Welcome to a raucous, rocking, very special edition of the Coffee Sprudgecast, taped amidst a rollicking party evening at London's landmark Prufrock Coffee. Sprudge co-founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen (in the roles of Howard Stern and Baba Booey, respectively) invite you to grab a nice cool ale with compliments of Minor Figures, settle in to the din of the room, and enjoy a casual, freewheeling conversation with five of coffee's most fascinating thought leaders.
In this episode we're joined live by 2016 US Barista Champion Lemuel Butler (Counter Culture Coffee), author and journalist Chloe Callow (Caffeine Magazine), international coffee producer advocate and Sprudge contributor Sara Mason (Shift Social Impact), three-time national barista champion Sonja Zweidick (Barista Connect), and global espresso paterfamilias Gianni Cassatini (Nuova Simonelli) celebrating his 80th birthday here with us live on the show.
The chats? Fun and freewheeling. The introduction by longtime friend o' Sprudge Gwilym Davies? Stirring and memorable. The evening scene at Prufrock Coffee? Unforgettable. We adored taping this very special live event and will take this opportunity to thank our gracious hosts at Prufrock, especially Jeremy Challender, plus all of our guests, our generous beer sponsors at Minor Figures, and the 100+ coffee lovers from around the world who joined us for the event. We hope you enjoy this week's show, and one more thing London—it's been emotional.
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