Cover image of Coffee Sprudgecast
(95)
Arts
Business
Food

Coffee Sprudgecast

Updated 13 days ago

Arts
Business
Food
Read more

Sprudge Co-Founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen explore the exciting world of specialty coffee in this weekly podcast.

Read more

Sprudge Co-Founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen explore the exciting world of specialty coffee in this weekly podcast.

iTunes Ratings

95 Ratings
Average Ratings
65
26
0
1
3

10/10

By MorganEckroth - Dec 12 2018
Read more
Definitely a great listen for people in the coffee industry or people just interested in coffee!

Super smart

By Yaboi222 - Aug 30 2018
Read more
Big fan of Jordan and Zachary. Many cool guests and just telling it as it is.

iTunes Ratings

95 Ratings
Average Ratings
65
26
0
1
3

10/10

By MorganEckroth - Dec 12 2018
Read more
Definitely a great listen for people in the coffee industry or people just interested in coffee!

Super smart

By Yaboi222 - Aug 30 2018
Read more
Big fan of Jordan and Zachary. Many cool guests and just telling it as it is.
Cover image of Coffee Sprudgecast

Coffee Sprudgecast

Latest release on May 18, 2020

Read more

Sprudge Co-Founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen explore the exciting world of specialty coffee in this weekly podcast.

Rank #1: To Whom This May Concern

Podcast cover
Read more

"To Whom This May Concern" is a show about the mystery surrounding Daniel G, the prolific letter writer who has contacted over one hundred coffee roasters across the country to complain about stale coffee. Who is Daniel G? How long have they been writing these letters? How many coffee roasters have been contacted? 

We'll attempt to answer these questions on TWTMC.

Aug 04 2018

8mins

Play

Rank #2: Episode 020: The One In Paris

Podcast cover
Read more

Over a little bistro table on the back wall of Fontaine we transformed this cafe into a salon, interviewing some of the most influencers in Paris coffee today. They included Antoine Netien, co-owner and master roaster at Coutume Café, the enormously influential Parisian coffee roasting brand now with locations in Tokyo and Osaka; Mihaela Iordache, a Romanian classical guitar prodigy who gave it all up to follow her ardent love of coffee, and is now the head roaster at Belleville; Nicolas Piégay, whose KB Coffeeshop in Pigalle was among the first to serve good coffee in the French capital; and David Nigel Flynn, an American expat in the grand Parisian tradition whose influence has helped transform coffee in France, and who today co-owns Belleville Brûlerie and La Fontaine de Belleville.

Jul 18 2016

1hr 14mins

Play

Rank #3: Episode 078: The One About Thoughtful Cafe Design

Podcast cover
Read more

This episode was recorded at Crush the Rush 2 at Linea Caffe's new roasting space in San Francisco, California. During the event's slate of learning sessions, Sprudge produced a panel Thoughtful Cafe Design moderated by multiple-Sprudgie Award-winning Umeko Motoyoshi and featured guests Alice Wong (Disability Visibility) and Nabeel Silmi (Grand Coffee). Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Hario, Odeko, Ikawa, Urnex, and Swiss Water Decaf. Special thanks to La Marzocco.

Aug 02 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Rank #4: To Whom This May Concern - First Contact

Podcast cover
Read more

In the third installment of To Whom This May Concern we make contact.

Jan 11 2019

13mins

Play

Rank #5: Episode 056: The One During Portland Smoke Season

Podcast cover
Read more

Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman spill the beans on a few things roasting in the background at the House of Sprudge. Robyn Brems brings us up to speed on a couple of three news things.

We talk about the thrill of the builds in 2018. By that we mean the Build-Outs of Summer, now in its sixth year. Build-outs we bring up in the podcast include:

Either/Or in Portland, Oregon

Pavement Coffee in Boston, Mass.

We also chat about Royal Coffee’s Coffee Trivia Night.

This episode is brought to you by Swiss Water, Hario, and Urnex.

Aug 17 2018

20mins

Play

Rank #6: Sprudgecast SXSW Mini-sode 01 - Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Podcast cover
Read more

Hey Sprudgecast listeners! This is a very special series of mini-episodes from SXSW. This episode features Liz Turner of Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

For more about Sprudge + SXSW, visit http://sprudgelive.com.

Sprudge Media Network's SXSW coverage is made possible by Falcon Coffee.

Apr 05 2018

8mins

Play

Rank #7: Episode 068: The One About DRIP Zine

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode we interview Coffee People founder Kat Melheim and Amethyst Coffee’s Claudia Campero about their new print publication DRIP. DRIP is a submission-based publication that features writing and art "where we explore how we feel about our bodies, sex, gender, nudity, power, vulnerability, expression, and identity.” 

