This month on Seed To Cup, Sprudge co-founder Jordan Michelman interviews Angel Medina, the polymath co-founder behind a growing group of Portland small businesses. These include the coffee company Reforma Roasters, the cafe La Perlita (with Axel Villa), and the extraordinary new restaurant Republica, a collaboration between Medina and an extraordinary team that includes chef Lauro Romero, baker Olivia Bartruff, cocktailer Adriana Alvarez, and tortilla makerย Doรฑa Chapis.

Each episode of Seed To Cup dives deep into the stories of the coffee industry’s most fascinating founder, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders. Angel Medina’s story is stirring and original, drawn between multiple cultures and experiences, resulting in a singular expression of Mexican coffee culture, food, and entrepreneurism. In this interview, Medina talks candidly about growth and failure, rebirth and opportunity, and how the unexpected external force of COVID-19 has resulted in one of 2021’s most compelling food and beverage success stories.

Seed To Cup on the Sprudge Podcast Networkย is dedicated to the art of the long-form interview, focusing on the coffee industry’s enigmatic founders, influential executives, and major culture movers. This new monthly show is a coffee-perfect version for fans of podcasts like How I Built That, The Pitch, and other deep-dive interview programs.

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Full transcript available here.

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This season of Seed To Cup is sponsored by La Marzoccoย and Seattle Coffee Gear.ย 

Photo by Jason Hill courtesy of Angel Medina..