Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen are back for another exciting episode of the coffee podcast The Coffee Sprudgecast. Michelman and Carlsen drink some stunning coffee from Monogram Coffee. The hosts enjoy La Llama from Bolivia and an exceptional offering from Finca Takesi, a small-screen gesha coffee brewed in an automated dripper and a Chemex, respectively.

La Llama is part of their Wonder Collection, coffees that exhibit an adventurous quality and is a Coco Natural processed coffee. Monogram explains:

La Llama does grow many different varieties, but they are really well known for their beautiful caturras and javas. This particular coffee has been processed using Agricafe’s Coco Natural process, which leaves coffee to ferment longer than the average natural process. They pay very close attention to their processing during every step to ensure that they produce the most delicious coffee that they can. They refer to this process as “Coco Natural” because of the way the bean resembles a cocoa bean at the end of processing.

Monogram Coffee participates in our new Roasters Village program. Are you looking for a coffee recommendation right now? Check out for fresh recommendations from our roasting partners!

The steady build of the summer hit single “Build It Out” makes way for another exciting edition of the Buildcast—where Michelman and Carlsen discuss brand-new cafes featured in our Build-Outs of Coffee summer series. New cafes from Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Denmark are discussed. Are you building out your dream cafe? Let us know!

Read more about these beautiful builds in the show notes below.

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This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Lelit, BaratzaMoccamasterPacific Barista Series, and Ghirardelli.

Show Notes

Roaster’s Village

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Urban Sailor Coffee In Salt Lake City, UT

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Play Coffee In Orange, CA

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Equator Coffees In Los Angeles, CA

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Ubuntu Coffee Roasters In Sakskøbing, Denmark

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