SXSW, or “South By” as it is known to the badge-wearing crowd, is too big to describe in a single sentence. Or in multiple sentences, even. Sprudge partnered this year with SXSW and a dozen-plus innovative coffee brands to bring the first-ever Roaster's Village to Austin.
And in the middle of all that, we hosted a wild, overpacked raging party of a live taping of the Coffee Sprudgecast at Caffe Medici, on 2nd and Congress in the heart of downtown. Coffees from Port of Mokha flowed like wine alongside craft beers and conversation. The decibel level kept rising and rising. A hundred or more people flowed in and out of the space and kept on rocking out into the night, perhaps to Westworld.
And so we podcasted, but that's only half the story. Joining us in the middle of the maelstrom were Rebekah Miskin, a Toronto-based actor, writer, and producer in town to debut her new web series Night Owl, an official selection at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival; Mokhtar Alkhanshali of Port of Mokha, a frequent guest of the program and subject of The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers; and Brett Cannon of Department of Brewology.
This is just the start of our podcast content from SXSW. Starting next week a series of minisodes will be be released on our iTunes channel (subscribe here!) featuring roasters, baristas, coffee pros, and entrepreneurs from the Roaster's Village. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the live show, extra special thanks to Caffe Medici for hosting, and stay tuned for much more podcast goodness from the 2018 SXSW festival here on Sprudge.
Sign up now as a subscriber to the Coffee Sprudgecast and never miss an episode. The Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by KitchenAid craft coffee equipment, Urnex Brands, Hario, and Swiss Water Process Decaf. Sprudge's coverage from the 2018 SXSW festival is supported by Falcon Coffees.