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Sprudge Co-Founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen explore the exciting world of specialty coffee in this weekly podcast.

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Sprudge Co-Founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen explore the exciting world of specialty coffee in this weekly podcast.

    World of Coffee Copenhagen Enjoyed By All

    World of Coffee Copenhagen Enjoyed By All

    In the last episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast, the Sprudge coffee podcast co-hosted by co-founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, there was a lot of talk about The World of Coffee Copenhagen and what was to come: world competitions, new products, activations, cardamom buns, outside of the box thinking, professional development. Now, the dust has settled, the World of Coffee swooped into Copenhagen, ate up all the butter and cheese sandwiches, and left. What happened?
    Find out on this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast!
    This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Ceado, Pacific Barista Series, Ghirardelli, and DONA.

    • 41 min
    The World of Coffee Copenhagen Preview Coffee Sprudgecast Spectacular!

    The World of Coffee Copenhagen Preview Coffee Sprudgecast Spectacular!

    It’s a very special episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast! We’re hours away from the opening of World of Coffee in Copenhagen—the big Specialty Coffee Association trade show, and with it? Competitions. New products. Exquisite activations. Thinking out of the box. So much to do and then some. It’s all our co-hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen can handle to talk about it all.
    Read on and listen in for some of our favorite reviewable moments. Along with all the trade show poop, the hosts also get into some sweet treats and delightful coffees on the pod. New offerings hail from Dune Coffee in Santa Barbara, California, a limited release Burundi coffee box set from Pilot Coffee, some quality time with the Ceado Hoop brewer, a cheeky nibble of See’s Candies—it’s an action packed episode, simply begging you to listen to it.
    What we’re drinking:
    On today’s show we break into the new Dune Coffee Roasters Finca La Papaya offering. We also taste a selection from Pilot Coffee Roaster’s special edition Burundi exploration super pack. There’s also a box of Coffee Lover’s Chocolates, a special release from See’s Candy out of California.
    Show notes available here!
    This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Ceado, Pacific Barista Series, Ghirardelli, and DONA.
     

    • 27 min
    Coffee Buildcast 2024 - Part One

    Coffee Buildcast 2024 - Part One

    Born to build it out! Hosts Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are back with another special Coffee Sprudgecast—the first edition of the Coffee Buildcast—celebrating the annual Sprudge Build-Outs of Coffee summer series—in podcast form!
    The 2024 Build-Outs of Coffee is presented by Ceado and Dona. The 2024 Build-outs of Coffee is sponsored by Pacific Barista Series, La Marzocco, and Ghirardelli. 
    This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Ceado, Pacific Barista Series, Ghirardelli, and DONA.

    • 26 min
    The Coffee Sprudgecast With Neon V60SPs

    The Coffee Sprudgecast With Neon V60SPs

    The Coffee Sprudgecast is back with a fresh, new episode featuring beautiful coffees and teas and an especially beautiful brewer!
    The episode starts with a lovely steep of DONA Wah White Peony Tea and segues into a beautiful brew of Sakura Blend with custom neon blue Hario v60SP from our friends at Post Coffee out of Japan.
    The fun doesn’t end there as hosts Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen drink a special brew from Vietnam with the warm, woody, sweet, smoky essence of agarwood from Nen Coffee.  “The luxurious fragrance of Agarwood (Oud) has been a precious treasure across many cultures for thousands of years, playing a vital role in traditional medicines, sacred rituals, and as a key ingredient in high-end perfumes,” explains Nen Coffee. The aroma was a delight, and the oud didn’t overpower in the brew.
    The hosts round out an epic episode of tastings with the Hot Cold Blend from Ninth Street Espresso in New York City. The blend brings host Zachary Carlsen right back to the mid-aughts, with reflections on working busy shifts at Ninth Street nearly twenty years ago.
    Take a look at our Special Projects Desk feature on Indonesian coffee with Mikael Jasin here.
    This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Pacific Barista Series, Ghirardelli, and DONA.

