Welcome to xpisode 43 of the Coffee Sprudgecast! This week on the show we out in the shed with co-founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, chatting through some big stuff happening right now in the world of Sprudge.
It’s a show taped on the cusp of heading out to Budapest, Hungary for the 2017 World of Coffee Expo in Budapest. We’ll be there with a crackerjack team of journalists, including Michelle Johnson, Karina Hof, Charlie Burt, and Zac Cadwalader, and you can follow along with their work all week long next week at SprudgeLive.com and via @SprudgeLive on Twitter. Expect coverage of the 2017 World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters Championship, World Coffee In Good Spirits, and World Cup Tasters Championships—we can’t wait to bring this coverage to you live from Budapest all week long.
But before we head off to the HungExpo, we’re chatting a bit about a new project we launched this week, many years in the making. It’s called Sprudge Wine, a new vertical dedicated to the wonderful and at times baffling world of natural wine. Since we’re chatting about it, why not follow Sprudge Wine on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook? Thank you!
This is a project we’ve been working on quietly behind the scenes here at Sprudge for the better part of two years, and this week on the show the veil gets lifted a bit. What’s it like to launch a new website? How do you plan a first batch of features? And what about those light switch moments—what in coffee they call a “God shot”—where a certain wine changes how you think about the stuff forever?
Discover all this and more, plus a quick calculation that definitely confirms sneaking in a bottle of wine to the movies is better than buying a soda and Dippin’ Dots, on this week’s episode of the Sprudgecast.