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Dec 6, 2023

Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen return for another spirited episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. Several beverages were prepared for this episode—including fresh offerings from Madcap Coffee, Greater Goods Coffee Co., PERC Coffee, and Rishi Tea. That's a lot of buzz for one session.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by BaratzaPacific Barista Series, Ghirardelli, and Moccamaster.

Nov 9, 2023

Podcast listeners, do we have a surprise for you. That’s right, there’s a new episode of The Coffee Sprudgecast. Hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen are back with fresh coffee, new gear, and a heck of a lot news and updates.

Nightswim Coffee’s Ultraviolet Blend is brewed live on-air using the new award-winning Hoop Brewer from Ceado and the results are surprising! Never one to limit oneself to a single beverage, the hosts also try a new Rishi Tea botanical blend.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by The Fargo-Moorehead Caffeinated Crawl, BaratzaPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Sep 29, 2023

The latest episode of the coffee podcast The Coffee Sprudgecast is out! Hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen are back—and they’re drinking delicious a new offering from Bellingham, Washington superstars Camber Coffee.

The pair had the La Papaya Anaerobic Typica from legendary Ecuador producer Juan Peña. Brewed in a Chemex, the coffee’s flavors of pineapple, milk chocolate, maraschino cherry really shined. While the Ecuador La Papaya Box Set is currently sold out, you can sign up for Camber Coffee Artist Series text alerts to learn about the latest Artist Series drops!

Camber Coffee participates in our new Roasters Village program. Are you looking for a coffee recommendation right now? Check out http://sprudge.com/coffee for fresh recommendations from our roasting partners!

Listeners have the opportunity to hear the thumping beats of summer single “Build It Out” one last time as the hosts talk about four outstanding new cafes from the Build-Outs of Coffee summer series.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by The Fargo-Moorehead Caffeinated Crawl, Lelit, BaratzaPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Aug 31, 2023

Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen are back for another exciting episode of the coffee podcast The Coffee Sprudgecast. Michelman and Carlsen drink some stunning coffee from Monogram Coffee. The hosts enjoy La Llama from Bolivia and an exceptional offering from Finca Takesi, a small-screen gesha coffee brewed in an automated dripper and a Chemex, respectively.

La Llama is part of their Wonder Collection, coffees that exhibit an adventurous quality and is a Coco Natural processed coffee. Monogram explains:

La Llama does grow many different varieties, but they are really well known for their beautiful caturras and javas. This particular coffee has been processed using Agricafe’s Coco Natural process, which leaves coffee to ferment longer than the average natural process. They pay very close attention to their processing during every step to ensure that they produce the most delicious coffee that they can. They refer to this process as “Coco Natural” because of the way the bean resembles a cocoa bean at the end of processing.

Monogram Coffee participates in our new Roasters Village program. Are you looking for a coffee recommendation right now? Check out http://sprudge.com/coffee for fresh recommendations from our roasting partners!

The steady build of the summer hit single “Build It Out” makes way for another exciting edition of the Buildcast—where Michelman and Carlsen discuss brand-new cafes featured in our Build-Outs of Coffee summer series. New cafes from Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Denmark are discussed. Are you building out your dream cafe? Let us know!

Read more about these beautiful builds in the show notes below.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Lelit, BaratzaMoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Show Notes

Roaster’s Village

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Urban Sailor Coffee In Salt Lake City, UT

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Play Coffee In Orange, CA

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Equator Coffees In Los Angeles, CA

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Ubuntu Coffee Roasters In Sakskøbing, Denmark

Aug 3, 2023

Welcome to another episode of the coffee podcast The Coffee Sprudgecast with hosts Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman. In this episode, Michelman and Carlsen drink Block Party, the new limited-release summer blend from Partners Coffee in Brooklyn, New York, with an incredible packaging collaboration with illustrator Sophie (@soupiestudios).

