Welcome to Sprudge, your home for global coffee culture and original journalism. Since 2009, Sprudge has been publishing original features highlighting coffee culture, news, and events. With a network of over seventy writers around the world, we cover the latest and greatest in coffee—from new cafes opening in cities worldwide to unique and specialized programs and events.
We interview the world’s leading restauranteurs, chefs, baristas, bartenders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, ceramicists, and cafe creators. We highlight the best in architectural and product design, while publishing original and breaking content daily from an international team of talented professional photographers, writers, and illustrators.
Michael Light is a writer and researcher, and has worked previously for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Food and Environment Reporting Network, Vice, Lucky Peach and McSweeney’s.
Gail O’Hara is an accomplished editor, writer, photographer and filmmaker. She founded the influential chickfactor magazine in 1992, co-directed and co-produced the film Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields, and has worked previously at Time Out New York, Spin, and Kinfolk.
Zac Cadwalader is a writer, photographer, and the news editor at Sprudge Media Network, overseeing daily ops at SprudgeWire.com. He’s also a Sprudge staff writer based in Texas.
New York City — Liz Clayton
San Francisco — Noah Sanders
Tokyo — Hengtee Lim
Los Angeles — Tatiana Ernst
Texas — Zac Cadwalader
Amsterdam — Karina Hof
At Large — Anna Brones
At Large — Daniel Scheffler
Robyn Brems oversees Sprudge.com’s robust independent ad landscape. Feel free to contact her with ad queries.
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What does the word “Sprudge” mean?
Sprudge is both neologism and parody.
“Sprudge” is a made-up word for the coffee crumbs, blotches, and splats present on a barista’s clothing and shoes after a long shift on bar. We’ll use it in a sentence: “Listen, you finish dividing up the tips, I gotta go get this sprudge off my shoes.”
“Sprudge” is also a portmanteau of the words “Espresso” and “Drudge”. In our first three months of publishing, Sprudge.com was a faithful visual parody of The Drudge Report circa 2009, right down to the Hugo Chavez puns.
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