've been getting a lot of questions about what it's like out here so I dive into that. Also, I had a day off Sept 11 in NYC on the 20th Anniversary of the attacks and I give you a break down of my day and more!
Jul 23, 2021
It's that time! The lake is calling, the campfire raging and kids needing things to do! In this quick wrap up I ask you what you are doing this summer, thank some sponsors and have a little chat. The podcast returns in Sept when I Brenton will actually be "On Tour" again!
Jul 09, 2021
Concerts are back! What does it all mean?
Live music is back! This means I'll actually be "On Tour" as per the title of this podcast. What does this mean for you the ticket holder? What does this mean for the artist? Are you excited to see live music again? What was your favourite show? All this and more in this week's episode!
Jun 30, 2021
B.C.'s Restart Plan (Phase 3), Soprano's Prequel Trailer, Back on Tour!
Jun 09, 2021
World Aeropress Champion and coffee roaster Tim Wendelboe returns to the show for an update on the coffee business, life in Oslo, Norway and what's next for his company?
Jun 02, 2021
Corinne Lea (Rio Theatre Vancouver)
Corinne Lea is Owner/Operator of Vancouver's storied Rio Theatre. After raising over Eight Million dollars during their "Save the Rio" campaign through the help of local fundraising and names like Kevin Smith and Ryan Reynolds, Corinne was able to plant her foot firmly into the Vancouver movie, music, and performance scene. Then, the Pandemic hit and threatened to destroy all the amazing work that was done and potentially close the theatre. How did Corinne and her team adjust? How competitive is the Movie Theatre business with Cineplex controlling the market? What's next or small theatres like the Rio and others? Plus, Corinne talks about her alter-ego "Shameless Lee" her Burlesque performer and what's next for that scene?
May 26, 2021
B.C.'s restart plan
Today the Province of British Columbia, Canada announced their restart plan for the rest of 2021. In this quick 10 min "Espresso Shot" I cover off the basics of the plan as well as give you my quick favourite's for coffee, region and brand!
May 13, 2021
Frank Sidoris (Guitarist w/ Slash ft Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators & Mammoth WVH)
Frank Sidoris (Slash/Mammoth WVH) returns to the podcast to chat coffee, balancing playing In two major rock bands, life since we last chatted and he plays the "Espresso Shot" game featuring his favourite coffee bean, places, and myths!
May 05, 2021
Karen Bliss (Canadian Correspondent - Billboard, Founder - Samaritan Mag)
Karen Bliss (Canadian Correspondent for Billboard/Founder of Samaritan Mag) makes her return to the show to talk coffee, music, life and more! How has life changed for one of music's busiest journalists? How has her coffee intake changed? Is BillC10 going to help or hinder how Canadians get their online content and what might be next for the concert world? All this plus Karen plays the "Espresso Shot" and challenges Brent to drink only instant coffee for a week? Is he in?
Apr 28, 2021
Jessica Castillo ( Coffee Dates with Jess Podcast)
Jessica Castillo (Coffee Dates with Jess Podcast) joins the show today to discuss her podcast that also explores coffee culture and the people within it. Also, Jess talks about her personal "Journey For Java" that started at just 10 years old, her training as a Barista and what she learned in the process, life in Las Vegas including her favourite spots for coffee and what's next for her and the podcast Including some breaking news!
Apr 21, 2021
John Guarnieri (Coffee and the Secret Service)
John Guarnieri (Spear Talk Podcast, Silver Spear Security, Former Secret Service Agent) joins me this week to discuss it all. John now spends his days protecting bands like Nickelback and Shinedown on tour while tasting coffee from around the world In the process. What are some of his favourites? What kind of coffee does Barack Obama drink? What's next for the world of rock? We break it all down this week on the Journey for Java Podcast.
Apr 14, 2021
Juan Bagnell (somegadgetguy.com)
Juan Bagnell (somegagdetguy.com) stops by this week to talk tech and coffee! How do these two things go together? Juan breaks down his personal Journey for Java with us, his favourite coffee to drink and gives us some great tech advise along the way. Also, we talk the demise of LG and their phone division, what kind of gear does Juan recommend in both coffee and electronics, he plays the "Espresso Shot" game and so much more!
Mar 31, 2021
Brent Fitz (Slash, Toque, Gene Simmons Band)
Brent Fitz (Slash, Toque, Gene Simmons) returns to the podcast to talk all things coffee! Touring around the world feeds Brent's coffee addiction and we discuss about some of his favourite coffee places and stories from around the world. Growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada how did Brent start his "Journey for Java" and who were the people that helped him find this universally loved drink? Plus, what's new in his world and how is he keeping sane during the current state of the world?