Buy a copy for $15 here: https://www.drip-zine.com

Feb 16 2019

22mins

Play

Rank #8: Episode 076: The One With Tim Wenzel of Stumptown Coffee

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, we interview Creative Director Tim Wenzel of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Wenzel has been with Stumptown for 18 years and wrote and directed Breaking The Crust, a musical short film celebrating skateboard culture. It also introduces the world to the Stumptown Coffee Skate Team.

We cover Wenzel's career as Stumptown's first barista competitor, resident collage maker, musician, and videoist. 

We discuss a few videos, linked below:

Breaking The Crust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62bkvgUOyng

Shabazz Is The Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPf91EPyijs

Coconut Cold Brew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_l61tjfDyY&t=6s

Iggy's New Therapist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSjnZlgztig

Jun 15 2019

24mins

Play

Rank #9: To Whom This May Concern - The Theories

Podcast cover
Read more

In the second installment of To Whom This May Concern, we explore the many theories swirling around the Daniel G mystery.

Sep 04 2018

9mins

Play

Rank #10: Episode 81: The One With Ezra Baker

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen interview Ezra Baker of Stumptown Coffee Roasters in New York City. This episode is sponsored by Odeko, Hario, and Urnex.

Nov 08 2019

30mins

Play

Rank #11: Episode 073: The One With The Founders of Baratza

Podcast cover
Read more

We interview Kyle Anderson and Kyra Kennedy, the founders of Baratza, in this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. Baratza is known the world over for their home coffee grinders and they celebrate their 20th anniversary this year.

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by OXO, Urnex, IKAWA, Hario, and Swiss Water Decaf.

Apr 12 2019

28mins

Play

Rank #12: Episode 82: The One With Dandy Anderson

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen interview Dandy Anderson of Stumptown Coffee Roasters in New York City. This episode is sponsored by Odeko, Hario, and Urnex.

Nov 26 2019

20mins

Play

Rank #13: Episode 052: The One Before London Coffee Festival

Podcast cover
Read more

In this special episode, we reflect on our time at SXSW, talk about the news of the day with Robyn Brems, and discuss the future at London Coffee Festival.

For more on all of these exciting things visit SprudgeLive.com.

Apr 06 2018

24mins

Play

Rank #14: Episode 051 - The One At SXSW

Podcast cover
Read more

Live interviews from SXSW with Brett Cannon of Department of Brewology, Rebekah Miskin of the new web series Night Owl, and Mokhtar Alkhanshali of Port Of Mokha.

Mar 23 2018

48mins

Play

Rank #15: Episode 83: The One With The 2019 Sprudgie Finalists

Podcast cover
Read more
Notable Roaster

This award honors a roaster doing exemplary work in 2019. This may include roasted coffee quality, the strength of e-commerce, cafe locations (if applicable) and all other facets of running a successful coffee roaster. This year’s nominees are:

Dune Coffee Roasters (Santa Barbara, California) Dear Green Coffee Roasters (Glasgow, Scotland) Mother Tongue Coffee Roasters (Oakland, California) Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, Arkansas) Hola Coffee (Madrid, ESP) YES PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, California) Market Lane (Melbourne, AUS) Ditta Artigianale (Florence, IT)

Vote here!

Notable Coffee Producer

This award honors outstanding work by a coffee producer at origin. This year’s nominees are:

Damian Chavez — Honduras Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia — Mexico (Mayan Harvest Coffee) La Palma y El Tucan — Colombia Long Miles Coffee Project — Burundi Tesfaye Bekele — Ethiopia (Suke Quto) Virgelina Perdomo — Colombia (Finca El Diamante) Don Fabio Caballero — Honduras (Finca San Francisco) Juan Peña — Ecuador (Hacienda La Papaya)

Vote here!

Best New Product

This award honors a new coffee product released for public use in the year 2019. This year’s nominees are:

AeroPress Go by AeroPress Carter Everywhere Mug by Fellow Products La Marzocco KB90 FrankOne Brewer Acaia Pearl S Sanremo Brave Wilfa Uniform Grinder Ember Mug²

Vote here!

Best Coffee Video/Film

This award honors an original coffee video or film released in the year 2019. This can include feature films, short films, promotional videos or social media clips. The nominees are:

James Hoffmann (YouTube) Chris Baca (YouTube) Seattle Coffee Gear (YouTube) “Baristas” (Rock Baijnauth) “Breaking The Crust” (Stumptown Coffee) “Wax & Gold” (Stumptown Coffee) “Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops” (National Geographic) “Coffee” from SHOP: A Pop Opera by Jack Stauber (Adult Swim)

Vote here!

