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

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

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Definitely a great listen for people in the coffee industry or people just interested in coffee!

Super smart

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

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10/10

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

Super smart

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

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Coffee Sprudgecast

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

Black Coffee Live Podcast: PDX

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The Black Coffee Live Podcast premiered last week at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by Michelle Johnson, Ian Williams (Deadstock Coffee), and Gio Fillari (Coffee Feed PDX), this event centered the voices and experiences of Black coffee professionals and enthusiasts alike, all with unique perspectives that spanned intersectional identities and roles on the retail end of the value chain.

Special guests include D’Onna Stubblefield (Counter Culture Coffee), Ezra Baker (Share Coffee Roasters), Zael Ogwaro (Never Coffee), Adam JacksonBey (The Potter’s House), and Cameron Heath (Revelator Coffee Company) with a live DJ performance by |Fritzwa|.

Black Coffee PDX was made possible by La Marzocco USA, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Oatly, NXT LVL, and The Ace Hotel Portland. Ticket proceeds are being donated to our charitable partners Sankofa Collective and Brown Girl Rise.

Apr 30 2018

1hr 53mins

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Episode 030: The One With John Buckman of Decent Espresso

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In this episode we talk about the 2016 Sprudgie Awards. Nominate your coffee hero now at http://sprudge.com/vote.

We interview John Buckman, CEO of Decent Espresso, and talk about his brand new $1000 home espresso machine that's jam packed with a lot of innovative features.

Dec 01 2016

41mins

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To Whom This May Concern - The Theories

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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

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Episode 068: The One About DRIP Zine

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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

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Episode 024: The One In San Francisco

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Live at Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco, we interview Sarah Wiener, Good Food Awards; Jenn Chen, Coffee Marketer; Noah Sanders, Sprudge Staff writer; and host a special "What's The Ish Trish?" segment with Trish Rothgeb, Coffee Quality Institute / Wrecking Ball Coffee.

Aug 30 2016

1hr 16mins

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Sprudgecast SXSW Mini-sode 04 - Intelligentsia Coffee

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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

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Sprudgecast SXSW Mini-sode 01 - Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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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

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Episode 062: The One In Denver Pt. 1

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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

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

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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

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Episode 060: The One In Spokane

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In this episode we interview Bobby Enslow of Indaba Coffee in Spokane, Washington during our stop on the New Rules of Coffee book tour! 

Nov 02 2018

30mins

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Episode 050: The One With A Decaf Secret

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In this episode, we talk about Zachary's decaf secret and the Sprudge Decaf Project. We also reveal where we've been podcasting from lately.

Visit http://nightof1000pours.com to get involved in our March 16th Night of 1,000 Pours ACLU Fundraising event taking place around the country.

Thank you for listening to the Coffee Sprudgecast!

Mar 03 2018

24mins

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Episode 072: The One In Kansas City Part 3

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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

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Episode 018: The One With Anna Brones

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In this episode Zachary Carlsen interviews Sprudge staff writer Anna Brones.

Jun 16 2016

42mins

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Episode 025 - The One With The Build-Outs

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We're back in Portland and discuss our summer of build-outs.

Sep 14 2016

36mins

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Episode 031: The One With Third Wave Water

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In this episode, we brew Camber Coffee with Third Wave Water. We talk about holiday gift giving and take a phone call from our hotline at 1-888-55-SPRUDGE.

Dec 09 2016

19mins

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Episode 076: The One With Tim Wenzel of Stumptown Coffee

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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

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Episode 058: The One That Ends With Korn

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In this episode Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman talk about The New Rules of Coffee, Go Get Em Tiger, and a bunch of events coming up. Robyn Brems reads the latest coffee news (Dunkin' droppin' donuts! TSG investing in Dutch Bros.! KORN COFFEE!) 

This episode is brought to you by Hario, Swiss Water Decaf, Urnex, and OXO!

Oct 05 2018

34mins

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Episode 069: The One With Richard Sandlin

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In this episode we interview Richard Sandlin of Royal Coffee Importers in Oakland, California. Sandlin and the team at Royal have spent the last four years building a new coffee experience space called The Crown. We spoke with Sandlin at their grand opening weekend on March 2, 2019.

