Cascara Wide

A new episode of Cascara is out now from the Sprudge Podcast Network—a growing mixtape of podcast shows dedicated to coffee, culture, and the intersection therein. Cascara, the coffee travel podcast, is hosted by Cydni Patterson.

In this episode, Patterson takes us to San Francisco and interviews Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters co-founder Nick Cho. Nick Cho started Wrecking Ball Coffee in 2011 with Trish Rothgeb. After two decades in the specialty coffee world, Nick Cho is now enjoying a viral moment with his @yourkoreandad character on TikTok.

The specialty coffee industry is such a unique industry to be a part of,” says host Cydni Patterson, “we have access to many of the key players that built the foundation of the coffee industry as we know it today. Nick Cho is definitely one of those key players. And when you have access to such a wealth of institutional knowledge, you get a greater understanding of where we are as a field today, and you get help navigating the next practical steps that we can take to take us to where we want to be as a field tomorrow.”

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Listen to the first episode in its entirety right here on Sprudge:

Transcript available here.

Cydni Patterson is a coffee professional and barista competitor based out of Durham, North Carolina. In each episode of Cascara, Patterson will take listeners to a different city and talk to locals about what makes their coffee community unique to find out, as she puts it, “what’s really brewing in coffee scenes around the world.” It’s the perfect way to scratch your travel itch during COVID times—a trip around the world in a cup of coffee, with Cydni Patterson as your guide. 

Cascara is part of our new, regularly updating network of coffee podcast content. And we’re just getting started—Sprudge Podcast Network offers a range of shows with insightful, delightful hosts from around the world. Be sure to listen to No Free Refills, a pop culture podcast hosted by Ezra Baker and Tymika Lawrence, A Better Table hosted by Sprudgie Award-winning journalist and community organizer Umeko Motoyoshi, Seed To Cup hosted by Sprudge co-founder and 2020 James Beard Foundation journalism award winner Jordan Michelman, and The Coffee Sprudgecast.

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This episode is sponsored by Seattle Coffee Gear.

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