The Coffee Sprudgecast has a new live episode, taped at Four Barrel Coffee in San Francisco, California. This show was part of a special two-day event series hosted by La Marzocco Home, and we jammed each night full of some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest coffee minds.

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We interview Sarah Wiener, the director of the Good Food Awards and a co-founder of Seedling Projects. She’s worked previously as a director of communications for Slow Food International, and spearheaded the landmark Slow Food Nation event in 2008 as content director. Wiener’s work with the Good Food Awards has been featured by the New York Times Sunday Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Heritage Radio Network, and Newsweek, to name just a few.

We chat with Jenn Chen, an independent coffee marketer, photographer, writer and consultant based in San Francisco. Work across a variety of disciplines has taken Chen around the world, about which you can learn much more by visiting her official website. She’s worked previously with Acaia Coffee, Mr. Espresso, the Coffee Quality Institute, Coffee Kind and more.

We gab with Noah Sanders, the Sprudge Media Network staff writer for the San Francisco Bay Area. Based in the Mission District, Sanders’ writing for Sprudge has taken him from Las Vegas to Ukiah, during which he’s published dozens of articles for the site on topics ranging from cafe openings to oversaturation to braving a line for good coffee.

trish rothgeb
Trish Rothgeb

We also take the opportunity to host a very special segment with Trish Rothgeb. Rothgeb is among her generation’s most influential coffee professionals, with 30+ years experience in the specialty coffee field. As a roaster, green buyer, and teacher her work has carried her around the world, leading to her role today as the Director of Programs: Q and Educational Services for the Coffee Quality Institute. In addition she is the owner, co-founder, director of coffee and roastmaster at Wrecking Ball Coffee in San Francisco. Rothgeb coined the term “Third Wave Coffee” and writes an occasional advice column for Sprudge. We took this advice column and did it live…and you’ll never believe what people asked!

Thank you to the hundred or so folks who came out to check out the show and La Marzocco Home’s Linea Mini playtime, and thank you so much to our gracious hosts. We love you, Bay Area!

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