Best Coffee Writing

This award celebrates the best coffee writing of the year. This year’s nominees are:

Umeko Motoyoshi, “The @WastingCoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee” Ashley Rodriguez, Boss Barista RJ Joseph, The Knockbox Brian Williams, Brian’s Coffee Spot Arielle Rebekah Gordon, Trans & Caffeinated Anonymous, Vancouver Coffee Snob Amanda Mull, “The Rise of Coffee Shaming” (The Atlantic) Jonathan Gagné, Coffee Ad Astra

Vote here!

Best Coffee Magazine

This award honors an outstanding coffee magazine or print publication release. This year’s nominees are:

25 Magazine (USA) Coffee People Zine (USA) Roast Magazine (USA) Solo Magazine (Spain) Standart (Slovakia) The Coffee Magazine (South Africa) Drift (USA) Revista Espresso (Brazil)

Vote here!

Best Social Media

This award honors outstanding work across social media platforms. This year’s nominees are:

@FellowProducts (Instagram) @getchusomegear (Instagram) @50percentarabica (Instagram) @dayglowcoffee (Instagram) @shitfrommykitchen (Instagram) @ditriech (Twitter) @wastingcoffee (Instagram) @nicely85 (Instagram)

Vote here!

Best Coffee Podcast

This award honors outstanding work in the podcast medium. This year’s nominees are:

Sourceress Cat & Cloud Boss Barista Keys to the Shop La Crema: Podcast de Cafe Craft Your Own Coffee Podcast Filter Stories The Specialty Coffee Association Podcast

Vote here!

Best Design/Packaging

This work honors notable design or packaging work in coffee. Nominees may include coffee products, coffee bags, coffee logo or graphic design work, or any other example of outstanding coffee design. This year’s nominees are:

Camber Coffee Artists Series (Bellingham, WA) Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark) Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany) Hard Beans Coffee Roasters (Opole, Poland) Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL) Joe Coffee (New York City, NY) Talormade Coffee (Oslo, Norway) YEZ PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, CA)

Vote here!

Best New Cafe

This award is presented to a cafe that has opened in 2019. This year’s nominees are:

Intelligentsia Coffee (Austin) Canary Coffee Bar (Milwaukee) The Coffee Movement (San Francisco) Formative Coffee (London) The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room (Oakland) Prototype Coffee (Vancouver, BC) Wrecking Ball Coffee (Berkeley, CA) Substance Cafe (Paris)

Vote here!

Sustainable Cafe

This award is presented to a cafe for prioritizing sustainable environmental stewardship. This can include zero waste practices, pursuing a reduced carbon footprint, and highlighting sustainable coffees and products. This year’s nominees are:

Oddly Correct — Kansas City, Missouri 3FE – Dublin, Ireland Isla Coffee — Berlin, Germany Bar Nine — Los Angeles, California Counter Culture Coffee Training Centers — United States Miss Margaret — Preston, Victoria, Australia Horizon Line Coffee — Des Moines, Iowa Crema Coffee — Nashville, Tennessee

Vote here!

Outstanding Achievement In The Field of Excellence

This award is presented each year to a remarkable coffee person, organization, cause, or entity that embodies coffee excellence. This is our most prestigious award. This year’s nominees are:

Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project Chris McAuley of Getchusomegear Coffee At Large Jooyeon Jeon, 2019 World Barista Champion Peter Giuliano of Coffee Science Foundation and SCA T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp Virginia Bauman of Cuties and Go Get Em Tiger Margaret Nyamumbo of Kahawa 1893

Vote here!

Dec 16 2019

15mins

Play

Rank #16: Sprudgecast SXSW Mini-sode 04 - Intelligentsia Coffee

Podcast cover
Read more

Hey Sprudgecast listeners! This is a very special series of mini-episodes from SXSW. This episode features Andy Atkinson of Intelligentsia Coffee.

For more about Sprudge + SXSW, visit http://sprudgelive.com.

Sprudge Media Network's SXSW coverage is made possible by Falcon Coffee.

Aug 24 2018

14mins

Play

Rank #17: Episode 067: The One About The Sprudge Twenty

Podcast cover
Read more

In the latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast we talk about The Sprudge TwentyPresented by Pacific Foods Barista Series, our brand-new initiative that celebrates influential voices and leaders in coffee. In the episode we interview Nathanael May, customer marketing manager of specialty coffee for Pacific Foods and friend of the podcast. Click here to listen to our very first interview with May on the 'cast back in April of 2016.

A few items discussed this week:

  • Why is the Sprudge Twenty important right now?
  • Why is alternative milk against the rules at barista competition?
  • Why don't cafes have more board games?

Check out The Coffee Sprudgecast on iTunes or download the episode hereThe Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by  Oxo, Urnex Brands, Hario, IKAWA Sample Roastersand Swiss Water Decaf

Sign up now as a subscriber to the Coffee Sprudgecast and never miss an episode. 

