Rank #1: Episode 069: The One With Richard Sandlin
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.
Rank #2: Black Coffee Live Podcast: PDX
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.
Rank #3: To Whom This May Concern
"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.
Rank #4: Episode 067: The One About The Sprudge Twenty
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?
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Rank #5: Episode 004: The One At The TED Conference
In this very special episode we go to the TED Conference in Vancouver, BC to check out the #TEDCoffee service. We talk to Peter Giuliano, Amy Ball, Amanda Whitt, Scott Callender about the experience.
Rank #6: To Whom This May Concern - The Theories
In the second installment of To Whom This May Concern, we explore the many theories swirling around the Daniel G mystery.
Rank #7: Episode 041: The One At The 2017 United States Barista Championship
Special reporter Liz Chai visits a judge, a competitor, a coach, and a volunteer at the 2017 United States Barista Championship and Brewers Cup. Featuring Sarah Frinak, Mallory Leicht, Talya Strader, and Matthew Jung Quillen.
Rank #8: Episode 003: The One In February
Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen find themselves in Portland, Oregon, wishing they were in Vancouver, BC, Amsterdam, Mexico City, and/or competitive cyclists.
Big thank you to this week's muse: Kimberly Clark. Follow @kimberlyclarkofficial on Instagram.
Rank #9: Episode 056: The One During Portland Smoke Season
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:
Rank #10: Episode 024: The One In San Francisco
Rank #11: Episode 064: The One With The Tenth Annual Sprudgie Awards Presented by Oatly
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: Gender In Coffee Honoree: James Hoffmann on YouTube Finalists: Chris Baca on YouTube, AeroPress Movie, Go Get Em Tiger on YouTube, Cafe Imports Roasting Concepts Series, Flower Of Flowers by Stumptown Coffee, Unpacking 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 Online, The 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: Umeko Motoyoshi Honoree: Agnieszka Rojewska Finalists: Phyllis Johnson, Michelle Johnson, T. Ben Fischer, Adam JacksonBey, Colleen Anunu.Lifetime Achievement Award
The 10th Annual Sprudgie Awards are presented by Oatly.
Rank #12: Episode 001: The One Where We Start A Podcast
In this very first episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast Sprudge co-founders and editors Jordan Michelman and Zachary take a look at the world of specialty coffee.
Originally published February 2, 2016.
Rank #13: Episode 005: The One Where We Get Political
Things get political at the Sprudge HQ in Portland, Oregon. Jordan Michelman returns to host alongside Zachary Carlsen for a very special Super Tuesday edition of the Coffee Sprudgecast.
Rank #14: Sprudgecast SXSW Mini-sode 01 - Stumptown Coffee Roasters
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.
Rank #15: Episode 070: The One In Kansas City (Part 1)
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 Acaia, Baratza, Faema, Cafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.
The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by IKAWA, Hario, Urnex, Swiss Water Decaf, and OXO.
Rank #16: Episode 020: The One In Paris
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.
Rank #17: Episode 006: The One Where We Drink Draft Lattes
Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman return for another very special episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. In this episode, the hosts drink Draft Lattes from La Colombe and discuss stories from Sprudge.
Handmade In Florence: Meet La Marzocco Technicians That Build Espresso Machines The $6 Cup Of Instant Coffee Uppers & Downers: 10 Moments (We Can Remember) From The World’s Best Coffee Beer Festival LocoL: $1 Coffee & Thoughtful Fast Food In Watts, CA Top 3 Recipes From The Japan AeroPress Championship Kissaco: Tokyo’s Handmade Coffee Handbags We Went There: The Cafe Imports Legendary Coffee Producers Tour Zink Design: Custom Espresso Machines From Holland
Rank #18: Episode 042: The One With US Brewers Cup Champion Dylan Siemens
Sprudge correspondent Liz Chai interviews Onyx Coffee Lab barista trainer and 2017 US Brewers Cup Champion Dylan Siemens.
For more US Coffee Sports fun, listen to Episode 41 at the 2017 USBC in Seattle.
Rank #19: Episode 013: The One After The 2016 SCAA Expo
Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman return to Portland, Oregon
after two weeks of traveling between the 2016 London Coffee
Festival and UKBC and the 2016 SCAA Expo and USBC.
Rank #20: Episode 025 - The One With The Build-Outs
We're back in Portland and discuss our summer of build-outs.