About

Welcome to Sprudge, the most popular coffee publication on Earth.

You may have found us through links and mentions by WiredGawkerTestedBuzzFeedThe Village VoiceNY MagazineHuffington Post, SFist, Eater, The New Yorker, or The New York Times.

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.

Associate Editor

Liz Clayton is a writer, photographer, and associate editor at Sprudge, where she also serves as a New York City staff writer.

Staff Writers

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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