This week’s episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is coming to you live from Spokane, Washington! That’s “Spoh-can“, not “Spoh-kane” for those of you in the rest of the country. You don’t pronounce the “e”, we assure you.
We’re here at Indaba Coffee on the latest stop of The New Rules of Coffee book tour, a rousing, multi-city multi-state set of engagements that has taken us from Manhattan to Washington, D.C. to the thriving coffee scene here in Spokane, with many more stops coming along the way. Interested in bringing our tour to your town? Get in touch!
On this week’s episode co-founder co-hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen can hardly contain their excitement for the impending LA Coffee Festival, kicking off one week from today at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. That’s happening the very same weekend as RAW Wine LA—it’s going to be a wild couple of days in the sunshine for sure. Meanwhile our @Sprudge and @SprudgeWine Instagram channels are being taken over left and right, including dispatches from RAW Wine Montreal produced by Grape Witches, impending RAW Wine NYC takeover grams from Jenny Eagleton, and a stunning tour of Guadalajara cafes produced by Angel Medina of Kiosko Coffee and Smalltime Roasters.
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Hola Friends! My name is Angel Medina, I am one of the owners of KIOSKO Coffee and Smalltime Roasters, out in Portland, Oregon. Today is the start of "Dia de los Muertos" a very special holiday for us Mexicans (and everyone of Mexican descent living in foreign lands.) For those of you that are not familiar with this holiday, Dia de los Muertos is a day in which we celebrate the life of loved ones who have departed and a time in which we recognize death as a beautiful part of the human experience. During these days we eat traditional foods, drink wonderful drinks, and sing songs that we love. So you must be wondering, what does this have to do with coffee? In our culture, coffee is something that brings us together. If you've grown up in a Mexican household you have most certainly heard the adults ask the question "¿gustas un cafecito?" If you haven't grown up this lucky, find yourself a good Mexican family that will take you in (I'm happy to take you in.) Coffee certainly played a major role in my upbringing, which now as an adult it is everything that encompasses the ultimate act of hospitality. It just so happens that I am currently in Guadalajara, Jalisco, a city where I grew up many years ago. In honor of "La Perla Tapatia", I will share with you some of my favorite places for great coffee and introduce to some of the people that make it incredible. I hope to capture some of what I love so much about it all. Feliz dia de los Muertos! Angel
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It’s #rawwineweek in North America, and that means events and parties galore plus the legendary @rawwineworld fairs in NYC, LA and for the first time ever, Montreal! Get the deets 🔗👆and follow along for coverage over the next week, including IG takeovers from @grapewitches (Montreal) @jennyeagleton (NYC) and @yaydylan (LA) — we’ll see you at RAW.
We also sit down to learn more about Indaba Coffee roasters with founder Bobby Enslow. Bobby dishes on Indaba’s new Riverside cafe location here in downtown Spokane, as we talk toast, coffee, urban planning and kimchi. All this and much more on this week’s episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. Thanks for listening and come see us over the next few weekends in California!
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