Austen Brower has a background in product and community management. These skillsets combined with a love for coffee and passion for the entrepreneur resulted in a hyper-local coffee podcast. Drip: A DC Coffee Podcast explores Washington DC’s diverse coffee scene through conversations with cafe owners, baristas, roasters, and regulars. A common thread through every episode is a quest to unlock new perspectives on DC’s coffee and culture. Quite simply, this podcast is meant to brew community by being deliberately curious about coffee and culture. Along with the podcast, Austen in an organizer for 1 Million Cups DC, which is a bi-weekly initiative opened to the public meant to support local entrepreneurs.