Listen, subscribe and review The Coffee Sprudgecast on iTunes.

Feb 08 2019

22mins

Play

Rank #18: Episode 062: The One In Denver Pt. 1

Podcast cover
Read more

On a very special edition of the Coffee Sprudgecast, we take you live to the event floor at the 2019 US Coffee Champs Qualifying Event in Denver, Colorado! There we join multimedia director Elizabeth Chai, who—in addition to helming our must-follow Instagram coverage of the event—taped a series of original interviews for this week’s episode of the podcast.

In this episode Chai talks to Blair Smith, a Brewers Cup competitor for Augie’s Coffee in California’s Inland Empire region. Smith placed 9th overall in the qualifying event, earning a bid to move on and compete at the 2019 US Coffee Championships national event next March in Boston.

Chai also sat down with Hana Kaneshige, a barista competitor and Regional Educator representing Counter Culture Coffee, a wholesale roaster hubbed in Durham, North Carolina and Emeryville, CA with satellite training centers nationwide. Kaneshige would also place ninth in the US Coffee Champs Barista Competition field, earning a coveted spot to move on and compete at nationals next year in Boston.

Dec 08 2018

30mins

Play

Rank #19: Episode 054: The One With Cory Andreen

Podcast cover
Read more

Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen talk to Cory Andreen of Motel Minibar in Berlin, Germany. 

This weekend Sprudge is organizing Coffee For Families, a nationwide fundraiser for Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). For more information and to learn how to get involved, visit http://sprudge.com/families

Thanks for listening!

The Coffee Sprudgecast is brought to you by Swiss Water Decaf, Urnex, and Hario.

Jun 22 2018

37mins

Play

Rank #20: Episode 074: The One In Boston Part 1

Podcast cover
Read more

Elizabeth Chai is back hosting a special series of World Coffee Championship themed episodes from the 2019 SCA Expo in Boston. In this episode, Chai interviews three World Brewers Cup competitors.

UK Brewers Cup Champion Lewis Maillard

Indonesia Brewers Cup Champion Muhammed Fakhri

Ireland Brewers Cup Champion Stephen Houston

All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe ImportsWilbur CurtisThird Wave WaterMinor Figures, and Mahlkönig.

In 2019 SprudgeLive is home to the Digital Roasters Village, because it takes a village to cover a barista competition. The Digital Roasters Village features Camber CoffeeVerve CoffeePartners CoffeeIntelligentsia CoffeeRishi TeaKickapoo CoffeeBlue Bottle CoffeeOnyx Coffee LabCreation CoffeeAmavida, and Equator Coffees without whom this work would not be possible.

Apr 24 2019

35mins

Play

Episode 089: The One With New Coffee Podcasts

Podcast cover
Read more

There's a new website in town: Sprudge Maps. Check out Sprudge Maps to discover cafes in your neighborhood and find out their latest operating hours and safety protocols. If you're a cafe owner, you can list your shop for free right now at http://sprudgemaps.com.

In this episode, Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman share sneak peeks of three new podcasts joining the Sprudge Podcast Network: No Free Refills, A Better Table, and Seed To Cup. Find out more at http://sprudge.com/podcasts.

This episode is brought to you by Pacific Foods Barista Series.

May 18 2020

25mins

Play

Episode 088: The One With Ever Meister

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen discuss coffee's response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

Michelman and Carlsen introduce the Sprudge Podcast Network with brand new shows A Better Table, Seed To Cup, and No Free Refills.

Carlsen interviews Ever Meister of Cafe Imports.

This episode supports http://fuelfrontlines.com.

Apr 17 2020

27mins

Play

Episode 087: The One With T. Benjamin Fischer

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Elizabeth Chai (@chaiamericano) interviews T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Bootcamps

This episode is sponsored by Liqui Group and Odeko.

Visit SprudgeLive.com for all of our competition coverage presented by Cafe Imports, Acaia, IKAWA, Pacific Barista Series, Bellwether, and Baratza

Feb 15 2020

25mins

Play

Episode 086: The One With Sam Spillman

Podcast cover
Read more

In this very special episode, correspondent Elizabeth Chai interviews top-ranking US Coffee Championships Nashville Qualifier Barista Competitor Sam Spillman of Dillanos Coffee Roasters.

Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2020 US Coffee Championships Nashville Qualifying Event is presented by Cafe Imports, Acaia, IKAWA, Pacific Barista Series, Bellwether, and Baratza

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Odeko.

