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 to April 30, 2014, they published features together under the pseudonym Llewellyn Sinclair. Mr. Carlsen has worked in specialty coffee for a decade, including at murky coffee, Ninth Street Espresso, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Four Barrel Coffee Roasters. Mr. 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, and is a privately owned LLC.

Assistant Editor

Alex Bernson is an accomplished barista, academic, and full-time assistant editor at Sprudge.

Associate Editor

Liz Clayton is a writer, photographer, and associate editor at Sprudge.

Sprudge City Desks

New York City – Liz Clayton
Los Angeles – Julie Wolfson
Melbourne – Eileen P. Kenny
Bay Area - Leif Haven
Paris – Anna Brones
Texas - Zac Cadwalader

Sprudge Contributors

Albert Au – New Zealand
Eric J. Grimm – Pop Culture
Kristen Crouse-Orser
Hanna Neuschwander – Portland
Joanna Han – Portland
Ben Blake – Staff Cartoonist
Nico Halliday – London
Charlie Burt – Kansas City
Kate Beard – London
Jenny Neil

Featured Players

Carl Mundy
Andrew Brewtbart
Randal H. Bodom

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 early, funny days, Sprudge.com was a painfully exact visual parody of The Drudge Report circa 2009, right down to the omnipresent Hugo Chavez.

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