Cascara Wide

Today we’re excited to announce a new podcast joining the Sprudge Podcast Network—a growing mixtape of podcast shows dedicated to coffee, culture, and the intersection therein. Say hello to the brand new coffee travel podcast Cascara, hosted by Cydni Patterson.

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. 

In the first episode, Patterson takes us to the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina. There she interviews Areli Barrera de Grodski, founder of Little Waves Coffee Roasters and Cocoa Cinnamon along with Black & White Coffee Roasters founders Lem Butler and Kyle Ramage. “I believe each specialty coffee scene extracts energy and takes on the characteristics of the communities that they’re in,” says Patterson, “and the Raleigh-Durham coffee scene is a wonderful example of that. It’s surrounded by universities and there’s a vibrant art scene. There’s a history of activism and it’s all located in this beautiful landscape.”

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Cydni Patterson competes at the 2020 US Barista Championship Qualifiers in Nashville (Photo by Elizabeth Chai for Sprudge Live)

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



Transcript available here.

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 (Stumptown Coffee) and Tymika Lawrence (Atlas Coffee), 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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