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Dec 15, 2018

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 Julia Peixoto of Peixoto Coffee Roastersin Chandler, Arizona. Peixoto competed in the 2019 US Brewers Cup Qualifiers using coffee grown on their family farm in Brazil.

Chai also chats with Miguel Vicuña and Rita Kaminsky of Sweet Bloom Coffeein Lakewood, Colorado and Snowdrift Coffeein Roscoe, Illinois, respectively. Along with judging USBC and WCE events for a decade, Vicuña is the current Chair of the USCC (United States Coffee Championship) Working Group. Kaminsky is the U.S. Coffee Champ committee chair for the Coffee in Good Spirits. 

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 partnerof US Coffee Championships.

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

 

The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by  Oxo, Urnex Brands, Hario, and Swiss Water Decaf

Dec 8, 2018

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.

 

Nov 16, 2018

In this episode, Jordan Michelman interviews Victoria Smith, Coffee Director of A Rake's Progress and The Cup We All Race For at the LINE Hotel in Washington, DC. Victoria Smith is featured in the Black Coffee DC Live Podcast

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

Nov 10, 2018

Black Coffee, the new event series from creative director Michelle Johnson (The Chocolate Barista) recently staged major events in New York City (October 15th) and Washington DC (October 19th) at the Classic Stage Company in lower Manhattan and The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan. Hosted by Michelle Johnson, produced by Sprudge, and featuring NYC co-hosts Tymika Lawrence (Atlas Coffee) and Ezra Baker (Oren’s Coffee Co.) and DC co-host Adam JacksonBey (The Potter’s House, Barista Guild of America Executive Council), these events 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.

The DC event was sponsored by La Marzocco USA, Oatly, Revelator Coffee, and The Line Hotel, and featured panelists including Aisha Pew (Dovecote Cafe), Candy Schibli (Southeastern Roastery), Reggie Elliott (Foreign National), Victoria Smith (The Cup We All Race 4), and Donte Gardner (Vigilante Coffee Company). Ticket sales at this event benefited Collective Action for Safe Spaces. Special thanks to everyone at The Line Hotel for their incredible support and accommodation for this event—particularly Farrah Skeiky for her exceptional coordination and consideration—and to Gran Cata and Danielle’s Desserts for supporting a delicious afterparty. (Special thanks to Callie Eberdt of Oalty for onsite support and general positivity.) Live Instagram coverage and event photography was produced by Kayla Butler.

Nov 10, 2018

Black Coffee, the new event series from creative director Michelle Johnson (The Chocolate Barista) recently staged major events in New York City (October 15th) and Washington DC (October 19th) at the Classic Stage Company in lower Manhattan and The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan. Hosted by Michelle Johnson, produced by Sprudge, and featuring NYC co-hosts Tymika Lawrence (Atlas Coffee) and Ezra Baker (Oren’s Coffee Co.) and DC co-host Adam JacksonBey (The Potter’s House, Barista Guild of America Executive Council), these events 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.

The NYC event was sponsored by La Marzocco USA, Revelator CoffeeOatly, Everyman Espresso, and Oren’s Coffee Co. and featured panel guests Lem Butler (Black & White Roasters), Kristina Hollie (Intelligentsia), Winston Thomas (Barista Champion of South Africa/Urnex Ambassador), and Candice Madison (Irving Farm). Extra special thanks to the team at Everyman Espresso and Classic Stage Company for helping support this event onsite, and to Oren’s Coffee Co., Discovery Wines and Make My Cake for afterparty support. (Special thanks to D’Onna Stubblefield for music, party logistics, life advice, et. al.) Live Instagram coverage and event photography was produced by Noemie Tshinaga.

Nov 2, 2018

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

 

Oct 19, 2018

Sprudge founders Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are on the road and caught up with T. Ben Fischer of Elixr Coffee and founder of Glitter Cat Barista Bootcamp. 

For more information visit https://www.glittercatbarista.com

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

Oct 5, 2018

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!

Sep 14, 2018

In this episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen talk about The New Rules of Coffee: A Modern Guide For Everyone coming out on September 25, 2018!

 

 

Sep 4, 2018

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

Aug 24, 2018

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 17, 2018

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 4, 2018

"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.

Jul 13, 2018

In this very special episode, we answer your questions and talk about the caloric density of muffins. 

Jun 22, 2018

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.

May 29, 2018

Hey Sprudgecast listeners! This is a very special series of mini-episodes from SXSW. This episode features Becky Reeves from Oatly.

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

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

May 18, 2018

In this episode we talk build-outs (with a special song from musician Jay Stevens), we plug our reader survey, and Robyn Brems reads the news.

May 8, 2018

Hey Sprudgecast listeners! This is a very special series of mini-episodes from SXSW. This episode features Ian Williams of Deadstock Coffee.

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

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

Apr 30, 2018

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 6, 2018

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 5, 2018

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.

Mar 23, 2018

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 3, 2018

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!

Feb 6, 2018

In this episode, we drink Situational Ethics, sip Yemen coffee roasted by Equator, and talk about our favorite Super Bowl dips.

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode, we announce the winners of the Ninth Annual Sprudgie Awards. Congratulations to all!

Notable Roaster

Photo by Anna Hutchison 

Onyx Coffee Lab (Fayetteville, AR)

Honoree: Assembly Coffee (London)

Best New Cafe

Narrative Coffee (Everett, WA)

Honoree: Cherry Street Public House (Seattle, WA)

Best New Product

Kruve Sifter

Honoree: World Specialty Coffee Map by Cafe Imports

Best Coffee Video/Film

RealChrisBaca on YouTube Honoree:

Honoree: James Hoffmann on YouTube

Best Coffee Writing

What I Know About Running Coffee Shops” by Colin Harmon Honoree: “New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History” by Erin Meister

Notable Coffee Producer

Ernesto Menendez

Ernesto Menendez for Fincas Las Brumas, Alaska, La Ilusion and Los Andes (El Salvador)

Honoree: La Palma y El Tucan (Colombia)

Best Coffee Magazine

Standart Magazine Honoree:

Honoree: Drift Magazine

Best Design Packaging

Brandywine Coffee Roasters Honoree: 

Honoree: Talor & Jørgen

Best Coffee Subscription

Barista Hustle “Superlatives" Honoree: 

Honoree: Department of Brewology “Sequence”

Best Coffee Podcast

Boss Barista (Jasper Wilde and Ashley Rodriguez) Honoree:

Honoree: Tamper Tantrum (Stephen Leighton and Colin Harmon, producer Jenn Rugolo)

Best Coffee Instagram or Twitter Account

@ColdBrew420 [Twitter/Instagram] Honoree: Letsbrew.coffee [

Honoree: Letsbrew.coffee [Instagram]

Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence

Department of Brewology for “Filter Coffee Not People” Honoree: 

Honoree: Miki Suzuki for 2017 World Barista Championship Finals

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