Mar 16 2019

19mins

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Episode 067: The One About The Sprudge Twenty

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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

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Episode 054: The One With Cory Andreen

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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

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Episode 82: The One With Dandy Anderson

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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

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Episode 81: The One With Ezra Baker

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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

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Episode 080: The One With Bailey Arnold

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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

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Episode 079: The One With Buckley Bonestorm

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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

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Episode 078: The One About Thoughtful Cafe Design

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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

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Episode 077: The One With Crush The Rush 2

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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

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Episode 076: The One With Tim Wenzel of Stumptown Coffee

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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

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Episode 075: The One In Boston Part 2

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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

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Episode 074: The One In Boston Part 1

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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

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Episode 073: The One With The Founders of Baratza

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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

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Episode 072: The One In Kansas City Part 3

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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

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Episode 071: The One In Kansas City Part 2

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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

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

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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

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Episode 069: The One With Richard Sandlin

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In this episode we interview Richard Sandlin of Royal Coffee Importers in Oakland, California. Sandlin and the team at Royal have spent the last four years building a new coffee experience space called The Crown. We spoke with Sandlin at their grand opening weekend on March 2, 2019.

Mar 16 2019

19mins

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Episode 068: The One About DRIP Zine

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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

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Episode 067: The One About The Sprudge Twenty

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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

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Epiosde 066: The One In Nashville Pt. 2

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In this special Sprudge Live episode, Multimedia Director Elizabeth Chai interviews folks on the floor at the US Coffee Qualifiers in Nashville, Tennessee. 

In this episode, Chai talks to barista competitor Anthony Ragler of Counter Culture Coffee. Ragler placed 10th in the competition and will advance to the national stage in Kansas City. In the interview, Ragler discusses training at the Glitter Cat Barista Bootcamp.

Chai also interviews Chelsea Walker Watson of Atlas Coffee Importers in Seattle, Washington. Watson competed in the Brewers Cup, placing ninth and will advance to the national competition in March.

Sprudge Media Network’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 Acaia, Baratza, FaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

Sprudge is an official media partner of US Coffee Championships.

Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter and never miss a moment from the shows, and cruise over to SprudgeLive.com to read routine recaps, enjoy dynamic full-color photos, and check in on all the advancing competitors from Nashville.

2019 Sprudge Live coverage is produced by Zac Cadwalader. Our lead photographer is Charlie Burt. Multimedia direction by Elizabeth Chai.

Jan 26 2019

30mins

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Episode 065: The One In Nashville Pt. 1

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In this special Sprudge Live episode, Multimedia Director Elizabeth Chai interviews folks on the floor at the US Coffee Qualifiers in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Interviews include Brewers Cup competitor Felix Felix of Dune Coffee Roasters and Robert Rodriguez of George Howell Coffee.

Sprudge Media Network’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 Acaia, Baratza, FaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

Sprudge is an official media partner of US Coffee Championships.

Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter and never miss a moment from the shows, and cruise over to SprudgeLive.com to read routine recaps, enjoy dynamic full-color photos, and check in on all the advancing competitors from Nashville.

2019 Sprudge Live coverage is produced by Zac Cadwalader. Our lead photographer is Charlie Burt. Multimedia direction by Elizabeth Chai.

Jan 19 2019

31mins

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To Whom This May Concern - First Contact

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

Jan 11 2019

13mins

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Episode 064: The One With The Tenth Annual Sprudgie Awards Presented by Oatly

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Welcome to the winners announcement for the 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards presented by Oatly, honoring the very best in coffee. Nominees for each category were chosen by a worldwide public ballot. Public voting for the Sprudgies took place over several weeks in December 2018, with the ballot box closing at 11:59 PM on Friday, January 4th, 2019.

Thanks to the tens of thousands of voters who helped make this the biggest voting field in Sprudgies history. Congratulations to all the nominees—to us, every single 2018 finalist was a winner. Here they are: the winners, honorees, and finalists for the 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards, presented by Oatly!