Sandwiched by the new summertime hit single "Build It Out," Michelman and Carlsen discuss brand-new cafes in the US, Canada, and UK. These cafes are featured in our annual Build-Outs of Coffee series—submit your build today! Read more about these beautiful builds in the show notes below.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Lelit, BaratzaMoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Jul 5, 2023

The Coffee Buildcast is back! Featuring Naomi Joe Coffee, Greenstreet Coffee Co., Considered, and Wayward Coffee. This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by BaratzaMoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Jun 14, 2023

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is all about Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen’s new book But First, Coffee. Michelman and Carlsen take us behind the scenes, talk about the juicy innards, and discuss the process of making the book. But First, Coffee is out 10/10/23 and now available for pre-order everywhere fine books are sold.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by BaratzaMoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

May 31, 2023

Reach for the sky and hold your head up high. For tonight and every night? You're a superstar.

On the latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen are jamming out to Love Inc. and Superstar DJ Keoki while sipping on a honey-processed single-origin Verve Coffee Roasters brewed on a brand new Moccamaster KBGV Select in the Pistachio colorway

Michelman and Carlsen discuss Sprudge's latest Berlin guide from Tatiana Ernst, a lovely new fashion hub in Portland, and much more. Have a listen!

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by BaratzaMoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

May 18, 2023

On the latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast, guest host and photo journalist Elizabeth Chai reports live from the 2023 United States Barista Championship! Chai had an opportunity to interview competitors Frank La (he/him) of Be Bright Coffee in Los Angeles, California and Gray Kauffman (they/them) of Caffe Vita in Seattle, Washington. Each competitor brought their own unique set of skills to the stage and Chai finds out how they brought it, what they brewed with, and what makes them tick. It’s a fabulous episode and we’re thrilled to finally share it with the world!

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by MoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Apr 13, 2023

Things are really heating up here at the Coffee Sprudgecast, as your intrepid hosts guard their ears and gird their loins for the impending 2023 SCA Expo, hosted in Portland, Oregon April 20th-23rd. You'll be reading and seeing much more about the show right here on Sprudge, but in the meantime, we taste and sip our way through an eclectic assortment of specialty coffee products, from a very exciting new home brewer with a proud, steady stream to a satchel of evocatively spiced coffee gummies in flavors like Cascara and Spanish Latte. All this and much more on this latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by MoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Mar 20, 2023

What time is it? It's time for another episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. In this stirring episode, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen take a first-class ticket to Chocolate City. There they'll discuss the benefits of using real chocolate chips in mochas, the oat milk supply chain (Pacific Foods Barista Oat is back, baby!), whether or not you can make a satisfying inexpensive Macguyver mocha using household ingredients, and if Willy Wonka's chocolate factory focused too heavily on novelty and not enough on sustainable labor and sourcing practices.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Pacific Barista Series and Ghirardelli.

Feb 16, 2023

On the latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast, Sprudge co-founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen drink coffee and eat almond pastry on foggy morning in Portland, Oregon. Not just any coffee, but the first release of Finca el Suelo—an Ethiopia landrace coffee grown in Colombia on a farm owned in part by Sprudge Award winner Tim Wendelboe. The limited release represents the very first harvest, years in the making, and the hosts share their excitement for the farm’s future harvests.

Can’t get enough podcasts? Want to learn more about Finca el Suelo? Listen to the Sprudgie Award winning Tim Wendelboe Podcast Episode 21 – “A Conversation About Our Coffee Farm Finca el Suelo”. 

Carlsen and Michelman discuss the Sprudge Twenty program presented by Pacific Barista Series. Now in its fifth year, the Sprudge Twenty nominations are now open. Nominations are free thanks to the support of Pacific Barista Series. Read the in-depth interviews of the participants from previous years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, Sprudge 20 interviews can be found here.

The hosts talk at length about the ongoing Sprudge Special Projects program made possible by La Marzocco. The hub is home of long-form coffee journalism from a growing international team of writers. Visit specialprojects.sprudge.com to find thought provoking and original work—updated each and every month.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Straus Family Creamery, DONA and Pacific Barista Series.

 

Jan 12, 2023

Welcome back to the Coffee Sprudgecast! In our very first episode of 2023, hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen share the winners, honorees, and finalists of the 14th Annual Sprudgie Awards Presented by Pacific Barista Series. For the full list, visit here.

This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Straus Family Creamery, DONA and Pacific Barista Series.

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