26 Top Coffees: The 2013 Good Food Awards Buying Guide


The Good Food Awards have announced their 2013 finalists finalists in categories including beer, cheese, spirits, preserves, and coffee. A premier honorarium council for delicious and ethically sourced foodstuffs, the GFA's bring together experts from across a variety of gustatory disciplines to honor the best of the best. This is the event's third … [Read more...]

From The Heart: PDX Area Cafe “Cash Mobbed” After Robberies


Introducing "From The Heart", a new feature on Sprudge.com that celebrates the good in us all - for the love of coffee. If you have something to suggest, contact our From The Heart editor at fromtheheart@sprudge.com. Black Rock Coffee, a coffee kiosk located in Portland-area exurb of Tigard (15290 S.W. Pacific Hwy.), is getting waves of support … [Read more...]

SERBC 2013: Atlanta Schedule & Events Preview Portal


Welcome to the Southeast Regional Barista Competition, the first event of the 2013 United States Barista Championship cycle. Sprudge.com will be reporting to you live all weekend long from Atlanta as your Official Digital Media Sponsors, as anointed by our partners at the SCAA. Stay tuned all weekend long to Sprudge for recaps, finalist schedule … [Read more...]

12 Gifts For The Hipster Barista: Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide


You might poke fun at the hipster barista for eleven months out of the year - but how about for December, you bring him or her tidings of great joy? We think we've created The Ultimate Gift Guide for the mustachioed wiener, the heritage yeoman, and the ironic 1990's fashion enthusiast on your list. Bon appetit, good shopping, and buy … [Read more...]

Kalita USA Announces North American Winter Tour Dates


Kalita USA's "Yes We Kantan" 2012 North American Winter Tour dates have been announced. Starting next week, Kalita's posh luxury tour bus will be criss-crossing the USA and Canada, hitting up hot spots from New York City to Seattle, and wrapping up the journey on December 14th at Olympia Coffee Roasters. This is Kalita USA's first North American … [Read more...]

9 Warm Winter Coffee Wearables: Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

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It's the most wonderful time of the year - and also the chilliest! Bundle up with these warm wintery wearables from some of our favorite valued partners. Then pour yourself another cup of coffee and stay warm! This winter accessory is back this season and it's making at least three waves in some of North America's hippest neighborhoods. … [Read more...]

6 Coffee and Apple Pairings From Gimme! Coffee

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The bright minds at Gimme! Coffee in New York got together and found perfect pairings for their coffees and different varieties of Indian Creek Farm apples. From the Gimme! Blog, coffee trainer and barista competitor Liz Clark writes, "Both coffees and apples are simple and complex, we looked at acidity, taste, sweetness and physical sensations, … [Read more...]

Giving Tuesday: 6 Charities That Directly Impact Coffee Growers


Cyber Monday has come and gone, and today it's Giving Tuesday. What better time to ring in he holiday season than to give the gift of sharing by donating to these great coffee charities! Clean Water Ethiopia - Help Dogwood Coffee give the gift of clean water! Public giving can be an awkward affair- but in some cases it makes sense to bring … [Read more...]

21 Great Books About Coffee: Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide


We love books almost as much as we love coffee - so it's no surprise that we absolutely adore coffee books! Having trouble finding that perfect present for your coffee obsessed friend or lover? Well we've got all the information you need - with links to local booksellers via AbeBooks when applicable. Happy holidays! Left Coast … [Read more...]

Best Coffee In America™? It Ain’t Dunkin’ Donuts


Best Coffee In America™ won't become property of Dunkin' Donuts. The ubiquitous global coffee and donut chain will have to stick to their "America Runs On Dunkin'" line for the time being. For more on this decision, we turn to the Boston Globe: Dunkin’ Donuts won’t be able to claim exclusive­ rights to the phrase “Best Coffee in America.” The … [Read more...]

[Video] Official Trailer For “A Film About Coffee” Released

Filmmaker Brandon Loper has been working on a feature film about specialty coffee. We had the chance to meet Mr. Loper at our Cupping California event at SFMoMA in August, where he shot scenes of guests cupping a table of over forty different coffees from California roasters. The trailer for his film features Ritual Coffee Roaster's Eileen Hassi … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: 25% Off Lots of Stuff At Espresso Parts


It's Cyber Monday today, which means there are some gadzooks fabulous online deals out there for coffee shoppers and bean nerds. While your Sprudge.com staff is currently preparing our Ultimate 2012 Holiday Coffee Gift Guide (to be released later this week), we definitely want to point you towards a special deal happening today and today … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Love From Your Friends At Sprudge.com


As we break for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we want to take a moment to say how tremendously thankful to all of our readers, our sponsors, spouses, friends, and family that give us the support to keep Sprudge chugging along. We're also grateful for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Peppermint Mochas, Mulled Cider, and Egg Nog Macchiatos. We hope your … [Read more...]