Jan 24 2020

13mins

Play

Episode 085: The One With The 2019 Sprudgie Award Winners

Podcast cover
Read more
In this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen read the winners of the 2019 Sprudgie Awards Presented By Pacific Barista Series. This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is brought to you by Odeko. Notable Roaster

Winner: Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, AR)

Honoree: Dune Coffee (Santa Barbara, California)

Finalists: Dear Green Coffee Roasters (Glasgow, Scotland), Mother Tongue Coffee Roasters (Oakland, California), Hola Coffee (Madrid, ESP), YES PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, California), Market Lane (Melbourne, AUS), Ditta Artigianale (Florence, IT).

Best New Cafe

Winner: Substance Cafe (Paris)

Honoree: Formative Coffee (London)

Finalists: Intelligentsia Coffee (Austin), Canary Coffee Bar (Milwaukee), The Coffee Movement (San Francisco), Prototype Coffee (Vancouver, BC), Wrecking Ball Coffee (Berkeley, CA), The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room (Oakland).

Sustainable Cafe

Winner: 3FE (Dublin, Ireland)

Honoree: Counter Culture Coffee Training Centers (United States)

Finalists: Oddly Correct (Kansas City, Missouri), Isla Coffee (Berlin), Bar Nine (Los Angeles), Miss Margaret (Preston, Victoria), Horizon Line Coffee (Des Moines, Iowa), Crema Coffee (Nashville).

Best New Product

Winner: La Marzocco KB90

Honoree: AeroPress Go by AeroPress

Finalists: Carter Everywhere Mug by Fellow Products, FrankOne Brewer, Acaia Pearl S, Sanremo Brave, Wilfa Uniform Grinder, Ember Mug².

Best Coffee Video/Film

Winner:  James Hoffmann on YouTube

Honoree: Chris Baca on YouTube

Finalists: Seattle Coffee Gear (YouTube), “Breaking The Crust” (Stumptown Coffee), “Wax & Gold” (Stumptown Coffee), “Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops” (National Geographic), “Coffee” from SHOP: A Pop Opera by Jack Stauber (Adult Swim).

Best Coffee Writing

Winner: Umeko Motoyoshi, “The @WastingCoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee”

Honoree: Anonymous, Vancouver Coffee Snob

Finalists: Amanda Mull for “The Rise of Coffee Shaming” (The Atlantic), Jonathan Gagné (Coffee Ad Astra), Arielle Rebekah Gordon (Trans & Caffeinated), Brian Williams (Brian’s Coffee Spot), RJ Joseph (The Knockbox), Ashley Rodriguez (Boss Barista).

Notable Coffee Producer

Winner: Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya (Ecuador)

Honoree: Damian Chavez (Honduras)

Finalists: Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia (Mexico), La Palma y El Tucan (Colombia), Long Miles Coffee Project (Burundi), Tesfaye Bekele (Ethiopia), Virgelina Perdomo (Colombia), Don Fabio Caballero (Honduras).

Best Coffee Magazine

Winner: Standart (Slovakia)

Honoree: Roast Magazine (USA)

Finalists: 25 Magazine (USA), Coffee People Zine (USA), Solo Magazine (Spain), The Coffee Magazine (South Africa), Drift (USA), Revista Espresso (Brazil).

Best Design Packaging

Winner: Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Honoree: Hard Beans Coffee Roasters (Opole, Poland)

Finalists: Camber Coffee Artists Series (Bellingham, WA), Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany), Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL), Joe Coffee (New York City, NY), Talormade Coffee (Oslo, Norway), YEZ PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, CA).

Best Coffee Podcast

Winner: Cat & Cloud

Honoree: Boss Barista

Finalists: Sourceress, Keys to the Shop, La Crema: Podcast de Cafe, Craft Your Own Coffee Podcast, Filter Stories, The Specialty Coffee Association Podcast.

Best Social Media

Winner: @50percentarabica

Honoree:@fellowproducts

Finalists: @dayglowcoffee, @ditriech, @wastingcoffee, @getchusomegear, @nicely85, @shitfrommykitchen.

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Winner: Jooyeon Jeon, 2019 World Barista Champion

Honoree: Coffee At Large

Finalists: Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project, Chris McAuley of Getchusomegear, Peter Giuliano of Coffee Science Foundation and SCA, T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp, Virginia Bauman of Cuties and Go Get Em Tiger, Margaret Nyamumbo of Kahawa 1893.

The 11h Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Pacific Barista Series.

See all past winners of the Sprudgie Awards.

Jan 13 2020

12mins

Play

Episode 84: The One With Kat Adams & Andrea Allen

Podcast cover
Read more

In this very special episode from Sumner, Washington guest host Josh Littlefield interviews two very special guests: presiding Head Judge of the 2019 US Coffee Championship Sumner Qualifiers Kat Adams, Educator at La Colombe and the top ranking barista competitor for the weekend Andrea Allen of Onyx Coffee Labs in Rogers, Arkansas.

Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2020 US Coffee Championships Sumner Qualifier is presented by Cafe Imports, Acaia, IKAWA, Pacific Barista Series, Bellwether, and Baratza

This episode of Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Hario, Urnex, and Odeko.

Dec 20 2019

32mins

Play

Episode 83: The One With The 2019 Sprudgie Finalists

Podcast cover
Read more
Notable Roaster

This award honors a roaster doing exemplary work in 2019. This may include roasted coffee quality, the strength of e-commerce, cafe locations (if applicable) and all other facets of running a successful coffee roaster. This year’s nominees are:

Dune Coffee Roasters (Santa Barbara, California) Dear Green Coffee Roasters (Glasgow, Scotland) Mother Tongue Coffee Roasters (Oakland, California) Onyx Coffee Lab (Rogers, Arkansas) Hola Coffee (Madrid, ESP) YES PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, California) Market Lane (Melbourne, AUS) Ditta Artigianale (Florence, IT)

Vote here!

Notable Coffee Producer

This award honors outstanding work by a coffee producer at origin. This year’s nominees are:

Damian Chavez — Honduras Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia — Mexico (Mayan Harvest Coffee) La Palma y El Tucan — Colombia Long Miles Coffee Project — Burundi Tesfaye Bekele — Ethiopia (Suke Quto) Virgelina Perdomo — Colombia (Finca El Diamante) Don Fabio Caballero — Honduras (Finca San Francisco) Juan Peña — Ecuador (Hacienda La Papaya)

Vote here!

Best New Product

This award honors a new coffee product released for public use in the year 2019. This year’s nominees are:

AeroPress Go by AeroPress Carter Everywhere Mug by Fellow Products La Marzocco KB90 FrankOne Brewer Acaia Pearl S Sanremo Brave Wilfa Uniform Grinder Ember Mug²

Vote here!

Best Coffee Video/Film

This award honors an original coffee video or film released in the year 2019. This can include feature films, short films, promotional videos or social media clips. The nominees are:

James Hoffmann (YouTube) Chris Baca (YouTube) Seattle Coffee Gear (YouTube) “Baristas” (Rock Baijnauth) “Breaking The Crust” (Stumptown Coffee) “Wax & Gold” (Stumptown Coffee) “Coffee Farmers Hopeful For Their Dying Crops” (National Geographic) “Coffee” from SHOP: A Pop Opera by Jack Stauber (Adult Swim)

Vote here!

Best Coffee Writing

This award celebrates the best coffee writing of the year. This year’s nominees are:

Umeko Motoyoshi, “The @WastingCoffee Guide To Not Wasting Coffee” Ashley Rodriguez, Boss Barista RJ Joseph, The Knockbox Brian Williams, Brian’s Coffee Spot Arielle Rebekah Gordon, Trans & Caffeinated Anonymous, Vancouver Coffee Snob Amanda Mull, “The Rise of Coffee Shaming” (The Atlantic) Jonathan Gagné, Coffee Ad Astra

Vote here!

Best Coffee Magazine

This award honors an outstanding coffee magazine or print publication release. This year’s nominees are:

25 Magazine (USA) Coffee People Zine (USA) Roast Magazine (USA) Solo Magazine (Spain) Standart (Slovakia) The Coffee Magazine (South Africa) Drift (USA) Revista Espresso (Brazil)

Vote here!

Best Social Media

This award honors outstanding work across social media platforms. This year’s nominees are:

@FellowProducts (Instagram) @getchusomegear (Instagram) @50percentarabica (Instagram) @dayglowcoffee (Instagram) @shitfrommykitchen (Instagram) @ditriech (Twitter) @wastingcoffee (Instagram) @nicely85 (Instagram)

Vote here!

Best Coffee Podcast

This award honors outstanding work in the podcast medium. This year’s nominees are:

Sourceress Cat & Cloud Boss Barista Keys to the Shop La Crema: Podcast de Cafe Craft Your Own Coffee Podcast Filter Stories The Specialty Coffee Association Podcast

Vote here!

Best Design/Packaging

This work honors notable design or packaging work in coffee. Nominees may include coffee products, coffee bags, coffee logo or graphic design work, or any other example of outstanding coffee design. This year’s nominees are:

Camber Coffee Artists Series (Bellingham, WA) Coffee Collective (Copenhagen, Denmark) Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany) Hard Beans Coffee Roasters (Opole, Poland) Intelligentsia Coffee (Chicago, IL) Joe Coffee (New York City, NY) Talormade Coffee (Oslo, Norway) YEZ PLZ WEEKLY (Los Angeles, CA)

Vote here!

