GCQRI Wraps Up With A “Data Dump”


We're closely following the events unfolding at the GCQRI event in Texas. Great posts coming from JimSeven: I think a lot of people came to this event brimming with ideas for research into coffee cup quality. This part of the day was something of a data dump from the group. There were several sections that we all got to visit to just throw … [Read more...]

Maximum Geekery: GCQRI Happening Today!


The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative is currently underway, from the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. For a bit of background on the Geekery, check out this awesome piece we ran from Peter Giuliano earlier this week. Thompson Owen's is reviving the use of Coffeed as well. Click over to this great discussion … [Read more...]

Denis And Coffee In “White Material”


Have you seen White Material? This film has been released worldwide and is finally scheduled for a limited run in the USA on November 11, 2010. From Slant Magazine: The African soil Claire Denis surveys in White Material is not lush. Crumby, battered, and ultimately scorched, it bears the marks of the release of the kind of bottled-up … [Read more...]

The Castillo And The Curious: COE Colombia Auction Results & Varietal Scoop

Sample Bag of La Loma

Our Aguagate coverage continues with the results of the Colombia's Cup Of Excellence auction. This year's top bid went to Finca La Loma, garnering more than $40 a pound to a concern of Japanese coffee buyers. Sprudge.com had an opportunity to try La Loma and Castillo, Caturra or Crunchy Kit Kat, this is truly an outstanding coffee. Buying groups … [Read more...]

Seattle CoffeeFest 2010: Your Official Party Guide


Welcome to Seattle CoffeeFest 2010! The booths! The workshops! The parties! We're laying out a comprehensive party plan for you to follow for all the best freebies, costume contests and throwdowns.  Check out our recommendations for your weekend amongst the rain, hills, and frozen chai vendors, and don't miss your first-ever chance to join the … [Read more...]

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Shocks Fans, Retires From Starbucks

Magic In The Cup, No Longer

Breaking news from the world of NBA coffee franchises: Starbucks Corp. said Thursday that it has bought out Magic Johnson Enterprises' half of their joint venture Urban Coffee Opportunities, which has opened more than 100 Starbucks stores in city neighborhoods nationwide since 1998. Basketball Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson said in the … [Read more...]

Brewtbart: Sprudge “Not So Deplorable”

Andrew Brewtbart, Esq. LLC

We're celebrating all week for our very special Sprudge One Year Anniversary Fund Drive. And now, a comment from Andrew Brewtbart: The year was 2009. The coffee nation, still reeling from SCAA scandal and a bitterly fought Republican electoral skunking, awoke each morning to dead blogs littering the webosphere, like so many empty to-go … [Read more...]

Sprudge.com’s One Year Anniversary Fund Drive


Sprudge.com is proud to be the World's Most Trusted Coffee Tabloid. We publish the stories that no one else will - our recent coverage of Aguagate at the Colombia COE is just one example - while at the same time bringing you the latest on latte art throw downs in Atlanta, pissing contests on Twitter, and barista competitions in Singapore; … [Read more...]

Via Envy? Dunkin’ Dips Into Drip Pods, Sprudge Sez Stick To Bear Claws

7. Kill Yourself

From Sprudge hot tipper VendingTimes.com: Select Dunkin' Donuts stores have begun testing the sale of single-cup pods of the retail chain's popular coffee that can be brewed at home in a variety of machines. The "Dunkin' One Cup" pods, offered in five varieties, retail for $3.99 per eight-serving box and can be used in single-serve pod … [Read more...]

Second Crack First To Go For Third Wave Roasters Metropolis Coffee

Fyodor does not appreciate your puns.

Metropolis Coffee Roasters - Chicago's "other" Third Wave coffee empire - have recently pulled "French" and "Italian" roast profiles from their menu. We turn you over to their unfortunately titled "Notes From The Undergrounds" blog for more info: To us, a great coffee is well grown, well processed and well roasted; one that tells a story … [Read more...]