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Secret Tech Sauce Podcast - A Podcast With Ben Martinez

Your one stop show for all things technology related to - recruiting, hustle, sports, music, talent, business, art, philosophy, entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing (basically good things for the soul). Hosted by Ben Martinez & you can follow him on Twitter @benmartinezj - Let's go!
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Jun 12, 2017

Zach Daggett packed his bags from Arkansas and went to Jalapa, Guatemala to start a specialty coffee shop, La Fabrica. Four years later they have a flourishing business doing small batch coffee roasting, barista training and offering wholesale coffee.

 

Prior to starting La Fabrica, Zach received his formal barista training through Anacafe (National Association of Coffee Producers in Guatemala), coffee contributor for perfectdailygrind.com and still does import/export work with various different coffee brokers. Enjoy this episode as we cover the following...

 

Agenda:

  • Ben/Zach find common ground with ties to Arkansas.
  • Zach talks about his morning freshly brewed cup of Pacamara coffee and why it is special - hmm.
  • Zach talks how he first started drinking coffee in college.
  • Zach tells you how a coffee cherry fruit tastes.
  • Zach talks the importance of freshly roasted coffee.
  • Zach gives advice for starting a coffee company.
  • Over and Out.

 

Links:

Website - http://www.lafabrica.coffee/buy/

Zach on Insta - https://www.instagram.com/zdaggett/

Facebook - La Fabrica on Facebook

 

Sponsor: www.sumatocoffee.com

May 26, 2017

Ben Martinez shares what he is been up to and why you should care if you care about coffee. Ben has been focusing all his time and energy into reimagining coffee in the workplace. In 1952, the phrase "coffee break" came about from a massive ad campaign targeted for workers to take a moment & get their "caffeine jolt" BUT nobody focused on the quality of the coffee in the workplace. In the coming weeks, Ben and his team of coffee slingers are launching Sumato Coffee Co. - Their purpose is to reimagine coffee in the workplace.

 

Ben shares insight on what fresh coffee is, the benefits and the industry of “third wave coffee”. Enjoy the show.

 

Links:

Website - www.sumatocoffee.com

Instagram - Sumato Coffee Co. on Insta

Facebook - Sumato Coffee Co. on Facebook

Twitter - Sumato Coffee Co. on Twitter

Mar 3, 2017

I had the opportunity to meet live at Publik Coffee Roasters with comedian, Steve Soelberg . Steve is a comedian centered on making his audience laugh. He prepares his material without the worry of being politically correct and believes that comedy is the last form of “free speech”.

 

Being alone on stage with the goal of making hundreds of people laugh and connect with you requires personal power and Steve gets this power with a deep-rooted believe in himself. If you do not believe in yourself, then nobody will. Steve has performed all over America and knows that he needs to believe he is the best before he can think anyone else will think he is the best comedian.  

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • The type of hot beverage Steve and I are sipping – Coffee from the small country of Burundi for Ben & tea for Steve
  • Steve’s background and how he got into comedy
  • The power of believing in yourself
  • Comedy – The last true form of free speech
  • Comedy is not for the thin skinned or politically correct
  • Indie – Comedy. What is it and how does it relate to other comedy
  • Being “funny” or being “famous” in comedy. There is a difference
  • Getting fired from a job – turning lemons into lemonade
  • Top comedians Steve picks as mentors
  • The importance of making more mistakes
  • Coffee’s for closers – Episode over

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.

 

Links:

Steve’s website

Steve on YouTube  

Steve on Instagram


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Feb 22, 2017

With all the attention of start-ups going in the big cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York City - Colleen Jenkins has found her niche in St. Louis with PluggedIn.

She has created a customized technology platform as a service as a software. During her days leading Talent Acquisition for the VC firm, Cultivation Capital, she realized that early stage start ups do not have the time or help finding top talent. Thus, she took her entrepreneur skills to work and started PluggedIn.

Entrepreneurship is nothing new to Colleen. In May 2014, she founded and launched CoderGirl, an all-women’s coding meet-up and training program and even started a music company way back in the day called, Coma Gun Music. The point is she has hustle and can ball with the best of them.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Insight into coffee styles and how techies are using coffee
  • Colleen’s background - St. Louis style from high school to graduate school
  • Technology for the productivity minded- Slack to Google docs to SLC, Utah based - Lucid Software
  • Product CEO vs. Sales CEO
  • The importance of mentors and who Colleen goes to for advice
  • Reading and music - important for anyone who wants to live wisely
  • Colleen’s days in her 20s living in a treehouse with her roommate and a monkey
  • Coffee's for closers - episode over. Check PluggedIn - For your start-up.

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.


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Jan 29, 2017

We are a few weeks into the New Year and I submit to say you have already failed at your resolution. 41% of Americans make resolutions. Only 9% succeed in making the resolutions and 42% never succeed at their resolutions. These statistics do not mean we should avoid thinking about how to be better.

 

Resolutions fade away over the year because of our attitudes. Every day we have a choice of what our attitude will be, not just the start of a new year. No matter how little sleep you get the night before, your attitude will carry you through the day and attract the people and work you do.

In this episode you will learn:

  • An approach that is better than New Year's Resolutions.
  • Reflection upon my past resolutions since 2013 and how they have helped my life.
  • Insights into my new podcast logo
  • Peak under the covers about my coffee roast profile
  • And much, much more…

 

Without further ado, please listen to this episode.


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