Episode 210 – November 21, 2016
This week on the Stogie Geeks Show,
6:30pm – SHOW START
This week on the Stogie Geeks show, Jay Caragay of Spro Coffee and fellow stogie geek Stace Berkland join us, we air a very special interview with the one and only Rocky Patel, and we cover our stogies of the week. Stay tuned!
6:30-7:30pm – Debonaire Ideal – Interview with Jay Caragay, Spro Coffee
Spro Coffee was started in 2006 in the Baltimore County Public Library in Towson, MD, where Jay and his team focused on delivering quality coffee to a wonderful group of people willing to explore something new. In 2010, Jay opened his flagship store in Hampden, an eclectic neighborhood in Baltimore. In Hampden, Jay truly began exploring coffee in a deeper way, working with roaster from across the country and pairing those coffees with a range of brewing methods that they felt best complimented their flavors. In 2011, they started up their own roastery in East Baltimore to deeper explore the world of coffee.
7:30-8:30pm – Stogies of the Week
8:00-8:30pm – Rocky Patel Interview
In an industry built on name recognition and reputation, Rocky Patel’s passion has brought his brand to heights unseen by most boutique cigar manufacturers. His hard work and long hours have been paying off in big ways. A survivor of the cigar boom, Patel has outlasted his competition with unrivaled persistence on his quest for perfection. With a grueling travel schedule, office responsibilities and production, Rocky still maintains the enthusiasm that he has had since day one. As he travels the world, putting his cigars in the mouths of his consumers, his passion extends beyond the retailer, allowing his customers the experience of meeting the man behind their favorite smokes. Rocky Patel has created a company that has out shined even those created by multimillion dollar corporations, and he’s doing it one customer at a time.