Welcome to Sprudge, the most popular coffee publication on Earth.
Sprudge covers coffee news and culture where it happens, as it happens – the 24 Hour Brews Cycle - and we publish daily content from the very best coffee writers in the world. You can follow us on Twitter @Sprudge and at Facebook.com/FrothyGossip for updates and general merriment.
Your Sprudge Editors
Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are the co-founders and editors of Sprudge.com. From 2009 until April 30, 2014, they published features together under the pseudonym Llewellyn Sinclair. Zachary Carlsen has worked in specialty coffee for a decade, including at murky coffee, Ninth Street Espresso, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Four Barrel Coffee Roasters. Jordan Michelman is a graduate of the University of Washington CHID program and has written elsewhere for T Magazine, Eater, and Seattle Met Magazine.
Sprudge.com® is proudly based in Portland, Oregon.
Alex Bernson is an accomplished barista, academic, and managing editor at Sprudge.
Los Angeles — Julie Wolfson
Melbourne — Eileen P. Kenny
New York City — Liz Clayton
San Francisco — Noah Sanders
Paris — Anna Brones
Tokyo — Hengtee Lim
Texas — Zac Cadwalader
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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