Everyone loves to eat out, and we're no exception! So we're off to dine and drink with a variety of food and beverage companies from around the state. Many of Georgia's food service businesses are small, like coffee shops that keep customers alert in both busy cities and college towns, or treat shops that freeze up delicious Popsicles® for one of our southern summer days. But some companies are bigger - much, much bigger! And the maker of a certain iconic cola drink is exactly that. Good luck asking about the secret recipe. Even we couldn't get it out of them!
Jittery Joe's is a rapidly growing coffee chain based in Athens, and we get to explore their world via the fast-growing field of food science. We interview Roaster Master Charlie Mustard and learn the intricacies of what goes into making a great cup of “joe." It turns out there’s a lot of math and science behind it. So Teachable Moments focus on where coffee is grown, how huge this industry really is, and exactly how caffeine affects the body.
The “secret” to what makes the King of Pops pops so delicious isn’t actually a secret at all, as you’ll see in this episode. But the folks at this Atlanta-based company do put a lot of love into making their delicious treats. The owners themselves will give you the backstory of how King of Pops came to be, and why they have “fans” instead of customers. And if you’re looking for a career that utilizes social media, these folks have that covered too!
If you’ve got an idea for the next great flavor of Coca-Cola but don’t know what to do with it, we’ve got you covered. We visit the world headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company in downtown Atlanta and talk with a few of their nearly 100,000 employees about what it takes to be one of the most recognized brands on the planet. As it turns out, those high school chemistry classes might come in handy.