Are you caught up on Cascara from the Sprudge Podcast Network? In each episode, host Cydni Patterson talks to coffee professionals about their livelihood and the communities they impact. In the latest episode, Cydni Patterson interviews Thurmond Buckelew. Buckelew is the coffee educator and head trainer at Carrboro Coffee Roasters in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Patterson and Buckelew discuss coffee training, leadership, and management. “Being aware of our impact, on our origin partners, our coffee community as a whole, our staff, and our guests should be the center of our training programs and cafe service,” says Patterson. “A staff empowered with skill and knowledge—and innovation is not our enemy. Innovation makes our jobs safer and keeps longevity in our industry.”

Listen to the whole episode below.

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Transcript available here.

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