Notable Roaster

Winner: Go Get Em Tiger (Los Angeles, CA) Honoree: Red Bay Coffee (Oakland, CA) Finalists: Devoción (Brooklyn), Black & White Coffee Roasters (Wake Forest, NC), Square Mile Coffee (London), Gardelli Coffee (Italy), Sey Coffee (Brooklyn), Coffee Manufactory (San Francisco & Los Angeles).

Best New Cafe

Winner: Dayglow Coffee (Los Angeles, CA) Honoree: Misión Café (Madrid, Spain) Finalists: Ladder Coffee (Spokane, WA), Mane Coffee (Boca Raton, FL), Provider (Indianapolis, IN), Rosslyn Coffee (London, UK), Center Coffee Myeongdong (Seoul, South Korea), Stumptown Coffee Cobble Hill (Brooklyn, NY).

Sustainable Cafe

Winner:  Smith Canteen (Brooklyn, NY) Honoree: Isla Cafe (Berlin, Germany) Finalists: Casa Quilha (Brasilia, Brazil), Bar Nine (Los Angeles, CA), Madcap Coffee (Grand Rapids, MI), Houndstooth Coffee Walnut Hill (Dallas, TX), Kokako Organic (Auckland, New Zealand), Miir Flagship (Seattle, WA).

Best New Product

Winner:  Modbar AV Honoree:  Umeshiso Cupping Spoons Finalists: Minor Figures Oat M*lkAtmos Vacuum Canister by Fellow ProductsMelodripYes Plz Coffee SubscriptionDrinkTrade.comHuskee Cup.

Best Coffee Video/Film

Winner: Gender In Coffee Honoree: James Hoffmann on YouTube Finalists: Chris Baca on YouTubeAeroPress MovieGo Get Em Tiger on YouTubeCafe Imports Roasting Concepts SeriesFlower Of Flowers by Stumptown CoffeeUnpacking Coffee.

Best Coffee Writing

Winner: Sabine Parrish for She's A Lady (originally appearing in Standart Magazine) Honoree:  Dear Coffee Buyer by Ryan Brown Finalists: James Hoffmann for JimSeven.com, Jenn Chen for Newsletter and Collected Works, Ashley Rodriguez for Barista Magazine OnlineThe Monk Of Mokha by Dave Eggars and Mokhtar Alkhanshali, RJ Joseph for The Knockbox, Phyllis Johnson for Strong Black Coffee (originally appearing in Roast Magazine).

Notable Coffee Producer

Winner: Juan Peña, Hacienda La Papaya (Ecuador) Honoree: Aida Batlle, Aida Batlle Selections (El Salvador) Finalists: Daterra Coffee (Brazil), Benjamin Paz (Honduras), Long Miles Coffee Project (Burundi), Gesha Village (Ethiopia), La Palma y El Tucan (Colombia), Gilberto Baraona (El Salvador).

Best Coffee Magazine

Winner: Standart (Slovakia) Honoree: Coffee People Zine (USA) Finalists: Roast Magazine (USA), Pour Over by Califia Farms (USA), Barista Magazine (USA), Caffeine (UK), Solo Magazine (Spain), Drift Magazine (USA).

Best Design Packaging

Winner: Coffee Manufactory (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA) Honoree: Onyx Coffee Lab (Bentonville, AR) Finalists: Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters (Lakewood, CO), Brandywine Coffee Roasters (Wilmington, DE), Kaffa (Oslo, Norway), Fjord Coffee Roasters (Berlin, Germany), Lüna Coffee (Vancouver, Canada), Friedhats (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Best Coffee Podcast

Winner: Cat & Cloud Honoree: Boss Barista Finalists: Keys To The ShopThe Coffee PodcastCoffeaCoffee People MXCoffee With AprilSproCast.

Best Instagram or Twitter Account

Winner: @symmetrybreakfast Honoree:@coffeefeedpdx Finliasts: @umeshiso_@dapperandwise, @catcloudcoffee@coffeetablemags@perfectdailygrind@fellowproducts.

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Winner: Umeko Motoyoshi Honoree: Agnieszka Rojewska Finalists: Phyllis Johnson, Michelle Johnson, T. Ben Fischer, Adam JacksonBey, Colleen Anunu.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Erna Knutsen

The 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Oatly.

See all past winners of the Sprudgie Awards.

Jan 09 2019

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