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Thanks for checking out the Nik Hawks Show, where my general mandate is to follow the pursuit of excellence. 

My background is in business, adventure, the military, athletic challenges, and working with world class athletes.

Those are all starting points for my guests, though not always.  I've talked to cryptographers, sleep scientists, authors, reporters, climbers, and adventurers.

All of them have useful insight for YOU, which is the reason I make the show public.  

Whether we're talking about cryptocurrency or rowing a boat across the Atlantic, my idea was to share the conversations I was having with radical people.  Lately I've been adding in my own thoughts in separate Nik-i-sodes.


I started this podcast in 2014, but it wasn't called The Nik Hawks Show. My wife Lee and I own the company Paleo Treats, so I called the show the Paleo Treats Podcast.

Over the course of 50+ episodes it became apparent that the podcast didn’t really have anything to do with Paleo. Sometime around episode 58, based on feedback from listeners and iTunes reviews, I decided to change the name to reflect what I was actually talking about.

That should catch you up to speed for now.  

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Nik Hawks

Sep 14, 2018

In this episode I interview Barb & Doug Garrott, owners of Orphan Espresso.  

B & D first attracted my interest when I went down the coffee rabbithole and discovered the importance of grinding coffee to A) the correct size and B) making sure ALL the grinds were the same size, and not having some large, some small.

Their Pharos has become a part of my morning coffee ritual, in large part because of the feel of the thing; it's like having a factory in your hand!

We talk about how they came into making hand grinders for coffee, what they did before that (I'll give you a hint: At one point they sold an Army dogsled on eBay, and on another job they were outbid for first crack at buying a theodolite), and the joyous peculiarities of their life, from not having anyone available to come out and fix their roof to why Doug was approached by many beautiful young women on their first trip to Taiwan.

Enjoy the show!