In Episode 172 of the Daily Ristretto, I wanted to answer many of you who reached out to us to ask why we weren’t nominated for a Coffee Podcast Award set forth by Sprudge. Sprudge is an online coffee site that gives out awards called Sprudgies. Their awards started in 2009 where they bring attention to things in coffee that they like. Here are the finalists for Best Coffee Podcast: The Coffee Podcast, Cat & Cloud, Tamper Tantrum, Boss Barista, E26 of the Racist Sandwich, and Keys to the Shop. Check the link to learn more about these shows. I think it’s obvious that Orange Cactus Coffee doesn’t meet what Sprudge is looking for in Coffee Podcasts. We are outsiders in the coffee industry, and that’s okay. We’re here for you.