Best New Cafe

This award is presented to a cafe that has opened in 2019. This year’s nominees are:

Intelligentsia Coffee (Austin) Canary Coffee Bar (Milwaukee) The Coffee Movement (San Francisco) Formative Coffee (London) The Crown: Royal Coffee Lab & Tasting Room (Oakland) Prototype Coffee (Vancouver, BC) Wrecking Ball Coffee (Berkeley, CA) Substance Cafe (Paris)

Vote here!

Sustainable Cafe

This award is presented to a cafe for prioritizing sustainable environmental stewardship. This can include zero waste practices, pursuing a reduced carbon footprint, and highlighting sustainable coffees and products. This year’s nominees are:

Oddly Correct — Kansas City, Missouri 3FE – Dublin, Ireland Isla Coffee — Berlin, Germany Bar Nine — Los Angeles, California Counter Culture Coffee Training Centers — United States Miss Margaret — Preston, Victoria, Australia Horizon Line Coffee — Des Moines, Iowa Crema Coffee — Nashville, Tennessee

Vote here!

Outstanding Achievement In The Field of Excellence

This award is presented each year to a remarkable coffee person, organization, cause, or entity that embodies coffee excellence. This is our most prestigious award. This year’s nominees are:

Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project Chris McAuley of Getchusomegear Coffee At Large Jooyeon Jeon, 2019 World Barista Champion Peter Giuliano of Coffee Science Foundation and SCA T. Ben Fischer of Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp Virginia Bauman of Cuties and Go Get Em Tiger Margaret Nyamumbo of Kahawa 1893

Vote here!

Dec 16 2019

15mins

Play

Episode 82: The One With Dandy Anderson

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen interview Dandy Anderson of Stumptown Coffee Roasters in New York City. This episode is sponsored by Odeko, Hario, and Urnex.

Nov 26 2019

20mins

Play

Episode 81: The One With Ezra Baker

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen interview Ezra Baker of Stumptown Coffee Roasters in New York City. This episode is sponsored by Odeko, Hario, and Urnex.

Nov 08 2019

30mins

Play

Episode 080: The One With Bailey Arnold

Podcast cover
Read more

Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen talk to guest Bailey Arnold of Oatly and the Barista Guild. Also discussed in this episode:

Sprudge NYC Party At Stumptown Coffee w/ Oatly!

Meeting Sprudge contributor Tung Nguyen!

Our favorite moments from the NY Coffee Festival, including delicious coffees and teas from Califia, Partners Coffee, Oatly, Equator Coffees, Rishi Tea, Spirit Tea, and more!

Tea Week 2.0 coming in February 2020!

Marcel Proust!

And much much more!

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Odeko, Hario, Urnex, Swiss Water Decaf, and IKAWA.

Oct 19 2019

40mins

Play

Episode 079: The One With Buckley Bonestorm

Podcast cover
Read more

Season three of the Coffee Sprudgecast! In this episode we talk to Nathanael May of Pacific Foods Barista Series, talk shop, talk about our ten year anniversary, talk about NY and LA Coffee Festivals, talk Prelims, and introduce our newest office co-worker Buckley Bonestorm.

Oct 07 2019

24mins

Play

Episode 078: The One About Thoughtful Cafe Design

Podcast cover
Read more

This episode was recorded at Crush the Rush 2 at Linea Caffe's new roasting space in San Francisco, California. During the event's slate of learning sessions, Sprudge produced a panel Thoughtful Cafe Design moderated by multiple-Sprudgie Award-winning Umeko Motoyoshi and featured guests Alice Wong (Disability Visibility) and Nabeel Silmi (Grand Coffee). Enjoy!

This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Hario, Odeko, Ikawa, Urnex, and Swiss Water Decaf. Special thanks to La Marzocco.

Aug 02 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Episode 077: The One With Crush The Rush 2

Podcast cover
Read more

In this very special episode, we interview some of the architects of La Marzocco USA's Crush The Rush 2 (Scott Callender, Josh Littlefield, and Liz Chai) and sponsor Nathanael May of Pacific Foods Barista Series. 

Check out our coverage of the first CTR2 in Seattle, Washington right here:

https://sprudgelive.com/crush-the-rush-2019-kicks-off-in-seattle/

We also briefly mention these cities:

Walla Walla

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_Walla,_Washington

Tualatin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tualatin,_Oregon

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by IKAWA, Odeko, Hario, and Urnex Swiss Water Decaf.

Jul 22 2019

46mins

Play

Episode 076: The One With Tim Wenzel of Stumptown Coffee

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, we interview Creative Director Tim Wenzel of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Wenzel has been with Stumptown for 18 years and wrote and directed Breaking The Crust, a musical short film celebrating skateboard culture. It also introduces the world to the Stumptown Coffee Skate Team.

We cover Wenzel's career as Stumptown's first barista competitor, resident collage maker, musician, and videoist. 

