Episode #38: Tradition Coffee Roasters CEO & Firefighter Brian Burik Shares How Caffeine Supplementation Improves Physical Performance


Could this be the BEST performance supplement?

Coffee and caffeine, both considerably enhance endurance athletes' performance. The degree to which caffeine enhances your ability to endure physical exertion may be influenced by genetic diversity. Similar to how a great pair of running shoes can help you improve your running time, a decent supplement, can have a BIG impact on your training and how quickly or slowly you attain your goals. Listen to Coach Mark Burik and his big brother Brian Burik in today's episode. Check this out!



  • 00:31 - Introduction
  • 09:15 - Do you think that your inability to follow rules early on created a leader out of you?
  • 21:53 - What if I hate the taste of coffee? Is it something that I should still try to invest in?
  • 29:56 - What coffees should I be choosing to get the maximum amount of caffeine?
  • 47:12 - Are there any coffees that we should watch out for that are adding chemicals that you don't get pure caffeine?
  • 01:05:36 - What was the scariest part about making that change from firefighter to coffee roaster?

Head Coach Mark Burik has been coaching sports for 16 years and has over a decade of playing and coaching experience in volleyball. Burik has been a mainstay on the AVP Tour and also competes regularly on the FIVB World Tour. Recognized as one of the top beach volleyball players in the country, he has numerous championships under his belt and has won the legendary Pottstown Rumble three times. He has been a part of the Gold Medal Squared staff, which promotes a system of teaching designed by national team coaches.

Brandon started playing volleyball in Chester, Virginia when he was 16 years old for his high school volleyball team. As a senior, Brandon was named Virginia State Player of the Year and has been a coach for more than 10 years. He found success in the National Volleyball League as high as third and also took home the “Most Improved” award in 2016.

Before roasting coffee in Hawai'i, Brian Burik was a Fire Fighter in New York City. After 21 years of service, he retired from the FDNY as a Lieutenant. He worked in many different firehouses and he loved that although every firehouse was unique with its own personality, they all began each tour with the exact same tradition: sipping a cup of coffee together at the kitchen table.

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