Mar 24, 2021
Ray Zahab ( Explorer, Ultra Distance Runner, Kapik1 Coffee)
Ray Zahab is a Canadian Explorer, Ultra Marathon distance runner, founder of the non-profit Impossible2Possible and Kapik1 Coffee! What does a World Explorer drink for coffee in the Arctic or Sahara desert? Ray Zahab made his own brand called Kapik1, takes it with him to share with his fellow adventurers and is here this week to talk all about how it all came to be. Also, we discuss the the regions he decided on for the brand, the best coffee to drink on top of the world in sub zero temperatures and more. Ray also breaks down his amazing charity Impossible2Possible and taking people on adventures all over the world.
Mar 17, 2021
Brian Wheat (Tesla)
Brian Wheat is the bassist and Co-Songwriter of the multiplatinum selling band TESLA. Brian stops by this week to talk about his brand new book, "Son of a Milkman" that details his life in the band, his upbringing, mental and physical health struggles, the sex drugs and rock and roll lifestyle and so much more! We discuss it all as well as: His current favourite artists? What are his true thoughts on the 90's grunge movement? How did his friendship with Jimmy Page and Joe Elliott start? How does the band write songs?
Mar 10, 2021
Sarah and David Ayres - One Year Later
What happens when you go to work thinking it's a regular day and then your life get's turned upside down? Well for Sarah Ayres and her husband David that's exactly what happened February 23, 2020. After getting an emergency call to play goal for the Caroline Hurricanes in Toronto against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs and then beating them, David and Sarah's life changed forever! International travel, talk shows, podcasts and countless appearances would be their life moving forward and then the pandemic hit changing the worlds plans including theirs. In this episode we discuss: The last year of the their life and the madness that was created? The Movie about their life being produced and by who? Their connection to the Kidney Foundation and how they are trying to raise awarnes through the #sixdegreechallenge What's next for them both?
Mar 03, 2021
Coffee Snobs & A**holes Part 2
In Part 2 of "Coffee Snobs and A**holes", I'm joined again by the Vancouver Coffee Snob, The Coffee Snobs Podcast from North Carolina and Darren "Danger" Grieve from News 1130 and the soon to be heard "That's Vancouver Podcast" to try and define what the difference is? We cover coffee myths, the amazing Siply coffee app, our favourite regions and the difference between Canadian and America coffee culture!
Feb 24, 2021
Coffee Snobs & A**holes Part 1
In Part 1 of "Coffee Snobs and A**holes", I'm joined by the Vancouver Coffee Snob, The Coffee Snobs Podcast from North Carolina and Darren "Danger" Grieve from News 1130 and the soon to be heard "That's Vancouver Podcast" to try and define what the difference is? You may ask yourself which category you fall into after listening or at the very least question why you are drinking bad coffee to begin with?
Feb 17, 2021
Will Wells - The Artery Community Roasters - Ottawa, Canada
The Artery Community Roasters are located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Today their founder Will Wells joins me to tell their amazing tale and hopefully inspire you along the way. Who are they? - The Artery Community Roasters, help people living with disabilities find worthwhile employment, and freshly roasted speciality coffee. - All the employees who are roasting and packaging their coffee, are people living with disabilities. - They produce some of the best specialty coffee around. Freshly roasted on innovative fluid bed roasters, and sell direct trade coffee that is sourced through their friends at Semilla Coffee, who are coffee advocates and small-scale importers who care. This allows them to operate with only 1 to 2 degrees of separation between us and the farmers who grow our delicious coffee. We talk about it all including how it all came together, their amazing employees and how to help their cause?
Feb 10, 2021
Veronika Galova - The "Coffee Queen" -Live from Oslo, Norway
Veronika Galova is a 5 time barista champion and head of marketing for Roest out of Oslo, Norway. Just before a Pandemic took over the world, the “Coffee Queen” took some time out of her busy schedule to sit down and talk about her Journey for Java and tells her story. We discuss how she became a world champion barista, her job as head of marketing for Roest in Oslo specializing in home coffee roasting, her personal coffee blog and page, what's next for coffee in Europe and beyond!
Feb 03, 2021
Jeremy Gursey: The real "Mocha Joe", Celebrity Barista, Cloud Roasting Innovator
Jan 26, 2021
Journey for Java Preview
Jan 20, 2021
Journey for Java - A Preview + Dark Roast Debunk!
Jan 07, 2021
The Journey for Java Begins!
Dec 18, 2020
Miki Agrawal and Radha Agrawal (Tushy/Thinx/Daybreaker)
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
Brenton on Tour Podcast Ep #51 - Thanks to YOU and YOU and even YOU!
Nov 11, 2020
Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace)
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 28, 2020