We discuss a few videos, linked below:

Breaking The Crust

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62bkvgUOyng

Shabazz Is The Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPf91EPyijs

Coconut Cold Brew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_l61tjfDyY&t=6s

Iggy's New Therapist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSjnZlgztig

Jun 15 2019

24mins

Play

Episode 075: The One In Boston Part 2

Podcast cover
Read more

Elizabeth Chai is back hosting a special series of World Coffee Championship themed episodes from the 2019 SCA Expo in Boston. In this episode, Chai interviews past New Zealand Champion and current coach Sam Low as well as 2019 Brazil Barista Champion Martha Grill.

All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe ImportsWilbur CurtisThird Wave WaterMinor Figures, and Mahlkönig.

In 2019 SprudgeLive is home to the Digital Roasters Village, because it takes a village to cover a barista competition. The Digital Roasters Village features Camber CoffeeVerve CoffeePartners CoffeeIntelligentsia CoffeeRishi TeaKickapoo CoffeeBlue Bottle CoffeeOnyx Coffee LabCreation CoffeeAmavida, and Equator Coffees without whom this work would not be possible.

May 03 2019

29mins

Play

Episode 074: The One In Boston Part 1

Podcast cover
Read more

Elizabeth Chai is back hosting a special series of World Coffee Championship themed episodes from the 2019 SCA Expo in Boston. In this episode, Chai interviews three World Brewers Cup competitors.

UK Brewers Cup Champion Lewis Maillard

Indonesia Brewers Cup Champion Muhammed Fakhri

Ireland Brewers Cup Champion Stephen Houston

All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe ImportsWilbur CurtisThird Wave WaterMinor Figures, and Mahlkönig.

In 2019 SprudgeLive is home to the Digital Roasters Village, because it takes a village to cover a barista competition. The Digital Roasters Village features Camber CoffeeVerve CoffeePartners CoffeeIntelligentsia CoffeeRishi TeaKickapoo CoffeeBlue Bottle CoffeeOnyx Coffee LabCreation CoffeeAmavida, and Equator Coffees without whom this work would not be possible.

Apr 24 2019

35mins

Play

Episode 073: The One With The Founders of Baratza

Podcast cover
Read more

We interview Kyle Anderson and Kyra Kennedy, the founders of Baratza, in this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. Baratza is known the world over for their home coffee grinders and they celebrate their 20th anniversary this year.

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by OXO, Urnex, IKAWA, Hario, and Swiss Water Decaf.

Apr 12 2019

28mins

Play

Episode 072: The One In Kansas City Part 3

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, Elizabeth Chai interviews Dakota Graff of Onyx Coffee Lab and Joe Marocco of Mill City Coffee Roasters.

Joe Marocco works for MIll City Roasters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marocco is the Coffee Educator at Mill City, a roasting machine distributor and SCA Premiere Training Campus, and they brought a full roasting and coffee lab to Kansas City in the back of a semi-truck and was home to the roasters for the US Roasting Championship. 

Graff competed in the 2019 US Coffee In Good Spirits Championship. This marks the first year of this program in the United States. The cocktail and coffee competition has been a World Coffee Events program since 2011.

SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs is made possible by Joe Glo and Mahlkonig. All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

Apr 07 2019

29mins

Play

Episode 071: The One In Kansas City Part 2

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode guest host Elizabeth Chai interviews the 2018 Brewers Cup Champion Rose Woodard and the 2019 United States Brewers Cup Champion Kaley Gann.

This is the second episode in a short series of episodes recorded on site at the United States Coffee Championships in Kansas City. Check out all of our coverage at http://sprudgelive.com.

SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs is made possible by Joe Glo and Mahlkönig. All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by IKAWA, Hario, Urnex, Swiss Water Decaf, and OXO.

Mar 30 2019

25mins

Play

Episode 070: The One In Kansas City (Part 1)

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode guest host Elizabeth Chai interviews 2019 United States Barista Finalist T. Ben Fischer (Glitter Cat Barista Boot Camp, Elixr Coffee) and 2019 United States Barista Champion Samantha Spillman (Dillano's Coffee Roasters).

This is the first episode in a short series of episodes recorded on site at the United States Coffee Championships in Kansas City. Check out all of our coverage at http://sprudgelive.com.

SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs is made possible by Joe Glo and Mahlkönig. All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by IKAWA, Hario, Urnex, Swiss Water Decaf, and OXO.

Mar 22 2019

27mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

95 Ratings
Average Ratings
65
26
0
1
3

10/10

By MorganEckroth - Dec 12 2018
Read more
Definitely a great listen for people in the coffee industry or people just interested in coffee!

Super smart

By Yaboi222 - Aug 30 2018
Read more
Big fan of Jordan and Zachary. Many cool guests and just telling it as it is.