    • 28 min
    Brewing The Best Decaf In America On The Coffee Sprudgecast

    Brewing The Best Decaf In America On The Coffee Sprudgecast

    On the latest episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast, Zachary Carlsen brews BlendIn Coffee Club’s Colombia Los Nogales, the winning 2024 US Brewers Cup Championship coffee (which also happens to be their house decaf coffee!) Weihong Zhang of BlendIn Coffee Club in Houston, Texas, your 2024 United States Brewers Cup champion, took top honors in Rancho Cucamonga using a decaf Typica variety from Colombia, with a coffee he serves on bar every day. Pick up a bag of it online or in their cafe year-round. This is exactly what host Jordan Michelman did the evening Zhang was announced the 2024 champion!
    The decaf underwent a decaffeination process developed by Oscar Hernandez of Finca Los Nogales in Huila, Colombia. After de-pulping, the green coffee is then decaffeinated using, in part, its mucilage, which helps “[avoid] off flavors and [enhance] complexity with floral and fruity notes,” Zhang told Sprudge in an interview with Zac Cadwalader.
    Sprudge’s coverage of the 2024 US Barista Championship in Rancho Cucamonga is presented in partnership with Third Wave Water. 
    Zachary Carlsen replicates the brew process deployed on the Brewers Cup stage as accurately as possible (with a slightly different hand grinder and variety of Hario V60—listen in to find out more). The process is especially interesting due to its use of two water temperatures and a touch of water bypass at the end.

    • 23 min
    2024 SCA Expo Preview

    2024 SCA Expo Preview

    Hold on to your coffee-loving merchandising trucker hats, because it's time for another action-packed episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast. This week, hosts Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are all abuzz about the imminent Specialty Coffee Association Expo this weekend in Chicago, Illinois. The comps! The booths! The gallons and gallons of alternative milks! We'll be there—with perhaps a special visit from Buzzy the Bean!
    Check out the latest show, and read on for show notes, links, and highlights.
    Things we're excited for at the Specialty Coffee Association's Expo in Chicago, Illinois The competitions: 2024 US Latte Art Championship, 2024 Roasting Championship, and the 2024 Coffee In Good Spirits Championship off-site at the new Lavazza Training Lab.
    Our Chicago Guide and special competition coverage on Finals Sunday from Arielle Rebekah!
    Tech and innovations reporting from our editor-at-large on the floor Jenn Chen!
    The True Artisan Cafe from La Marzocco featuring some of the very best coffee roasters in the country.
    Special thanks to Bellwether Coffee, our Presenting Sponsor of our SCA Expo Coverage, and thank you to our coverage sponsors Created Co. and Proper Syrup!
    What we're drinking on this episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast Relevant Coffee Hops Cold Brew from Vancouver, Washington.
    We just love RTD! Special thanks to Snapchill Coffee for presenting the Ready To Drink series on Sprudge this year.
    Loose Threads George Howell loves Buzzy the Bean on LinkedIn.
    The vegan Doe Donuts' Chocolate Espresso Bear Claw from Portland, Oregon is delicious with a chocolate sauce and espresso glaaaaze.
    Lagunitas Hoppy Refresher is a delicious alcohol-free drink.
    This episode of the Coffee Sprudgecast is sponsored by Baratza, Pacific Barista Series, Ghirardelli, and DONA.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

MorganEckroth ,

10/10

Definitely a great listen for people in the coffee industry or people just interested in coffee!

Yaboi222 ,

Super smart

Big fan of Jordan and Zachary. Many cool guests and just telling it as it is.

J. Barshop ,

Awesome show, highly recommend!

Jordan and Zachary’s experience, passion and down-to-earth interview style is a joy to listen to and their expert guests are always chalk full of compelling insights.

This show is for coffee lovers, aspiring professional and seasoned vets alike. Can’t wait to listen to future episodes. :)

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