The stated goal of the series is to travel 5,000 miles throughout the Western United States, talk to coffee roasters and see just what the heck is going on with specialty coffee. Host Brandon Davenport, described as the Pancake Epidemic’s coffee specialist (do PR firms have those?) is also on a personal mission to drink 100 cups of coffee during the trip.
The series’ first video explores coffee in San Francisco, inauspiciously beginning and ending with coffees from Denny’s and McDonald’s, respectively. Davenport’s review of a fresh McDonald’s brew: “It’ll work.”