A very special episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast just dropped over on iTunes and streaming via LibSyn, from our live taping of the show at the 2016 SCAA Event in Atlanta. Join us for an all-inclusive afterparty hang session hosted by KitchenAid Craft Coffee Brewers, featuring lively and memorable interviews, a gorgeous full-color exhibition of barista competition photography through the years, delicious wines and beers (by Three Taverns and Cigar City), coffee by Counter Culture Coffee, Verve Coffee, Ruby Coffee and Equator Coffees, and yes, a donut wall.
Listen in as we…
Chat with 2014 United States Barista Champion and Cherry Street Coffee House Director of Coffee Laila Willbur, who dishes to Sprudge about the life-changing experience of winning the USBC, and gives us some exciting details on the launch of The Coffeewoman, a newsletter and events series by Willbur and Tracy Ging.
Chop it up with Felipe Croce, the bright young leader at Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza in Brazil. The Croce family are producing some of the most delicious coffee in Brazil's history, and Felipe has even opened up a cafe (Isso é Cafe) to serve the good people of Sao Paulo. We chat with Felipe Croce about the Brazilian competitive coffee scene, and what it means to have people around the world compete with FAF coffees.
Get real with Tyler Wells, ex-Intelligentsia and Handsome Coffee, now of the hotly in-demand Nice Coffee consultancy in Los Angeles. There are no holds barred for Wells when it comes to the topic of coffee pods, the LA coffee scene, and the beautiful simplicity of making good coffee at home.
Have a larf with Stephen Morrissey, 2008 World Barista Champion, Senior Creative Advisor of the SCAA, and co-founder at Uppers & Downers, the coffee beer festival that exhibited on the SCAA showfloor. We ask Morrissey a series of questions—some prescient, some painful—and bring this puppy home for a landing with his reflections on how coffee has, and hasn't, changed in the last decade.
Thanks so much to our hosts at KitchenAid and to everyone who joined us! We hope you enjoy this very special Coffee Sprudgecast episode and be sure to subscribe on iTunes, and never miss a ‘cast.