It’s 2024 and time for a new installment of the Coffee Sprudgecast! In this episode, hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen sip DONA teas and tisanes, drink espresso-forward beverages with Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, and look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very big year here at Sprudge.
From award programs to the decade-long Build-Outs of Coffee series, the fun just doesn’t stop. If you listen deep enough, you’ll even hear a podcast listener exclusive scoop! So listen right now!
We made ourselves a caffe latte and mocha with Little Buddy Espresso from our friends and partners at Olympia Coffee Roasting Company. Also crucial for this espresso prep: a La Marzocco Linea Mini, Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, Alpenrose cow’s milk. Little Buddy is a wonderful espresso blend—aptly named after what one might name their very first car for its gentle introduction to extra specialty coffee by way of a easy-to-drive blend that’ll get you from point A(mericano) to point B(reve)…and on the weekends point C(appuccino).
Is there anything better than drinking several beverages at the same time? To balance out the espresso beverages, hosts Michelman and Carlsen also sip on a Amber Assam loose-leaf black tea and The Field herbal tisane blend from our partners at DONA. Beautiful, gentle, easy-drinkers for any time of the day—though definitely our first choice when transitioning from a buzzy coffee-centric morning to a relaxing afternoon.
The Sprudgie Awards Finalists Announcement Coming Soon!
We talk about the Sprudgie Awards—now in its fifteenth (!) year—and the impending finalist announcement coming really very soon. Nominations, voting, and winners are all chosen by Sprudge readers and remains free to enter thanks entirely to our partnership with Pacific Foods Barista Series.
Some stories and frothy gossip discussed…
The Sprudge co-founders talk about Zac Cadwalader’s piece about the highly controversial Flush App—a product that wonders what if we made public bathrooms available only to those who have a smart phone and money to flush down the toilet? Michelman and Carlsen also reveal the best bathroom in New York City and mention the bathroom reviews of @sez.com.au on TikTok.
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A quick note about the Coffee Sprudgecast: we’ve been coffee podcasting for you for eight years and we would like to elevate the coffee podcasting experience by making a few changes to the program. Look forward to new segments, new voices, and maybe even a new theme song? Stay tuned…